EDU 600 - K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology (3)
This course will familiarize students with the nature and importance of curriculum in education from K-12. The course also provides an initial experience in integrated curriculum planning that incorporates the use of current technologies. Current theories of assessment, curriculum, instruction and learning across diverse educational settings are applied in classroom laboratory settings. Content assessments and evaluation in the candidate area(s) of study are emphasized. Field experience in a school setting is a required part of this course.
- Prerequisites: Admission to the program or permission of the program director.
- Course Fee: $75.00 (for purchase of Inspiration software to be used in the laboratory.)
EDU 601 - Reading and Writing for Teachers K-12 (3)
This course for K-12 teacher candidates provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content- based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles for diverse learners including ASL- English bilingual learners, English Language Learners (ELL), struggling readers and writers, and students with disabilities using a multicultural perspective. In this course, candidates explore literacy issues, research, and effective practices in reading and writing instruction and assessment; make personal connections in defining literacy, in experiencing first-hand the reading and writing processes, and in reflective and responsive teaching; discuss ways to motivate and engage learners in authentic and meaningful language use through reading and writing.
- Prerequisites: Admission to the program or permission of the program director.
EDU 631 - Literacy Teaching and Learning: Elementary Grades (3)
This course for teacher candidates specializing in elementary education provides an integration of literacy theory and research, content-based instructional practices, and assessment and evaluation cycles for diverse learners including ASL-English bilingual learners, English Language Learners (ELL), struggling readers and writers, and students with disabilities. In this course, candidates will expand knowledge and appreciation for literature, model communication in written, oral and/or through-the-air expression, comprehend, analyze, and evaluate a range of print and non-print media appropriate for use in elementary settings; and experience and reflect on effective practices in literacy teaching and learning in elementary settings.
- Prerequisites: EDU 600 and EDU 311 or EDU 601 and admission to the program or permission of the program director.
EDU 633 - Language Arts in Elementary Education (3)
This course provides the elementary education majors with the necessary content and methodology for developing a complete language arts program at the elementary school level, which includes the six modes of language: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing.
- Prerequisites: EDU 600
Pre- or Co-requisite: EDU 631
EDU 635 - Elementary School Teaching Methods in Social Studies (3)
This course concentrates on curriculum trends, teaching techniques, and appropriate media for teaching social studies in today's elementary schools. The course stresses the specific learning skills required for the study of history, geography, economics, citizenship, and social problems, with a focus on the National Council for the Social Studies curriculum standards for kindergarten through grade six.
- Pre- or Co-Requisite: EDU 600
EDU 637 - Elementary School Teaching Methods in Science (3)
In this course, teacher candidates will learn about the current curriculum, contents, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school science classroom. The teacher candidates will explore methodological principles and apply them by developing lesson plans, science portfolio, activities, and projects. Observation, laboratory activities and participation in a field experience are included in the course. The teacher candidates will learn science by doing science using (FOSS) Full Option Science System.
- Pre- or Co-requisites: EDU 600; admission as a candidate to the Department of Education or permission of the program director.
EDU 638 - Student Teaching: Elementary Education (9)
This course is the final professional experience in the elementary education programs and is a required field experience in a school classroom for a period of at least ten weeks under the supervision of the classroom teacher (cooperating teacher) and a University Supervisor. During the course, the teacher candidate will take responsibility for planning, teaching, and evaluating all aspects of the classroom program. A required seminar is held weekly on campus for purposes of common problems and/or concerns, and exchange of useful teaching experiences.
- Prerequisites: An approved student teaching application and permission of the Program Director.
Co-requisite: EDU 694
EDU 639 - Elementary School Teaching Methods in Mathematics (3)
Students will learn about the current curriculum, content, materials, and methodologies utilized by educators in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Students will explore methodological principles and apply them by developing lesson plans, a mathematics portfolio, activities, and projects. Observation, laboratory activities and participation in a field experience are included in the course. Students will learn mathematics by doing mathematics using Childhood Education International (ACEI) & Elementary Education Standards and Supporting (EESS).
- Pre- or Co-requisites: EDU 600 and admission to the program or permission of the program director.
