2010-2011 Catalog by American University Washington

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336 course descriptions edu-554 teaching social studies in elementary education 3 the focus of this course is on understanding how to support all learners through the use of various strategies methods and models for teaching social studies emphasis is on the analysis of current research in effective social studies teaching and learning practical application in local elementary schools students provide their own transportation usually offered every fall prerequisite edu-205 edu-250 edu-319 edu-320 edu-321 edu-330 edu-362 edu-371 and edu-541 or edu-545 admission to the teacher education program and permission of seth adviser must be taken concurrently with edu-552 edu-553 edu-555 and edu-556 edu-555 teaching reading in elementary education 3 the focus of this course is on understanding how to support diverse learners through the use of various strategies methods and models for teaching reading emphasis is on exploring and analyzing current research in reading theory and practice field work and practice teaching in local schools students provide their own transportation usually offered every fall prerequisite edu-205 edu-250 edu-319 edu-320 edu-321 edu-330 edu-362 edu-371 and edu-541 or edu-545 admission to the teacher education program and permission of seth advisor must be taken concurrently with edu-552 edu-553 edu-554 and edu-556 edu-556 teaching science in elementary education 3 methods and materials for teaching science to all learners emphasis on inquiry discovery safety and legal aspects field trips and practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every fall prerequisite edu-205 edu-250 edu-319 edu-320 edu-321 edu-330 edu-362 edu-371 and edu-541 or edu-545 admission to the teacher education program and permission of seth advisor must be taken concurrently with edu-552 edu-553 edu-554 and edu-555 edu-560 advanced technology in education 3 students gain hands-on experience with current and emerging applications including system server architecture application programming product development and project evaluation emphasis on informed data-based decision making as a guide to identification purchase and assessment of expert services and equipment and development of skills to enact and administer specific solutions meets with edu-760 usually offered every spring prerequisite edu-519 or permission of instructor edu-565 gender and cultural diversity in school 3 combining both historical perspective and contemporary knowledge and skills this course investigates the impact of bias in school from the earliest colonial schools to contemporary classrooms bias selectivity and access have been pervasive educational barriers the course discusses both past issues and current challenges bridging disparate groups and interests and searching for commonalities and differences among racial gender class ability and ethnic concerns students undertake a social science investigation to add to the understanding of educational equity usually offered every fall edu-590 independent reading course in education 1–6 prerequisite permission of instructor and department chair edu-598 comparative and international education 3 an examination of the ways in which education systems vary across regions and countries and the implications for international education emphasis is on how educational policy capacity gover nance institution building and practice are shaped by the contexts in which they are embedded includes globalization access equity equality opportunity and capacity building usually offered every fall graduate courses edu-601 teaching reading in the elementary school 3 this course focuses on understanding language acquisition literacy development and classroom teaching through the lens of cultural and linguistic diversity includes class discussion of strategies for teaching reading with practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every fall edu-602 teaching language arts in the elementary school 3 this course focuses on understanding and applying recent theories and practices in language arts teaching and learning emphasis is on developing strategies that support diverse learners includes practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every fall edu-603 teaching mathematics in the elementary school 3 materials and methods for teaching mathematics to all learners emphasis is on analysis of current research and effective mathematics instruction includes hands-on interactive math activities and practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every spring edu-604 teaching science in the elementary school 3 strategies materials methods and classroom management for teaching science in elementary schools examines pedagogy and best practices for effective science education for diverse learners includes practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every spring edu-605 methods of psychoeducational assessment for learning disabilities and emotional disturbance 3 develops the special educator’s knowledge of critical issues and concepts in the use of standardized tests in psychoeducational assessment theoretical and operational definitions of cognitive abilities and “intelligence” familiarity with a variety of achievement tests and introductory practice in test administration and interpretation usually offered every spring prerequisite edu-645 edu-606 theories and methods in diagnostic and prescriptive mathematics 3 materials and methods for teaching mathematics to students with learning disabilities analysis of current reform models in curriculum assessment and instruction including techniques of error analysis and flexible interviewing required tutorial experience usually offered every spring edu-607 research seminar in special education 3 a case study approach using interdisciplinary research with focus on a specific child with learning disabilities includes interviews with professionals working with the child review of confidential files and research from contemporary journals on remediation suggestions summarized in a comprehensive report usually offered every spring prerequisite permission of instructor edu-608 teaching social studies in the elementary school 3 focuses on understanding how to support all learners through the use of various strategies methods and modes for effective social studies teaching emphasis on the analysis of current research in effective social studies teaching and learning includes practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every spring.