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FIRST SESSION, 2017

NOTE: Advanced undergraduates may be enrolled in 600-level courses only with explicit permission of their adviser or dean.

EDUC 130 Navigating the Research University (1). This course will provide students with knowledge to succeed at a research university. Students will consider what it means to have a liberal arts education and will learn about motivation, resiliency, and self-advocacy. Students will reflect on their current work toward academic success and their path to graduation. For more information, contact Cynthia Demetriou at cyndem@email.unc.edu.

EDUC 309 An Examination of Quality and the Pursuit of Betterness (3). MAYMESTER. A three-credit seminar on leadership styles, philosophies, and issues related to leadership. Each class will overlap these concepts (topical or theory/practice, service, and self-awareness.)

EDUC 330 The Science of Learning (3). Students study several facets of learning in the modern world, and investigate what scholarship in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and the learning sciences can do to help us maximize that learning.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

EDUC 390 Special Topics in Education – Learning on the Edge: Theories of Experiential Education (3). MAYMESTER. This is an interdisciplinary education course designed to introduce students to theories of experiential education and the potential experiential education holds for enhanced human learning in a variety of fields. We will investigate the history of experiential education, including its challenges and how it fits—or doesn’t fit–into traditional school cultures. Students will explore models of teachers and community practitioners engaged in experiential education activities. We will engage in experiential education initiatives on the UNC campus. Course flyer.

EDUC 614 Innovative and Engaging Teaching (3). Introduction to the teaching profession including a focused emphasis on innovative, authentic, and resource-informed teaching. Includes engagement with 21st century learning skills.

EDUC 615 Schools and Community Collaboration (3). Course explores the symbiotic relationship between schools, families, and communities  through a historical and sociocultural lens. Students participate in a community-based field experience.

EDUC 617 Teaching in the Middle School (3). MAYMESTER. Provides students with an introduction to the history, philosophy, and attributes of schools and curriculum specifically designed for young adolescents with attention to their developmental characteristics and needs as learners. This course is required for students who will seek middle level licensure through the M.A.T. program and is approved for EE (Experiential Education) credit.  It is an APPLES service learning course.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). ONLINE. This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

EDUC 702 Introduction to Strengths-Based School Counseling (3).  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.  Introduction to the counseling profession and ethical codes.  Primary focus on the history and ethical practice of school counseling, specifically the Strengths-Based School Counseling framework.

EDUC 705 Internship in School Counseling and Consultation (3-9). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; EDUC 703 and EDUC 712.  Counseling and consultation under supervision in a school setting in order to develop competencies in individual counseling, group counseling, and consultation. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12credit hours.

EDUC 748 Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership (3). Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. The first course of a two-course module that completes the MAT year-long program of study. The module emphasizes advanced licensure preparation. Extended class periods, four days per week.  Restricted to MAT students.

EDUC 749 Advanced Exploration of Families, Schools, and Communities (3) Prerequisite: Admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching program required.  This advanced course examines strategies for effective communication and collaboration with families, professional team members, and school resources.  Topics will include a return to contextual issues and reflection on initial preparation experiences.  This course is one-half of the capstone module of the MAT program of study.  Restricted to MAT students.

EDUC 790  Graduate Special Topics in Education: TESOL I (3). Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Certification. Restricted to graduate students.

EDUC 790  Graduate Special Topics in Education: International Program Management  (3). This course will explore theories of organizational management and effectiveness across public and private organizations both internationally and domestically. We will use a case study approach to ask important questions about organizational structure, culture, and performance. Restricted to graduate students.

EDUC 821 Doctoral Externship in School Psychology (1-6). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised field placement experiences for doctoral-level students in school psychology, integrating training with field responsibilities at a systems-level in schools and school-related settings.

EDUC 822 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology (1-3). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised field placement experiences for doctoral-level students in school psychology, integrating training with field responsibilities at a systems-level in schools and school-related settings.

EDUC 826 Special Topics in Education: Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in Schools (3). This course addresses the emotional, psychological, genetic, neurobiological, behavioral, and sociocultural bases for psychopathology in children and adolescents. Consideration is given to procedures for characteristics assessment and intervention planning in the public schools. Research findings in and recognition of child and adolescent psychopathology will be stressed.  An emphasis will be placed on research-based methods and strategies for addressing emotional and behavioral difficulties of children and youth in educational settings, and on the role of cultural diversity in the interpretation of human behavior.

EDUC 827 Human Development (3). Emphasizes theories of child and adolescent development as well as research findings that aid in the understanding of human behavior and development.

EDUC 871 Seminar in Education: Dewey Democracy and the Many Meanings of “Progressive Education” (3). MAYMESTER. This course will be a discussion and inquiry course, where readings will be interrogated thoroughly, investigating the following three questions: What was Dewey arguing? What is democratic education? What is Progressive Education? How much of it is still with us and in what form? There will be two to three field trips during the course to visit with and observe the teaching of local teachers, schools and classrooms that self-describe as “democratic” or “progressive.” Class members will have the opportunity to interact with teachers and school leaders on these field trips. Students will leave the class with a working understanding of Dewey’s main educational arguments, an understanding of democratic schools, and an understanding of the progressive legacy or lack thereof in schools today.

