EDUG (Education)

EDUG (Education) Course Descriptions

EDUG 501 The Professional Educator
2 hours. Historical foundations, theory, school law and policy, ethics, and an introduction to exceptionalities in the classroom and in the law.

EDUG 502 Structures and Strategies with a SPed and RTI emphasis
3 hours. Structures for teaching and learning, lesson planning, unit construction, instructional methods and strategies, differentiation. SPed emphasis on high incidence disabilities.

EDUG 503 Diverse Populations
3 hours. Issues surrounding race, ethnicity, culture, qualities needed for cultural competency, and inclusion. IEP’s and 504 information will be founded in this course.

EDUG 510 Human Development with developmental psychology and learning theory
3 hours. Human Development with developmental psychology and learning theory. Theoretical and practical aspects of human development-birth through adolescence. Foundations in learning theory and their connections to developmental psychology and learning theory. Foundational knowledge of exceptionalities.

EDUG 521 Action Research for Teachers I
2 hours. Design and implement action research project for the practicum using a variety of methods. Design, teach, assess, and interpret results in an effort to enhance instruction. In 522, students will publish their results in a research symposium.

EDUG 522 Action Research for Teachers II
2 hours. Design and implement action research project for the practicum using a variety of methods. Design, teach, assess, and interpret results in an effort to enhance instruction. Students will publish their results in a research symposium

Authorization and Content-Specific Courses

EDUG 550 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy of Integration: Science, Social Studies, Music and Art
1 hour. Methods for integrating Science, Social Studies, Art and Music into the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom.

EDUG 551 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy in Language Arts
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of language arts curriculum for early childhood and elementary classrooms. The pattern of course topics presented is the nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods. Emphasis will be placed on RTI and Inclusion.

EDUG 552 Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy in Language Arts
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of language arts and social studies curriculum for elementary and mid-level classroom. The pattern of course topics presented is nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods.

EDUG 553 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy in Mathematical Thinking
2 hours. Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy (EC/EL) in Mathematical Thinking (2.0).

EDUG 554 Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy in Mathematical Thinking
2 hours. Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy (EL/MS) in Mathematical Thinking (2.0).

EDUG 555 Content Area Pedagogy
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum for content-specific secondary classrooms. The pattern of course topics presented includes the nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods. Inclusion emphasis.

EDUG 556  Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy of Integration: Science, Social Studies, Music and Art
1 hours. Integration of content areas (Science, Art, Music, Social Studies) into LA and Math content areas.

EDUG 557 Rethinking High School
1 hour. A study that looks intently at knowledge growth in the content area. Course will include an investigation of technological pedagogy in the content area.

EDUG 558 Teaching in the Middle
1 hour. A study of structures, strategies, issues, designs, and possibilities for the organization of middle schools and implementation of curriculum to meet the specific needs of mid-level students. Inclusion emphasis.

EDUG 559 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
1 hour. A study that looks intently at knowledge growth in the content area. Course will include an investigation of technological pedagogy in the content area.

EDUG 560 Foundations of Language and Literacy
2 hours. Foundations in reading, writing and communication development and instruction. Emphasis on assessment, RTI, and SPed emphasis on high incidence disabilities in language development.

EDUG 575 Practicum I: Enrichment Experience
1 hour. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

EDUG 576 Practicum II: Classroom Organization in Practice
3 hours. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

EDUG 577 Practicum III: Classroom Teaching
6 hours. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

EDUG 580 Classroom Management and Behavioral Support
3 hours. Individual and group management strategies, behavior analysis, modifications of environment, preventative strategies, positive behavioral support systems for all students.

EDUG 630 History and Foundations of Literacy Learning
2 hours. Thoughtful classroom practice depends on sound theory. This course examines some current competing theories, looks at the implications of various literacy theories as they impact classroom decision making, and, through reading and discussion, develop a personal understanding of literacy processes. The linguistic framework of reading and its place in the language arts will also be explored.

EDUG 631 Analysis of Reading and Writing Assessments
2 hours. Classroom teachers become acquainted with a wide variety of methods for assessing student progress in reading and writing. Administration and scoring of these tests will be explored. Information about how testing results can facilitate teaching and learning is the goal.

EDUG 632 Advanced Strategies in Literacy Instructions: Assessment and Remediation
2 hours. This course focuses on current methods and materials for reading/literacy instruction. The strategies used by proficient readers will be explored and teaching methods will be modeled and implemented. Methods of assessment and strategies for remediation will also be explored.

EDUG 634 Issues and Application of Literacy Instruction
2 hours. This course focuses on the issues related to public and school-based concerns about literacy learning. The discussion of issues will lead to research-based applications that can be translated into the classroom practice at the elementary, middle, or high school level.

EDUG 638 Organization of Reading Programs
3 hours. The content of this course includes: the organization of reading programs within the context of state and federal regulation and within the structure of the school-wide program; the types of testing used to diagnose and monitor student progress; the methods that can be used to involve parents, paraprofessionals, and volunteers; and the methods available to assess program effectiveness. Observations in a variety of school settings will be organized.

EDUG 670 Applied English Linguistics: Oral and Literacy Focus
3 hours. Examines the fundamental elements, processes, and patterns of oral and written language for the teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Topics include phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, morphology, orthography and writing conventions, syntax, semantics, and discourse analysis. English is the primary focus of the course, with reference to other languages commonly spoken by students in Oregon classrooms.

EDUG 671 Second Language Acquisition and Development
2 hours. Examines various factors, concepts, and theories about first and second language acquisition processes and their interrelationships. The course also focuses on the application of this knowledge in ESOL classes for maximizing ESOL students' language development and academic achievement. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment in EDUG 670.

EDUG 673 Planning and Managing ESOL/Bilingual Curriculum and Instruction
3 hours. Examines strategies for planning, managing, and teaching English as a second language and discipline-focused content to ESOL students. Emphasis is placed on curriculum, teaching, and learning approaches that accommodate a diverse population within the classroom. This course also focuses on strategies for collaborating with educators and community members in order to provide comprehensive, challenging educational opportunities for ESOL students.

EDUG 674 Assessing ESOL/Bilingual Student Learning and Language Proficiency
3 hours. Examines principles, issues, and approaches useful for assessing the English competencies of ESOL students. Emphases are placed on developing appropriate assessment tools for the ESOL classroom and on properly interpreting tests that are used for program placement.

EDUG 680 Trends and Issues: The Online Educator
3 hours. This course examines current issues and developing trends in the field of online learning. Explore methods for building community, and develop an understanding of students groups and structures of content delivery. Emphasis is given to topics of universal design and accessibility.

EDUG 681 Tools for Success in Online Teaching
3 hours. Introduction to the technology tools identified with online teaching. Explore in-depth the tools used effectively in the online learning environment, including learning management systems, discussion forums, online chat and audio, blogs and wikis. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each tool as it relates to student success. Explore the implications of learning style and teaching style.

EDUG 682 Teaching Online in the K-12 Environment
3 hours. Examine learning theory and instructional strategies as it applies in the K-12 online learning environment. Learn how to select instructional materials for various grade levels and content areas. Explore opportunities for differentiated instruction in the online environment and investigate the wide range of online teaching resources.

EDUG 683 Web 2.0 Tools for Education
3 hours. An introduction to the Web 2.0 read/write/collaborate web. Explore well-known and accepted tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, image editing, photosharing, and podcasting, as well as emerging technologies. Examine ways that Web 2.0 provides the opportunity to work collaboratively across the virtual environment developing communication skills and global awareness.

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