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EDUC 125. First Year Seminar. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Issues associated with the successful transition from high school or community college to Cal Poly. Links fostered between student needs and campus resources. Coverage of academic policies and procedures, university study skills, goal setting, career planning, wellness and other topics relevant to student success. Not open to students with credit in UNIV 100. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 lecture, 1 activity. Crosslisted as EDUC/UNIV 125.

EDUC 207. Diverse Student Learning and Development in Educational Settings. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: PSY 201 or PSY 202, or admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program.

Application of theories and research on the development and learning of children and young adolescents within diverse backgrounds and in relation to the teaching-learning process. Observations/interactions with children in school settings. 3 lectures, 1 activity. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Crosslisted as CD/EDUC 207.

EDUC 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

EDUC 300. Historical, Philosophical, and Social Foundations of Public Education. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Historical, philosophical, and social foundations of public education in relation to school curriculum, instruction and dispositions of effective teachers. Structured observation and participation in K-12 public schools with attention to instructional practices for diverse learners. 2 lectures, 1 activity. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance.

EDUC 400. Special Problems for Undergraduates. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter.

EDUC 401. Field Experience Seminar. 3 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: admission to the single subject credential program.

Discussion of contemporary educational issues, classroom practice, and professional dispositions; reflection on beginning fieldwork experiences in the classroom and their connection with educational theory and research. Credit/ No Credit grading only. 3 seminars.

EDUC 405. Social, Historical and Cultural Influences on Latino/a Students in Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Bilingual Authorization Program.

Social, cultural, historical, political, economic, and educational factors and systems in Latin America and the United States that have contributed to and shaped Latino/a individual and group identity. How factors affect individual acculturation in California and the United States and influence how Latino/as experience and participate with schooling in the United States. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance.

EDUC 410. Social, Historical and Ethical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: AGED 350 or EDUC 300 or SCM 300; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Concurrent: EDUC 447 or EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

Inquiry into the social, historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of education with an emphasis on applying educational theory to practice. Prepares Single Subject Credential Program students for classroom teaching. 4 lectures.

EDUC 412. Access to Learning in a Pluralistic Society. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: AGED 350 or EDUC 300 or SCM 300; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Concurrent: EDUC 447.

The role of culture, status, identity, and human development in public school experiences of diverse learners. Organization and management of secondary school classrooms as related to adolescent development and issues of access to learning. 4 lectures.

EDUC 414. Curriculum and Inquiry in Public Schools. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: AGED 350 or EDUC 300 or SCM 300; admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Concurrent: EDUC 447.

Principles, methods and practices of organizing curriculum, instruction, and assessment for secondary school subject areas, with an emphasis on backward design in curriculum development and assessment. Site visits to local schools to allow analysis of planning, instruction, and assessment in secondary school classrooms. 4 lectures.

EDUC 416. Literacy, Language, and Culture in Content Area Classrooms. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or senior standing for Agricultural Education candidates. Concurrent: EDUC 417 or EDUC 447 or EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

Theories and application of literacy learning, assessment and second language acquisition in content classrooms. Observation of classrooms, tutoring English language learners, designing and teaching literacy lessons, planning and implementing assessments across content areas. Recognition of the role of culture in language acquisition. 3 lectures.

EDUC 417. Literacy, Language, and Culture in the Content Area Classroom Fieldwork. 1 unit

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Concurrent: EDUC 416.

Fieldwork in the secondary classroom related to literacy, language and culture for Agriculture Education candidates. Includes 1-3 hours of observation each week. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Credit/No Credit grading. 1 activity.

EDUC 418. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Classrooms. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 412, EDUC 414, and content methods course. Concurrent: EDUC 419 or EDUC 447 or EDUC 469 or EDUC 479.

Differentiated instruction and further theoretical knowledge and skills needed for successful teaching of linguistically and culturally diverse learners, as well as students with special learning needs. PACT assessments embedded in course prepare credential candidates for the teaching event. 3 lectures.

EDUC 419. Culturally Responsive Fieldwork in Diverse Classrooms. 1 unit

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Concurrent: EDUC 418.

