Educational Foundations (EDFOUND, LIBMEDIA, EDFNDPRC)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

FOUNDATIONS (EDFOUND)

EDFOUND 243 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY
GI/Diversity
3 u

This course is designed to prepare students to understand and teach in school settings with diverse populations. Attention will be directed to major educational issues, the experiences of students from diverse backgrounds, and the role of the teacher in a pluralistic society. Through an emphasis on historical, cultural, and sociological perspectives, students will understand how issues of diversity have shaped the educational experiences of different groups of Americans.

Prereq: 2.75 combined GPA and either 1)passing scores on at least two sections of the PPST or CORE or 2)passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last 5 years.

LIBRARY/MEDIA

LIBMEDIA 201 INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING SYSTEM IN EDUCATIONAL MEDIA (ILSEM)

1 u

Offered on a Satisfactory/No Credit basis only. ILSEM is a modular individualized learning system designed to present students with exploratory and hands-on practical experiences at the introductory level with classroom technologies for print, graphics and visual communication, and related software and web-based resources.

EDFOUND 212 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 u

This course is designed primarily for secondary school teachers. Among the areas considered are the psychology of teaching, learning theories, memory, development, intelligence, creativity, individual differences, motivation, and classroom management.

Prereq: 2.75 combined GPA and either 1)passing scores on at least two sections of the PPST or CORE or 2)passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last 5 years.

EDFOUND 214 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT I

1 u

This course provides a hybrid course format (online & face-to-face) for students who need to fulfill the preprofessional portfolio requirement for admission to Professional Education. It is designed to assist students in developing a Phase 2 developmental preprofessional portfolio aligned with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's College of Education (COE) conceptual framework and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) standards and assessment categories. Students will also be instructed in development of the basic preprofessional requirements (philosophy statement, key/seminal artifacts, and reflective statement(s)).

Prereq: 2.75 combined GPA and either 1)passing scores on at least two sections of the PPST or CORE or 2)passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last 5 years. Must have attended a Phase I Meeting, official waiver/substitution for EDFNDPRC 210 or completed EDFNDPRC 210 at another campus or completed EDFNDPRC 210 at UWW prior to Fall 2003 or completed EDFNDPRC 210 at UWW but did not pass the Foundations Block (Phase 2) portfolio, official waiver/substitution, completion or currently enrolled in EDFOUND 243 and official waiver/substitution, completion or currently enrolled in EDFOUND 212 or EDFOUND 222.

EDFOUND 222 CHILD DEVELOPMENT

3 u

A developmental study of the child from conception to the onset of puberty, including physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth.

Prereq: 2.75 combined GPA and either 1)passing scores on at least two sections of the PPST or CORE or 2)passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last 5 years.

EDFOUND 230 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
3 u
GI
3 u

The focus of this course is the study of human development and change throughout the entire lifespan from psychological, sociological, and biological perspectives.

EDFOUND 341 URBAN EDUCATION: ISSUES AND POLICIES
Diversity
3 u

This course introduces students to important issues and policies that influence urban schools. It provides a deeper understanding of the difficulties schools, parents, children and teachers face in making American schools a truly equitable institution. The course is suitable for future teachers and policy professionals interested in the social, political, and economic factors that shape urban schooling.

Unreq: POLISCI 341.

EDFOUND 342 URBAN EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING

3 u

Edfound 342 prepares students to work more effectively with urban students, including economically disadvantaged students, immigrant students, and children and youth of color. The course includes a 50 hour service component, in addition to academic coursework.

EDFOUND 410 CURRENT TOPICS IN EDUCATION

1-3 u

An in-depth examination of a single current topic of interest to preservice teachers seeking licensure in Early Childhood through Grade 12. Topics will vary from semester to semester, and may include, for example, discussions of national curriculum standards for school subjects, assessment issues, intervention, etc.

Prereq: Admission to Professional Education. Unreq: CIGENRL 410.

EDFOUND 423 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3 u

A study of principles and techniques used to evaluate pupil progress in physical education through a survey of available testing instruments and the use of elementary statistics.

Prereq: Junior or senior standing. Restricted to students with Professional Education admission.

EDFOUND 424/624 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

3 u

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: Junior or senior standing. Restricted to students with Professional Education admission.

EDFOUND 425/625 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

3 u

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 standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.

Prereq: Junior or senior standing. Restricted to students with Professional Education admission.

EDFOUND 472/672 MODELS OF ACCELERATED CLASSROOM LEARNING

3 u

This course is intended to instruct teachers how to use the latest academic acceleration learning theories and techniques in the classroom and in the larger K-12 education context. Topics will range from acceleration within individual classrooms to school district acceleration policies and practices.

