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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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This course is designed to acquaint students with the profession of education by helping to increase an awareness of the role and characteristics of an effective teacher. Large and small group activities and assignments are dispersed throughout the semester to facilitate these outcomes. Students will be involved in observation of and participation with teachers and pupils in public school classrooms, which complement course activities and assignments. Students will work with a mentor pre-service teacher from the KU School of Education to provide discussions about each of the course objectives. C&T 100 is a pre-professional course. Successful completion of the course does not guarantee eventual admission to the School of Education's Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This course is designed to increase the students' awareness of learning in the classroom and to familiarize them with the role of the school and the community. Institutions and resources that support children and families will be addressed through large and small group sessions and field experiences. Emphasis is given to the diverse nature of schools, communities, and their populations. In addition, the course will acclimate students with the School of Education programs, admissions procedures, and curriculum offerings. Successful completion of this course does not guarantee eventual admission of the School of Education's Teacher Education Program. Prerequisite: Successful completion of C&T 100. LEC
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The course is designed to provide the student with an awareness of and sensitivity of the concept of multicultural education. Topics related to the rationale for and processes of providing a multicultural perspective within the schools will be addressed. Field experiences will be structured to provide students with opportunities to observe the diversity within the educational setting. LEC
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Building on the experiences in C&T 100 and C&T 200, this course will focus on the learner in the elementary setting. Learning occurs as a result of interaction among learners, teacher and subject matter in the classroom within a school in a community. The impact of the interactions of these students of learning of young children is studied in this course. Emphasis is given to the factors that influence curriculum decision-making, and methods that are considered in elementary grades curriculum and how it is delivered. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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Building on experiences in C&T 100 and C&T 200, this course will focus on the learner within the high school setting. Learning occurs in a classroom within a school in a community, and the nature and structure of these settings as well as their impact on learning is studied in this course. Emphasis is given to the curriculum, the factors that influence the curriculum, and the ways that goals for high school students are reflected in the high school curriculum. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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Teaching English as a Second or Additional Language/Bilingual Education is designed to provide preservice elementary teachers with an understanding of the history and methodology of teaching English to speakers of other languages, both as a foreign language and as an additional language within American English settings. Future ESL/EFL/EB teachers will be prepared to develop the investigative, decision-making, and reflective teaching skills needed to work with English language learners of elementary age, and to impart language instruction in the appropriate context. Emphasis is placed on developing a clear understanding of who English language learners are; what programs and services are-or should be-available to the ESOLs/EBs; the critical pedagogical aspects of teaching ESL/EFL/EB; and the preparation of teaching materials for classroom use. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. LEC
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This course is designed to provide preservice middle/secondary discipline specific teachers with an understanding of the history and methodology of teaching English to speakers of other languages, both as a foreign language and as an additional language within American English settings. Future ESL/EFL/EB teachers will be prepared to develop the investigative, decision-making, and reflective teachings skills needed to work with English language learners of all ages, and to impart language instruction in the appropriate context. Emphasis is placed on developing a clear understanding of who English language learners are; what programs and services are-or should be- available to the ESOLs/EBs; the critical pedagogical aspects of teaching ESL/EFL/EB; and the preparation of teaching materials for classroom use. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to help prepare students to teach social studies in the middle and secondary grades. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program. LEC
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A study of literature (poetry, folk literature, fiction, and nonfiction) appropriate for elementary school children with a focus on contemporary children's books. Emphasis will be on selection of literature based on child development, literary quality, curriculum, and pluralism and the engagement of children in literature experiences from the interactive, reader response, and critical perspectives. Prerequisite: Admittance into the School of Education. LEC
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A study of curricula, instructional strategies, and classroom organization for social studies education K-6. Emphasis is placed on the effective implementation of social studies programs in classroom settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education in elementary, middle, or secondary, or the Unified Early Childhood programs. LEC
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In this course, you will develop an understanding of how children learn science and why science education is important. You will examine effective approaches to teaching, instructional materials, and student assessment and will learn how to plan and implement a science unit. The course will emphasize a guided-inquiry approach to science instruction appropriate for the abilities and interests of children in grades K-6. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course is a study of the curriculum, instructional strategies, and classroom organization for mathematics in grades K-6. Emphasis is placed on the effective implementation of mathematics programs in classroom settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course is intended to develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively instruct primary grades (K-3) children through the development of literacy skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, spelling, and handwriting. The major goals of this course are for the prospective teacher to develop an understanding of literacy development of the primary-grades child, current literacy theories, and the ability to work with a number of approaches to promote literacy learning and a positive attitude toward literacy in all primary-grades students who may have different needs due to language, culture, learning challenges, and/or differing stages of development. This course is to be taken concurrently with C&T 353, Literacy Practicum in the Primary Grades. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This supervised practicum is intended to allow the pre-service teacher to apply the knowledge gained in C&T 352, Literacy Instruction in the primary grades (K-3), by teaching children in the primary grades. To be taken concurrently with C&T 352 Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This course is intended to develop the attitudes, knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively instruct intermediate-grades children (4-6) through the development of literacy skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and spelling. The major goals of this course are for the prospective teacher to develop an understanding of literacy development of the intermediate-grades child, current literacy theories, and the ability to work with a number of approaches to promote literacy learning and a positive attitude toward literacy in all intermediate-grades students who may have different needs due to language, culture, learning challenges, and/or differing stages of development. This course is to be taken concurrently with C&T 355, Literacy Practicum in the Intermediate Grades. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This supervised practicum is intended to allow the preservice teacher to apply the knowledge gained in C&T 354, Literacy Instruction in the intermediate grades (4-6), by teaching children in the intermediate grades. To be taken concurrently with C&T 354. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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An introduction to reading in relation to specific areas of art, music and health and physical education. Focus on specialized vocabulary and literature related to each area. Introduction of specific strategies to teach vocabulary and comprehension and to integrated units of study. Prerequisite: Admission to certification program in music education, art education, health education, or physical education. LEC
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This course focuses on issues of what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. What are the standards for knowing we will use? How is knowing and learning structured and how does what we know change and develop? For the science and mathematics educator, what are the tensions between general, cross-disciplinary characterizations of knowing (e.g. intelligence) and the specifics of coming to understand powerful ideas in mathematics and science? What are the links between knowing and developing in learning theory, and the content and evolution of scientific ideas. Also, current issues and tensions in education will be discussed, especially as it relates to mathematics and science instruction. LEC
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To make prospective teachers aware of multiple models of teaching (including direct instruction, inquiry teaching and use of small groups); the advantages, disadvantages and uses of each; and what each model requires of teachers. To allow prospective teachers to explore ways of probing student understanding through authentic assessment, evaluating student understanding through student artifacts, and enhancing student understanding through lesson plans built around models of how people learn. To make prospective teachers aware of equity and diversity issues in classroom teaching and ways of ensuring that all students have an opportunity to learn. To make students aware of the proficiencies for licensure recognized by UKanTeach and Kansas State Board of Education and facilitate students' demonstration and documentation of these through their development of a professional portfolio. To develop students' capacity to identify and evaluate best teaching practices as presented in research literature. Prerequisite: C&T 360. LEC
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A study of the constitution, organization, functions, and processes of Kansas government, of contemporary public policy issues with local, state and national implications, and of strategies for teaching these in middle and secondary classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education and POLS 110. LEC
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The focus of this course is to introduce and develop understanding of economic concepts and principles in those preparing to teach elementary education. This course presents students primarily with basic economic content and, secondarily, with information on developmentally appropriate economics for elementary age students. Emphasis will be placed on micro and macroeconomic concepts, including the economic problem, resources, scarcity, economic decision-making, opportunity cost, economic systems, price, exchange and money, markets, supply and demand, production, market failures and the role of government, and international trade. Open only to School of Education students enrolled in the elementary education program. LEC
