Professional Education Courses

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Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education

3 credits

Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Education in a Free Society – 8th Edition
Rippa, S. Alexander
New York
Longman
ISBN: 10: 0801316367
Note: This book may be accessed online at https://archive.org/details/educationinfrees0000ripp/page/n13/mode/2up

Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies

3 credits

Effective teaching involves using a variety of instructional strategies, designed with specific learners in mind. This course explores the development and practical application of numerous strategies. Students will be introduced to the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This class is mostly project based.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Learning & teaching: Research-based methods. – 6th ed 2012 Edition
Kauchak, D., & Eggen, P.
Boston
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132179348

Ed 667: Technology in Education

3 credits

This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Tech like a pirate: Using classroom technology to create an experience and make learning memorable – 2020 Edition
Miller, M.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 9781951600204

Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student – 2nd Edition
Hamilton, B.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 9781564847256
Note: 2018

Ed 691: Readings in Education

3 credits

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education. This course can be substituted for other courses at the discretion of the program coordinator.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Next offered: May 9–Aug. 13, 2022

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433832161
Note: 2019

Ed 693: Field Experience Capstone

3 credits

In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

Ed 695: Action Research Project

3 credits

Supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, recorded lessons–uploaded and critiqued–all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. This the capstone course and should be the last course taken. Students must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken.

  • Dates: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Registration closed
  • Prerequisite: Ed 690

Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Reseacher – 6th Edition
Geoffrey Mills
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134523057

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design

3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school’s philosophy of education.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th Edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132852159

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd Edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9781583310236

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association

Ed 659: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in early childhood and elementary school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022
  • Next offered: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022

Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – (2017) 4th Edition
Buehl, D.
Newark, DE
International Reading Association

Reading for information in elementary school: Content literacy strategies to build comprehension – 2007 Edition
Frey, N., & Fisher, D
Upper Saddle River
Pearson

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning

3 credits

The appraisal of a student’s intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th Edition
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134807072

Ed 678: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School and High School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in middle and high school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in fifth through twelfth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022
  • Next offered: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022

Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd Edition
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Portsmouth, NH
Heinemann

Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010 Edition
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass

Ed 690: Research in Education

3 credits

This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research.

  • Dates: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Register by: Mar. 4, 2022

Educational Research: Fundamentals of Education Research – 7th Edition
McMillan, J.H.
New York
Pearson
ISBN: 9780133579161

Ed 691: Readings in Education

3 credits

Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education. This course can be substituted for other courses at the discretion of the program coordinator.

  • Dates: May 9–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: May 6, 2022

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 9781433832161
Note: 2019

Ed 605: History & Philosophy of Education

3 credits

Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Education in a Free Society – 8th Edition
Rippa, S. Alexander
New York
Longman
ISBN: 10: 0801316367
Note: This book may be accessed online at https://archive.org/details/educationinfrees0000ripp/page/n13/mode/2up

Ed 615: Theories of Learning

3 credits

This course is an overview of theories related to teaching and learning. Major concepts of learning theories will be studied as well as motivational, developmental and classroom management theories. Students will be required to research analyze, and apply these theories.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Contemporary Theories of Learning – (2018) 2nd Edition
Knud Illeris
Routledge
ISBN: 9781138550490

Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships

3 credits

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates’ own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles – 2nd Edition
Steven M. Constantino
Thousand Oaks, CA
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: 13: 9781071803714
Note: (2021)

Ed 632: Best Practices in Instructional Strategies

3 credits

Effective teaching involves using a variety of instructional strategies, designed with specific learners in mind. This course explores the development and practical application of numerous strategies. Students will be introduced to the Five Core Propositions of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. This class is mostly project based.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs

3 credits

This course focuses on developing the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers – 8th Edition
Friend and Bursuck
New York, 2019
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134801674

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design

3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school’s philosophy of education.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th Edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132852159

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd Edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9781583310236

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning

3 credits

The appraisal of a student’s intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th Edition
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134807072

Ed 667: Technology in Education

3 credits

This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Tech like a pirate: Using classroom technology to create an experience and make learning memorable – 2020 Edition
Miller, M.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 9781951600204

Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student – 2nd Edition
Hamilton, B.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 9781564847256
Note: 2018

Ed 680: Classroom Management

3 credits

A study of effective techniques for management and discipline in the classroom setting. Emphasis placed on current research and literature. Students develop and communicate a personal philosophy regarding classroom management that references physical surroundings, student motivation approaches, rules and procedures, and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors and diverse needs.

  • Dates: June 6–July 23, 2022
  • Register by: June 3, 2022

Building Classroom Management: Methods and Models – 2019 Edition
Charles, C. M., & Cole, K. M.
New York
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134546438

Ed 659: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in early childhood and elementary school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: June 24, 2022

Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – (2017) 4th Edition
Buehl, D.
Newark, DE
International Reading Association

Reading for information in elementary school: Content literacy strategies to build comprehension – 2007 Edition
Frey, N., & Fisher, D
Upper Saddle River
Pearson

Ed 678: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School and High School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in middle and high school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in fifth through twelfth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: June 27–Aug. 13, 2022
  • Register by: June 24, 2022

Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd Edition
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Portsmouth, NH
Heinemann

Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010 Edition
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass