EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

 

College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Teacher Education

School of Education

Department Chair: Delores Heiden

235A Morris Hall, 608-785-8132

e-mail: heiden.delo@uwlax.edu

Web site: www.uwlax.edu/hper/soe

 

 

Professors: Koppelman, Krajewski, R., Wegner; Associate Professors: Heiden, Kirk, Richardson, Rochon, Shanks, Slinger, Walsko; Assistant Professors: Angell, Beck, Chaney, Fisher, Langelett, Phillips, Tanabe, Worley; Lecturers: Cason, Slayton;

Distinguished Lecturer: Swantz.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (C-I)

 

C-I          110                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Tutoring Principles and Practice

Practical experience in tutoring area school students prior to, during, or after school sessions as arranged in cooperation with campus and approved community agencies. Repeatable for credit — maximum 2. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          211                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Level I Clinical Experience

Semester-long field experience involving observation of teacher and learner characteristics. An introduction to the teaching profession and participation in selected teacher activities. To be taken concurrently with EFN 210. May not be taken concurrently with any other clinical experience course. Prerequisites: sophomore standing; minimum 2.75 GPA; successful completion of Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST). Pass/ Fail grading.

 

C-I          212                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Level I Clinical Experience in Health Education

This introductory field learning experience is designed to help the student identify the role of the school and its staff through observation and participation. It also allows school health education majors to consider the appropriateness of their chosen major within the educational framework. Prerequisite: HED 205. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          301                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Methods in Music: Elementary/Middle Level

Designed to develop a basic philosophy of music education, to explore the role of the classroom teacher in music education, to develop an understanding of methods and materials for music teaching, and to gain facility for effectively using the autoharp in a classroom situation. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education. (Not open to music majors or minors.)

 

C-I          302/502                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Level II Clinical Experience — Elementary

A clinical experience in which students become familiar with teaching resources that are available in schools, have opportunities to plan and to implement instruction using appropriate curriculum resources, and develop whole group and small group instructional strategies. May not be taken concurrently with any other clinical experience course. Prerequisites: C-I 211 and admission to teacher education. Pass/Fail grading. 

 

C-I          304/504                                                                                                                             Cr. 4

Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice

A general methods course which introduces the middle level/secondary teacher education student to a range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions regarding the context of classroom practice. Students will investigate current research on exemplary educational practice in the middle level and secondary school setting. To be taken concurrently with C-I 305. Prerequisites: PSY 212, 370; EFN 210, 303 or 701; C-I 211; junior standing and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          305/505                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Clinical Experience II: Professional Development in Middle Level

   and Secondary Schools

A developmental field experience in the student’s content area designed to build skills and understandings in the context of professional classroom practice. This course is designed to establish that the preservice teacher has the understandings and basic performance skills in the school setting to continue in the middle level/secondary program. To be taken concurrently with C-I 304. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          306/506                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Choral Music in the Junior/Senior High School

This course is designed to provide the students with the basic principles and techniques of choral preparation and performance in relation to public school choral ensembles. It deals specifically with vocal production in young voices, choral sound, repertoire, stylistic characteristics, and expressive elements. Prerequisite: admission to teacher

education.

 

C-I          307/507                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

General Music in the Junior/Senior High School

This course provides the students with a positive view of the realities of general music in relation to the youngsters themselves and to the musical and aesthetic learning possible at these age levels. Sufficient materials, methods and techniques are explored as to enable the beginning teacher to deal with adolescent musical skills and social behavior. The course should also help each student to formulate a philosophy of music education. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          308/508                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Instrumental Music in the Schools

A practicum in the structure, supervision, and administration of school instrumental music programs. Emphasis placed upon elementary band techniques, junior/senior high school band/orchestra rehearsal procedures, and organization and conducting. Prerequisites: completion of eight hours of techniques classes and conducting and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          312/512                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods in Art: Secondary

Art methods and materials for junior and senior high schools. Prerequisite: C-I 304 or concurrent enrollment.

 

C-I          313                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Methods and Practices in Art: Elementary/Middle Level

One hour lecture: development of art expressions by prekindergarten through elementary/middle level children and youth, curriculum construction, including creative art expressions for exceptional children. Two hours studio: development of art education objectives through practical laboratory studio experiences stressing varieties of art

materials. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          323                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education

Study of effective teaching in elementary physical education with an emphasis on analysis of teaching, maximizing student learning time, classroom management skills, lesson planning, and planning developmentally appropriate activities. Lect. 2. Must be taken concurrently with ESS 321, 326, C-I 325. Prerequisites: admission into teacher education, ESS 225, 226.

 

C-I          325                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Methods of Teaching Middle/Secondary Physical Education

Study of effective teaching in middle/secondary physical education with an emphasis on analysis of teaching, maximizing student learning time, classroom management skills, and lesson and unit planning. Must be taken concurrently with ESS 321, 326, C-I 323. Prerequisites: admission into teacher education, ESS 225, 226.

 

C-I          334/534                                                                                                                                 Cr. 3

Curriculum and Methods in the Language Arts

This course is designed to provide preservice teachers with a basic understanding of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation approaches in an integrated language arts program for kindergarten through middle school children. Prerequisites: EFN 210, C-I 211, junior standing, and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          335/535                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Curriculum and Methods in Elementary/Middle Science

Designed to develop an understanding of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation techniques for children in kindergarten through middle school science based upon educational research, contemporary practice, and national and state educational agencies’ recommended goals and expectations for science education. The nature of science as a discipline and the scope and sequence of appropriate content for each grade level are presented. Prerequisites: C-I 302 and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          336/536                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Curriculum and Methods in the Social Studies

This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and techniques of evaluation based upon educational research and practice in the social studies for children in kindergarten through middle school. Prerequisites: C-I 302 and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          354/554                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics

This course is designed to provide preservice teachers with basic understanding of curriculum content, instructional methods and materials, and evaluation procedures in mathematics programs for children in kindergarten through middle school. Prerequisites: EFN 210, C-I 211, MTH 125, junior standing and admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          364/564                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods in Mathematics and Computer Science

Objectives, activities, materials, instructional strategies and field work in mathematics/ computer science at the secondary school level. Prerequisite: C-I 304/504 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. I.

 

C-I          365/565                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Using Manipulatives to Teach Mathematics

A study of materials used for mathematics instruction. Focus will be on developing understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures through the use of manipulatives, calculators; computer programs, and other commercial and teacher made materials. Research base for instructional strategies, classroom organization and evaluation will be discussed. Prerequisite: C-I 354/554 or C-I 364 or teacher certification. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

C-I          371/571                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods and Materials in Elementary School Music

A study of the philosophy, structure, and content of music education in the elementary school curriculum. Emphasis is given to observation, analysis and teaching in an elementary classroom four hours per week in the La Crosse area. Students will learn techniques of teaching and become familiar with materials for teaching basic concepts and skills necessary to quality music education. Prerequisites: MUS 335 and admission to teacher education.

C-I          374/574                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Teaching the Fine Arts

This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of an integrated fine arts program and to examine its relationship to the development of creativity. Art, music, drama and creative writing will be the areas of emphasis. Divergent learning and teaching styles will be examined and will be used as the foundations for unit and lesson plan development. Prerequisite: C-I 211.

 

C-I          376/576                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Music in Early Childhood Education

A study of the philosophy of music education in early childhood education. Emphasis will be given to the study of vocal development, listening and movement activity and the use of classroom instruments, with practical application in off-campus early childhood situations. Prerequisite: MUS 231.

 

C-I          381/581                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Environmental Education Methods

This course is designed to develop an under-standing of curricula, instructional methods and materials and evaluation techniques for K-12 level environmental education based upon educational research, contemporary practices and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recommended goals and expectations. Prerequisites: GEO 200 and completion of C-I 302 or C-I 305 or declared environmental studies minor.

 

C-I          382/582                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Creative Problem Solving

Creative problem solving emphasizes a five-step process plus the use of the skill of oral brainstorming. Creativity potential of individuals is explored and the five steps are experienced in practice sessions. Adaptation of the process for classroom teaching is emphasized.

 

C-I          402                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Clinical Fieldwork Experience in Health Education

Designed to focus upon the development of the technical elements of curriculum, instructional systems, interaction-motivation, and management styles. Course activities include development of a philosophical base for the teaching elements, observation, participation and performance of a variety of teaching behaviors within the teaching elements. Students will analyze their own teaching performance through simulation, guided practice and other teacher-directed evaluation. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          403                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-15

Student Teaching: Secondary

Student teaching is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars and classroom projects required. Prerequisites: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty, 2.75 grade point average based upon the major, minor, concentrations and professional course work, and approval by the Teacher Education Council. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

 

C-I          404                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-15

Teaching Internship

Teaching internship is a full day, full school semester, professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Prerequisites: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty, 3.00 grade point average based upon the major, minor, concentrations and professional course work, approval by the Teacher Education Council, selection for WIP placement and a state intern license. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

 

C-I          405/605                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods in English Education

A study of methods, materials and evaluation techniques that are shown by current research and practice in English education to be effective with middle and secondary level students. Emphasis is given to the knowledge and skills necessary to create a developmentally appropriate, positive learning environment. The course will include approaches to teaching critical thinking skills using a variety of activities and teacher modeling. Prerequisite: C-I 304 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. II.

 

C-I          406/606                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-2

Teaching Basic Writing Skills

A developmental approach to teaching basic writing skills at the middle/junior and the senior high school levels. The course will examine philosophies, conceptual frameworks, and techniques in teaching writing. Special emphasis will be given to the concept of writing across curricular subject matter areas. Prerequisite: teaching experience.

 

C-I          407/607                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Uses of Computers and Software in Middle and Secondary School Writing

Designed to acquaint the middle/junior or senior high school teacher with methods for the improvement of student writing through the use of appropriate authoring and word processing programs. Emphasis will be upon the development of instructional techniques for the improvement of writing across subject matter areas. Prerequisites: teaching experience and keyboard skill.

 

C-I          408/608                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods in History and Social Studies

A course using citizenship education in a democracy to demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach to teaching methods, curriculum materials and evaluation techniques. Course topics include: living history, global studies, law-related education and economic literacy in the social studies. There is an emphasis on the use of critical thinking skills to create a challenging learning environment unique to the needs and interests of middle and secondary level students. Prerequisite: C-I 304 or concurrent enrollment.

 

C-I          409                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3-15

Student Teaching: Elementary

Student teaching is a full day, full school semester professional experience in selected elementary and secondary schools with qualified, approved cooperating teachers. Orientation, seminars and classroom projects required. Prerequisites: completion of requirements in education, including special methods courses, recommendation by the appropriate education program faculty, 2.75 grade point average based upon the major, minor, concentrations, and professional course work, and approval by the Teacher Education Council. May be repeated for credit in a subsequent semester for each additional licensure. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

 

C-I          410/610                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Curriculum Development in Health Education

This continuation of the skills and concepts essential to effective development of comprehensive school health education curriculum will consider the span of health education curricular planning from assessment of needs to implementation design. This writing emphasis course will concentrate on the skills necessary to design and implement assessment tools, report their findings, and construct curricular plans based upon their findings. This course is to be taken in conjunction with C-I 412, 415 and, if a health major, C-I 402. Prerequisites: HED 310 and ESS 201 or current First Aid and CPR certification.

 

C-I          412/612                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Instructional Techniques in Health Education

This course is designed to have students practice effective teaching techniques and utilize approved instructional methods and materials in teaching health education. Attention is given to the nature of “wholistic” teaching, including classroom management. This course is to be taken in conjunction with C-I 410, 415 and, if a health major, C-I 402, and during the semester preceding student teaching. Prerequisites: HED 310 and ESS 201 or current First Aid and CPR certification.

 

C-I          415/615                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Philosophical Foundations of Health Education

Philosophy of health and health education and the role of health education in education. This course is to be taken in conjunction with C-I 410 and 412/612 and, if a health major, C-I 402, and during the semester preceding student teaching. Prerequisites: HED 210, admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          420/620                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Computers in Education

A survey of instructional uses of computers in education. Students learn to make use of microcomputers as a support for the learning process. Course topics include interactive instruction, testing, and simulation.

