Physical Science, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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Students with a baccalaureate degree and interest in teaching may pursue the Post-baccalaureate program for certification.

Additional undergraduate course work in the content area the candidate chooses to teach may be required to meet certification standards.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be recommended to the New Jersey Department of Education for a teaching certificate. Students interested in teaching elsewhere should seek information from the appropriate state authorities; requirements are generally similar.

As a condition of New Jersey's Beginning Teacher Induction Program, candidates who have completed undergraduate or post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs must successfully complete one provisional year of teaching under a provisional certificate to be eligible for a permanent, standard New Jersey teaching certificate. Candidates who already possess a New Jersey standard certificate and who are seeking an additional teaching endorsement are exempt. Persons recommended by the University for certification will receive a Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing which authorizes the holder to seek and accept offers of employment in New Jersey schools and in other states. The certificate is valid for the lifetime of its holder.

 


PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Complete 3 requirement(s):

  1. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE CERT

    1. SPEECH

      Complete the following 1 course: (May be completed by examination)

      SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
    2. PHYSIOLOGY & HYGIENE

      See the Center of Pedagogy.

    3. EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

      Complete 1 course from:

      ELRS 580 Learning Theories 3
      PSYC 560 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
  2. TEACHING FIELD REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 76 semester hours:

    1. REQUIRED COURSES

      1. General Physics

        Complete 8 semester hours

      2. Mechanics

        Complete 4 semester hours

      3. Electricity

        Complete 4 semester hours

      4. Optics

        Complete 4 semester hours

      5. Modern Physics

        Complete 4 semester hours

      6. Electives in Physics

        Complete 13 semester hours

      7. General Chemistry

        Complete 8 semester hours

      8. Organic Chemistry

        Complete 8 semester hours

      9. Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry

        Complete 3 semester hours

      10. Mathematics

        Complete 16 semester hours over 2 years including at least 12 hours of Calculus.

        MATH 740 Technological Tools for Education in Mathematics 3
        MATH 741 Historical and Multicultural Foundations of Mathematical Thought 3
        MATH 742 Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences 3
        MATH 743 Advanced Perspectives on High School Mathematics 3
        MATH 745 The Use of Teacher Knowledge in Mathematics Teaching 3
        MATH 790 Independent Study in Mathematics Education 3
        MATH 811 Mathematics Education Leadership 3
        MATH 812 Mathematical Modeling for Middle Level & High School Grades 3
        MATH 813 Geometry for Middle and High School Grades 3
        MATH 814 Algebra and Analysis for Middle and High School Grades 3
        MATH 815 Critical Thinking and Cognitive Development in Mathematics 3
        MATH 825 Research in Mathematics Education 3
        MATH 830 Dissertation Proposal Seminar 1-3
        MATH 900 Dissertation Advisement 3-12
        MATH 901 Dissertation Extension 1
    2. TEACHING METHODS

      Complete for 4 semester hours.

      BIOL 503 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4
  3. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE

    1. INTRODUCTORY SEQUENCE

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
        EDFD 505 Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling 3
      2. Complete for 1 semester hours.

        CURR 518 Technology Integration in the Classroom 1
    2. DIVERSITY AND INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE

      Complete 5 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 509 Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 3
        EDFD 509 Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours from the following list

        CURR 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
        EDFD 516 Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners 1
      3. Complete 1 course for 1 semester hours:

        CURR 517 Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools 1
      4. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours: .

        READ 501 Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School 3
      5. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

        CURR 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
        EDFD 519 Assessment for Authentic Learning 3
    3. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE I

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 526 Teaching for Learning I 3
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 527 Fieldwork 3
    4. PEDAGOGICAL SEQUENCE II

      Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course for 6 semester hours from the following list. (CURR 514 is for in-service teachers).

        CURR 514 Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching 4-8
        CURR 529 Student Teaching 6
      2. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

        CURR 543 Teaching for Learning II 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL503: Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

This course is designed for pre-service teachers and considers the standards-based objectives, curricula, planning, instructional strategies, materials, assessment, health and safety, and legal responsibilities in the secondary science program. The use of technology in the science program will be emphasized. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teachers Education program for P-12 science certification.

