Professional Development for Teachers (MAE)

2016 Cohort

Tentative course schedule

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Spring 2016

ELEMECML 6201 Issues and Trends in Curriculum -- 3 unit(s)

Current ideas influencing the planning and implementation of curriculum. Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

EDPSYCH 5176 Learning and Behavior in Education -- 3 unit(s)

Learning and behavior problems of students with focus on issues of identification, etiology, assessment, developmental changes and intervention including consideration of personal, social, cultural, historical and economic contexts. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

Summer 2016

EDPSYCH 6286 Studies in Assessment and Evaluation -- 3 unit(s)

EDPSYCH 6214 Foundations of Instructional Psychology -- 3 unit(s)

Study of factors involved in designing and implementing effective instructional environments.

Fall 2016

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.

EDPSYCH 6235 Theories of Human Development -- 3 unit(s)

Major theories of human development (e.g., psychoanalytic, cognitive, developmental, humanistic and social learning theory). Includes study of noted theorists in each area and educational implications and applications of their work. Prerequisite(s): EDPSYCH 4109/EDPSYCH 5109 or EDPSYCH 4116/EDPSYCH 5116.

Spring 2017

EDPSYCH 5140 Social Psychology, Education -- 3 unit(s)

Students in this course learn to apply social psychological perspectives when interpreting educational situations and events. Through reading and discussion students map the influence of self-definition, motivation, relationships, and familial, school, and neighborhood contexts to educational outcomes. Students evaluate interventions based on social psychological principles and consider their role in educational and social transformation. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

EDPSYCH 5188 Current Approaches to Multicultural Education -- 3 unit(s)

Comparison of alternative models of multicultural education and study of their application in school settings. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

Summer 2017

EDPSYCH 6286 Studies in Assessment and Evaluation -- 3 unit(s)

INSTTECH 5131 Exploring Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology -- 3 unit(s)

This course prepares educators to critically examine contemporary issues, current research, and emerging trends in instructional technology. It involves investigation of historical technology uses, impact of emerging technologies on teaching and learning, and strategies for making informed decisions concerning equity, ethics, enhancing the curriculum. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.

Fall 2017

EDPSYCH 6299 Research

Conduct supervised research on selected topic(s). Prerequisite(s): consent of department.

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Convenient course delivery

Courses in this program are offered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.

Services and support

Support services such as access to the UNI Rod Library, UNI Financial Aid and technical assistance will be readily available.