Aug 08, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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    EDL 790 - Capstone Seminar


    EDL 761 , concurrent election of EDL 762 . (3)

    Culmination of the Education Specialist program. The candidate demonstrates integration of knowledge, skills and dispositions through development and implementation of an Action Research project, disseminating results through a variety of means.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 800 - Survey of Research Theory, Design, and Methods


    Admission to Ed.D. Program, concurrent election of EDL 801 . (3)

    Core knowledge and skills needed to comprehend, analyze and design research at the doctoral level. Exploration of the philosophy of statistics, the importance of theory in research, and research processes. Introduction to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method research design. Emphasis on ethical and social change implications of conducting research, producing knowledge, and engaging in scholarship. Students apply and synthesize knowledge and skills by developing elements of simple research plans. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 801 - Educational Policy


    Admission to Ed.D. program, concurrent election of EDL 800 . (3)

    Exploration of critical policy issues facing K-12 education. Topics include policy analysis, historical views of educational policy initiatives, impact of fiscal policy and political environment on K-12 education, and policies designed to improve K-12 educational outcomes. Study includes analysis of policy initiatives at the federal, state and local levels. Emphasis on critical thinking skills for ethics based decision-making. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 803 - School Law and Equity Issues


    Admission to the Ed.D. program, concurrent election of EDL 900. (3)

    Analysis of laws related to K-12 education through study of state and federal legal cases and legislation. Areas of study include school liability, student rights and responsibilities, court and legislative trends, special education law, use of public resources, labor law, and equity issues. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 804 - Quantitative Research Methods I & II


    Admission to Ed.D. program, EDL 800 EDL 801 . (6)

    Knowledge and skills for designing quantitative research at the doctoral level, including understanding research design, data analysis and statistics, the importance of quality assurance, and ethical and social change implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge. Statistics approached from a problem-solving perspective, with emphasis on selection of appropriate statistical tests for research. In Part I, students explore classical quantitative research designs and common statistical tests, and they apply and synthesize their core knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research plan. In Part II, students develop more specialized knowledge and skills, including understanding multivariate data analysis and more advanced statistical concepts, and they apply them as they more fully develop a research design including appropriate statistical tests. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 805 - Qualitative Research I & II


    Admission to Ed. D. program, EDL 800 EDL 801 . (6)

    Knowledge and skills for designing qualitative research at the doctoral level, including understanding data analysis, the nature of qualitative inquiry, fieldwork methodologies and the nature of observation, theoretical approaches to qualitative research, the importance of quality assurance, and ethical, legal, and social change implications of conducting qualitative research and producing knowledge. In Part I, students apply and synthesize core knowledge and skills by developing a qualitative research plan. In Part II, students develop more specialized knowledge and skills within each of the common qualitative traditions, including more complex qualitative research designs and analyses, multiple approaches to coding and organizing data, and core components of a qualitative write-up, and they apply them as they more fully develop a qualitative research plan. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 844 - Professional Standards and Community Relations


    Admission to Ed.D. program. (3)

    Issues related to school curriculum and development. Emphasis on parent and community involvement, from determining the needed “21st century skills” valued for employment, to parent book challenges. Review of the Common Core and other professional standards, as well as grade-level expectations (GLCEs, HSCEs) relevant at district, state and national levels. Focus on integration of professional standards to course planning and lesson preparation, needs monitoring, and assessment prior to accountability mechanisms (such as standardized testing) to assure standards are being successfully addressed. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 856 - School Finance, Business and Human Resources Management


    Admission to Ed.D. program, concurrent election of EDL 844 . (3)

    Issues related to school finance, business operations, and the acquisition and use of human resources in K-12 schools. Funding sources (local, state, federal and private), equity and distribution of resources; allocation of financial and fixed assets, budgeting policies and techniques, accounting and auditing systems, history of school finance, analysis of funding mechanisms across the US, the impact of legal requirements on the use of resources. Identification of needs; recruitment, selection and hiring of personnel; staff orientation models, supervision and discipline of employees; compensation models; staff performance evaluation; contracting of services. Study of labor unions and their role in K-12 education, models used for collective bargaining and grievance resolution. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 880 - Special Topics-Educational Leadership


