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EDU-6020 Caart Cpm12-0084

The Child Abuse Awareness and Responsibilities Training Course, is to provide all education faculty & staff with required state certification in child abuse. The course is required for all faculty & staff working with individuals under the age of 18 on university campuses. The course training must be completed before working with students. The training consists of an online Blackboard training course that requires 3 hours to complete. At the end of the training, all participants must complete and pass the CAART assessment with a 70% or higher score.

EDU-6030 Bullying Training 1030 Bart

EDU-6302 Phil Found in Educ

Both historical and contemporary philosophy and theory are explored in this course. The student will examine these philosophies in classical literature as well as relationships to current reform efforts. Critical and reflective thinking, problem solving, and scholarly inquiry will characterize the student's participation.

EDU-6305 Psychosoc Dimension in Ed

Concepts and issues relating to human growth, development, and learning are given comprehensive coverage. Principles and practices relating to research in education and its application, assessment and testing, multicultural perspectives, social trends, and parental expectations are emphasized.

EDU-6307 Emerging Issues in Education

Topics such as the role of technology in contemporary education; school law and political influences in education; trends in school management; professional codes of ethics in education and other timely and relevant topics are addressed with emphasis on current professional literature, professionalism, and the role of the classroom teacher.

EDU-6315 Instr Ldrshp in Pub Sch

Prerequisites: Acceptance into Graduate Studies in Education and the Professional Certification in Administration Program or the Master's in Education Degree program. Designed to prepare students for the role and responsibility of Principal in EC-12 grade schools. The course explores the characteristics of effective leadership with specific focus on the role of instructional leader at the campus level. Students will develop understandings of characteristics of leaders; campus-level leadership and accountability; motivation theory, understanding interrelationships among administrators, teachers, students parents, and community groups; improvement of instruction; learning theory; change process; school climate and culture.

EDU-6316 School Law Admin

Students will understand constitutional, statutory, administrative and case law as it pertains to everyday operation of schools; legal frameworks within a school setting; and legal issues facing campus school leaders.

EDU-6317 Admin EC-12 Curric

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Graduate Studies in Education and the Professional Certification in Administration Program or the Master's in Education Degree program. This course is designed to prepare students for the role of instructional leader. The EC-12th grade curriculum, TEKS and STARR will be examined, as well as the principal's role in regards to state standardized testing and accountability ratings. Best instructional practice at all levels will be discussed and internalized.

EDU-6318 Sup/Prof Dev at Sch Lev

This course is designed to prepare students for the supervisory roles of principal in a school setting. Students will understand, examine, discuss and observe the cycle of administrative supervision as a means of emphasizing models of continuous improvement. Course is an interactive program designed to stimulate cooperative efforts in analysis/evaluation of data, the synthesis of the data and generation of realistic, targeted approaches to enhance learning of all students. Students will be trained as instructional leaders in data driven systems consisting of the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment; best practices as they relate to supervision; job embedded and aligned professional development; building partnerships; and organizational management as required for state supervisory certification.

EDU-6319 Principal Internship

This course requires 160 clock hours of internship in a public school setting. Students will perform administration duties at a chosen school & participate in practical experiences as an administrator. Induction into the supervisory principal role is expected by the school officials and facilitates through seminars during the internship year. The internship requirement may continue through several semesters.(It is recommended that PDS training from the Region Education Service Center happens during internship.)

EDU-6320 Engl Sec Lang Methodol

Examines the history of first and second language teaching to assess the effectiveness of such methodologies. Competency will be established in defining and applying terminology and basic concepts regarding the language development of LEP students. In addition, it examines more contemporary second language teaching approaches as they relate to the development of curriculum, lesson plan preparation, and the language assessment of LEP students. The role and application of computer-assisted instruction in the language development of LEP students will be emphasized.

EDU-6326 Writing Institute I

The emphasis of this institute is to maximize the students' writing effectiveness in the context of a writing workshop through systematic writing instruction, daily opportunities to write and confer, and a focus on process. During the first half of the course, prewriting, revision and editing strategies for personal narrative writing will be emphasized. During the second half of the course, strategies for expository writing in a variety of genres will be targeted. Students will write for a variety of audiences and purposes.

EDU-6334 Curriculum Dev Gifted Learners

This course involves the designing and implementing of curriculum for gifted learners. It will emphasize key areas of focus including the differentiation of content, process, product, and concept. There will also be a focus on the implementation of curriculum with gifted students (Summer II).

EDU-6338 Tech Integ & Innov Urban Edu

This course emphasized how technology is being used to promote, enhance and support both administrative and instructional activities in urban education. Focus is on the process by which professional change agents influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological change. The interlocking relationships of technology, culture, and society and the role of the change agent in affecting those relationships are covered.