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The purpose of the course is to prepare secondary social studies education students to teach the major economic concepts, issues and systems in the United States and other nations in preparation for teacher licensure in the State of Kansas. Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary History and Government teacher education licensure program. LEC
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Teaching literature (novel, short story, poetry, drama, nonfiction) suitable for students in the middle school, the junior high school, and the senior high school. Ethnic literature, censorship, bibliographies, and other relevant sources of information about books for young adults will be studied. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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Study of curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching social studies in grades 5-12. Prerequisite: C&T 323 or C&T 324 or permission of instructor. LEC
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Content area teachers do far more than impart information to students. They play an important role in guiding middle/secondary students as they use reading and writing as tools for learning. This course includes an overview of the state and national reading and writing scores of adolescents. Students will then be introduced to the basic processes or ways in which individuals may learn to read and write. The course continues with a focus on the instructional strategies and materials that promote the development of reading and writing in the context of teaching new information. Additionally, the course emphasizes the informal methods educators can use, on an on-going basis, to diagnose their students ability to comprehend content material. Finally, appropriate fix-up strategies will be modeled. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This course will have three essential components. The first will be a theory driven perspective accounting for what we know of how people learn and how project-based instruction may be our best choice for bridging the gap between theory and practice. The second component will be a technological component that will assist the enrolled students in developing their own project-based unit. The third component will be a field component consisting of two parts: 1) observation of well-implemented project-based instruction in local schools and 2) implementation of project-based instruction with area high school students on a study trip to Flint Hills. Prerequisite: C&T 360. LEC
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Only one enrollment permitted each semester. A maximum of four hours will apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: Recommendation of advisor and consent of instructor. IND
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A formal report of some aspect of the field experience that relates formal learning and in situ experience to program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Topic will be selected in consultation with the project advisor. Prerequisite: C&T490 and C&T 491 (C&T 491 may be taken concurrently). IND
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A supervised teaching experience in an approved school setting, with level and subject area to be selected according to the teaching field. Prerequisite: Admission to the Student Teaching program. FLD
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A supervised classroom teaching experience under the direction of an experienced teacher and in close relationship with a university supervisor. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Certification Program and approval of advisor. FLD
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A study of philosophy, objectives, curriculum, instructional strategies, and evaluation in teaching foreign language at the K-12 levels. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This is an English/Language Arts methods course that focuses on curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching English/Language Arts in grades 5-12. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to help you prepare to teach science in the middle and secondary grades. The instructor designed the class sessions and learning tasks to enable you to make progress toward achieving the Kansas Science Teaching Standards and Kansas Professional Education Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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This course is designed to provide focused study of curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching mathematics in grades 5-12. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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The course is designed to provide continued study of curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching English/Language Arts in grades 5-12 and as a final readiness for the undergraduate student teaching experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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Advanced study of curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching social studies in grades 6-12 and application of learning in a middle/secondary classroom. Prerequisite: C&T 335; SPED 326 and, C&T 324 LEC
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This course is designed as a final readiness for the semester-long student teaching experience and the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio to be completed during that student teaching experience. The course deals with the analysis, adaptation, and application of varied instructional designs to implement curricula in specific science areas in grades 5-12. Prerequisite: Admission to the middle-level licensure program in science education at the undergraduate level or one of the graduate licensure programs in middle/secondary science. Successful completion of C&T 537. LEC
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The course is designed to provide continued study of curriculum development and instructional strategies appropriate for teaching mathematics in grades 5-12 and as a final readiness for the undergraduate of GLP student teaching experience. Prerequisite: Admission to the middle-level licensure program in mathematics education at the undergraduate level or the GLP in middle or secondary mathematics. Successful completion of C&T 539. LEC
