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Graduate Catalog 2012-13
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Graduate Degree Programs
EDTC: Educational Technology
5010. Computers in Education (3)
Application of computers in education. Operation of microcomputers and selection, evaluation, and application of educational software.
6010. Introduction to Instructional Technology (3)
Historical background, theories, instructional design and development, deliverers of instruction, current issues, and trends.
6020. Principles of Instructional Design (3)
Systematic process for design of instruction. Task analysis and task analysis diagrams, learner and context analysis, and development of instructional strategies.
6025. Analysis and Evaluation in Instructional Technology (3)
P: EDTC 6020. Introduces development of instructional analyses, strategies, and formative evaluation methods. Practical experiences in traditional and alternative instructional development and evaluation techniques.
6030. Authoring Systems for Instructional Product Development (3)
Use of authoring systems for design, development, and testing of instructional course ware.
6035. Integrating Technology into the English/Language Arts, Social Studies, and Information Skills Curriculum (3)
Open to other graduate education majors. In-depth study of NC K-12 computer skills curriculum. Emphasis on development of strategies, materials, and staff development to integrate technology into English/language arts, social studies, and information skills curricula.
6037. Integrating Technology into the Math, Science, and Healthful Living Curriculums (3)
Open to other graduate education majors. In-depth study of NC K-12 computer skills curriculum. Emphasis on developing strategies, materials, and staff development to integrate technology into math, science, and health curricula.
6040. Multimedia Instructional Product Development (3)
P: EDTC 6010, 6025. Process of instructional product development using multimedia technologies. Develops multimedia instructional modules.
6045. Human-Computer Interface Design (3) Same as LIBS 6045
P: Basic computer knowledge. Design and evaluate human-computer interfaces for information and instructional products. Applies human-computer interface principles and user-centered design perspective to project development.
6050. The Internet: Organization, Design, and Resource Discovery (3)
Organization and design of Internet. Emphasis on tools available for discovering useful resources for instructional and other purposes.
6060. Using the World Wide Web for Research (3)
Identifies and evaluates resources for research available on World Wide Web. Examines issues such as search strategies, copyright, and censorship.
6070. Digital Literacy for 21st Century Classrooms (3)
Prepare educators in the use of information communication and technology (ICT) literacy skills.
6110. Media Literacy (3)
Critical examination of mass media in terms of implicit and explicit messages. Strategies and activities to develop cognitive and viewing skills necessary for effective evaluation of media.
6125. Performance Technology: Principles and Strategies (3)
P: EDTC 6020. Interrelationship of computer technology with instructional technology and its application to corporate training.
6130. Development of Video Instruction (3)
Design and development of desktop video for instructional applications. Integration of digital video with other media for instruction. Analog video production and principles of instructional television.
6135. Instructional Graphics for Educational Media (3)
Design and production of graphic and visual elements for instructional applications. Covers electronic and print-based static and interactive media.
6139. Selection and Integration of Multimedia for PreK-12 Schools (3)
Methods and materials for selecting and using a variety of multimedia formats in PreK-12 classrooms.
6149. Planning and Administration of School Technology Programs (3)
Theory and principles of planning and administering school technology programs.
6230. Local Area Networks in Instructional Settings (3)
Planning, designing, implementing, and managing local area networks in instructional settings.
6240. Virtual Reality: Principles and Applications (3) Same as LIBS 6240
Basic principles of virtual reality. Emphasis on applications in education and other fields. Students select special projects according to their interests and build virtual environment.
6242. Building and Using Graphics-Based Virtual Environments for Education (3) Same as LIBS 6242
P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Graphics-based environment design, building, application, and evaluation for education.
6244. Building and Using Text-Based Virtual Reality Environments for Education (3) Same as LIBS 6244
P: EDTC 6240 or LIBS 6240 or consent of chair. Text-based environment design, building, applications, and evaluation for education.
6300. Introduction to Distance Learning (3)
Internet connectivity required. Distance learning from administrative and program development standpoint.
