2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Education

ED 102  2 Credits
Orientation to Alaska Native Education
(Cross-listed with ANS 102)
A seminar in issues related to Alaska Native and rural education. Through weekly meeting held both on campus and in Fairbanks schools, students examine and discuss issues with Alaska Native educators on topics related specifically to rural and urban Alaska Native education. Issues include: Native ways of knowing, local control, curriculum development for small/multi-graded/rural schools, cultural differences in teaching and learning and bilingual programs. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 110  1 Credit
Becoming a Teacher in the 21st Century
Series of seminars focusing on current national educational policies and practices. Includes exploration of teaching as a profession. Presented in the Alaska context, seminars include opportunity for interaction with Alaska teachers, student teachers and interns. (Graded pass/fail.) (1 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 201  3 Credits
Introduction to Education
Introduction to the profession of education and specifically, the field of teaching. Review of social, political, cultural and historical factors that influence education and schools at the national and Alaska state level. Field experience required. (Prerequisites: ED 110 and ENGL 111X with a C or better; sophomore standing or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 204  3 Credits
Literature for Children
Examination of effective uses of literature to promote learning. Critical analysis of authors, illustrators and content of children's literature representative of multiple genres and diverse peoples and perspectives—including Alaska literature. Review of criteria for book selection and application of review process to books selected by student based on professional recommendations and reviews. Field experience required. (Prerequisite: ED 201.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 237ABCD  .5 - 2 Credits
Technology Tools for Teachers
Designed to equip pre-service teachers with the necessary technology skills to be successful in their pre-service programs. Successful challenge or completion of all modules is a prerequisite for ED 429. Graded Pass/Fail. Each module may be repeated once. Each module will require approximately 6 hours of direct instruction and 4-8 hours of lab work. ED 237A—Mac OS/Windows: File systems, system configuration, computer management. ED 237B—Publishing: Word processing, graphics, page layout. ED 237C—Presentations/Graphical Organizers: Powerpoint, Inspiration. ED 237D—Spreadsheets/Databases: databases (Appleworks, Access); spreadsheets (Excel). (.5‑2 + 2-4) Offered Fall, Spring As Demand Warrants


ED 245  3 Credits
Child Development
(Cross-listed with PSY 245)
A study of the physical, cultural, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of a child's development from the prenatal period through early adolescence. Focus on developmental theories including Erickson, Gardner, Gilligan, Kagen, Sternberg, Vygotsky and other contemporary theories of child and adolescent development. (Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 099, 199, 299  1-3 Credits
Practicum in Education
Individualized work experience. Credit is variable from 1 to 3 credits, depending upon the quality and quantity of the work experience. Credit may be earned in most disciplines and programs.


ED 303W,O  3 Credits
Language Acquisition
(Cross-listed with LING 303W,O)
Theories of the acquisition and development of first and second languages, including consideration of biological and sociocultural factors. Survey of traditional and contemporary theories, and implications for pedagogy and public policy. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor. Recommended: LING 101. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ED 309  3 Credits
Elementary School Music Methods
(Cross-listed with MUED 309)
Principles, procedures and materials for teaching music to children at the elementary level. (Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ED 310  2 Credits
Art, Music and Drama in Elementary Classrooms
Exploration and application, in the classroom, of theory, practice, methods and materials used in teaching in and through visual art, music and drama. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (1 + 2) Offered Spring


ED 327  2 Credits
Physical and Health Education for Elementary Teachers
Introduction and application of the relationship between physical fitness and good health in a school setting. Includes introducing students to fundamental movement activities and games. Includes incorporating health curriculum and first aid procedures into practices and policies, and issues specific to the Alaska context. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (1 + 2) Offered Spring


ED 330  3 Credits
Assessment of Learning
Review and examination of the range of traditional and alternative assessment and evaluation approaches used in educational contexts. Focus is on developing assessment practices and policies that are appropriate for the diverse student population in Alaska's rural and urban schools. Field experience required. (Prerequisites: ED 201 and a mathematics baccalaureate core course; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 345  3 Credits
Sociology of Education (s)
(Cross-listed with SOC 345)
Theoretical perspectives on various dimensions of the relationship between education and society, including the institutional context for schooling, the impact of schooling on social stratification, and social organization within the school and classroom. Special attention given to issues of equity and contemporary educational reform efforts. (Prerequisite: SOC 100X or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


