Education (EDUC)

EDUC 202 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The course examines the way globalization, immigration, privatization and the increasing diversity in our student population is shaping, and being shaped, by America's schools. An exploration of these and other issues from both micro- (student) and macro- (systemic) levels, will be the mainstay of the course. The lenses of sociology, psychology and political economy will be used throughout the semester. The course is open to students in these fields and to students exploring a career in teaching, and is recommended for students entering the teacher education program. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 502. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 202 and EDUC 502.

EDUC 301 - PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

Short Title: PHIL,HIST,&SOC FOUNDTN OF EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group II

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course students analysis events and ideas that have shaped the philosophy and practice of American schools today. It is appropriate for all students interested in the influences and stresses that have created a unique educational system in our culturally diverse country. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 501. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 301 and EDUC 501.

EDUC 304 - RACE, CLASS, GENDER IN EDUCATION

Short Title: RACE, CLASS, GENDER IN EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the complex ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, and class intersect and influence the educational experience of students in American schools. By employing an interdisciplinary approach centered both on individuals' lived experiences and educational system as a whole; EDUC 304 explores and critiques these critical issues and their impact on student learning. Likely topics include the historical foundations of race, class and gender in education, segregation, Title IX, and other contemporary topics. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 504. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 304 and EDUC 504.

EDUC 305 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Short Title: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to a psychological understanding of teaching and learning through an overview of principles, issues, and related research in educational psychology. Students in this course will examine theories of learning, complex cognitive processes, cognitive and emotional development, and motivation. These constructs will be applied to effective instruction, the design of optimum learning environments, assessment of student learning, and teaching in diverse classrooms. Required for those seeking teacher certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 505. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 305 and EDUC 505.

EDUC 310 - INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Short Title: INTRODUCTION SPECIAL EDUCATION

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will introduce and expose students to the field of Special Education. Students will learn about the various individuals who receive special education as well as other types of exceptionality, including giftedness. Controversial issues in this field will be examined along with pertinent legislation. This course will familiarize students with instructional approaches in special education and the social issues impacting the field. Students will visit area schools. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 510. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 310 and EDUC 510.

EDUC 315 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic theories of adolescent development and cognition. The course will examine principles and concepts in the areas of physical, emotional and psychological development, identity formation, sexuality, and family and peer relations. Other 'hot topics' such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and teenagers and the media will also be examined. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 515. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 315 and EDUC 515.

EDUC 316 - ASSESSMENT

Short Title: ASSESSMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course, students will use formative and summative assessment to drive instructional decisions. Disaggregation of student data growth in the classroom and on standardized tests will foster academic achievement. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 516. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 316 and EDUC 516.

EDUC 319 - TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH INQUIRY

Short Title: TEACHING & LEARNING W/INQUIRY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Education for the 21st Century of change and innovation demands problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This course approaches the teaching of context areas with a student-focused lens that engages inquiring minds with the small group exploration of open-ended problems. Lesson structure, activities, and assessment will be integral to the course. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 519. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 319 and EDUC 519.

EDUC 320 - TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS

Short Title: TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course offers pedagogies for learners who have different ways of seeing the world, different experiences, and different learning needs. A variety of teaching methods and strategies help special needs students, gifted and talented students and English language learners succeed in the classroom. This course also addresses effective communication in ARDS, LPACS, and staffing within classrooms. Students learn about the support personnel who can assist the classroom teacher. Required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 520. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 320 and EDUC 520.

EDUC 323 - CREATIVE WRITING IN THE CLASSROOM

Short Title: CREATIVE WRITING IN CLASSROOM

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Rice students enrolled in this intensive summer internship will work alongside master teachers and professional writers to promote creative thinking and writing with middle and high school students. Students in this course will explore arts integration pedagogy, engage in the classroom planning process, lead lessons, facilitate student writing, and develop anthologies to showcase student voices. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 523. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 323 and EDUC 523. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 325 - ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

Short Title: ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The nature of adolescence in an increasingly complex and diversity society is examined through literature written for and about adolescents and young adults. This study of the cultural, literary and developmental issues in adolescent literature is relevant to students of literature, psychology, child development, anthropology and sociology, and is recommended for students preparing to become teachers. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 525. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 325 and EDUC 525.

