Spring 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EDST 120-01 Contemporary Issues in American Education
Instructor: Liz Lewis, Jamie Teeple
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.
1130:MWF   DIST
EDST 140-01 Educational Psychology
Instructor: Jamie Teeple, Liz 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.
1030:MWF   DIST
EDST 250-01 Curriculum Theory
Instructor: Kirk Anderson
Course Description:
Primarily online with option for outdoor, in-person meetings. 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.
1030:TR   DIST
EDST 260-01 Introduction to Educational Research
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Course Description:
Primarily online with option for outdoor, in-person meetings. 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:TR   DIST
EDST 391-01 In the Company of Educated Women
Instructor: Jamie Teeple, Liz Lewis
Course Description:
This is a course on women's educational history in the United States. The scope encompasses some general patterns in women's educational experiencesas students, teachers, school administrators, and in higher education at particular points in U.S. history. Examining gender issues in historical context allows us to gain a deeper understanding of how education, ideology, and political economy influence the contours of societies, and limit or extend possibilities for individuals.
1500:TR   DIST
EDST 470-01 Senior Seminar
Instructor: Liz Lewis
Course Description:
Primarily online with option for outdoor, in-person meetings. 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   DIST
EDST 470-02 Senior Seminar
Instructor: Kirk Anderson
Course Description:
Primarily online with option for outdoor, in-person meetings. 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   DIST