ED 350  3 Credits
Communication in Cross-Cultural Classrooms
Interdisciplinary examination of communication and language in cross-cultural educational contexts, including language, literacy and interethnic communication related to classrooms in Alaska. (Prerequisite: ED 201.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 370  1 Credit
Issues in Alaska Bilingual and Multicultural Education
(Cross-listed with ANS 370)
Current issues related to Alaska bilingual and multicultural education. Students must attend all three days of the annual Alaska Bilingual/Multicultural Education and Equity Conference and write a paper reflecting on how they will use information gained from the conference in their own multicultural education context. Course may be repeated for credit since the content of the conference changes each year. (Prerequisites: Prior course work at the lower-division level.) (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 380  3 Credits
Cultural Influences in Education
Interdisciplinary study of the educational problems, concerns and successes in a variety of cultural contexts. Social, cultural and psychological factors inherent in the educational process and how they are affected by a multicultural setting. Attention given to curriculum improvement and teaching strategies appropriate for the multicultural classroom and school. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 385  3 Credits
International Perspectives on Education
A comparative analysis of the influences of changing political, social and economic conditions and relationships with other countries in the world on U.S. and Alaska education policies. Examination of school systems in several industrialized and developing countries with focus on understanding Alaska's educational system within the context of this wider global community. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 410W  3 Credits
Foundations of Literacy Development
Language, reading and writing development examined in children of varying ages and within a range of social and cultural contexts, with emphasis on a developmental approach to literacy development in school and home settings. Introduction to best practices in research-based methods for teaching and learning of reading and writing. Field experience required. (Prerequisite: ED 201, 204 and ENGL 111X.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 411  3 Credits
Reading, Writing, Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development
Study and application in the classroom of best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of reading, writing and language arts concepts. Includes content and methods for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of integrated reading and writing unit. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 412W  3 Credits
Integrated Social Studies and Language Arts: Methods and Curriculum Development
Study and application in the classroom of best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of social studies concepts, content and methods integrated with language arts for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of integrated social studies and language arts unit. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 420  3 Credits
Alaska Native Education (s)
(Cross-listed with ANS 420)
School systems historically serving Native people, current efforts toward local control and the cross cultural nature of this education. Field experience required. (Prerequisite: ANTH 242 or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 429  3 Credits
Teaching with Technology
Participants will examine multiple strategies for the effective use of computers and related technologies in the classroom. Emphasis will be on the use of mainstream cross-platform productivity applications to develop understanding of the schemes for using databases, spreadsheets, page layouts, digital video, presentations and graphical organizers in transformed instructional settings. Students must have access to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Inspiration. (Prerequisite: ED 237 or passing the equivalent competency test, or permission of the instructor, laptop computer required) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 430  3 Credits
Multicultural Teaching Techniques
Effective teaching strategies for cross-cultural and multicultural classrooms with attention to practices for secondary schools (small school design, computer-based instruction, telecommunications, community-based education, interdisciplinary linkages of course work, experiential education, productive thinking skills and individual programmed instruction). Weekly participation in multicultural classrooms. (2 + 3) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 440  3 Credits
Gender and Education (s)
(Stacked with ED 640 and cross-listed with WMS 440)
Educational practices and processes and their relation to the changing situation of women in society. Examination of schools as sites of pervasive gender socialization and discrimination as well as offering new possibilities for liberation. Topics include social construction of gender; patterns of access and achievements; gender as an organizing principle in schools and classrooms; and feminist agendas and strategies for change. (Prerequisite: Junior standing. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ED 449  3 Credits
Elementary Art Methods
(Stacked with ED 649)
Methodologies of instruction and assessment in art education at the elementary level. Focus is on the knowledge and tools necessary to become excellent elementary art educators. Students will be expected to construct lessons reflecting theory and practice that are developmentally appropriate for elementary level students of all ages. Particular attention will be given to using and understanding the National Standards for Art Education, Alaska Content/Performance standards, and key curriculum documents in an elementary context. (Prerequisite: Admission to the K-12 Art post-baccalaureate licensure program; or M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction option for post-baccalaureate students.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 450  3 Credits
Education and Cultural Transmission
Education as a process for transmitting culture with examination of issues related to cultural transmission in a multicultural environment. Emphasis on dynamics of cultural change. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 451  1-9 Credits
Practicum in Education
Practical application of general ideas and techniques addressed in methods courses in which the student is currently enrolled or previously completed. (Prerequisite: Permission of Office of Practical Experiences.) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 452O  3-15 Credits
Elementary Internship
(Cross-listed with ART 458O)
Supervised teaching in elementary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending on number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Candidates serving internships are charged $150 fee per semester. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; and successful completion of methods practicum and methods course work with a C or better. Post-baccalaureate students must be admitted to the Art K-12 licensure program. Passing Praxis scores.) (1 + 0 + 42) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 453O  3-15 Credits
Secondary Internship
(Cross-listed with ART 459O)
Supervised teaching in secondary schools approved by the School of Education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for some or all of the school day (depending upon the number of credits taken) for the entire university semester. The School of Education may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Candidates serving internships are charged a $150 fee per semester. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; and successful completion of methods practicum and methods course work with a C or better. Post-baccalaurete students must be admitted to K-12 Art Licensure program. Passing Praxis I scores.) (1 + 0 + 42) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 454O  15 Credits
Student Teaching K-12
Supervised teaching in both elementary and secondary schools approved by the department of education. Open only to Music and P.E. majors seeking K-12 certification or to graduate students seeking K-12 small school certification. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for the entire school day for the entire university semester. The department may limit enrollment, determine assignments and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Candidates serving internships are charged a $150 fee per semester. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; and successful completion of methods practicum and methods course work with a C or better. Passing Praxis scores. For bachelor of music students, see B.M. degree requirements.) (1 + 0 + 42) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 456  3 Credits
Orientation to Teaching in Rural Alaska
Needs of rural schools, their environments and the recipients of school services with special attention given to cross-cultural educational issues. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (2 + 3) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 457  3 Credits
Classroom Teaching as a Partnership with Parents, Families and the Community
Explore and understand an on-going partnership with parents, families and communities. Requires seminars with community, district and state resource personnel, field trips, implementation of partnerships in the classroom and school. The Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools serve as the course framework. Technology focus: utilizing technology to locate personnel, services and resources available for developing and supporting partnerships. Addresses Alaska Teacher Standards. (Prerequisites: Admission to the post-baccalaureate elementary licensure program; or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0 + 8) Offered Fall


