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Education

Applicable for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Professor DROSSMAN; Associate Professor TABER (chair); Assistant Professors VALTIERRA, WHITAKER; Lecturer STANEC

Learning about learning is at the core of the Department of Education's mission. In essence, all situations are educational, be it in a corporate boardroom or in a kindergarten classroom in Chicago or in an outdoor education classroom in Botswana.

Perhaps your desire is to become a classroom teacher, here in the United States or abroad.  Perhaps you want to deepen your understanding of the social, political, and economic influence on education systems. In either case, the Department of Education provides an opportunity for you to pursue a Colorado educator license, an education major, an education minor, or a Master of Arts in Teaching (with an educator license). 

In addition, the department has faculty expertise for four additional areas for enriching your research-based interests: arts education, environmental education, global education, and urban education.

Major Requirements

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The education major is designed for the undergraduate to recognize education as a discipline whose presence is historical, social, political, and economical. Through social inquiry, critical analysis, and community engagement, education majors will examine the central position educational systems occupy in civic functioning.  

A student majoring in education must complete a minimum of 11 units, distributed as described below: 

Category: Foundations in Education (ED101 plus three electives)

ED101  Introduction to the K-12 Classroom Culture*
ED120  Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE semester)
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners**
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education
ED211  Framework for U.S. Education
ED213  Engaging the Learner
ED218  Globalization in Education
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education**
ED225  Foundations of Environmental Education (TREE semester)
ED235  From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools**
ED250  Topics: Rural Education**
ED250  Topics: Special Education: Disability & Society
ED250  Topics: Philosophy of Education (Also PH249)
ED255  Urban Education**

Study Abroad unit (see approved list including some DIS, Budapest for Math Education, Chile Comparative ED/Social Change, Senegal Education and Culture, CIEE in Dominican Republic for ESL training, HECUA Inequality in America...)

COURSE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAJORS AND MINORS

** STUDENTS INTERESTED IN EARNING A TEACHING LICENSE MUST CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE COURSES

Category: Educational Research (two units)

ED260 Educational Research Design. This is a two-block course.

Category: Psychology (one unit)

ED311 Educational Psychology

Category: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (one unit)

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies
ED385  Environmental Education 
ED386  Educational Assessment in a Political Context

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (one unit)

ED415  Educational Interventions
ED425  Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education
ED430  Policy and Politics in American Education
ED455  Education Reform in the 21st Century

Category: Advanced Research (one unit)

ED490 Advanced Research

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block

Minor Requirements

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Music Education Requirements

The minor supports students who wish to study the complexities of education ranging from its historical, social, philosophical, and psychological bases to modern-day issues and applications. Students are advised to consult early with the education faculty to develop a pathway of coursework in a particular area of interest, especially if the interest is in earning Colorado teaching credentials. 

A student minoring in education must complete five units from the following categories:

Category: Foundations in Education (ED101 plus two electives)

ED101  Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture*
ED120  Practicum in Environmental Education (TREE semester)
ED200  Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners**
ED210  Power of the Arts in Education
ED211  Framework for American Education
ED213  Engaging the Learner 
ED218  Globalization in Education
ED222  Diversity and Equity in Education**
ED225  Foundations of Environmental Education (TREE semester)
ED235  From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools**
ED250  Topics: Rural Education**
ED250  Topics: Special Education: Disability & Society
ED250  Topics: Philosophy of Education (Also PH249)
ED255  Urban Education**

Study Abroad unit (see approved list including some DIS, Budapest for Math Education, Chile Comparative ED/Social Change, Senegal Education and Culture, CIEE in Dominican Republic for ESL training, HECUA Inequality in America...)

COURSE REQUIRED FOR ALL MAJORS AND MINORS

** STUDENTS INTERESTED IN EARNING A TEACHING LICENSE MUST CHOOSE AT LEAST ONE OF THESE COURSES

Category: Psychology (one unit)

ED311 Educational Psychology

Selecting the Final Course to Complete the Minor

Students Only Wishing to Complete the Minor and Not Interested in Teacher Licensure:

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit)

ED370  Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities
ED380  Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies 
ED385  Environmental Education 
ED386  Educational Assessment in a Political Context

Students in the Teacher Preparation Program or Master of Arts in Teaching program:

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods

*** Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block

Teacher Preparation Program Requirements

Program Advisor:  Debra Yazulla Mortenson, Director of Teacher Educator Programs

Licensure is offered in elementary education (K-6), K-12 art, music, and world languages and secondary (7-12) English, math, science, and social studies. Each program has a content checklist detailing the required coursework necessary to be approved to teach in that discipline. Students wishing to earn an elementary teaching license from Colorado may complete the education major or any other liberal arts major. If you plan to pursue licensure at the K-12 or secondary level, you must major in the content area you plan to teach. 

All licensure students must also complete the necessary education foundations, educational psychology, and methods coursework required by the state for licensure. See below for details.

Licensure Requirements

ED101 Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture (1.0 unit)

One of the following: ED200 Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners, ED222 Diversity and Equity in Education, ED235 From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools, ED250 Rural Education or ED255 Urban Education
(1.0 unit)

ED311  Educational Psychology (1.0 unit)

ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods (1.0 unit)

ED478 Advanced Methods: Inclusive Pedagogies in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction (2.0 units)

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block

ED400 Integrating Educational Technology (0 units, proficiency based)

ED407 Topics and Issues in Special Education in the General Classroom (.25 units)

ED408 Assessment Design and Data-Driven Instruction (.25 units)

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (3.5 to 4.0 units), OR

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (2.0 units) and ED495 International Teaching (2.0 units)

To be recommended for licensure, students must successfully complete all coursework, pass the appropriate state examination in their content area or grade-level discipline, complete 800 hours of supervised classroom practicum and successfully complete the Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment.

Teacher Preparation Program Admissions Procedure

Students who wish to pursue Colorado teacher licensure must apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. After entering the college, a student interested in the program should obtain a description of the admission prerequisites, licensure requirements, and application procedure from the Department of Education. Students should complete their application in spring of their sophomore year or fall of their junior year.  

Students will have to submit evidence of fulfilling the following prerequisites for admission: satisfactory completion of ED101: Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture, which will be evidence of successful observation and participation in a local school classroom; endorsement from the classroom teacher with whom the applicant has interacted; and endorsement from the department chair of the applicant’s major field or teaching field. In addition, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and an average in the major or teaching field of at least 3.2. After receipt of a completed application, candidates will have a personal interview with the Teacher Preparation admissions team, which will include a teaching demonstration.  If accepted, students must submit a fingerprint/background check to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and schedule a time to take the Praxis II content exam relevant to his/her teaching field.

Ninth Semester Program

Students who wish to be licensed at the elementary, K–12, or secondary levels may have difficulty in completing ED479 during the eight semesters of undergraduate coursework. Therefore, the college has established a “Ninth Semester Program” where student teaching can be completed, after graduation, with tuition at a fraction of the cost of a regular semester. Eligible students will have completed their major and teaching licensure requirements except for ED479 (Blocks 1-4) or ED479 (Blocks 1-2) and ED495 (Blocks 3-4). Please see one of the education program advisors in the Department of Education for further information.

Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

Colorado College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Program with licensure in elementary (K-6), K-12 art, music and world languages and secondary (7-12) English, math, science, and social studies. Descriptions of the schedules and requirements of the MAT program may be obtained from the Department of Education website or Director of Teacher Educator Programs, Debra Yazulla Mortenson.

Teacher candidates are not guaranteed licensure by Colorado College. The teaching license is determined by the State of Colorado. The Colorado College program does satisfy the requirements in many states. Students wishing to teach outside Colorado should consult with the Director of Teacher Educator Programs.

In compliance with Title II of the Higher Education Act, the following data for 2016-17 (the most recent reporting year) is provided: 12 students were enrolled (admitted but not yet completed) in the teacher education program and 14 students completed the teacher education program; there were five full-time faculty members, and there were 13 part-time faculty in professional education and faculty from other departments involved. There were 8 supervising faculty for the teacher preparation program. Students participate in supervised student teaching for an average of 40 hours/week for a total of 16 weeks. Students in the MAT program then complete an additional semester-long internship experience. The pass rate of teacher education students on the PLACE or PRAXIS II content exam was 100 percent.

