Elective Course Offerings
The workshop and regular courses listed below are pre-approved by the Director of Graduate Studies for elective credit in the Curriculum and Instruction-Instructional Leadership Masters Degree offered through the Community of Learning Delivery Model. A maximum of 3 hours of workshop credit (568 or 590) can be included on a program of study.
H0 indicates course will have some face-to-face meetings with an online component.
W0 indicates course is conducted entirely online.
EDU 56870 Workshop: Engaging Students and Parents in Learning (3) This course will focus on engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement. Emphasis will be on developing strategies: for connecting with students and parents, effective engagement outreach, and providing support and encouragement to students and parents. (June 1-5, Norfolk)
EDU 56871 Workshop: Google Sites for Educators (3) This course will help educators harness the educational potential of Google Sites. Educators will use learning principles to guide the effective use of Google Sites to create Web pages that improve educational communication. Participants will learn how to use Google's tools to create announcements to which users can subscribe, file cabinets from which users can download documents, and lists to keep track of the status of things. Participants to embed a wide variety of media including word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentations, photo libraries, and videos. (June 1-5, Norfolk)
EDU 515H0 ESL Programs, Curriculum, and Assessment (3) A course to examine programs providing appropriate education for English Language Learners. Curriculum will be evaluated relative to the research in second language acquisition. Modules on formal assessment for placement and growth and informal (authentic) assessment will also be provided. Clinical experience will be included. Graduate students will complete an additional project relating to the theorists who have contributed to understanding of ESL programs, curriculum, and assessment. (Meets 6/12, 19, & 26; Rest Web).
EDU 51680 ESL Methods and Assessment (3) A course designed to examine methods appropriate for English Language Learners including sheltered English, total physical approach, comprehensions based and affective-humanistic approaches. Techniques for an authentic (informal) assessment of Limited English Proficient students and goal setting based on results of formal assessment as well as clinical experience will be included. Graduate students will complete a project relative to the use of appropriate methods or assessments of ELL students. (Dates and location TBA.)
EDU 557W0/1 Human Relations in a Pluralistic Society (1) A study of issues and sensitivity to biases in human relations as they impact people of a pluralistic society with varied histories, values, and lifestyles. Develop abilities to recognize, and use strategies and skills to deal with dehumanizing biases, including, but not limited to sexism, racism, prejudice, and discrimination and promote respect for human dignity and individual rights, and celebrate the differences of individuals and groups in a pluralistic society that make it viable.
EDU 56880 Workshop: Developing Respectful, Responsible, & Resilient Students (3) Participants will gather, process, and apply information about the development of respectful, responsible, and resilient students. Identification and application of theoretically based strategies will be developed for use in a variety of educational venues. Strategies and interventions will be based on current educational literature and the psychology of Alfred Adler focusing on equality, empathy, encouragement and empowerment in a democratic atmosphere. (June 8-12, Norfolk)
EDU 56883 Workshop: Adolescent Child/Behavior: Understanding At-Risk Students (3) This course will focus on and emphasize the personal, social, educational, and family adjustment of AT-RISK adolescents and children. (June 15-23, Norfolk)
EDU 568H0 Workshop: Web 2.0 for Educators II (3) This hybrid course is an online learning adventure designed to provide K-12 teachers with an introductory "What's out there?" exploration of some common tools and concepts related to Web 2.0. Teachers will explore the use of web 2.0 online tools that support student learning, collaboration, and communication that extends beyond classroom walls. In this class students will explore many new tools of the read/write web including Gmail, RSS, Google docs and forms, online practice tools, digital citizenship, online photo galleries, online bookmarking, podcasting, video sharing, and more. Educators will become knowledgeable about 21st century literacy skills as they fit into the classroom. This class also contains online components. (June 8-12, Norfolk)
EDU 600W0 Literacy Through Literature/Children (3) An advanced course in children’s literature will focus on all genre including contemporary authors and multicultural materials for elementary school applications. An emphasis will be given to the integration of literature across the curriculum to facilitate literacy.
EDU 604W0/1 Language Arts in the Elementary/Middle School (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary and middle level students’ communication skills.
EDU 612W0 Social Sciences in the Elementary/Middle School (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary and middle level students' knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the social sciences to include anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology, and sociology.
EDU 613W0 Science in the Elementary/Middle School (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary and middle level students' knowledge, skills, and disposition for scientific investigation.
EDU 648W0 Advanced Assessment and Interventions in Literacy (3) Literacy assessment tools, techniques, bias, data analysis, and instructional interventions for grades PK-12. Field experiences will be included.
EDU 649W0 Instructional Leadership in Literacy (3) Investigates various instructional leadership (e.g., mentor, coach, and director) roles for literacy professional and interpersonal skills required for such positions. Field experiences will be included.
EDU 682W0 Developing and Integrating Technology in the Classroom (3) This is an advanced course in which students will further develop skills to use advanced technology for classroom presentations and interactive teaching/learning. This course is also designed to integrate instructional principles and assessment practices with the use of technology in the classroom. Students will develop a broader understanding of the application of technology in the curriculum of one’s subject area(s) or grade level(s).
SPD 552H0 Consultation/Collaboration (3) Prerequisite: Acceptance to Teacher Education and SPD 361—Contact Dr. Joni Irlmeier to have her waive this prerequisite for you if you are interested in taking this course. Effective techniques of working with parents, educators, paraprofessionals, related service providers, agencies and other professional personnel.
EDU 516SS81 ESL Methods and Assessment (3) A course designed to examine methods appropriate for English Language Learners including sheltered English, total physical approach, comprehensions based and affective-humanistic approaches. Techniques for an authentic (informal) assessment of Limited English Proficient students and goal setting based on results of formal assessment as well as clinical experience will be included. Graduate students will complete a project relative to the use of appropriate methods or assessments of ELL students. (meets 7/13-23 in South Sioux City.)
EDU 56890 Workshop: Lessons from the Sand Hills (1) The course will feature topics related to the Sand Hills region of Nebraska. It will include a day conference featuring speakers and presentations on the many aspects of the Nebraska Sand Hills. Field trips of the Sand Hills region will be offered the day before and the day after the conference. (7/9 + 4 hour field trip on 7/8 or 7/10)
EDU 638W0 Pract/Alternative School Teachers (3) This on-site experience provides students an opportunity to bring together theory and practice in an alternative education learning environment. The actual field experience is planned jointly by student and practicum supervisor and includes activities that address the needs of at-risk youth.
EDU 642W0 Foundations of Literacy (3) The philosophy, history, and components including but not limited to phonics, comprehension, writing, and diverse learners of PK-12 literacy.
EDU 647W0 Instructional Theory and Practice in Literacy (3) Investigates various theoretical and practical methods of literacy instruction as well as the literacy needs of diverse learners.
For further information, contact Lisa Reynolds at 800-228-9972, ext. 7215, or email at email@example.com