EDC 510. Professional Foundations I. (2 Credits)

is the initial course of the program and examines prominent forces that have shaped formal and informal education in the Western experience. This course explores the historical, philosophical, theological, social, scientific, and technological contributions that have influenced the American educational system. From that foundation, students will be encouraged to explore contemporary issues in American education as they consider their own personal philosophy of teaching and their future role in the teaching profession. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN, MAD

EDC 511. Professional Found II Elem. (2 Credits)

presents the dilemmas facing the classroom teacher as they enter and continue in the profession. School law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities are examined. Relationships with parents and the community are refined, focusing on the professional role of the teacher as a role model in and outside the classroom. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDC 512. Clinicals. (0 Credits)

provide the teacher candidate with the necessary field experiences required by the Department of Public Instruction. Throughout the program, students complete a specific number of clinical hours in correlation with their coursework. A total of 70 hours are required in multiple elementary and middle school settings. Students are required to regularly reflect upon their fieldwork by turning in clinical reflections after each course. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDC 513. Human Learning & Development. (4 Credits)

explores theories of human development, learning, and motivation. The practical applications of these theories in child development, educational psychology and classroom management are explored. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN, MAD

EDC 514. Diversity in the Classroom. (4 Credits)

is designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how student learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. Students will explore their personal attitudes and values as they consider the possibilities and challenges of teaching diverse student populations with varied historical, social, political and cultural backgrounds. Culture, language and social class will be studied as students confront group stereotypes and link theory to classroom practice. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin, satisfying PI 34.15(4c). This course also introduces the education student to a study of the major characteristics of all disabilities as defined by state and federal law in order to recognize their existence in children and youth. Students will study the process and legal requirements for Special Education services, including pre-referral intervention, screening, the referral process, M-teams, and IEP’s. Students will also study characteristics of gifted children. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 515. Language Arts Dev & Strategies. (4 Credits)

offers pre-service teachers a comprehensive perspective on reading and writing acquisition, including language development, phonemic awareness and phonics methodology, strategies for classroom instruction, and accommodations for a wide range of readers. A balanced or integrated approach to literacy will be highlighted in the course. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 516. Curr & Methods of Language Art. (4 Credits)

this course is designed to introduce participants to the theories of, the framework for, and the skills and strategies to be used in the field of language arts. Strategic reading and writing will be the focus with speaking, listening, and literature integrated throughout. Differentiated instruction will be introduced with practical applications made to all grade levels. Participants will have the opportunity to explore, discuss, observe and apply strategies, resources, and processes involved with literacy learning. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 517. Practicum. (1 Credit)

practicum provides the education student with a supervised pre-student teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or high school level. As part of the regular clinical hours required by the Graduate Teacher Certification Program, practicum students will develop and teach a minimum of a 5-lesson unit, based on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the specific classroom’s curriculum. 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 518. Curr & Methods of Science. (4 Credits)

will provide an inquiry-based approach to teaching the disciplines of science and the environment. Topics of discussion will include the scientific method, laboratory protocol, science in everyday life and ways to integrate topics of science and the environment across the curriculum. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN, MAD

EDC 519. Curr & Meth of Social Studies. (4 Credits)

will explore the topics and pedagogy necessary to construct a comprehensive social studies curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on rigorous content aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 520. Curr/Meth of Mathematics Elem. (4 Credits)

will examine the requisite math topics and skills of the elementary and middle-level classroom, specifically as they have been constructed following the reformed mathematics movement. Attention will be given to multiple means of explanation for math concepts and the use of manipulatives. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 521. Curr & Methods of Phy Ed & Hea. (1 Credit)

will provide an important basis for future teachers in curriculum design and developmental considerations in physical education and health classes. The course will stress the teaching of lifelong health and fitness skills, the sexual development of the school-age child and integration of body-kinesthetic learning throughout the curriculum. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 522. Tchng in the Primary Classroom. (1 Credit)

will be a forum in which to discuss the distinctive aspects of the primary-grade classroom. Special topics will include setting up a classroom, interpersonal relationships with students and parents, classroom management and discipline approaches that meet the developmental needs of primary learners and other unique features found in this cluster of grades. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 523. Tchng in the Middle School. (1 Credit)

will delve into the unique considerations of the middle-level classroom. Discussion will center upon the transescent learner, classroom management and discipline, the middle-school design, and the curricular approaches that are most impactful at this level. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 525. Collabor with Family & Communi. (1 Credit)

is a course which will focus on the broader function of the school within the community. The course highlights successful approaches to develop partnerships with community stakeholders, including the parents of students. Additionally, innovative partnership models will be explored. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, KEN