ED 461  3 Credits
Native Ways of Knowing (h)
(Cross-listed with ANS 461)
Focus on how culture and world view shape who we are and influence the way we come to know the world around us. Emphasis on Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 462  3 Credits
Alaskan Environmental Education
(Cross-listed with NRM 462)
Utilization of the environment inside and outside the formal classroom in all subject areas. Curriculum materials (K-12), interpretive and audiovisual aids, problem solving and applications to situations from the public schools to summer campus, short courses and workshops for individuals of any age. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 465  3 Credits
Working with FAS/FAE Children
For families of children with FAS/FAE and professional—teachers, social workers and health workers who deal with these children. Guest speakers, interviews and reading materials. Project is the development of activities to use with these children with FAS/FAE. Access to work in a school setting required. (Not available on Fairbanks campus.) (2 + 4) Offered Fall


ED 466  3 Credits
Internship and Collaborative Student Teaching
Supervised internship for students in the first half of a year-long professional internship in elementary teacher education. Includes immersion in planning and teaching. Course work is integrated into the internship experience. Interns are assessed in relationship to UAF/Alaska State and National Standards. Candidates serving internships are charged a $150 fee per semester. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (Graded pass/fail.) (1 + 0 + 25) Offered Fall


ED 467  1 Credit
Synthesizing the Standards I
For student interns participating in the first half of the professional internship year. Interns use the UAF/Alaska Teacher Standards as the basis for examining field- and course-based experiences and activities during the internship year. Includes collection and analysis of selected artifacts to document and provide evidence of professional development and achievement relative to educational standards. Interns present portfolio for midyear assessment. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (1 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 468O  6 Credits
Internship and Student Teaching
For student interns participating in the second half of the year-long professional elementary teacher education internship. Interns must spend at least four days per week in the classroom, one month full-time in the classroom including at least three weeks of full responsibility for the classroom. Builds on ED 466 requirements with continued assessment based on UAF/Alaska State and National Standards. Candidates serving internships are charged a $150 fee per semester. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; Admission to the Internship Year. Graded pass/fail.) (1 + 0 + 40) Offered Spring


