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Educational Foundations Courses
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FOUNDATIONS COURSES (EDFOUND)

EDFOUND 710
Education In A Pluralistic Society 3 u

An examination of the sociohistorical, political, and philosophic forces which influence the institution of schooling in the United States. Particular attention will be focused on the role of the school and the teacher specific to a pluralistic society.
Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or Professional Ed admission or consent of department.

 

EDFOUND 723 (CIGENRL 723)
Seminar: Issues, Perspectives, And Directions: A Professional Seminar In Education 3 u

As the introductory course for graduate studies and education, this seminar will provide an introduction to the use of research to support practice through an investigation of essential philosophical questions and current educational issues. Students will connect these studies to reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.
Unreq: CIGENRL 723.

 

EDFOUND 760
Comparative Education In Overseas Fieldwork 1-12 u

This course is designed to provide experienced teachers and others with the opportunity to study comparative education in overseas schools or other educational agencies. This is an individualized program, including the opportunities to travel, meet, and work with professional educators in countries around the world. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Repeatable in another country.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 

EDFOUND 780
Reading, Analyzing, and Evaluating Educational Research 3 u

The course provides practicing teachers with background in the processes of reading, analyzing, and evaluating research in the field of education. The emphasis is on development of skills in understanding how educational research is conducted, and in knowledge and skills needed to evaluate research writing in educational journals.
LIBRARY MEDIA (LIBMEDIA)

 

LIBMEDIA 543
Adolescent Literature And Related Media 3 u

Designed primarily to acquaint the student with books and nonprint media which appeal to the adolescent interest. Emphasis will be placed on adolescent human growth and development, reading interests and principles of selection.

 

LIBMEDIA 550
Reference And Bibliography 3 u

Basic reference theory and the strategies and tools useful in manual and electronic reference service.

 

LIBMEDIA 551
Building Media Collections 3 u

Principles of building and managing collections for all types of libraries. Study of tools used in selection and assuring access to information. Emphasis will be placed on supporting intellectual freedom.

 

LIBMEDIA 634 Instructional Technology 3 u
An introduction to instructional technology as it relates to present and future curriculum objectives. Basic techniques for operating traditional and computer enhanced audiovisual equipment, and producing graphic, projected and electronic media are developed, including simple use of video systems, desktop publishing and hypermedia for the classroom and media center.
Prereq: Junior standing or above.

 

LIBMEDIA 638
Teaching and Learning via Video 3 u
Across Distances

As our technological capabilities grow, education is no longer bounded by the four walls of the classroom. We can now connect students, teachers, and experts around the state and across the world. With these new capabilities arise the question as how to best enhance learning when students, teachers, and resources may be widely dispersed geographically in distributed learning environments. This class will introduce you to the strategies and technologies of distance education from creating and editing videotapes usable in many locations to connecting learners via two-way interactive video conferencing systems.

 

LIBMEDIA 640
Developing Library/Media Skills 3 u

This course is designed to support development of effective information and technology literacy skills in library users and integration of those skills into the curriculum.

 

LIBMEDIA 641
Computer Applications In The Library 3 u
And Media Center

This course prepares students to identify, critically select and use available library hardware and software through the process of analysis of needs, design and evaluation of currently available systems and services.
Prereq: LIBMEDIA 434/634 or consent of instructor.

 

LIBMEDIA 651
Classification And Cataloging 3 u

Introduction to the organization of information. Study of the principles governing basic methods of descriptive cataloging and intellectual access to print, nonprint and electronic materials and information sources. Emphasis is on the Dewey Decimal Classification, MARC records, electronic tools, Sears subject headings and metadata.

 

LIBMEDIA 654
Library And Media Center Administration 3 u

Organization and administration of libraries and school media centers. Includes the study of library objectives and theory and practice of acquiring, processing, disseminating, housing, and accessing all types of educational materials. Emphasis is on planning, leadership and the changing roles and responsibilities of the library media professional.

 

LIBMEDIA 715
Current Trends In K-12 Literature And 3 u
Related Media

This course offers an opportunity to examine selections from contemporary media. It considers the viewpoints of students as well as teachers and bibliographers of the current literature for young people. Emphasis is on the issues and strategies that affect collection management and utilization.
Prereq: Previous course in the field, educational experience or consent of the instructor.

 

LIBMEDIA 751
Administration Of Educational Media
and Technology Programs 3 u

This course addresses the competencies needed by those seeking to become district library, media and technology coordinators. Students will consider administrative issues, policies and practices pertinent to operation of effective information, media and technology programs in schools. Theses include such aspects as: the development of a vision that supports the overall objectives of schools; leadership and group dynamics; long-range planning; facilities and services; staff development; fiscal management; the selection, distribution and coordination of resources; and the role of professional organizations and state agencies.