EDUC 330 - THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

Short Title: THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Historically one of the few universally experienced institutions in the U.S., the American high school has been an essential rite of passage for youth and an essential building block of democracy. Students in this course will study the historical origins of the high school and examine its roles in the economy, culture, and the lives of youth. Using field study of an urban high school (15 hours of observation required for undergraduates), students will analyze the contemporary high school and debate about its future. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 530. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 330 and EDUC 530.

EDUC 335 - URBAN EDUCATION: ISSUES, POLICY, AND PRACTICE

Short Title: URBAN ED:ISSUES, POLICY & PRAC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on the major issues facing urban education, including poverty, the implications of racial and ethnic diversity for educational institutions, and strategies for improving academic achievement in urban schools. Students will examine sociological, political, cultural and educational research and theory, as well as explore strategies for improvement of urban education at the classroom, school and policy levels. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 535. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 335 and EDUC 535.

EDUC 345 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES & DIGITAL LEARNING

Short Title: EDUC TECH & DIGITAL LRNING

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The primary purposes of this course is to prepare teachers to identify and evaluate effective, appropriate data and curriculum management systems/programs that improve student achievement; to determine how technologies can personalize and accelerate learning goals for students; and understand how technology can be used to change communication and pedagogical practices in the classroom. This course is required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 545. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 345 and EDUC 545.

EDUC 350 - EDUCATION POLICY: FROM LEGISLATURES TO CLASSROOMS

Short Title: EDUCATION POLICY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Policy issues in this course include school funding, curriculum decisions, accountability systems, discipline policies, and other areas. What are the major policy discussions affecting K-12 education today, and how are they resolved in the political arena? Who drives policy in each of these areas and what role can or does research-based analysis play? We will answer these questions and more as we explore the political arena of educational policy. This class requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 550. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 350 and EDUC 550/POST 340.

EDUC 421 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is the first of a two-part series for preservice teachers. It offers a reflective study of classroom practice through seventy-five (75) hours of observation in secondary schools and teaching activities under the guidance of cooperating teachers and education team members in an actual classroom setting. This course includes opportunities to structure lessons for diverse student populations with whole group and small group lessons. This course is required for certification. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 521. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 421 and EDUC 521.

EDUC 422 - LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Short Title: LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: How students are taught to read and write in all academic and elective disciplines is critical to the academic development of adolescents. In this course multiple literacies will be discussed in terms of theory and practice. Students will examine reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking strategies across the curriculum and their impact on learning. Additionally students will investigate, plan, and practice the skills of using literacy strategies for the specific discipline. Required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 522. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 422 and EDUC 522.

EDUC 460 - THEORY AND METHODS: ART

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: ART

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 560. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 460 and EDUC 560.

EDUC 461 - THEORY AND METHODS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING (ELAR)

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: ELAR

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 561. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 461 and EDUC 561.

EDUC 462 - THEORY AND METHODS: LOTE

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: LOTE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 562. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 462 and EDUC 562.

EDUC 463 - THEORY AND METHODS: MATHEMATICS

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:MATHEMATICS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 563. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 463 and EDUC 563.

EDUC 464 - THEORY AND METHODS: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:PHYSICAL ED

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 564. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 464 and EDUC 564.

EDUC 465 - THEORY AND METHODS: SCIENCE

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: SCIENCE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 565. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 465 and EDUC 565.

EDUC 466 - THEORY AND METHODS: SOCIAL STUDIES

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:SOCIAL STUD

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 566. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 466 and EDUC 566.

EDUC 467 - PRACTICUM FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS

Short Title: PRACT FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): (EDUC 460 or EDUC 461 or EDUC 462 or EDUC 463 or EDUC 464 or EDUC 465 or EDUC 466) and EDUC 421

Description: This is the second course in the two-part series for preservice teachers. In this field-based practicum. The preservice teacher will have a concentrated experience in student teaching based on the lesson development, pedagogical explorations, and field-based work of the previous semester. Students are expected to follow the assigned district/campus academic calendar for the semester of student teaching. This course is required for certification. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 567. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 467 and EDUC 567.

