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. Pre-Student Teaching Clinical experience required. This course should be taken the semester prior to student teaching. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors.
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. Peer-to-Peer teaching event required. A minimum grade of C in this course is required for all education majors.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
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:
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:
Spring Term Only
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:
Fall Term Only
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 716Alternative Education for Non-Traditional Learners3.00
Reaching students with discouraged, difficult, and alternative learning styles is a must in today's classroom. This course will assist in building your understanding and effectiveness in reaching students who are subject to non-traditional cultural, family, and societal issues that impact their learning needs.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 717Effective Practices in Alternative Education3.00
What philosophy, strategies, and research can be combined to meet the intellectual, personal, and social needs of diverse learners in today's schools? Answering this question in a team approach with parents, students, and other professionals will lead you to a group of effective strategies for what works in alternative education.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
T ED 718Leadership Development for Educators/Trainers3.00
Leadership development is a broad concept with many varying interpretations. Leadership is not only about leading, but also about managing and sometimes following. Participants will better understand their own leadership style and that of their followers. Both the science and art involved in leadership will be explored. Readings and discussions will be used to better understand some of the more common theories of leadership and leadership development.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
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:
Spring Term Only
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 effect student engagement.
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.
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.
T ED 750Research Foundations of Education3.00
Research process as it relates to classroom teaching. Focus is on research design and methodology (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) as well as the practitioner's role in initiating and utilizing research. Students create a research proposal and plan.
T ED 752Educational Research Project3.00
Students design and carry out a research project with the advice and approval of the advisor and special area consultant. Upon completion and approval of the research project by the advisor and consultant, the student gives an oral presentation of the paper to faculty and students.
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, Spring, and Summer 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