Elementary Education (MAE)
Tentative course schedule
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- Fall 2013
EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology -- 3 unit(s)
Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.
LITED 6212 Methods and Materials in Literacy Education -- 3 unit(s)
Integrated approach to language learning within and across grades K-12, with a strong emphasis on reading and writing connections within content areas and across children’s and young adult literature. Prerequisite(s): graduate standing; previous course work in literacy education or consent of instructor.
- Spring 2014
ELEMECML 4141/5141 Integrated Activities in Elementary School Science and Mathematics -- 3 unit(s)
Activity based on pedagogical investigation of manipulative materials and activities used in elementary science and mathematics followed by critical analysis using task analysis and research investigations. Prerequisite(s): MATH 3203 or equivalent; junior standing.
ELEMECML 6242 Analysis and Improvement of Science Instruction in the Elementary School -- 3 unit(s)
Application of developmental psychology to the scope and depth of science instruction; analysis of strengths and weaknesses of alternative science programs including initial and subsequent costs, facility requirements, and implementation difficulties. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4142/ELEMECML 5142 or ELEMECML 4150/ELEMECML 5150 or consent of department.
- Summer 2014
ELEMECML 6243 Analysis and Improvement of Social Studies Instruction in the Elementary School -- 3 unit(s)
Assists teacher in exploring historical and current practices in social studies to create new approaches by using available resources and ideas. Prerequisite(s): ELEMECML 4143/ELEMECML 5143 or ELEMECML 4150/ELEMECML 5150 or consent of department.
INSTTECH 6232 Selection and Integration of Instructional Technology -- 3 unit(s)
Examines new technologies that generate need for new literacies for 21st century students. Includes procedures for selection and integration of instructional technologies to support learning.
- Fall 2014
MEASRES 6205 Educational Research -- 3 unit(s)
An introduction to research methods relevant to educational research with an emphasis on how these methods address the challenges of conducting research in applied settings such as schools. Course content includes a survey of major types of research designs (both quantitative and qualitative) and their associated approaches for minimizing bias, establishing validity, collecting data, and drawing conclusions. A primary goal of this course is to equip students with an understanding of basic concepts and tools so they can systematically locate, efficiently read and critically evaluate empirical research studies.
ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)
Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.
- Spring 2015
ELEMECML 6286 Studies in Elementary Education
-- 3 unit(s)
ELEMECML 6289/6299 Seminar in Education/Research
Instructors will lead students through a team-oriented Action Research Project.
-- 3 unit(s)