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This is an advanced Foreign Language methods course that focuses on the critical importance of the socio-linguistic environment of foreign language classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. LEC
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education students, primarily for undergraduates. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to study the objectives and methods of ESL/Bilingual education. Students will examine methods and techniques of teaching: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the ESL/Bilingual Education settings. The course will also emphasize the importance of culture in second language teaching, and self-evaluation of teaching and instructional materials. Undergraduate course that will meet with C&T 820 Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course provides an overview of diagnostic techniques and instruments used to identify and remediate specific learning difficulties associated with normal second language development in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course includes a review of research concerning assessment as it relates to error analysis in the second language context. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course provides an intensive review of the theory and research base of second language acquisition. Particular attention is given to the influence of research trends in linguistics and psychology on second language education theory and practice. Current trends in second language education are examined in light of the historical theory base. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education. LEC
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This course addresses the social, cognitive, affective, and other developmental aspects of talent as manifested in children and youth with high potential. The course provides an opportunity to examine characteristics, strengths, and needs of children and their families. The course focuses on the foundational aspects of gifted/talented education: educational and political history of the field, etiology of extraordinary potential, and identification and assessment techniques, instruments, and systems. Included in the course are relevant research, policies and regulations, services, and information resources. Prerequisite: SPED 325, SPED 425, SPED 431, SPED 725 or equivalent. LEC
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The course introduces key theories and basic principles of curriculum development and introduction for students with high potential and/or high achievement. Frameworks and models for modifying general education content, cognitive processes, and learning outcomes are applied to enhancing talent development. The course addresses affective considerations, peer relations, and working with families. Prerequisite: C&T 630 or C&T 730. LEC
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This study abroad focuses on professional growth in teaching and understanding education based on an international experience. Students learn about curriculum and teaching from an international perspective, and engage in professional discussions with Italian teachers and administrators. Students engage in culturally responsive teaching in preschool-secondary settings, they participate in family and community activities/events, and they visit renowned museums and cities. Prerequisite: Application through the Office of Study Abroad and interview with the director. LEC
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The course focuses on standards-based education reform and the relation between standards, curricula, assessments and instruction at the early childhood through elementary school level. Since the inception of No Child Left Behind in 2001, many early childhood and elementary school classroom teachers have felt constricted by standards-based practices in the classroom. This course will address the broad-based curriculum issues that early childhood and elementary school teachers face when teaching all content areas. A significant emphasis of the course will be on the implications of high-stakes accountability in mathematics, reading, and science. This course will explore the historical foundations of the standards movement as well as current research on connecting standards to instructional practices. The course also will explore ways in which early childhood and elementary school teachers can be accountable to the standards without losing creativity in their individual classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission into the professional (graduate) year of the teacher education program. LEC
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The course focuses on standards-based education reform and the relation between standards, curricula, assessments and instruction at the middle and secondary levels. This course will investigate issues specific to each of the individual content licensure areas, including mathematics, science, social studies, English, and foreign language. Since the inception of No Child Left Behind in 2001, many middle school and secondary school classroom teachers have felt constricted by standards-based practices in the classroom. This course will explore the historical foundations of the standards movement as well as current research on connecting standards to instructional practices within individual content areas. The course also will explore ways in which middle school and secondary school teachers can be accountable to the standards without losing creativity in their individual classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission into the professional (graduate) year of the teacher education program. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to offer preservice and practicing middle grades educators the following: (1) an overview of the historical and philosophical antecedents of social studies education; (2) a brief review of the developmental characteristics of early adolescence; (3) the specifics of a citizenship education program specifically designed for middle grades social studies; and (4) a range of time-tested ideas for challenging young adolescents with academic experiences that address their unique developmental profile and capture their imaginations for active, responsible citizenship. LEC