Fieldwork in the secondary classroom related culturally responsive teaching in diverse classrooms for Agriculture Education candidates. Includes 1-3 hours of observation each week. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Credit/No Credit grading. 1 activity.

EDUC 423. Bilingual Literacy. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Junior status, Spanish proficiency and/or consent of instructor.

Patterns of classroom organization, application of reading programs, approaches, methods in English and Spanish, and supervised field experiences in elementary classrooms with bilingual students. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Limited to students seeking BCLAD certification.

EDUC 427. Theories, Methods, and Assessment of First and Second Language Acquisition in Schools. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Theories, methods, materials and assessment involved in the instruction of limited English proficient (L.E.P.) students. Bilingual, transitional, and English only programs compared across a historical framework. Emphasis on an integrated language arts approach; theories of language acquisition. 3 seminars, 1 activity. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance.

EDUC 428. Foundations of K-8 Literacy Teaching and Learning in Schools with Diverse Populations. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing.

Introduction of foundational topics in literacy teaching and learning in K-8 schools with diverse populations. Examination of concepts and theories underlying literacy learning and instruction, and relating research-based patterns of reading and writing development to features of the learner and learning environments. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 429. Learning to Teach K-8 Literacy in Schools with Diverse Populations. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program; EDUC 310 or EDUC 427; and EDUC 428. Concurrent: EDUC 431, EDUC 435, EDUC 436, and EDUC 438.

Integration of theory and practice for planning, instruction and assessment in a balanced, comprehensive, research-based K-8 literacy and language arts program to enable children of all abilities and background to read, write, speak, listen and think effectively. 3 seminars.

EDUC 431. Learning to Teach K-8 Social Studies with Diverse Populations. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program. Concurrent: EDUC 429, EDUC 435, EDUC 436 and EDUC 438.

Curriculum instruction and assessment concepts regarding teaching social studies to culturally diverse students in grades K-8, to promote civic competence and the development of elementary students' knowledge and reasoning in the social sciences. 3 seminars.

EDUC 433. Foundations of Bilingual Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Spanish proficiency demonstrated by passing SPAN 202 or equivalent with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor.

History, theories, and practices associated with contemporary bilingual education in California and the U.S. Observation and limited teaching in bilingual classrooms. Approximately one-half of the class taught in Spanish. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 435. Learning to Teach K-8 Mathematics with Diverse Populations. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program. Prerequisite for LS majors: MATH 227, MATH 328, MATH 329 with a C- or better or consent of instructor. Concurrent: EDUC 429, EDUC 431, EDUC 436 and EDUC 438.

Curriculum, instruction, and assessment concepts regarding teaching mathematics for understanding to culturally diverse students in grades K-8, with emphasis on using manipulatives to promote elementary students' development of mathematical knowledge and reasoning. 3 seminars.

EDUC 436. Learning to Teach K-8 Science with Diverse Populations. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program. Prerequisite for LS majors: BIO 211 and PSC 103. Concurrent: EDUC 429, EDUC 431, EDUC 435 and EDUC 438.

Curriculum, instruction, and assessment concepts regarding teaching science for understanding to culturally diverse students in grades K-8, with emphasis on teaching via inquiry to promote the development of scientific knowledge and reasoning. 3 seminars.

EDUC 438. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice I. 4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation (MSTEP) Program. Corequisite: EDUC 429, EDUC 431, EDUC 435, and EDUC 436. Recommended: KINE 250 or KINE 443.

Clinical experiences involving observation; limited lesson planning, instruction, assessment and reflection; growth as a professional educator and participation in school-related activities in K-8 public school classrooms. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Total credit limited to 8 units. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 439. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar I. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation (MSTEP) Program. Corequisite: EDUC 429, EDUC 431, EDUC 435, and EDUC 436.

Discussion of contemporary educational issues and classroom practice; reflection on beginning clinical experiences in elementary education and their connection with educational theory and research. Total credit limited to 4 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. 2 seminars.

EDUC 440. Educating Individuals with Exceptional Needs. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 429, EDUC 431, EDUC 435, EDUC 436, EDUC 438 and EDUC 439.