CURR505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with EDFD 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR509: Sociocultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 509. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR514: Inservice Supervised Graduate Student Teaching

Open only to post-baccalaureate and graduate students; this course replaces supervised student teaching for those already employed in teaching situations without standard certification. Joint supervision by the school district and University personnel. Student must obtain permission of department chairperson and the school district. Certain qualifications required. () 4 - 8 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

CURR516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 516. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR517: Inclusive Classrooms in Middle and Secondary Schools

This course presents the central issues in the inclusion of students with disabilities in United States middle and secondary schools. It focuses on best practices for providing access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in inclusive settings. In addition, students explore the legal, professional, and contextual influences on the implementation of inclusion. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR518: Technology Integration in the Classroom

This one-credit course introduces pre-service teachers to the dimensions of educational technology for teaching and learning. Students also explore the history of educational technology with a focus on the pedagogical and practical implementation of educational technologies, youth technology culture, and emerging technologies. It enables the students to drawn upon field-based experiences in READ 501 to plan instructional technology environments that are student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based; that emphasize critical thinking; and that support specific curricular goals - as stated in institutional, state and national standards for technology in education. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course provides prospective teachers with knowledge and skills for evaluating and understanding student growth and learning across diverse educational settings. Students consider assessment practices from the point of view of learners and how they experience learning opportunities. Teacher candidates also analyze assessment policies and practices, both local and national, in order to maximize both student and teacher performance. They draw on aspects of assessment policy and practice to evaluate their own understandings of assessment and its development. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with EDFD 519. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR526: Teaching for Learning I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with CURR 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; CURR 509 or EDFD 509; CURR 516 or EDFD 516; CURR 517; CURR 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR527: Fieldwork

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and EDFD 519 or CURR 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR529: Student Teaching

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. (6 hours lab.) 6 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 519 or EDFD 519; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

CURR543: Teaching for Learning II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (CURR 526, CURR 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 509 or EDFD 509; and CURR 516 or EDFD 516; and CURR 517; and CURR 518; and CURR 526; and CURR 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD505: Teaching, Democracy, and Schooling

This course brings together differing viewpoints regarding the purposes of teaching in the United States and the teacher's role in fostering democracy. It provides future teachers with the habits of mind, skills, tools and resources to analyze and evaluate the relationship between the history of public education, the evolution of teacher identity, and the roles teachers and teaching have played in shaping the United States as a society and vice versa. Using Montclair State's Portrait of a Teacher as an organizing framework, this course places particular emphasis on the idea that all students can learn regardless of their gender, ability, race, ethnicity, or economic background. Students in the course study the history, philosophy, and politics that shape differing views about the roles and responsibilities of teachers, especially as these views relate to integration and inclusion in the classroom. Cross listed with CURR 505. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD509: Sociocultural Perspectives of Teaching

This course examines how teachers, teaching, & schooling can foster the learning of pupils from diverse socio-economic, linguistic & cultural backgrounds. Students explore the ways socialization shapes perceptions of oneself & others; reflect on their own beliefs & assumptions about their sociocultural identities & how those have been shaped through experience; examine the nature & impact of the increasing social, cultural, & linguistic diversity in K-12 schools; & reflect on their capacity to bring about educational change that promotes equity & affirms diversity. They investigate ways of teaching all children successfully, particularly through a culturally responsive curriculum, & of developing positive relationships among teachers, parents, & children across diversity. Through a community study of an urban area with a predominantly poor & diverse population, students develop a framework for understanding the relationship between schools, communities, & society; cultivate skills needed to familiarize themselves with diverse communities & their residents; & envision ways they can help future students see connections between their in-school & out-of-school experiences. They also develop their ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 509. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505, CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD516: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. (1 hour lecture.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

EDFD519: Assessment for Authentic Learning

This course examines the best practices in educating English language learners. Students gain a greater understanding of the linguistic difficulties and resources of English language learners as well as the importance of a multicultural curriculum. Students learn how to make content comprehensible and differentiate instruction based on the language levels of individual English language learners. Students develop an understanding of the academic and affective needs of English language learners, and of strategies for meeting these needs. May be repeated once for a maximum of 2.0 credits. Cross listed with CURR 516. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CURR 505 or EDFD 505; and CURR 518. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

ELRS580: Learning Theories

Study of the learning process and its measurement as it applies in the classroom and non-school settings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

MATH740: Technological Tools for Education in Mathematics

This course will explore the research literature on technology tools for education in mathematics and science in order to create a richer and more egalitarian learning environment. Classroom practices and state and national science and mathematics standards will be examined in light of research knowledge on tecnology in education. The scholarly literature on other issues related to technological literacy, such as equity, will be discussed and explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 512 or MATH 513 and matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy or permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH741: Historical and Multicultural Foundations of Mathematical Thought

