EDUCATIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL

AND READING FOUNDATIONS




EDRG 5594 - Introduction to Theory & Pedagogy in

Reading Education.....................................3.00 credits

This course is designed to provide an overview of foundational knowledge for reading instruction and practical, technological and theoretical information about the reading and writing processes needed to instruct diverse populations are covered. Current research in the field of reading education is included to equip the teacher with a balanced perspective.


EDRG 5595 - Diagnostic & Prescriptive Procedures

in Reading Education.................................3.00 credits

This course is designed to provide teachers with knowledge and skills of varied assessment information in order to compare, contrast and analyze students' proficiencies and difficulties. Also, recognizing variability in reading levels and extending assessment to further determine appropriate services are emphasized.


EDRG 5596 - Content Area Literacy........3.00 credits

This course is designed to provide teachers with knowledge and skills of varied instructional strategies information in order to assist students' proficiencies to transmit these strategies to support reading and writing instruction. Also, identifying students' learning styles and helping learners connect their learning styles with methods of literacy skills in content areas are emphasized.


EDUC 5000 Professional Development for Accomplished Educators............................3.00 Credits

This course focuses on the self-assessment of individual student understanding and application of mastery outcomes based on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Emphasis will be upon preparing educators to assess their practice using the rigorous guidelines for the NBTS process.


EDUC 5500 - Educational Statistics................3.00 credits

Application of basic descriptive statistics to education. Data graphs and tables, probability, sampling statistics, correlation and hypothesis testing are studied.


EDUC 5501 - Educational Research........3.00 credits

A study of research methods, procedures and design, including preparation of research abstracts. Writing reports in the field of education and related areas are presented.


EDUC 5502 - Action/Classroom

Research .................................................. 3.00 credits

 Advanced research, including action research, as it applies to the classroom.


EDUC 5504 - History of Education ..........3.00 credits

A survey of major developments in the rise of public school in the U.S. from the colonial period to the present.


EDUC 5509 - Philosophy of Education .. 3.00 credits

A study of the basic tenets of education focusing on current issues and their basic assumptions in schools. The derivations of issues and practices are analyzed.


EDUC 5512 - Sociology of the Inner-City

Child............................................................3.00 credits

This course is a study of the inner-city child. It is designed for the development and implementation of strategies to effectively assist with understanding inner-city children.


EDUC 5513 - Language Study for Middle

Childhood ....................................................3.00 credits

Focuses on elements of language study appropriate to middle childhood including the history and nature of language, the grammar of English, dialects, usage, study skills, spelling and hand- writing.


EDUC 5514 - Literature for Middle

Childhood .................................................. 3.00 credits

Wide reading and critique of literature for middle grades youth. The middle grades literature curriculum will be covered in this course.


EDUC 5515 - Adolescent Literature ...... 3.00 credits

Study of literary instruction and of selected literary works, including drama, short story, poetry, essay and novel, relevant to the needs, values and interests of adolescents. Consideration is given to selection of materials, motivation of reading and the development of literary skills appreciation.


EDUC 5518 - Methods and Materials of Language

Arts in the Elementary School................3.00 credits

This course is designed to cover institutional methods, instructional materials and evaluation procedures in teaching language arts in early childhood education.


EDUC 5524 - Methods and Materials in Teaching

English.........................................................3.00 credits

 Instructional procedures, student activities, materials and evaluation of English in the middle and secondary schools.


EDUC 5528 - Teaching Composition in Secondary

Schools.........................................................3.00 credits

 Curriculum, methods and materials for teaching composition in secondary schools, including the theories, approaches, techniques and procedures from prewriting through evaluation.



EDUC 5531 - Mathematics Concepts in Secondary

Schools .........................................................3.00 credits

 Current problems in teaching mathematics in the secondary school with emphasis on defining objectives, analyzing content and individualized instruction.


EDUC 5533 - Methods and Materials in Teaching

Secondary School Mathematics ................3.00 credits

Study of methods, materials and strategies for teaching mathematics; evaluative processes and current problems in mathematics education.


EDUC 5538 - Curriculum Planning .........3.00 credits

 Principles of curriculum planning and development are applied to the specific subtitle area.


EDUC 5540 - Curriculum Principles........3.00 credits

 Models for curriculum development and the forces that bear on curriculum decision-making will be studied. This is the basic course in principles of curriculum development for graduate students, including those from diverse backgrounds with a variety of career goals.


EDUC 5542 - Curriculum Needs and

Trends........................................................ 3.00 credits

Thorough analysis of the nature and curriculum needs and trends of middle grade students, including program rationale, goals, principles, organizational patterns and instructional alternatives.


EDUC 5550 - Educational Measurement.3.00 credits

Theory and use of standardized measurement instruments in educational settings.


EDUC 5553 - Psychology of the Inner-City

Child............................................................3.00 credits

Analysis of the special problems that arise in the relationship between teachers and students in the inner-city community; review of innovative programs with field observations and investigations of psychological, cultural and ecological factors which most strongly influence education in this setting.


EDUC 5555 - Clinical Approach to Classroom

Analysis ......................................................3.00 credits

Intensive study of various components of the teaching-learning process in the classroom using the latest instructional technology.


