Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Education

Courses

Education courses are divided into several areas.

Students who have questions about a particular course are encouraged to seek information from the appropriate faculty member:

  • Professional Development (40 series): Dr. Kamen
  • Secondary (41 series): Dr. Marble
  • Elementary (42 series): Dr. Johnson, Dr. Moore, or Dr. Kamen
  • Special Education (43 series): Dr. Adrian
  • Early Childhood (44 series): Dr. Moore
  • Reading Education (45 series): Dr. Johnson
Below you will find a list of our current or recent offerings. See the course catalog for descriptions and updated information.
  • 40-001 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-002 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-003 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-004 Selected Topics
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-301 Selected Topics in Professional
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-302 Selected Topics in Professional
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-303 Selected Topics in Professional
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-304 Selected Topics in Professional
    May be repeated with change in topic. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-311 Innovative Schools
    An examination of the pragmatic aspects of selected innovative schools while building an understanding of theoretical and philosophical assumptions that create a schools mission and ethos. A focus of the course is developing a deep understanding of ways that successful schools support children with ...
  • 40-314 Innovative Schools
    An examination of the pragmatic aspects of selected innovative schools while building an understanding of theoretical and philosophical assumptions that create a schools mission and ethos. A focus of the course is developing a deep understanding of ways that successful schools support children with ...
  • 40-324 Case Studies in Comparative Education
    This course examines current issues and practices through the theoretical lens of comparative educational studies. Students read, reflect, participate and inquire into questions, problems and issues that emerge from their exploration of international educational settings. Considerations may include:...
  • 40-333 Educational Psychology
    See Psychology 33-333.
  • 40-481 Educational Technology
  • 40-483 Educational Technology
    An examination of the role of technology to empower K-12 students to learn how to learn. This course focuses on information literacy in the context of the use of computer-based technology to support student-centered teaching, learning, classroom organization and meeting content technology standards....
  • 40-484 Educational Technology
  • 40-494 Foundations and Curriculum of American
    An examination of the educational history of the United States and the changes in curriculum which have developed through the years. The course will focus on the different philosophies of curriculum organization, as well as the scope and sequences of subjects in elementary and secondary schools. Inc...
  • 40-554 Schools, Society and Diversity
    An examination of diversity in schools and society. Emphasis is on such dimensions of diversity as culture, ethnicity, exceptionality, gender, language, sexual orientation and social class. Diversity and implications for educational policy, curriculum and methodology will be highlighted. The course ...
  • 40-581 Advanced Pedagogy & Prof Devel Educ Tech
    An examination of the scholarship that investigates the role of technology to empower K-12 students to learn how to learn. This course focuses on both research and professional development for teachers using computer-based technology to support student-centered teaching, learning, classroom organiz...
  • 40-582 Adv Pedagogy & Prof Devel in Educ Techno
    An examination of the scholarship that investigates the role of technology to empower K-12 students to learn how to learn. This course focuses on both research and professional development for teachers using computer-based technology to support student-centered teaching, learning, classroom organiz...
  • 40-583 Adv Pedagogy & Prof Devel in Educ Techno
    An examination of the scholarship that investigates the role of technology to empower K-12 students to learn how to learn. This course focuses on both research and professional development for teachers using computer-based technology to support student-centered teaching, learning, classroom organiz...
  • 40-584 Adv Pedagogy & Prof Devel in Edu Techno
    An examination of the scholarship that investigates the role of technology to empower K-12 students to learn how to learn. This course focuses on both research and professional development for teachers using computer-based technology to support student-centered teaching, learning, classroom organiz...
  • 40-593 Action Research in Education (3-1)
    Students focus on a study of educational research as a means of interpreting, improving and substantiating educational practices. Through firsthand experiences of methods of inquiry in a local educational context, students gain understanding of multiple research approaches and learn how various meth...
  • 40-681 Adv Study & Practicum in Pedagogy and Th
    Students in this course will continue exploring an academic area of interest from a previously completed course (PCC). Students will work with a faculty member teaching the PCC and/or leading related inservice professional development. The student will engage in further research about pedagogy, th...
  • 40-682 Adv Study Practicum in Pedagogy & Theory
    Students in this course will continue exploring an academic area of interest from a previously completed course (PCC). Students will work with a faculty member teaching the PCC and/or leading related inservice professional development. The student will engage in further research about pedagogy, th...
  • 40-683 Adv Study Practicium Pedagogy & Theory
    Students in this course will continue exploring an academic area of interest from a previously completed course (PCC). Students will work with a faculty member teaching the PCC and/or leading related inservice professional development. The student will engage in further research about pedagogy, th...
  • 40-684 Adv Study Practicum Pedagogy & Theory
    Students in this course will continue exploring an academic area of interest from a previously completed course (PCC). Students will work with a faculty member teaching the PCC and/or leading related inservice professional development. The student will engage in further research about pedagogy, th...
  • 40-814 Classroom Organization and Management
    A step-by-step approach to successfully organizing and managing a classroom. Positive approaches to time management, materials organization, curriculum selection and management, scheduling and classroom discipline will be described. Course content is designed for relevance to the student teaching ex...