6848. Seminar on Virtual Reality and Education (3) Same as LIBS 6848
P: EDTC 6242 or LIBS 6242; EDTC 6244 or LIBS 6244; or consent of chair. Explores problems and issues affecting building, use, and evaluation of virtual reality environments in educational settings.
6900. Electronic Portfolio Development (3) Same as LIBS 6900
Practical application of theory, assessment, and reflection addressing state and national standards in professional electronic portfolios.
6901, 6902, 6903, 6904. Selected Topics in Instructional Technology (1-4)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic for a given course number. Variety of newly developed and special courses.
6981, 6982, 6983. Directed Independent Study (1-3)
For intermediate or advanced student. P: Minimum of 15 s.h. of credit in MAEd program; consent of chair. Study of topic not otherwise offered in curriculum or pursuit of topic beyond or in greater depth than is possible within context of regular course.
6991. Capstone Project in Instructional Technology (3)
P: EDTC 6010, 6025, 6030, 6135, 7030; or permission from MS in instructional technology program coordinator. Initiation, development and completion of a capstone project.
6992. Technology Specialists as Teacher Leaders in K-12 School Systems (3)
P: EDTC 6010, 6020; EDTC 6035 or 6073; EDTC 6139, 6149. Applies current research in the development of technology specialists as instructional leaders in K-12 schools.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7010. Supervision of School Media and Technology Programs (3) Same as LIBS 7010
P: Consent of MAEd program director. Principles and practices of supervision of media and technology programs for school district and/or region.
7030. Web Teaching: Design and Development (3) Formerly EDTC 7320
Principles of Internet (web-based) instruction, including instructional design components, and designing web pages for delivery of instruction.
7035. Designing K-12 Professional Development for Delivery in Online and Blended Learning Environments (3)
Practical application of instructional strategies and delivery methods.
7040. Instructional Strategies for Distance Learning (3) Formerly EDTC 7310
Principles and theories of distance learning, including design, delivery, and evaluation.
7120. Learning Theories for Instructional Development (3) Formerly EDTC 6120
Advanced examination of learning theories that affect development of instruction.
7125. Training Systems Engineering (3)
Explores issues associated with building the training systems and subsystems necessary for training and sustaining human performance. Topics include performance analysis and needs assessing, life cycle training concerns, training development, training devices and strategies for use, cost and performance analysis, and technology used in training delivery.
7220. Instructional Systems Analysis (3)
Advanced examination of instructional systems analysis. Includes conducting needs analysis, performance analysis, task analysis, learner analysis, and environmental analysis in preparation for instructional design.
7330. Management of Distance Education (3)
Introduces management of distance education programs, covering online course management, strategic planning, faculty development and support services, student services, issues, and future trends.
7400. Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Technology (3)
P: Admission to doctoral program. Advanced seminar focusing on theory, research, models, delivery, and current issues of instructional technology in schools, higher education, and training.
7901, 7902, 7303. Selected Topics in Instructional Technology (1,2,3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. with change of topic. P: Consent of chair. Variety of newly developed and special courses.
7981, 7982, 7983. Directed Independent Study (1,2,3)
For advanced or doctoral student. P: Consent of chair. Topics not otherwise offered or offered in greater depth than in the context of a regular course.
8020. Doctoral Seminar in Models and Theories of Instructional Development (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of established and emerging models of instructional design and development. Includes descriptive and prescriptive theories of instructional development.
8025. Doctoral Seminar in Educational Evaluation (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of established and emerging methods of educational evaluation. Includes both program evaluation and product evaluation with emphasis on technology programs and products.
8120. Doctoral Seminar in Foundations of Instructional Systems (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced study of theoretical foundations of instructional systems.
8130. Doctoral Seminar in Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced seminar in diffusion and adoption of innovations, including models of change, research-based practice, adaptation due to contextual constraints, and challenges particular to adoption of technology.
8140. Doctoral Seminar in Instructional Development for Higher Education (3)
P: Admission to EdD in educational leadership or consent of instructor. Advanced seminar on instructional development as it relates to organization and faculty development, and instructional change within higher education settings.
