Education Pedagogical Core

Name Title Credits School
EDPC 503 Foundations I: Philosophy & Technology of Education 3.00 School of Int Stud & Education
Foundations of education focuses on the continuum of thought framing the past, present, and future understanding of the education profession. Candidates explore the disciplines of educational philosophy, educational history, educational psychology, educational sociology, along with curricular theory, gender and cultural theory, technology-enhanced learning theory, and philosophical outlooks on the future of the education profession. Using a New Media process of research, reflection, and analysis, each candidate develops a rigorous, well documented personal philosophy of education. This philosophy initiates each candidate's web-based professional portfolio. Candidates are expected to make additions and revisions to this philosophy each succeeding semester as specified in the final portfolio requirements for the degree. Field observations and experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EDPC 505 Curriculum Design and Development 3.00 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates design an instructional unit within a defined course of study based on the five phases of instructional systems design: analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. Candidates conduct a needs assessment for the learner, content, and context of their unit of instruction aligning learning objectives with national and state standards. Candidates develop performance assessment measures and incorporate instructional technologies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Issues addressed are curriculum alignment, learning theory, differentiated instruction, and design of instructional technology activities for active student engagement and inquiry. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EDPC 510 Foundations II: Diversity, Learning, and Technology 3.00 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates apply an understanding of diversity of student populations in P-12 schools. Particular emphasis is placed on research based evidence for effective uses of assistive and instructional technology for improving student performance in national and state standards based general education curriculum. Candidates develop instructional materials to meet the needs and aspirations of all learners across the spectrum of culture, gender, language, and ability levels. Case studies are developed to demonstrate technology integration for differentiation for all learners. Field experiences are required and integrated into the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EDPC 516 Human Growth, Development, and Learning for Middle School and Adolescence Education 3.00 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates study human growth and explore the relationship of cognitive, social and emotional development to student learning in the middle childhood and adolescence classroom. Candidates analyze and prescribe interventions to cases that reflect their knowledge of the developmental stages of the learner, learner motivation and learning strategies for diverse learners. Candidates investigate the impact of assessment, diversity and the integration of technology on student learning in the classroom. In addition, candidates reflect on the influences of family, school, society, historical, cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic factors on student learning. The candidates take an in depth look at research and applications of learning, motivational theories, contemporary influences, and infuses literacy and study skills in the area of learner development.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

EDPC 530 Culturally Responsive Teaching 3.00 School of Int Stud & Education


Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3