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EDUCATION (ED)
Division of Education
Division of Education
 
ED 1801 - Critical Issues in K-12 Education (IC)
(2.0 cr; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, spring, offered periodically)
The education of K-12 students is reported on and discussed in the media on a daily basis and federal programs such as No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top influence the functioning of schools and the education of the K-12 student. State regulations and initiatives are also an important factor in how students learn and how teachers are prepared to teach. How can the average citizen make sense of all this information? Delve into some of the critical issues facing the education of K-12 students. Topics may include issues such as the achievement gap, assessments, bullying, inclusion and equity, and opportunity.



ED 1993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



ED 2111 - Tutor-Aide Practicum
(1.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 2121; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students complete 30 hours of preprofessional field experience in the schools.



ED 2121 - Introduction to Education (SS)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 2111; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
History, philosophy, and purposes of American education; classroom practices and effective teaching; instructional technology; and certification requirements in education.



ED 2131 - Foundations of Reading (HUM)
(2.0 cr; this course is a prerequisite for admission to the Elementary Education program; open to students from all disciplines; A-F only, spring, every year)
Theoretical frameworks that undergird the process of reading and its development, including language and linguistic foundations. Stages of reading and fundamentals of reading processes, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Survey of research on key aspects of literacy development and assessment.



ED 2201 - Perspectives on Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society, and Culture (HUM)
(4.0 cr; summer, offered periodically)
Exposure to multiple genres of young adult literature and brief introduction to various types of response to literature. Special emphasis on multicultural literature, the role of literature in forming moral and cultural values, using literature in the grade 5-12 classroom, and reader response theory and pedagogy. Students read, respond to, select, and evaluate young adult literature.



ED 2211 - Issues and Current Trends in Literacy and Language Education (HUM)
(4.0 cr; no cr for students who have received cr for Ed 4101; summer, offered periodically)
Study of themes, issues, and current trends surrounding literacy education including historical foundations of current reading practices, changing definitions of literacy, ideologies that influence understanding and implementation of reading practices, and consideration of complexities of addressing societal literacy concerns.



ED 2221 - Diversity and Identity in Literature and Film (HDIV)
(4.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
A survey of key concepts in diversity research (including power, prejudice, social justice, institutionalized discrimination, tolerance) as well as identity representation in literary and film texts. Additionally, students analyze power relationships and how they impact and are impacted by such institutions as schooling and the media.



ED 2993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



ED 3108 - Critical Literacy Trends and Issues (HDIV)
(2.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
A widening gap between the literacy practices students experience in school settings and those they encounter in their everyday world beyond the classroom door have implications for pedagogy and curricular decision making. However, such implications remain largely unexplored by educators in the United States. This course explores literate identities in connection to schooling experiences. An essential question of the course is: To what extent and in which manner should schools respond to popular culture, especially in terms of literacy teaching and learning? Throughout the course, students will develop a theorized understanding of critical literacy using multi-modal texts, including, children's books, popular culture and media texts, as well as music that shapes political and social experiences. Students will also develop a theorized understanding of critical discourse analysis in a schooling context.



ED 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



ED 4121 - Strategies for Inclusive Schooling
(2.0 cr; Prereq-ElEd 3101, 3102, 3103, 3111 or admission to the secondary education program; A-F only, fall, every year)
Strategies and techniques for developing inclusive learning environments. Discussion of the differences in strategies in accommodations and modifications. Emphasizes adaptations for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Introduction to various methods of identifying students with disabilities and follow-up interventions.



ED 4901 - The Teacher and Professional Development
(1.0 cr; Prereq-ElEd or SeEd 4201 or 4204 or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Capstone experience. Professional development issues and philosophy of education are included as topics of study.



ED 4903 - Kindergarten Education
(4.0 cr; A-F only, summer, every year)
Study of kindergarten education. Topics include: historical foundations, philosophy, current issues and trends, developmental characteristics and organizational needs of kindergarten children, and developmentally appropriate practices and instruction in the classroom.



ED 4911 - Kindergarten Practicum
(1.0 cr; Prereq-coreq 4903; S-N only, summer, every year)
Field experience with kindergarten children.



ED 4993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



 
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