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EDUC: Education


5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.
5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.
6001. Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Examines race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.
6415. Techniques of Teaching in the High School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in American secondary school.
6423. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Institutional development of public education in US with interpretation of political, philosophical, and social forces influencing this development.
6424. Action Research and Curriculum Development (3)
Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practitioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.
6430. Statistics in Education (3)
Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of instructional programs.
6454. Foundations of American Education (3)
For students entering education graduate work. Educational history, philosophy, sociology, government, and economics. Introduction of pertinent materials.
6480. Introduction to Research (3)
Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.
6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3)
Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.
6551, 6552, 6553. Problems and Issues in Education (1,2,3)
May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 s.h., depending upon depth of topics. Class meetings may or may not be required. Hours for courses and requirements for completion arranged with instructor. Courses may be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. P: Consent of chair. Individualized or specialized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education. Variable titles and content.
6950. Global Considerations in Educational Theory and Policy: Economics and Democracy (3)
May not substitute for required EDUC foundations course. Global economic forces responsible for recent educational reforms. Evaluation of impact of those forces on domestic and foreign populations. Considers future of public school role in advancing democratic citizenship and social justice.
7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.
7410, 7411, 7412. Special Topics (1, 2, 3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on special topics in education.
7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3)
P: EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects.
7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings.
7440. Applied Educational Research (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.
EDUC Banked Courses
6422. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
6900. Supervision of the Novice Teacher (3)
7426. Contemporary Philosophies of Education (3)

ELEM: Elementary Education

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5306. Social Studies in the Elementary School (3)
Social studies objectives implemented by study of programs, strategies, and materials.
5309. Foundation and Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (3)
In-depth study of historical, psychological, and sociological bases of early childhood education; general trends; and current programs and program content.
5310. Teaching and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (3)
P: ELEM 6410. Extensive study and practice in translating early childhood curriculum into appropriate learning experiences.
6000. Professional Development, Issues, and Trends in Elementary Education (2)
Current issues and trends in elementary education. Self-evaluation of professional development within teaching field. Submission of professional development plan for MAEd program.
6001. Elementary Product Documentation (1)
Documentation of individual goals accomplished during MAEd program.
6010. Teaching the Integrated Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)
P: TCHR 6010, 6011; or consent of instructor. Nature and role of language arts and how they are integrated throughout the elementary curriculum. Explores ways to engage elementary students in frequent reading, writing, listening, and speaking throughout all areas of the integrated curriculum.
6200. Leading Curriculum Revision and Implementation (3)
P: MAEd core courses; ELEM 6000. Structure of elementary school curriculum. Emphasis on philosophy, policy, promotion, design, implementation, and assessment of school curriculum.
6300. Instructional Response to Diversity in the Elementary School (3)
P: MAEd core courses; ELEM 6000. Characteristics of diverse learners in elementary classrooms. Teaching, assessment, and differentiated instruction for diverse students.
6400. Advanced Assessment and Teaching in the Elementary Grades (3)
P: MAEd core courses; ELEM 6000. Applies societal, cultural, and educational factors to problems of assessment and teaching. Design, application, and evaluation of teaching models and assessment.
6406. The Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Grades (3)
Examines current research, standards, curricula and strategies relevant to elementary social studies instruction.
6408. Collaborating, Teaming, and Leading in the Elementary School (3)
Leadership, team functioning, development, and teaming practices, and collaboration in elementary schools. Role of teacher as member and leader of planning and evaluation teams to improve learning in schools.
6410. Concepts and Principles of Early Childhood Education (3)
Concepts, principles, trends, and current programs in early childhood content.
6412. Emerging Literacy (3)
Examines literacy as an emerging process. Emphasis on critically reviewing sociocultural factors influencing literacy and designing appropriate strategies to enhance young children’s literacy education.
6415. Techniques of Teaching in the Elementary School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in elementary schools. Innovative forms of organization and instruction.
6416. Problems in the Lower Elementary Grades (3)
Analysis and discussion of significant problems found in lower elementary grades by participants in relationship to their position, interest, and experience.
6417. Problems in the Upper Elementary Grades (3)
Analysis and discussion of significant problems of upper elementary grades by participants in relationship to their position, interest, and experience.
6425. Elementary School Curriculum (3)
Close examination of scope and sequence of elementary school curriculum. Emphasis on promoting total growth and development of elementary school child.
6488. Advanced Language Arts in the Elementary School (3)
Advanced language arts course and systematic presentation of basic ideas and techniques in teaching reading. Emphasis on oral language, major approaches to teaching of reading, skills of comprehension, and interrelatedness of communication arts.
6500. Management and Problem-Solving in the Elementary School (3)
P: MAEd core courses; ELEM 6000. Recognition of elementary school management problems and formulation of plans to address them. Continuation of individual professional development plan.
6550. Leadership and Communication Skills in Education (3)
Same as ADED 6550 Teacher leadership, communication, and reflective practice in schools. Skill development enhances communication and collaboration with families, students, and educational professionals. Addresses organizational challenges and facilitates positive change.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 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.
ELEM Banked Courses
5335. Aerospace Education (3)