EDTC Banked Courses
6140. Planning for Technology (3)
MATE: Mathematics Education
5251. Modern Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3) Formerly MATH 5251
Not open to undergraduate or graduate mathematics majors or minors. A teacher taking this course would receive certificate renewal credit and/or 3 s.h. of graduate elective credit in elementary education. P for undergraduate students: MATE 3223 or consent of instructor; P for graduate students: MATE 2129; MATH 2127; 3219 or 3221; or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Numeration systems and real numbers from axiomatic approach. Topics in geometry, algebra, probability theory, and number theory. Emphasis on relationship between these topics and school mathematics.
5263, 5264. Modern Mathematics for Junior High School Teachers I, II (3,3) Formerly MATH 5263, 5264
May not count toward MATH or CSCI major or minor. P for 5263: Consent of instructor; P for 5264: MATH 5263 or consent of instructor. Set theory, mathematical systems and proofs, number systems, elementary number theory, applications of mathematics in business, science, and other areas. Basic concepts of geometry, algebra, probability, and statistics.
5265, 5266. Microcomputers in Secondary Education (3,0) Formerly MATH 5265, 5266
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. May not count toward a MATH or CSCI major or minor. P: MATE 3166 or MATH 1075 or 1085; consent of instructor. Operation and programming of microcomputers in secondary school system.
5267, 5268. LOGO: A Computer Language for Educators (3,0) Formerly MATH 5267, 5268
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. May not count toward MATH major or minor. P: MATE or MATH 3166 or consent of instructor. LOGO and its uses with students K-12.
6058. Number Systems and Operations: K-5 Mathematical Tasks (3)
P: Teacher licensure. Analysis and construction of effective mathematical tasks in teaching number systems and operations at the K-5 level; attention also given to the expansion of content knowledge.
6059. Rational Numbers and Operations: K-5 Learning Trajectories (3)
P: MATE 6058. Focus on rational number concepts through learning trajectories at the K-5 level; attention also given to problem solving and content knowledge.
6060. Data Analysis and Measurement: K-5 Classroom Interactions (3)
P: MATE 6058. Focus on statistical literacy of elementary teachers and the teaching of data analysis and measurement to K-5 students; attention also given to learning methods which facilitate appropriate classroom interactions.
6061. Algebraic Reasoning: K-5 Discourse and Questioning (3)
P: MATE 6058. Focus on the early algebra concepts of functional thinking and generalized arithmetic in relationship to pedagogical practices centered on questioning in the mathematics classroom.
6062. Geometry and Spatial Visualization: K-5 Assessment (3)
P: MATE 6058. Geometric concept development along with formative and summative assessment strategies of students’ geometric thinking; attention also given to geometric content knowledge and diagnosis of student errors.
6063. Mathematical Modeling: K-5 Leadership (3)
P: MATE 6058, 6059, 6060, 6061, 6062. Generating mathematical representations and making explicit connections between concepts. Pedagogy designed to equip elementary teachers to become mathematics teacher-leaders in school settings; attention also given to topics integrated within mathematical strands.
6110. Algebra and Number Theory for Teachers (3)
P: Admission to the MAT in mathematics education. Specialized mathematical knowledge necessary to support the successful teaching and learning of algebra and number theory.
6120. Geometry for Teachers (3)
RP/C: MATE 6110. Specialized mathematical knowledge necessary to support the successful teaching and learning of geometry.
6130. Statistics and Probability for Teachers (3)
RP/C: MATE 6110. Specialized mathematical knowledge necessary to support the successful teaching and learning of probability and statistics.
6140. Functions and Analysis for Teachers I (3)
P: MATE 6110. Specialized mathematical knowledge necessary to support the successful teaching and learning of polynomial and rational functions.
6150. Functions and Analysis for Teachers II (3)
P: MATE 6140. Specialized mathematical knowledge necessary to support the successful teaching and learning of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and other special functions.
