On-Campus Summer Session: June 10 - July 18

Courses offered

EDUC 402* & 502: Literacy Development in Elementary School
EDUC 403* & EDUC 503: Teaching Content Area Literacy
EDUC 404* & EDUC 504: Second Language Acquisition Methodology
EDUC 429* & EDUC 529: Intro to Exceptional Learners
EDUC 501: Teaching Diverse Learners
EDUC 606: Educational Inquiry Practicum 

EDUC 402* & 502: Literacy Development in Elementary School

Instructor: To be announced
Pre-req: EDUC 300/500 or EDUC 401/501
EDUC 402 (undergraduate course) and 502 (graduate course) are cross-listed

Research and methodology for delivering a balanced, comprehensive program of instruction in reading, writing, and related language arts areas in linguistically and/or culturally diverse elementary classrooms. Topics include: basic word identification skills and comprehension strategies, literature-based instruction, on-going diagnostic strategies/interventions, content area literacy, and organizing for instruction. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

EDUC 403* & EDUC 503: Teaching Content Area Literacy

Instructor: Kent Besocke
Pre-req: EDUC 300/500 or EDUC 401/501 
EDUC 403 (undergraduate course) and 503 (graduate course) are cross-listed

Research and methodology for preparing secondary teachers to teach content-based reading and writing skills to all students. Topics include: reading comprehension skills, vocabulary, strategies for promoting oral and written language, phonological/structure of the English language, and writing across the curriculum. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

EDUC 404* & EDUC 504: Second Language Acquisition Methodology

Instructor: Lillie Ruvalcaba
Pre-req: EDUC 300/500 or EDUC 401/501
EDUC 404 (undergraduate course) and 504 (graduate course) are cross-listed

Examines native and second language development in theory and as applied to multicultural/multilingual educational contexts, helping prospective teachers develop a sound understanding of first (L1) and second language (L2) processes. Focuses on the socio-cultural, historical, political nature of language learning in the classroom and how the educational system addresses the needs of English Language (EL) Learners. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

EDUC 429* & EDUC 529: Intro to Exceptional Learners

Instructor: Professor Cean Colcord
Pre-req: EDUC 300/500 or EDUC 401/501
EDUC 429 (undergraduate course) and 529 (graduate course) are cross-listed

The course provides students with an understanding of the characteristics of children with disabilities such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbance, Intellectual Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, Other Health Impairment-Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, and Autism. Students will examine a variety of developmentally and ability-appropriate instructional strategies, resources, and programs used to create inclusive learning environments that enable all students to learn and succeed. Students will analyze Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Individual Family Service Plans (IFSPs), and Individual Transition Plans (ITPs) for the purpose of making informed decisions aimed at supporting the needs of diverse learners. One semester, 2 credits. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

EDUC 501: Teaching Diverse Learners

Instructor: Professor Shannon Stanton Agbotse
Pre-req: EDUC 300/500 and CHDV 105
Graduate standing only

Provides theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for working with culturally diverse K-12 students, families, and communities. Includes analysis of alternative viewpoints on current educational goals, practices, and issues, as well as methods for building a just, democratic classroom culture. Certificate of Clearance required in order to complete 15 hours of fieldwork (placement provided by Director of Student Teaching). Individuals taking this course must earn at least a B- in order for the course to count towards preliminary credential.

EDUC 606: Educational Inquiry Practicum (May 20 - June 28)

Instructor: Professor Cean Colcord
Pre-req: 
EDUC 605; Instructor permission
Graduate standing only

Continuation of EDUC 605 with implementation of research plan. Includes collecting and analyzing data, and formal presentation of results at a Graduate Research Symposium.