ENED: English Education

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6165. Special Topics Seminar in Secondary Literature Study (3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on topics in literature study in the high school.
6400. Teaching Multilingual Students in Secondary English and Middle Grades Language Arts Classrooms (3)
Design and implementation of effective instructional strategies, units, and program components for teaching English literacy skills to second language learners.
6500. Literature Study in the Middle Grades (3) Formerly ENGL 6500
Examines role and scope of literature study in middle grades.
6510. Recent Trends in English Education (3) Formerly ENGL 6510
For in-service teachers. Current developments, issues, and research in teaching English in the secondary schools.
6511. Directed Research Project (3) Formerly ENGL 6511
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 3 s.h. P: Approval of program director. Directed readings and research program for MAEd candidates in English education.
6600. Teaching English Studies in the High School (3) Formerly ENGL 6600
Examines role and scope of English studies in secondary classroom.
6630. Studies in the Process of Composition (3) Formerly ENGL 6630
P: Teaching certification or consent of instructor. Theories and methods for teaching composition in grades 6-12.
6967. Literature Study in the Secondary School (3) Formerly ENGL 6967
Role and scope of literature study in the secondary school.

HIED: History Education

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6500. Teaching Civics and Economics in the Secondary Classroom (3) (F)
Content and pedagogical knowledge related to teaching civics and economics at the 9-12 level.
6510. Issues and Topics in Social Studies Education (3)
Content-specific pedagogical issues relevant to teaching social studies in the secondary classroom. Designed for in-service teachers and/or master of arts (MAT) candidates. Includes research.
6600. Teaching History in the High Schools (3) (F)
Historic and contemporary theories, methods, and materials in social studies education in preparation for application in a clinical setting.

MIDG: Middle Grades Education

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5991, 5992, 5993. Readings in Middle Grades Education (1,2,3) (WI*)
Each may be repeated once for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Upper-level undergraduate or graduate status; consent of advisor. Directed readings on selected topics.
6000. Professional Development, Issues, and Trends in Middle Grades Education (2)
Current issues and trends. Self-evaluation of professional development within teaching field. Structuring of individual professional development plan for MAEd program.
6100. Young Adolescents, Schools, and Community (3)
P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Adolescence as historical and cultural concept. Analysis of research on middle school practices and students’ perspectives of schooling. Investigation of adolescents’ experiences in school and community.
6200. Middle Grades Curriculum Development in Public Schools (3)
P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Theories and practice in middle school curriculum planning. Emphasis on leadership skills in developing, analyzing, and evaluating effective curriculum.
6240. Advanced Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle Grades (3)
Historical perspective of middle grades education. Organizational structures and patterns. Components of middle grades curriculum development process and their application to instructional programs.
6245. Education in the Middle and Junior High School: Problems and Issues (3)
For MAEd candidates with experience in middle and junior high school education and for in-service teachers and administrators in middle school programs. P: Experience at middle school or junior high level or consent of instructor. In-depth study of problems and issues in middle school education.
6300. Advanced Strategies and Assessment for Middle Grades Learners (3)
P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Strategies and assessment practices to promote success for all students. Emphasis on diverse learners.
6401. Middle Grades Product Documentation (1)
P: All MAEd course work. Individual documentation of goals established in MIDG 6000 and accomplished during MAEd program.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
MIDG Banked Courses
6990. The Middle Grades Internship (1,2, or 3)

