Educational Leadership

Mission Statement Top of Page

The Educational Leadership Department focuses on programs and coursework common to all professionals working in K-12 education. This focus includes administrative, counseling services, and teaching personnel. Coursework focuses on knowledge, skills and dispositions required across all subject areas and all ages.

Faculty and Staff Top of Page

Ali, Tanzeem, Assistant Professor, Science Education
Brown, Carol - Associate Professor, Counseling
Buncher, Michael - Academic Advisor and Certification Officer
Burdge, Maryjane - Assistant Professor, Special Education, Department Co-Chair
Carpenter, Amy - Senior Lecturer, Reading and Literacy, Student Teaching Supervisor
Churchill, Mary - Associate Professor, Teacher Education/EPP Coordinator, Department Co-Chair
Flaig, Amy - Academic Advisor, Field Experience and edTPA Coordinator
Graves, Peter - Senior Lecturer, Math Education
Hunt, Quintin - Assistant Professor, Counseling
Kronzer, Terri - Professor, Educational Administration
Lee-Nichols, Mary - Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Mainali, Bhesh - Assistant Professor, Math Education
Paul, John - Associate Professor, Counseling
Rady, Tammy - Academic Department Associate
Ridenour, Matthew - Assistant Professor, Social Studies Education
Schuelke, Nicholle - Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Walkky, Taylor - Academic Advisor and Recruiter
Zbacnik, Amanda - Assistant Professor, Teacher Education

Adjunct Instructors

Amys, Anthony - Lecturer, Teacher Education
Bergum, Tamara - Senior Lecturer, Counseling
Bonneville, Maryann - Senior Lecturer, Counseling
Cook, Jessica - Senior Lecturer, Special Education
Ells, Jennifer - Lecturer, Early Childhood
Fullerton, Amy - Senior Lecturer, Counseling
Gamache, Rebecca - Lecturer, Early Childhood
Gilpin, Staci - Senior Lecturer, Special Education
Graves, Peter - Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education
Henson, Katherine - Lecturer, Reading and Literacy
Hinders, Kathy - Senior Lecturer, Special Education
Kamrath, Barry - Senior Lecturer, Educational Administration
Larson, Jon - Senior Lecturer, Student Teacher Supervisor
Larson Kidd, Susan - Senior Lecturer, Special Education
Murley, Steve - Senior Lecturer, Educational Administration
Oling, Lee - Senior Lecturer, Counseling
Pernu, Sally - Senior Lecturer, Special Education
Renwick, Matthew - Senior Lecturer, Educational Administration
Riggle, Andy - Senior Lecturer, Instruction
Riesgraf, Kristin - Lecturer, Math Education
Rochon, Lynn - Lecturer, Teacher Education
Rogers, Sonja - Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education
Trowbridge, Chad - Senior Lecturer, Educational Administration
Zeman, Lawrence - Senior Lecturer, Educational Administration
Zimmer, Amy - Lecturer, Teacher Education

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Course Descriptions Top of Page

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COUN - Guidance & Counselor Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
COUN 481Seminars in Counselor Education0.50 - 3.00
Selected topics and problems in counselor education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or problem is studied each time.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
COUN 489Counseling and Psychological Professions Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-S course.
COUN 499Independent Study1.00 - 3.00
Independent study approach to topics are designed in counseling to allow the student to explore particular areas of interest beyond the stated curriculum.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
 