6200. Mathematics Assessment for the Classroom Teacher (3) Formerly MATH 6200
P: Consent of instructor. Theory, methods, and techniques of assessment for improving mathematics learning. Requires assessment and intervention project adapted to local classroom setting.
6206. Leadership in Mathematics Education (3) Formerly MATH 6206
P: Admission to MAEd program; consent of instructor. Mathematics content and information necessary for service as leader in public school mathematics education.
6211. Research in Mathematics Education (3) Formerly MATH 6211
Readings, reports, and syntheses of research literature on teaching and learning K-12 mathematics. Projects based on this literature.
6221, 6222, 6223. Current Topics in Mathematics Education (1,2,3) Formerly MATH 6221, 6222, 6223
May be repeated once with change of topic. May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Consent of instructor. Exhaustive study of current topic in mathematics education.
6226, 6227, 6228. Leadership in Mathematics (1,2,3) Formerly MATH 6226, 6227, 6228
Each course may be repeated once with change of topic. May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Consent of instructor. Mathematics content and information necessary for service as leader in public school mathematics education.
6229. Leadership in Mathematics Education (4) Formerly MATH 6229
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Consent of instructor. Mathematics content and information necessary for service as leader in public school mathematics education.
6261. Diagnostic Approach to Teaching Elementary Mathematics I (3) Formerly MATH 6261
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MATH MA. May count as elective in other programs. P: MATE 5251 or 5263 or consent of instructor. Methods of diagnosing and prescribing for individual difficulties in mathematics at elementary and secondary school levels. Applies principles and techniques during clinical work.
6265. Technology in Mathematics Education (3)
Technology applications in grades 6-12 based on national recommendations, research, and issues pertaining to equity and access.
6320. Advanced Elementary Mathematics Methods (3) Formerly MATH 6320
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Certification in elementary education at undergraduate level. Current research, materials, methods, and curricula for teaching and learning elementary school mathematics.
6321. Advanced Middle-Level Mathematics Methods (3) Formerly MATH 6321
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Certification in mathematics at middle grades undergraduate level. Current research, materials, methods, and curricula for teaching and learning middle-level mathematics.
6323. Issues and Trends in Mathematics Education (3) Formerly MATH 6323
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MAEd. P: Graduate standing and certification in secondary mathematics. Current research, materials, methods, and curricula for teaching and learning high school mathematics.
6331. Reasoning with Number and Algebra (3)
Rational numbers, proportional reasoning, and linear relations as tools to explore mathematical relationships in grades 6-8.
6341. Teaching and Learning of Geometry (3)
Analysis of middle school student work using the van Hiele model to examine relationships of shape, size, symmetry, and transformations in two- and three- dimensional space.
6351. Data Analysis and Probability in the Middle Grades (3)
Data analysis, probability concepts, and pedagogical issues for middle grade teachers.
6361. Measurement Across the Curriculum (3)
Key issues in teaching and learning measurement as it supports other mathematical strands.
6371. Teaching and Learning of Algebra (3)
Current mathematical learning theory and research as it pertains to algebra taught from a problem-solving, student-centered perspective.
6391. Teaching with Mathematical Modeling (3)
Historical and contemporary models applied to real-world situations to demonstrate the power and limitations of modeling.
6400. Capstone Project in Mathematics Education (3)
Research project, portfolio modeled on the National Board Professional Teaching Standards, or equivalent project.
SCIE: Science Education
5000. Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Biological Science (3)
P: BIOL 1100, 1101, 1200, 1201; or equivalent; minimum of 16 s.h. in BIOL. Effective teaching in biology using current curricula materials. Emphasis on investigative nature of biology.
5020. Applications of Microcomputers in Teaching Biological Science (3)
Use of microcomputer to assist in teaching biological science. Topics include operation of microcomputer, review and evaluation of available software, and computer techniques to illustrate biological concepts.
5990. Apprenticeship Science (3)
Direct supervision in lab procedures by members of science staff.
6000. Science and Society (3)
Selected topics to demonstrate social, historical, and philosophical aspects of science. Emphasis on science-society interaction.
