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5101. Research Design in Education  (3 s.h.)

Introduces students to the principles of social scientific research and the components of the research process. Students learn about the research process as they work on developing proposals for their own original research projects.

5203. Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice   (3 s.h.)

Provides theoretical and research basis for effective teaching strategies and affords the opportunity to practice the skills in simulated classroom conditions. Emphasizes the mastery of each skill. Exposure to a variety of teaching procedures and to a choice of the most appropriate strategy in a given educational situation. The course is a prerequisite for ED 406 and 412 and should be taken in conjunction with ED 413 at the start of the student's program.

5204. Literacy K-6   (3 s.h.)

Examines theoretical models in reading and language arts and their applications to early childhood and classroom practices, K-6. Provides opportunities for students to focus on developmental and application issues in literacy learning, the integration of reading and language arts, and alternative assessment techniques.

5207. Early Childhood/Elementary Environments and Learning   (3 s.h.)

Guides students as prospective early childhood/elementary teachers in establishing and maintaining learning environments for children. Research based principles for effective teaching and developmentally appropriate curriculum practices are presented and supported with authentic classroom based examples. Helps students utilize proven systematic approaches that will enable them to organize, conduct, and evaluate instructional practices in preschool and elementary settings. Guided by two beliefs: (1) that students need to engage actively with the concepts presented in the course outline, and (2) that students should be exposed first hand to the realities of teaching in urban settings.

5211. Creating a High School Learning Community   (3 s.h.)

Utilizes the natural and social sciences jointly as the vehicle to exemplify to the student (1) the processes associated with stimulating the learners' integration of thinking skills toward higher order problem resolution, and (2) the strategies aimed at socialization of the learners into a learning community.

5212. Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education   (3 s.h.)

Introduction to the concepts, theories, research, and practices that address the linkages between the curriculum, instruction, and technology. Examines these three areas both within school settings and the society in which the schools exist.

5254. Characteristics of Computer-Based Instruction   (3 s.h.)

Application of computer technology in instructional programs. Discusses prospects and problems of the uses of the computer in support of direct instruction, management, and testing. Hands-on experience is included.

5275. Seminar in Supervised Teaching   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: ED 5203, ED 5287, and required pedagogy (i.e., methods) courses.

Describes basic principles of human behavior in relation to managing classrooms and the teaching of academic skills. Examples of successful applications of the principles are provided. Students required to use the principles and procedures in their classrooms and to report the outcomes to the participants in the class. Must be taken with ED 406.

5287. Practicum in Teaching   (3 s.h.)

Introduces students to the process of teaching children in an elementary or high school environment. Under the direction of a Temple University faculty member, the student observes elementary or high school students in a variety of situations. Classroom discussions are held in conjunction with observed events and suggestions are made as to how to deal with a variety of management and academic problems. The course is a prerequisite to ED 406 and 412, and is taken in conjunction with ED 403 at the start of the student's program.

5325. Introduction to Statistics and Research   (3 s.h.)

Introduction to educational and psychological research methodology, descriptive statistics, and an introduction to inference

5888. Supervised Teaching   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: ED 5203, ED 5287, and required pedagogy (i.e., methods) courses.

Involves full-time placement in an elementary or secondary school for the entire semester. Students with paid teaching positions may use the school site; others are placed in a school and work with a cooperating teacher. All students supervised by Temple University faculty member. Must be taken with Education 412.

8232. Technology, Teaching, and Learning   (3 s.h.)

Focuses on educational technologies and the ability of technology to enhance both program administration and teaching and learning for youth and adults in school and non-school settings. The ethical, social, and scientific ramifications of technological developments in education and how these developments affect the teaching and learning process are discussed. Application of instructional technologies in education, business, and industry presented.

8251. Teacher Development: The Reflective Teacher   (3 s.h.)

Topics designed to improve the development of practicing teachers. The topics include: methods of facilitating and managing change, the change process and its effects, school management (including site-based management); leadership roles of teachers; and the teacher as researcher (including understanding investigative research and conducting classroom action research).

8252. Cultural Diversity and Learning Styles   (3 s.h.)

The nature of cultural and classroom inclusion; the impact of these environments on teaching strategies; the impact of various teaching and learning styles on teaching strategies; the effect of curriculum mandates on all of these factors.

8271. Program Planning and Evaluation   (3 s.h.)

Program planning and evaluation are viewed and discussed from a lifespan perspective that incorporates program planning and evaluation for school, post-secondary and higher education, continuing education, community-based, and training and development settings. Students are encouraged to apply program planning content and processes in real educational settings, which may be school or community based.

8275. Research Design in CITE   (3 s.h.)

Students are provided with practical experience in formulating research problems and designing appropriate methods to address those problems within a lifelong perspective of education and learning. An overview of various research designs, including both qualitative and quantitative designs are conducted. Students are expected to learn how to design research.

9282. Graduate Independent Study in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology   (1-6 s.h.)

For advanced students who desire to study individual problems. Written approval of student's adviser required. An application form is available in the CITE Office.

9998. Dissertation Proposal Design   (3-6 s.h.)

Limited to doctoral candidates who have successfully completed the comprehensive examination and do not have a dissertation proposal. Students may register for this course for a maximum 6 s.h.

9999. Doctor of Education Dissertation   (3-9 s.h.)

Registration is limited to candidates for the Ed.D. who have successfully completed the Preliminary Examination and the minimum number of semester hours of course work required for the degree. Continuous registration during the fall and spring terms is required until the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the Graduate Board. A minimum of six semester hours is required of all degree candidates.

0686. Current Trends in Instructional Practice   (3 s.h.)

Presents the latest research dealing with instructional practice. Areas included range from establishing a historical perspective of instructional practice to the latest research on teaching and learning. Special emphasis is given to management and evaluation of instruction.

0775. Practicum in Supervision   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Completion of all program requirements and permission of faculty advisor.

For students in the Supervision Certificate program. A field experience for candidates for the Supervisory Certificate in any content area who plan to certify as a supervisor.

0799. Preparation for Comprehensive Examination   (1-3 s.h.)

Updated 11/2008