ECED - Early Childhood Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ECED 357Early Childhood Methods3.00
This course focuses on developmentally appropriate practices, implementation, and evaluation based on typical and atypical child development and research. Examination of pre-academic and academic skills in a wide range of areas, including mathematics, environment, science, and social studies for young children birth through age 8. The relationship among the developmental domains of cognitive-linguistic, social-emotional and motor development literacy and language development are explored. Also requires the study of program, curriculum, and instructional approaches that contribute to the preparation of young children for work, including career exploration, practical application of basic skills, and employability skills and attitudes. Includes 15 to 20 hours of field experience in Early Childhood programs.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
ENGED - English Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ENGED 275Developing Literacy3.00
Introduction to language and literacy development from birth through age 12/13. Considers current theories of language acquisition, emergent literacy, and the roles literature, reading, and writing play in the development of language competence, including the study of phonics. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 370Reading and Language Arts Methods3.00
Study of the principles and techniques of teaching reading and the language arts of speaking, listening, and writing in the kindergarten/elementary/middle schools (ages 5-12/13; grades K-7/8). Field experience required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGED 275 (C or Better) and Admission to the Teacher Education Program
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ENGED 463Developing Literacy Pre K-33.00
Study of the design and implementation of developmentally appropriate curricula and instruction in the language arts that foster the concept of emergent literacy. Emphasis is on the development of language (both oral and written) and literacy from birth through third grade. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of ENGED 370 and Admission to the Teacher Education Program or Instructor Consent
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
MTHED - Mathematics Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
MTHED 189Mathematics Education Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
MTHED 250Essentials of Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3.00
This course for pre-service elementary school teachers includes mathematical content and concept required to teach at elementary school. It includes various mathematics topics which are essential for teaching mathematics at elementary school. This course covers both content and methods for teaching mathematics at elementary school. Prerequisite recommended is general education math course.
Prerequisites:
Completion of General Education Mathematics Course(s)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MTHED 305Tutoring Practicum1.00 - 3.00
Tutoring practicum designed for secondary mathematics teaching majors and minors to develop competencies in mathematics content tutoring skills and interpersonal relations needed in peer tutoring with college students. Permission of Student Support Services lab supervisor required. Limited enrollment.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed MATH 240 with a grade of C- or better.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MTHED 322Teaching Elementary/Middle School Mathematics3.00
A learner-center approach methods course focusing on the theories, models, and strategies for effectively understanding and teaching mathematics concepts and skills in the five content areas to elementary/middle school children (ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8). National and state standards guide the conceptual framework for this course. Topics include Numbers and Operations; Measurement; Geometry; Data Analysis and Probability; and Algebra. In-class micro-teaching required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of MATH 230 or MTHED 250 (C or Better), and T ED Admission
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MTHED 323Teaching Elementary/Middle School Mathematics II3.00
Study of the theories, models and strategies for teaching mathematics concepts and skills to elementary/middle school children (ages 6-12/13; grade 1-7/8). National and state standards guide the conceptual framework for this course. Field experience or Academic Services-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Completion of MTHED 322 (C or Better), Completion of T ED 300 (C or Better), and T ED Admission.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
MTHED 339Secondary Methods in Mathematics Education3.00
General principles and problems of teaching mathematics in the secondary schools. Emphasis on organizing teaching activities; teaching materials and resources; and current methodology. This course is offered on-campus only. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
NSED - Natural Sciences Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
NSED 321Teaching Elementary/Middle School Science3.00
Study of the theories, models and strategies for teaching science concepts and skills to elementary/middle school children (ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8). National and state standards guide the conceptual framework for this course. Kindergarten pedagogical issues addressed to comply with Minnesota licensure requirements. This course is offered on-campus only. In class micro-teaching required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300
Typically Offered:
Fall or Spring Terms
NSED 339Secondary Methods in Science Education3.00
General principles and problems of teaching science in the secondary schools. Emphasis on organizing teaching activities, teaching materials, resources, and current methodology. Field experience in Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300 (C or Better)