Characteristics, incidence, and etiology of individuals with exceptional needs. Problems, assessment, and approaches toward accommodating students with exceptional needs in the regular classroom. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 442. Elementary Field Experience in General and/or Special Education. 1-4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Preliminary Special Education Credential Program or the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation (MSTEP) Program.

Public school classroom experiences in general education and/or special education classrooms at the elementary level. Teaching individuals and small groups. Total credit limited to 4 units. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 443. Assessment of Level II Education Specialists. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Level II Special Education Credential Program and completion of all Level II coursework and related activities.

Use of multifaceted assessment process to verify that candidates have met the Level II Performance standards, including portfolio review, coursework competency review, and oral presentation before an assessor panel composed of trained professional practitioners. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 seminar, 1 activity.

EDUC 447. Secondary Field Experience in General and/or Special Education. 1-4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Preliminary Special Education Credential Program or the Single Subject Credential Program.

Public school classroom experiences in general education classrooms and/or special education classrooms at the secondary level. Teaching individuals and small groups. Total credit limited to 4 units. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 449. Special Education Student Teaching. 8 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level I Special Education Credential Program, and completion of all program requirements. Concurrent: EDUC 451.

Participation in public schools as a student teacher in activities representing different roles of special education teachers. Assumption of a teacher's responsibility for individual and small groups. Minimum 4 days per week. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 450. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar. 1 unit

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Corequisite: EDUC 454 or EDUC 456.

Tasks, timelines, evaluation rubrics, and academic writing in relation to the Teaching Performance Assessments that are required for teacher credentialing in California. Total credit limited to 2 units. Credit/No Credit grading. 1 seminar.

EDUC 451. Special Education Student Teaching Seminar. 4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level I Special Education Credential Program; completion of program requirements for the Level I Special Education Program. Concurrent: EDUC 449.

Educational issues and research, development and assessment of teaching portfolio, completion of materials for a job search, and beginning the first year as a special educator. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 454. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice II. 8 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Acceptance in STEP II or STEP B of the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Concurrent: EDUC 455.

Clinical experiences involving planning, instruction, assessment and reflection; growth as a professional and related activities in K-8 public school classrooms. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 455. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar II. 3 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Acceptance into STEP II or STEP B of the Multiple Subject Teacher Preparation Program. Concurrent: EDUC 454.

Discussion of contemporary educational issues, state education policies and expectations for effective classroom practice; reflection on clinical experiences in elementary education and their connection with educational theory research. Participation in public schools requires mandated fingerprint clearance. Credit/No Credit grading. 3 seminars.

EDUC 456. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice III. 12 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 454 and EDUC 455. Concurrent: EDUC 457.

Advanced clinical experiences involving planning, instruction, assessment and reflection; growth as a professional and related activities in K-8 public school classrooms. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 457. Multiple Subject Clinical Practice Seminar III. 3 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 454 and EDUC 455. Concurrent: EDUC 456.

Discussion of contemporary educational issues, national education policies and expectations for effective classroom practice; reflection on advanced clinical experiences in elementary education and their connection with educational theory and research. Credit/No Credit grading. 3 seminars.

EDUC 469. Part-Time Student Teaching. 8 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of courses and requirements to begin student teaching and approval of campus screening committee for credential candidates. Concurrent: EDUC 416, EDUC 418, content seminar (except AGED).

Part-time assignment in a classroom (Single Subject only). Includes teaching activities under the direction of a selected cooperating teacher in consultation with a university supervisor. Assignment consists of an entire morning in the classroom (or the equivalent) for one quarter. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Class schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

EDUC 471. Selected Advanced Laboratory. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1-4 laboratories.

EDUC 479. Student Teaching. 12 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Completion of all courses and requirements prerequisite to full-time student teaching and approval by campus screening committee for credential candidates.

Full-time assignment in a classroom (Single Subject only). Includes teaching activities under the direction of a selected cooperating teacher in consultation with a university supervisor. Assignment consists of an entire teaching day in the school for one quarter. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 480. Computer Based Curriculum. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Computer assisted instruction and computer based technology. Lesson planning and integration of technology into the K-12 curriculum. Familiarization with available educational courseware and software. Emphasis on classroom application. 1 seminar, 1 activity.

