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EDI 330 Inquiry into Learning (A). Prerequisite: Childhood Inclusive Program admission. 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. Corequisites: 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. Every Semester.

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. Spring.

EDI 413 Introduction to Special Education (B). May be completed prior to acceptance or completed in Childhood Inclusive or Adolescence Inclusive Phase I. 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 Inclusive Phase I EDI course. Corequisite: Phase II courses. Adolescence 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.

EDI 417 Language Literacy and the Learner (B). 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: Childhood Inclusive or Adolescence Inclusive program admission and EDI 413. Complete prior to Phase IV Practicum. 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.

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.

EDI 421 Teaching and Assessing English Language Learners (B). Explores the social, emotional, cognitive and cultural implications of being bilingual or an English learner in classrooms. Examines culturally responsive teaching. Embeds literacy instruction and considers disabilities related to language development. Examines educational/assistive technology. Explores teaching and assessment of native or heritage language and English language arts according to Common Core Learning Standards. Relates theoretical knowledge to observation in bilingual/ESL settings. 25-hour field experience. 3 Cr. Fall.

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, Childhood Inclusive Phase I. Corequisites: Childhood Phase II corequisites 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. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 424 Diverse Learners in Mathematics (B). Prerequisite: Childhood Inclusive Phase I, EDI 330 and 413 and Phase II EDI 407, 414, and 423. Childhood Inclusive Phase III corequisites EDI 417 and 425. 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. Fall and Spring. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 425 Diverse Learners in Science (B). Prerequisite: Childhood Inclusive Phase I, EDI 330 and 413 and Phase II EDI 407, 414, and 423. Childhood Inclusive Phase III corequisites EDI 417 and 424. 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. Fall and Spring. 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 Literacy in Middle & High School Content Areas I (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program Admission. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 432 Teaching Literacy in Mid/High School Content Area II (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI431or 531) 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. Every Semester.

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.

EDI 445 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in English (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 446 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Mathematics (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 447 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Science (B). Prerequisites: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission. 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. Fall semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 448 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Social Studies (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 449 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Foreign Language (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program Admission. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 450 Disability Studies in Education (A). This course provides an introduction to Disability Studies in Education and is appropriate for anyone who will be working with humans in any educational field of study. Students will learn about the social construction of disability through a study of the history and culture of disability in mutiple contexts. Disability as a social and intersectional identity is explored through first-person narratives and reflective journaling. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 455 Practicum and Seminar inInclusive Childhood Education (B). Prerequisite: Childhood Inclusive Phases I, II and III courses. A full-time supervised teaching experience in an elementary school setting, grades 1-6. Candidates obtain experience with students in both general education and students with disabilities over a full-semester placement while they gain knowledge in all aspects of teaching including planning, delivery, and assessment of student learning. A weekly student teaching seminar provides support and encouragement for teacher candidates through meetings with peers, college supervisor(s) and resource personnel as well as support for the edTPA. 6-12 Cr. Every Semester.

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. Every Semester.

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. Every Semester.

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. Every Semester.

EDI 467 Teaching Science Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI447or547) 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. Every Semester.

EDI 468 Teaching Social Studies Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI448or548) 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. Every Semester.

EDI 469 Methods in Teaching Foreign Language Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI549or449) 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. Every Semester.

EDI 475 Practicum and Seminar in Adolescence Inclusive Generalist Ed (B). Prerequisites: Adolescence Inclusive Phase I, II and III courses. 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. Every Semester.

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. Every Semester.

Graduate Courses

EDI 508 Differentiation (A). Introduces students to the philosophy of differentiation through a review of the literature, examples of classroom applications, and classroom discourse. The course modules will take an in-depth look at the many subcomponents of differentiation, including classroom environment, data-driven differentiation, tiering instruction, flexible grouping, and differentiated instructional strategies. Students will apply their learning in each module by developing artifacts and lesson plans that can be utilized in their own classrooms. 3 Cr. 3 Cr.

EDI 509 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. Spring.

EDI 513 Introduction to Special Education (B). May be completed prior to acceptance or completed in Childhood Inclusive or Adolescence Inclusive Phase I. 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 514 Methods in Special Education (B). Prerequisite: EDI 513. 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.

EDI 519 Assessment for Special Education (B). Prerequisite: EDI 513. 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.

EDI 520 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.

EDI 521 Teaching and Assessing English Language Learners (B). Explores the social, emotional, cognitive and cultural implications of being bilingual or an English learner in classrooms. Examines culturally responsive teaching. Embeds literacy instruction and considers disabilities related to language development. Examines educational/assistive technology. Explores teaching and assessment of native or heritage language and English language arts according to Common Core Learning Standards. Relates theoretical knowledge to observation in bilingual/ESL settings. 25-hour field experience. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 530 Education and Society (B). 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. Every Semester.

EDI 531 Teaching Literacy in Middle & High School Content Areas I (B). Prerequisite: Adolescence Inclusive Program admission. For alternate program students only. Focuses on the premise 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 the examination, the individual differences among learners, and multiple approaches and strategies that may be used to improve student thinking and learning. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 532 Teaching Literacy in Mid/High School Content Area II (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. Every Semester.

EDI 536 Gender Issues K-12 (A). 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 545 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in English (B). (Prerequisite - Adolescence Inclusive Program admission) 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. Every Semester.

EDI 546 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Mathematics (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Mathematics Education Inclusive Generalist Program. 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. Fall semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 547 Inclusive Middle Level Teaching in Science (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Science Education Inclusive Generalist Program. 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. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 548 Frameworks for Teaching Social Studies (B). Prerequisite: Admission to Social Stuides Education Inclusive Generalist Program. 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. Every Semester.

EDI 550 Disability Studies in Education (A). This course provides an introduction to Disability Studies in Education and is appropriate for anyone who will be working with humans in any educational field of study. Students will learn about the social construction of disability through a study of the history and culture of disability in mutiple contexts. Disability as a social and interesectional identity is explored through first-person narratives and reflective journaling. (Graduate Assignment) Students will do a presentation for 20 minutes in length to the class with an annotated bibliography of 10 peer-reviewed articles used to develop the project. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 558 Women and Education in the Arab World (A). 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 565 Teaching English Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI445or545) Focuses on inclusive teaching strategies, lesson planning, instruction and assessment in English content areas. Emphasizes secondary curriculum content; New York State English Language Arts 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. Every Semester.

EDI 566 Teaching Mathematics Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI446 or 546). 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. Every Semester.

EDI 567 Teaching Science Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission & EDI447or547) 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. Every Semester.

EDI 568 Teaching Social Studies Inclusively (B). (Prerequisite Adolescence Inclusive Program admission &EDI548or448) 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. Spring Only. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 575 Practicum and Seminar in Inclusive Adolescence Education (B). Prerequisites: Completion of Adolescence Inclusive Phase I, II and III courses. A full-time supervised teaching experience in a high school or middle school setting, grades 7-12. Candidates obtain experience with students in their content area of certification and students with disabilities over a full-semester placement while they gain knowledge in all aspects of teaching including planning, delivery, and assessment of student learning. A weekly student teaching seminar provides support and encouragement for teacher candidates through meetings with peers, college supervisor(s) and resource personnel as well as support for the edTPA. 9 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 581 Technology in the Classroom (B). Designed for the computer novice. Introduces teachers (and prospective teachers) to a wide variety of uses for technology in education. Includes topics such as effective use of the Internet in education; integrating "tool" software (word processor, database, spreadsheet) into the classroom; creating standards-based, technology-rich lesson plans; classroom uses of digital cameras and scanners; constructing classroom multimedia presentations; developing school Web pages; graphics and desktop publishing; demonstrations of software and Web sites for classroom use; discussions of pertinent technology topics (such as viruses, copyright law, plagiarism), and the social and ethical implications of using educational technologies. 3 Cr.

EDI 590 Topics of Instruction (B). Meets the needs of intact groups of clients. Transcript title, content, bibliography and assessment procedures vary in accordance with the predetermined needs and interests of the group of clients served. 1-6 Cr.

EDI 601 Diversity in Education (A). Engages students in critical examination, grounded in historical, philosophical, theoretical and legal frameworks, of issues of diversity, including race, ethnicity, language, culture, class, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ability and religion as applied to education in a pluralistic democracy. Exploration of identity construction, family systems, power, privilege, oppression, and implications for our work as teachers, and for children's and family experiences within a variety of inclusive educational settings. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 603 Educational Assessment and Evaluation (B). Provides an overview of the theory and practice of assessment for teachers. Emphasizes classroom assessment and evaluation practices consistent with the NYS Learning Standards. Methods include performance assessments, instructional rubrics, student portfolios and exhibitions, and objectively-scored tests. Includes assessments used for improving student performance and teaching practices. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 610 Children with Behavioral Problems (A). Provides a comprehensive study of the use of learning principles in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of problem behavior displayed by children both with and without developmental and intellectual disabilities (e.g. emotional disturbances, ADHD, Autism, Down syndrome). Additionally, the course content includes a review of current New York State Education Department policy related to the assessment and treatment of problem behavior for all children both with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Finally, the role of the general education and special education teacher in these assessments and intervention will be provided. 3 Cr.

EDI 612 Bilingual Methods of Teaching Content (B). Provides practical experience in planning, developing materials, and instructing in the childhood or adolescence content area of the student's certificate. Examines the relationship between language acquisition and learning content areas. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 617 Advanced Methods in Teaching Adolescence Science (B). Explores the methods, materials and techniques for the teaching of adolescence science. Includes topics such as the psychological aspects of teaching and learning, systematic classroom management and effective instruction. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 622 Advanced Adolescence Curriculum: Mathematics (A). Provides a study of mathematics curriculum with emphasis on development, content and implementation of new programs. Provides students with a deeper understanding of the math they teach and barriers to learning. Expects students to formulate their own action research question for possible use with their project/thesis and develop a literature review for the question, including an evaluation of the research they are reading. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 623 Reading Research in Adolescence Science (B). Examines current research in science education. Analyzes methods, procedures, implications, and applications for research-based science teaching. Requires knowledge of many areas of science education research and expertise in one or more thematic areas. Requires an action research design component as a basis for the final project/theses and an extensive, relevant literature review to function as warrant, claim and conceptual framework for the action research. 3 cr Spring 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 628 Methods, Materials & Cult Perspectives in TESOL/Bilingual Ed (B). Prepares teachers in bilingual or TESOL programs who wish to achieve pedagogical competency in the teaching of English as a second language. 3 Cr. Odd Fall.

EDI 634 Teaching Reading to Children with Diverse Needs (A). Explores learning, cultural, language and behavioral challenges for students with diverse needs, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners, through readings, videos, and discussions. Examines research-informed techniques for supporting the literacy development of students with various learning differences and how these relate to “best practice” instruction for all students. Develops the practitioner’s observational and reflective techniques to promote responsive teaching and differentiated instruction. 3 Cr. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 641 Theories and Trends in Bilingual/Multicultural Education (A). Provides advanced study and research in bilingual/multicultural education. Focuses on philosophy, theoretical foundations, principles, and current trends. Identifies historical and political foundations in the US and roles federal and state governments have played. Investigates the role of advocacy and empowerment on local, state, and national scales for parents, teachers, and children enrolled in bilingual/multicultural programs. Investigates various types of bilingual programs and English-only movements. 3 cr. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 645 Research in Literacy Education (B). Prerequisite: 9 completed credits. Designed to assist students in understanding current research in literacy education and the connections between research and practice. Through this course, students will learn to examine critically various types of research, apply findings of research to classroom contexts, synthesize research findings, write literature reviews, and lead discussions about various topics in the field of literacy. Students will consider qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and formulate an inquiry question and the research methodology for their EDI 736 capstone project. Students will register for the section of EDI 736 taught by their EDI 645 instructor the semester following EDI 645. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 647 Teaching Adolescence Reading, Writing, and Literature. Examines secondary student reading needs; provides a survey of methods, materials and assessments for reading instruction. Uses the writing workshop model to enhance writing skills, teaching of composition. Provides a survey of major theories of literary interpretation and develops methods for reading and responding to literature. Emphasizes contemporary language arts curriculum content, NYS Education Standards and assessments and technological applications related to teaching secondary English. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 655 Practicum in TESOL (B). A field-based, supervised experience in planning, testing, developing materials and providing instruction to English Language learners in an ESOL setting. The practicum is for six weeks in either a childhood or adolescence setting. Candidates will complete the practicum in the opposite area (Childhood or Adolescence) of their initial certification. Students are responsible for securing their own placements with an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) certified teacher in a school or related setting. The experience is supervised by a School Based Teacher Educator and a college instructor who interacts with the students via video and online conferencing. Students have the opportunity to share experiences and reflect on their progress during the online and video sessions. The practicum provides candidates with experiences with English language Learners in a variety of communities, and across student developmental levels. 3 Cr.

EDI 661 Research in Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition (A). Through the in-depth analysis and later creation of research studies, the course centers on a contrastive analysis of the language components of English and Spanish; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and semantics. Examines sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives related to the role of language in culture, identity, and learning. Explores language acquisition theories and their application to bilingualism and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Writing intensive and creation of extended research studies. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 665 Classroom Management (B). Provides participants with an understanding and application of some of the most recent theoretical models employed in the practice of classroom management. Emphasizes problem-solving techniques. Allows participants to explore the role of the teacher as the manager of the classroom environment, the students and the curriculum. Emphasizes the design of a comprehensive classroom management plan. 3 Cr.

