TEACHING 5110 2 credits Key Concepts of Middle Level Education
Provides students with understanding of the philosophy and organization of middle level education. C: TEACHING 5120.
TEACHING 5120 2 credits Characteristics of Transescents
Introduces characteristics of young adolescents with a focus on their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. C: TEACHING 5110.
TEACHING 5130 3 credits K-4 Methods for Cognitive Development
Considers teaching strategies and classroom management techniques appropriate for kindergarten and the primary grades. C: TEACHING 5240.
TEACHING 5210 2 credits Multicultural Education and the Young Adolescent
A study of social, economic, gender, exceptionality, cultural and other factors that affect equal educational opportunity for young adolescents and pertinent educational programs.
TEACHING 5220 2 credits Education in a Multicultural Society
Provides study of equity and fairness in United States society and schools. Requires students to consider various perspectives and programs to effect change in society and schools.
TEACHING 5230 3 credits Teaching Science at the Middle and Secondary Schools
Studies methods, procedures, and materials for science curriculum and instruction in the middle and secondary school. C: TEACHING 4210/6210.
TEACHING 5240 3 credits Pre-K Methods for Cognitive Development
Considers theory of cognitive development of infants, toddlers and preschool children. Develops age appropriate activities in the areas of health, math, science, social studies, ethnic studies, environmental education, and creative thinking for the preschool level. C: TEACHING 5130.
TEACHING 5320 3 credits Psychology of Learning Encompassing the Exceptional Child
Exposes students to several educational theories and practices that impact the teaching and learning process with a focus on working with students with special needs.
TEACHING 5330 3 credits Developmental Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Studies reading processes, reading readiness, word recognition, comprehension, reading rates, vocabulary, reading interests; selection and use of reading materials; evaluation of reading progress; laboratory practice with children.
TEACHING 5340 3 credits Developmental Reading for Middle and Secondary Teachers
Examines reading progress, reading readiness, word recognition, comprehension, reading rates, vocabulary, reading interests; selection and use of reading materials; evaluation of reading progress; laboratory practice with transescents and adolescents.
TEACHING 5430 3 credits Teaching Language Arts at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Examines the four areas of the language arts - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasizes writing processes, whole language and integrating language arts across the curriculum.
TEACHING 5530 3 credits Teaching History and Social Studies at the Middle and Secondary Schools
Studies goals, skills, issues, materials and the role of history and social studies instruction in middle and secondary schools. Explores the school of conceptual design as it applies to history and social studies instruction. C: TEACHING 4210/6210.
TEACHING 5630 3 credits Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education
Develops appreciation, understanding, and awareness of equity issues; such as ethnic, class, and gender issues in the educational process and in society. Considers equity issues through research, historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological perspectives and the implications that each arena has on the lives of all of us.
TEACHING 5640 3 credits Creative Development in Early Childhood
Studies theories and techniques for the enhancement of creative expression in young children. Includes age appropriate activities in the areas of art, music, movement and dramatic play.
TEACHING 5730 4 credits Guidance, Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood
Considers guidance, social-emotional adjustment, developmental assessment, effective teaching strategies, classroom management techniques, and continuity of learning experiences. Includes review and critique of authentic and standardized assessment instruments for both formative and summative evaluation and report to parents.
TEACHING 5830 3 credits Reading and Language Arts in the Content Areas
Considers development and evaluation of effective reading and language arts skills and habits, especially in the content fields in middle and secondary schools.
TEACHING 5840 4 credits Developmental Reading and Language Arts in the Content Areas for Middle/Secondary Grades
The purpose of this course is to promote the teacher candidates in their competence in developing effective reading and language arts skills and habits in their students, especially in the content fields, in middle and high school. (Required for early adolescent/adolescent teacher candidates). P: TEACHING 1230 or PHYSED 2320
TEACHING 5930 3 credits Teaching Social Studies at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Considers principles, purposes and methods of teaching the social studies; unit building, special consideration for the conceptual approaches to curricular organization. Explores the School of Education conceptual design as it applies to elementary education.
TEACHING 6020 2 credits Educational Media Technology
Considers audio and visual materials that comprise educational media; laboratory activities for use, design, and development of instructional media; communication theory; selection, utilization, and production of materials; micro-computer applications and the operation of equipment.
TEACHING 6030 1-3 credits Management of Students with Learning and Emotional Disabilities
Increases understanding of instructional practices for managing classroom behavior. Presents techniques for preventing behavior problems and for intervening when problems do occur.
TEACHING 6090 4 credits Integrated Methods: Language Arts and Social Studies
This is a course focusing on connections of content, methods, and developmental needs of early childhood language arts and social studies teaching. The content of course builds around themes that grow from the intersection of the professional concerns of the participants and the Wisconsin Teacher Standards. The themes grow from the content of the language arts and the social studies appropriate to the young learner. This course must be taken as part of the professional block in the semester immediately preceding student teaching.
TEACHING 6100 3 credits Teaching Mathematics at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Mathematical content includes probability and statistics. Methodology includes objectives, theories, and materials related to the teaching of mathematics in the elementary school; laboratory practices with children. Explores the School of Education conceptual design as it applies to elementary and middle level education.
TEACHING 6110 1-2 credits Pre-Student Teaching at Elementary/ Middle Level
Observations of children/youth in learning situations, participation in the learning activities of the classroom, teaching several lessons, and evaluation of teaching-learning experiences. Required for students preparing to teach early childhood, elementary, or elementary/middle level. Student should take this course concurrently with the appropriate methods course(s).
TEACHING 6120 2 credits Pre-Student Teaching and Seminar in an Inclusionary Environment
Observation of children/youth in learning situations, participation in the learning activities of the classroom, teaching several lessons, and evaluation of teaching-learning experiences in an inclusionary environment. Required of students working toward a special education/inclusion minor.
TEACHING 6130 2 credits Foundations of American Education
Considers the American school as a social institution. Applies an interdisciplinary approach to recent trends in society, in learning theory and in educational reform to provide a balance view of the sociological, philosophical and historical forces affecting education in this country.
TEACHING 6140 4 credits Teaching Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Settings
This course addresses standards, methods, theories, and materials related to teaching mathematics and science in early childhood and elementary settings. P: MATH 2110 with a grade of C or higher and admission to the School of Education. C: TEACHING 4110 Pre-Student Teaching at Elementary/Middle Level and a field placement.
TEACHING 6150 3 credits Assessing Students with Special Needs
A survey of psychological testing with emphasis on the evaluation, administration, interpretation and statistical analysis of the results of psychological testing devices and techniques.
TEACHING 6200 1-3 credits Relating PreK-12 Schooling to Life: Careers, Work and Community Living
Transition services is about life skills, not just about school-to-work. Transition services apply to all ages, including pre-school. Students ask and respond to the question: what is it that each student needs in order to have a good quality life? Areas covered include: employment/education; home/family; leisure pursuits; community involvement; emotional/physical health; personal responsibility/relationships. Course focuses on students with special needs.
TEACHING 6210 1-2 credits Pre-Student Teaching at Middle/ Secondary Level
Observations of youth in learning situations, participation in the learning activities of the classroom teaching several lessons, and evaluation of teaching-learning experiences. Required of students preparing to teach middle, middle/secondary, secondary level or K-12 special subject majors (art, music, and physical education). C: Students should take course concurrently with the appropriate methods.
TEACHING 6220 2 credits Advising, Interaction and Communication
Focuses on the classroom affective skills required of middle school teachers including listening, group dynamics, encouragement and non-verbal communication. C: TEACHING 6620.
TEACHING 6230 3 credits Teaching Science at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Considers objectives, methods, content, theories and materials related to the teaching of science in the elementary and middle school; laboratory practice. Explores the School of Education conceptual design as it applies to elementary and middle level education. C: TEACHING 6110.
TEACHING 6250 2 credits Seminar in Early and Middle Childhood
This course provides a balanced view of the sociological, philosophical, and ethical forces affecting early childhood/middle childhood education in America. Students will re-model lesson plans with critical thinking strategies and reflect on prior experiences in schools in order to form judgments about ethical teaching behavior. P: TEACHING 3130 K-4 Methods for Cognitive Development; TEACHING 3240 Pre-K Methods for Cognitive Development; TEACHING 3040 Reading, Literacy, and Literature I; TEACHING 3730 Guidance, Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood; TEACHING 4420 Oral Language and Emergent Literacy.
TEACHING 6330 3 credits Administration and Family Relations in Early Childhood
Development of managerial and leadership roles, knowledge of requirements for certification and licensing, effective communication with staff and parents, community relations and advocacy.
TEACHING 6420 3 credits Oral Language and Emergent Literacy
Considers development of communication, acquisition of language, development of phonology, structure of language, dialect variations, how language is acquired, assessment of language and communication skills, and classroom approaches to oral language development.
TEACHING 6430 2 credits Teaching of Beginning Reading
Examines reading readiness, beginning reading techniques, innovations and approaches to reading; phonics and whole language in primary reading programs, planning and teaching reading lessons.
TEACHING 6530 1-3 credits Current Topics in Education
Study of a selected topic determined by an identified need. For example: current issues, ideas, and topics of interest to a particular group of teachers. P: consent of instructor.
TEACHING 6550 2 credits Instruction in Applied and Integrated Strategies
Provides instruction in and support for implementing strategies that foster curriculum integration and application through the Authentic Task model.
TEACHING 6620 2 credits Teaching Transescents
Provides an overview of the curricular and instructional practices appropriate for the young adolescent learner. Addresses issues, trends, and research relevant to effective middle level practices through service learning projects. C: TEACHING 6220.
TEACHING 6630 3 credits Learning and Language Disorders
Reviews Pre-Kindergarten/kindergarten through young adult development and identification with children with disabilities (CWD); emphasizes diagnosis and remediation of learning disorders through a special education approach; studies appropriate learning environments.
TEACHING 6720 2 credits Educational Evaluation
Enables teachers to use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure continuous physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral growth of learners.
TEACHING 6730 1-2 credits Working With Families of Students With Exceptional Needs: Consultation and Advocacy
Students learn to help pupils with special needs and their families become advocates and full partners in the educational process. Information relative to family dynamics, needs and concerns, multiple types of families, school consultations practices, working with agencies, communication skills are all covered in this course.
TEACHING 6830 1-3 credits Strategies for Effective Inclusion
Current trends and issues in special education, the role of the general education teacher, and characteristics of students with various disabilities will be discussed. Adaptations and modifications in curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students with various exceptionalities will be a major focus of this course.
TEACHING 7000 3 credits Research Procedures
Definition of problems and issues, critical examination of the research literature, review of trends in curricula and methods, and planning of investigations including historical, descriptive (including ethnographic) and experimental.
TEACHING 7010 3 credits Philosophical Foundations of Education
(Offered under TEACHING 7010 and PHLSPHY 7010.) Critically examines five major visions of reality, human life, and lifeís meaning that underlie educational practice today, to equip and encourage students to bring greater intellectual integrity to their work as educators.
TEACHING 7040 3 credits School Curriculum
Examines development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum as it has been shaped by social forces of this and other countries, including recent research in curriculum. Special attention is given to professional developmental needs of teachers and the promotion of reflective thinking.
TEACHING 7050 3 credits Public Relations in School and Community
Designed primarily for school, personnel and other community residents. Emphasizes the importance of designing programs around the needs and problems of the school and community; considers economic, social, political characteristics of communities; methods of assessment, communication, involvement, and conflict resolution. Includes activities and programs such as bond referenda, advisory committees, volunteers, public relations, etc.; considers organization, operation, implementation and evaluation of school-community relations programs.
TEACHING 7060 3 credits Middle School Curriculum
Considers the development of the school curriculum as it has been shaped by social forces and research. Emphasizes middle level education and the teaching process in grades 5-8. Provides special attention to professional needs of teachers and the promotion of reflective thinking.
TEACHING 7130 3 credits Improving Instructional Effectiveness
Connects principles of learning to teaching practices; demonstrates how theory can become practice; considers models of teaching that promote developmentally appropriate teaching and reflective thinking; characterizes teaching as a process of conscious decision making; helps teachers become more effective decision-makers.
TEACHING 7150 3 credits Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, and Theories of Second Language Acquisition (TESOL)
This course is designed for the graduate TESOL emphasis to be offered to students from the Peopleís Republic of China. It includes Oral Language and Emergent Literacy topics, plus content on the theories of second language acquisition which are part of most TESOL programs and usually taught within the context of acquiring oral language.
TEACHING 7200 3 credits Language Arts at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Considers oral and written expression, listening, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary; includes the broader aspects of communication, problems of course study, instruction, methods, materials, textbooks, measures of accomplishment, and the correction of pupil difficulties in language expression.
TEACHING 7210 3 credits Reading at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Considers problems arising in a well-rounded reading program, development of basic reading abilities and skills, improvement of attitudes and tastes, adjusting materials and methods to individual needs.
TEACHING 7220 3 credits Remedial Reading
Provides instruction teaching children who read one or two grade levels below expectation; supplemental and specialized techniques of the developmental reading concepts are emphasized and such topics as identification of the remedial reader, selection, application, and evaluation of the materials and techniques appropriate to the individual are included.
TEACHING 7230 3 credits Remedial Reading Practicum
Provides laboratory practice with children one or more years below grade in reading. Special attention is given to models of teaching designed to promote developmentally appropriate teaching and reflective thinking. P: TEACHING 7220 or equivalent.
TEACHING 7240 3 credits Juvenile Literature
Provides advanced study in literature for children and youth; administration of a recreational reading program, methods of teaching and integration with other curricular areas; evaluation and selection of significant books and appraisals of recent books including special study of project English. Students read at the level in which they are most interested - primary, intermediate, or middle level school.
TEACHING 7250 3 credits Content Area Reading
Considers the utilization of reading skills, study strategies, and materials as applied to (a) selected field(s), and techniques for incorporating reading into content area instruction.
TEACHING 7270 3 credits Reading in the Middle/Secondary School
Assists middle and secondary teachers in utilizing fundamental reading skills as they apply to content areas; special consideration will be given to effective skills, study skills, and vocabulary development in specific areas.
TEACHING 7280 3 credits Seminar in Reading
Examines current issues and trends in reading education. Includes pertinent topics such as foundations of reading instruction, current approaches to teaching beginning reading, individual differences in reading performance, and factors that affect reading acquisition.
TEACHING 7300 3 credits Science at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Develops the investigative nature of science through student participation in several activities; examines implications of Piagetís theories as they relate to the teaching of science and mathematics; considers processes of science and trends in elementary school science curriculum materials.
TEACHING 7340 2 credits Educational Administration Introduction Seminar
The module will be an overview of the Educational Administration Program. Included will be an explanation of the Cohort Model as well as a detailed discussion of the remaining five modules. Each student will complete a self-assessment of their knowledge of the Ten Teaching Standards for Wisconsin and write a Professional Development Plan. Special permission only.
TEACHING 7350 1-4 credits Educational Administration Relationships
This module will address the following: personnel issues, classroom management. community relations, school climate, relationships with district office, school board members, professional judgement, school culture, diversity issues, and leadership and management styles. P: TEACHING 7340,
TEACHING 7360 1-4 credits Educational Administration Student Learning
Designed to prepare prospective administrators to be instructional leaders in their school. This course is built around the Wisconsin Standards. Students in this course are expected to demonstrate a knowledge and experience base in the 10 teaching standards and how these standards transfer into effective classroom activities. P: TEACHING 7350.
TEACHING 7370 1-5 credits Educational Administration Systems I
The Systems I module is designed to prepare prospective administrators to effectively manage the organizations, operations, and resources of a school system in order to ensure a safe, efficient and effective learning environment that will promote the success of all students. P: TEACHING 7360.