  • 40-901 Tutorial
    (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-902 Tutorial
    (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-903 Tutorial
    (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-904 Tutorial
    (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-941 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-942 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-943 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-944 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-947 Academic Internship
    Must be taken Pass/D/F. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-951 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.) .
  • 40-952 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.) .
  • 40-953 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.) .
  • 40-954 Independent Study
    May be repeated with change in content. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.) .
  • 40-964 Senior Seminar
    This course fulfills the capstone requirement for Education majors for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • 40-974 Research
    (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 40-984 Honors
    By invitation only. (May also be taken with EDU 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45 prefixes.)
  • 41-001 Selected Topics
  • 41-002 Selected Topics
  • 41-003 Selected Topics
  • 41-004 Selected Topics
  • 41-301 Selected Topics in Prof. Development
  • 41-302 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 41-303 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 41-304 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 41-703 Teaching Secondary Students (3-1)
    This course provides secondary teachers with critical early experiences planning, delivering and reflecting on instructional practices in secondary classrooms. Through class reading, school visitations, student observations and reflective journals, course participants will explore the culture of sec...
  • 41-752 The Secondary Teacher
  • 41-753 The Secondary Teacher
    A field-based study of the objectives and processes of secondary school teaching. This course will be taught in a secondary school setting and will involve extensive observation and participation. Emphasis in this course will be on the art and the act of teaching. The starting date for this course i...
  • 41-763 Literacy in the Content Area
    An examination of techniques designed to improve reading comprehension of content area texts. The course will also focus on the selection of appropriate reading materials and the impact of multicultural differences on content reading instruction. The course includes experiences in the use of technol...
  • 41-804 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
    Observation and supervised teaching in the public secondary schools. The student will take Education 40-814 concurrently with student teaching. Required: Senior standing, completion of all other course work and admittance to student teaching. Must be taken Pass/D/F. Also Music Education 77-804, 808.
  • 41-808 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
    Observation and supervised teaching in the public secondary schools. The student will take Education 40-814 concurrently with student teaching. Required: Senior standing, completion of all other course work and admittance to student teaching. Must be taken Pass/D/F. Also Music Education 77-804, 808.
  • 41-901 Tutorial
  • 41-902 Tutorial
  • 41-903 Tutorial
  • 41-904 Tutorial
  • 41-941 Internship
  • 41-942 Internship
  • 41-943 Internship
  • 41-944 Internship
  • 41-951 Independent Study
  • 41-952 Independent Study
  • 41-953 Independent Study
  • 41-954 Independent Study
  • 41-974 Research
  • 41-984 Honors
  • 42-001 Selected Topics
  • 42-002 Selected Topics
  • 42-003 Selected Topics
  • 42-004 Selected Topics
  • 42-301 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 42-302 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 42-303 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 42-304 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 42-553 Social Studies Methods in the Elementary
    This course prepares educators to teach social studies in public school classrooms. Instruction will emphasize constructivist approaches, and classroom sessions will be interactive with reflective assignments. The course explores both the unique content and instructional methods appropriate for teac...
  • 42-742 Teaching Science Elem & Middle
  • 42-743 Teaching Science in the Elementary and
    A study of the phenomena and instructional methods in the life, physical, and earth sciences. Emphasis will be placed on educational theory and pedagogy to promote learning science content and developing science process skills and positive attitudes in elementary and middle school students. Learning...
  • 42-744 Teaching Science Elementary & Middle
  • 42-754 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary
    A study of concepts, problem solving and computation strategies necessary to orchestrate a problem-solving environment for effective teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation of early childhood through 8th-grade mathematics. Emphasis is on the practical application of teaching methods through th...
  • 42-773 Instructional Strategies (3-1)
    The focus of this course is on preparing pre-service teachers to teach in elementary and middle schools and requires candidates to incorporate experiences from their practicum sites. This course is designed to provide teacher education candidates with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, beco...
  • 42-804 Student Teaching in the Elementary and
    Supervised teaching in the public elementary schools. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all other course work, admittance to student teaching. Must be taken Pass/D/F. Also Music Education 77-804, 808.
  • 42-808 Student Teaching in the Elementary and
    Supervised teaching in the public elementary schools. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all other course work, admittance to student teaching. Must be taken Pass/D/F. Also Music Education 77-804, 808.
  • 42-901 Tutorial
  • 42-902 Tutorial
  • 42-903 Tutorial
  • 42-904 Tutorial
  • 42-941 Internship
  • 42-942 Internship
  • 42-943 Internship
  • 42-944 Internship
  • 42-951 Independent Study
  • 42-952 Independent Study
  • 42-953 Independent Study
  • 42-954 Independent Study
  • 42-974 Research
  • 42-984 Honors
  • 43-001 Selected Topics
  • 43-002 Selected Topics
  • 43-003 Selected Topics
  • 43-004 Selected Topics
  • 43-301 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 43-302 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 43-303 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 43-304 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 43-404 Survey of Exceptionalities
    This course explores the ranges of human experience of individuals with exceptionalities (including those who are gifted and/or have learning, mental, physical, emotional or sensory disabilities) and their families. Students explore the cross cultural perspectives of exceptionalities and the impact ...
