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EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (LEARNING COMMUNITY) (EDU)

Course Descriptions


EDU  601  Cr.1

Learning in Community I: Introduction

In this first of four, student will be introduced to the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: adult learning theory, communication, community building, facilitation, personality typologies, theories of community development, and values. Prerequisite: admission to the Learning Community Program. Repeatable for credit - maximum 2.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  602  Cr.1

Learning in Community II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: classroom climate, communication, community building, facilitation, personality typologies, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601; admission to the Learning Community Program.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  611  Cr.1

Technology in Education I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concept of this course is an online course management system. Prerequisite: admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  612  Cr.1

Technology in Education II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of technology in education. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include the role of technology in education and exploring distance library services. Prerequisite: EDU 611; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  621  Cr.1

Best Practice Pedagogy I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: teaching standards: National Boards Propositions, Wisconsin Teaching Standards; academic content area/grade level/workplace standards; and constructivism. Prerequisite: admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  622  Cr.1

Best Practice Pedagogy II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Best Practice Pedagogy I, the key concepts of this course include: best practice theories and differentiated instruction. Prerequisite: EDU 621; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  631  Cr.1

Curriculum Development and Assessment I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: academic content standards, teaching standards: National Board Propositions and Wisconsin Teaching Standards, and assessment theories. Prerequisite: admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  632  Cr.1

Curriculum Development and Assessment II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: alternative assessment, authentic assessment, assessment: formal and informal, assessment: formative and summative, current best practice assessment strategies, and research-based best practice assessment strategies. Prerequisite: EDU 631; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  641  Cr.1

Educational Research I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of educational research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to American Psychological Association (APA), research skills, defining the research question, educational research methods, and data collection methods. Prerequisite: admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  642  Cr.2

Educational Research II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore and design educational research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to the American Psychological Association (APA), action research design, action research proposal, and institutional review board. Prerequisite: EDU 641; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  651  Cr.1

Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concepts of democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: diversity issues, privilege and power, language and communication, and democracy. Prerequisite: admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  652  Cr.1

Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concepts of democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: diversity issues, harassment and bullying, and democracy in schools. Prerequisite: EDU 651; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  661  Cr.1

Teacher Leadership I: Introduction

In this first course of four, students will be introduced to the concept of teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: teaching and academic content standards, baselines, professional history, professional visioning, and reflective practice. Prerequisite: admission to the Learning Community Program.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  662  Cr.1

Teacher Leadership II: Exploration

In this second course of four, students will explore the concept of teacher leadership. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional development plan and portfolio, communication skills, facilitation skills, reflective practice, and current trends in educational issues. Prerequisite: EDU 661. Repeatable for credit - maximum 2.   Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  703  Cr.1

Learning in Community III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate the concept of learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, personality typologies, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601 and EDU 602; admission to the learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  704  Cr.1

Learning in Community IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to learning in community. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: communication, community building, facilitation skills, and values. Prerequisite: EDU 601, EDU 602, and EDU 703; admission to the learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  713  Cr.1

Technology in Education III: Integration

In this third of four courses, students will integrate technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Technology in Education I & II, the key concepts for this course include: information technology, instructional technology, and technology tools for the action research process. Prerequisite: EDU 611, EDU 612; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  714  Cr.1

Technology in Education IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to technology in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Technology in Education I, II, & III, the key concepts of this course include: informational technology, instructional technology, and technology safety. Prerequisite: EDU 611, EDU 612, EDU 713; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  723  Cr.1

Best Practice Pedagogy III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing concepts from Best Practice Pedagogy I & II, key concepts for this course include current best practice strategies and research-based best practice strategies. Prerequisite: EDU 621 and EDU 622; admission to learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  724  Cr.1

Best Practice Pedagogy IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to best practice pedagogy. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing concepts from Best Practice Pedagogy I, II, & III, the key concept for this course includes current best practice strategies and research-based best practice strategies. Prerequisite:  EDU 621, EDU 622, and EDU 723; admission to learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  733  Cr.1

Curriculum Development and Assessment III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Curriculum Development and Assessment I & II, the key concepts for this course include: current best practice assessment strategies, research-based best practice assessment strategies, and curriculum frameworks. Prerequisite: EDU 631, EDU 632: admission to learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  734  Cr.1

Curriculum Development and Assessment IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action on curriculum development and assessment. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Curriculum Development and Assessment I, II, & III, the key concepts for this course includes: curriculum development and assessment as a foundation for learning. Prerequisite: EDU 631, EDU 632, and EDU 733; admission to learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  743  Cr.1

Educational Research III: Conduct

In this third course of four, students will integrate the concept of educational research. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to the American Psychological Association (APA), implementation of action research, data collection, and data collection analysis. Prerequisite: EDU 641, EDU 642; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  744  Cr.2

Educational Research IV: Publication

In this fourth course of four, students will analyze data and publish the results of their educational research in a journal article. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: professional writing according to the American Psychological Association (APA), data collection analysis, research and leadership, and dissemination of results. Prerequisite: EDU 641, EDU 642 and EDU 743; admission to learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  753  Cr.1

Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts of this course include: diversity issues and democracy in the classroom. Prerequisite: EDU 651 and EDU 652; admission to learning community program.  Offered Occasionally.


EDU  754  Cr.1

Democracy, Diversity and Social Justice in Education IV: Action

In this fourth course of four, students will take action with regard to democracy, diversity, and social justice in education. Coursework requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. They key concepts of this course include: current social justice issues and educational policy. Prerequisite:  EDU 651, EDU 652, and EDU 753; admission to Learning Community Program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  763  Cr.1

Teacher Leadership III: Integration

In this third course of four, students will integrate teacher leadership into practice. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. In addition to continuing the concepts from Teacher Leadership I & II, key concepts for this course include: educational policy and legislation, school systems, and current trends related to educational improvement. Prerequisite: EDU 661 and EDU 662; admission to the learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


EDU  764  Cr.1

Teacher Leadership IV: Action

In this fourth of four, students will take action with regard to teacher leadership. Course requirements include application to the workplace setting and communication via technology. The key concepts for this course include: leadership theory and dissemination of action research. Prerequisite: EDU 661, 662, and 763. Prerequisite: EDU 661, EDU 662, and EDU 763; admission to the learning community program.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.