EDMX 767 Infant/Toddler Curriculum and Learning Environments (3). Focuses on infant/toddler development and mental health strategies for facilitating development in the home and in child care.

EDMX 782  Behavioral Support Methods (3).  ONLINE.  Emphasizes effective behavior management and applied behavior analysis techniques for intervening in the environments of exceptional children to increase learning.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

NOTE: Advanced undergraduates may be enrolled in 600-level courses only with explicit permission of their adviser or dean.

EDUC 130 Navigating the Research University (1). This course will provide students with knowledge to succeed at a research university. Students will consider what it means to have a liberal arts education and will learn about motivation, resiliency, and self-advocacy. Students will reflect on their current work toward academic success and their path to graduation. For more information, contact Cynthia Demetriou at cyndem@email.unc.edu.

EDUC 330 Science of Learning (3). Students study several facets of learning in the modern world, and investigate what scholarship in cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and the learning sciences can do to help us maximize that learning.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

EDUC 390 Special Topics in Education: Math for Elementary Teachers (3). ONLINE. Course helps students review for the Mathematics Subtest (which consists of 45 items and is a 3-hour assessment). This is a 3-credit course and may not be used to fulfill any undergraduate or graduate program requirements. Course flyer. ***Cancelled***

EDUC 526 Ethics and Education: From Global Problems to Classroom Dilemmas (3). ONLINE.  Among the topics examined are ethical implications of democratic schooling for a democratic society, educators as moral agents, and education as an institution with incumbent responsibilities. Students explore the explicit and implied ethics of education and schooling as they relate to policy makers, educators, and citizens concerned about social justice.

EDUC 532 Introduction to Development and Learning (3). This course examines the field of human development as it contributes to the teaching and learning of all children. The emphasis is on understanding the nature of development in educational contexts and the implications of research and theory on human development for teacher practice and the creation of supportive learning environments for all children. Course meets 7/10/2017 – 8/4/2017.

EDUC 601 Education Workshop: Reinventing Teaching (3).  Prerequisite: Admission to the M.Ed. for Experienced Teachers Program. Addresses contexts of teaching, teaching in the world, and teaching students in schools. This course is designed for experienced educators to reinvent teachers and teaching. designed around education topics primarily for licensed K-12 teachers.  Late afternoon, plus an additional weeklong experiential education component.  Class schedule is different than regular Summer II and includes an experiential learning week.

EDUC 616 Teaching Early English Language Arts (3). Course focuses on ELA pedagogy, grades kindergarten through second grade. Course emphasizes best practices in foundations of reading and writing, cross-disciplinary concepts, and meaningful inquiry-based learning experiences.

EDUC 628 Teaching English Language Learners (3). This course will prepare pre-service teachers for teaching students who are learning English as a non-native language. The course will introduce legal and scholarly definitions of key terms, policies affecting English Language Learners (ELLs), and means of identifying and assessing ELL students. The course will prepare teachers to work with families and communities in drawing on the funds of knowledge of their ELL students. An introduction to Second Language Acquisition Theory (SLA) will be followed by specific strategies for teaching specific content areas to ELLs. We will also discuss developing academic literacy in the content areas, co-teaching, and culturally relevant pedagogy. The content of the course stresses the practical application of theory and research on language and literacy development in multilingual settings.

EDUC 689 Foundations of Special Education (3). ONLINE. Prerequisite class for some SPED students.  This course will provide an advanced introduction to key concepts, issues, and service delivery approaches pertaining to the educational needs of students with high incidence disabilities.

EDUC 693 Early Childhood Internship (1).  Prerequisite: Admission to a School of Education program.  Provides students the opportunity to observe and become involved with all aspects of teaching and schools within their content area.

EDUC 703 Theories of Counseling (3).  Prerequisite:  Permission of  the instructor.  This course explores theories of counseling, with emphasis on theory as a means of conceptualizing behavior change in the counseling process.

EDUC 706 Collaboration and Leadership in School Counseling (3).  ONLINE. Students are required to have taken 18 hours in counseling courses.  Emphasizes the collaboration and leadership skills needed to effectively organize and implement a comprehensive school counseling program.

EDUC 714 Group Counseling and Guidance (3).  Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.  Applies counseling theory and research to the organization and implementation of group work (e.g., guidance, task, psychoeducational, counseling groups) in schools.

EDUC 790  Graduate Special Topics in Education: TESOL II (3).  This course provides graduate students the opportunity for intensive exploration and discussion of selected topics in education.  Restricted to graduate students.

EDUC 821 Doctoral Externship in School Psychology (1-6). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.  Supervised doctoral externship to obtain training in professional skills and research in schools and school-related settings.

EDUC 822 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology (1-3). Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Supervised doctoral internship in School Psychology for advanced training in professional skills and research in schools and school-related settings.