READ: Reading

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5312. Improvement of Reading Instruction (3)
May not be taken by students who have had READ 3204. Beginning reading process. Understanding of essential skills. Early detection and remediation of possible reading problems.
5313. Reading Remediation and Practicum (3)
May not be taken by students who have completed READ 3205. P: READ 3204 or 5312. Guidance in designing reading programs on basis of individual and group presentations. Practicum experience in guiding individual and group student activities in reading instructional program.
5316. Applied Phonics (3)
Skill in phonics as one kind of help in identifying written words. Essentials of phonics and linguistically sound approach in methodology.
5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3)
Lecture and lab. May receive credit for only one of READ 3990, 5317. Knowledge and skills enable prospective junior high and secondary teachers to assess reading levels of students and use methods and materials in keeping with individual interests and needs. Reading capability enhanced through teaching-learning process in each content area.
6403. Selected Topics in Reading Education (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. In-depth study of issues and topics.
6405. Investigations in the Teaching of Reading (3)
Analytical study of research related to reading processes. Emphasis on critical evaluation of research studies. Special reference to psychological principles and educational implications.
6406. Preliminary Investigations in Literacy Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or other approved research course. Identification of current issues and trends in literacy education and development of an action research proposal.
6407. Investigations in Literacy Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or other approved research course; READ 6406. Continuation of investigations in literacy research including action research in instructional settings.
6415, 6416, 6417. Problems in Reading Methodology (1,2,3)
No class meeting; conference hours with instructor arranged. May be taken concurrently or in any combination for maximum of 3 s.h. P: Consent of instructor and dept chair. Independent study on problem of special interest and value to student.
6418. Reading: The Learning Bases (3)
P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair; competencies in foundations of reading. Current body of educational and psychological data concerning nature of reading-learning process as applied to teaching of reading. Problems that arise in learning to read.
6419. Foundations of Reading (3)
P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair. Basic information about reading process – what it is, how the child learns to read, instructional strategies and materials available for teaching reading, and diagnosis and prescription for individual children.
6421. Clinical Procedures in the Identification and Evaluation of Reading Disabilities (3)
Includes lab. P: Admission to graduate school; BS in early childhood education, elementary education, or related areas; consent of chair; EDUC 6480 or 6482; COAD 5358; or consent of instructor. Nature and causes of reading disability and development of clinical skills related to diagnosis and evaluation of reading difficulties.
6422. Remediation of Reading Disabilities (3)
P: READ 6421. Correction and remediation of reading disabilities. Practicum involves clinical procedures for diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities.
6430. Organization and Management of Reading Programs (3)
P: COAD 5358; EDUC 6480 or 6482; READ 6422. Educational leadership necessary to implement developmental reading program K-12. Involves total school district.
6431. The Teaching of Basic Reading Skills to Adults (3)
P: READ 5312 or 6419. Adult-learner characteristics and basic reading skills instruction for adults unskilled in reading. Methods, resources, programs, and diagnostic and evaluative procedures for teaching reading skills to adults.
6432. Internship in the Teaching of Reading to Adults (3)
Supervised experience in teaching of reading to adults in adult education settings. P: READ 6431. Knowledge and understanding of teaching of reading to adults beyond teaching of basic reading skills.
6462. Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Reading (3)
Information and workable procedures for classroom teachers to survey, evaluate, group, and remediate needs of children who are poor readers or nonreaders.
7000. Thesis (3)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 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.
7423. Reading Materials: Selection, Development, and Use (3)
P: READ 6419 or other foundations course or consent of instructor. Commercially prepared and teacher-made materials designed to teach reading. Critical evaluation of material construction, design, and appropriate implementation.
7445. Reading Comprehension, Theory, and Practice (3)
P: Graduate standing in reading education or consent of instructor. Reading comprehension relating theory and research to practices and procedures employed in teaching of reading comprehension.

