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EDUC 4351G DEVELOPMENTAL READING INSTRUCTION (3 hours)grad2011c.jpg
An in-depth study of reading instruction involving teaching word analysis skills, particularly phonics, and teaching comprehension strategies.

EDUC 4952G DIAGNOSIS AND CORRECTION OF READING DIFFICULTIES (3 hours)
A study of causes of reading disabilities, instruments and techniques used in diagnosing reading difficulties, report writing, and the development of appropriate material and methods for teaching disabled readers. Prerequisite: A course in teaching developmental reading

EDUC 4954G CONTENT AREA MULTILITERACIES (3 hours)
The development of understanding and implementing pedagogical strategies that integrate multimodal communication including print, media, aural, and critical literacies in content classes.

EDUC 5101 ISSUES AND TOPICS IN AMERICAN EDUCATION (3 hours)
An in depth study of the factors and influences which have shaped American education, including governmental influences, diversity issues, and the impact of innovations in school organization and curriculum.

EDUC 5102 SCHOOL CURRICULUM (3 hours)
A study of curricular and instructional principles, processes, and designs applicable to children from early childhood to early adolescence. Particular emphases will be current and emerging curricular trends and professional leadership in the development of learning communities.

EDUC 5103 RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER (3 hours)
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative approaches to educational research, including data analysis, interpretation, and application of findings. Particular emphasis will be given to the design and implementation of teacher-designed classroom research.

EDUC 5104 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3 hours)
A study of psychological theories and principles and their application to contemporary educational problems and issues, including diverse populations and special needs students.

EDUC 5106 PROJECT (3 hours)
The design and development of a major project based on a review of research and readings related to a student identified area of professional interest. Prerequisite: EDUC 5103 Research Methods for Classroom Teachers

EDUC 5107 PRACTICUM (3 hours)
A supervised practicum involving the implementation of the major project developed in EDUC 5106. Prerequisite: EDUC 5106 Project

grad2011b.jpgEDUC 5108 PORTFOLIO (3 hours)
The graduate program's culminating experience involving the collection of artifacts and related reflections that document the achievement of the graduate program goals. Prerequisite: the completion of 33 s.h. of graduate course work.

EDUC 5111 TEACHER LEADERSHIP (3 hours)
A study of the central concepts, theories, and research regarding teacher leadership, the concept of teachers as agents of change, professional learning communities, and ways that teachers can become effective leaders in their schools and educational communities.

EDUC 5116 ACTION RESEARCH I (3 hours)
The first of a two-course individualized research endeavor involving identifying the area of focus, writing the literature review, designing the intervention and explaining its rationale and posing the research questions that will direct the data gathering and analysis. Prerequisite: EDUC 5103 Research Methods for the Classroom Teacher.

EDUC 5117 ACTION RESEARCH II (3 hours)
The second of a two-course individualized research endeavor involving the implementation of the research developed in Action Research I and the analysis and interpretation of the data gathered from this research. Prerequisite: EDUC 5116 Action Research I

EDUC 5118 GRADUATE CAPSTONE (3 hours)
The culminating graduate experience in which each candidate creates evidence of in-depth knowledge regarding an aspect of a core subject or a 21st century theme, demonstrates growth in professional dispositions, and creates a multi-media presentation of the candidate’s action research which is presented before a learning community. Prerequisite: EDUC 5117Action Research II

EDUC 5203 INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM (3 hours)
An analysis of the design and implementation of an integrated, interdisciplinary program in the elementary school, with emphasis on language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, and cultural arts.

EDUC 5204 LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM: THEORY AND PRACTICE (3 hours)
An exploration of children's literature across genre and across curriculum, including the examination of literary issues of censorship, cultural diversity, and response. Basic knowledge of children's literature is assumed.

EDUC 5300 LITERACY PRACTICUM (3 hours)
The development of a research-based reading or writing project that is implemented in a school setting.

EDUC 5301 LITERACY METHODS FOR ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHERS (3 hours)
A study of pedagogical practices in English/language arts classes to help students in their consumption and production of literacy and multimodal texts.

EDUC 5502 THEORY OF NUMBERS (3 hours)
A rigorous analysis of arithmetic theory, including properties of real numbers with emphasis given to the set of integers, along with modern and historical numeration systems.

EDUC 5602 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION (3 hours)
An advanced study of environmental science education, including the design and implementation of experiential learning experiences.

EDUC 5701 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM (3 hours)
An examination of the use of technology by the experienced teacher. Class emphases include application and integration of technology, such as the use of multimedia presentations, Internet, and content specific software.

EDUC 5702 CULTURAL DIVERSITY (3 hours)
A critical analysis of topics and issues related to cultural diversity that challenge classroom teachers; a reflective examination of fundamental assumptions and perspectives that influence teaching and learning.


Social Studies Courses

HIST 5807 NORTH CAROLINA: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES (3 hours)
An in depth study of the historical, political and sociological factors and influences affecting the people of contemporary North Carolina. Particular emphases include oral history and traditions, analysis of primary sources, and the value of historic preservation.


Topics and Independent Study

EDUC 5900 TOPICS IN EDUCATION (3 hours)
The study of a selected topic from the fields of education focusing on specialized interests within the discipline.

EDUC 5901 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATION (3 hours)
Self directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the faculty.