This course will trace the historical evolution of major themes and concepts in mathematics and the role and influence of various cultures in the development of these ideas. Multicultural perspectives will survey the impact of non-European cultures, including those of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Middle East, on the development of mathematical thought. The course will also trace major curriculum reform movements in the teaching and learning of mathematics throughout the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and their impact on contemporary school programs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH742: Mathematical Modeling in the Sciences

The exploration of mathematical models in the sciences and issues related to the teaching and learning of such models. Includes the collection and analysis of data using modern technology. Discussion of curricula that emphasize modeling and current research related to interdisciplinary approaches to teaching mathematics and science. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy. Permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH743: Advanced Perspectives on High School Mathematics

The exploration of mathematics content related to the high school curriculum, but developed from an advanced perspective. Emphasis on multiple representations and justification. Topics may include conic sections, rates of change, and combinatorics. Pedagogy will be discussed in relation to students' learning experiences in the course. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

MATH745: The Use of Teacher Knowledge in Mathematics Teaching

General and mathematics-specific domains of teacher knowledge are defined, critiqued, compared and contrasted. In addition, they are applied in analyzing and determining the domains' roles in lesson planning, responding to students' questions, addressing students' misconceptions, and assessing student understanding. The research history on teacher knowledge is examined and critiqued with an eye towards understanding the introduction and use of the domains of knowledge being employed by current educators and researchers. The role of these knowledge domains in implementing the NCTM Standards also is examined. Articles on teacher knowledge are discussed and analyzed. These ideas are employed in analyzing classroom or interview videotapes, audiotapes, and transcripts to determine the potential use of teacher knowledge as it is instantiated in more practical situations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH790: Independent Study in Mathematics Education

With the guidance of a member of the doctoral faculty, students investigate topics that are outside the scope of regular course offerings. This allows doctoral candidates the opportunity to explore research topics more deeply. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in the Ed.D. in Mathematics Pedagogy; permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH811: Mathematics Education Leadership

Students will gain experience working for systemic change in educational programs and thus become capable of assuming a leadership role for such change. This course is designed to provide a long-term experience with nurturing pedagogy, leadership development, and stewardship of best practices. Candidates will work closely with faculty to develop goals and expectations for specific change in their work settings, where appropriate, then evaluate progress towards these goals. Candidates will conduct field work in this area, including experimental design, implementation, and evaluation of results. The course includes reading, seminars, and portfolio development as well as presentations from visiting faculty and other leaders in mathematics education. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH812: Mathematical Modeling for Middle Level & High School Grades

This course will examine mathematical modeling as a process of identifying a problem, determining a mathematical core, working within that core, and reexamining the problem to ascertain what mathematics reveals about the original problem. Specific models related to various areas of mathematics will be explored, developed, and applied in the solution of contemporary problems, and the models will serve as unifying structures in the secondary curriculum. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH813: Geometry for Middle and High School Grades

This course discusses specific topics from geometry, their impact on the changing geometry curriculum in the schools, their application through technology, and their connection to other areas within and outside mathematics. Examples include dimension, scaling, measurement, and fractal dimension, with their use as unifying themes that can be studied from several points of view, that make use of current visualization technology, and that can be applied across disciplines. Additional topics may be selected from finite and projective geometries, spherical and other non-Euclidean geometries. The roles these topics play in enhancing mathematical thinking and visualization skills, both in these classroom teachers and, ultimately, in the students whom these teachers teach, are emphasized. Classroom materials, activities, and techniques are discussed and developed and concepts explained and explored through various modes, such as hands-on manipulatives, interactive computer software, and graphing calculators. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: A background in undergraduate geometry comparable to MATH 350 and matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH814: Algebra and Analysis for Middle and High School Grades

Topics from algebra and analysis will be used to explore and unify a variety of topics in the changing school curriculum. For example, the topic of linear transformations can be used to motivate the connection between geometric transformations and the related algebra. Topics will be selected to provide students with the tools to approach algebra numerically with middle school students as well as more abstractly with advanced senior high school students. Other topics, such as the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, complex numbers, sequences, and series will be used to bridge the gap between algebra and topics in analysis. Then topics from analysis will be used to build a firm foundation on the structure of various number systems such as real and complex numbers. Part of the course will be axiomatic and theoretical development in the classical sense. Applications of these theoretical results to the school mathematics curriculum and to other academic fields, such as physics, will be explored. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 425 and MATH 431 and matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH815: Critical Thinking and Cognitive Development in Mathematics

