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Courses

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

First Session: May 23rd – June 29th
Second Session: July 3rd – August 10th
12-Week Session: May 23rd – August 10th

Many courses in the department are limited to students enrolled in one of our degree programs. The following are open to all students. (Some may require instructor permission).


ED 130 Human Development and Learning
Offered Session I: Tu/Th 9:00-12:30pm || Session II: Tu/Th 1:00-4:30pm
This course is an introduction to theories of human development and learning, with a particular focus on relevance to education. The course will investigate primarily constructivist and socio-cultural perspectives. Experiences with a fundamental methodology (the clinical interview) are incorporated. The course is much like a seminar, in that students will read and discuss different theories and perspectives; all students are expected to drive their own learning throughout the semester. Seaton

ED 142 Education of the Exceptional Child
Offered Session I (L. Beardsley): Tu/Th 5:00-8:30pm || Session II (E. Seaton): Tu/Th 9:00-12:30pm
Starting with a history of special education, this course introduces students to effective responses to the diverse needs of exceptional learners in an inclusive classroom. Building on a strengths perspective, topics include brain and biological development and supporting students with reading disabilities, executive functioning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and mood and behavioral disorders in schools. Emphasizing the need for collaboration among school professionals, students participate in a case study and consultation project. Beardsley (SSI); Seaton (SSII)

ED 143 Approaches to Problem Behavior (Cross listed with CSHD 192A)
Offered Session I: Mo/Wed 1:00-4:15pm
Prevention and management of problem behaviors in children in a variety of settings (e.g., home, school, clinic, hospital). Theoretical approaches to identification and treatment of unusual or atypical behaviors interfering with development; clinical applications of specialized techniques. Scarlett

ED 162 Critical Histories of U.S. Education
Offered Session II: Tu/Th 5:00-8:30pm
Considers the history of education within the borders of the United States as a struggle over access and resources, and as assertion of sovereignty or independence. Attention to reproduction of and resistance to hierarchies of class, race, gender, nation, and sexuality. Emphasizes the struggles of groups to gain access to or determine their own schooling in the 19th and 20th centuries. Perella

ED 168 Pedagogies
Offered Session I: Mo/Wed 1:00-4:30pm
Examines a range of pedagogical theories, traditions, and models, including: culturally relevant, critical, feminist, queer, and critical race. Explores the connections between and among culture, institutional structure, policy, and pedagogy through an emphasis on praxis. Junior, Senior, Grad, or consent of instructor. Vaught

ED 183 Grammar and Writing for Teachers
Offered Session II: Online
The teaching and learning of grammar and writing in the context of research, classroom practice, diverse populations, and high-stakes testing. Topics include composition theory, writing in a variety of genres, the implementation of writing programs K-12, teaching grammar in the context of composition and real-life situations, teaching Standard Written English to students of color and bilingual students, and response and evaluation. A thorough review of English grammar is included. Simpson

ED 184 Geography in the Curriculum
Offered Session I: Mo/Wed 5:00-8:30pm
Study of five themes adopted by the National Geographic Alliance: location, place, relationships within place, movement, and regions. Examination of recently developed curriculum materials for teaching these themes. Daly

ED 191AD Special Topics: Foundations of Literacy
Offered Session I: Online
Exploring the role of literacies, multiliteracies, reading and writing instruction, and responding to students' developing dispositions as literate individuals in schools.
Simpson

ED 191AE Special Topics: Museum Evaluation
Offered Session I: Online
This graduate course will introduce students to evaluation theory, methodologies, and implementation in museums and similar organizations and will address research design, protocol and ethics, measurement techniques, sampling, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting. Kubarek

ED 191AF Special Topics: Imagining Another School
Offered Session I: Mo/Wed 5:00-8:30pm
This seminar is a collaborative exploration of historical moments of imagining and implementing another school in the U.S. We will consider local, radical organizations and programs from the Black Panther Party Community Schools to the Survival Schools in Minneapolis/St. Paul. We will pay particular attention to questions of gender, sovereignty, and race in 20th Century movements. Vaught