ED 469  2 Credits
Synthesizing the Standards II
For student interns participating in the second half of the professional internship year. Interns use the UAF/Alaska Teacher Standards as a basis for examining field- and course-based experiences and activities during the internship year. Includes collection and analysis of selected artifacts to document and provide evidence of professional development and achievement relative to educational standards. Interns formally present completed portfolios for reviews and evaluations. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Internship Year.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 477W,O  12 Credits
Knowledge and Skills for Alaska Rural Educators
Supervised rural internship for post-baccalaureate students. Close work with a mentor teacher and university partner to develop and implement and individual licensure plan. Student must be accepted to the Center for Rural Educator Preparation Partnerships program. Interns should expect to enroll in this course for two consecutive semesters and be involved in the local school setting for the entire school day during the entire UAF semester. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; and permission to enroll from the Center for Rural Educator Preparation Partnerships.) Offered Fall, Spring


ED 478  2 Credits
Math Methods and Curriculum Development
(Stacked with ED 678)
Study and application in the classroom of best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts, content and methods for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of mathematics unit. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 479  2 Credits
Science Methods and Curriculum Development
(Stacked with ED 688)
Study and application in the classroom of the best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of science concepts, content and methods for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of science unit. Classroom internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the professional internship year; concurrent enrollment in other internship year courses and Alaska passing scores for three Praxis I Exams.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 486  3 Credits
Media Literacy (h)
Media literacy promotes the critical thinking skills that empower people to make independent judgments and informed decisions in response to information conveyed through the channels of mass communications. Emphasis on the role of teachers in developing young students into critical viewers, listeners and readers of media. (Prerequisite: Junior standing, laptop computer. Next offered: 2006-07.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall, Spring


ED 489  3 Credits
Education and Schooling in Japan (s)
Understanding Japan's educational system, culture and its people. For students selected to participate in an exchange program with Hokkaido University of Education. (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 490  3 Credits
Curriculum Development in Cultural Perspective
Issues in development of curriculum programs and materials in a cross-cultural environment. Emphasis on process, context and content as well as curriculum change and evaluation strategies. Students work on a variety of curriculum related projects and ideas applicable to their classrooms. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Program or the Secondary M.A.T. degree program.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring, As Demand Warrants