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This course introduces the concepts and skills involved in understanding and analyzing research in education and related areas. The course provides an overview of basic, general knowledge of various research methodologies. Students should expect to study much of this material in greater depth through additional course work before being fully prepared to conduct independent research. However, this course should enhance their ability to locate, read, comprehend, and critically analyze research articles and reports. Topics in the course include quantitative and qualitative methods and designs, historical and descriptive research, and program evaluation. (This course fulfills the requirement of a research methods course in the first 12 hours of graduate study.) LEC
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Basic concepts and processes of curriculum and instruction, including theories, planning models, resources for decision-making, current trends, research, and proposals for improvement of curriculum and instruction. LEC
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This course will situate issues about writing and learning in the context of more general inquiry about language and learning. We will read research related to classroom discourse and the teaching of writing in secondary classrooms. We will then connect this body of research to the teaching of English in middle/secondary classrooms. LEC
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A study of the characteristics of adolescents with respect to their interest and reading habits; criteria for choosing books for junior and senior high school in-class and out-of-class reading; selection of materials; methods for helping poor readers; literary discrimination and appreciation; censorship; ethnic literature; techniques for presenting literary selection in class. Wide reading among best of current and classical literature. LEC
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This course addresses the social, cognitive, affective, and other developmental aspects of talent as manifested in children and youth with high potential. The course provides an opportunity to examine characteristics, strengths, and needs of these children and their families. The course focuses on the foundational aspects of gifted/talented education: educational and political history of the field, etiology of extraordinary potential, and identification and assessment techniques, instruments, and systems. Included in the course are relevant research, policies and regulations, services, and information resources. Prerequisite: SPED 425, SPED 431, SPED 725, or equivalent introductory course on exceptional children and youth. LEC
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The course introduces key theories and basic principles of curriculum development and introduction for students with high potential and/or high achievement. Frameworks and models for modifying general education content, cognitive processes, and learning outcomes are applied to enhancing talent development. The course addresses affective considerations, peer relations, and working with families. Prerequisite: C&T 644 or C&T 730 or equivalent course on exceptional children and youth. LEC
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This course is for classroom teachers concerned about meeting the needs of students with high potential in their classrooms. Students will be introduced to various curriculum models and teaching strategies commonly employed in special programs for gifted/talented students. There will be opportunities to apply gifted education models to modify existing curriculum or to develop new curricula which enhances the abilities of all students. Prerequisite: C&T 644 or C&T 730 or equivalent introductory course on exceptional children and youth. LEC
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A course designed to provide experiences for students to work intensively and to teach identified gifted and high potential students in educational settings. Students will develop competencies relative to implementing individual group and individual education plans through a variety of instructional alternatives. Arranged service delivery options are possible. Prerequisite: C&T 645, C&T 731, C&T 732, or equivalent course. FLD
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A study of the rationale for correlation instruction in language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies and practical strategies for integrating instruction throughout the elementary school curriculum. LEC
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This course is designed to facilitate the implementation and completion of an action research project during the internship experience. Prerequisite: Successful completion of student teaching. LEC
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A supervised internship experience leading to initial certification. The student assumes the total professional role as a teacher in an approved school setting, with level and subject area to be selected according to the teaching field. Prerequisite: C&T 500 and C&T 736 appropriate to the student's teaching level and area, or equivalent. FLD
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It is the purpose of this course to introduce students to the foundations of the reading process, developmental levels, theory, models, and procedures at the emergent, elementary, and secondary levels. Elements of cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity that affect the reading process are included. Students work with research related to the reading process, remediation, and assessment. LEC
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It is the purpose of this course to examine research, theory, and practice in reading comprehension. Emphasis is placed on the application of strategies for various text types (expository, narrative, persuasive, and technical) for teaching reading comprehension and study skills across content areas in the K-12 classrooms. Prerequisite: C&T 740 or permission of the instructor. LEC
