Friday, March 6, 2015

College of Education courses for all undergrads

ECFS 495 The Politics of Pre-K (3)
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 to ensure every child starts school ready to learn. While we will address some historical background this class we will primarily focus on the latest proposals, legislation, and efforts in Washington DC and in Olympia. Thursdays

M 4:30 – 6:50

Equips students with skills and strategies to optimize their effectiveness as early childhood educators. Students learn how to be as healthy as possible; possess the confidence to manage stressful situations; connect effectively with others; and focus on the positive aspects of life.

EDSPE 419 Family & Community Influences on the Young Child (5) (I&S,DIV)
T TH 2:00 – 4:20

Develops an understanding of families of young children from different socio-cultural backgrounds, child socialization and development in family and community contexts, parenting across cultures, family processes and systems theories, socio-cultural theories, and family-child collaborative partnerships using family and community strengths and resources.

TTh 9:00-10:50 
Introduces the need for and challenges in establishing educational equity and diversity. Discussions explore theories, historical trends, and ongoing debates. Readings draw from academic and popular sources, and class sessions include use of multimedia resources and experiential activities.

MW 11:30 – 1:50
Helps students assess the profession of teaching. 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.

EDUC 300 Special Topics: - “Introduction to Resilience in College, On & Off the Field of Play"
TTh 11:30-12:20 PM

Presents skills and strategies that have been shown to reduce stress, improve mental health and interpersonal relationships, decrease risk-taking behaviors, and improve physical and academic performance.

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.

EDC&I 453 Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Student (3) 
Th 1:00-4:20 PM
Educational needs of bilingual students: research findings, special programs, materials, and methodologies that bilingual-bicultural education can provide to meet those needs. Cultural combinations of bilingual populations in American culture; historical, social, and linguistic factors affecting their K-12 education.

EDPSY 490 Basic Educational Statistics (3) NW, QSR
MW 2:30 – 3:50PM
Measures of central tendency and variability, point & interval estimation, linear correlation, hypothesis testing.

EDPSY 420 Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders: Social Power in School and Workplace (4) 
(I&S,DIV) TTh 11:30-1:20 PM
Examines theories and research on bullying, revenge, and bystander behavior in classrooms and workplaces. Identifies the social-cognitive, emotional, and ethical correlates of bullying, and social processes that empower or deter it. Presents and evaluates practical interventions at the organization, peer group, and individual level. Prerequisite: either EDPSY 402, PSYCH 206, PSYCH 245, PSYCH 306, or PSYCH 345 
T Th 11:30 - 1:20PM
Students learn evidence-based guiding principles for designing and implementing instruction with brain in mind (developing mental worlds through other -regulated and self-regulated interactions with external physical and social environments that are multi-culturally sensitive and support learning that creates reading, writing, and math brains). Prerequisite: EDPSY 471. Offered: Sp