EDUC 5563 - Science in the School

Curriculum ............................................... 3.00 credits

Designed for both elementary and secondary teachers; focuses on the development of science curricula in the schools. Rationale and style of recent curriculum innovations in science, the history and development of science in the schools, approaches to curriculum development and application to current school problems.


EDUC 5570 - Strategies of Instruction in

Science....................................................... 3.00 credits

Designed for teachers in middle schools and high schools. Provides a study of the following topics: nature of science and implication for teaching nature of learning science, a system for instruction, instructional skills and evaluation of science teaching.


EDUC 5587 - Introduction to Teacher Support

Services........................................................3.00 credits

Designed to introduce the professional teacher to the theories and practices of supervising student teaching, internships, mentoring beginning teachers and other support services designed for staff development of professional personnel.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


EDUC 5588 - Internship in Supervision of Student

Teaching ......................................................3.00 credits

Application of the theories and practices introduced in EDUC 5587. Prerequisite: Must be as- signed to supervise a student teacher, intern or beginning teacher


EDUC 5590 - Practicum I: Internship in Early

Childhood Education (preschool) .............3.00 credits

Field-based experiences providing an opportunity for extensive training and application of knowledge with children in the area preschool of early childhood education.


EDUC 5591- Practicum II: Internship in Early

Childhood Education (primary)...............3.00 credits

Field-based experiences providing an opportunity for extensive training and application of knowledge with children in the area preschool of early childhood education.


EDUC 5593-4-5 - Internship in the Secondary

School ..........................................................3.00 credits

Students gain potential application of knowledge gained through courses taken.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


EDUC 6600 - Advanced Educational

Psychology.................................................. 3.00 credits

A study of the theories of learning in public elementary and secondary schools with special attention to the Georgia model. Basic overview of memory and behavior is presented. The thrust of the course is to improve learning in schools.


EDUC 6700 - Foundations in Education. 3.00 credits

A general survey course of organizational design, governance, finance, philosophy, curriculum, leadership, classroom control, management and psychology of learning.


EDUC 7701 - Advanced Educational

Research ................................................... 3.00 credits

A study of research methods, procedures and design, including preparation of research abstracts. Writing reports in the field of education and related areas is presented. Action research is focused on current problems in schools.


MEED 5500 - Introduction to the Selection of Print

and Non-Print Materials ...........................3.00 credits

 Introduction to the selection process. The student will develop selection criteria for many types of materials and will evaluate selection services.


MEED 5510 - Production of Educational

Media...........................................................3.00 credits

Design and production of instructional materials. Design and application are related to current theories of communication.


MEED 5530 - Selection and Utilization of

Educational Media.....................................3.00 credits Designed to meet the needs of experienced educators to improve competencies needed to select, utilize, evaluate and modify the wide range of educational media.


PSYC 5509 - Introduction to Behavior

Modification .............................................. 3.00 credits

Introduction to the principles underlying behavior modification and behavior analysis as they apply to various settings. Applied behavior projects will be required. Emphasis will be placed on empirical findings.


PSYC 5515 - Educational Psychology.... 3.00 credits

 Introduction to the application of psychological theory of educational problems, including the methods of learning and instruction. (This course is a prerequisite for advanced courses in related areas.)


PSYC 5520 - Developmental Psychology 3.00 credits

 Examination of dynamics of psychological development throughout the human life cycle with emphasis on the period from infancy through adolescence. Various theoretical perspectives, as well as related research, are studied. (This course is a prerequisite for more advanced courses in related areas.)


PSYC 5530 - Adolescent Psychology.........3.00 credits

Study of theory and research on behavior and development of adolescents and youth with emphasis on the implications of these data for education and socialization over the transitional period from childhood in contemporary American society.


PSYC 5550 - Theories of Learning ...........3.00 credits

A study of various theories of learning using tapes, film, lectures and class discussion.


PSYC 5555 - Conditions of Learning ............ 3.00 credits

A study of the fundamental principles of human learning. The practical implications in education, including learning processes involved in conditioning, verbal learning, transfer, memory, concept formation, perceptual learning, problem-solving, thinking, language and motor learning.


READ 5503 - Improving Reading Instruction for the

Middle School Reading Program......................... 3.00 credits

A course designed to acquaint middle grade teachers with strategies for improving the teaching of reading in the middle grades. Emphasis on improving content, reading-study skills and writing-thinking skills.


READ 5504: Improving Reading Instruction in the Secondary School...................................................................3.00 credits

This course addresses the problems and practices of teaching reading in the secondary school. Focuses on strategies for improving instruction and use of materials in meeting the developmental reading needs of the secondary school student.


READ 5505 - Improving Reading Instruction in the

Content Areas..............................................3.00 credits

A course designed to acquaint secondary school teachers with instructional strategies and materials for implementing reading instruction through subject matter courses.


READ 5555 - Diagnosis of Reading

Difficulties.................................................. 3.00 credits

A course designed to analyze the causes of reading problems as well as provide knowledge in the principles of diagnosis and remediation, with major emphasis on formal and informal assessment techniques.