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A study of linguistic and literary aspects of reading instruction, focusing on language and cognitive development as they relate to reading. Emphasis will be on approaches for differentiating reading instruction to provide for less proficient to gifted readers, research and issues related to reader response, techniques for assessing children's reading attitudes and interests, procedures for selecting literature, and strategies for integrating literature into the elementary school reading program. Prerequisite: C&T 740 or permission of instructor. LEC
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A study of the research base on writing, spelling, speaking, and listening for teaching the language arts; an overview of development in writing and spelling, the writing and spelling processes and instruction, and strategies for integrating the language arts. Prerequisite: Admission to a masters program within the School of Education, C&T 740 or permission of the instructor. LEC
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An opportunity to survey the broad range of trade books published for children; criteria for book selection; children's reading interests and tastes; illustrations of children's books; sources for selecting literature; poetry; the role of children's literature in today's elementary curriculum. LEC
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A study of the need of teaching reading in content areas, factors involved in the reading process, and basic and advanced reading and study skills to be taught. Teachers may concentrate upon the study of ways of teaching reading in one or more of the following: language arts, social studies, sciences, mathematics, art, music, home economics, industrial arts, business education, or physical education. Prerequisite: Admission to the Transition to Teaching Program. LEC
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In C&T 748, preservice content teachers, who have had no previous literacy courses, are introduced to the basic processes of reading and to instructional strategies and materials that promote the development of reading, writing, and studying in the context of teaching new information. Additionally, we discuss the ways in which teachers diagnose, in an informal, on-going basis, their students' abilities to comprehend the material they are teaching. LEC
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This study abroad focuses on professional growth in teaching and understanding education based on an international experience. Students learn about curriculum and teaching from an international perspective, and engage in professional discussions with Italian teachers and administrators. Students engage in culturally responsive teaching in preschool-secondary settings, they participate in family and community activities/events, and they visit renowned museums and cities. Prerequisite: Application through the Office of Study Abroad and interview with the director. LEC
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The primary purpose of this course is to examine current research on issues important to elementary mathematics and science programs. The course will explore issues important to the classroom practices of elementary mathematics and science teachers. Provides a broad background for understanding current issues related to elementary mathematics and science curriculum, instruction, and assessment. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to help urban teachers plan, organize, teach, and assess mathematics learning in the middle and secondary grades. The Kansas Teaching Standards (in Professional Education and in Mathematics Teaching) identify the knowledge and abilities addressed in this course. The instructors designed the class sessions and learning tasks to enable participants to make progress toward achieving the Kansas Teaching Standards. It is the participant's responsibility to acquire the knowledge and abilities and to demonstrate the progress being made toward meeting the Standards. A mathematics teaching portfolio is the tool used to document progress toward achieving the Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the Transition to Teaching Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to help urban teachers plan, organize, teach, and assess science learning in the middle and secondary grades. The Kansas Teaching Standards (in Professional Education and in Science Teaching) identify the knowledge and abilities addressed in this course. The instructors designed the class sessions and learning tasks to enable participants to make progress toward achieving the Kansas Teaching Standards. It is the participant's responsibility to acquire the knowledge and abilities and to demonstrate the progress being made toward meeting the Standards. A science teaching portfolio is the tool used to document progress toward achieving the Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the Transition to Teaching Program or permission of instructor. LEC
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A study of the purpose, content, psychology, and materials and methods for teaching the social sciences in the elementary school. Emphasis on principles and procedures for combining the social studies with other areas of the curriculum in broad unit instruction. Prerequisite: Nine hours of Education including educational psychology. LEC
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The purpose of the course is to offer preservice and practicing K-12 social studies educators the following: (1) an overview of theoretical bases for social studies education and of the social studies and discipline specific curriculum standards; (2) a review of the major curricular and extracurricular K-12 social studies programs; (3) strategies for the design, implementation, and evaluation of social studies programs; and (4) experience with the design, implementation, and/or evaluation of a social studies program. Prerequisite: Nine hours of Education including educational psychology. LEC