    Admission to the Ed.D. Program, consent of instructor. (3)

    Topics related to core objectives of the Ed.D. program, offered on an as-needed basis. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDL 990 - Dissertation I Research and Prospectus


    Admission to the Ed.D. program, completion of EDL 800 EDL 801 EDL 803 , EDL 804  or EDL 805 EDL 844 EDL 856 ; or consent of instructor. (1-6)

    Doctoral students are guided and assisted in development of their dissertation proposals, writing of their dissertation design, chapters and data analysis, preparing articles for publication, and developing research proposals for professional conferences and other professional arenas. Emphasis on individual student work with chair and dissertation committee members. Approval of dissertation proposal required for course completion. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
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    EDL 995 - Dissertation II


    Consent of instructor. (1-6)

    Doctoral students work individually with their chair and dissertation committee members on the completion of their dissertation. To be acceptable, the dissertation must demonstrate the student has pursued a program of research, the results of which reveal superior academic competence and a significant contribution of knowledge to the field of educational leadership within a higher education or P-12 school system setting. May be reelected to a total of 11 credits. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
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    EDM 100 - Problem Solving for College Students


    Competence in high school mathematics. (3) FQ

    Students acquire and internalize mathematical problem-solving strategies as they solve a wide variety of puzzles and brainteasers. Techniques include drawing diagrams, making systematic lists, and eliminating possibilities; pattern and relation recognition; modeling problems in multiple formats and solving in various ways, including algebra. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 101 - Developing a Mathematical Mindset


    Not open to Elementary Education students. (3)

    A variety of activities and experiences selected from the Elementary Education Mathematics curriculum. Designed to help everyone, from those who have struggled with mathematics to those who have not, demystify the rules and procedures of mathematics that are generally taught, and to become rational, informed citizens of mathematical practice in today’s schools. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 120 - Mathematics for K-8 Teachers I


    ECE 344 . (4)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to whole number arithmetic in elementary classrooms. Mathematical topics include additive and multiplicative reasoning; pedagogical topics include mathematical mindsets, equity in mathematics education, analysis of student thinking, and selection of tasks. A portion of the course is held in a local elementary school classroom. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 121 - Mathematics for K-8 Teachers II


    (3-4)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to mathematics in the K-8 classroom, with emphasis on how children learn.  Topics include patterns, two-and three-dimensional geometry and measurement, data, and chance. A portion of the course is held in a local elementary school classroom. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 122 - Mathematics for K-8 Teachers III


    Concurrent enrollment in EDM 163 . (3-4)

    A foundation for understanding and teaching rational number arithmetic in the K-8 classroom is provided through explorations of content and methods.  Topics include fractions, decimals and percents, and multiplicative structures. A portion of the course is held in a local elementary school classroom. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 163 - Mathematics Education Practicum l


    Concurrent election of EDM 122 . (1)

    Provides candidates with opportunities to observe, evaluate, create and teach mathematics lessons in one-on-one, small group, and/or whole class settings. In planning for these experiences, teacher candidates learn to consider a wide range of abilities, implement a variety of classroom management techniques, integrate classroom technology and a variety of learning aids, and colloborate with classroom teachers and professionals.
  
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    EDM 200 - Attributes in Mathematics


    (2)

    Exploration of attributes in mathematics, including two- and three-dimensional shapes, spatial relationships, size comparisons, etc. Students learn to perform explanations; choose, interpret and talk with representations; elicit, interpret, support and extend other’s mathematical thinking. Exploration of mathematical mindsets.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 220 - Algebraic Thinking in the Early Grades


    EDM 122  , EDM 163 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Early algebraic thinking and its application to elementary classrooms. Mathematics topics include patterns, proportional reasoning, variables and unknowns, the concept of function, modeling of real world situations using algebraic language, and linear relationships; pedagogical topics include standards of mathematical practices. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 222 - Geometry and Measurement for K-8 Teachers


    EDM 121 , EDM 220 . (3)