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
SPED - Special Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SPED 189Special Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
SPED 283The Exceptional Child3.00
Introduction to special education. An overview of the various groupings of individuals with exceptionalities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are examined, focusing on etiology, identification, incidence, prevalence, treatment, services available, and educational implications. Mental, physical, behavioral, and sensorial exceptionalities are discussed. National, state, and local laws and policies impacting individuals with exceptionalities are examined. Historical perspectives, legislative and litigative history, models, theories, and philosophies that provide the basis for special education practice are also examined, as well as current legislation, regulations, policies, litigation, and ethical issues related to the provision of educational services for students with disabilities.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 289Special Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
SPED 355Interventions/Methods in Services in Special Education3.00
This class will take an overall look at the various methods of serving students with disabilities. The focus will be on Response to Intervention methodology, taking data in progress monitoring for a child with an IEP, and using some of the online tutorial services for students with disabilities. Beyond best practices for educators, students will explore the delivery models for special education services and begin to research the learning styles of students with disabilities.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPED 283.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 375Individual Educational Assessment and IEP Development3.00
This class will focus on assessment in three categories - through a Response to Intervention process for a student struggling a classroom, through standardized testing components used in today's schools, and through a customized package of assessments to determine a disability. Students will practice with each instrument and complete a diagnostic profile of a simulated student. The focus will be on writing a report in a fashion that many audiences will understand, especially parents.
Prerequisites:
Completion of SPED 283 is prerequisite for this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 389Special Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
SPED 481Seminars in Special Education0.50 - 4.00
Selected topics and issues in the area of special education. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or issue is studied each time.
SPED 488Methods in Special Education3.00
Special Education requires specific methods and protocols in order to meet federal and state requirements. This course assists students in learning the requirements and practicing the methods necessary for use in special education environments and as part of the IEP process.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 489Special Education Elective1.00 - 12.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
SPED 493Inclusive Management Strategies3.00
Study of behavior theories, inclusive strategies and programs, functional analysis of behavior, positive behavior interventions, strategies, and supports, RTI, and behavior intervention plans. Students learn how to apply concepts from behavior modification to inclusive settings. Students engage in a behavior-change project and learn how to use data to plan behavior intervention in inclusive settings. The course emphasizes the application of theory to the academic, social, emotional and behavioral development of school-age children, including those with exceptional educational needs. Attention also given to communication with parents, teachers, community members and other appropriate team members regarding behavior issues and plans.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
SPED 495Methods of Adaptive Instruction3.00
Examines methods, strategies and materials for adapting curricula to meet the learning needs of students with mild to severe high incidence exceptional educational needs. Emphasizes knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to evaluate students' academic and social needs, research and design appropriate curricula, make modifications and adaptations throughout and across curricula, differentiate curriculum and instruction, and use research-based teaching strategies.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of SPED 283.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
SPED 496Practicum in Special Education3.00
40 hours of supervised field experience in an inclusive setting working with students who have exceptional needs. Emphasis is on implementation of best practices. Pass-Fail. Enrollment in this course requires permission of Special Education Coordinator.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for enrolling in this course is completion of SPED 283 and consent of Special Education Program Coordinator.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
SSED - Social Studies Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
SSED 331Elementary/Middle School Social Studies3.00
Study of the theories and strategies for teaching social studies concepts and skills to elementary/middle school children (ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8). National and state standards guide the conceptual framework for this course. Kindergarten pedagogical issues addressed to comply with Minnesota licensure requirements. In-class micro-teaching required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
SSED 339Secondary Methods in Social Studies Education3.00
General principles and problems of teaching social studies in secondary schools. Emphasis on organizing teaching activities, teaching materials and resources, and current methodology. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required. This course is offered on-campus only. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
 