EDUC 470 - FIELD-BASED STUDIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Short Title: FLD-BASED STDY TEACH & LRNG

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll. Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The study of critical issues in urban education uses ethnographic research methods to study a wide range of educational subjects, from policy impact to classroom practice, from curriculum and pedagogy to the cultures of the children. The course includes a seminar on research methodologies, with a focus on ethnography; independent research projects in a local school setting; and directed case studies. It is open particularly to students in education, sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 570. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 470 and EDUC 570.

EDUC 491 - INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course uses ethnographic and quantitative research methods to study a specific issue in education. Independent research projects may include literature reviews and analysis, and/or case studies in school settings. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 591. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 491 and EDUC 591. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 501 - PHILOSOPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

Short Title: PHIL,HIST,&SOC FOUNDTN OF EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this course students analysis events and ideas that have shaped the philosophy and practice of American schools today. It is appropriate for all students interested in the influences and stresses that have created a unique educational system in our culturally diverse country. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 301. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 301. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 501 and EDUC 301.

EDUC 502 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION

Short Title: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The course examines the way globalization, immigration, privatization and the increasing diversity in our student population is shaping, and being shaped, by America's schools. An exploration of these and other issues from both micro- (student) and macro- (systemic) levels, will be the mainstay of the course. The lenses of sociology, psychology and political economy will be used throughout the semester. The course is open to students in these fields and to students exploring a career in teaching, and is recommended for students entering the teacher education program. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 202. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 202. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 502 and EDUC 202.

EDUC 504 - RACE, CLASS, GENDER IN EDUCATION

Short Title: RACE, CLASS, GENDER IN EDUC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course examines the complex ways in which race, ethnicity, gender, and class intersect and influence the educational experience of students in American schools. By employing an interdisciplinary approach centered both on individuals' lived experiences and educational system as a whole; EDUC 504 explores and critiques these critical issues and their impact on student learning. Likely topics include the historical foundations of race, class and gender in education, segregation, Title IX, and other contemporary topics. This graduate equivalent of EDUC 304 requires additional assignments. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 304. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 504 and EDUC 304.

EDUC 505 - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Short Title: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to a psychological understanding of teaching and learning through an overview of principles, issues, and related research in educational psychology. Students in this course will examine theories of learning, complex cognitive processes, cognitive and emotional development, and motivation. These constructs will be applied to effective instruction, the design of optimum learning environments, assessment of student learning, and teaching in diverse classrooms. Required for those seeking teacher certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 305. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 505 and EDUC 305.

EDUC 510 - INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION

Short Title: INTRODUCTION SPECIAL EDUCATION

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course will introduce and expose students to the field of Special Education. Students will learn about the various individuals who receive special education as well as other types of exceptionality, including giftedness. Controversial issues in this field will be examined along with pertinent legislation. This course will familiarize students with instructional approaches in special education and the social issues impacting the field. Students will visit area schools. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Recommended for certification. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 310. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 310. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 510 and EDUC 310.

EDUC 515 - ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The goal of this course is to introduce students to basic theories of adolescent development and cognition. The course will examine principles and concepts in the areas of physical, emotional and psychological development, identity formation, sexuality, and family and peer relations. Other 'hot topics' such as substance abuse, eating disorders, and teenagers and the media will also be examined. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 315 Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 315. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 515 and EDUC 315.

EDUC 516 - ASSESSMENT

Short Title: ASSESSMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this course, students will use formative and summative assessment to drive instructional decisions. Disaggregation of student data growth in the classroom and on standardized tests will foster academic achievement. Additional requirements are required beyond those for EDUC 316. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 316. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 516 and EDUC 316.

EDUC 519 - TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH INQUIRY

Short Title: TEACHING & LEARNING W/INQUIRY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Education for the 21st Century of change and innovation demands problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This course approaches the teaching of context areas with a student-focused lens that engages inquiring minds with the small group exploration of open-ended problems. Lesson structure, activities, and assessment will be integral to the course. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those of EDUC 319. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 319. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 519 and EDUC 319.