    Euclidean and spherical geometry and its applications for elementary and middle school classrooms. Extended investigation of geometry and measurement topics introduced in EDM 121, studied in part with an axiomatic proof-based approach. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 230 - Algebraic Thinking in the Middle School


    EDM 122, EDM 220; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Mathematics content for middle school teachers. Topics include: variables and patterns; linear relationships; exponential, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions; the unit circle and basic trigonometric functions; function transformations; basic concepts of calculus. Graded ABCN/Y
  
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    EDM 300 - Essential Mathematics for Elementary Teachers


    EDM 122  or equivalent determined by EDM qualifying test; admission to Elementary Education program; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study and review of mathematics relevant to elementary education licensing test. Graded ABCN/Y
  
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    EDM 301 - Understanding Whole Numbers and Whole Number Operations


    (3)

    Exploration of counting, attribution, and whole number arithmetic.  Pedagogical strategies include unpacking mathematical content; performing mathematical explanations; choosing, interpreting and talking with representations; and eliciting, interpreting, supporting and extending others’ thinking. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 320 - Concepts of Calculus for Elementary Education


    EDM 220 . (4)

    One-variable calculus and its relevance to the K-8 classroom. Topics include functions, limits, derivative, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Guided discovery-based activities in a cooperative group setting. Part of the course may involve interaction with school children. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDM 321 - Discrete Structures for Elementary Education


    EDM 120 . (4)

    Discrete mathematics and its application to the K-8 classroom. Topics may include graph algorithms, induction, recursion, and permutations and combinations. Guided discovery-based activities in a cooperative group setting. Part of the course may involve interaction with school children. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDM 322 - Probability and Statistics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers


    EDM 222 , EDM 230 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of descriptive and inferential statistics and probability concepts. Topics include: collecting, summarizing, and displaying descriptive data; measures of central tendency; simple and conditional probabilities; probability and normal distributions; confidence intervals. Computer and calculator technology used to support main ideas. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 330 - Fractions are Numbers


    (2)

    Exploration of how visual models, equipartitioning, number lines, comparison and equivalence build foundational understanding of rational numbers. Pedagogical strategies include unpacking mathematical content; performing mathematical explanations; choosing, interpreting and talking with representations; and eliciting, interpreting, supporting and extending others’ thinking. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 331 - Understanding Operations with Fractions


    EDM 330  or consent of instructor. (2)

    Exploration of how visual models, equipartitioning, number lines, comparison and equivalence build understanding of operations with rational numbers. Pedagogical strategies include unpacking mathematical content; performing mathematical explanations; choosing, interpreting and talking with representations; and eliciting, interpreting, supporting and extending others’ thinking. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 365 - Mathematics Education Practicum ll


    EDM 322 , concurrent enrollment in EDM 390 ; or consent of instructor. (1)

    Provides candidates with opportunities to observe, evaluate, create and teach mathematics lessons in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. In planning for these experiences, teacher candidates learn to consider a wide range of abilities, implement a variety of classroom management techniques, integrate classroom technology and a variety of learning aids, and collaborate with classroom teachers and professionals. Graded Pass/Fail/Y
  
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    EDM 390 - Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School


    EDM 322 , concurrent enrollment in EDM 365 ; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Students revisit and synthesize key ideas in elementary and middle school mathematics with a focus on how to teach the middle school mathematics topics. May include a capstone project and mathematics assessment of all EDM course knowledge. Part of the course will be held in a local middle school. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 424 - Methods of Teaching Math


    (3)

    Investigation of pedagogical practices that build and draw on relationships with children, caregivers and communities in ways that support children’s mathematics learning, including planning and sequencing lessons; using formative assessment to make instructional decisions; understanding the meaning and purpose of summative assessment; and enacting instruction that engages children with significant mathematics. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 480 - Independent Study in Mathematics for Elementary Education


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Research, readings or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
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    EDM 485 - Special Topics in Mathematics for Elementary Education


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Intensive study of specific areas related to elementary mathematics education. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. Section titles vary by topic; May be reelected to a total of eight credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 490 - Capstone to the Elementary Education Mathematics Major


