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EDF 6442 - Assessment in the Curriculum (syllabus)

 An in-depth study in the application of principles and methods of assessment. Focus on alignment of the curriculum, instructional methods, and evaluation; construction, administration, and interpretation of measurement instruments; research on published standardized tests; and utilization of technology.

EDG 6936 Interactive Media (syllabus)

This course focuses on the design, development, and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Topics include: hypermedia programs, compact disc technologies, digital images, digital audio, digitized video, and distance education. Students will evaluate commercial programs and develop custom applications using PowerPoint, Inspiration, and the Web.

EME 6418 Educational Multimedia

This course focuses on the design, development, and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Topics include: instructional design, input and output devices, optical technology, hypermedia with sound and video, communicating with multimedia products, and the future of technology in education.

EDG 6250 Instructional Strategies in the Curriculum (syllabus)

Instructional Strategies in the Curriculum is a graduate level course designed for inservice educators and post baccalaureates who are working toward teacher certification in education.  The content of the course focuses on two main areas of the teacher's professional role of instructional planning and instructional delivery.  

EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology (syllabus)

This course provided an introduction to computers and other technologies and their role in the teaching and learning processes. Topics include educational software, ethical and social issues, hardware, interactive multimedia, models for integrating technology into instruction, productivity tools, and telecommunications.

EME 5403 Technology in Education (syllabus)

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This introductory course provides information and skills for future and current teachers in the effective use instructional technology, focusing on the use of the microcomputer and application software in the classroom. In addition to the technology, concepts include introduction in educational learning theory, methods, and applications. Students learn through weekly assigned readings, lectures, and hands-on lab experiences.

EME 6628: Educational Technology Systems (syllabus)

The purpose of this course is to develop individuals who have an understanding of educational computer hardware and network systems that allows them to teach about technology systems concepts as well as to make decisions concerning their purchase, setup, repair and appropriate use. This course introduces students to networks in the school setting. Topics include technology management, components and configuration, connections, troubleshooting and maintenance. In this course, students increase their understanding of educational technology and network systems by learning to use a wide variety of technology systems.

EME 6441 Technology for Special Populations (syllabus)

This course is designed to be an introductory survey course in the application of technology as assistive and adaptive devices and strategies for students who are physically or mentally impaired, and are in a mainstreamed versus a profound situation. The main concept of the course material is to learn about and use technologies to overcome handicaps and improve functionality. The course will be focusing mostly on integrating computer based applications and adaptations.

EDA 6271 Educational Leadership Technology (Educational Management Systems)

Educational Leadership Technology is a hands-on course requiring several project-based products that enable students to demonstrate the effective use of software-based applications as well as hardware. In addition, students will analyze the technology needs of an organization and create a plan in which implementation of both short- and long-range technology plans for the organization will be considered. This activity will include, where appropriate, knowledge of professional standards of organizations, societies, and associations appropriate to work situations of individual class members, especially as they relate to leadership in the area of technology. Beyond basic competencies, coursework will be individualized to the extent possible based on the skill level and needs of the students enrolled.

EME 7415:  Educational Design for Digital Media (syllabus)

This course focuses on the study and application of instructional design principles to the development of multimedia materials.  It emphasizes the application of learning principles to multimedia design and production.  Students will design and develop a multimedia project using a variety of visual and auditory elements.

 EME 7415 emphasizes the application of cognitive psychology to the instructional design of multimedia.  Students who have mastered the use of a wide variety of advanced technology system -- hardware and software -- apply those skills in the creation of a single, substantially sized, multimedia/hypermedia project.  Creation of the project requires the student to incorporate typographic principles, graphic design principles, and an appropriate instructional design as they create a project that employs audio and visual materials.

SCE4320-006 Special Methods: Middle Grades Science
SCE4330-044 Special Methods: Secondary Science

This course is designed to develop competencies in instructional methods, materials, and curriculum and in selecting methods, resources, and assessment strategies for teaching science. The purpose of this course is to prepare education students to become teachers of science to middle/secondary students, through:

Developing an understanding of child development related to constructing scientific knowledge

Enhancing subject matter knowledge, emphasizing science concepts taught in science classrooms

Developing pedagogical knowledge: how to teach science, plan lessons, select strategies and activities, organize the classroom, connect science to other content areas, assess learning, integrate technology

Teaching and observing science in action, confidently and enthusiastically

Managing hands-on, minds-on science successfully and safely

This course examines instructional methods, materials, and curricula for teaching the science disciplines in grades 6-12. The course is designed for the autonomous, motivated learner and emphasizes how science is learned by adolescents and young adults.  The view of science teaching which the course embodies is that of facilitating inquiry into the sciences (biology, chemistry, earth/space sciences, physics) by a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher who is aware of individual learners in multicultural contexts and uses integrative methodologies to meet their needs.  Its format encourages discussion and debate and includes participation by practicing teachers and community members.

SCE 6117 - Science for Elementary Teachers (methods) (syllabus)

Advanced study of content, resources and processes used in science programs in the elementary school. This course is designed to develop competencies in selecting methods, resources, and assessment strategies for teaching elementary science. The purpose of this course is to prepare elementary education students to become teachers of science to elementary students, through: Developing an understanding of child development related to constructing scientific knowledge; Enhancing subject matter knowledge, emphasizing science concepts taught in elementary classrooms; Developing pedagogical knowledge: how to teach science, plan lessons, select strategies and activities, organize the classroom, connect science to other content areas, assess learning, integrate technology;  Teaching and observing science in action, confidently and enthusiastically; and Managing hands-on, minds-on science successfully and safely

EDG 5935GJ Teaching Physics Actively (special topics)

The goal of this class is to assist science teachers to develop skills in the teaching of physics in an active, discovery format. The purpose of this course is to develop pedagogical (educational) content knowledge as it pertains to teaching and learning of physics actively.  In this course we concentrate on learning the skills and strategies necessary to teach science in an active, inquiry, discovery based, constructive format.  Additionally the course is designed to increase physics content knowledge in a number of areas, along with familiarizing you with the Active Physics teaching and presentation format developed in association with American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).  

Reading Technology: Technology for Literacy EME 6990

This course is in development and is designed to introduce all teachers to the concepts of how reading can be supported and developed with technology. Course topics include the digital scaffolding tools, technology for accommodations, digital reading options, and electronic books in many forms.

Courses in Development

Digital Photography in Education

This course is being designed to introduce teachers to the concepts and applications of digital photography in education.  Topics are to include: digital camera types and features, taking effective digital pictures, digital editing,  animations, morphing, authoring applications (HyperStudio, PowerPoint, Inspiration, etc), educational applications (curriculum, support, documentation, assessment).  

 

Last updated 08/04/08