SPED: Special Education

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5101. Introduction to Individuals with Disabilities (3)
Incidence, nature, causes, rehabilitation, and education of individuals with disabilities.
5501, 5502. Minor Problems in Special Education (3,3) (WI)
Each may be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Conference, library, or lab work in area of special education.
6000. Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom (3)
Diverse educational needs of children with disabilities in regular classroom. Identification and placement procedures, academic and behavioral strategies, and curriculum and evaluation modifications.
6002. Addressing Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Strategies for assessment, curriculum, and instruction of diverse student populations. Extends and applies information from EDUC 6001.
6010. Issues, Trends, and Law in Special Education (3)
Analysis of laws, current issues, and trends in special education with attention to legislation, definitions, identification, eligibility, inclusion, and placement. Students acquire knowledge of key issues and develop skills for accessing professional journals.
6011. Integrating Technology into Special Education (3)
P: 3 s.h. technology course. Strategies for integration of technology into instruction, record keeping, management, productivity, communication, and professional development of special educators.
6012. Assessment in Special Education (3)
P: SPED 6010. Selection, administration, interpretation, and application to program planning of assessment instruments and strategies in special education. Examines research, legislative mandates, and APA standards.
6020. Curriculum Development and Program Planning in Special Education for Students with Mild Mental Retardation (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs for students with mild mental retardation.
6021. Instructing Students with Mental Retardation (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6020. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs. Emphasis on applying research literature to acquire and refine best practices in instruction of students who have mental retardation.
6022. Instructing Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6025. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs. Emphasis on applying research literature to acquire and refine best practices in instruction of students with learning disabilities.
6023. Instructing Students with Behavioral/Emotional Disorders (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6027. Evaluation and modification of instructional and management programs for students and youth with behavioral/emotional disorders. Examines research and demonstration of best practices through classroom teaching.
6025. Curriculum Development and Program Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring and modifying instructional programs for students with learning disabilities.
6027. Curriculum Development and Program Planning for Students with Behavior Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6012, 6302. Planning, delivering, monitoring and modifying instructional programs for students with behavior disabilities.
6030. Curriculum Development and Program Planning in Special Education for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6012. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs for students with low-incidence disabilities.
6031. Instructing Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities (3)
P: SPED 6011, 6030. Planning, delivering, monitoring, and modifying instructional programs.
6104. Introduction to Gifted Education (3)
Definitions, characteristics, theories of intelligence, and theories of teaching used with gifted students.
6301. Seminar in Multiple Disabilities (3)
Orthopedic and other muscle, skeletal, and special health impairments of children. Medical, psychological, and social issues associated with such disabilities described and special education adaptations indicated.
6302. Research in Special Education (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or 6482 or SCIE 6500; admission to SPED MAEd program or consent of chair. Emphasis on research skills, research design, statistics, data collection, and interpretation.
6401. Methods and Materials in Gifted Education (3)
P: SPED 6104 or consent of instructor. Materials, programs, and theories of educating gifted students.
6402. Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted (3)
P: SPED 6104 or consent of instructor. Student and program assessment and development of differentiated curricula for gifted students.
6403. Practicum in Gifted Education (3)
P: SPED 6104, 6401, 6402; or consent of instructor. Classroom experience with gifted students. Planning and implementation of instructional programs.
6701. Assistive Technology Devices and Services (3) Same as OCCT 6701
Broad overview of assistive technology, including legal, educational, and discipline specific information. Provides basic information that prepares students for other certificate courses.
6702. Assessment, Planning, and Implementation of Assistive Technology (3) Same as OCCT 6702
P: SPED 6701 or OCCT 6701. Explores assistive technology assessments and planning and implementation of assistive technology within student/client’s environment. Students attain skills in variety of technology using cross-disciplinary team approach.
6703. Collaborative Resource Management of Assistive Technology (3) Same as OCCT 6703
P: SPED 6701 or OCCT 6701. Human, product, electronic, and funding resources to meet technology needs for individuals with disabilities examined within state and national networks. Practical collaborative skills practiced in cross-disciplinary team assignments.
6800. Introduction to Students with Autism (3)
Definitions, research, characteristics, and intervention alternatives related to students with autism spectrum disorders.
6801. Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Educational strategies in working with children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom.
6802. Families and Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Needs of the family as a unit, family interventions, family services, advocacy strategies, and future planning alternatives for families of students with autism spectrum disorders.
6803. Language and Communication for Students with Autism (3)
P: SPED 6800. Alternative communication strategies for students with autism spectrum disorders.
6810. Characteristics, Issues, and Trends in Education for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
Impact on development and learning and history, issues, relevant resources, and approaches.
6811. Essentials of Communication Development for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P/C: SPED 6810. Communication acquisition from pre-symbolic/pre-linguistic levels through formal language and literacy.
6812. Assessment and Educational Program Design for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6810. Assessment approaches to design effective instruction and supports.
6813. Effective Teaching and Learning for Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6812. Strategies for providing quality instruction.
6814. Internship with Students with Deaf-Blindness (3)
P: SPED 6813. Supervised teaching and leadership experiences to integrate valid effective practices in assessment, teaching and learning.
6832. Policy, Procedures and Fiscal Issues in the Administration of Special Education (3) Same as LEED 6832
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Interpretation, development, and implementation of fiscal resources, and federal, state and local policies and procedures in public school special education programs.
6833. The Role of the Special Education Administrator in Curriculum and Instruction and Personnel Supervision (3) Same as LEED 6833
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Planning, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of education programs for students with disabilities in the public schools.
6834. Leadership and Pubic Relations for the Special Education Administrator (3) Same as LEED 6834
P: Acceptance into NC DPI New Exceptional Children Program Directors’ Leadership Institute. Building professional partnerships for special education in the public schools through supervision, communication, collaboration, and cooperation.
6999. Project Planning in Special Education (3)
May be repeated. May count 3 s.h. toward degree. P: 6021 or 6022 or 6023 or 6031.
7000. Thesis in Special Education (3)
May be repeated. May count 3 s.h. toward degree. P: SPED 6999.
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.
7002. Action Research Project in Special Education (3)
May be repeated. May count 3 s.h. toward degree. P: SPED 6999.
SPED Banked Courses
5102. Perspectives in Mental Retardation (3)
5301. Tests and Measurements in Special Education (3)
6013. Communication and Collaboration in Special Education (3)
6040. Internship in Special Education (3)
6101. Introduction to Learning Disabilities (3)
6201. Methods and Materials for Teaching Learning-Disabled Children I (3)
6202. Methods and Materials for Teaching Learning-Disabled Children II (3)
6203. Advanced Methods and Materials for Mental Retardation I (3)
6204. Advanced Methods and Materials for Mental Retardation II (3)
6303. Administration and Supervision in Special Education (3)
6601. Introduction to Low Incidence Populations (3)
6602. Methods in Elementary Programming for Low Incidence Disabilities (3)
6603. Methods for Secondary Programming for Low Incidence Disabilities (3)
6990, 6991. Practicum in Learning Disabilities (3,3)
6992, 6993. Internship in Mental Retardation (3,3)
6997. Internship: Low Incidence Disabilities (3)
6998. Internship: Low Incidence Disabilities (3)