Graduate Studies Elective Course Offerings, Fall 2013
EDEC 531 The Role of Play in Development and Learning (3 units)
Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will examine theories from developmental psychology, education, and anthropology to look at the role of play in human experience, from infancy to adulthood. The history of play in educational practice and its relationship to concepts such as ritual, work, and friendship will be traced through the study of games, traditional rhymes, fairy tales, and humor in a variety of cultures. Topics include play's relationship to learning in all areas of development and academic disciplines, effects of technology and culture on children's play, gender development and play, play environments, play therapy, and play as a tool for developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive curriculum and assessment.
EDCT 552: Educational Technology Praxis
Mondays from 4:00-6:40 PM email@example.com
This course combines a hands-on approach to learning new media technologies (e.g. digital video production, blogging, social networks like Facebook and YouTube and user-generated content such as Wikipedia) with a theoretically grounded understanding of the latest research in the fields of digital media and learning and literacy studies. It’s a great introduction to new media technologies (and theory) while also offering insight into some of the educational concerns, frustrations, and hopes of living in an ever-changing digital age.
EDCT 559: Multimedia and Information Literacy
Wednesdays from 4:00-6:40 PM firstname.lastname@example.org
This course focuses on how students and teachers need to be armed in a digital era with techniques for navigating, researching, analyzing, evaluating, and sharing information in all its (plat)forms. A critical approach to media literacy and information literacy is used to analyze issues of power, ideology, bias and perspective in a read/write web/world. Other topics include: agency and ethical responsibilities of media production and consumption, copyright and remix, and print-based and multimedia literacy.
EDSP 502: Advanced Pedagogy in Special Education (3 units)
Saturdays (hybrid, meets once each month) from Noon – 2:40 email@example.com
Candidates will deepen their understanding of pedagogies most effectively and equitably used to support the learning and behavioral needs of children with disabilities, as well as children with disabilities who are also English language learners. Multiple assessment measures, including progress monitoring tools, will be linked to instructional planning to differentiate lessons according to student needs within the context of grade level standards and curriculum frameworks.
EDTE 544 Advanced Methods of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (3 units)
Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:40 pm firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of methods for teaching English to non-native speakers of English at various grade levels. Students will link theory to practice through the study of current methods for teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will also learn to create, select and evaluate materials appropriate for teaching in different settings.
EDRL 524: Literacy & Literature (3 units)
Mondays from 7:00-9:40 PM email@example.com
In this graduate seminar, students study literature for children and young adults, book artists and their techniques, and ways of using literature in the classroom. Students examine new and classic texts and a variety of genres, including narrative, expository, poetic, and new multimodal texts, responding to them as readers and as teachers. Students develop and evaluate literature integrated into the curriculum as well as theoretical tools for literature studies, including semiotic, genre, reader response, developmental, dialogic, and critical theories. Annotated Literature Bibliography and Action Research Project assignments reflect student interests, professional and academic goals.