ETE 501 Technology Strand (two credits). Co-requisite: EDB 601.
Introduces students to the basic concepts and skills of computer technologies useful for educational settings and graduate study. An overview of user interface and file handling on both Macintosh and Windows 95/98 operating systems is presented. The use of the World Wide Web for information retrieval is discussed and practiced. Communication via electronic mail and attachments is introduced. Concepts and standard procedures in the use of common word processors and spreadsheets are addressed. Once mastery is achieved among the five topics of OS (Operating Systems), the web, e-mail, Word, and Excel, students are expected to combine their skills to produce a comprehensive final project demonstrating the use of their skills in an educational context. Please note that students will be given an opportunity to test out of this course.
ETE 565 Technology in the Classroom (four credits). Prerequisite: EDB 601.
Course is aimed at classroom teachers in all subject areas and at all levels. Provides an overview of and hands-on experience with major instructional uses of technology in the classroom; familiarizes students with current research in the area; and builds a moderate level of competence and confidence in designing instructional applications of technology within a given setting.
EDB 502 Psychological Foundations of Education
EDB 601 Educational Research (three credits).
An introduction to quantitative and qualitative methods used in educational research. Emphasis on understanding, interpreting, and critiquing research studies. The role of the socio-cultural context in research is considered. Offered every semester.
EDL 505 Reading in the Content Areas (three credits).
Critique and analysis of current theory, research, and practice as they relate to content-area reading instruction. Particular attention is given to the development of comprehension, metacognitive awareness, and effective studying strategies. Also stressed are internal and external textbook-thinking skills, the integrated use of reading and writing across the curriculum, and materials and methods to promote life-long learning. Other topics include media literacy, inquiry learning, authentic assessment, action research, and diversity issues. Required for reading endorsement.