    Completion of 28 credits toward the Elementary Education Mathematics Major, or consent of instructor. (4)

    Seminar concerning advanced topics in middle school mathematics. Students develop and present lessons in the areas of calculus, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics. Part of the course may involve interaction with school children. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 500 - Number and Operations I


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to base ten number system understanding and whole number additive and multiplicative reasoning, with emphasis on how children learn.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 502 - Number and Operations II


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to the development of fraction understanding, with emphasis on how children learn. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 510 - Early Childhood Mathematics


    Graduate standing. (4)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to the development of children’s early number understanding. Focus on noticing skills which are essential to teaching. Includes experiences with using learning trajectories and analysis of children’s work.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 512 - Promoting Equity through Classroom Discussions


    Graduate standing. (4)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to children’s development as mathematical thinkers and understanding of and sensitivity to diverse learners. Constructing and implementing meaningful mathematics tasks from which classroom discussions can be constructed as a means to promote equity in mathematics classrooms. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 520 - Children’s Algebraic Thinking


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to the development of algebraic thinking, with a focus on reasoning, generalizing and proving.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 522 - Children’s Geometry and Measurement


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Exploration of content and methods relevant to the development of geometry and measurement reasoning and skills. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 530 - Mathematics and Formative Assessment


    Graduate standing. (4)

    Exploration of formative assessment with a focus on using formative assessment in the mathematics classroom to inform and adjust instruction. Includes the use of learning trajectories and analysis of children’s work as pathways for understanding children’s thinking.  Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 532 - Curriculum and Leadership in Mathematics Education


    Graduate standing. (4)

    Exploration of mathematics curriculum development, including historical and contemporary issues that influence curriculum planning and educational change; leadership in mathematics education. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDM 680 - Early Childhood and Elementary Mathematics Education Capstone


    EDE 670 . (4)

    Students complete an action research project focused on mathematics teaching practice or on children’s mathematical thinking within the contexts in which they work. Students also reflect on what they have learned throughout the program about teaching and learning of mathematics. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 100 - Introduction to Special Education


    (3)

    Investigation of multidisciplinary approaches and collaborative roles used to support learners in a diverse society, with an introduction to terminology, identification of needs, and issues commonly encountered in addressing the needs of diverse students with disabilities.  Emphasis on inclusion, diversity issues, federal and state (MI) legislative mandates pertinent to free appropriate public education, appropriate evaluation, individualized education plans, least restrictive environments, parent participation, and procedural safeguards. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 200 - Introduction to Inclusion (PK-12)


    (3)

    Introduction to the inclusive education framework and its philosophy and goals for school and classroom practices that support the success of all students, regardless of ability.  Foundational skills for setting up and teaching in an inclusive education program to meet the needs of students with disabilities in general education settings; skill development in inclusion strategies. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 360 - Inclusion Field Experience


    (3)

    Students observe, implement and practice collaborative strategies and programs to support the academic, behavioral and social needs of all students across general and special education environments, with emphasis on inclusion and least restrictive environments.  Seminar topics include individual differences and characteristics of disabilities; differentiation, modification and accommodations across content areas; three-tiered models of prevention; and co-teaching, collaboration and teaming.  Approximately 8 hours per week in a field placement with a weekly seminar. A minimum of 96 hours in the field is required. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 410 - Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom


    Admission to Education program. (3)

    Introduction to and critique of the theory and practice of inclusion, education of students with disabilities in the regular classroom. Philosophy and goals of inclusive education as they relate to general school and classroom level practices that support the success of all students regardless of ability; skill development in inclusion strategies. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 420 - Young Children with Special Needs


    ECE 100 , ECE 200 , ECE 225 , ECE 235 ; prior or concurrent election of ECE 240 . (4)

    Introduction to working with young children (birth-8 years old) with special needs. Topics include: Developmental and ecological perspectives on young children with special needs, assessment, identification, IFSPs, IEPs, least restrictive environments, early childhood special education and intervention programs, strategies and techniques, ancillary supports, family supports, transition to primary grades, and ongoing support in the primary grades. 12 hours of fieldwork in inclusion and self-contained special education classrooms in addition to course meetings. Also listed as ECE 420 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 480 - Independent Study in Special Education


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Research, readings or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student in a topic related to the education of children with special needs. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 485 - Special Topics in Special Education


    (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to the education of children with special needs. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. The title for each section varies, based on the topic of study. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 500 - Individuals with Special Needs


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Provides the teacher with an in-depth understanding of the range of disabilities/exceptionalities for a developmental, learning theory, and ecological perspective through life span. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 501 - Special Education in American Schools


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Focus on special education in American schools from organizational, instructional, historical, philosophical, and legal perspectives. Emphasis on range of program delivery systems (inclusion, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, special and alternative programs), appropriate curriculum and instructional models, including classroom adaptations and assistive technology. Includes site-visits and observations in a variety of programs. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 502 - Family, School and Community Collaboration for Students with Special Needs


    Graduate standing and prior or concurrent election of EDN 500  or EDN 501 . (3)

    Knowledge and skills required for work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive services for individuals with special needs. Working collaboratively within the school setting, using co-teaching, team teaching, consultative and specialist models; strategies for collaborating with family and community agencies. Teachers develop skills in effective team-building, understanding leadership styles, improving communication, problem-solving, advocacy, and decision-making. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 505 - Inclusion in Today’s Classrooms and Society


    (3)

    This course will explore the historical, philosophical, and societal dimensions of inclusions across contexts and the age span. Students will examine, critically reflect on, and refine their philosophy regarding inclusion. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 510 - Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to and critique of theory and practice of inclusion, education of all students with disabilities in the regular classroom. Philosophy and goals of inclusive education as related to general school and classroom level practices that support the success of all students regardless of ability; skill development in inclusion strategies.  Not open to students with credit for EDN 410. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 515 - Teaching Exceptional Students


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide teachers and other practitioners with a foundational knowledge of the characteristics of students with exceptionalities. The focus is on understanding how the characteristics may be demonstrated in the inclusive classroom. Research based practices for meeting the needs of exceptional children will be emphasized and Individualized Education Plans and Individualized Family Service Plans will be explored. The assignments will be differentiated to meet the needs of teachers who already have significant knowledge on exceptional students (e.g. special education teachers). Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 520 - Early Childhood Special Education


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Introduction to working with young children (birth-8) with special needs. Developmental and ecological perspectives on young children with special needs, assessment, identification, IFSPs, IEPs, least restrictive environments, early childhood special education and intervention programs, strategies and techniques, ancillary supports, family supports, transition to primary grades and ongoing supports in the primary grades. Also listed as ECE 520 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 525 - Technology in the Inclusive Classroom


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide professionals with content knowledge on appropriate technology and assistive devices for supporting students with disabilities in the inclusive classroom. Universal Design for Learning and integrating technology into instruction and assessments will also be explored. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 540 - Behavioral and Instructional Methods in Special Education


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 500  or EDN 501 . (3)

    Techniques for teachers to adapt instruction to meet behavioral and curricular needs of special education students. Interventions including positive behavioral supports, behavioral analysis, development of pro-social, transition, and life skills. Creating effective learning environments to enhance academic success and quality of life including the use of adaptive and assistive technology. Multicultural perspectives on how behavior and learning are shaped within cultural contexts. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 541 - Assessment, Identification, and Program Planning for Students with Special Needs


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 500  or EDN 501 . (3)

    Knowledge and skills required in assessing, teaching, and evaluating students with special needs. Teachers learn to administer and interpret various language, social, emotional, cognitive, academic functional, and adaptive behavior assessments in order to develop individual education plans. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 544 - Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs


    Graduate Standing. (3)

