Thursday, December 4, 2014

Connecting to Education, Winter 2015 Courses

These courses in the College of Education are open to all students and provide a wide variety of areas to explore within the field of education. These courses will fulfill ECFS major requirements and ELS minor requirements.

ECFS 495 The Politics of Pre-K (3)
Thursdays 4:30 – 6:50 PM
Examines public policies and politics behind the expansion of high quality early education by examining latest research, policy conversations, and political strategies.

EDUC 210 Education and the Playfield (3) I&S
TTh 10:30-11:50 AM
Examines the intersection of education and sport from early childhood to college experiences. Explores educational themes related to physical development, sport's influence on individual and community development.

TTh 9:30-11:20 AM
Explores education pedagogy through a series of interactive creativity exercises derived from design studio methods and practices. Exercises encourage and challenge participants to see their education from diverse perspectives.

EDUC 305 The Purpose of Public Schools in a Democracy (5) I&S
TTh 8:30-10:50 AM
Explores issues and questions pertaining to public schools in a democratic society through directed readings, dialogue, individual and group projects designed to engage students with a series of crucial issues in public schools.

11:30 AM-1:20 PM 
Provides the opportunity to read and discuss educational issues with other students and faculty and to learn of opportunities in the College of Education programs. MW

EDUC 403 Cool Science Education (3 credits) C/NC  
TTh 1:30-2:50 PM
This 2-quarter sequence course will involve focus on teaching science in informal afterschool settings to middle school students. Open to UW Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors. 

EDPSY 402 Child Development and Learning (5)I&S
TTh 11:30 AM-1:50 PM U
ses readings, discussions, naturalistic observations, and "virtual"children to understand the different ways children develop - physically, cognitively, social-emotionally, in language and literacy, and in approaches to learning.

EDPSY 490 
TTh 4:30-5:50PM
Basic Educational Statistics (3) NW, QSR - Measures of central tendency and variability, point & interval estimation, linear correlation, hypothesis testing.  

EDPSY 491 Intermediate Educational Statistics (3) QSR
MW 4:30-5:50
Covers intermediate-level concepts and emphasizes understanding appropriate use of methods, conducting analyses using software, and correctly interpreting statistical results. Includes SPSS/PASW software instruction. Prerequisite: EDPSY 490  

EDSPE 414 
M 4:30-6:50
Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education I&S (3) I&S Provides a comprehensive overview of major aspects of the field of early childhood special education. Theoretical foundations and implementation are presented in an approach that integrates theory, research, and practice. 

EDC&I 351 Teaching as a Profession (5) I&S, DIV
TTh 11:30 AM-1:50 PM
Explores what becoming a teacher means, assesses the organizational structure of teaching as a career and profession, examines social attitudes about education and the work of teachers, and thinks about teaching as social justice work.