EDC 526. Curr & Methods of Fine Arts. (1 Credit)

will acquaint the pre-service teacher with the fine arts for the classroom. The visual and performing arts, including dance, theatre, vocal, and instrumental music will all be considered. Special consideration will be given to the integration of the fine arts across the curriculum. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 530. Portfolio I. (0 Credits)

is completed during the assigned term and provides the education student with an opportunity to demonstrate growth in four of the teacher standards. Students will organize thoughtful artifacts and create narratives which represent their competency in the standards. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 531. Portfolio II. (0 Credits)

is conducted at the end of the formal coursework in the program and just prior to student teaching. Students share and present their portfolio demonstrating growth in all eleven standards based upon artifacts collected from life experiences as well as their teacher certification coursework. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDC 532. Portfolio III. (0 Credits)

is the final portfolio assessment and is conducted at the end of the student teaching semester. Students share and present their portfolio with new narratives and artifacts from the student teaching semester to demonstrate competency in all eleven teacher standards. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDC 535. Student Teaching Elementary. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: CUW, KEN, MAD

EDC 536. Student Teaching Middle School. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: KEN

EDC 560. Professional Foundations I. (2 Credits)

is the initial course of the program and examines prominent forces that have shaped formal and informal education in the Western experience. This course explores the historical, philosophical, theological, social, scientific, and technological contributions that have influenced the American educational system. From that foundation, students will be encouraged to explore contemporary issues in American education as they consider their own personal philosophy of teaching and their future role in the teaching profession. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 561. Professional Foundations II. (2 Credits)

presents the dilemmas facing the classroom teacher as they enter and continue in the profession. School law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities are examined. Relationships with parents and the community are refined, focusing on the professional role of the teacher as a role model in and outside the classroom. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 562. Clinicals. (0 Credits)

provide the teacher candidate with the necessary field experiences required by the Department of Public Instruction. Throughout the program, students complete a specific number of clinical hours in correlation with their coursework. A total of 70 hours are required in multiple middle and secondary school settings. Students are required to regularly reflect upon their fieldwork by turning in clinical reflections after each course. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 563. Educational Psychology. (4 Credits)

explores theories of human development, learning and motivation. The practical applications of these theories in child development, educational psychology and classroom management are explored. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 564. Diversity in the Classroom. (4 Credits)

is designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how student learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. Students will explore their personal attitudes and values as they consider the possibilities and challenges of teaching diverse student populations with varied historical, social, political and cultural backgrounds. Culture, language and social class will be studied as students confront group stereotypes and link theory to classroom practice. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin, satisfying PI 34.15(4c). This course also introduces the education student to a study of the major characteristics of all disabilities as defined by state and federal law in order to recognize their existence in children and youth. Students will study the process and legal requirements for Special Education services, including pre-referral intervention, screening, the referral process, M-teams, and IEP’s. Students will also study characteristics of gifted children. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 565. Teaching in the Middle School. (4 Credits)

introduces middle school teaching strategies for use with the transescent student. Topics to be emphasized include an introduction and background to middle-level education, developmental concerns for transescent youth, discipline and management in the middle school classroom and methods in curriculum and instruction. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD

EDC 566. Analysis of Instruction. (2 Credits)

examines the structure and organization of secondary schools, as well as characteristics of exemplary secondary school instruction. The course emphasizes standards-based lesson planning, a variety of instructional strategies and introduces the student to the assessment and evaluation process. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDC 567. Lang and Lit in Content Area. (4 Credits)

in the Content Areas provides an in-depth study of the relationship of reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, inquiry and media knowledge as it relates to the literacy demands in different content areas. Emphasis is on the practical application of reading theory to content, lesson planning and instruction. 4 credits, 8 weeks.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, MAD