6003. Advanced Studies in Biological Science for Teachers (3)
Analysis of advanced concepts, principles, and practices in the biological sciences, content-specific learning problems students encounter, and their implications for biological science education.
6004. Advanced Studies in Physical Science for Teachers (3)
Analysis of advanced concepts, principles, and practices in the physical sciences, the content-specific learning problems students encounter, and their implications for physical science education.
6005. Advanced Studies in Earth Systems Science for Teachers (3)
Analysis of advanced concepts, principles, and practices in the earth system sciences, content-specific learning problems students encounter, and their implications for earth systems science education.
6006. Chemistry for Middle Grades Teachers (3)
P: Minimum of 1 year teaching experience in grades 6-9 or consent of instructor. Content and instructional methods for chemistry for grades 6-9 teachers. Emphasis on demonstrations and hands-on activities.
6010. The History and Philosophy of Science (3)
Develop scientific ideas, their origin, growth, and relationship to present.
6019. Science in Elementary Education (3)
P: Initial teaching licensure in elementary or special education. Current trends and issues. Emphasis on contemporary literature and classroom implementation.
6020. Perspectives on Science Education (3) P/C: SCIE 6030.
Analysis of state, national, and international science curriculum, teaching as well as assessment practices, results and their implications for science education.
6030. Technology in Science Teaching, Learning and Professional Development (3)
Using and evaluating digital technologies to expand science teaching, learning and professional development and to engage students in learning and applying science principles and inquiry practices.
6050. Developmental Approaches to Science Teaching (2)
P: NC teaching licensure or equivalent; formal acceptance into DASH summer institute. Developmental Approaches in Science and Health (DASH) program is an interdisciplinary science curriculum designed for grades K-2. Focus on methodology and content. Follow-up sessions.
6081. Astronomy Methods for Teachers (2)
P: PHYS 1080, 1081; or 2 years’ teaching of astronomy unit in school; PHYS 1050 or PHYS 1250. Methods of teaching astronomy using activities, experiments, observations, and library/computer resources.
6200. Environmental Education (3)
Critical examination of issues arising from human interaction with natural environment. Focus on themes such as history of environmental movement, environmental ethics and values, and local, state, and global environmental issues.
6310. Advanced Methods in Science Teaching and Learning (3)
P: SCIE 6020, 6030. Analysis and application of standards- and research-based practices to improve science teaching and learning for regular, diverse and special needs students.
6320. Advanced Assessment Methods in Science Education (3)
P/C: SCIE 6310. Survey of contemporary science assessment methods/practices and their application to promote learning for regular, diverse, and special needs students.
6420. Marine Education (3)
P: Initial teaching licensure in elementary, middle, or secondary education or consent of instructor. Current status of marine education. Emphasis on student involvement and development of classroom instruction materials.
6500. Understanding and Engaging in Educational Research (3)
P: SCIE 6320 or consent of instructor. Development and use of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research to systematically study and improve educational outcomes. Teachers will develop a research proposal to improve the outcomes of their teaching practice.
6501. Experimental Evaluation in Science (3)
Experimental design, evaluation, and research methods as related to classroom and lab teaching and coordination of various sciences.
6505. Problems in Science Education (Elementary) (3)
Research in science teaching at elementary school level.
6506. Problems in Science Education (Secondary) (3)
Research in science teaching at middle and senior high school levels.
6507. Problems in Science Education (College) (3)
Research in science teaching at college level.
6522. Readings in Science Education (1)
Special topics to improve student’s background selected in collaboration with instructor of student’s choice. Readings selected from sources appropriate to any level of science teaching.
6525. Selected Topics in Biological Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
6530. Selected Topics in Physical Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
6535. Selected Topics in Earth Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
6600. Teacher Research in Science Education (3)
P: ADED 6550 or ELEM 6550; SCIE 6500; or consent of instructor. Application of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research in the systematic study of science teaching and learning. Science teachers conduct an action research project in their classroom.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 3 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
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