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Undergraduate Education and Human Development Courses

EDI 329 Education Law (A). This course provides an introduction to the basics of education law, including topics ranging from academic freedom to student discipline. Students will read and discuss redacted court cases with an emphasis on gleaning the factual situation and legal rules from the text. Lectures will provide an overview of the legal principles applicable to primary and secondary education law in the United States. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 330 Inquiry into Learning (A). Prerequisite: Acceptance in Early Childhood or Childhood Program. Explores current theories of learning. Also explores how students and others learn and examines the implications for school learning experiences. Ties how one learns to how we teach and assess understanding. Attention is given to meeting the diverse needs of all learners. Includes a 50-hour field component. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 360 America Reads I (B). Provides opportunities for students to work with children to improve their literacy skills in a classroom setting (k-6). Students are placed primarily with the Brockport Central School District. Students have the opportunity to learn tutoring techniques, create lesson plans and grade papers. Includes a 60 hour field component. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 361 America Reads II (B). Prerequisite: EDI 360. Provides opportunities for students to work with children to improve their literacy skills in a classroom setting (k-6). Students are placed primarily with the Brockport Central School District. Students have the opportunity to learn tutoring techniques, create lesson plans and grade papers. Includes a 60 hour field component. Requires students to serve as student mentors to help coordinate the activities of the first year students. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 407 Emergent Language and Literacy (B). Prerequisites: EDI 330, 413. Childhood corequisite: EDI 414, 423. Explores universality and diversity in the development of oral and written language. Emphasizes constructivist, sociocultural, and sociopsycho-linguistic perspectives. Examines language processes, strategies, and materials for supporting all young children's oral and written language development. Also examines national and state standards for literacy learning. Explores authentic assessment strategies. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

EDI 409 Teaching Students with Special Needs Across the Curriculum (B). Understanding categories of disabilities, identifying students with diverse needs and providing effective individualized instruction are an integral part of this course. Laws, regulations and processes in special education, issues of family/professional partnerships, learner-centered constructivism, collaboration and consultation skills, and community building, and topics of a philosophy of inclusion, effective teacher performance in terms of addressing student and classroom management will be examined. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education (B). Introduces teacher candidates to the characteristics of students with exceptionalities according to state and national standards and laws. Identification of students with diverse needs is an integral part of this course. Issues of diversity will be explored across race, culture, language, gender, religion, disability and socioeconomic status. An introduction will be required into issues of family/professional partnerships, learner-centered constructivism, collaboration and consultation skills, and community building. Addresses the philosophy of inclusion and collaboration for all students, effective teacher performance, and special education law for educators. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 414 Methods in Special Education (B). Prerequisite: EDI 413: Childhood Phase I EDI course. Corequisite: Phase II course. Adolescencel Special Education Prerequisite: Phase I and II EDI courses. Corequisite: Phase III courses. Emphasizes serving students with a variety of needs in the inclusion classroom setting. Teacher candidates will learn to develop a positive and supportive learning environment for all students. Teacher candidates will also learn to select, modify and evaluate inclusive curricular materials and instructional techniques for individuals and groups of learners with disabilities taking into account the learner's abilities, learning rates and styles of learning. They will develop and apply instructional techniques for use in the inclusive classroom with individuals with disabilities, including the use of assistive technology services and devices. Includes a 50-hour field component. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 417 Language Literacy and the Learner (B). Prerequisites: EDI 330, EDI 407, EDI 408. Corequisite: EDI 419, EDI 424, EDI425. Expands understanding of language and literacy processes. Develops increasingly sophisticated understanding and skill in implementing strategies for supporting the language and literacy learning of diverse learners. Continued inquiry into a range of assessment strategies linking assessment and instruction. Examines integration of language and literacy across all curricular areas; creates environments that support children's language and literacy learning. Includes a 50 hour field component. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 419 Assessment for Special Education (B). Prerequisite EDI 413. Prepares teacher candidates with the skills, theory, practice and knowledge to engage in quality assessment of special education students. Examines principles and criteria of evaluative and diagnostic techniques, norm referenced testing, criteria/referenced testing, and informal teacher-made tests. Explores the use and understanding of standardized tests and test scores in statewide assessments; necessary skills in the practical application of classroom assessment for special education students. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 420 Childhood Education for Language Teachers (B). Explores the nature and development of the childhood curriculum including cognitive, affective, psychomotor, and linguistic development. Focuses on the theory, teaching methodology, classroom management, and development of appropriate foreign language materials at the childhood level. Designed for foreign language teacher candidates certified for grades 7-12 who wish to extend their certification to teach a language in grades 1-6. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 421 The Bilingual Child (B). Explores the social, emotional and cognitive implications of being a child who must function as a bilingual in a classroom setting. Relates theoretical knowledge to practice through observation and work with children in a bilingual setting. 3 Cr.