EDC 568. Practicum. (1 Credit)

practicum provides the education student with a supervised pre-student teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or high school level. As part of the regular clinical hours required by the Graduate Teacher Certification Program, practicum students will develop and teach a minimum of a 5-lesson unit, based on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the specific classroom’s curriculum. 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, CUW, MAD

EDC 570. Curr & Methods of Tchg English. (4 Credits)

presents curriculum, methods, and special concerns for teaching English in the middle and high school levels. The intent of this course is for students to utilize their theoretical understandings and content knowledge in direct application to the classroom setting. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, assessment strategies, instructional materials, teaching and learning strategies, and effective instruction as it relates to teaching English. This course includes the construction of unit and lesson plans using a variety of resources and instructional tools, and special topics related to teaching secondary English. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP

EDC 571. Curr & Meth of Tchg Soc Studie. (4 Credits)

presents curriculum, methods, and special concerns for teaching social studies in the middle and high school levels. The intent of this course is for students to utilize their theoretical understandings and content knowledge in direct application to the classroom setting. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, assessment strategies, instructional materials, teaching and learning strategies, and effective instruction as it relates to teaching social studies. This course includes the construction of unit and lesson plans using a variety of resources and instructional tools, and special topics related to teaching secondary social studies. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: AP, MAD

EDC 572. Curr/ Meth of Tchg Math Sec. (4 Credits)

presents curriculum, methods, and special concerns for teaching mathematics in the middle and high school levels. The intent of this course is for students to utilize their theoretical understandings and content knowledge in direct application to the classroom setting. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, assessment strategies, instructional materials, teaching and learning strategies, and effective instruction as it relates to teaching mathematics. This course includes the construction of unit and lesson plans using a variety of resources and instructional tools, and special topics related to teaching secondary mathematics. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDC 573. Curr & Meth of Tchg Science. (4 Credits)

presents curriculum, methods, and special concerns for teaching science in the middle and high school levels. The intent of this course is for students to utilize their theoretical understandings and content knowledge in direct application to the classroom setting. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, assessment strategies, instructional materials, teaching and learning strategies, and effective instruction as it relates to teaching Science. This course includes the construction of unit and lesson plans using a variety of resources and instructional tools, and special topics related to teaching secondary science. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDC 574. Curr & Meth Tchg Bus Education. (4 Credits)

presents curriculum, methods, and special concerns for teaching business education in the middle and high school levels. The intent of this course is for students to utilize their theoretical understandings and content knowledge in direct application to the classroom setting. Topics which will be emphasized include curriculum planning, assessment strategies, instructional materials, teaching and learning strategies, and effective instruction as it relates to teaching business education. This course includes the construction of unit and lesson plans using a variety of resources and instructional tools, and special topics related to teaching secondary business education. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 575. Curr & Meth of Tchg World Lang. (4 Credits)

provides the students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the theoretical foundations and variety of practices in language acquisition. Students explore what different language methods have accomplished in the past, examine the standards and current practices in the teaching/learning of world languages, and attempt to clarify their own beliefs and vision of the world language classroom. Some of the topics include unit planning, effective instruction methodologies and assessment strategies.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 577. Curr & Meth of Tchg Art. (4 Credits)

this course examines the structure and organization of elementary and secondary art programs, as well as qualities of exceptional instruction at these levels. This course emphasizes standards-based lesson planning, various methods of assessment, and classroom management strategies. We will look at education with a focus on how the inherent nature of visual arts affects teaching approaches and classroom structure. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD

EDC 578. Curr & MethTchg Phy Ed & Healt. (4 Credits)

will provide an important basis for future teachers in curriculum design and developmental considerations in physical education and health classes. The course will stress the teaching of lifelong health and fitness skills, the sexual development of the school-age child and integration of body-kinesthetic learning throughout the curriculum. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD

EDC 580. Portfolio I. (0 Credits)

is completed during the assigned term and provides the teacher education student with an opportunity to demonstrate growth in five of the teacher standards. Students will organize thoughtful artifacts and create narratives which represent their competency in the standards. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW

EDC 581. Portfolio II. (0 Credits)

is conducted at the end of the formal coursework in the program and just prior to student teaching. Students share and present their portfolio demonstrating growth in all eleven standards based upon artifacts collected from life experiences as well as their teacher certification coursework. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 582. Portfolio III. (0 Credits)

is the final portfolio assessment and is conducted at the end of the student teaching semester. Students share and present their portfolio with new narratives and artifacts from the student teaching semester to demonstrate competency in all eleven teacher standards. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MAD

EDC 586. Studnt Tchng Middle School. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: AP

EDC 587. Studnt Tchng High School. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: AP, MAD

EDC 611. Lang Develop & Early Literacy. (4 Credits)

is a study of early language and literacy development and the application of developmental principals to the earliest stages of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in children ages 0 – 8. Includes analysis of literacy development and literacy routines: shared book experiences, authentic literature experiences, observations skills, organizing the literacy environment, stages of writing, and journal writing. The course will examine current research and curriculum practices. The Reading Foundations Test preparation will also be imbedded in the course content to better prepare students to be teachers of reading. Current trends to traditional methods will be introduced with application to pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms. The students will explore the complex interaction and integration of the social, physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual development (SPECS) of children in order to address all areas effectively and meet the needs of all students and their families. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 612. Developmental Reading. (2 Credits)

examines the teaching of reading, through an in-depth look at the elements essential for reading success, emergent literacy and strategies and materials appropriate for literacy instruction in the early childhood classroom. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDC 613. Books and Pictures. (4 Credits)

examines using picture books with children to develop verbal fluency, visual literacy and aesthetic awareness. The potential of picture books in the early childhood curriculum is studied, specific instructional strategies are suggested and illustration styles are studied. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: None

EDC 614. Curric & Methods of Science. (4 Credits)

provides the professional educator with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for engaging curiosity, developing scientific literacy, and embracing a sense of wonder in young children. This course will address how young children construct and represent scientific knowledge through problem solving, inquiry-based exploration, cooperative learning experiences, and integration with other curricular areas. Students will develop concepts about the essential components and skills of scientific investigation or theory building; and will use this information in developing, assessing, and modifying developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for diverse learners. Current research, trends, and curricular practices in early childhood science education will be explored. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: KEN

EDC 615. Curric & Methods in ECE I. (4 Credits)

is a study of developmentally appropriate practices with an emphasis on the nature and functions of play. Curriculum design, goal development, and program planning will be examined. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, MAD

EDC 619. EC Student Teaching. (1-6 Credits)

provides one of three culminating clinical experiences for students who will receive a teaching license for early childhood. 3 credits EDUCATION – TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM – SECONDARY (for the Early Adolescence-Adolescence and Early Childhood-Adolescence licenses) To be eligible for these courses, you must be formally accepted into the Graduate Teacher Certification Program.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: CUW, KEN

EDC 620. Issues & Trends in Gifted Educ. (3 Credits)

this course examines the history of gifted education including major theorists in gifted education and models of educating children with gifts and talents. Current trends in gifted education including issues and situations in the current Wisconsin landscape will be examined. Implications of gifted education in inclusive classrooms will also be explored. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 621. Unique Needs of Gifted Child. (3 Credits)

this course examines models and theorists in gifted education, focusing on the psychology of gifted children. We examine the unique social and emotional needs of gifted students in the regular classroom and how to support students who are struggling to fit in. Creativity and special gifted populations will also be explored, along with social and emotional programs for families and children. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 622. Instruct Students Gifts Talent. (3 Credits)

instructional practices for working with gifted students in small group settings and pull-out programs will be addressed, including differentiation practices for working with high-achieving and precocious children in an inclusive classroom. Grouping strategies and acceleration practices will be explored. Development of adapted and differentiated curricular materials will occur throughout the course. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 623. Obs, Anal, Pract Tching Gifted. (3 Credits)

this capstone course provides students with observation and analysis skills to apply to their own gifted and talented teaching for this practicum experience. Through this experience and reflection on coursework, a portfolio will be developed to represent the student’s knowledge and skills in working with gifted and talented children. An onsite supervisor as well as a university supervisor will provide feedback and support through the use of weekly reflections and meetings. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 624. Portfolio: Gifted & Talented. (0 Credits)

capstone assessment for Gifted and Talented licensure that highlights a student’s understanding of the WI teacher standards and The National Gifted Education Standards for Professional Development. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 625. Coord Gifted Talented Progs. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on identification of GT students, program development and sustainability of school wide and district wide programs serving the needs of gifted children. State policy and law, advocacy and parent/community outreach. Internship hours are required. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