Cognitive development and the application of critical thinking and problem solving strategies to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Mathematical models as unifying structures will be examined together with investigations into methods of acquiring mathematical knowledge and the nature of mathematical proof. Contemporary learning theories in mathematics will be surveyed and applied in specific classroom situations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH825: Research in Mathematics Education

This course will examine the nature of research in mathematics education, its designs and methodologies, and its impact on school curricula. Research studies in cognitive development, curriculum and instruction, the teaching-learning process, language and communication in mathematics classrooms, and critical contemporary issues in mathematics education will be examined, analyzed, and discussed from the perspective of the classroom teacher. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Education with a concentration in Pedagogy (Philosophy for Children) or Ed.D.in Mathematics Pedagogy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH830: Dissertation Proposal Seminar

Students will work with their dissertation advisors to develop and refine their dissertation proposals. The seminar is a supplement to the formal dissertation proposal process that is outlined in the handbook. Successful completion of this course does not imply approval of the dissertation proposal. This course will be offered as pass/fail only. Cross listed with Center of Pedagogy EDCO 830 and Educational Foundations EDFD 830. (3 hours seminar.) 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Education with a concentration in Pedagogy (Philosophy for Children) or Ed.D.in Mathematics Pedagogy; admission to candidacy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH900: Dissertation Advisement

While enrolled in Dissertation Advisement, students will work with their dissertation advisor and dissertation committee. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the successful conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of pass will be recorded. () 3 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Ed.D.in Education with a concentration in Pedagogy (Philosophy for Children) or Ed.D.in Mathematics Pedagogy; advancement to candidacy, permission of graduate program coordinator.

MATH901: Dissertation Extension

Designed to allow students to maintain their matriculation while working on their dissertation similar to that of the master's thesis extension. Once students have acquired 12 credits of EDCO/EDFD/MATH 900 Dissertation Advisement, they are permitted to enroll in 1 credit of EDCO/EDFD/MATH Dissertation Extension. Students must register every semester until and including the semester of their defense. There is a ten-year limit from the time of initial matriculation. Credits are reported as IP (In Progress) while the dissertation is being written. At the conclusion of the dissertation defense, a final grade of pass or fail will be recorded. Cross listed with EDCO 901. () 1 sh.

Prerequisites: 12 credits of dissertation advisement.

PSYC560: Advanced Educational Psychology

A comprehensive treatment of the cognitive and affective characteristics of the learner and the processes of learning and teaching provide the framework for this course. Behavioral, cognitive and information-processing theory are presented and their applicability to instructional strategies and classroom dynamics is discussed. Other areas included are the origins of individual differences including heredity and environment, early childhood education, cultural differences, student motivation, classroom management, measurement and evaluation, exceptional children and other topics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

READ501: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School

Studies the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties in the content subjects. For the subject area teacher and the beginning reading specialist. Secondary school reading needs and specific suggestions for guiding the slow, average, and gifted student in a classroom situation. Starting Summer 2012: Techniques of Reading Improvement in the Secondary School introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to an array of cross-content literacy strategies for the improvement of nonclinical reading difficulties. Students learn how to ground literacy strategies in purposeful and meaningful curricular and pedagogical projects. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

SPCM101: Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement

This course introduces students to the theoretical and practical requirements of different types of public presentations and helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic nature of the communication process. The course focuses on the basic elements of the communication process, listening, communicator and audience characteristics, basic research skills, and message composition and delivery. Students learn about the demands of public presentations in culturally and professionally diverse environments and develop presentation competence and flexibility. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Communication, Communication. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Additional Requirements for State Certification The following additional requirements must be met prior to student teaching. Upon admission to the program, the student's submitted transcripts are evaluated to determine if any of these requirements have been fulfilled by previous coursework. In such cases, the requirement(s) appears on the degree audit as being waived.

  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Challenge Exam or Documented & approved experience
  • Physiology & Hygiene - free test at county office of education or BIOL/HLTH course
  • Educational Psychology - ELRS 580 Learning: Process & Measurement or PSYC 560 Advanced Educational
  • Psychology or equivalent undergraduate course work

Note: Certification requirements are subject to change.