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An examination of the concepts, theories, and resource materials utilized in teaching economics in the K-12 curriculum. Particular attention is given to the functional integration of economic concepts into the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum. The use of economic resource material is considered. Participants develop projects for use in their own classrooms. LEC
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A critical analysis of the relationship between economics and a designated school subject selected from history, geography, or consumer education; a determination of the economic concepts that can be appropriately integrated into the particular discipline; and a comprehensive search of the particular curriculum area to identify the most effective and efficient points at which the economic concepts can be integrated. Prerequisite: C&T 763. LEC
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A practical course designed for grades 4-12 teachers who wish to utilize community-based, mass media, and/or primary resources. The course focuses on the use of community resources such as local historical societies, museums, and government agencies; on the use of mass media such as newspapers, magazines, organizations' newsletters, television, and film; and on the use of primary resources such as artifacts, documents, recordings, and oral historians. Participants receive sample resources from each of the three areas along with accompanying activities. LEC
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Implementation of the curriculum project planned in C&T 734 or C&T 735; implementation and assessment of the special project will occur during the internship. Prerequisite: C&T 734, C&T 735, and C&T 736. RSH
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A special course of study to meet current needs of education professionals--primarily for graduate students. LEC
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This course is designed for students to gain a functional understanding of the historical, philosophical, political, psychological, and cultural factors which affect the designing and implementation of curriculum at several levels: the individual classroom, the team, the school, the larger administrative unit, the state, and the nation. Prerequisite: C&T 709 or permission of instructor. LEC
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The course will emphasize the latest research and practice related to school improvement. Students will function as a member of a school improvement team to assimilate and synthesize research and practice into the development, revision, and/or assessment of a school improvement plan for a specific school site. Corequisite: Enrollment in the summer institute on school improvement. LEC
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A focus on organizing and managing curriculum development in educational settings. Such curricular decisions as writing philosophies, setting goals and objectives, selecting and organizing content, and designing and monitoring evaluation procedures will be emphasized. Providing leadership for the collaborative process of curriculum planning in organizational settings will receive attention. Prerequisite: C&T 709, admission to Building Principal Certification program, or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course is designed for educators interested in expanding curriculum and instruction to accommodate diverse learners in the classroom, K-12. Topics include: models, methods, and resources for differentiating curriculum and instruction, designing and modifying differentiated curriculum, evaluating student learning, and introducing students, parents and colleagues to differentiation. An evidence-based, practical course for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School. LEC
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Information from current research, area specialists and exemplary practitioners will be used to extend appropriate teaching strategies and supplement background knowledge on special topics related to social, emotional and physical development as it relates to the curricula and young adolescents. LEC
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This course will prepare students to become cognizant of the particular contextual variables that pertain to the urban setting, engage in instructional planning utilizing pertinent instructional strategies for urban classrooms. Students will become familiar with conceptual frameworks appropriate to education in the urban environment, review research on education in the urban setting, and discuss goals and options for effectively coping with the demands of the urban classroom. FLD
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Analysis of models of teaching which represent distinct orientations toward students and how they learn. The application of these models is complemented by the study of research evidence on effective teaching strategies. Prerequisite: C&T 709. LEC
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In order to provide the student with an understanding of multicultural education, the course will examine the effects of such issues as ethnicity in America, the melting pot theory, separatism, cultural pluralism, legal issues, and bilingual education upon the curriculum and instruction in today's classrooms. It will include an evaluation of materials for bias and stereotypes. Field experiences are a part of this course. LEC
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Curriculum Inquiry provides an opportunity to reflect, explore, understand, and broaden perspectives of curriculum through examining the theories, methodologies, strategies, and design of qualitative research. This course is designed to develop a common understanding of the major elements of qualitative research, while offering each student an opportunity to examine research topics and methods of personal interest, with particular attention to curricular issues. The course also includes practical experience with various modes of data collection and analysis. LEC
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This course provides an opportunity to investigate the nature of the creative process in educational settings. The knowledge base for the course builds from foundations of creativity, principles and theories of identifying and enhancing creative production, and affective learner variables. The course blends classic and contemporary works in creativity, and features the application of theories and models of the origins and development of creativity to promoting creative thinking and learning among children, youth and adults. Participants learn about, apply, and adapt techniques for defining and identifying creative potential and for encouraging creative thinking in educational settings. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school. LEC
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A study of present curricula in junior and senior high school English and speech; current thinking in grammar and usage; language development in oral and written communication; problems of teaching reading and literature in the junior and senior high school; construction and reorganization of language arts courses. Students will be permitted to make an intensive study of an individual problem relating to more effective instruction in the language arts. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to study the objectives and methods of ESL/Bilingual education. Students will examine methods and techniques of teaching: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the ESL/Bilingual Education settings. The course will also emphasize the importance of culture in second language teaching, and self-evaluation of teaching and instructional materials. Prerequisite or Corequisite: C&T 709. LEC
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This course provides an overview of diagnostic techniques and instruments used to identify and remediate specific learning difficulties associated with normal second language development in the area of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course includes a review of research concerning assessment as it relates to error analysis in the second language context. Corequisite: C&T 820. LEC
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This course provides an intensive review of the theory and research base of second language acquisition. Particular attention is given to the influence of research trends in linguistics and psychology on second language education theory and practice. Current trends in second language education are examined in light of the historical theory base. Prerequisite: C&T 820. LEC
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This course includes the study of the interrelationship of language and culture and the use of multicultural training techniques to develop cultural awareness and positive attitudes in the second language classroom. Emphasis is on the integration of culture in the second language curriculum. Prerequisite: C&T 820 or C&T 803. LEC
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This course presents a study of curricula and instruction in the second language setting at all levels with emphasis on educational research concerning these issues. Particular attention is given to developing competency in locating and utilizing sources of information and to preparing the research document. The course facilitates practical problem solving in the second language learning context. Prerequisite: C&T 820. LEC
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This course provides a supervised teaching experience in a setting appropriate to the goals of the prospective ESL/Bilingual teacher: elementary, secondary, or adult. Particular attention is given to lesson planning, classroom management, and the development of self-evaluation techniques. This course will also emphasize structured classroom observation prior to teaching and techniques for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with other professionals in the school setting. Prerequisite: C&T 820, C&T 821, and C&T 822 or C&T 824. FLD
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This course offers pre- and in-service teachers the basic foundations of language analysis necessary for the teaching of second/foreign languages. The course covers basic linguistic topics common to all human languages (grammatical, phonological, and semantic aspects) with the intent to help teachers understand and address common languages problems that students face when learning English as a second/foreign language. LEC
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The objective of this course is to give prospective language teachers the requisite theoretical and practical background for making decisions concerning pronunciation teaching. This course provides second and foreign language teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to address the teaching of pronunciation in the foreign /language classroom. After a review of theoretical and practical research dealing with universal human speech perception and production, implications for the design of appropriate strategies and lessons to teaching pronunciation, both at the segmental and suprasegmental levels, are addressed. Prerequisite: C&T 444, C&T 820/C&T 822. LEC
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The primary purpose of this course is to examine classroom-based practices for identifying intellectual and creative potential in school-aged children and youth, and to apply that information to classroom instruction as well as to individual education planning. Particular attention is paid to populations who are traditionally underserved due to language status, ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, or multiple exceptionality. Parent and student roles are also emphasized. An evidence-based practice course for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School. LEC
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The course focuses on affective aspects of individuals with high potential. Particular attention is paid to populations who are traditionally underserved due to ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, or multiple exceptionality. The course focuses on theories, models and methods for understanding and addressing the successful personal development of talented individuals, supporting families, and personal issues linked to high potential. An evidence-based practice course for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate School in Education. LEC
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