Elective Course Offerings
The non-workshop 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.
H0 indicates course will have some face-to-face meetings with an online component.
W0 indicates course is conducted entirely online.
CSL 688W0 - Crisis Intervention Counseling (2) Prerequisite: CSL 600. This course will identify the immediate and long-term impact of crises, disasters, and trauma on individuals and organizations. The principles of risk assessment and management, crisis intervention, and the role of the counselor in emergency management teams will be described. Guidelines for professional, school, and community responses to suicidal threats and completions, violence, bereavement, substance abuse crises, and other trauma will be emphasized. Self-care strategies for counselors working with trauma and crises will also be explored.
EDU 557W0 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 makes it viable.
CSL 670H0 Organization/Administration of Counseling Services (3)–This class is an introduction to the historical development of counseling services and significant societal changes impacting on the evolution of the helping profession. The class is designed to prepare graduate level counselor trainees to develop, deliver, and maintain outcome/performance-based counseling service programs that facilitate the academic, personal/social and career development of individuals. An emphasis is placed on the integration of counseling services within either a school or agency setting. (Meets 6/4-6/6, 6/18-6/20, 6/25-6/27; Rest Web)
EDU 515H0 ESL Programs/Curriculum/Assessment (3) A course to examine programs providing approrpiate 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 includeed. Graduate students will complete an additional project relating to the theorists who have contributed to understanding of ESL programs, curriculum, and assessment. (Meets 6/7, 14, 21, & 28th, Rest Web)
EDU 51680/81 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 (English Language Learner) students. (51680 meets 6/3-13 in South Sioux City. 51681 meets 6/10-6/20 in Columbus)
EDU 557W1- Human Relations in a Plurastic 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 makes it viable.
EDU 600W0 Literacy Through Literature for 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 curriclum to facilitate literacy.
EDU 604W0 - Communication/Language Arts for Children (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary students’ communication skills to include reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Special emphasis will focus on how messages are facilitated in the classroom through the teacher and students, media and informational technologies.
EDU 612W0 - Social Sciences in the Elementary and Middle School (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary and middle level students' knowledge, skills, dispositions in the social sciences to include anthropology, economics, geography, government, history, psychology, and sociology.
EDU 613W0 Sciene in the Elementary and Middle School (3) A course designed to enhance instruction and assessment of elementary and middle level students' knowledge, skills, disposition for scientific investigation.
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 682W0 - Developing and Integrating Computer Applications in the Classroom (3) Prerequisite: EDU 609 or demonstration of comparable computer proficiency. This is an advanced course in which students will use computers and multimedia applications to develop professional-level classroom presentations and interactive teaching/learning projects. This course is also designed to help participants integrate instructional principles and assessment practices with the use of computers and related technology in the classroom. This course will also touch on distance learning, as well as various electronic communication technologies as educational tools. Students will develop a broader understanding of computer-assisted instruction and assessment and design instructional units that utilize technology in the curriculum of one’s subject area(s) or grade level(s).
EDU 636W0 - Introduction to Alternative Education (3) This course is an introduction and overview of alternative education in America and provides specific information about at-risk youth: identification and characteristics as well as historical, economic, social and political aspects of alternative education. Plans, programs, and alternative schools will be reviewed. Overall, this course provides experienced teachers with knowledge and skills, needed for the identification of at-risk youth, program planning, and implementation. Each student will be required to develop a local plan of action to identify and assist at-risk youth.
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