Courses

Education

ED101 Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture

This course introduces students to the norms, values, routines, policies and relationships that form the classroom culture in a public school classroom. Students complete at least 30 hours of practicum experiences in cooperation with local school personnel in the Colorado Springs area. Responsibilities vary according to the needs of the school, but emphasis is on individualized help to K-12 students. Coursework explores educational theories and learning environment design and compares and contrasts instructional strategies. Practicum experiences converge with course content to examine the influence of classroom culture on student learning.

1 unit — Robertson

ED120 Practicum in Environmental Education

This course introduces students to the norms, values, routines, policies and relationships that form the school culture of public school students. Students complete at least 60 hours of indoor and outdoor practicum experiences in cooperation with Catamount Center staff and local school personnel. Responsibilities include assisting with outdoor teaching at the Catamount Mountain Campus, and visiting and learning from other experienced environmental educators at their sites. Coursework applies environmental education and learning theories, and compares and contrasts instructional strategies. Practicum experiences converge with course content to examine the influence of school culture on student learning.

Prerequisite: consent of department (enrollment in TREE Semester).

1 unit — Drossman

ED121 Youth Empowerment

In this extended format course, students will analyze issues facing youth in the community to create meaningful sociopolitical transformation by empowering youth to become the agents of change. Our primary topics include youth agency, homelessness, sexuality, immigration, racism and allyhood, and juvenile justice. This course also offers students an opportunity to model implementation of youth empowerment by having students take a leadership role in course development, teaching, and assessment. In this Community Based Learning (CBL) class, students will research the effectiveness of programs created to counteract the negative influences on youth while working in a community organization in Colorado Springs. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Prior direct service with K-12 aged students through a college or community organization in Colorado Springs.

.5 unit

ED200 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

This course introduces students to theories, applications, and issues related to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learners (ELL). Students read second language acquisition theory and learn strategies for working with diverse populations and for making content area lessons accessible to ESL/ELL students. The course includes a field observation practicum component.

1 unit

ED201 Advanced Aides in the Colorado Springs Schools

Serve as an advanced instructional aide in local schools, completing 30 hours of service-learning in cooperation with local education personnel. Activity varies according to the needs of the placement, but the emphasis is on gaining a deeper understanding of lesson planning and teaching a lesson with the focus on differentiation under the guidance of the placement personnel. (Offered in Fall only). (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 110.

.5 unit

ED206 Independent Study Practicum

Independent practicum experience that takes place during half-block, semester (extended format), or a single block. The practicum must take place in an institution with an educational focus (e.g., non-school based, informal education program at a museum). Activity varies according to the needs of the placement, but the emphasis is on gaining a deeper understanding of lesson planning and teaching a lesson with the focus on differentiation under the guidance of the placement personnel.

Prerequisite: Education 110 and consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit

ED210 Power of the Arts in Education

This community-based learning course explores the rationales and theories of the learning through the arts in education. The arts will be used as teaching pedagogies to motivate and engage students, allowing learning to transfer from one context to another. Museum education will be studied as an informal learning environment for teaching core curriculum to K-12 students. Requires a substantial lab component which includes education technology, teaching in school classrooms, and working with K-12 students in the Fine Arts Center.

1 unit — Bukowski

ED211 Framework for U.S. Education

An introduction to the theories foundational to the practice of educating youth from 1800 U.S. to present. The course explores cognitive, metacognitive, dispositional, pedagogical and mastery learning theories. Students participate in a daily practicum in local schools working with specialists in their fields of interest (K-12), where they apply their theoretical knowledge in practice. Attention is given to challenges in contemporary education including culturally relevant education. (Not offered 2018-19).

1 unit

ED213 Engaging the Learner

This advanced practicum analyzes pedagogies for involving diverse students in the learning process. By studying theories of knowledge acquisition and positioning them in the context of a local school setting, theoretical justifications will be examined through a socio-cultural lens. Approaches to curriculum design that facilitate active learning will also be explored. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 101.

