Spring 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EDST 120-01 Contemporary Issues in American Education
Instructor: Liz Lewis
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:TR   ALTHSE 207
EDST 140-01 Educational Psychology
Instructor: Sarah Bair
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.
1030:MWF   DENNY 313
EDST 250-01 Curriculum Theory
Instructor: Kirk Anderson
Course Description:
An examination of how the curriculum of educational institutions is shaped as well as how curriculum serves as a shaping force for educational institutions. This includes an examination of various conceptions of curriculum and of knowledge as well as curriculum ideologies and structures. Finally, the course examines how diverse student populations may experience the curriculum.Prerequisites: 120 or 130, and 140.
1230:MWF   DENNY 104
EDST 260-01 Introduction to Educational Research
Instructor: Kirk Anderson
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.
1330:WF   DENNY 104
EDST 350-01 Urban Education
Instructor: Kirk Anderson
Course Description:
An examination of critical issues in educating students in an urban setting. Particular issues of focus each semester will be selected by the instructor and might include race, poverty, student motivation and teacher practice, the community as a source of curriculum, school-to-work programs, educating language minority students, restructuring large urban schools, educational funding and educational policy.Prerequisite: EDUC 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 211, SOCI 240, SOCI 244, or WGSS 200), or permission of instructor.
1500:MW   DENNY 211
EDST 391-01 Native Americans and Education
Instructor: Nikki Dragone
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AMST 200-02. This course will provide students with an overview of Native Americans and their relationship with educational institutions in the United States from the colonial era to the present. To better understand Native American relationships with US educational institutions, we will briefly discuss Native and Indigenous philosophies of education (historic and contemporary). We look at the policies and practices of educating Native Americans during the colonial, early American, 19th and early 20th centuries. This era includes the reservation-era policy of forced assimilation through education in boarding and day schools. As the flagship federal Indian Boarding school was located in Carlisle (1879-1918), we will briefly focus on the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS). This unit will include a discussion of the establishment and work of the Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Moving into the 20th Century, we will camp out on the 20th century resurgence of education sovereignty as Native parents and nations re-asserted educational sovereignty over their children. This includes the establishment of reservation-based community colleges and universities, the assertion of jurisdiction over reservation-based K-12 day and boarding schools, and the establishment of off-reservation K-12 Survival Schools. As nearly 90% of Native students currently attend off-reservation public schools, we will study the impact of federal policies like No Child Left Behind on Native children and communities. Towards the end of the semester, we will flip the discussion to interrogate how Native peoples have been and continue to be represented in American curricula and classrooms and how this shapes American students understanding/misunderstanding of who Native peoples and nations are. Finally, we will study the essential understandings movement currently under way in a majority of mid-western and western States. Essential understandings, enabled by state legislation, creates a space for States to partner with local Native Nations and urban communities to ensure Native history, culture and people are accurately represented in curricula and classrooms throughout the State.
0930:MWF   DENNY 212
EDST 470-01 Senior Seminar
Instructor: Sarah Bair
Course Description:
The design and implementation of a study in an individual area of interest within the major concentration culminating in the writing of a conference paper or publishable article. Students will develop a review of the related research literature on their chosen topic using on-line catalogs, databases and other open access resources to access sources, gather data related to their topic employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or historiographic methodologies enhanced by electronic devices as appropriate, analyze their data using digital software as appropriate, write a conference paper or publishable article, electronically submit their conference proposals/articles, and disseminate their work via conference, digital, or paper publication formats. Prerequisites: 120 or 130, and 140, 250, 260, 300 or 310.
1330:MW   BOSLER 313
EDST 470-02 Senior Seminar
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Course Description:
The design and implementation of a study in an individual area of interest within the major concentration culminating in the writing of a conference paper or publishable article. Students will develop a review of the related research literature on their chosen topic using on-line catalogs, databases and other open access resources to access sources, gather data related to their topic employing quantitative, qualitative, and/or historiographic methodologies enhanced by electronic devices as appropriate, analyze their data using digital software as appropriate, write a conference paper or publishable article, electronically submit their conference proposals/articles, and disseminate their work via conference, digital, or paper publication formats. Prerequisites: 120 or 130, and 140, 250, 260, 300 or 310.
1330:MR   TOME 227
EDST 500-01 Teaching Apprenticeship: Best Practices in Middle Level S. S. Instruction
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Course Description: