EDU 601. Foundations of Education. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 601 is the gateway course to the MAT Program. The class focuses on the history of American education, legal issues related to PK-12 education, trends and developments in PK-12 teaching and learning, the Common Core State Standards, the research cycle and the student's development of an Essential Question in teaching and learning, theories of learning and motivation, developmental characteristics of learners, individual differences, teacher behavior, assessment and socio-cultural influences on learning and schooling. RI Professional Teaching Standards are included. Designed for students who do not hold teacher certification.
EDU 602A. The Art of Teaching Content Reading and Writing. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 602A guides subject teachers to teach reading and writing in their subject area. The CCSS as well as subject standards are analyzed and applied to specific strategies in reading and writing. RIDE Literacy Policy (2012) and assessments of content-based reading and writing are studied. Effective local and national models will be discussed. Field Experience of 10 hours outside class is required. RI Professional Teaching Standards are included. On-going development of Esential Question. Designed for students who do not hold teacher certification.
EDU 602B. The Art of Teaching Educational Assessment. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 602B guides teachers in understanding and designing effective ways to assess their students. Teachers learn different types of classroom assessments and how these types inform classroom instruction. Formative and summative assessments are analyzed and aligned to the CCSS. Basic prinicples of testing and measurement are reviewed. Content-specific assessments are designed and critiqued. Field Experience of 10 hours outside the class is required. Essential Question clarification and begin review of literature. RI Professional Teaching Standards are included. Designed for students who do not hold teacher certification.
EDU 602C. The Art of Teaching Curriculum and Instruction. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 602C is a comprehensive study of curriculum standards and instructional methods. Included in the study is unit planning based on Understanding by Design (UbD) and aligned to state/CCSS standards. Students learn how to differentiate instruction based on students's learning style, interests, background knowledge and readiness. Field Experience of 10 hours outside the class is required. Assessment: Interactive journal, unit of study using UbD, class presentation, belief statement on instruction. RI Professional Teaching Standards are included. On-going development of Essential Question. Designed for students who do not hold teacher certification.
EDU 603. Teaching Demonstration Teaching. 6 Credit Hours.
EDU 603 is a twelve week internship or Demonstration Teaching course in which the students teach in an area public school under the guidance of a Host Teacher from the school and the Clinical Supervision by the University. The Students are expected to teach a minimum of 3 instructional periods per day. Students plan instruction, deliver instruction, assess students' understanding/knowledge/ skills/disposition following a Standard-based, CCSS curriculum. RI Professional Teaching Standards are included as well as RI Professional Responsibility Standards. On-going development of Essential Question. Designed for students who do not hold a teacher certification.
EDU 604. Educational Research. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 604 is complete4d during the EDU 603 course, Demonstration Teaching. Over the MAT experience, students have been gathering information reviewing literature, investigating an action research topic, field testing the topic and finalizing conclusions and recommendations. Students will be encouraged to write their project in a format suitable for publication in a professional, peer-reviewed journal. The project must conncet to course work studies and the RI Professional Teaching Standards. Students enrolled in EDU 604 will meet one-on-one with the instructor. It is expected that students meet several times during Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 with the instructor. Designed for students who do not hold a teacher certification.
EDU 610. Special Topics in Curriculum Development Chinese Language and Culture. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 610 is an introductory graduate course that explores Chinese history, culture and language. Students will design an Understanding by Design (UbD) unit of study on Chinese history and culture appropriate for elementary or secondary-level students in American public schools or Chinese Heritage schools.
EDU 620. Teacher as Educational Researcher. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 620 is designed for teachers who hold state certification. The course investigates the role of the teacher as a researcher including: types of research, statistical measures of research, action research and protocols for evaluating student work, and grading practices. Students will apply scientifically researched-based definition to a review of instruction, curriculum and assessment. Assessment: Interactive journal, development of a 1 hour teach-back, presentation to class and mentor EDU 604 *CORE reading/writing reviews. Designed for students who hold teacher certification only.
EDU 621. Teacher as Instructional Leader. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 621 will focus on the teacher as a team, department and/or building instructional leader. Practices in professional development and Adult Learning Theory will be explored and evaluated. Designed for students who hold teacher certification only.
Prerequisites: EDU 620.
EDU 622. Advanced Educational Psychology. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 622 will evaluate and apply learning theories in depth to the classrooms they teach. Students will evaluate strategies that differentiate learning, motivate student learning, creating productive classrooms and assessing learning. The course includes working with academically able students. Assessment: Interactive journal, development of a 1 hour teach-back, presentation to class. CORE reading/writing review and mentor EDU604. Designed for students who hold teacher certification only.
Prerequisites: EDU 620 and EDU 621.
EDU 623. Teacher as Curriculum Designer. 3 Credit Hours.
EDU 623 explores multiple unit study of Standard-based curriculum using the UbD format and integration with differentiated strategies. Connections to technology are included in the multiple units. The course expects that the units developed are practiced in classrooms and that the teacher shares feedback/findings with the class. Designed for students who hold teacher certification only.
Prerequisites: EDU 620, EDU 621 and EDU 622.