1 unit

ED217 Musical Learning Theories for Band and Orchestral Instruments

This course introduces music learning theories foundational to teaching others how to play an instrument in the context of school, private lessons, and informal settings. The course considers how sound is produced, which motor and aural skills enhance instrumental performance, and what teaching methods improve instruction and learning. Students acquire intermediate performance skills on two band instruments and one orchestral instrument. Group practice labs, much like rehearsals, provide opportunities for students to conduct, plan, and present lessons, as well as to experience the complexity of working with multiple instruments in a heterogeneous setting. The course culminates with solo and small ensemble performances. This course is required for K-12 music teaching licensure candidates. Prerequisite: Basic music reading and consent of instructor. 1 unit - Hanagan.

Prerequisite: pre-theory music reading and consent of instructor.

1 unit — Hanagan

ED218 Globalization in Education

Examination of the intersection of globalization and education in light of the processes and forces that impact schooling here and abroad. Consideration of the challenges and opportunities resulting from mass migration, economic realities, technology, and the growing cultural and ethnic diversity of communities throughout the world. Comparative and interdisciplinary materials explore the implications of globalization for education and the effect of education on globalization. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

1 unit — Figueroa

ED222 Diversity & Equity in Education

This course is devoted to the critical examination of educational theory, practice, and policy within and across socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic groups. We will analyze and discuss issues related to educational access and opportunity, curricula, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes. In discovering the difference between ‘equal education’ and ‘equitable education’, we will identify the unique needs of students, structural challenges facing educators, and possible solutions to the inequities of early education, school resources, tracking, and teacher quality, among other variables. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

1 unit — Whitaker

ED225 Foundations of Environmental and Sustainability Education.

Environmental and sustainability education focuses on the ecological, economic and social aspects of our interdependence with the natural world. Class discussion and literature analysis address the characteristics and goals of environmental and sustainability education, the evolution of the field of environmental and sustainability education, and fundamental aspects of cognitive and developmental theories as they relate to education. Students begin a course project portfolio that, when completed, meets expectations for environmental education certification from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit — Drossman

ED235 From Multicultural Education to Critical Pedagogy: Civil Rights in the U.S. Public Schools.

This course provides an introduction to multicultural education and critical pedagogy along with the sociopolitical issues surrounding the multicultural context of U.S. schools today. The course begins with the examination of culture as a framework through which our identities are shaped. Students will be prompted to examine culture through their participation in a school setting and engagement with community organizations that represent civil rights in education. Through these experiences, students will critically examine the micro cultures represented in their school placements, including: socio-economic class, ethnicity and race, religion, gender, language, ability, and age. In addition, the acculturation process will be examined, in particular the act of schooling as acculturation. Finally, students will apply multicultural critical pedagogies with youth in the Colorado Springs community. (Not offered 2018-19).

1 unit

ED250 Topics in Education

Selected topics in the study of education. Courses will cover topics not listed in the regular education curriculum and may vary from year to year. This course may be offered as a 0.5 unit extended format or 0.5 unit half-block course or as a 1.00 unit block course.

1 unit — Fitzhugh, Popkin, Robertson, Stoller

ED255 Urban Education

In this course, we will explore the context of urban education from both students’ and teachers’ perspectives. We will investigate where and how urban students live, analyze recurring themes present in urban classrooms, and examine successful strategies for teaching in urban settings. A goal of this course is to move beyond the surface level discussions to ones that get at some root causes and outcomes associated with analyses of learning contexts such as oppression, marginalization, and inequality. We will answer questions about how issues of class, gender, and race influence what educators and students have the opportunity to learn, teach, and experience in urban contexts Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

1 unit

ED260 Educational Research Design

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically evaluate educational research. The primary goals of the course are for students to be able to formulate appropriate research questions, consider alternative mixed methods designs including action research and case studies, and address methodological issues associated with working with qualitative and quantitative data. A significant portion of the course is devoted to learning statistical analyses methods using SPSS. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

Prerequisite: ED1101, Education 210, Education 211, Education 218, Education 222, or Education 255.