T ED - Teacher Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
T ED 189Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
T ED 200Introduction to Education3.00
Provides an historical, philosophical, and social foundation underlying current trends and issues in PK-12 education in the U.S. and Wisconsin. This course provides a basic understanding of pedagogical knowledges, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to proceed in an intensive program of study that prepares students to become effective teachers. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required
Prerequisites:
Teacher Education Non-Academic Test (TB and Criminal Background Check)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 253Human Development3.00
Examines theories of human development from birth through adolescence. Focuses on physical, social, emotional, and cognitive aspects of development in relation to student learning. Explores contexts that shape development, including family, culture, community, environment, and schools.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 270Multicultural Education3.00
Supports an intensive study of issues surrounding inequality and inequities that impact education in the U.S. Critically examines issues related to prejudice and discrimination with attention to intersections of race, ethnicity, cultures, class, gender, and exceptionality in schools. Focuses on anti-oppressive strategies effective in providing all students equitable opportunities to succeed academically. Includes integration of WI American Indian history, culture, sovereignty, and treaty rights into PK-12 curriculum. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
University Studies Requirements (2017-19 Catalog):
Diversity
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 289Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
University Studies Requirements (2017-19 Catalog):
Diversity
Social Science
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
T ED 300Theories of Student Learning3.00
Focuses on the study of learning theories and principles that guide the organization of successful educational experiences for pre K-12 students. Emphasis on the advantages and limitations of learning theories, different theories of learning and their advantages and limitations. Also addresses the relationship of diversity motivation and management to learning. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 339Instructional and Assessment Strategies3.00
Focuses on the study and implementation of the essential skills needed for successful teaching in the middle and secondary schools: Instructional planning, lesson development/implementation, and assessment in the classroom. This course is offered on-campus only. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program and Completion of T ED 300 (C or Better)
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
T ED 381Selected Topics and Problems in the Area of Teacher Education0.50 - 3.00
Offered only as Continuing Education credits. May be taken in several units provided a different topic or program is studied each time as requested.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 389Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
T ED 407The Middle School and Its Students3.00
Provides students with an understanding of the history, philosophy, organization, curriculum, teaching patterns, and particular student needs of middle-level educational institutions. Particular emphasis placed on the planning and maintenance of a school and classroom environment suited to middle-level students to prepare middle-level teachers with the background necessary to teach and work in middle-level schools with students aged 10-14. Field experience or Academic Service-Learning required. This course should be taken the semester prior to student teaching.
Prerequisites:
Completion of T ED 300 (C or Better), Admission to the Teacher Education Program, and Completion of ENGED 370, MTHED 323, NSED 321, SSED 331, or T ED 339 (All C or Better)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 441Student Teaching in the Elementary/Middle School6.00 - 12.00
Provides student teaching experience in the elementary/middle school (Wisconsin MC-EA licensure: ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8). This is a full-day teaching experience. A minimum of 12 semester hours of student teaching is required for certification. Students wishing certification at more than two levels will be required to complete additional student teaching placements. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 442Student Teaching in the Middle/Secondary School6.00 - 12.00
Provides student teaching experience in the middle/secondary school (ages 10-18; grades 5-12). This is a full-day teaching experience. A minimum of 12 semester hours of student teaching is required for certification. Students seeking certification in more than two areas will be required to complete additional student teaching placements. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 443Student Teaching in Special Areas-Early Childhood-Adolescence (4-18)6.00 - 12.00
Provides student teaching experience in the special areas (art, music, and physical education) covering early childhood through adolescence (birth-age 18). This is a full-day teaching experience. A minimum of 12 semester hours of student teaching is required for certification. If a student wishes certification in another major or more than one minor, additional student teaching placements will be required. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 444Student Teaching in Pre-School6.00 - 12.00
Provides student teaching experience at the pre-school level (birth-age 4). Enrollment restricted to elementary education majors completing a minor in Early Childhood Education. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 445Supervised Practice for Inservice Teachers (3-9)6.00 - 12.00
A student teaching experience for participating and experienced teachers, combining supervised practice, directed studies, and self-evaluation of teaching. Open only to teachers with two or more years of teaching experience but who need additional student teaching for certification. The teacher must have the approval of the school district before enrolling in this course. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 446Student Teaching Kindergarten6.00 - 12.00
Provides student teaching experience with kindergarten-age children in the elementary school. Enrollment restricted to Elementary Education majors completing the Early Childhood minor. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 448Internship in Elementary /Middle School Teaching6.00 - 12.00
Experience in student teaching in pre-school, kindergarten (ages 4-5), or elementary/middle school education (ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8) for selected elementary majors. This is a one-placement teaching experience for a full semester of the cooperating school. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 449Internship in Middle/Secondary School Teaching6.00 - 12.00
Experience in student teaching in middle/secondary education (ages 10-18; grades 5-12) for selected secondary majors. This is a one-placement teaching experience for a full semester of the cooperating school. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 450Internship in Special Areas Teaching K-126.00 - 12.00
Experience in student teaching in special areas for selected special areas majors (art, music, and physical education). This is a one-placement teaching experience for a full semester of the cooperating school. Department consent is required to enroll in this course.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 453Student Teaching SPED Elementary and Middle School6.00 - 12.00
Experience in student teaching in elementary/middle special education (ages 6-12/13; grades 1-7/8) for special education licensure candidates. This is a one-placement teaching experience for a full or half semester of the cooperating school.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 454Student Teaching SPED Middle and High School6.00 - 12.00
Experience in student teaching in middle/high school special education (ages 10-18; grades 5-12) for special education licensure candidates. This is a one-placement teaching experience for a full or half semester of the cooperating school.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 489Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
University Studies Requirements (2017-19 Catalog):
Diversity
Social Science
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
T ED 494Principles and Practices of Inclusive Teaching3.00
Involves the principles inherent in the educational process for integrating children with exceptional needs into the general education school environment (K-12). Designed specifically for the study of the inclusion of students with special educational needs into the general education program and development of teacher skills and knowledge to support this placement.
Prerequisites:
Admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 499Directed Studies in Teacher Education0.50 - 6.00
Allows the student with special needs and interests to pursue particular areas and problems in education. The problem and/or plan of study requires approval of the instructor within the department who will be directing the study.
Prerequisites:
Student must be On Campus (not DLC)
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand

Educational Leadership Department Contact Information Top of Page

Educational Leadership
University of Wisconsin - Superior
Swenson Hall 2024
Belknap and Catlin Ave.
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: 715-394-8009
Email: edleadership@uwsuper.edu