EDC 812. Math in The Middle School. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 820. Issues & Trends in Gifted Educ. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 821. Unique Needs of Gifted Child. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 822. Instruct Students Gifts Talent. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 823. Obs, Anal, Pract Tching Gifted. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 824. Portfolio: Gifted & Talented. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 825. Coord Gifted Talented Progs. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 832. Teaching Writing. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 835. Found Spec Ed Inst Diverse Pop. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 836. Legal Foundations in Spec Edu. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 837. Teaching Mathematic Strategies. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 838. Class & Behavior Mgmt in SPED. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 839. Found Reading & Lit Strat. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 840. Diff Read Intervntns for SPED. (3 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 841. Evid-Based Inst Strat in SPED. (3 Credits)

EDC 842. Char of & Int Stu w Sig Dis. (3 Credits)

EDC 843. Assessment & Pro Mon in SPED. (3 Credits)

EDC 844. Collab & Teaming for Eff Inst. (3 Credits)

EDC 845. SPED 1st 9 Stu Teach ELM/MDL. (1-6 Credits)

EDC 846. SPED 2nd 9 Stu Teach MDL/HIGH. (1-6 Credits)

EDC 853. Reading Assess and Instruction. (3 Credits)

EDC 860. Professional Foundations I. (2 Credits)

is the initial course of the program and examines prominent forces that have shaped formal and informal education in the Western experience. This course explores the historical, philosophical, theological, social, scientific, and technological contributions that have influenced the American educational system. From that foundation, students will be encouraged to explore contemporary issues in American education as they consider their own personal philosophy of teaching and their future role in the teaching profession. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 861. Professional Foundations II. (2 Credits)

presents the dilemmas facing the classroom teacher as they enter and continue in the profession. School law, legal rights and teacher responsibilities are examined. Relationships with parents and the community are refined, focusing on the professional role of the teacher as a role model in and outside the classroom. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 862. Clinicals. (0 Credits)

provide the teacher candidate with the necessary field experiences required by the Department of Public Instruction. Throughout the program, students complete a specific number of clinical hours in correlation with their coursework. A total of 70 hours are required in multiple elementary and middle school settings. Students are required to regularly reflect upon their fieldwork by turning in clinical reflections after each course. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 863. Educational Psychology. (4 Credits)

explores theories of human development, learning and motivation. The practical applications of these theories in child development, educational psychology and classroom management are explored. 4 credits, 8 weeks. 86 Concordia University Accelerated Learning Centers and Off Campus Offerings. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 864. Diversity in the Classroom. (4 Credits)

is designed to give the learner the knowledge, tools and dispositions to effectively facilitate a diverse classroom. An emphasis in this course is on understanding how student learning is influenced by individual experiences, talents, disabilities, gender, language, culture, family and community values. Students will explore their personal attitudes and values as they consider the possibilities and challenges of teaching diverse student populations with varied historical, social, political and cultural backgrounds. Culture, language and social class will be studied as students confront group stereotypes and link theory to classroom practice. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin, satisfying PI 34.15(4c). This course also introduces the education student to a study of the major characteristics of all disabilities as defined by state and federal law in order to recognize their existence in children and youth. Students will study the process and legal requirements for Special Education services, including pre-referral intervention, screening, the referral process, M-teams, and IEP’s. Students will also study characteristics of gifted children. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 865. Teaching in the Middle School. (4 Credits)

introduces middle school teaching strategies for use with the transescent student. Topics to be emphasized include an introduction and background to middle-level education, developmental concerns for transescent youth, discipline and management in the middle school classroom and methods in curriculum and instruction. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 866. Analysis of Instruction. (2 Credits)