2 units — Taber

ED311 Educational Psychology

Explores the intersection of developmental psychology and learning theories from early childhood through adolescence. Across the course, the focus is on understanding which developmental milestones facilitate learning, how people learn, and what teachers do to capitalize on students' cognitive and social skills. Issues of development and learning will be discussed with reference to continuity, sources of development, and classroom practices. It is strongly recommended students take this course after ED260 or equivalent research methods course.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Education 101 and one of the following: Education 210, Education 211, Education 218, Education 222, Education 225, Education 235, or Education 255.

1 unit — Whitaker

ED342 Music Education in the Elementary Grades

Basic principles. Aims, activities, methods and materials in the first five grades. Regular observations included. Taught as an alternative format course and must be taken for a full year. (Not offered 2018-19).

1 unit

ED370 Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities

Using teaching methods that involve visual arts, creative dramatics, movement and music allows students to create connections within their communities, cultures and classrooms. This course demonstrates that playing with process and ambiguity leads to more engagement and critical thinking. Students without formal arts experience are encouraged to take the class, as are the artistically inclined who want to learn about interdisciplinary learning. Class includes several afternoons a week in various arts media process-exploration labs as well as teaching in public school classrooms. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 101 and one of the following: Education 210, Education 211, Education 218, Education 222, Education 225, Education 235, or Education 255 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

ED380 Curriculum Theory and Engaging Pedagogies

An advanced curriculum, instruction, and assessment course for students interested in understanding how curricular materials, class experiences and teacher interaction behaviors define curriculum. Students will learn about curriculum theories and ideologies that inform learning design. Particular attention is paid to cultural relevance and inclusion and the connection to brain-based, developmental learning to answer the questions: what should be taught, to whom, and for what ends? Students will spend time developing curriculum and evaluating its implementation in a school setting. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 101, Education 260.

1 unit

ED385 Environmental and Sustainability Education

This advanced course in curriculum, instruction, and assessment builds on foundational knowledge in environmental and sustainability education by focusing on the development and assessment of curriculum that builds environmental literacy through transdisciplinary environmental inquiry. Class discussion, lesson planning, and reflective teaching focus on developing a comprehensive framework that facilitates a broad approach for inquiring about environmental issues and detecting narrowness and bias in the arguments made by others concerning environmental challenges, issues, and problems. Teaching methods specific to environmental and outdoor education are emphasized through a practicum that spans the course. Students complete a course project portfolio that meets expectations for environmental education certification from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education.

Prerequisite: Education 120 and Education 225.

1 unit — Drossman

ED386 Educational Assessment in a Political Context

This course unpacks the many ways administrators, teachers, and students are held accountable for educational outcomes. Grounded in contemporary discourse of high-stakes testing, this course addresses the intersection of educational policies, assessments, and instructional practices. This course is intended for anyone interested in educational policy as well as students interested in becoming classroom teachers. As such, we will examine assessment at multiple levels including school, programmatic, classroom, teacher and student. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 101 and Education 260 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

ED400 Integrating Educational Technology

Helps teacher candidates to integrate and utilize technology to maximize student learning. Teacher candidates must demonstrate competencies according to five standards established by the International Society for Technology Education: 1) Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity; 2) Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments; 3) Model digital age work and learning; 4) Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility; and, 5) Engage in professional growth and leadership. This course must be taken in conjunction with ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum.

Prerequisite: Consent of department or enrolled in the MAT program.

Taber

ED403 Advanced Independent Study

May be taken in specified blocks. Content arranged and consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

1 unit — Valtierra

ED407 Topics and Issues of Special Education in the General Classroom

Students will learn about the history of Special Education, the evolution of the laws regarding Special Education, and the responsibility of the general classroom teacher. Students will learn about various disabilities and their implications in the classroom. This course must be taken during Blocks 1 and 2 and in conjunction with ED478 and ED479.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 unit — Robertson

ED408 Assessment Design and Data-Driven Instruction

This course examines a range of student assessments from teacher-designed tests and writing assignments to the interpretation of information provided by standardized tests. Monitoring student progress and adjusting instruction based on a variety of well-designed assessments are essential skills for all teachers. This course must be taken during Blocks 3 and 4 and in conjunction with ED479. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 unit — Craft

ED415 Educational Interventions

An advanced course for students interested in understanding pedagogical interventions of alternative school programs implemented to mitigate learning in the classroom. The course focuses on the critical examination of in-school and after-school programs that help build the aspirational, navigational, social, cognitive, and linguistic capital critical to the success of the learner. Includes daily fieldwork where students will experience first-hand local programs. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 380, or Education 385.

1 unit

ED418 Colloquium:

(Not offered 2018-19).

.25 unit

ED425 Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education

This course is designed for Education majors and minors interested in exploring the sociopolitical landscape of the Denver Public Schools (DPS). Students will live in Denver and intern for 2 weeks in select district schools that are granted autonomy in governance and/or curriculum. Building on the internship experience, students will unpack 21st century education innovations through a lens of social justice. Additionally, students will explore the DPS school choice system and engage with an array of stakeholders including youth, teachers, parents/caregivers, community members, activists, school leaders, and district and state representatives. Students will synthesize their learning through a culminating team project that will involve sharing research-based recommendations with hosting schools and guest speakers. This is a community-based learning (CBL) course. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 370 or Education 380 or Education 385.

1 unit

ED430 Policy and Politics in American Education

This course examines political issues in American education, past and present, at the local, state, and national levels. Students will analyze policy-driven ‘hot topics’ and seemingly institutionalized issues in schools including zero tolerance, funding, testing, and teacher quality. Time will be spent dissecting major educational policies including No Child Left Behind, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Dream Act. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which educational policies are formulated and to the constituencies and actors involved in the policy process. Emphasis will be placed on how educational policies affect classroom practices and learning outcomes. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 380 or Education 385.

1 unit

ED455 Education Reform in the 21st Century

This course investigates recent efforts to reform schools in the age of accountability. With advances in technology, changes in educational leadership, and the United States’ declining position in global education, our public school system has adopted dozens of methods to close the racial, economic, and subject-based achievement gaps. We will review popular reformists and their methods including Teach for America, KIPP Academies, and Harlem Children’s Zone. In all instances, we will pay close attention to if, how, and for whom these reform efforts are (in)effective.

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 375, Education 380 or Education 385.

1 unit — Whitaker

ED477 Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods

This course is aimed at students interested in teaching in elementary, middle, or high school settings. Building on educational psychology applied to teaching, students develop an understanding of individual learning needs and diverse cultures to ensure the development of an inclusive learning environment. A variety of instructional strategies will be learned to help students develop a deep understanding of cross-curricular disciplinary connections necessary for content literacy development. Multiple methods for assessing and engaging learners will be understood as fundamental in guiding teachers’ and learners’ decision making.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Education 101, Education 260, Education 311. Or Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate.

1 unit — Walter

ED478 Advanced Methods: Inclusive Pedagogies in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction

Building upon prior course work on how people learn, this course will use the specific context of practicum sites to focus students’ application of literacy, planning, teaching and assessment. Teacher candidates will continue to explore developmentally effective approaches for meeting diverse students’ learning needs. Teacher candidates will analyze and develop curriculum and pedagogy that facilitates learning, while examining the relationship of theory to practice. Specific emphasis placed on Universal Design for Learning, Literacies, Common Core, 21st Century Skills, Integration and Culturally Responsive Teaching. Breakout sessions with content specialists for varying levels and disciplines will deepen teacher candidates’ skills in applying theory to practice.

Prerequisite: Education 477 and MAT or Teacher Licensure Candidate.

2 units — Valtierra

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum

Students complete the required teacher candidate practicum under the supervision of department staff and certified Colorado educators in the public schools of Colorado Springs and vicinity. Teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Each teacher candidate attends arranged meetings with his or her college supervisor to discuss teaching experiences.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the education licensure program and completion of EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY TEACHING, EDUCATION: SECONDARY TEACHING, or EDUCATION: K-12 TEACHING major.

3.5 units — Taber

ED490 Thesis Writing

Advanced study of a topic chosen by the student, approved by the department, with student research and writing directed by an individual faculty member. Required of all senior Education majors.

