Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EDST 120-01 Contemporary Issues in American Education
Instructor: Sarah Bair
Course Description:
An examination of current policies, practices, and problems in the landscape of American education with particular attention to the perspectives of various stakeholders (e.g. teachers, students, families, community leaders, employers, and elected officials). U.S. diversity with respect to race, class, gender, language, and exceptionality is considered within a variety of educational contexts. The course also examines the ways in which educational issues and reform efforts intersect with social, economic, political, and cultural forces.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 314
EDST 140-01 Educational Psychology
Instructor: Elizabeth Lewis
Course Description:
An examination of physical, cognitive, and psychological developmental theories and research as well as theories of learning. The course includes theoretical perspectives on: age-stage characteristics, exceptionality, achievement versus aptitude, as well as how developmental, sociocultural, and motivational factors influence student learning in classroom contexts.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 201
EDST 260-01 Introduction to Educational Research
Instructor: Elizabeth Lewis
Course Description:
An introduction to the purposes and methodologies of research in education including how various stakeholders in the educational community use and access research findings as well as how studies in education are designed, implemented, and disseminated. Quantitative, qualitative, and historical methodologies are addressed. Research processes are introduced around the topic of literacy. Students will develop a review of the research literature on a topic related to literacy using online catalogs, databases, and other open access resources to find and gather sources and digital publications formats to disseminate their reviews. Prerequisite: 140.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 110
EDST 320-01 Race and Education
Instructor: Sarah Bair
Course Description:
An examination of the historical, sociological, political, and legal issues related to race and education in the United States. Particular issues of focus each semester will be selected by the instructor and might include theoretical perspectives on race in education, school segregation, representation of racial groups in curriculum, the roles and experiences of teachers of color, connections between policy initiatives and race, student achievement and college access, and the educational experiences of specific racial groups.Prerequisite: 260 or Social Science Research Methods (AFST 200, AMST 202, ANTH 240, ANTH 241, EASN 310, ECON 228, LAWP 228, PMGT 228, POSC 239, PSYC 201, SOCI 240, SOCI 244, or WGST 250), or permission of instructor.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 314
EDST 340-01 Immigration and Education
Instructor: Elizabeth Lewis
Course Description:
An examination of the historical, sociological, political, and legal issues related to immigration and education in the United States. Particular issues of focus each semester will be selected by the instructor and might include patterns of immigration, theories on immigrant assimilation, the relationship between culture and education, perspectives on citizenship and their impact on immigrant education, and related legislation, funding, and policy. Prerequisite: 260 or Social Science Research Methods (AFST 200, AMST 202, ANTH 240, ANTH 241, EASN 310, ECON 228, LAWP 228, PMGT 228, POSC 239, PSYC 201, SOCI 240, SOCI 244, or WGST 250), or permission of instructor.
1030:MW   DENNY 21
EDST 391-01 Environmental Education
Instructor: Lindsey Lyons
Course Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to the theories and practice of environmental education in formal and non-formal education settings. Topics include history, philosophy and trends of environmental education, interpretative education, curriculum integration and environmental education teaching methodologies. The course will combine understanding the sustainability of natural and cultural environments with best practices in outdoor and environmental education. Students will plan, implement and evaluate educational programs with a focus on place-based, experiential learning. Assignments and interactions with professional environmental educators will help participants build a portfolio that demonstrates their knowledge and skills in environmental education.
1330:MW   SCLGAX 3