College of Education and Human Development
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Statistics in Education EDFI 6410
EDFI 6410 is an introductory-level course for graduate students in education and related fields. You are not expected to have any experience with statistics or research prior to taking the course. The course covers basic topics related to descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing in research. Most Master’s programs in the College of Education and Human Development require this course for graduation.
Research in Education EDFI 6420
EDFI 6420 is an introductory-level course for graduate students in education and related fields. You are not expected to have any experience with statistics or research prior to taking the course, although EDFI 6410 is recommended first. The course covers basic topics related to designing, conducting, and reading educational research. Many, but not all, Master’s programs in the College of Education and Human Development require this course for graduation.
Using K-12 Assessment Data EDFI 6450
Using Assessment and Research to Improve Practice (3) Introduction to process of data-driven instructional decision making, through assessment-based research in educational settings; focus is on using assessment results and additional research to better inform instructional decisions.
Human Growth and Development EDFI 6710
Human Growth and Development (3). Fall, Summer. Study of basic knowledge and theories of human development and behavior from a multidisciplinary approach. Special emphasis placed on the sociocultural nature of human development including the physical, intellectual, and socioemotional growth patterns of individuals throughout the life span. Prerequisite: six hours of psychology, educational psychology, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to Assistive Technology EDIS 6400
Introduction to the diversity of assistive technology, low and high tech systems, an emphasis on impact and relevancy for individuals with disabilities. Prerequisite: EDIS 5310 or consent of instructor. Graded.
Implementation Strategies for Assistive Technology EDIS 6420
Explores the multi-dimensional aspects of successful implementation of assistive technology. A strong focus on acquisition of assistive technology for classroom utilization and monitoring of student progress within the general curriculum. Prerequisite: EDIS 6400.
Nature and Characteristics of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders EDIS 6440
Overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) including: definitions, history, etiology, prevalence, legal issues, characteristics and needs, interventions and programs, and issues and trends. This course will address lifespan issues for individuals with ASD as well as life span concerns for families and professionals dealing with ASD.
Transition: From School to Adult Life EDIS 6450
Provides an overview of the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult roles. Primary emphases on transition planning and services, strategies for effectively preparing students to achieve their postsecondary goals, and adult environments and service delivery systems. Prerequisite: EDIS 5310 or consent of instructor. Graded.
Assessments, Methods, and Materials for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders EDIS 6480
This course is designed to develop competencies for assessing individuals with ASD, identifying educational needs, designing and implementing educational programs, and using effective methods and materials for instructing individuals with ASD. Prerequisite: EDIS 6440.
Curriculum Inquiry EDTL 6110
Sources of curriculum; foundational bases for contemporary curriculum; forces that shape design and development of curriculum; and factors related to implementing, modifying, and evaluating curriculum. One-hour field experience embedded in the course.
Classroom Technology for Teachers EDTL 6120
On demand. The Classroom Technology for Teachers course is an introduction to computers in education with hands-on experience. The purpose of the course is to introduce technology skills and integration strategies to the educator. The course participants will become aware of several applications of technology and integration methods in the elementary and secondary classroom. The participant will also develop skills and strategies in using Internet resources in the classroom.
Technology Tools for E-Learning EDTL 6180
This course is designed to assist K-12 teachers in developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver their course curriculum in various digital forms for e-learning. Another goal of the course is to help teachers apply and evaluate the effectiveness of digital tools used to promote student learning in online and blended educational environments.
Content Literacy P-12 EDTL 6200
Analysis of the unique nature of learning with informational texts across grade levels and subject areas. Investigation of literacy requirements, teaching and learning strategies, and materials. Topics include nonfiction genres, word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, writing to learn, study skills, and assessment and evaluation methods.
Literacy: Theories & Applications EDTL 6210
Identification of major areas of concern in literacy development; alternative solutions; psychological, sociological, and historical point of view.
Classroom Literacy Assessment & Intervention EDTL 6220
Techniques of assessing literacy and providing literacy intervention strategies and support services for students in both the classroom and resource setting. Experiences include the use of appropriate informal and formal instruments as well as designing/developing appropriate intervention and support services.
Technology in the 21st Century Classroom EDTL 6310
In this introductory course, students will explore technology integration strategies and tools appropriate for use in the 21st Century classroom as well as develop an understanding of technology operations and concepts; plan, design, and model effective learning environments and multiple experiences supported by technology. Approved for Distance Education. Extra Fee.
Technology Leadership and Professional Development EDTL 6320
Introduction to leadership principles and practices for technology integration professional developers working within an educational environment. Prerequisites: EDTL 6310 and EDTL 6360.
Dynamic Media EDTL 6330
Introduction to dynamic media including the creation of dynamic-media based materials for both presentation purposes and student interactive use. Introduction to instructional design principles. Prerequisites: EDTL 6310 and EDTL 6360.
Dynamic Media II EDTL 6340
On demand. Advanced exploration and construction of dynamic media including the creation of dynamic-media based materials for websites, digital video, and interactive educational materials. Extensive use of instructional design principles. Prerequisite: EDTL 6330. Approved for Distance Education.
Internet in the Educational Community EDTL 6360
An introduction to methods and models of using the Internet effectively in the classroom. Numerous educational topics involving the Internet will be explored, including: research, web tools, information technologies, website validity, multimedia on the web, inquiry-based activities, open source options, media literacy, and ethics. Approved for Distance Education. Extra Fee.
Special Topics in Classroom Technology EDTL 6390
On demand. Consideration of current topics in classroom technology, for example: classroom technology and science education, equity and classroom technology, classroom technology and adaptive devices, and constructivism and classroom technology. Content will vary by offering. May be repeated for credit.
Topics in EDTL EDTL 6820
On demand. Selected topics within the discipline. Content varies from one year or semester to the next. Must have approval of graduate coordinator if graduate program credit is desired or at discretion of student for recertification or for personal growth.
Master's Project in Curriculum and Teaching EDTL 6910
On demand. Supervised independent research on delimited topic within discipline for Plan II degree option. Generation of new knowledge within the field of curriculum and teaching. Proposal for directed research must be approved by instructor prior to registration. May be repeated to 6 hours. Approved for Distance Education.
Curriculum and Instructional Design EDTL 7100
An analysis of curriculum and instructional systems, structures, and designs. Historical and philosophical bases for contemporary curriculum and instructional innovations and practices will be examined. Representative models will be presented and discussed to facilitate the creation of student-generated designs. Includes field experience. Prerequisite: EDTL 6110.
Research Methods - FCS FCS 6260
Fall. This course provides an overview of the research process from problem formulation through presentation of findings. Research methodology emphasizing specific FCS content areas. Graded A/F
Introduction to Dietary Internship FN 5210
Fall and Spring semester. Supervised practical field application or clinical experience in food and nutrition. Students must be enrolled in Dietetic Internship Program. May be repeated. Graded S/U.
Micronutrients Through the Lifespan FN 6090
On demand. Emphasis on human needs and food sources of vitamins and minerals during health and disease conditions. Identification and discussion of the chemical and physical properties of these micronutrients in foods and human systems. Prerequisite: advanced nutrition or consent of instructor.
Macronutrients for Human Nutrition FN 6100
On demand. Emphasis on metabolism of the structural and energy furnishing nutrients as applied to the nutritional requirements and food supplies of people; current literature and research in proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: advanced nutrition or consent of instructor.
Advanced Clinical Nutrition FN 6110
On demand. Metabolic and physiologic basis for nutrition intervention in health and disease. Pathophysiology of major disease states and impact on normal nutrition and metabolism. Current research, critical evaluation of resources, current practice, and evidence-based recommendations for medical nutrition therapy. Prerequisites: undergraduate medical nutrition therapy course, or consent of instructor.
Master's Project FN 6910
Fall, Spring. Completion of a project in Food and Nutrition. May be repeated. Enrollment in excess of six hours is acceptable, but no more than six hours may be credited toward degree. Prerequisite: FCS 6260 or other research methods course or consent of instructor. Graded S/U.
Thesis Research in Food & Nutrition FN 6990
Credit for thesis study. May be repeated. Enrollment in excess of six hours acceptable, but no more than six hours may be credited toward degree. Graded IP.