EDUC-4811 (3-4) Teaching and Learning Biology

Provides an introduction to recent research into student learning on the conceptual foundations of modern biology, together with pedagogical methods associated with effective instruction and its evaluation. Students will be involved in active research into conceptual and practical issues involved in biology education, methods to discover student preconceptions, and the design, testing and evaluation of various instructional interventions. Same as MCDB 4811 and EDUC 6811.

EDUC-4822 (3) Teaching and Learning Chemistry

Explores issues related to how people learn and teach chemistry. Reviews high school and early college chemistry concepts both from the content and pedagogical perspectives. Delves into the chemistry education research, education, psychology, and cognitive science literature. Provides an opportunity to observe and/or teach K-12 or college chemistry classes.

EDUC-4831 (3) Advanced Peer Education

Second semester of an academic year's training for students interested in peer counseling. Expand upon what you learned in ARSC 2274. Focus on presentations, leadership, and group facilitation. Basic group leadership, facilitation theory, and technique taught. Co-create and co-lead your own small groups/presentations for other CU students. Offered only spring semesters. Prereq., ARSC 2274 or instructor consent.

EDUC-4910 (3) Peer Counseling Practicum (previously EDUC 4830, 4840)

Controlled enrollment. Repeatable for degree credit. Credit given for peer counseling activities. Students are selected to participate in this class and act as peer counselors or TAs for the peer counseling training.

EDUC-5005 (3) Advanced Social Foundations of Education

Critically examines the intellectual and political forces that shape the aims, policies, and practices of K-12 education in the United States, emphasizing the period following the Brown v. The Board of Education decision in 1954. Restricted to students admitted to the secondary MA+ program. Prerequisites: Restricted to EDCI, ICCE, ICCH, ICCM or ICCS majors only.

GRTE-5010 (1-5) Graduate Humanities for Teachers

Addresses special topics in arts and humanities with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding of content and enhancing teacher's practice in teaching this content.

EDUC-5015 (3) International / Comparative Education

Comparatively studies education in other countries, emphasizingits rolein developing nations, with an emphasis on successful modelsin basic literacy, primary education, secondary curriculum, andteacher education.Analyzes political, social, and economic policies and ideologies for their relevance to the development process, including the role of international organizations: World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO, Peace Corps and Volunteer Agencies. Same as EDUC 4015.

GRTE-5020 (1-5) Graduate Mathematics for Teachers

Addresses special topics in mathematics with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding of content and enhancing teacher's practice in teaching this content.

GRTE-5030 (1-5) Graduate Natural Sciences for Teachers

Addresses special topics in natural sciences with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding of content and enhancing teacher's practice in teaching this content.

EDUC-5035 (3) Proseminar: Parent and Community Involvement

Focuses on models and strategies for improving parent and community involvement in the schools. Discusses administrative concerns, such as parent advisory councils, and instructional concerns, such as helping children with school assignments.

GRTE-5040 (1-5) Graduate Social Sciences for Teachers

Addresses special topics in social sciences with an emphasis on building conceptual understanding of content and enhancing teacher's practice in teaching this content.

EDUC-5060 (3) Classroom Interactions

Same as EDUC 4060. Prerequisites: Restricted to Inst & Curr + Sec Math Licn (ICCM), Inst & Curr and Sec Sci Licn (ICCS) or Educ-Curriculum & Instruction (EDCI) majors only.

EDUC-5065 (3) Curriculum Theories

Examines four central curricular traditions: progressive; conservative; radical; and spiritual. Highlights the strengths and weaknesses of various writers within each tradition with attention paid to the conceptual features and the practical implications of each educational view. Encourages students to examine their own educational assumptions.

EDUC-5070 (3) Spirituality and Religion in Education

Examines features of religion, spirituality, and a liberal arts education, so as to further understand the constitutional, historical and cultural constraints on, and acceptable approaches to the study of religion and spirituality in American education. Specifically explores aspects of a contemplative orientation and the degree to which such an orientation should/can be pursued in K-12 public and higher education. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-5075 (3) Sociology in Education

In-depth analysis of theories and concepts in sociology and education. Evolution of curriculum, organization, and enrollment characteristics of American schools. Schooling, class, culture, gender, stratification, and educational reform in light of paradigmatic change in theories and concepts of sociology.

EDUC-5085 (3) History of American Education

Highlights social and intellectual history perspectives of American educational history, major reform movements from the 19th century to Dewey, and assessment of how differences of race, class, ethnicity, religion, power, and gender affected American education. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-5095 (3) Teachers as Researchers

Examines questions central to K-12 curriculum and instruction. Focuses on developing research projectsapplicable to current classroom practice, writing proposals for curriculum investigations, conducting specific curriculum investigations, and writing research findings.

EDUC-5105 (3) Teaching for Understanding and Equity

Addresses perspectives and evidence-based teaching practices that promote equity and access to conceptual understanding. Introduces the knowledge base on effective teaching practices, and the theories and research that support these practices. Explores the impact of theory and research on classroom instruction.

EDUC-5115 (3) Issues in School Change and Reform

Examines recent developments in teaching, and trends in the philosophy and practice of education. Focuses special attention on a variety of issues central to school reform.

EDUC-5135 (3) Story and Memoir

Examines the questions of "who I am", "where I come from", "what I might become" and "what I am called to do" in order to remember as well as make sense of our lives. Introduces and discusses narrative theory and selected memoirs. Students engage in reflection on their own narrative, and evaluate their practical and analytic understanding of narrative practice. EDUC 4135 and 5135 are the same course. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-5145 (3) Gender, Literacy, and the K-12 Classroom

Explores and critiques various conceptions of gender within popular and scholarly publications that have influenced how gender is approached in literacy classrooms. Builds a theoretical stance toward gender that supports equity, engagement and achievement for all children. Discusses teaching strategies that thoughtfully take into account gender identities and equity.

EDUC-5165 (3) Children's Literature

Involves reading and evaluation of picture books, and emphasizes children's interests, authors and illustrators, multicultural literature, the components of narrative, and the features of illustrations. Examines connections between children's literature and children's development as writers.

EDUC-5205 (3) Elementary Mathematics Theory and Methods

Provides pre-service teachers opportunities to explore contemporary theories of learning, curriculum development, and pedagogical strategies pertaining to teaching elementary-level mathematics. Blends exploration in mathematical content with understanding of mathematics teaching strategies. Coreqs., EDUC 4351 and 5215. Restricted to elementary teacher education students. Prerequisites: Restricted to Elementary Education (EDEL) majors only.