EDU 665 - Children's Literature (3)
An in-depth study of children's literature primarily for early childhood and secondary education majors. Focuses on the evaluation, selection, and sharing of children's and young adult books in instructional settings. Participants will read, respond to, and evaluate picture books and chapter books of various genres. Emphasizes the identification and teaching of literary elements in context, strategies for sharing books with children, and the importance of using authentic children's and young's adult literature in schools.
EDU 670 - Teaching Students with Disabilities (3)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the identification of exceptional children in terms of developmental needs, interpretation of assessment data, development and evaluation of appropriate intervention strategies for the regular classroom teacher, and legislation in special education. This course will prepare teacher candidates to work with children and youth with a broad range of disabilities and educational needs. Topics will include understanding disability; understanding principles of legislation and curriculum and instruction; establishing positive learning environments; and working collaboratively.
- Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the program director
EDU 694 - Student Teaching Seminar (3)
The student teaching seminar is a capstone course in which student teachers in the Undergraduate Education Program meet regularly as a group to discuss, analyze, reflect upon and resolve classroom issues that occur during their full-time internship experiences with hearing students. This course is designed to be taken in tandem with Student Teaching. Students will be participating in student teaching at various clinical sites every weekday for 10 weeks. Educational topics related to assessment, classroom management, certification, portfolio development, and related areas are covered in depth.
- Co-requisites: EDU 628, EDU 638, or EDU 648; and permission of the Department of Education
EDU 701 - Deaf Learners and Education in Bilingual Communities (3)
This course introduces the fundamentals of general, special, and bilingual education and how they are infused into deaf education. It will also acquaint candidates with current trends and issues, and research in the education of Deaf and hard of hearing learners of all ages, including historic and current objectives, techniques, and results. The cultural, historical, philosophical, psychological, linguistic and social aspects of the Deaf community will also be addressed from educational perspective. Candidates are challenged to rethink their conceptualization of "Deaf education" as well as "general education" based on their perceptions of their own cultural dimensions. The course typically is taken in the first semester of study.
EDU 707 - The Structures and Application of American Sign Language and English in the Classroom (4)
This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge of the specific linguistic structures and introduce them to basic similarities and differences in the linguistic structures and uses of American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Examining categories from a universal perspective, the linguistic contrastive analysis is accomplished by focusing on: phonological and morphological processes, syntactic properties, discourse types, word classes, and linguistic variation in Deaf and Hearing communities in the United States. Also, the students will examine the basic phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic features of ASL and English. Application of the instructional ASL/English linguistics and structures in the classroom and activities will be presented. Students will develop activity plans, and adapt and implement the methodologies and materials used in ASL/English learning to the needs of the individual Deaf/Hard of Hearing child.
- Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the program director.
EDU 711 - Literacy Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Classrooms K-12 (3)
This course addresses literacy instruction through a bilingual and ESL instructional methodology in general bilingual education and their application to a diverse group of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Students will apply the theories and instructional strategies they learn during their practicum experiences, and reflect on these applications through on-line, group activities, and assignments designed to promote the creation of optimal bilingual k-12 classrooms.
- Prerequisites: EDU 707; 311 OR 601; and EDU 621, 631 OR 641; Admission to the program or permission of the program director
Co-requisite: EDU 789 Practicum II
EDU 713 - Language Acquisition and Cognitive Development (3)
This course addresses several theories and theorists on language acquisition and cognitive development, with a focus on educational applications with deaf children. The instructor presents information, facilitates cooperative learning activities, and models educational strategies. Class participants fully participate in cooperative learning activities, complete required readings and journal response activities, and complete projects/assignments, individually or in teams.
- Prerequisite: EDU 707
Co-requisite: EDU 787
EDU 719 - K-12 Classroom-Based Assessment (3)
This course provides synthesis of professional, legal, and ethical practices related to the provision of meaningful learning experiences for deaf and hard of hearing learners in array of educational programs. Current theories of assessment and learning across diverse educational settings are studied with a focus on deaf children and youth. Assessment and standards-based programming and evaluation are emphasized. Reflection and application of effective assessment practices are demonstrated through classroom and field-based experiences. IN meeting the standards of the following District of Columbia's state learning standards, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this course is designed to prepare candidates to teach K-12 learners.
- Prerequisites: EDU 600; Admission to the MA program or permission of the program director.
