Educational Studies

EDUC 160 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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. 

EDUC 161 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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. 

EDUC 201 Foundations of Education

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.

EDUC 220 Urban Education

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.

EDUC 225 African American Experiences in U.S. Schools

This course provides a theoretical and empirical overview of the experiences of Blacks in education. The course will begin with a brief synopsis of historical perspectives on the education of African Americans, including key factors responsible for inequalities and oppression within the U.S. education system (e.g., segregation and institutional racism). Next, the course will explore key psychological issues that relate to the academic challenges (teaching and learning processes), motivation and scholastic achievement of African American youth.

EDUC 265 Special Topics in Education

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.

EDUC 300 Educational Technology: Facilitating Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

This course will review empirical research in education and cognitive psychology that has examined the ways in which technology can
be integrated into the 21st century classroom environment. Specifically, we will examine and practice implementing the ways in which
technology can be used to effectively teach and communicate within and beyond the classroom and how technology can be integrated
into assignments that extend beyond the classroom to facilitate student learning and engagement. In doing so, students will gain

EDUC 320 Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Education

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.

EDUC 355 Principles of Curriculum and Instruction

This course focuses on the development of the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for successful teaching and
provides opportunities for the student to apply the principles learned in the course. Special attention is given to the Ten Core Principles
developed by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). The Curriculum and Instruction course is a
service learning course in that each student is required to serve as a tutor in a PK-12 setting.