EDI 422 TESOL: Materials and Techniques (B). Covers the methods and materials used in teaching English as a second language to children and adults. Competency-based. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 423 Diverse Learners in Social Studies (B). Prerequisistes: EDI 413, EDI 330, Corequisiste: EDI 407, EDI 414. Fosters a teacher candidate's ability to appropriately design and deliver elements of social studies instruction in grades 1 through 6. Includes implementing social studies lessons for diverse learning needs, integrating technology and other content areas, and developing meaningful assessments. Addresses New York State Learning Standards and Social Studies Core Curriculum, and the Ten Thematic Strands from the National Council for the Social Studies. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 424 Diverse Learners in Mathematics (B). Prerequisites: EDI 413 , EDI 330, EDI 407, EDI 414, EDI 423, Corequisite: EDI 417, EDI 425, EDI 419. Allows teacher candidates to apply appropriate elements of instruction of mathematics in inclusive grades 1 through 6. Includes implementing problem-based mathematics lessons for diverse learning needs, integrating technology and other content areas, developing a range of meaningful assessments and addressing state and national learning standards in mathematics. In addition, teacher candidates will increase their content knowledge. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 425 Diverse Learners in Science (B). Prerequisites: EDI 413, EDI 330, EDI 407, EDI 414, EDI 423, Corequisite: EDI 417, EDI 424, EDI 419. Allows teacher candidates to apply appropriate elements of instruction of science in grades 1 through 6. Includes implementing inquiry-based science lessons for diverse learning needs, integrating technology and other content areas, connecting to families through science, developing a range of meaningful assessments and addressing state and national learning standards in science. In addition, teacher candidates will increase their content knowledge in science. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 430 Education and Society (A,I,W,Y). Prerequisite: Program admission. Focuses on social, cultural, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; changing roles of teachers within contexts of contemporary schools; and other programs serving children. The course will also explore the idea that education reflects the wider society in which we live. 3 Cr.

EDI 431 Teaching Language Skills in Middle & High School Content Areas I (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Adolescent Education Program. Corequisites: EDI 413, EDI 44X. Focuses on the notion that reading and listening for meaning are critical to thinking about and learning content knowledge in all disciplines of study in the middle and high schools. Stresses the development of these language skills in early and later adolescence and examines the individual differences among learners and multiple approaches and strategies that may be used to improve students' thinking and learning. Requires an analysis of reading and listening skills and abilities essential to successful learning in the disciplines that are taught in the middle and high schools. Identifies the successful strategies teachers and others have used to be effective readers and listeners and uses these as bridges to the construction of instructional units that improve performance. 3 Cr.

EDI 432 Teaching Language Skills in Middle & High School Content Area 2 (B). Builds on students' study in EDI 431. This is the application level of literacy instruction, emphasizing effective teaching methods. This course explores the notion that reading, writing, and speaking are fundamental to thinking about and learning content knowledge in all disciplines of study. Students use written and verbal presentations to explore thinking processes, and to take skills and theory from EDI 431 and translate them into teaching practice. Learners will achieve an understanding of the kinds of experiences that help students make meaning from text, write and speak with an authentic voice, and produce writing and verbal presentations of consequence. Students will design and deliver literacy lessons, integrate literacy lessons into their specific content, integrate technology into literacy lessons, engage learners through multiple research based methods, and further their understanding of an inclusive environment to promote literacy development. 3 Cr.

EDI 436 Gender Issues K-12 (A,I,W,Y). Focuses on the issue of gender in schools K-12. Identifies and examines the ways in which gender roles are reinforced in schools and studies the ways in which race and class interact with gender to influence the schooling experience. Presents ways in which teachers and other educators can promote an equitable educational experience for all students. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 445 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in English (B). Introduces students to the methods and strategies involved in inclusive middle level English teaching. Explores the nature of teaching, instructional planning, designing unit and lesson plans, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment, and teaching portfolios. Includes practice teaching and reflection. Focuses on ability to work collaboratively as team members of teams clarify goals and construction of an educational philosophy. Requires 50 hours of field experience in a middle level inclusion classroom. 3 Cr.

EDI 446 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Mathematics (B). Prerequisites: Admission to Adolescent Education Program. Corequisites: EDI 428, EDI 431. Introduces students to the methods and strategies involved in inclusive middle level Mathematics teaching. Explores the nature of teaching, instructional planning, designing unit and lesson plans, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment, and teaching portfolios. Includes practice teaching and reflection. Focuses on ability to work collaboratively as team members of teams clarify goals and construction of an educational philosophy. Requires 50 hours of field experience in a middle level inclusion classroom. Every semester. 3 Cr.

EDI 447 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Science (B). Prerequisites: Admission to Adolescent Education Program. Corequisites: EDI 428, EDI 431. Introduces students to the methods and strategies involved in inclusive middle level Science teaching. Explores the nature of teaching, instructional planning, designing unit and lesson plans, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment, and teaching portfolios. Includes practice teaching and reflection. Focuses on ability to work collaboratively as team members of teams clarify goals and construction of an educational philosophy. Requires 50 hours of field experience in a middle level inclusion classroom. Every semester. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 448 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Social Studies (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Adolescent Education Program. Corequisites: EDI 428, EDI 431. Introduces teacher candidates to the methods and strategies involved in the teaching of middle and high school social studies. Begins the teacher candidates' exploration of the nature of teaching, instructional planning, designing unit and lesson plans, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment, and teaching portfolios. Requires teacher candidates to practice teaching lessons they have designed and be reflective about their own and others' lessons. Focuses on teacher candidates' ability to work collaboratively as members of teams. Provides opportunities for teacher candidates to clarify their goals in pursuit of a teaching career and requires them to construct a personal statement of educational philosophy. Requires 50 hours of field experience in a middle level inclusion classroom. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 449 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Foreign Language (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Adolescent Education Program. Corequisites: EDI 428, EDI 431. Introduces teacher candidates to the methods and strategies involved in the teaching of middle and high school foreign language. Begins the teacher candidates' exploration of the nature of teaching, instructional planning, designing unit and lesson plans, interdisciplinary approaches, assessment, and teaching portfolios. Requires teacher candidates to practice teaching lessons they have designed and be reflective about their own and others' lessons. Focuses on teacher candidates ability to work collaboratively as members of teams. Provides opportunities for teacher candidates to clarify their goals in pursuit of a teaching career and requires them to construct a personal statement of educational philosophy. Requires 50 hours of field experience. 3 Cr.

EDI 455 Practicum and Seminar inInclusive Childhood Education (B). Prerequisites: EDI 325, EDI 330, EDI 407, EDI 408, EDI 417 and EDI 418. Corequisite: EDI 456.Supervised full-time teaching experience in childhood classrooms and settings. The semester is divided into two placement; one in grades 1-3, the other in grades 4-6. Includes a two-hour weekly seminar, which provides on going support related to teacher candidates' work in childhood classrooms. Includes topics such as assessment, curriculum planning and implementation, creating and sustaining supportive classroom environments, certification, and career strategies. This is the final course taken in the childhood program. 6-12 Cr.

EDI 458 Women and Education in the Arab World (A,I,W). Examines the persistent cultural and socioeconomic barriers to women’s education in the Arab World. Investigates how women’s education is influenced by religion, culture, family, teachers and costs, not only in relation to the decision of going to school but also to their education path. Contemporary concerns in education such as equity in schools, in higher education, and in the job market are also addressed. 3 Cr.

EDI 465 Methods of Teaching Secondary English (B). Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in English content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State English Language Arts standards; technological applications that apply to teaching and learning. Requires teacher candidates to become reflective practitioners, develop personal portfolios and become familiar with research in the field. Includes 50 hours of field experience in a high school inclusion classroom. 3 Cr.

EDI 466 Teaching Mathematics Inclusively (B). Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in mathematics content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State MST standards; technological applications that apply to teaching and learning. Requires teacher candidates to become reflective practitioners, develop personal portfolios and become familiar with research in the field. Includes 50 hours of field experience in a high school inclusion classroom. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

EDI 467 Teaching Science Inclusively (B). Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in science content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State MST technological applications that apply to teaching and learning. Requires teacher candidates to become reflective practitioners, develop personal portfolios and become familiar with research in the field. Includes 50 hours of field experience in a high school inclusion classroom. 3 Cr.

EDI 468 Teaching Social Studies Inclusively (B). Prerequisites: EDI 413, EDI 431, EDI 448. Corequisites: EDI 432. Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in social studies content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State social studies standards; technological applications that apply to teaching and learning. Requires teacher candidates to become reflective practitioners, develop personal portfolios and become familiar with research in the field. Includes 50 hours of field experience in a high school inclusion classroom. 3 Cr.

EDI 469 Methods in Teaching Secondary Foreign Language (B). Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in foreign language content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State second language standards; technological applications that apply to teaching and learning. Requires teacher candidates to become reflective practitioners, develop personal portfolios and become familiar with research in the field. Includes 50 hours of field experience in a high school inclusion classroom. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

EDI 475 Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Adolescence Education (B). Prerequisites: EDI 428, EDI 431, EDI 409, EDI 430, EDI 432, EDI 44X, EDI 46X. A full-time supervised teaching experience and seminar in inclusive middle level and adolescence classrooms and settings. The semester is divided into two placements; one in grades 5 - 8, the other in grades 9-12. This is the final course taken in the Inclusive Adolescence Certification Program. 6-12 Cr.

EDI 490 Topics of Instruction (B). Meets the needs of intact groups of clients at the upper-division undergraduate level. Transcript title, content, bibliography and assessment procedures vary with the predetermined needs and interests of the group of clients served. 1-3 Cr.

EDI 499 Independent Study (B). To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.