  • 43-412 Programs/Services for Special
  • 43-414 Prog/Svcs Indiv Special Needs
    This course acquaints students with programming and placement options available to individuals with special needs. Emphasis is placed on identifying the eligibility criteria and referral processes of public and private agencies, and the programs and services available. Community integration through ...
  • 43-423 Assessment and Instruction of Students
    This course examines assessment and instructional strategies related to the special education referral and placement process, and on-going evaluation of pre-academic, social, academic, vocational, recreational and independent living skills. Emphasis is placed on strategies that provide the most acco...
  • 43-443 Differ Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • 43-453 Positive Behavior Support Strategies
    This course explores effective classroom arrangements and procedures for working with students who have moderate to severe behavior disorders. Design and implementation of positive behavior supports and applied behavioral analysis are emphasized. Techniques that enhance students success in the gener...
  • 43-473 Early Childhood Intervention (3-1)
    The course is designed to prepare students who will assume roles as teachers and related services personnel serving infants and young children with developmental delays and their families in public schools and outreach programs. Emphasis is on working in partnership with families as part of a transd...
  • 43-804 Student Teaching in Generic Special
    Supervised teaching in the public elementary or secondary schools. Prerequisites: Senior standing, completion of all other course work, admittance to student teaching. Must be taken Pass/D/F.
  • 43-901 Tutorial
  • 43-902 Tutorial
  • 43-903 Tutorial
  • 43-904 Tutorial
  • 43-941 Internship
  • 43-942 Internship
  • 43-943 Internship
  • 43-944 Internship
  • 43-951 Independent Study
  • 43-952 Independent Study
  • 43-953 Independent Study
  • 43-954 Independent Study
  • 43-974 Research
  • 43-984 Honors
  • 44-001 Selected Topics
  • 44-002 Selected Topics
  • 44-003 Selected Topics
  • 44-004 Selected Topics
  • 44-301 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 44-302 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 44-303 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 44-304 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 44-644 The Child and the Curriculum in Early
    Study of the curriculum choices made by early childhood educators, particularly in the areas of art, music, theatre, physical education, and health. Students have opportunities to plan, present and evaluate lessons that make connections between these areas and core content areas of math and science....
  • 44-654 Teaching English Language Learners
    Study of the development of language and literacy in linguistically and culturally diverse learners. The focus is on second language acquisition in school-age children. Attention is given to the impact of sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and cultural factors on language development as well as teac...
  • 44-901 Tutorial
  • 44-902 Tutorial
  • 44-903 Tutorial
  • 44-904 Tutorial
  • 44-941 Internship
  • 44-942 Internship
  • 44-943 Intership
  • 44-944 Internship
  • 44-951 Independent Study
  • 44-952 Independent Study
  • 44-953 Independent Study
  • 44-954 Independent Study
  • 44-974 Research
  • 44-984 Honors
  • 45-001 Selected Topics
  • 45-002 Selected Topics
  • 45-003 Selected Topics
  • 45-004 Selected Topics
  • 45-301 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 45-302 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 45-303 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 45-304 Selected Topics in Prof Development
  • 45-723 Integrating Lang Arts in Curriculum
  • 45-734 Children's Literature
    A comprehensive examination of childrens literature with particular emphasis on evaluating works for quality and presenting them to children in ways that invite interaction and enjoyment. A study of traditional genres and an examination of contemporary issues are central to the course. In addition t...
  • 45-773 Reading Methods in the Elementary and
    A study of the reading process, varied approaches to reading instruction including language experience, shared and guided reading, integrated and thematic teaching, comprehension and word analysis strategies including phonics content and instruction, and theories and methods associated with emergent...
  • 45-782 Reading Meth Elem & Middle II
  • 45-783 Reading Methods Elem & Mid Schools II
  • 45-794 Modern British Fantasy for Children
    A study of British fantasy written for young readers from 1937 to the present. This era, which begins with Tolkiens The Hobbit and includes the contemporary works of Pullman (The Golden Compass) and J. K. Rowling, represents childrens fantasy at its best. The works of C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl and othe...
  • 45-901 Tutorial
  • 45-902 Tutorial
  • 45-903 Tutorial
  • 45-904 Tutorial
  • 45-941 Internship
  • 45-942 Internship
  • 45-943 Internship
  • 45-944 Internship
  • 45-951 Independent Study
  • 45-952 Independent Study
  • 45-953 Independent Study
  • 45-954 Independent Study
  • 45-974 Research
  • 45-984 Honors
  • 02-201 Fostering Collaborative Opportunities in
    This seminar is designed to foster a sense of community among student researchers, students seeking a research experience, and the faculty of the Natural Sciences Division. Course readings, discussions, and assignments will focus on providing students with a better understanding of the scientific pr...