EDUC 500. Individual Study. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: F,W,SP,SU

Prerequisite: Consent of department head, graduate major advisor, and supervising faculty member.

Advanced study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the department faculty. Open only to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition. Total credit limited to 8 units.

EDUC 502. Advancing Pedagogical Practices with Technology. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Examination of technology-supported instruction with special focus on the use of technology to enable constructivist learning experiences for K-12 students. A survey of advanced technologies including Web-based tools, apps, digital story telling, and media production. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 508. Digital Moviemaking for K-12 Educators. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: EDUC 481 or EDUC 507 or consent of instructor.

Digital moviemaking as the centerpiece of constructivist learning projects in K-12 classrooms. Project-based. Tools and skills for digital moviemaking. Designing constructivist lessons that require K-12 students to make their own movies. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 510. Education Finance and Resource Allocation. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Financing public schools in America: historical and current sources and types of funding. District level and site level funding and budgeting including priorities and purchasing procedures. Financial implications of personnel contracts and obligations. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 511. Educational Law and Governance. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Legal aspects of school administration including unions, collective bargaining, and contract administration. Governing roles of federal, state, and local agencies including boards and district administrators. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 512. Education Organization and Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Principles of organization, management, and leadership and their relationship to educational effectiveness and productivity. Activity experience in the application of management theory in schools. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 513. Education Planning and Decision Making. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Concepts of planning and decision making in educational administration that utilize a wide range of data gathering and analysis procedures. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 514. School Site Administration. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Principles and practices of effective building level administration in multicultural/multilingual environment. 4 seminars.

EDUC 515. Educational Program Management and Evaluation. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Supervision, management, and evaluation of educational curriculum and educational programs. Current trends in program management including mapping, monitoring, alignment. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 516. Educational Personnel Supervision and Evaluation. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Principles and processes for the supervision and evaluation of certificated and classified staff including legal, research, and professional considerations. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 518. Administrative Services Fieldwork. 3 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Admittance to the Administrative Services Credential program and consent of instructor.

Supervised fieldwork in school administration for supervision at the elementary and secondary level. Assignments must encompass three of the four academic quarters and must involve some multicultural experience. Total credit limited to 18 units, only 9 of which may be applied toward master's degree. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 519. Professional e-Portfolios for Educational Leaders. 1 unit

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Educational Leadership and Administration Program (ELAP).

Demonstration of exemplars of professional practice keyed to standards for the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential. Class meets two (2) times per quarter. Faculty meet individually with students as to address portfolio development on a case-by-case basis. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1 activity.

EDUC 521. Literacy Across the Curriculum. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Supporting students' literacy development across school subjects -- English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies -- through an integrated instructional approach focusing on critical literacy as meaning-making, accommodating diverse students including English language learners and students with special needs. 4 seminars.

EDUC 522. Advanced Classroom Pedagogy. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Principles of authentic pedagogy and development of a classroom learning community. Examination of the role of classroom culture and advanced instructional strategies to foster conceptual development and disciplinary ways of knowing in diverse classrooms. 4 seminars.

EDUC 523. Integrative Approaches to Curriculum. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Perspectives, principles and practices for designing curriculum to foster authentic instruction using integrative approaches. Emphasis on designing for the development of multiple literacies. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 528. Advanced Classroom Pedagogy in English Language Arts. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

The relationship between theory, research and practice in English Language Arts. Emphasis is on reading processes and principles and advanced teaching practices for the English Language Arts with attention to working with diverse students including English language learners and students with special needs. 4 seminars.

EDUC 532. Advanced Field Experiences in Education. 2-6 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, completion of a basic teaching or administrative credential.

Advanced field experience and practical application of specialization emphasis for general and special education teachers, school administrators and school support personnel. Total credit limited to 12 units for specialist credentials. Total credit limited to 6 units for the master's degree. Credit/No Credit grading only.

EDUC 535. Advanced Classroom Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Standards-based principles and advanced pedagogical practices for elementary mathematics instruction in diverse classroom settings. 4 seminars.