examines the structure and organization of secondary schools, as well as characteristics of exemplary secondary school instruction. The course emphasizes standards-based lesson planning, a variety of instructional strategies and introduces the student to the assessment and evaluation process. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 867. Lang & Lit in Content Area. (4 Credits)

offers pre-service teachers a comprehensive perspective on reading and writing acquisition, including language development, phonemic awareness and phonics methodology, strategies for classroom instruction, and accommodations for a wide range of readers. A balanced or integrated approach to literacy will be highlighted in the course. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 868. Practicum. (1 Credit)

practicum provides the education student with a supervised pre-student teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or high school level. As part of the regular clinical hours required by the Graduate Teacher Certification Program, practicum students will develop and teach a minimum of a 5-lesson unit, basd on Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the specific classroom’s curriculum. 1 credit

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 869. Technology for Educators. (3 Credits)

provides future educators with the opportunity to learn about the National Educational Technology Standards for students and teachers, as well as study and use various technologies to enhance student learning and engage in professional development. This online course is focused on 21st century learning and web 2.0 technologies as they apply to the field of education. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 870. English Methods. (2-4 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 871. Social Studies Methods. (2-4 Credits)

will explore the topics and pedagogy necessary to construct a comprehensive social studies curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on rigorous content aligned to the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. A specific focus will be the Native American tribes of Wisconsin. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 872. Math Methods. (2-4 Credits)

will examine the requisite math topics and skills of the elementary and middle-level classroom, specifically as they have been constructed following the reformed mathematics movement. Attention will be given to multiple means of explanation for math concepts and the use of manipulatives. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 873. Science Methods. (2-4 Credits)

will provide an inquiry-based approach to teaching the disciplines of science and the environment. Topics of discussion will include the scientific method, laboratory protocol, science in everyday life and ways to integrate topics of science and the environment across the curriculum. 4 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 874. Business Methods. (2-4 Credits)

EDC 875. Methods of World Languages. (2-4 Credits)

EDC 877. Art Methods. (2-4 Credits)

EDC 878. Phys Ed & Health Methods. (4 Credits)

will provide an important basis for future teachers in curriculum design and developmental considerations in physical education and health classes. The course will stress the teaching of lifelong health and fitness skills, the sexual development of the school-age child and integration of body-kinesthetic learning throughout the curriculum. 4 credit.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 880. Portfolio I. (0 Credits)

is completed during the assigned term and provides the education student with an opportunity to demonstrate growth in four of the teacher standards. Students will organize thoughtful artifacts and create narratives which represent their competency in the standards. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 881. Portfolio II. (0 Credits)

is conducted at the end of the formal coursework in the program and just prior to student teaching. Students share and present their portfolio demonstrating growth in all eleven standards based upon artifacts collected from life experiences as well as their teacher certification coursework. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 882. Portfolio III. (0 Credits)

is the final portfolio assessment and is conducted at the end of the student teaching semester. Students share and present their portfolio with new narratives and artifacts from the student teaching semester to demonstrate competency in all eleven teacher standards. 0 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL

EDC 885. Secondary Method Online Master. (0 Credits)

Offered at: OL

EDC 886. Middle School Student Teaching. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: OL

EDC 887. High School Student Teaching. (1-6 Credits)

is the final phase of the experiential component to the Graduate Teacher Certification Program. 1-6 credits

Prerequisites: Approval of Director and all coursework and clinical work completed satisfactorily.

Offered at: OL

EDC 916. Curric & Methods in ECE II. (2 Credits)

this course introduces theoretical perspectives to help students examine practices beyond those based only on traditional, behavioral learning theory. Students consider and study multiple factors influencing teaching and learning in a play-centered curriculum (content, context and pedagogical issues including planning, assessment, instructional strategies, motivation, management, and creative use of time and materials.) This course provides the necessary background for developing and connecting Social Studies projects to the social curriculum. Students also develop a personal theory of classroom management as a synthesis activity to reflect on personal beliefs and understandings about teaching and learning in a responsive, caring classroom community. 2 credits

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: OL