TEACHING 7380 1-4 credits Educational Administration Legal Aspects
Legal Issues for School Administrators. Participants develop a working knowledge of law as it relates to functioning as a school administrator. Researching and resolving legal issues impacting school operations using practical problem situations forms the focus. In addition, relevant statutory and case law are included. P: TEACHING 7370
TEACHING 7390 1-5 credits Educational Administration Systems II
The Systems II module is an extension of the Systems I module with an emphasis on simulations and practicum projects. P: TEACHING 7380.
TEACHING 7400 3 credits Social Studies at the Elementary and Middle Schools
Curriculum content used as basis for consideration of modern classroom procedures; the cooperative problem assignment; provision for individual differences; functional development of study skills.
TEACHING 7500 3 credits Topics in Education
Examines current, critical issues on the state, national, and international levels; service course in education.
TEACHING 7520 3 credits Supervision and Administration of Reading Programs
Examines the organization, administration, supervision and improvement of school-wide reading programs; reading practicum to be conducted in a clinical setting.
TEACHING 7610 3 credits Competency Review of Cross-Categorical Guidelines: Integrating Standards and Portfolio Development
Each student will develop a portfolio to document competencies (knowledge, skills and dispositions related to teaching students with disabilities). This portfolio is a format for the documentation of this learning in a structured manner. P: Licensed teachers or emergency licensed special education teachers.
TEACHING 7620 1-3 credits Special Education: Legal and Theoretical Foundations
Participants will develop a working knowledge of law (e.g.-IDEA 1997) as it relates to the rights and responsibilities of students, staff, and families. Participants will also incorporate knowledge of historical foundations, service delivery models, philosophies and cultural diversity into the general and/or special education classroom.
TEACHING 7630 1-3 credits Instructional Content and Practice
This course will place emphasis on strategies, remediation, compensation, instructional methods, curriculum and inclusive practices in the instructional setting.
TEACHING 7640 1-2 credits Professional and Ethical Practices in Teaching Students with Disabilities
Provides an overview of the effects of cultural and environmental backgrounds on students with disabilities and their families, and fosters an understanding of how personal and cultural biases may affect oneís teaching and interactions with others. The course stresses the ethical and professional responisibilities of teachers.
TEACHING 7830 0-2 credits Seminar Paper Research
TEACHING 7860 6 credits Comparative Education and Supervised Overseas Fieldwork
Reviews educational patterns in contemporary societies through the study of persistent and cross-cultural education topics related to such subjects as nationalism, human rights, finance, teacher education, religion, tradition, and reform. Reinforces understandings through an international field experience during which time the participant works in a school with his or her counterpart. Stresses individual comparative studies and overseas school experience in the candidateís teaching area.
TEACHING 7880 1-8 credits Graduate Practicum in Teaching
Provides a designed clinical teaching assignment for (1) graduate students meeting license requirements through an internship or (2) qualified educators who want to meet a professional development need through a graduate residency. P: consent of the director of the School of Education.
TEACHING 7960 2-6 credits Graduate Practicum
The practicum in SLD/EBD/or CD is required in lieu of student teaching for graduate students in the Cross-Categorical Licensure Certification Program. Students will have a teaching experience under the supervision of a master teacher and/or field coordinator in a school, clinic or other setting which provides practical application of theory, experience, and evidence of mastery of skills required by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Code.
TEACHING 7970 3 credits Supervision of Student Teachers
Designed for teachers currently or potentially involved in supervision of student teachers; includes the identification, analysis and development of good classroom procedures; desirable experiences for the student teacher in the total school program; professional responsibilities of the student teacher in the school and community. P: three years of teaching experience or consent of instructor.
TEACHING 7980 1-4 credits Independent Study in Education
The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the studentís advisor, the Director of the School of Education and the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies. Approval must be secured before independent study courses begin. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description of the subject to be covered. This description must be signed by the instructor conducting the independent study, the department chairperson, the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and the student. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.
TEACHING 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research