EDUC 536. Advanced Classroom Pedagogy in Elementary Science Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Perspectives, principles and advanced practices for instruction geared to the Next Generation Science Standards at the elementary level. Emphasis on strategies to support elementary students in substantive conversation in a learning community and higher-order thinking and activity common to the practice of science/engineering. 4 seminars.

EDUC 542. Administration of Special Programs and Services. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Principles and practices of organizing and administering special education, reading, counseling, and other support programs. Assessment and placement procedures, middle management's role, overview of specially funded programs, historical precedents and future trends. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 543. Advanced Studies in Assessment, Behavioral Support, Curriculum for Transition in Special Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Level II Special Education Credential Program, EDUC 441.

Advancement of Level II candidate's knowledge and skills in assessment driven decision making for pupils with disabilities, supporting pupils with serious emotional or behavioral problems, and preparing pupils with disabilities, including English Language Learners, for major life cycle school transitions. Analyzing assessment data to determine how to modify academic instruction, provide behavioral support, social skills training, career and vocational preparation. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 544. Advanced Collaboration and Consultation for Teachers of Students with Special Needs. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Admission into the Level I Special Education Credential Program and master's degree program in education.

Advanced studies and skills in educational consultation. Emphasis on the collaborative and consultative role of the special educator with a wide range of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds including school personnel, parents, outside agencies, and paraprofessionals. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 545. Characteristics and Instruction of Pupils with Mild/Moderate Disabilities. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Admission into the Level I Special Education Credential Program and master's degree program in education.

Advanced studies and skills in educational consultation. Emphasis on the collaborative and consultative role of the special educator with a wide range of individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds including school personnel, parents, outside agencies, and paraprofessionals. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 546. Reading and Language Arts Instruction in Special Education. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission into the Level I Special Education Credential Program and master's degree program in education.

Overview of principles of reading instruction, elements of the language arts program including literature-based reading, content area reading, and the role of phonics, emergent literacy, and diagnosis of reading problems for special education teachers. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 547. Advanced Curricular and Instructional Adaptations for Students with Special Needs. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level II Special Education Credential Program and EDUC 441.

Advanced studies and skills in adaptation and modification of curriculum and instructional techniques to meet the needs of students with special needs. Educational implications of current learning theories as applied to individuals with special needs. Development and application of a remedial therapy with appropriate individual(s). Development of instruction based on the adopted instructional program for English Language Development. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 548. Advanced Collaboration and Instructional Techniques for Education Specialists. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Admission into the Professional Level II Special Education Credential Program, EDUC 441.

Advanced studies in assessment, adaptation and modification of curriculum, and instructional techniques for teachers of pupils with disabilities. Emphasis on the collaborative, consultative, and management roles of the special educator, focus on interactions with school staff, parents, and outside agencies. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 550. Assessment Strategies for Special Education. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level I Special Education Credential Program and MA in Education, EDUC 440, EDUC 446.

Using norm referenced, criterion referenced, and curriculum based testing for assessing academic, behavioral, and physical status of individuals with exceptional needs, including English language learners, for referral purposes. Instructional and evaluation decisions regarding exceptional students in school settings. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 552. Support and Transition Strategies in Special Education. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level I Special Education Credential Program and MA in Education, EDUC 440, EDUC 446.

Basic guidance techniques for teachers working with exceptional individuals and their families. Career selection, preparation, and counseling. Transition from school to work, and community resource utilization. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 553. Current Issues, Emerging Research and Practices in Special Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Admission to Level I Special Education Credential Program or masters degree program.

Consideration of assumptions and techniques of educational research regarding the educational, personal, social and vocational difficulties affecting the development of individuals with exceptional needs; emphasizing their applicability to general and specific educational programs. 4 seminars.

EDUC 554. Behavior Disorders and Positive Behavior Support Strategies. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Acceptance into Level I Special Education Credential Program and MA in Education, EDUC 440, EDUC 446.

Assessment of students whose behavior impedes either their own learning or the learning of other students. Strategies for facilitating proactive educational, environmental and social-emotional techniques for supporting students with challenging behavior. 3 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 555. Introduction to the Counseling Profession. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education program.