EDUC 520 - TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS

Short Title: TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course offers pedagogies for learners who have different ways of seeing the world, different experiences, and different learning needs. A variety of teaching methods and strategies help special needs students, gifted and talented students and English language learners succeed in the classroom. This course also addresses effective communication in ARDS, LPACS, and staffing within classrooms. Students learn about the support personnel who can assist the classroom teacher. Required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 320. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 320. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 520 and EDUC 320.

EDUC 521 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Short Title: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course is the first of a two-part series for preservice teachers. It offers a reflective study of classroom practice through seventy-five (75) hours of observation in secondary schools and teaching activities under the guidance of cooperating teachers and education team members in an actual classroom setting. This course includes opportunities to structure lessons for diverse student populations with whole group and small group lessons. This course is required for certification. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 421. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 421. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 521 and EDUC 421.

EDUC 522 - LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Short Title: LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: How students are taught to read and write in all academic and elective disciplines is critical to the academic development of adolescents. In this course multiple literacies will be discussed in terms of theory and practice. Students will examine reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking strategies across the curriculum and their impact on learning. Additionally students will investigate, plan, and practice the skills of using literacy strategies for the specific discipline. Required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 422. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 422. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 522 and EDUC 422.

EDUC 523 - CREATIVE WRITING IN THE CLASSROOM

Short Title: CREATIVE WRITING IN CLASSROOM

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Rice students enrolled in this intensive summer internship will work alongside master teachers and professional writers to promote creative thinking and writing with middle and high school students. Students in this course will explore arts integration pedagogy, engage in the classroom planning process, lead lessons, facilitate student writing, and develop anthologies to showcase student voices. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 323. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 323. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 523 and EDUC 323. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 525 - ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

Short Title: ADOLESCENT LITERATURE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The nature of adolescence in an increasingly complex and diversity society is examined through literature written for and about adolescents and young adults. This study of the cultural, literary and developmental issues in adolescent literature is relevant to students of literature, psychology, child development, anthropology and sociology, and is recommended for students preparing to become teachers. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 325. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 325. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 525 and EDUC 325.

EDUC 530 - THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

Short Title: THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Historically one of the few universally experienced institutions in the U.S., the American high school has been an essential rite of passage for youth and an essential building block of Democracy. This course will study the historical origins of the high school; examine its roles in the economy, our culture, and the lives of youth. We will examine the contemporary high school and debates about its future, through the field of study of an urban high school (20 hours of observation required for graduates). Required for certification unless EDUC 501 is substituted. Additional assignments are required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 330. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 530 and EDUC 330.

EDUC 535 - URBAN EDUCATION: ISSUES, POLICY, AND PRACTICE

Short Title: URBAN ED:ISSUES, POLICY & PRAC

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course focuses on the major issues facing urban education, including poverty, the implications of racial and ethnic diversity for educational institutions, and strategies for improving academic achievement in urban schools. Students will examine sociological, political, cultural and educational research and theory, as well as explore strategies for improvement of urban education at the classroom, school and policy levels. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 335. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 335. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 535 and EDUC 335.

EDUC 540 - SEMINAR FOR FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS

Short Title: SEMINAR FOR FIRST-YR TEACHERS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: In this single-year internship, first year teachers will be supported in their work by field supervisors. In a weekly seminar, teachers will analyze their practice with current theories in education. Teachers will also develop and defend portfolios of their work. This course is required for stand certification and for the Master of Arts in Teaching. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 545 - EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES & DIGITAL LEARNING

Short Title: EDUC TECH & DIGITAL LRNING

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The primary purposes of this course is to prepare teachers to identify and evaluate effective, appropriate data and curriculum management systems/programs that improve student achievement; to determine how technologies can personalize and accelerate learning goals for students; and understand how technology can be used to change communication and pedagogical practices in the classroom. This course is required for certification. This course requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 345. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 345. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 545 and EDUC 345.

EDUC 550 - EDUCATION POLICY: FROM LEGISLATURES TO CLASSROOMS

Short Title: EDUCATION POLICY

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Policy issues in this course include school funding, curriculum decisions, accountability systems, discipline policies, and other areas. What are the major policy discussions affecting K-12 education today, and how are they resolved in the political arena? Who drives policy in each of these areas and what role can or does research-based analysis play? We will answer these questions and more as we explore the political arena of educational policy. This class requires five hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 350. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 350. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 550 and EDUC 350/POST 340.

EDUC 560 - THEORY AND METHODS: ART

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: ART

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 460. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 460. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 560 and EDUC 460.

EDUC 561 - THEORY AND METHODS: ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS & READING (ELAR)

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: ELAR

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 461. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 461. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 561 and EDUC 461.

EDUC 562 - THEORY AND METHODS: LOTE

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: LOTE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 462. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 462. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 562 and EDUC 462.

EDUC 563 - THEORY AND METHODS: MATHEMATICS

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:MATHEMATICS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 463. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 463. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 563 and EDUC 463.

EDUC 564 - THEORY AND METHODS: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:PHYSICAL ED

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 464. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 464. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 564 and EDUC 464.

EDUC 565 - THEORY AND METHODS: SCIENCE

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS: SCIENCE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 465. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 465. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 565 and EDUC 465.

EDUC 566 - THEORY AND METHODS: SOCIAL STUDIES

Short Title: THEORY AND METHODS:SOCIAL STUD

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities. Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 466. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 466. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 566 and EDUC 466.

EDUC 567 - PRACTICUM FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS

Short Title: PRACT FOR PRESERVICE TEACHERS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): (EDUC 560 or EDUC 561 or EDUC 562 or EDUC 563 or EDUC 564 or EDUC 565 or EDUC 566) and EDUC 521

Description: This is the second course in the two-part series for preservice teachers. In this field-based practicum. The preservice teacher will have a concentrated experience in student teaching based on the lesson development, pedagogical explorations, and field-based work of the previous semester. Students are expected to follow the assigned district/campus academic calendar for the semester of student teaching. This course is required for certification. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 467. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 467. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 567 and EDUC 467. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 570 - FIELD-BASED STUDIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Short Title: FLD-BASED STDY TEACH & LRNG

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The study of critical issues in urban education uses ethnographic research methods to study a wide range of educational subjects, from policy impact to classroom practice, from curriculum and pedagogy to the cultures of the children. The course includes a seminar on research methodologies, with a focus on ethnography; independent research projects in a local school setting; and directed case studies. It is open particularly to students in education, sociology, psychology, anthropology and cultural studies. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 470. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 470. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 570 and EDUC 470.

EDUC 590 - INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Short Title: INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 516 and EDUC 519 and EDUC 520 and EDUC 522 and EDUC 545

Description: A focus on professional student-centered coaching techniques empowers students in this course to become catalysts for instructional improvement and student achievement. As current practitioners in the field, students use their personal experiences while adding foundational and progressive research, advanced methodologies, and curriculum tools to enhance the capacity of leaders in the educational arena. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 591 - INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY AND RESEARCH

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course uses ethnographic and quantitative research methods to study a specific issue in education. Independent research projects may include literature reviews and analysis, and/or case studies in school settings. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 491. Instructor Permission Required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: EDUC 491. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 591 and EDUC 491. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 595 - CAPSTONE

Short Title: CAPSTONE

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: The Capstone Project is the culmination of the program as the student melds the MAT course of study specialization with classroom experience. The work in this two-semester course is showcased in a portfolio to be defended before an academic committee. Repeatable for Credit.

EDUC 596 - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Short Title: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Students with a class of Freshman, Junior, Sophomore or Senior may not enroll. Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Corequisite: EDUC 590

Description: Students will be challenged in workshops that test a leader's ability to solve problems that include school finance management, student demographics and test scores, teachers' effectiveness, and the community's needs. Department Permission Required.

EDUC 597 - PRACTICUM FOR PRINCIPALS

Short Title: PRACTICUM FOR PRINCIPALS

Department: Education

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 504 and EDUC 516 and EDUC 590 and EDUC 596

Description: During this two-semester course students will be implementing the knowledge gained from classroom experiences into tasks in their home schools under guidance of a school mentor and a field supervisor. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.