2019-21 Graduate Catalog Course Descriptions

T ED - Teacher Education
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
T ED 581Selected 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.
T ED 589Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
T ED 607The 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:
Consent of cooperating Instructor and Department Chair.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 686Administration of Child Development Programs3.00
Focuses on the rapidly changing field of child development programming. Emphasis on developing the business skills and knowledge that every director must have: funding, budgeting, selecting, training and supervising staff, housing the program, purchasing the equipment, and implementing a standards-based evaluation for the program. Specific licensing procedures, grant writing, and program accreditation are also covered in considerable depth. Designing accessible programs for both typical and atypically developing children is emphasized. Through this course, student will shadow the director of a daycare facility. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 689Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
T ED 694Principles 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. Typically Offered: Fall/Spring Online-On-Campus/Hybrid; Summers online on occasion.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 699Directed 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.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 711Mathematics Assessment and Strategies2.00
Examines assessment procedures and teaching strategies appropriate to providing instruction to students having difficulty learning mathematics. Emphasis on differentiating and adapting existing curriculum to assist all students in reaching the goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000).
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 712Education for the 21st Century3.00
Fosters the study of historical, philosophical, and social foundations underlying the development, purposes, organization, and issues of K-12 education in the USA. Topics also include legal, ethical, political, and economic aspects, governance, roles and responsibilities of agencies and associations, and trends. [Paper on development of content specialization as an educational area and present practices and pedagogical issues would be a course assignment.] Basics in multicultural and non-sexist education, positive and appropriate portrayal of diversity, disabilities, and instructional strategies that build inclusivity are covered. (15 hours of observation and or tutoring.) Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 9, and 10 toward Professional Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards. (Sequence level 1)
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 713Development and Learning Theories3.00
Examines theories of typical and atypical child and adolescent development (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and moral). Special emphasis is given to understanding and applications of learning theories and approaches that fit with development levels and enhance learning. Course begins to address diverse learners, motivation, management, and climate for learning that is appropriate for developmental levels. (15 hours of observation and or tutoring.) Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 2, 3 and 4 toward Professional Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards. (Sequence level 1)
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 716Interactive and Accessible Learning in Alternative Delivery3.00
Explores traits of various educational delivery models and methods for developing learner-centered curriculum which engages all learners in any mode. Addresses instructional design models and implementation strategies in alternative delivery methods.
Typically Offered:
Spring and Summer Terms
T ED 717School Partnerships with Families and Communities3.00
Examines the collaborative efforts of educators to support successful family-school-community partnerships that foster development and learning for all learners. Includes strategies and approaches to supporting the diverse cognitive social and emotional needs of learners as a collaborative effort.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
T ED 718Teachers as Leaders3.00
Examines the nature of teacher leadership and the impact on student learning within a school setting. Emphasis on the roles of teachers as agents of positive and sustainable change.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
T ED 724Teaching as Reflective Decision Making: Professional Development for 21st Century3.00
Students clarify their professional needs and philosophies using understandings of current issues and license renewal processes, and reflective tasks regarding their own practice. For Wisconsin teachers and other teachers building a professional development plan/portfolio, this course offers support in identifying and reflecting on professional strengths and weaknesses in relation to standards in the field, and setting goals for professional development, as required by license renewal under Wisconsin PI34. Course specifically supports professional development in relation to Wisconsin teacher standards 1, 9, and 10 toward both the Professional and Master Educator licenses; and INTASC and National Board Standards.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 728Diversity Exploration in a K-12 Setting3.00
Examination of the issues related to inequities and inequalities in PK-12 classrooms. Explores diversity in education from an historical perspective to inform teaching practices regarding race, culture, class, and gender. Considers power dynamics, pedagogy, and ideologies that frame education in our schools.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
T ED 734Current Developments in Student Learning and Their Applications3.00
Study of foundational and recent theories in learning, motivation, and learning environments, and their practical implementation in today's array of classroom. Focuses on how students learn and how to impact student engagement.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
T ED 739Workshop in Supervision of Student Teachers1.00
Participants are informed of the policies, procedures and methods used in the supervision of student teachers at UW-Superior. Aimed primarily at teachers who teach subjects and grade levels for which there are shortages of approved cooperating teachers.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 740Seminar in Supervision of Student Teachers/Interns2.00
Study of policies, procedures and methods used in supervision of student teachers and interns. Open to those who are actual or potential supervisors of student teachers and interns, and is a requirement for teachers who will serve as cooperating teachers in the student teaching and internship program.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 741Using Educational Assessment to Inform Practice3.00
Study of the principles followed in constructing, using and analyzing formal and informal assessment tasks, tools, standardized tests and results of educational research in the classroom.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
T ED 744Trends in Curricular and Instructional Practices3.00
Engages teachers in analyzing and reflecting on current developments and practices in curriculum planning and instructional strategies in k-12 classrooms.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
T ED 750Foundations of Action Research3.00
Emphasizes research methodology and topics specific to the field of education. Students develop an action research project surrounding educational issues in a classroom, program, or site through a single subject design (in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods). The focus is on creating an action research proposal and plan that addresses existing research and current needs.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 752Action Research Project3.00
Implementation of an action research project through data collection, data analysis, and evaluation of a plan of action. The completed project is written and presented to constituents (faculty, staff, students, and/or site). Cross listed with SPED 784
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 754School Law for Classroom Teachers3.00
Study the legal framework within which all school employees must operate. Emphasis on laws and sources of laws which affect students, teachers, and instruction.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
T ED 781Independent Study1.00 - 4.00
Specially designed studies to allow the graduate student to pursue specific areas of need or interest. Approval of the topic of study and the plan of study by the instructor directing the study is required before enrollment.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 789Teacher Education Elective1.00 - 99.00
Teacher Education Elective
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand