Logo - University of Alaska Fairbanks

1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions


Degrees and Programs Index

Education

ED 102 (2 Credits) Fall, Spring
Orientation to Alaska Native Education (2+0)
(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.)
ED 106 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Reading Activities in the Classroom (3+0)
Methods, materials and teaching of reading. Techniques for working with small groups and for integrating a language experience approach using personal language backgrounds with basal reading programs. Use of teacher's guides. Demonstration lessons.
ED 131 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Implementation of an Adult Education Program (1+0, 2+0 or 3+0)
Procedure for planning and establishing a village-based adult education program. Includes organizing the classroom, equipment and materials; grades and record keeping, testing and assessing appropriate levels of materials for individual students; lessons plans, as well as history and functions of adult education; funding teacher education and evaluation tools.
ED 141 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Introduction to Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education (3+0)
Methods and problems of teaching in and preparing material for the bilingual classroom in the areas of reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, sciences, art, music and health including lesson planning, scheduling, production of bilingual materials, and team teaching. (Recommended: Literacy in both languages of instruction.)
ED 200 (2 - 6 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Peer Tutoring (1+3 to 6)
Peer tutoring offers an opportunity to explore issues and practice tutoring techniques. For students interested in teaching or those who wish to share their expertise in a content area. Students may take the Institute section (3 weeks) and/or the Learning Activities Center section (12 weeks). Lab time arranged for variable credit; course may be repeated for up to six credits.
ED 201 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Introduction to Education (2+3)
The prospective teacher is acquainted with the nature of teaching including the scholastic, professional, and personality requirements for effective teaching. Includes practica experience in the schools. Open to all students. Required for all students majoring in education. (Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.)
ED 210 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Second Language Acquisition (3+0)
An intensive study of how people acquire second languages, i.e., ones in addition to the ones they learn as young children in the home. Topics include psychological, social and cultural aspects of second language acquisition, theory of acquisition, applied linguistic and socio-linguistic research, and insights of teachers and students of second languages. Examination of acquisition of languages by people in the students' own communities.
ED 211 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Methods and Materials for Teaching a Second Language (3+)
Intensive work in a broad repertoire of second language teaching methods. Includes designing, teaching, and assessing actual lessons. (Prerequisite: Experience as an educator in a bilingual/bicultural or second language classroom or permission of instructor.)
ED 212 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Curriculum Development for Teaching a Second Language (3+0)
Development of scope and sequence for unit plans and yearly/multi-year curricula for teaching a second language. (Prerequisite: Experience in a second language classroom or permission of instructor; ED 211 strongly recommended)
ED 214 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Natural Approaches to Language Instruction (3+0)
Students explore modern approaches, methods, techniques, and activities which have been successful in teaching second languages.
ED 215 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Methods of Teaching a Second Language (3+0)
Provides a basic knowledge of second language acquisition theory. Students taught to adapt materials for teaching Inupiaq, Yup'ik or English as a second language, and write and implement second language lesson plans. Attention paid to practicing different methods of instruction.
ED 241 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education (3+0)
Overview of bilingual instruction. Students make and adapt materials for the classroom. Attention to practicing different methods of instruction.
ED 245 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Child Development (3+0)
A study of the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects of a child's development from the prenatal period through early adolescence. (Prerequisite: PSY 101 or permission of instructor)
ED 262 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language and Standard English as a Second Dialect (3+0)
(Cross-listed with LING 262)
Covers basic underlying assumptions about the nature of language, language learning, language teaching, characteristics of good language learners, optimal language learning environments, and what affect they have on teaching styles. Roles of the second language teacher and their appropriateness covered. Presents techniques and activities consistent with specific language teaching methods and adaptation of these methods to the needs of western Alaska classrooms. (Prerequisite: Classroom experience.)
ED 099, 199, 299 (1 - 3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
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) Alternate Spring
Language Acquisition (3+0)
(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 models, and implications for pedagogy and public policy. (Prerequisite: LING 101. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
ED 304 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Literature for Children (3+0)
Evaluation criteria and application to children's books selected by student. Study of outstanding authors, illustrators and content of specific categories of literature, book selection aids, and effective use of literature to promote learning. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)
ED 307 (1 Credit) Spring
Information Sources for Educators (1+0)
(Cross-listed with LS 307)
A self-paced study course providing a survey of major library reference sources and computer databases for education/education related majors. Class meets for an introductory session and a computer literature search demonstration; otherwise, the student works at his individual rate and on his own time schedule.
ED 309 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Elementary School Music Methods (3+0)
(Cross-listed with MUS 309)
Principles, procedures, and materials for teaching music to children at the elementary level.
ED 310 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Modes of Creative Expression in Education (3+0)
Use of art, music, dance, drama, photography and creative writing in education to stimulate creative expression. Methods of incorporating these modes of expression into teaching practices. Materials fee: $30.00 for any combination of ED 310, 411, 412W and 413. (Prerequisite: ED 201.)
ED 311 (3 Credits) Spring
Introduction to Instructional Technologies (2+3)
Principles, procedures, materials and apparatus associated with use of instructional technologies. Instructional (AV) equipment: video recorders, teleconferencing equipment, motion and still picture projectors, audio recorders, and other programmable equipment reviewed. Systematic selection and utilization techniques. (Prerequisite: ED 201 or concurrent enrollment in ED 201.)
ED 327 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Physical Education for Children (3+0)
(Cross-listed with PE 327)
Introduction to a variety of games, fundamental movement activities and sports appropriate for the K - 8 student. Practical application of methods and techniques of instruction specific to physical education including: lesson planning, behavior control, maintenance of a quality learning environment, observation and evaluation techniques. (Prerequisites: PSY 101, junior standing and permission of instructor.)
ED 330 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Assessment of Learning (3+0)
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 (Prerequisite: ED 201.)
ED 333 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
History of Childhood (3+0)
Surveys child rearing practices in the major cultures of the world and parent-child relationships in different time periods. Examines psychogenic personality changes caused by parent-child interaction through successive generations. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)
ED 338 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Education and Economic Development (3+0)
(Cross-listed with RD 338)
Examines theory and evidence linking varied forms of education to economic growth and development. A comparative approach explores similarities and differences between rural Alaskan regional development and systematic nation-building efforts in developing countries. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.)
ED 345 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Sociology of Education (3+0)
(Cross-listed with SOC 345)
The influence of social, political, and economic forces upon schools. Examines how school organization affects teaching practices, how peer groups affect student learning, and how national political and economic concerns determine what becomes an educational issue. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)
ED 346 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
History of American Education (3+0)
Explores the development of education in the context of the social, political, philosophical and economic developments of the United States. Special attention will be focused on the role of education as a force in the shaping of the social fabric of this country. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.)
ED 350 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Communication in Cross-Cultural Classrooms (3+0)
Interdisciplinary examination of communication and language in cross-cultural educational situations, including language, literacy, and interethnic communication related to classrooms in Alaska. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: ED 201.)
ED 370 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Issues in Alaska Bilingual and Multicultural Education (1+0)
(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 coursework at the lower-division level.)
ED 375 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
The Exceptional Learner (3+0)
Understanding, identifying and serving the exceptional learner in the regular classroom in rural and urban settings. Includes the unique needs of exceptional students in rural settings from bilingual/multicultural backgrounds. Includes practica experience. Also available via Independent Learning. (Prerequisites: ED 201 and PSY 240.)
ED 380 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Cultural Influences in Education (3+0)
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.)
ED 385 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
International Perspectives on Education (3+0)
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: ED 201.)
ED 402 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (2+3)
Principles and methods of teaching for junior high and high school classrooms. Includes planning for effective teaching, classroom management, and the implementation of teaching plans in classroom settings. Materials fee: $35.00. (Prerequisites: ED 201; admission to teacher education program or admission into the secondary post-baccalaureate program and the Secondary M.A.T. degree program. This course should be taken the semester prior to ED 453.)
ED 407 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Reading Strategies for Secondary Teachers (3+0)
Techniques and materials to help secondary students acquire skills for greater comprehension of subject matter. Should be taken concurrently with ED 402. (Prerequisites: ED 330 and junior standing.)
ED 410W (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Foundations of Literacy Development (3+0)
Language, reading, and writing development examined in children of varying ages and within various social contexts, with emphasis on impact of out-of-school styles on school literacy instruction. Materials fee: $30.00. (Prerequisites: Fairbanks program: All required education courses through the 300 level, and permission of instructor. Rural program: PSY 240, ED 304, 310, and 330.)
ED 411 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Strategies for Reading and Writing Instruction in Multi-Cultural Classrooms (3+0)
Methodology, instructional materials, and language arts content relevant to the instruction of developmental language, reading and writing in diverse K - 8 classrooms. Includes practicum placement in elementary school. Materials fee: $30.00 for any combination of ED 310, 411, 412W, and 413. (Prerequisites: Fairbanks program: All required education courses through the 300 level; concurrent enrollment in ED 410W, 412W, and 413; Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics scores; and permission of instructor. Rural program: PSY 240, ED 304, 310, and 330; Praxis I: reading, writing, and mathematics scores.)
ED 412W (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Language Arts and Social Studies: Methods and
Curriculum Development (3+0)

Study of concepts, content, methods and materials which characterize the teaching of language arts and social studies; the development of written plans and units; and practicum experience in elementary school. Materials fee: $30.00 for any combination of ED 310, 411, 412W, and 413. (Prerequisites: Fairbanks program: All required education courses through the 300 level; concurrent enrollment in ED 410W, 411, and 413; and permission of instructor. Rural program: ED 410W and 411.)
ED 413 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Mathematics and Science: Methods and Curriculum Development (3+0)
Study of concepts, content, methods and materials which characterize the teaching of mathematics and science; the development of written plans and units; and practicum placement in elementary school. Materials fee: $30.00 for any combination of ED 310, 411, 412W, and 413. (Prerequisites: Fairbanks program: All required education courses through the 300 level; concurrent enrollment in ED 410W, 411, and 412W; results of the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics; and permission of instructor. Rural program: ED 410W and 411 results of the Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.)
ED 420 (3 Credits) Fall
Alaska Native Education (3+0) 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. (Prerequisite: ANTH 242 or HIST 100; or permission of instructor.)
ED 422 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Building a Practical Philosophy of Education
A study of philosophy as a distinct discipline with its own terminology, concepts, and processes and how it functions in the field of education. Emphasis to an application of philosophy of education to cross-cultural situations in Alaskan classrooms. Available only via Independent Learning. (Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.)
ED 424 (3 Credits) Fall
Small High School Programs (2+3)
Examines traditional and alternative approaches to the design of small high school programs, with emphasis on problems of designing secondary programs for the small rural communities of Alaska. (Prerequisites: ED 201; admission to teacher education program. This course should be taken the semester prior to ED 453.)
ED 425 (3 Credits) Spring
Community as an Educational Resource (2+3)
Methods and techniques for developing and implementing a community-oriented curriculum with practical experience in identifying and using community educational resources. (Prerequisites: ED 201; admission to teacher education program. This course should be taken the semester prior to ED 453.)
ED 429 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Computer Application in the Classroom (2+2)
Strategies for effective use of computers in the classroom; understanding potentials and limitations of the computer in the schools; developing classroom plans to take advantage of computer potentials; and evaluation of educational software.
ED 430 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Multicultural Teaching Techniques (2+3)
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 coursework, experiential education, productive thinking skills, and individual programmed instruction). Weekly participation in multicultural classrooms. (Prerequisites: ED 201; admission to Teacher Education Program. This course should be taken the semester prior to ED 453.)
ED 440 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Gender and Education (3+0) 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: SOC 101 or ED 201 or permission of instructor. Next offered: 1999 - 2000.)
ED 450 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Education and Cultural Transmission (3+0)
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: ED 330 and junior standing.)
ED 451 (1 - 9 Credits) Fall, Spring
Practicum in Education
Practical application of general ideas and techniques addressed in methods courses in which the student is currently enrolled or previously completed. Materials fee: $30.00 for any combination of ED 451. (Prerequisites: ED 201, 330, 402 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment permitted with ED 402; permission of instructor.)
ED 452O (12 Credits) Fall, Spring
Elementary Student Teaching (1+33)
Supervised teaching in elementary schools approved by the department of education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for the entire school day for the entire university semester. The department may limit registration, determine assignments, and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Materials fee: $8.00. (Prerequisites: See requirements for admission to student teaching.)
ED 453O (12 Credits) Fall, Spring
Secondary Student Teaching (1+33)
Supervised teaching in secondary schools approved by the department of education. Students should expect to be involved in the school setting for the entire school day for the entire university semester. The department may limit registration, determine assignments, and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Materials fee: $8.00. (Prerequisites: See requirements for admission to student teaching.)
ED 454O (15 Credits) Fall, Spring
Student Teaching K - 12 (1+42)
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 registration, determine assignments, and cancel the registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Materials fee: $8.00. (Prerequisites: See requirements for admission to student teaching.)
ED 456 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Orientation to Teaching in Rural Alaska (2+3)
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.)
ED 461 (3 Credits) Spring
Native Ways of Knowing (3+0) 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: Upper division standing.)
ED 462 (3 Credits) Fall
Alaskan Environmental Education (3+0)
(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 or permission of instructor.)
ED 465 (3 Credits) Fall
Working with FAS/FAE Children (2+4)
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.)
ED 486 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Media Literacy (3+0)
(Cross-listed with JB 486)
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. Next offered: 2000 - 01.)
ED 489 (3 Credits) Spring
Education and Schooling in Japan (3+0) 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: Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program, successful completion of student teaching and permission of instructor.)
ED 490 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Curriculum Development in Cultural Perspective (3+0)
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 curriculum development project applicable to their individual circumstances. (Prerequisite: ED 330 or admission to the Secondary Post-Baccalaureate Program and the Secondary M.A.T. degree program.)
ED 580 (1 Credit) As Demand Warrants
Wildlife and Wetlands Curricula (1+0)
Wildlife education curricula, focusing on strategies for teaching biological and ecological concepts related to the goose populations which nest in the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta; strategies for teaching students the value of wetlands as wildlife habitat, migration, how wildlife becomes endangered and extinct and ways to develop a sense of personal responsibility and decision-making skills about wildlife. NOTE: The Education faculty offers many of the graduate (600 level) courses in the summer, to accommodate summer graduate studies of teachers and administrators. Please consult with the program to determine which graduate courses will be taught in a given summer. 500-level courses are self support.
ED 601 (3 Credits) Fall
Introduction to Applied Social Science Research (3+0)
A review of the most common research paradigms, data gathering techniques and analytical tools used by social scientists in the study of human behavior and cultural institutions. Attention will be given to collaborative research models, with a focus on the translation of research results into practical application. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in education.)
ED 603 (3 Credits) Spring
Field Study Research Methods (3+0)
(Cross-listed with CCS 603)
Intensive focus on considerations and techniques for conducting field research in a cross-cultural setting, with particular attention to participatory approaches and naturalistic research designs. Students must have access to a field setting in which to conduct a research project. (Prerequisite: ED 601 and ED 610, 612, 616 or 621.)
ED 609 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
School-Community Relations (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program.)
ED 610 (3 Credits) Fall, Summer, As Demand Warrants
Education and Cultural Processes (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: the course may be taken concurrently with ED 601, ED 602 or ED 603.)
ED 611 (3 Credits) Fall
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in education, ED 610 recommended.)
ED 612 (3 Credits) Fall
Cultural and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3+0)
Students will be introduced to the nature of philosophical inquiry and apply a philosophical perspective to examining assumptions inherent in cultural systems and culturally organized behavior. Education as a function of culturally organized behavior is based upon assumptions which are not always explicit. The philosophical perspective provides a framework and approach for explicitly subjecting these assumptions to a analysis. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in education.)
ED 613 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing or approval of the instructor.)
ED 614 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Learning, Development and Special Needs Instruction (3+0)
Provides a survey of learning theory, adolescent development and special needs instruction. Attention will be given to the cognitive theories of Piaget, Gardner and Vygotsky, and to current theories of learning. Emphasis on individual differences among leaders including consideration of the unique needs of bilingual special learners, special learners in diverse cultural environments, and the appropriate application of technology. (Prerequisite: Admission into the secondary post-baccalaureate program, the Secondary M.A.T. degree or permission of the instructor.)
ED 615 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Social Organization of Classrooms and Learning (3+0)
Examination of the social organization of participants (school, staff and students) within institutional framework of American Public Education with particular emphasis focused on everyday life features of the social organization that accommodate and maintain the institutional framework. Dilemmas inherent in transplanting this institutional framework and social organization to sociocultural environments different from that of their origins are also examined. (Prerequisites: ED 601, ED 610, or permission of instructor.)
ED 616 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Education and Socioeconomic Change (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: ED 601. ED 610, or permission of instructor.)
ED 618 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Higher Education: Basic Understanding (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.)
ED 620 (3 Credits) Fall
Language, Literacy and Learning (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing.)
ED 621 (3 Credits) Spring
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing.)
ED 622 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Issues in Literacy Assessment (3+0)
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.
ED 623 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Survey of Research in Reading (3+0)
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.
ED 630 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Curriculum Development (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program or certified teacher status.)
ED 631 (3 Credits) Fall
Small Schools Curriculum Design (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in education.)
ED 633 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Foundations of Educational Technology (1+6)
On-line 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. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program or certified teacher status.)
ED 635 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Strategies for Cooperating Teachers (3+0)
Study of effective teaching using alternative strategies appropriate to differing goals. Consideration will also be given to teaming with and/or supervising student teachers as a technique for improving instruction. (Prerequisite: Licensed teacher employed in a school district.)
ED 636 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Improvement of Elementary Teaching (3+0)
Emphasis on improvement of elementary teaching: a reevaluation of teaching practices, relating of principles of learning, instructional procedures, and recent developments in education to situations made meaningful through the student's teaching experience. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing in education and elementary teaching experience.)
ED 640 (3 Credits) Spring
Gender and Education (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing.)
ED 641 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Teaching Youth at Risk (3+0)
Teaching Youth at Risk focuses on a comprehensive review of research related to the societal, educational, and instructional phenomenon which negatively affect achievement in school. The course will provide K - 12 classroom teachers and educators, parents, community members and others interested in helping youth at risk with a thorough understanding of the depth and breadth of this crisis and the factors which characterize these youth. Participants will investigate a variety of proven strategies and approaches designed to improve classrooms, schools, community services, and other significant aspects of a troubled student's life. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing)
ED 643 (3 Credits) Spring
Classroom Research (1+6)
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. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program or certified teacher status.)
ED 645 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Small Schools Institute (2+3)
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.)
ED 656 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Education Seminar (3+0)
Current topics in education. Orientation and preparation to fall practica in area schools. Cohort assignment. Importance of philosophy of education discussed and developed. Materials fee: $30. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program.)
ED 657 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Multicultural Education and School-Community Relations (3+0)
Addressing issues of diversity is particularly significant in teacher education. Focus on philosophy and premises underlying multiculturalism in teacher education, as well as the development of attitudes and behaviors to help those involved deal directly, ethically, and effectively with others in the education community in Alaska. Pedagogical practice including instructional strategies that promote these goals will be stressed. Students will examine their philosophy of teaching that defines practice in the classroom and discuss current education issues in the U.S. including urban and rural Alaska. (Prerequisite: Admission into the secondary post-baccalaureate program, the secondary M.A.T. degree or permission of the instructor.)
ED 658 (3 Credits) Fall
Classroom Organization and Management (3+0)
Covers the importance of establishing a positive learning environment, development of a successful discipline model consistent with an educator's philosophy of education, and a review of the major discipline models. Students will examine issues of race, culture, gender, class and exceptionality and the role each play in student's behavior. In addition, students will study techniques for maintaining positive student-teacher interactions in the classroom. A focus will be on establishing a positive relationship with parents. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Secondary Post-Baccalaureate program, the Secondary M.A.T. degree program, or permission of the instructor.)
ED 659 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
Multimedia Tools for Teachers (1+6)
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. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program.)
ED 660 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants.
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective (3+0)
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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing.)
ED 663 (3 Credits) Summer, As Demand Warrants
School Law and Ethics (3+0)
Rights and responsibilities of teachers and pupils, rulings of the Attorney General, decisions of the courts, and regulations of the State Board of Education. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing in education.)
ED 666 (3 Credits) Fall
Secondary Teaching: School Internship I
Supervised observation and teaching in secondary schools approved by the School of Education. Special attention to school-community relations, special needs, curriculum development, teaching strategies, and the integration of technology across the curriculum. The School of Education may limit registration, determine assignments and cancel registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Materials fee: $30. (Prerequisites: results of Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessment in reading, writing and mathematics; admission into the secondary post-baccalaureate program or the secondary M.A.T. degree.)
ED 667 (3 Credits) Spring
Secondary Teaching: School Internship II
Supervised observation and teaching in secondary schools approved by the School of Education. Special attention to school-community relations, special needs, curriculum development, teaching strategies, and the integration of technology across the curriculum. The School of Education may limit registration, determine assignments and cancel registration of students doing unsatisfactory work. Materials fee: $30. (Prerequisites: results of Praxis I: Academic Skills Assessment in reading, writing and mathematics; admission into the secondary post-baccalaureate program or the secondary M.A.T. degree.)
ED 668 (1 Credits) Fall
Secondary Education: Curriculum Group Seminar (1+0)
Content-specific seminar conducted by current practitioners from area schools. Seminar groups discuss current issues, methodologies, and teaching strategies specific to the various disciplines. Meets for 7 weeks. (Prerequisite: Admission into the program.)
ED 680 (3 Credits) Fall
Comparative Education (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisite: Graduate standing.)
ED 687 (3 Credits) Spring
Alaska: Resources, People and Perspectives (3+0)
Introduces a broad range of essential Alaska information for educators including information on history, geography, literature, economics and politics. (Prerequisites: Admission into the Secondary Post-Baccalaureate program, the Secondary M.A.T. degree program, or permission of the instructor.)
ED 689 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Proseminar in Applied Educational Research (1+6)
Application of social science research methods to the description and analysis of a research topic. The topic chosen will be the substance of each student's synthesizing paper. Advisory committee chairs will participate and assist their respective students. (Prerequisites: Acceptance into an M.Ed. program; completion of all required core entry courses [ED 619 - 660]; and completion of at least nine credits in the area of concentration.)
ED 690 (3 Credits) Spring, Summer, As Demand Warrants
Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies (3+0)
(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. (Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, permission of student's graduate committee.)
ED 691 (3 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Contemporary Issues in Education (3+0)
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. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing.)

Catalog Index | Class Schedule | Admissions | UAF Home | UAF Search | News and Events
Logo. Unversity of Alaska Fairbanks.

Send comments or questions to the UAF Admissions Office.
Last modified March 10, 1999