    Introduction to appropriate technology and assistive devices for supporting students with special needs. Assessment of individual needs and the appropriate accommodations, adaptations, and use of technology. Recent technological innovations examined in light of research and legislations about special needs learners. Also listed as EDT 544 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 565 - Social and Behavioral Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide teachers and other practitioners with foundational knowledge in classroom management to address the multifaceted social and behavioral needs of diverse students. The emphasis of this course is using multi-tiered systems of support to prevent and remediate problematic behaviors. Research based strategies for supporting the social and behavioral needs of diverse students will be presented. Students will apply their skills to develop, implement, and assess the efficacy of social and behavioral interventions. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 580 - Independent Study in Special Education


    Graduate standing, consent of instructor and advisor. (1-3)

    Research, readings or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student, on a topic related to the education of children with special needs. May be reelected to a total of nine credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 585 - Special Topics in Special Education


    Graduate standing. (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to the education of children with special needs. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. Section titles vary based on topic of study. Students should consult with advisor about applying credits to an MA in Education specialization. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 600 - Comprehensive Overview of Learning Disabilities


    EDN 500 , EDN 501 , EDN 502 , EDN 540 , EDN 541 , EDN 544 . (3)

    Comprehensive overview of children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities. Current research on identification, definitions, characteristics of specific learning disabilities, etiology, prevalence, ways to support individuals and their families. Observations required. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 601 - Comprehensive Overview of Cognitive Impairments


    EDN 500 , EDN 501 , EDN 502 , EDN 540 , EDN 541 , EDN 544 . (3)

    Comprehensive overview of the range of individuals with cognitive impairments. Current research on identification, definitions, characteristics of cognitive impairments, etiology, prevalence, ways to support individuals and their families. Observations required. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 635 - Poverty and Culture in the Classroom


    (3)

    This course is designed to explore how culture and poverty impact a student’s educational success in the classroom. Teachers and other practitioners will gain practical experiences on what it means to be poor in America while trying to pursue an education, as well as strategies to meet the needs of students in poverty and students with diverse cultural backgrounds. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 640 - Methods-Learning Disabilities


    Graduate standing; prior or concurrent election of EDN 600 . (3)

    Focus on best research based practices involving assessment, IEP planning and methods for specific learning disabilities will be applied in a range of settings. Methods of instruction will involve information-processing, cognitive-developmental, and behavioral approaches including adaptive and assistive technology, academic and curricular modifications, self-determination, transition planning, and community and family supports. In addition, the teacher will learn to apply the skills and roles as a multi-disciplinary team member. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 641 - Methods-Cognitive Impairments


    Graduate standing; prior or concurrent election of EDN 601 . (3)

    Focus on best research-based practices involving assessment, IEP planning and methods for specific cognitive impairments applied in a range of settings. Information-processing, cognitive-developmental, and behavioral approaches; including adaptive and assistive technology, academic and curricular modifications, self-determination, transition planning, and community and family supports. Teachers learn to apply skills and roles as a multi-disciplinary team member. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 655 - Reseach Seminar in Special Education


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide teachers and other practitioners with foundational knowledge in research methods. The course will provide an opportunity for professionals to investigate, formally and systematically, their problems of practice, including questions regarding their teaching, students, or curriculum. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 660 - Learning Disabilities Elementary Practicum


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 640 . (3)

    Six-week full-time student teaching placement in a K-8 setting serving student with learning disabilities, appropriate placement determined by Director of Educational Field Experiences. Teacher candidates required to develop a professional portfolio and demonstrate reflective practice through seminar/discussions. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 661 - Cognitive Impairments Elementary Practicum


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 641 . (3)

    Six-week full-time student teaching placement in a K-8 setting serving student with cognitive impairments, appropriate placement determined by Director of Educational Field Experiences. Teacher candidates required to develop a professional portfolio and demonstrate reflective practice through seminar/discussions. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 662 - Learning Disabilities Secondary Practicum


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 640 . (3)

    Six-week full-time student teaching placement in a 6-12 setting serving student with cognitive impairments, appropriate placement determined by Director of Educational Field Experiences. Teacher candidates required to develop a professional portfolio and demonstrate reflective practice through seminar/discussions. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 663 - Cognitive Impairments Secondary Practicum


    Prior or concurrent election of EDN 641 . (3)

