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Education: General Courses

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EDUINDP 533

Informal Assessment of Young Children 3 u

This class is designed to assist students in acquiring skills related to informal assessment. These skills include: the ability to use a variety of observation strategies, to apply functional assessment strategies, use play-based and other criterion-referenced instruments, and develop and implement program evaluation strategies. Additionally, the student will acquire the ability to link assessment results to IEP/IFSP formation, use assessment results to develop differentiated instruction, write summary reports for school files, communicate in writing and verbally about assessment results to parents and to other professionals.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education.

EDUINDP 610

Creating Professional Development Plans 1 u

This course is designed to be a campus based course with a 25% on-line component. This course prepares the initial educator to use reflection tools to gauge their current level of performance based on the Wisconsin Educator Standards. From their reflections and documentations, each participant will write a compelling goal(s) that drives the writing of the professional development for the next 3-5 years. Professional Development Plans (PDPs) will be completed and approved so that the initial educator will leave the institute ready to implement the first year of his/her PDP. Assessment strategies are part of the institute so that initial educators may begin to collect and analyze data that show professional growth and a positive impact on student learning. Participants will be part of a learning community which includes the university higher education representative and other members of their professional community.

Prerequisite: Employed in public/private educational setting; professsional educator or initial educator status.

EDUINDP 611

Implementation of the Professional Development Plan 1 u

This campus based and on-line (50%) institute builds on prior learning from the previous summer institute in that this stage of PDP development and implementation requires the learner and the community to reflect on progress, look at the annual review of the PDP and make necessary revisions. They will analyze current data sources based on their assessment plans that were collected throughout the process. This institute will deepen content knowledge related to participant goals by including content and pedagogical specialists to increase the learner's knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to the standards addressed in their PDPs.

EDUINDP 612

Verification of the Professional Development Plan 1 u

This 1 credit campus-based and on-line (50%) institute builds on prior learning from the previous summer institutes by providing the final verification process with Initial Team Members of the Initial Educator’s Professional Development Plan.

EDUINDP 642

Planning for Individual Needs 3 u

This class provides students with the skills to develop and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to meet the educational needs of young children who require specialized instruction. The emphasis is on the provision of that instruction in the natural environment of the children.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Education

EDUINDP 690

Workshop 1-6 u

EDUINDP 696

Special Studies .5-3 u

EDUINDP 710

Mentoring the Initial Educator 3 u

The course takes participants through a set of strategic actions based on the research for effective schools and the guiding principles of Wisconsin’s new educator licensure rules, PI 34. The actions are grounded in four major themes: sharing a vision of educator quality based on Wisconsin Educator Standards; developing a collaborative environment in which to learn and practice; demonstrating the results of reflective practice by creating professional goals and plans; and focusing goals on increasing student learning successes.

Prerequisite: Employed in public/private educational setting; professional educator status.

EDUINDP 711

The Professional Development Planning (PDP) Process 3 u

This course will prepare educators in the Wisconsin DPI professional and/or master level licensure cycles to guide and coach the initial educator through the process of reflection, gathering and analyzing current data, and using the Wisconsin Educator Standards to write, implement, and verify a professional development plan that meets licensure requirements and instills a commitment to professional learning and growth.

Prerequisite: Employed in public/private educational setting; professional educator status.

EDUINDP 724

Planning for Change: Seminar in Research, Practice and Voice 2 u

The purpose of this course is to provide the graduate student with the contacts and skills needed to accomplish the Capstone project. The project design from this course will be used to develop the Capstone project.

Prerequisite: EDFOUND / CIGENRL 723 and EDFOUND 780 and at least 9 additional graduate credits

Corequisite: EDUINDP 726

EDUINDP 726

Capstone Advising I: Project Planning and Review of Literature 1 u

The purpose of this course is to advise and provide feedback to students developing their Capstone proposals and the first three chapters of their Capstone projects.

Prerequisite: EDFOUND / CEGENRL 723 and EDFOUND 780 and at least 9 additional graduate credits

Corequisite: EDUINDP 724

EDUINDP 727

Capstone Advising II: Data Collection and Analysis 1 u

The purpose of this course is to provide the graduate student with the contacts and skills needed to accomplish the Capstone project. The project design from this course will be used to develop their Capstone project.

Prerequisite: EDFOUND / CEGENRL 723, EDFOUND 780, EDUINDP 724, EDUINDP 726

EDUINDP 789

Capstone Project Seminar 2-3 u

The purpose of this seminar is to provide the master’s student with faculty and peer support as the student grounds, implements, refines, assesses and reports his or her capstone project. The capstone project is a self-selected and defined project completed with advisor assistance, that makes a connection between the graduate study and the student’s professional life as an educator. The course will be graded on a Satisfactory/No Credit grading scale.

Prerequisite: Approval of program coordinator and advisor.

EDUINDP 790

Workshop .5-6 u

EDUINDP 798

Individual Studies 3 u