EDUC111 Observation Techniques (3 semester hours)
This course examines formal and informal methods of gathering and analyzing data on children. The emphasis is on understanding developmental patterns and implications for diagnostic assessment and intervention.
EDUC200 Humane Education: A Global Interdisciplinary Perspective (3 semester hours)
This course is based upon the Institute for Humane Education’s (IHE) definition of humane education, which is “a lens, body of knowledge, and set of tools and strategies for teaching about human rights, animal protection, environmental stewardship, and cultural issues as interconnected and integral dimensions of a just, healthy society” (Institute for Humane Education, n.d.). The course explores issues, resources, rationales, and approaches to humane education related to various considerations and disciplines, including: economics, politics, science, technology, education, the arts, philosophy, religion, and geography.
EDUC320 Classroom Management (3 semester hours)
This course provides candidates, or course participants, with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a classroom learning community in which they can organize and conduct effective instruction that challenges and involves learners. Successful classrooms exist because instructors have clear ideas about the most effective classroom conditions necessary for a healthy and intellectually stimulating learning environment. Course content will focus on the differences between teacher-centered and student-centered activities, considerations for adult learners, and addressing the needs of online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning contexts.
EDUC340 Adult Learning Theory (3 semester hours)
This course provides students with a foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of adult learning. The course begins with comparing and contrasting adult learning (andragogy) to learning among children and adolescents (pedagogy). Examination of various theorists, theories, and practitioners; technology integration rationales; and application of theories to practice in online, face-to-face, and hybrid environments prepares students to plan, teach, and evaluate adult learning.
EDUC401 Curriculum Design (3 semester hours)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the effective development of curriculum materials and organization and implementation of those materials as a learning program with a focus on adult learners. Activities include studying and applying seminal and current theories, creating engaging experiences, attending to diverse learner needs, and understanding key aspects of program evaluation.
EDUC402 Measurement and Evaluation (3 semester hours)
This course requires students to study theory, concepts, and practices of measurement and evaluation in instructional settings with a focus on adult learning contexts. Course topics include reliability, test and evaluation development, validation, accommodations for adult learners with disabilities, ethical evaluation and measurement practices, and assessment (e.g. rubric creation).