Prerequisite: Education 260, Education 311 and consent of department.

1 unit — Taber, Whitaker

ED495 International Student Teaching

Student teaching abroad, either in international schools or in host country schools. International student teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Advising, ongoing assignments, and debriefing occur at Colorado College. Placements and supervision are arranged in cooperation with established international student teaching programs. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 479 for 2 units.

2 units

ED500 Teacher Scholars

This is a variable title/credit course offered by college faculty. (Not offered 2018-19).

.25 to .5 units

ED508 Internship in International Teaching

Each intern-teacher teaches in either international schools or host-country schools after completing approximately one-half of an internship in Colorado Springs and vicinity. International teaching assignments are adapted to the needs and plans of individual students. Advising, on-going assignments, and debriefing occur at Colorado College. Placements and supervision are arranged in cooperation with established international teaching programs. (Not offered 2018-19).

ED510 Topics in Education:

This is a variable title/credit course offered by college faculty. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate or consent of instructor.

.25 to 1 unit

ED511 Independent Study in Education

This is a variable title/credit course. Graduate students propose an independent reading or project and select an advisor based on the topic.

1 unit

ED540 The Science of Literacy and Linguistics

(Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate or Consent of Instructor.

.75 units

ED541 Introduction to Literacy Intervention

This intensive course focuses on multisensory strategies for reading and spelling. It is designed to enhance teaching abilities for those who work with struggling readers, including those with dyslexia. Teachers will be trained in a specific research-based program for intervention use. Teachers will receive personal support and feedback. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 540.

.75 units

ED542 Literacy Seminar 1

This extended format course consists of three day-long seminars. Students learn more advanced strategies for reading and spelling instruction. Additional curricular demonstrations and sharing of practicum work is part of each seminar.

Prerequisite: Education 541.

.5 unit — Fitzhugh

ED543 Literacy Seminar 2

This extended format course consists of three day-long seminars. Students continue work from Literacy Seminar 1. Additional curricular and sharing of practicum work is part of each seminar.

Prerequisite: Education 542.

.5 unit — Fitzhugh

ED544 Advanced Literacy Intervention

This course advances teaching abilities of learners who struggle with literacy, including dyslexia. The course includes advanced research-based reading instruction and continued training in specific research-based programs for intervention use. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Education 543 and Education 563.

.5 unit

ED545 Administering and Interpreting Academic Assessments

This course provides a comprehensive research-based view of academic assessments. Students become familiar with the characteristics of learning disabilities and coexisting disorders, gain an overview of statistical concepts, and learn the basic theories of assessment. The course includes a practicum experience administering academic assessments. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 544.

.5 unit

ED546 Advanced Literacy Seminar 1

This extended format course consists of three day-long seminars covering advanced topics and focuses on the most advanced layers of the English language, including Latin roots. Additional curricular demonstrations and sharing of practicum work is part of each seminar. Additional relevant topics are presented.

Prerequisite: Education 545.

.5 unit — Fitzhugh

ED547 Advanced Literacy Seminar 2

This extended format course consists of three day-long seminars that continue to focus on the Latin layer of language while introducing the Greek layer of language. Additional curricular demonstrations and sharing of practicum work is part of each seminar. Teachers are expected to make presentations on various reading intervention programs.

Prerequisite: Education 546.

.5 unit — Fitzhugh

ED550 Conducting Literary Research

This class provides graduate students with a logical roadmap, from exploring a topic of interest through literary research methods to developing a research question and organizing and synthesizing gathered information into a defendable argument. Students complete a research prospectus by the end of the course. (Not offered 2018-19).

.5 to 1 unit

ED554 Master's Research

Preliminary and continued work on the candidate’s master’s research in consultation with the candidate’s research advisor. The course may be repeated in subsequent terms

Prerequisite: Master of Arts Teaching Candidate.

.25 unit — Fitzhugh, Taber, Valtierra, Whitaker

ED562 Integrating STEM into the K-12 Classroom

A four-week sequence of daily class experiences for Master of Arts in Teaching Candidates designed to strengthen content knowledge and use of effective instructional pedagogy with K-12 standards and practices of math and science. Candidates in this course are active co-teachers in the Education Department’s summer children’s program. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 553 or Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate.