 

C-I          424                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Curriculum Development in Elementary/Secondary Physical Education

Introduction of a curriculum model based on philosophical statements, aims, yearly programs, unit plans and lesson plans. Selection of activities based on current trends, community resources, growth and developmental characteristics and facilities. Prerequisites: for students seeking initial teaching certification in physical education: PSY 310, C-I 325, ESS 321, 326, 360, successful completion of all parts of the PPST, admission into teacher education and a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

 

C-I          440/640                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Education of the Gifted and Talented

This course is an overview of education for gifted, talented and creative students (preK-12). Emphasis will be placed upon definitions, characteristics, problems, identification procedures, and programming. Strategies for teaching in the classroom will be examined. Prerequisite: C-I 302 or 305 or teacher certification.

 

C-I          442/642                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Issues and Trends in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

This course focuses on recent trends in elementary mathematics instruction. The examination and evaluation of current teaching materials and equipment, the implementation of these materials and current teaching strategies, will be the major components of this course. Prerequisite: C-I 354. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.

 

C-I          443/643                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Issues and Trends in Science Education

Designed to provide elementary teachers with conceptual bases for developing and implementing an inquiry science curriculum. Participants will examine relevant literature, participate in demonstrated inquiry methods, and assess current curriculum materials and classroom practices in science education programs. Prerequisite: classroom teaching experience.

 

C-I          445/645                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Refining Teaching Skills/ Level III Clinical Experience

A culminating clinical experience prior to student teaching. Students will refine their skills of planning, implementing and evaluating instruction. Through self-evaluation, teacher evaluation and teacher-student conferences, students will determine how to improve their teaching skills. Prerequisites: C-I 302and RDG 432 or RDG 710, may be taken concurrently with RDG 432 or 710. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          448/548                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Course Construction Using the Wisconsin Instructional Design System (WIDS I)

An introduction to performance-based instruction utilizing the Wisconsin Instructional Design System (WIDS). Students will become proficient in identifying performance expectations for learners, developing performance assessment strategies and designing learning activities. Participants will construct a course outcome summary and a learning plan for a course of study.

C-I          449/549                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Course Construction Using the Wisconsin Instructional Design System (WIDS II)

A follow-up to performance-based instruction using the Wisconsin Instructional Design System. Students will become proficient in developing performance assessment strategies, designing learning activities, and embedding standards into the curriculum. Participants will construct a learning plan and a scoring guide for a course of study. Prerequisite: C-I 448.

 

C-I          450/650                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Clinical Experience III: Professional Development in Middle Level and

   Secondary Schools

A developmental field experience in the student’s content area, designed to refine skills and understanding of the executive, organizational, and interactive functions of teaching. The goal of this course is to establish that preservice teachers are ready to successfully enter student teaching. Prerequisite: C-I 305 and completion of or concurrent enrollment in a special methods course and RDG 432 or 710. Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          460/660                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Integrated Curriculum: Theory into Practice

Designed to develop an understanding of the historical and theoretical foundations of integrated curriculum. The focus of the course is on the application of these understandings to classroom practice through the evaluation, selection, and use of appropriate curriculum models, methods of planning, grouping patterns, and instructional and assessment strategies. Prerequisites: C-I 302 or 305 or teacher certification.

 

C-I          461/661                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Leadership for Elementary/Middle Science Education

Designed to augment a basic understanding of science curriculum development, teaching practices, resources, management, and assessment procedures. Special emphasis will be given to controversial issues in science, nature of scientific knowledge, laboratory safety, long range planning and goal setting procedures, funding for operating an inquiry science program, and special programs to enhance and extend classroom science experiences for students. Prerequisites: C-I 335 or prior elementary/ middle level classroom teaching experience. May be taken concurrently with C-I 335 when a minimum of 20 science course credits have been successfully completed. Offered Sem. I.

 

C-I          463/563                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methods

This course is designed to give preservice teachers a basic understanding of classroom applications of second language acquisition theories, teaching techniques, curriculum and lesson development, classroom environment issues and sociopolitical concerns in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Prerequisites: TSL 300; ANT 350 or CST 332; ENG 332; ENG 401, SPE 431, ENG 334 or PSY 436; and the multicultural/international requirement; junior standing. Offered Sem. II.

  

C-I          467/567                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Teaching a Foreign Language

A study of how a foreign language is learned and acquired and what methods and techniques are effective with varying groups of learners. Focus is on putting theory into practice through demonstration, microteaching, curriculum evaluation, materials development and unit lesson planning. Prerequisites: C-I 304 or 334, or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. I.

