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Education, General Professional (EDUC)

600. Teaching in a Democracy (3). This course provides a survey of the social, legal and philosophical foundations of American education.

601. Psychology Applied to Teaching (3). An integrated study of development, learning and motivation with emphasis on childhood and adolescence in the school setting and individual differences such as gender, cultural background and socioeconomic status.

602. Technology for the 21st-Century Classroom (2:0-2).  An introductory technology course required for MAT students. This course addresses the use of technology to: 1) acquire information; 2) develop communication skills; 3) develop subject area strategies for technology usage; 4) promote decision-making and problem-solving; and 5) address the needs of diverse learners.
Notes: Lab fee: $15.

604. Educational Psychology and Assessment (3). An integrated study of development, learning, motivation and assessment with emphases on early childhood in the school setting, observational assessment, and individual differences such as gender, cultural background, and socioeconomic status. Introduces key assessment issues and topics, including the meaning of testing and assessment, cautions about using measurement techniques with young children, developmental screening, readiness testing, developmental assessment and performance assessment.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MAT in Early Childhood Education.  Notes: This course cannot be taken for S/U credit. Offered in spring.

605. Educational Assessment (3). An introductory course in the assessment and research procedures commonly used in the field of education.

610. Effective Teaching Practices for Exceptional and Diverse Learners (3). This course is designed to provide master's level students with characteristics and instructional needs of and research-based teaching practices for both exceptional and diverse learners. In addition, students will investigate appropriate methods for designing and accommodating the instructional environment and curricula, including the use of technology. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer.

640. Educational Research, Design and Analysis (3). A core course for graduate educators in the principles, methods and procedures of educational research, design and analysis. The development of a proposal outlining a study, project or practicum is required.

641. Tools of the Educational Technologist (3). This course serves as a survey of the field of Educational Technology. Particular focus is paid to the vocational opportunities for
Educational Technologists and the technology tools and software applications used in Educational Technology. Notes: Lab fee: $15.

643. Education Technology Planning and Evaluation (3).This course focuses on planning and evaluating small scale and large scale educational technology projects.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 641 or permission of the instructor.

644. Strategies for Effective Application of Assistive Technology to Promote Learning (3). The goal of this course is to prepare teachers who can use technology skills and applications in general education classrooms as well as unique settings to meet the needs of diverse learners, including those with disabilities, who are ESOL, and are at-risk for school failure. Note: Offered in fall and summer.

650. Teaching and Learning with the Internet (3). This course prepares in-service teachers to plan, implement and evaluate Internet-based learning activities in the classroom. Content includes web site evaluation, social, ethical and legal issues regarding Internet use in P-12 settings, curriculum integration of Internet activities aligned with P-12 standards and web site development. Notes: Cannot be taken for S/U credit.

651. Connecting Curriculum and Technology (3). The goal of this course is to help participants recognize the relationship between theory, design, technology and instruction. Educational leaders must apply their knowledge of pedagogy, design, learning theory, technology and assessment techniques in order to address the needs of all learners. In this course participants will have an opportunity to design and implement planned lessons in their classrooms. Notes: Lab fee: $15. Cannot be taken for S/U credit.

655 659. Problems in Educational Practice (1) (2) (3).Designed to assist school personnel in the identification, analysis and planning of strategies to overcome specific problems related to educational practices in the school. Inclusion of this course in a program of study requires the approval of the program area committee. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.

660. Effective Teaching and Management Strategies (3). This course includes content central to students seeking initial licensure through the MAT program. Focus is on planning, instruction, classroom management, curriculum, and assessment of student progress/learning. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 600, 601, 605 and 610. Notes: Offered in summer and fall semesters.

670. Schooling in American Society (3). A course for teachers, administrators, counselors and other school personnel that focuses on key issues related to teaching and leading in a democracy. Students explore the social, historical, legal and philosophical foundations of American education and how these foundations affect contemporary schools.

681. Advanced Educational Psychology (3). An advanced psychological foundations course that examines contemporary research, issues, and trends and their application to effective leadership, critical inquiry, and stewardship in educational professions. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer

690. School Internship (8:0-8). A full semester, field-based student internship in area schools. Teaching assignments will be appropriate to licensure area. Supervision and
evaluation of the internship will be provided by Winthrop faculty and public school mentor teacher(s). Prerequisite(s): Completion of all MAT admission and core course requirements except EDUC 695. Corequisite(s): EDUC 695.Notes: Offered in fall and spring. A grade of S or U is recorded.

695. Capstone (1). The course will allow students to explore and reflect upon current issues in education while enrolled in the school internship semester.
Primary focus will be on completion and presentation of a professional portfolio and other outcome-based assessments. Prerequisite(s): Full admission to the MAT program; completion of all core courses except EDUC 690.Corequisites(s): EDUC 690.Notes: Offered in fall and spring.

699. Advanced Field Experiences (3). Preparation and implementation of a field project in the student’s area of emphasis.Prerequisite(s): EDUC 640, permission of instructor and advisor. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. 

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