1.25 units

ED563 Literacy Practicum l

Teachers receive clinical supervision for 4 months during the fall to include a minimum of 50 hours of instruction in the program and responses to two to three observations (submitted by video or in person observation by a certified supervisor).

Prerequisite: Education 541.

1 unit — Fitzhugh

ED564 Literacy Practicum 2

Teachers receive continued clinical supervision for 4 months during the fall to include a minimum of 50 hours of instruction in the program and responses to two to three observations (submitted by video or in person observation by a certified supervisor).

Prerequisite: Education 563.

1 unit — Fitzhugh

ED572 Teacher and Teaching Identities

This course is designed to ensure teacher candidates understand why culturally responsive pedagogy is necessary in U.S. public schools. By taking an intersectional approach to identity development, we will examine how many aspects of students’ identities combine to create learners with unique needs. Though we will discuss identity development in relation to common demographic markers (e.g., economic, racial, linguistic, etc.), the lens will not be on students, but on ourselves. The primary goal of this course is for teacher candidates to recognize their own cultural identity and identify how it affects pedagogical choices and practices, both implicitly and explicitly.

Prerequisite: Open to M.A.T. candidates only.

1 unit — Whitaker

ED573 Advanced Literacy Practicum l

Teachers will receive clinical supervision for 4 months to include a minimum of 100 hours of instruction in program and two to three observations (submitted by video or in person observation by a certified supervisor). Supervision of all clinical teaching hours is included.

Prerequisite: Education 545.

1 unit — Fitzhugh

ED574 Advanced Literacy Practicum 2

Teachers receive continued clinical supervision for 4 months to include a minimum of 100 hours of instruction in program and two to three observations. Supervision of all clinical teaching hours is included.

Prerequisite: Education 573.

1 unit — Fitzhugh

ED578 Advanced Methods: Inclusive Pedagogies in Literacy Curriculum, and Instruction

Teacher candidates will design and deliver comprehensive curriculum and instruction to facilitate optimal learning in their area of licensure. Classroom climate, literacy development, cultural relevance, praxis, assessment, unit design, differentiation and inclusive pedagogies are featured. Candidates will apply emphasized skills to develop their Masters Research prospectus. Requires a half-day practicum. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 477 and Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate.

2 units

ED579 Teacher Candidate Practicum for MATs

Master of Arts in Teaching candidates complete the required teacher candidate practicum under the supervision of department staff and certified Colorado educators in the public schools of Colorado Springs and vicinity. Teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Each teacher candidate attends arranged meetings with his or her college supervisor to discuss teaching experiences. Masters Research is conducted in context of the practicum.

Prerequisite: MAT candidates only enrolled in the licensure program for completion of elementary, secondary, or k-12 teaching licensure requirements.

3.5 units

ED580 School Teaching Fellowship

Full-time teaching in an elementary, secondary or K-12 classroom in Colorado Springs and vicinity. Master of Arts in Teaching Candidates only.

Prerequisite: Education 579. 1 to 4 units.

2 units — Taber

ED585 Specialized Internship in a Community Setting

Internship in a specialized placement with a community partner that matches an MAT candidate’s research or teaching interest. MAT candidates engage in discussions with the community partner throughout the program, and then spend at least four weeks in an internship, applying their education skills in a project-based learning approach.

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

1 unit

ED590 Masters Research Paper

Advanced work on completing the Master’s thesis. Candidates publicly defend their research as part of the overall grade for the class.

Prerequisite: Master of Arts in Teaching Candidates.

.5 unit

ED595 International Student Teaching

Student teaching abroad, either in international schools or in host country schools. International student teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Advising, ongoing assignments, and debriefing occur at Colorado College. Placements and supervision are arranged in cooperation with established international student teaching programs. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: Education 579.

2 units

ED599 Master's Research Defense

This is an extended format class. In seminar style, MAT candidates prepare their action research papers for defense in front of faculty in order to meet requirements for the degree Master of Arts in Teaching. (Not offered 2018-19).

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

.25 unit