Overview of the counseling profession, history, philosophy, theory and ethics. Required activity. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 556. Multicultural Counseling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education program.

Initiation of critical analysis of personal beliefs and attitudes regarding counseling in a diverse society. Focus on a variety of approaches to explore the beliefs and attitudes of the student in counseling settings, and examination of strategies considered effective in working with diverse populations. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 557. Career Counseling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education program.

Focus on the study and application of career development theories in career counseling. Utilizing appraisal instruments, community referral resources, occupational information, computerized retrieval systems, and personal and social data and required activities. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 560. Counseling Theories. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: EDUC 555 and admission to MA Education program.

Theories and practice of counseling with special emphasis on the counseling process. Emphasis of conditions of counseling, counseling techniques, counseling diverse populations and the counselor as a professional helper. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 561. Group Counseling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: EDUC 555, EDUC 560 or consent of instructor.

Theory and practice of group counseling, client selection, group structure, process and termination, and application of theories to specific developmental groups. Communication and facilitation skills emphasized with relevant ethics and law. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 562. Student Development - Higher Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education program.

Exploration of the roles and competencies of the student development specialist in higher education. Review of relevant developmental theory with emphasis on practical implementation. Explore current issues and trends in higher education, and organizational framework. 4 seminars.

EDUC 564. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education Program.

Consideration of legal, ethical, cultural and related professional issues as they affect the practice of counseling. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 565. Counseling Measurement and Assessment. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education Program, Counseling and Guidance Specialization.

Training and evaluation in the utilization of tests, scales, measures, and other instruments with K-12, and college-age students. An understanding of culturally appropriate tests and measures, collaboration with school personnel, parents, and students in the review and interpretation of test scores and measures. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 566. Leadership and Consultation in Counseling. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education Program.

Development of skills in planning, organizing, coordinating, and delivering programs that generate systemic change through establishing collaboration within schools, communities and other stakeholders. Emphasis on social action and its role in the counseling profession. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 568. Individual Counseling Techniques. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: Admission to MA Education Program, Counseling and Guidance Specialization.

Theory and practice of individual counseling, process and termination, and application of theories to specific developmental issues working with K-12 students. Communication and facilitation skills emphasized, working with diverse populations and following legal and ethical guidelines. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 570. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for graduate students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1-4 lectures.

EDUC 573. Field Experience, Counseling. 1-12 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 555, EDUC 560 and Advancement to Candidacy.

Practical application of guidance services and counseling in public schools, colleges and community settings. Seminars with university staff included. Total credit limited to 24 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. Maximum of 12 units may be applied toward MA Education.

EDUC 581. Graduate Seminar in Education. 1-3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Contemporary problems in education. Trends, developments, and issues. Total credit limited to 9 units.

EDUC 586. Introduction to Inquiry in Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: Admission to School of Education master's program.

Introduction to professional literature search techniques and to professional organizations as a basis for educational inquiry. Explanation of social construction of knowledge, and the philosophical basis of quantitative and qualitative research. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 587. Educational Foundations and Current Issues. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Historical, organizational, legal and philosophical characteristics of American education. Emphasis on the analysis of contemporary issues focusing on these characteristics. 4 seminars.

EDUC 588. Education, Culture, and Learning. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Cultural characteristics of educational institutions and practice. Review of theory and research relating to the social and organizational context in which learning and teaching takes place. 4 seminars.

EDUC 589. Educational Research Methods. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: EDUC 586.

Introduction to research methodologies, application of inferential and descriptive statistics, critical analysis of research designs and data collection techniques. 3 seminars, 1 activity.

EDUC 590. Research Application in Education. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP, SU

Prerequisite: EDUC 589.

Application of social science research techniques to problems in education and human services. Capstone experience for the School of Education master's inquiry course sequence. Completion of an inquiry project required. 2 seminars, 2 activities.

EDUC 599. Thesis or Project. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of graduate committee and supervising faculty member(s).

Completion of a thesis or project pertinent to the field of education. Student must register for each quarter of advisement. Total credit limited to 6 units.