ED 601  3 Credits
Introduction to Applied Social Science Research
Review of the most common educational research paradigms, data gathering techniques and analytical tools used in the study of human behavior and educational institutions. Attention will be given to collaborative research models, with a focus on the translation of research results into practical application. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 603  3 Credits
Field Study Research Methods
(Cross-listed with CCS 603)
Focus on techniques for conducting both quantitative and qualitative field research. Particular emphasis on considerations for conducting field research in cross-cultural settings. (Prerequisite: ED 601.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring, Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 609  3 Credits
School-Community Relations
Development of attitudes and behaviors to help those involved in education deal directly, ethically and effectively with others in the educational community in Alaska including peers, administrators, students, parents, community members and others. Includes description and discussion of current educational issues in urban and rural Alaska. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 610  3 Credits
Education and Cultural Processes
(Cross-listed with CCS 610)
Advanced study of the function of education as a cultural process and its relation to other aspects of a cultural system. Students will be required to prepare a study in which they examine some aspect of education in a particular cultural context. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 611  3 Credits
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
(Cross-listed with CCS 611)
An examination of the relationship between learning, thinking and perception in multicultural contexts. Particular emphasis will be on the implications of these relationships for schooling. Content will focus on cultural influences on perception, conceptual processes, learning, memory and problem solving. Content will also reflect concern for practical teaching problems. (Recommended: ED 610.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 612  3 Credits
Foundations of Education
Introduces a range of philosophical thought with emphasis on schooling in the cross-cultural context and on issues of social justice and quality in education. Students will explore the interplay between cultural processes and various philosophical positions adopted by educators in the design and practice of pedagogy, learn the history of public school education in the U.S. and Alaska and analyze the policies affecting public school education today. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 613  3 Credits
Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools
(Cross-listed with CCS 613)
Guidelines, rationale and resources for adapting educational policies, programs and practices to better address the cultural well-being of the students and communities they serve. Content will be grounded in the "Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools" including standards for students, teachers, curriculum, schools and communities. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 616  3 Credits
Education and Socioeconomic Change
An examination of social change processes, particularly in relation to the deliberate development of new institutions and resulting forms of new consciousness. Emphasis is placed on the role of education and schooling in this development dynamic. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 618  3 Credits
Higher Education: Basic Understanding
Historical and philosophical foundations of higher education, both in America and abroad. Examination of curriculum development, instruction, administration and inter-institutional cooperation, with emphasis on trends and innovations in higher education. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 620  3 Credits
Language, Literacy and Learning
The course examines the relationships among language, culture and thinking as issues of literacy and learning. Specific areas of emphasis include linguistic relativity, discourse, role of context in communications, variant language learning strategies and styles, speech community, open and closed linguistic systems, cognitive styles, and literacy as a cultural and cognitive phenomenon. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 621  3 Credits
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition
(Cross-listed with LING 621)
An expanded view of the ways in which individuals become socialized into particular patterns of first and second language and literacy. The ongoing acquisition of both oral and written language(s) from early childhood through adult life. Topics will include: the cultural dimensions of language development; the relationship between communication and culture; bilingualism; the role of language in the transmission of sociocultural knowledge. (3 + 0) Offered Spring, Alternate Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 622  3 Credits
Issues in Literacy Assessment
Provides a framework for assessment which is an outgrowth of current theories of literacy and language processes. Emphasis will be placed on assessment techniques, their strengths and weaknesses, and appropriate applications. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 623  3 Credits
Survey of Research in Reading
An analysis of theories and research in reading and their translation to instructional strategies. Survey of historical perspectives, studies in socio-psycholinguistics, imagery, engagement, reader response, comprehension and assessment are included. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 624  3 Credits
Foundations of Education in Alaska: From Segregation to Standards
Review of major Alaska educational reform efforts as a means of understanding historical and current state, national and international policies and practices related to development of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment that respond to the needs and interests of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Examination of Alaska Quality Schools Initiative reform effort with focus on use of Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year or permission of instructor and a laptop computer.) (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 625  3 Credits
Exceptional Learners and Child Development: Individual and Cultural Characteristics
Foundation for understanding, identifying and teaching to developmental abilities of children and early adolescents. Human development examined in context of cognition, personality, social behavior, language and physical development with focus on understanding and utilizing cross-cultural influences specific to Alaska. Emphasis on development of children with exceptional abilities. Design, develop and modify curriculum and instruction to developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches. Theory is applied to practice in practicum. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 626  3 Credits
Teaching Reading, Writing and Language Arts
Examination of the nature and process of reading and writing for elementary students and focus on process of developing a language arts program. Includes acquisition and role of language in this process. Examination and evaluation of materials and methods of teaching language arts, including those used in some Alaska districts. Examination and evaluation of children's literature. Practicum with application of language arts concepts. (Prerequisites: Admission to the Internship Year or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 630  3 Credits
Curriculum Development
Basic definition of curriculum. Includes the present need for curriculum improvement, criteria for selection of broad goals, types of curriculum frameworks and consideration of the organization of specific learning experiences as part of the curriculum structure. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 631  3 Credits
Small Schools Curriculum Design
A focus on the salient issues involved with the development of effective programs of instruction in small schools including foundational design, conceptual models, organizational strategies, technical skills, current issues and trends, and their implications and application to the environment of rural Alaska. Also available via Independent Learning. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 633  3 Credits
Foundations of Educational Technology
Online communication, Internet, electronic mail, computer conferencing and emerging technologies. Includes strategies for the effective use of microcomputers and related technology in the classroom, understanding the potential and the limitations of computers in schools, developing classroom plans to take advantage of technology potentials, and evaluation of education software. (1 + 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 635  3 Credits
Strategies for Cooperating/Mentor Teachers
Study of effective teaching using alternative strategies appropriate to differing goals. Consideration will also be given to teaming with and/or supervising interns as a technique for improving instruction. Course may be repeated for credit as readings and topics change. (Prerequisite: Licensed teacher employed in a school district.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 636  3 Credits
Improvement of Elementary Teaching
Emphasis on improvement of elementary teaching through professional development in which mentor teachers read, reflect and collaborate with one another and with university faculty to develop new approaches for their own professional development as well as developing and refining strategies that contribute to the preparation of student interns who can successfully demonstrate competence in the Alaska Teacher Standards and the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. Course may be repeated for credit as readings and topics change. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 640  3 Credits
Gender and Education
(Stacked with ED 440 and WMS 440)
This course focuses on educational practices and processes and their relation to the changing situation of women in society. Schools will be examined as sites of pervasive gender socialization and discrimination as well as offering new possibilities for liberation. Topics include: the social construction of gender; patterns of access and achievement; gender as an organizing principle in schools and classrooms; and feminist agendas and strategies for change. (Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