 

C-I          469/669                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Methods in Science

An examination of the curriculum content, instructional strategies and resources, and techniques of evaluation in science education that are supported by research and the effective practice of middle and secondary school teachers. The topics covered will promote an awareness of the essential role of the teacher in creating and sustaining a learning environment which meets the needs and interests of middle and secondary students. Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship of science, technology and society, critical thinking and inquiry techniques, safety and liability concerns, and current trends and issues in science education. Prerequisites: C-I 304 or concurrent enrollment. Offered Sem. II.

 

C-I          470/670                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Symposium in Education

Studies in education of interest to specific groups. Varying topics will be offered at intervals with a specific title assigned to each. Prerequisites: junior standing and admission to teacher education. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I/C-S 480/680                                                                                                                                Cr. 3

Survey of Computer Assisted Instructional Systems

A survey of current trends in Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI). It covers the development of instructional and curriculum materials suitable for computer applications and involves the use of a current authoring software package. Prerequisite: C-S 224 or C-I 420. (Cross-listed with C-S; may only earn credit in C-I or C-S.)

 

C-I          483/683                                                                                                                             Cr. 1

Issues in Early Childhood Education

Designed to discuss trends and issues in early childhood education. Utilizing selected programs from the “Footsteps” series of videotapes, participants will discuss competencies needed by teachers in helping children develop positive self-concepts and social competence. Attention will be given to providing learning experiences that are based upon the individual needs, interests and capabilities of young children. Participants will investigate the impact which family relationships and changes in family structure have upon the optimal growth and development of young children. Prerequisites: C-I 325 and junior standing. This course will not apply toward requirements for initial certification in early childhood education at UW-La Crosse.

 

C-I          485/585                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Environmental Education Update

This course is designed especially for the experienced school teacher. Content emphasis will include background knowledge on current local and global environmental issues; state, national and global goals and expectations; a review of teaching practices; and teaching aids and resources including simulation software and Internet. Selected certification or other programs for environmental education such as Project Wild, Project Learning Tree, Project Wet, and Nature Center programs may be implemented with grade appropriate infusion teaching plans developed. Prerequisites: C-I 381 or classroom teaching experience. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Departmental option for Pass/Fail grading.

 

C-I          487/687                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Elementary Science Update

This course is designed especially for the experienced elementary school teacher. Emphasis is on planning, developing and using science instructional materials. Selected topics in life, physical and earth science will be reviewed as a basis for curriculum planning. Prerequisite: classroom teaching experience. Not repeatable for credit.

 

C-I          488/688                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Questioning Strategies for Higher Level Thinking and Learning

Designed to help K-12 classroom teachers develop effective and efficient questioning strategies that will encourage students to be reflective and active learners and thinkers. Various theories of questioning will be discussed and practically applied. Methods will be examined for using questioning skills in the classroom. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education.

 

C-I          489/689                                                                                                                             Cr. 3

Effective Motivation and Teaching Behaviors

Research on effective instruction and teaching practices will be reviewed and analyzed. New techniques of instruction (suggestopedia) will be introduced. Research proven and new practices of teaching and motivation will be practiced in the classroom setting.

 

C-I          491/691                                                                                                                             Cr. 2

Aerospace Education

Introduction to materials and methods of incorporating aerospace subjects into the classroom curriculum. Activities and projects are adaptable to all grade levels, 9-12, and are particularly relevant

in today’s classroom.

 

C-I          495/695                                                                                                                             Cr. 1-3

Supervision of Student Teaching

Designed especially for supervising teachers having student teachers or teacher interns under their direction, and for other teachers interested in preparing for teacher supervising responsibilities. Emphasis on objectives of student teaching, orientation and induction, roles and responsibilities of personnel, instructional planning and implementation, process of supervision and post-instructional conferencing. Prerequisites: certification for teaching, a baccalaureate degree, and teaching experience. Repeatable for credit — maximum 3.

 

C-I/EFN    499                                                                                                                                  Cr. 1-3

Individual Study

Reading and research in an area of student interest in education under the direction of an education instructor. Open to elementary and secondary education students with excellent records. Admission by consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. (Not open to students concurrently enrolled in EFN 499.) Repeatable for credit — maximum 6 in C-I and/or EFN. (Cross-listed with EFN; may earn 6 credits total in C-I and EFN.)