EDU-6340 Literacy in Urban Education

This course examines the process of reading and writing development and makes application to instruction in urban education.

EDU-6342 Sp Popula & Programs

This course will prepare aspiring administrators to effectively implement, evaluate and refine programs designed for special populations including but not limited to special education, limited English proficiency and gifted and talented programs. It will emphasize the use of data-driven decision making in program evaluation to continuously improve program effectiveness. Additional emphasis will be placed on instructional growth through job-embedded professional development, effective communication with all stakeholders and the development of community relations for the special population stakeholders.

EDU-6348 Managing Campus Resources

This Course will examine the management and effective utilization of school resources to support an effective instructional program, job-embedded staff growth, community involvement, and a safe physical plant conducive to student achievement. This course is designed to prepare building-level administrators to understand the issues influencing the management of personnel in all career stages, the appropriate allocation and use of local state and federal revenues, the maintenance of capital resources and facilities, and the design and implementation of effective crisis management plans.

EDU-6350 ST: Dual Language Method

EDU-6356 Applied Linguistics

Through seminars and practical applications, students will examine the phonological, morphological, syntactical, and semantic aspects of language. Course may involve international study and/or study of linguistically and culturally diverse populations in the United States.

EDU-6357 Cross-Cultural Communications

Provides an overview of the intercultural and multi-cultural issues particular to an increasingly radically diverse population. Implications concerning curriculum design, teaching strategies, and student/teacher interactions will be considered in this course.

EDU-6358 Improving Practice Internship

Prerequisite: EDU 6320 and 6360 Capstone course that synthesizes ESL/EFL understandings. The course will result in the development of a project consisting of both the design of an instructional learning system and a demonstration or summary report of actual teaching situations. The capstone project will serve as the final evaluative process for demonstrating one's proficiency in teaching ESL/EFL learners and the issuance of the TESOL certificate. Texas certified teachers may also opt for the Texas ESL certificate examination. TExES barcode will be given upon successful completion of this course. Course may be repeated twice for credit. A total of 100 clock hours are required for internship experiences. Candidates for TESOL certificates may complete the program in two summer sessions.

EDU-6360 Language Acquisition & Devel

Students gain understanding of various theories regarding the process of first and second language acquisition and development. In addition, students become familiar with teaching and learning strategies that enhance the acquisition and development of languages.

EDU-6362 The Principalship

Course is designed to provide an overview of the major responsibilities, duties, and opportunities associated with the practice of school administration. Includes an analysis of the historical approaches to organizational supervision, and effective ways to manage conflict and stress among personnel. It will identify effective internal and external methods of communication, and the need for proactive community relations. Special emphasis will focus on how campus leaders shape campus culture by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared & supported by the school community. It will investigate how campus leaders advocate, nurture, and sustain an instructional program & a campus culture that are conducive to student learning & staff professional growth. It will investigate the challenges of managing the change process as it relates to school reform efforts & prepare students to construct, implement and monitor initiatives which promote cultures conducive to increased learning. It will examine the appropriate use & alignment of campus resources to support the instructional vision, & it will prepare future administrators to effectively select & lead campus personnel.

EDU-6364 Using Data to Improve Edu

This course is designed to be both a theoretical and practical approach to quantitative research in the classroom. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of quantitative research and its application in schools and the classroom. Current data collected at classroom, school, and state level will be analyzed and the outcomes applied to identify and improve the quality of instruction.

EDU-6368 Divers Equity Inclusion - K-12

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the K-12 Education setting is an introduction to teaching, to the Texas Wesleyan University teacher education program and Texas certification standards. This course is designed to enhance the student's educational understanding and critical thinking. Students will explore links among diversity, equity inclusion and best practice, learning theories, and contemporary concerns in education.

EDU-6369 Intro Instruc, Assess, Mgt

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam. This course is intended to provide an overview of instructional methods and strategies for K-12 school teaching. Emphasis will be placed on designing and teaching lessons. In addition, classroom management techniques and assessment methods will also be addressed. A minimum of 30 hours of field experience in a TEA approved school will be required.

EDU-6370 Element Internship I

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam. This course is designed to provide technical assistance to students serving as teacher of record in a local school district during their first semester in the classroom within the parameters of an intern certificate for grades EC-6. The successful completion of both internship courses (EDU-6370 and EDU-6371) are required to obtain a standard teacher certificate.

EDU-6371 Elementary Internship II

Prerequisite: Completed undergraduate degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certif. Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam(s), successful completion of EDU 6370, Elementary Internship I. This course is designed to provide technical assistance to students serving as teacher of record in a local school district during their second semester in the classroom within the parameters of an intern certificate for grades EC-6. Successful completion of both internship courses (EDU 6370 and 6371) and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES Exam (160) are required to obtain a standard teacher certificate.

EDU-6372 Fda Edu in Elem Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and successful completion of EDU-6370. Spanish language proficiency required: Course examines the theories supporting native language instruction. Spanish reading and writing skills easily transfer to English literacy once students reach English Advance proficiency level. In-depth methods of teaching literacy will be studies and discussed. Information will be provided in transitioning students from a Spanish literacy program into an all-English environment. Language acquisition theories, learning processes, social and affective factors in learning a second language, best teaching practices in a bilingual/ELL classroom, and English literacy development in emergent readers will be emphasized. 3 credit hours, THE MAJORITY OF CLASS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN SPANISH.

EDU-6376 Differentia in Elem Classroom

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and successful completion of EDU-6371. This course introduces assessment and curriculum design concepts that facilitate differentiation by studying design principles for assessment and using data to plan and implement differentiation of content, learning processes, student products, and the learning environment. This differentiation course is specifically designed for elementary self-contained teachers.

EDU-6380 Secondary Internship I

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam. This course is designed to provide technical assistance to students serving as teacher of record in a local school district during their first semester in the classroom within the parameters of an intern certificate for grades 7-12. The successful completion of both internship courses (EDU-6380 and EDU-6381) and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES Exam (160) are required to obtain a standard teacher certificate.

EDU-6381 Secondary Intern II

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and successful completion of EDU-6380 Secondary Internship I. This course is designed to provide technical assistance to students serving as teacher of record in a local school district during their second semester in the classroom within the parameters of an intern certificate for grades EC-6. The successful completion of both internship courses (EDU-6380 and EDU-6381) and the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES Exam (160) are required to obtain a standard teacher certificate.

EDU-6382 Fda of Educa in Elar Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6370 or EDU-6380. This course is an overview of the foundations of education that undergirds the practice of teaching in the Science classroom. The framework for this course will be the 4-12 ELAR TEKS and the Teacher of Education Standards with a focus on the learning environment, planning, instruction, and processional practices. Teachers will be invited to think systematically about their own classroom practices.

EDU-6383 Fda Educa in Math Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6370 or EDU-6380. This course is an overview of the foundations of education that undergirds the practice of teaching in the Science classroom. The framework for this course will be the 4-12 Mathematics TEKS and the Teacher of Education Standards with a focus on the learning environment, planning, instruction, and processional practices. Teachers will be invited to think systematically about their own classroom practices.

EDU-6384 Fda Educa in Sci Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6370 or EDU-6380. This course is an overview of the foundations of education that undergirds the practice of teaching in the Science classroom. The framework for this course will be the 4-12 Science TEKS and the Teacher of Education Standards with a focus on the learning environment, planning, instruction, and processional practices. Teachers will be invited to think systematically about their own classroom practices.

EDU-6385 Fda Educa in Soc St Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6370 or EDU-6380. This course is an overview of the foundations of education that undergirds the practice of teaching in the ELAR classroom. The framework for this course will be the 4-12 ELAR TEKS and the Teacher of Education Standards with a focus on the learning environment, planning, instruction, and processional practices. Teachers will be invited to think systematically about their own classroom practices.

EDU-6386 Differen Second Elar Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6371 or EDU-6381. This course introduces assessment and curriculum design concepts that facilitate differentiation by studying design principles for assessment and using data to plan and implement differentiation of content, learning processes, student products, and the learning environment. This differentiation course is specifically designed for middle and secondary ELAR teachers.

EDU-6387 Differenia Second Math Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6371 or EDU-6381. This course introduces assessment and curriculum design concepts that facilitate differentiation by studying design principles for assessment and using data to plan and implement differentiation of content, learning processes, student products, and the learning environment. This differentiation course is specifically designed for middle and secondary Mathematics teachers.

EDU-6388 Differentia Second Sci Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TEA Post-Baccalaureate Certification, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6371 or EDU-6381. Course introduces assessment and curriculum design concepts that facilitate differentiation by studying design principles for assessment and using data to plan and implement differentiation of content, learning processes, student products, and the learning environment. This differentiation course is specifically designed for middle and secondary Science teachers.

EDU-6389 Differentia Second Sst Classrm

Prerequisite: Completed UG degree, admission to TFA Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program, obtain a position as the teacher of record at a TEA accredited school, passing score on the appropriate TExES certifying content exam and concurrent enrollment in EDU-6371 or EDU-6381. This course introduces assessment and curriculum design concepts that facilitate differentiation by studying design principles for assessment and using data to plan and implement differentiation of content, learning processes, student products, and the learning environment. This differentiation course is specifically designed for middle and secondary Social Studies teachers.

EDU-6399 ST: Emerging Issues in Educ

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Dean of the School of Education

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