ED 642  3 Credits
Portfolio Preparation: Integrating Theory and Practice
Continued systematic collection of selected work, and final preparation and presentation of required portfolios that document and provide evidence of professional development and achievement as beginning teachers relative to Alaska Teacher Standards and Alaska Student Content Standards, integrated with the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools. Processes and products involved in portfolio preparation serve as basis for goal setting and assessment by interns, peers, mentors and university faculty. Portfolios must provide tangible evidence of the range of knowledge, dispositions and skills that intern possesses. Technology focus: utilization of technology to prepare portfolios. Addresses Alaska Teacher Standards. (Prerequisites: Admission to the post-baccalaureate elementary or secondary licensure program, or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0 + 3) Offered Spring


ED 643  3 Credits
Classroom Research
Emphasis on providing teachers with classroom research skill and techniques for improving instruction. Includes basic educational research concepts, methods and application, and their impact on policy and practice. (1 + 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 645  3 Credits
Small Schools Institute
A forum for experienced elementary and secondary rural school teachers. Discussions and seminars held with University and guest faculty, whose fields of expertise have direct applicability to small school concerns, will provide an environment for participants to share and refine different interethnic communicative styles, culturally congruent teaching methodologies and curricula, and contextual understandings of the Native pupil's world. (Prerequisite: Recent rural Alaskan small schools teaching experience.) (2 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 649  3 Credits
Elementary Art Methods
(Stacked with ED 449)
Methodologies of instruction and assessment in art education at the elementary level. Focus is on the knowledge and tools necessary to become excellent elementary art educators. Students will be expected to construct lessons reflecting theory and practice that are developmentally appropriate for elementary level students of all ages. Particular attention will be given to using and understanding the National Standards for Art Education, Alaska Content/Performance standards, and key curriculum documents in an elementary context. (Prerequisite: Admission to the K-12 Art post-baccalaureate licensure program; or M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction option for post-baccalaureate students.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 656  3 Credits
Education Seminar
Current topics in education. Orientation and preparation to fall practica in area schools. Cohort assignment. Importance of philosophy of education discussed and developed. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 659  3 Credits
Multimedia Tools for Teachers
Emerging technologies and software applications in education. The use of multimedia in designing teaching/learning experiences will be emphasized. Students will develop a multimedia classroom presentation and will demonstrate knowledge if Internet resources. (1 + 6) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 660  3 Credits
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective
The course will examine issues related to the social organization and socio-political context of schools, administrative and institutional change processes and the changing role of administrators in education, using a cross-cultural framework for analysis. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 663  3 Credits
School Law and Ethics
Rights and responsibilities of teachers and pupils, rulings of the Attorney General, decisions of the courts, and regulations of the State Board of Education. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 669  3 Credits
Reading, Language and Culture
Introduction to the foundations of psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic theories as they relate to oral and written language acquisition and development. Focus on issues of language and literacy education practices in the Alaska context. Topics include bi-lingual and bi-literacy education, school and community languages and literacies, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Emphasis on teachers/students developing the skills and dispositions to become researchers of culture, language and literacy in their communities. (3 + 0) Offered Fall As Demand Warrants