EDU 720 - Introduction to Research (3)
The focus of this course is research as a strategy of inquiry for improving practice and advancing our professions. The general principles of qualitative, quantitative, and action research designs will be considered, along with related problems of measurement, statement and clarification of research problems, and basic statistical methods for describing data. The goal is to produce professionals who are consumers of research in their fields who can apply research for the improvement of their school or work settings.
EDU 731 - Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Diverse Learners (3)
This course focuses on developing knowledge, skills, and dispositions in creating and maintaining meaningful collaboration among home, school, and the community for diverse learners (from birth to 21 years old) and their families. The course prepares students to achieve collaborative and respectful relationships with student's family and community as valuable contributors to the educational process. The course also includes developing knowledge in multicultural education and culturally pluralistic educational practices for all students. 25 hours of related field experience is required.
- Prerequisite: Admission to the Department of Education or the consent of program director.
EDU 735 - Introduction to Special Education and the IEP Process (2)
This course is designed to familiarize students with legislation in special education (past and present) and the IEP process.
- Pre- or Co-requisite: EDU 670 Teaching Students with Disabilities, or equivalent.
EDU 750 - Persp. & Edu. Implications of Audiology/Spoken Eng Development in ASL/ENG Bi Edu (3)
Theories, research, methods, and perspectives pertaining to the development of auditory/oral skills in deaf and hard of hearing children and youth. Knowledge of the development, improvement, and /or maintenance of auditory/oral skills in an interdisciplinary bilingual educational environment.
- Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of the program director.
EDU 785 - Field Experience and Seminar: Deaf Education (1)
This course provides directed observation and participation in various educational programs; directed visits to schools and classes; and seminars focusing on these experiences and on professional, instructional, and child-related topics. Experiences include visits to general education, deaf education, early education, or bilingual programs in the metropolitan area surrounding Gallaudet University.
- Prerequisite: Matriculation into the program
Co-requisite: EDU 601
EDU 787 - Practicum I and Seminar: Deaf Education (1)
This course is the second of three pre-professional field experiences in the Department of Education practicum/seminar series. It is designed to build on the knowledge, skills, and experiences of previous and concurrent coursework and lead to the terminal and capstone student teaching internship. Special emphasis is placed on the candidates' developing skills in reflective observation of best instructional practices, assessment strategies as they align with instruction, multiculturalism, diversity among hearing, deaf, hard of hearing learners in a range of educational settings (general, special, deaf, and bilingual), technology to support learning, behavior management, working with families/caregivers, and working within professional teams.
- Prerequisite: EDU 785
Co-requisite: Students must be registered currently in one or few methods courses.
EDU 789 - Practicum II and Seminar: Deaf Education (2)
This course is designed to build on the knowledge, skills, and experiences of previous and concurrent coursework and lead to the terminal and capstone student teaching internship. Special emphasis is placed on the candidates' developing skills in reflective observation of best instructional practices, assessment strategies as they align with instruction, multiculturalism, diversity among hearing, deaf, hard of hearing learners in a range of educational settings (general, special, deaf, and bilingual). Emphasis is also placed on the use of instructional technology to support learning, behavior management, working with families/caregivers, and working within professional teams.
- Prerequisites: EDU 785 and EDU 787
Co-requisite: EDU 711
EDU 792 - Student Teaching Seminar (2)
This course provides opportunities for student-teachers in K-12 deaf education teacher preparation program to participate in online discussions and activities that pertain to their anticipated professional responsibilities as teachers while on internships (and on-the job internships). The course covers topics and activities, which include discussion and sharing of student teaching experiences, building collaborative relationships with colleagues, families and related service personnel, curriculum and instructional planning for diverse learners, creating the classroom environment, classroom management strategies, and survival strategies for the beginning teacher, and preparing and interviewing for jobs in deaf education.
- Co-requisite: concurrent enrollment in EDU 797
EDU 797 - Student Teaching in Deaf Education (7)
This course is the pre-professional capstone experience of the MA Programs in deaf education, and is comprised of full-time supervised student teaching for a minimum forty (50) clock hours per credit, typically completed within a ten (10) week period. During this experience, the student teacher is mentored by an on-site classroom cooperating teacher and supervised by a Department of Education university supervisor.
- Prerequisite: Department approval, after completion of all other program requirements except EDU 792 (Student Teaching Seminar)
Co-requisite: concurrent enrollment in EDU 792.