    Six-week full-time student teaching placement in a 6-12 setting serving student with cognitive impairments, appropriate placement determined by Director of Educational Field Experiences. Teacher candidates required to develop a professional portfolio and demonstrate reflective practice through seminar/discussions. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDN 665 - Methods for Differentiation and Remediation


    (3)

    This course is designed to provide teachers and other practitioners with foundational knowledge in differentiated instruction, academic remediation, and assessment. The emphasis of this course is using multi-tiered systems of support to identify students who need additional support, identify appropriate research based interventions, and monitor students’ progress. Students will apply their skills to develop, implement, and assess the efficacy of academic interventions. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDN 695 - Capstone


    (3)

    The goal of this course is for students to demonstrate their ability to meet the needs of diverse learners through the design, implementation, and assessment of learning activities. Students will design and implement a unit taking into consideration all the aspects they learned from their coursework. This capstone is the culminating project demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and experience the student possesses as an educator. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 200 - Foundations of Literacy and Language Development


    (3)

    Investigation of the building blocks of literacy and language teaching and learning, including research-based, developmentally appropriate theories, components and practices.  Topics include learning environments, culturally responsive practices, curriculum design and assessment, motivation and engagement, print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, word recognition, morphology, syntax, fluency, vocabulary, handwriting, comprehension, composition, and speaking and listening.  Teacher candidates learn to consider ranges of ability, varied classroom management techniques, and the integration of technology and learning aids while working with teachers and children in the field.  Includes observation in B-6 settings. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 230 - Children’s Literature and Composition/Writer’s Craft


    (3) H

    Survey of content and literary merit of literature read and composition written by children, with emphasis on global and multicultural perspectives.  Study of common and divergent elements of the various genres; literary understanding; methods and techniques of teaching with children’s literature and for composition; critical and theoretical perspectives on evaluating and selecting diverse children’s literature and written composition. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 320 - Integrated Language Arts (PK-3)


    Enrollment in an initial teacher education program. (3)

    Overview of emergent and early literacy processes and instruction, with emphasis on current views of literacy as it relates to instructional strategies and techniques for improving student learning. Assignments, activities and discussions build on and refine teacher candidates’ knowledge of literacy learning and instruction. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 330 - Integrated Language Arts (3-6)


    Enrollment in an initial teacher education program.
      (3)

    Overview of literacy processes and instruction for children in grades 3-6, with emphasis on current views of literacy as it relates to instructional strategies and techniques for improving student learning.   Assignments, activities and discussions build on and refine teacher candidate knowledge of literacy learning and instruction. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 341 - Teaching in the Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Classroom


    LIN 200 . (3)

    Introduction to teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and culturally diverse students. Examination of principles, theories and current practices in the field of TESOL and best practices in supporting cultural diversity within the classroom; linguistic and cultural needs of all students; application of standards-based curriculum and instruction for ELL students and culturally diverse students in mainstream classrooms; assessment of English language proficiency and content area learning; resources and professionalism for teachers working with linguistically and culturally diverse students. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 343 - Literacy Teaching and Learning in Early Elementary School


    Admission to Education program; concurrent election of EDR 360 . (3)

    Familiarization of prospective elementary and middle school teachers with important aspects of early literacy instruction.  Emphasis on current views of literacy as it relates to instructional strategies and techniques for improving student learning. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 344 - Literacy Teaching and Learning in Late Elementary and Middle School


    Admission to Education program; concurrent election of EDR 361 . (3)

    Examination of the interrelated nature of reading, writing, speaking, viewing, and listening for literacy instruction with children in the elementary and middle school grades.  Includes strategies and techniques for developing literacy using comprehensive instructional approaches. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 360 - Language Arts Practicum I


    Admission to Education Program; concurrent election of EDR 343 . (1)

    Provides candidates with opportunities to observe, evaluate, create and teach literacy and social studies lessons in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. In planning for these experiences, teacher candidates learn to consider a wide range of abilities, implement a variety of classroom management techniques, integrate classroom technology and a variety of learning aids, and collaborate with classroom teachers and professionals. Graded Pass/Fail
  
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    EDR 361 - Language Arts Practicum II