ED 670  3 Credits
Developing Reading: ECE-12
Literacy from early childhood through grade 12. Emphasis on developmental aspects of literacy, underlying social and cognitive processes, and the pedagogical implications to teachers. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program or permission of instructor. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 671  3 Credits
Reading and Cognition
Theory and process of reading cognition, particularly the relationship between reading and thinking. Exploration of issues related to the meaning of text and the development of comprehension. Review of literature concerning research and theory about reading processes. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program, or permission of instructor. (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 672  3 Credits
Literature and Reading: Supporting Readers at All Levels
Read, analyze and design ways to use literature to support readers at all levels. Includes critical and personal response to literature, knowledge of a wide range of appropriate reading material, classroom applications and interdisciplinary study using children's literature. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program, or permission of instructor. (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 673  3 Credits
Reading and Literacy in the Content Area
Development of knowledge of reading strategies that support literacy in the content areas/disciplines. Emphasis on interrelated processes of writing, reading, listening and speaking in the literacy development of students across the content areas. Special attention to use of technology as a tool to enhance content area literacy. Exploration of the role of teacher as researcher. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program, or permission of instructor. (3 + 0) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 678  2 Credits
Math Methods and Curriculum Development
(Stacked with ED 478)
Study and application in the classroom of best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of mathematical concepts, content and methods for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of mathematics unit. Concurrent internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the post-baccalaureate elementary licensure program and graduate standing; or permission of instructor.) (2 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 680  3 Credits
Comparative Education
(Cross-listed with NORS 680)
Analysis of international systems of public education; issues addressed include social context, ethnicity, gender, ideology, international power, level of development, current issues and problems and efforts toward reform. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 681  3 Credits
Place Based Education
Examination of the relationship between local landscape and community, and the development of human perception. Emphasis on the importance of the development of ecologically appropriate community-based educational programs in rural and urban schools. Priority placed on project-centered programs lending themselves to experimental learning opportunities. Includes literature review, discussion, curriculum exploration and design, and on-site community exploration of active place-based educational programs. (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 683  3 Credits
Instruction and Assessment in Reading I
Teaching and assessment of reading using a variety of strategies, reading research, and proven effective research-based practices for a broad range of students, including those with special needs. Immersion in a language approach to the teaching of reading that focuses on the interrelated nature of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Includes strategies for instruction, school-wide literacy programs, multiple assessments and ways to communicate results of assessments. Addresses alignment of instruction with the Alaska standards for English/Language and Arts/Reading. Introduction to a psycho-sociolinguistic approach to developing reading that focuses on the cognitive processes, and the cultural and social factors which contribute to variation in regard to assessment. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Masters of Education in Reading program, or permission of instructor. (3 + 0) Offered Fall


ED 684  3 Credits
Instruction and Assessment in Reading II
Teaching and assessment of reading with a focus on the reading behaviors of individual students and effective practices associated with developing students' skills. Emphasis on understanding reading difficulties, the analysis and use of information from reading assessments, the development of individual instructional plans and communication of meaningful data to multiple audiences. Immersion in a psycho-sociolinguistic approach to developing reading that focuses on cognitive processes and social factors which contribute to variations in reading ability. Enrollment restriction: Student must hold a Type A teaching certificate and be admitted to the Master of Education in Reading program, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 686  3 Credits
Assessment and Testing in K-12 Public Schools
Designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of assessment in K-12 public schools. Students will be required to gain a basic understanding of assessment in Alaska and to gain the confidence to interpret, analyze and discuss various, multiple and alternative assessments common in the U.S. public school system, as well as standardized tests. Issues surrounding the history of educational accountability, content standards, instructional objectives and the goals of K-12 curriculum will be discussed. (Prerequisite: Admittance to the Master of Education program, or permission of instructor. Recommended: Successful completion of ED 630, ED 601 and ED 612.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 687  3 Credits
Alaska: Resources, People and Perspectives
Introduces a broad range of essential Alaska information for educators including information on history, geography, literature, economics and politics. (3 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 688  2 Credits
Science Methods and Curriculum Development
(Stacked with ED 479)
Study and application in the classroom of the best practices from research-based strategies for the teaching and learning of science concepts, content and methods for students in elementary classrooms with diverse populations. Requires development and classroom implementation of science unit. Classroom internship required. (Prerequisites: Admission to the professional internship year; concurrent enrollment in other internship year courses and Alaska passing scores for three Praxis I Exams.) (2 + 0) Offered Spring


ED 689  3 Credits
Proseminar in Applied Educational Research
Application of social science and educational research methods to the description and analysis of the student's research topic. The research topic chosen will be the substance of each student's literature review and synthesizing paper. Conceptually integrated with ED 698 (to be taken a subsequent semester), where the final master's project is completed. Completion and approval of the synthesizing paper, by the committee, is required for successful completion of this course. (Prerequisites: Acceptance into an M.Ed. degree program; completion of all required core courses; and at least nine credits in the area of concentration.) (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


ED 690  3 Credits
Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies
(Cross-listed with CCS 690)
Investigation of current issues in cross-cultural contexts. Opportunity for students to synthesize their prior graduate studies and research. Seminar is taken near the terminus of a graduate program. (3 + 0) Offered Spring, Summer, As Demand Warrants


ED 691  3 Credits
Contemporary Issues in Education
A critical overview of the current status of the field of education. Students will participate in a thorough investigation of select problems, trends and issues that presently characterize the institution of public education. Seminar sessions will focus on student research regarding the development, present impact and potential implications of each topic discussed. (3 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


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