EDFOUND 475/675 UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR

3 u

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.

EDFOUND 478/678 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 Education admission or consent of department chair.

EDFOUND 481/681 HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING

3 u

This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teacher-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.

Prereq: Pass two portions of PPST or Professional Education admission or consent of department chair.

EDFOUND 482/682 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS

3 u

This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who 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 regression), non-parametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

EDFOUND 486/686 CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT I

3 u

This course is designed to train school personnel in the selection of published assessments and the creation of classroom-level assessment methods appropriate for making instructional decisions at a individual and classroom level. Emphasis will be placed on understanding core content area standards, formative assessment practices in content areas, developing valid pupil grading procedures, and ethical assessment methods, all with a focus on informing instruction.

Prereq: EDFOUND 424/624 or EDFOUND 425/625 or SPECED 462/662

EDFNDPRC 210 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION AND TEACHING
Repeatable
3 u

This course introduces prospective teachers to the teaching profession, educational philosophies, and the structure of schools. It includes a fieldwork component that complements classroom instruction. Offered on a letter grade basis only.

Prereq: 2.75 combined GPA and either 1)passing scores on at least two sections of the PPST or CORE or 2)passing scores as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction on the ACT, SAT, or GRE within the last 5 years.

SPECIALIZED STUDIES (EDFOUND)

EDFOUND 490/690 EDUCATION WORKSHOP

1-6 u

Repeatable for a maximum of 9 units in major/degree.

EDFOUND 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY

1-4 u

EDFOUND 492 FIELD STUDY

1-6 u

EDFOUND 496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES

1-3 u

Repeatable for a maximum of 9 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

EDFOUND 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Prereq: Sponsorship of instructor and permission of department.

LIBRARY MEDIA (LIBMEDIA)

LIBMEDIA 343/543 ADOLESCENT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA

3 u

Designed primarily to acquaint the student with books and non-print media which appeal to the adolescent interest. Emphasis will be placed on adolescent human growth and development, reading interests and principles of selection. Open as an elective.

Prereq: Sophomore standing.

LIBMEDIA 350/550 FINDING AND USING INFORMATION

3 u

Support the inquiries, interests and investigations of the community by identifying questions, connecting library members with the information they seek and providing services associated with its use. The course introduces basic reference theory and professional practice, and the tools, information resources and problem solving strategies used by professionals.

Prereq: Junior standing.

LIBMEDIA 351/551 BUILDING MEDIA COLLECTIONS

3 u

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

Prereq: Junior standing.

LIBMEDIA 434/634 DIGITAL TOOLS FOR LEARNING

3 u

An introduction to digital technologies for accessing, using, creating and communicating information in a variety of formats for enhancing and improving learning.

Prereq: Junior standing.

LIBMEDIA 440/640 INFORMATION LITERACY

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 451/651 ORGANIZING INFORMATION

3 u

 

Learn to describe information resources clearly, assess their information potential, and use strategies and procedures that will help somebody seeking information find what they need. Become familiar with formal and informal strategies for facilitating subject access, such as MARC records, tagging, metadata, controlled vocabularies, abstracting and classification. Address intellectual and practical issues related to creating structured access to information in all formats.

Prereq: Junior standing.

LIBMEDIA 454/654 LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION

3 u

 

The theories, principles and processes underlying the organization and administration of school and public library services including planning, organizing staffing, budgeting, acquiring, and accessing resources, evaluating, scheduling, promoting and marketing, equipping, housing and policy development. Emphasis is on planning, leadership, working toward change and the new roles and responsibilities of the library professional.

Prereq: Junior standing.

LIBMEDIA 494 SEMINAR

2 u

An advanced course of study which may involve original research or the study of materials in a particular area appropriate to librarianship studied under an instructor of the department.

May be retaken. Prereq: Junior standing

EDFNDPRC 411 PUBLIC LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION PRACTICUM

3 u

Students combine study of public library governance and law, financial management, collection development and programming and knowledge and skills from prior library coursework with experience in a small public library to apply theory to practice. Offered on a Satisfactory/No Credit grade basis only.

Prereq: LIBMEDIA 350, LIBMEDIA 451, LIBMEDIA 454 or consent of instructor.

EDFOUND 492 FIELD STUDY
Repeatable
1-6 u

Studies designed to increase the student’s understanding of an area of library media by reading and travel under the direction of a member of the department. Area of concentration to be approved by the chairperson of the department.

Prereq: Junior standing or consent of instructor.



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