- EDLF 3500: Education in Emergencies
This course explores Education in Emergencies: what it is, how it works, and the philosophical, political, and practical challenges involved. It looks at a range of man-made events (the war in Afghanistan, etc.) and natural disasters (the 2005 tsunami in Thailand, etc.) that have interrupted and disrupted education delivery systems.
- EDHS2000 Intro to Kinesiology
- EDHS2010 Emergency Medical Care
- EDHS2020 Human Movement Part I
- EDHS2240 Substance Abuse
- EDHS2890 Personal Development
- EDHS2891 Issues Facing Adolescent Girls
- EDHS3030 Exercise Physiology
- EDHS3240 Peer Health Education
- EDHS3500 Introduction to Group Exercise Instruction
- EDHS3500 Fostering Leadership in Girls & Women
- EDHS3500 YWLP: Leadership with Technology
- EDHS3500 Leadership & Mentoring with Adolescent Boys
EDIS2010 Teaching as a Profession
In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools, student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization & governance, education finance, education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education & the role of the teacher as a professional. Co-requisite EDIS 2880
- EDIS2011 Foundations for Teaching Children
- EDIS2012 Foundations of Early Child Education
EDIS3500 "Lies" Your Teachers Told You
Teachers are vital to education, and the decisions they make impact hundreds of thousands of children in the United States every day. Many of those decisions are driven by cultural beliefs rather than empirical evidence about effective teaching. This course offers a critical examination of such practices and policies through a review of relevant research findings. Topics covered include ideas about intelligence, learning styles, and technology.
EDIS3500 Growing Up Different in America's Schools
Designed as a survey of exceptionalities including conditions such as autism, ADHD, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, deafness, blindness, and other atypical developmental paths. Examines nature, causes, identification, and treatment of children, youth, and adults with exceptionalities. Considers how individuals with these conditions fit into home, school, and community environments. Credits do not count toward teaching licensure.
EDIS5500 Designing Online Tools
This course will use a project-based learning (PBL) approach to design and build the next generation of online learning tools used for higher education. Students will thoughtfully explore the ever-changing world of offerings such as MOOCs, flipped classrooms, and other emerging ideas; actively research the existing literature; and jointly design and build a next generation online learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to work in a start-up like environment, with an array of learning options such as research, design, programming, testing, and deployment.
- EDLF3150 Introduction to Child Growth & Development
- EDLF3160 Introduction to Educational Psychology
EDLF3500 U.S. Education Policy
Education policy has taken center stage in a variety of national, state and local debates. Teacher evaluation, universal pre-K, NCLB school accountability, common core curriculum, charter schools, increasing economic and racial segregation, and more, have been on the front pages of newspapers. This class will explore a few current education policy debates through the lenses of conceptual models and empirical evidence. By the end of the semester, students will be expected to employ evaluative criteria, conceptual models and empirical evidence to articulate the advantages and disadvantages of various educational policies to policymakers.
- EDLF4160 Life Span Development
- EDLF4605 Anthropology of Education
- EDLF 5000, Multicultural Education
This course will take an interdisciplinary approach in investigating issues of race, class, ethnicity, culture, gender, disability, and sexuality in education, schooling, and society. Professors Spreen and Alridge, a sociologist and historian of education respectively, will explore multicultural education in the United States and around the globe from a critical perspective.
- EDLF 5500 Athletics in the University
This course focuses on the organization, finance, governance, and leadership of intercollegiate athletics, within the political economy of the contemporary university. With students, student athletes, teams, conferences, and campuses as primary units of analysis, we will examine the role of intercollegiate athletics on college campuses and in contemporary society.
- EDLF 5500 (Section 7) Globalization and Ed: Emerging Issues – Teaching and Learning Human Rights
This course is designed to create a generation of intellectually inspired, knowledge producing, and socially responsible students. Students will engage with three core themes: human rights, youth empowerment, and social justice and consider a range of theories, disciplines and research approaches addressing human rights and education.
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