This course is the first of a two course sequence to prepare future teachers of English as a foreign language to teach English to non-native speakers of English in cross-cultural settings, either in the US or abroad.
This course is the 2nd course of a two course sequence to prepare future teachers of English as a foreign language to teach English to non-native speakers of English in cross-cultural settings, either in the US or abroad.
Foundations of Education serves as an introduction to the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of education in the United States. It is designed to cover elements of the history, anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and theory of educational practice in this country, and with the enduring questions, debates, and conflicts that abound regarding teaching, learning, schools, and society.
Urban Education focuses on the contemporary practices and theories of teaching and learning in densely populated high poverty areas and the particular challenges and opportunities such work presents. Students gain first-hand experiences tutoring and observing in urban K-12 classrooms, apply theory to their work in schools and gain a better understanding of the history and present contexts of race, poverty, and resilience in urban communities and schools.
This course provides a historical and social overview of the experiences of African Americans in education both historically and currently. The course will begin with historical perspectives in 19th century America and move through key historical periods in the 20th century. Students will delve into the effects of present day educational policy and practices that effect African American students in US schools with a focus on the structural factors and social contexts that influence African American schooling.
Content may vary from year to year with the instructor. Course may be repeated as long as topics are different. Recent topics have included the Essaying in Education and Social Change and Digital Media.
This course focuses on the philosophical foundations of education in the United States. Students engage questions of the purposes of education from pragmatist, feminist, and critical pedagogical perspectives to develop their own philosophy of teaching and learning. Special attention is given to philosophical questions of social change and consciousness raising that impact work in schools and classrooms, as well as the ways identity shapes and informs both educational theory and practice.
This course examines the history, contemporary understanding, social impacts of, and ethical issues surrounding educational technology. The course also introduces students to research from the learning sciences that supports improved student learning outcomes, exploring how to implement this information into classroom use of educational technology. Students will learn about current educational technologies and practice integrating these tools into their own lesson plans.
This course will explore the multiple ways in which reading and writing are practiced in and around urban schools.
Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Education explores and investigates the various ways that race, class, gender, and sexuality interact
and intersect in the context(s) of education. It is designed to cover aspects of each of these social categories from various perspectives in
order to provide for deep and complex interpretations of social phenomena as they manifest in educational settings and how these social
categoreis impact work inside and outside of schools.