    Concurrent election of EDR 344 . (1)

    Provides candidates with opportunities to observe, evaluate, create and teach literacy and social studies lessons in one-on-one, small group, and whole class settings. In planning for these experiences, teacher candidates learn to consider a wide range of abilities, implement a variety of classroom management techniques, integrate classroom technology and a variety of learning aids, and collaborate with classroom teachers and professionals. Graded Pass/Fail. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 430 - Children’s Literature


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Survey of content and literary merit of books read by the elementary school child. Common and divergent elements of the various forms of literature. Criteria to be considered in selecting books for children. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
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    EDR 435 - Folklore and Storytelling


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Study of folklore and its relationship to the storytelling process. Emphasis on techniques of preparing and telling stories. Involves attendance at the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival. Also listed as THE 449 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 437 - Adolescent Literature


    At least junior standing. (3)

    Survey of the content and literary merit of books read by middle and high school students. Consideration of criteria for the selection of reading material; emphasis on approaches for teaching with such materials in a variety of school contexts. Also listed as ENG 474 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 440 - Literacy Assessment and Methods (PK-6)


    Enrollment in an initial teacher education program. (3) CAP

    Overview of current approaches to methods and assessments of literacy development of PK-6 students. Assessment-focused planning and instruction for students with diverse literacy abilities and needs; use of informal and formal assessment materials to analyze literacy strengths and difficulties. Teacher candidates develop an assessment portfolio and a case study report on differentiated instruction and support of literacy development for individual students.  Addresses requirements of Public Law 32 (PA 119). Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 442 - Literacy Through the Content Areas


    Admission to Elementary Education program (3)

    Survey of research-based theories, pedagogy, and instructional practices of integrating and teaching literacy across grades PreK-8 in the content areas of science, social studies, and mathematics. Graded ABCN/Y
  
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    EDR 480 - Independent Study in Reading and Language Arts


    Consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Research, readings or special projects tailored to academic needs and interests of the student in a topic related to literacy education. May be reelected to a total of four credits. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 485 - Special Topics in Reading and Language Arts


    (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to literacy education. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in non-traditional formats. The title for each section varies, based on the topic of study. May be reelected to a total of six credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 520 - Reading and Writing Development of Young Children


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Focus on the development of young children’s literacy in the home, the developmental patterns of reading and writing that precede conventional literacy, and the ways in which this development may be fostered. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 522 - Teaching English Language Learners in the K-12 Classroom


    Graduate standing, EDR 543 , LIN 520 . (3)

    Focus on application of standards-based curriculum and instruction for ELL students in mainstream classrooms, assessment of both English language proficiency and content area learning, and resources and professionalism for teachers working with ELL students. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 530 - Children’s Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Survey of content and literary merit of books read by the elementary school child. Common and divergent elements of the various forms of literature. Criteria to be considered in selecting books for children.  Not open to students with credit for EDR 430 or ENG 448. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 532 - Multicultural Children’s Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of multicultural literature for elementary and middle school children. Focus on literature by and about African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic Americans. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 535 - Folklore and Storytelling


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study of folklore and its relationship to the storytelling process. Emphasis on techniques of preparing and telling stories. Course involves attendance at the Michigan Storytellers’ Festival.  Not open for students with credit for EDR 435 or THE 449. Also listed as THE 549 . Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Survey of the content and literary merit of books read by middle and high school students. Consideration of criteria for the selection of reading material; emphasis on approaches for teaching with such materials in a variety of school contexts  Not open to students with credit for EDR 437 or ENG 474. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 540 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction in Elementary Classrooms


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of classroom literacy assessment for teachers of grades K-8 addresses all requirements in PA 118. Provide literacy assessment tools and methods of differentiating instruction in secondary classrooms. Fieldwork required. Graded ABCDE
  
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    EDR 541 - Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classrooms


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of classroom literacy assessment for teachers of grades 6-12 addresses all requirements in PA 118. Provides literacy assessment tools and methods of differentiating instruction in secondary classrooms. Fieldwork required. Graded ABCDE
 

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