 

LIBMEDIA 754
Advanced Design And Production Of 3 u
Instructional Materials

Designed to develop advanced skills in the production of graphic, multimedia and textual materials in electronic and print environments. Students will expand their skills in desktop and electronic communications and publishing for the classroom and library.

 

LIBMEDIA 755
Hypermedia In School Library Media And 3 u
Technology Programs

The most significant aspect of digital multimedia is that it is potentially interactive, integrative and nonlinear. This course will address the changing structure of information and the technologies and systems for its access. It will prepare participants to evaluate, acquire and use hypermedia products and to consider the ways in which they support different approaches to learning. Emphasis is on the ways in which hypermedia can support different learning styles, innovative curricula and information power for students. The course combines theoretical discussion with hands-on project work.
Prereq: LIBMEDIA 434/634 or consent of instructor.

 

LIBMEDIA 756
Information, Virtual Libraries And The Internet 3 u

Students will address the practical, intellectual and societal issues associated with the change from physical to virtual libraries. They will learn to use equipment, software, and strategies to find, evaluate, organize, provide access to, and disseminate textual, audio, graphical and video information.

LIBMEDIA 793E
Supervised Elementary Library Practicum 3 u

Supervised field experience in elementary library media center.
Prereq: Graduate status, application and review, completion of 9 credits at UW-Whitewater, 3.25 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum (not to be used for first-time certification).

 

LIBMEDIA 793S
Supervised Secondary Library Practicum 3 u

Supervised field experience in elementary library media center.
Prereq: Graduate status, application and review, completion of 9 credits at UW-Whitewater, 3.25 GPA in library media courses taken before entering the library media practicum (not to be used for first-time certification).

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT (EDFOUND)

 

EDFOUND 522
Preschool Child Development 3 u

A study of theory and principles of development and learning from conception to age eight; techniques of observing and the role of play in development.
Prereq: Restricted to students with Professional Ed admission.

 

EDFOUND 678
Adolescent Development 3 u

Adolescent Development acquaints students with the major theories related to adolescent development and helps students interpret the theories in ways which are meaningful in understanding and working with adolescents. Focus is on the changes of adolescence with special attention given to the biological, cognitive, social and emotional systems.
Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or Professional Ed admission or consent of department.

 

EDFOUND 681
Human Abilities And Learning 3 u

This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teaching-learning process. Among the areas

considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.
Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or Professional Ed admission or consent of department.

 

EDFOUND 752
Instructional Design 3 u

Working cooperatively, and using specific Wisconsin schools as case studies, students will design classroom experiences for implementing modern curricula using appropriate technology.
Prereq: LIBMEDIA-434/634 or equivalent.

MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH (EDFOUND)

EDFOUND 624
Measurement And Evaluation In The 3 u
Elementary School

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.
Prereq: Restricted to students with Professional Ed admission.

 

EDFOUND 625
Measurement And Evaluation In The 3 u
Secondary School

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and secondary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standard tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
Prereq: Restricted to students with professional ed admission.

 

EDFOUND 682
Educational Statistics 3 u

This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who will find it necessary to be an educated consumer of statistical information. This is designed to be a first course on this topic. Major areas of study include gathering/organizing data, probability, inferential techniques (t-test, ANOVA, follow-up tests, correlation, and repression), nonparametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

 

EDFOUND 740
Techniques Of Research 3 u

A basic course in the methods of research in education, including a study of the literature and techniques of research, the planning of a research paper, the basic types of research and design; a brief introduction to the statistics used in research; and the elements included in program evaluation.

SPECIAL STUDIES (EDFOUND)

 

EDFOUND 690
Workshop 1-6 u

 

EDFOUND 696
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

EDFOUND 790
Workshop 1-6 u

 

EDFOUND 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

EDFOUND 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u

 

EDFOUND 799
Thesis Research 1-6 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

 

HUMANISTIC STUDIES (EDFOUND)

 

EDFOUND 672
Models Of Accelerated Classroom Learning 3 u

This course is intended to instruct teachers how to use the latest “whole brain” learning theories and techniques in the classroom. It will employ accelerated learning, whole brain instruction, positive and holographic learning.

 

EDFOUND 675
Understanding And Dealing With Disruptive 3 u
Classroom Behavior

Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.

 

FIELD PRACTICUM (EDFOUND)

 

EDFOUND 793
Supervised Practicum 1-6 u

Prereq: Graduate status, application and interview, completion of 9 units at UW-Whitewater, and designated curriculum check sheet requirements. (Not to be used for first-time certification.)