EDI 670 Issues in Social Studies Education (B). Assesses current scholarship in history, anthropology and other social science disciplines in order to analyze a variety of perspectives on historical topics. Begins the first phase of the research and writing that forms the basis of the capstone project. Requires completion of literature review in the student's chosen area. Uses field experiences, workshops with authorities in their fields, and classroom discussion. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 674 Applied History Seminar (B). Involves students in an eclectic variety of readings designed to maximize personal and collegial engagement with history. Uses workshops with experts in their fields and classroom discussion. Designed to coordinate with the second phase of capstone research. Supports original, individual research in keeping with the types of experiences, readings and workshops conducted during the class. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 678 Issues in English Education (B). Examines contemporary instructional, curricular and assessment issues. Combines theory and practice in a manner designed to lead students toward formulating their culminating master's capstone projects. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 686 Issues in Adolescence Mathematics Education (A). Masters candidates will discuss issues and trends in math, science, and technology education and its impact on classroom practice. They will apply research-based math education methods and curricular topics and implement an extensive action research project. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 690 Topics of Instruction (A). Topic varies. May be repeated with instructor's permission. 1-3 Cr.

EDI 695 Common Core and ELA: Reform or Revolution? (A). Examines multiple issues and perspectives related to the introduction of The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), focusing specifically on the English Language Arts Standards. Participants will have an opportunity to study the origins of the CCSS as well as the range of conversations leading up to their anticipated adoption and implementation in the 2014-1015 school year. This is not a “methods course” in terms of examining specific ELA methods and materials, but it is an assessment of what national, state, and local educators and business leaders are expecting the ELA Standards to do and the impact they are likely to have on the many dimensions of schooling, K-12. A guiding question for the course is: Will the introduction of the K-12 ELA Standards simply reform education as we know it today or will this result in a game-changing revolution of education as we know it today? 3 Cr.

EDI 699 Independent Study in Education (B). Designed individually through consultation between student and instructor to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. Additional requirements may be established by the department. 1-3 Cr.

EDI 722 Seminar in Bilingual/TESOL Education (B). Prerequisite: 21 credits completed. Requires students to identify trends, practices, and issues in current bilingual or TESOL programs, and to investigate the current research in the area of the students’ specialization. Requires students to create a product that will help to resolve the identified issue(s). Guides students in the creation of a Capstone project, which is the culminating assessment for the MSED. 3 Cr. 3 Cr. By Arrangement.

EDI 726 Methods and Materials B-6 (B). Examines pedagogy, materials, and assessment strategies to support the literacy needs of diverse learners including English Language Learners (ELLs) (B-6). Includes methods and materials to instruct students in the use of multimodalities and multiliteracies. Critically applies current research-based methods, materials, and resources including digital tools and technology. Prepares students to provide increased educational opportunities for all learners of all abilities. Explores and develops adult pedagogy and materials for professional development. 3 Cr. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 727 Methods and Materials 5-12 (B). Examines pedagogy, materials, and assessment strategies to support the literacy needs of diverse learners including English Language Learners (5-12). Includes methods and materials to instruct students in the use of multimodalities and multiliteracies. Critically applies current research-based methods, materials, and resources including digital tools and technology. Prepares students to provide increased educational opportunities for all learners of all abilities. Explores and develops adult pedagogy and materials for professional development. 3 Cr. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 728 Critical Literacy B-12 (B). Focuses on the critical literacy practices for children and adolescent youths (B-12). Grounded in the concept and the theoretical framework of critical literacies, it introduces multiple forms of making meaning that involve print, images, video, and combinations of forms in various contexts including digital contexts. Focuses on exploring and using critical literacy as a theoretical framework for engaging in literacy practices that disrupt the commonplace, interrogate multiple viewpoints, highlight sociopolitical issues, and take action and promote social justice. A critical literacy stance emphasizes complex ways of knowing, analyzing, and encourages reflection on teaching practices for academic, social, and political goals. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 729 Critical Multiliteracies B-6 (B). Focuses on multiple literacy practices that contemporary children (B-6) are engaged in and out-of school beyond traditional print-based literacy practices. Grounded in the concept of multi-literacies and the theoretical framework of critical literacies, it introduces multiple forms of making meaning that involve print, images, video, and combinations of forms in various contexts including digital contexts. Focuses on exploring and using critical literacy as a theoretical framework for engaging in literacy practices that disrupt the commonplace, interrogate multiple viewpoints, highlight sociopolitical issues, and take action and promote social justice. A critical theory of multi-literacies emphasizes complex ways of knowing with newly emerging information and Web 2.0 technologies and ethical reflection on multimodal textual practices for academic, social, political goals. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 730 Literacy Assessment (B). Explores current issues involving different types of literacy assessments, including standardized testing, and the impact of socio-cultural background on assessment results. Provides opportunities to conduct a variety of classroom assessments and analyze those assessments to construct appropriate instructional plans. Fall and Summer, 3cr. 3 Cr.

EDI 735 Emergent Language and Literacy (B). Examines the development of children's oral and written language from a sociopsycholinguistic perspective. Students will have opportunities to explore cognitive, social, and cultural bases for language development and use, including dialect, variation and second-language learning. Fall and Spring, 3 cr. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 736 Literacy Seminar (B). Prerequisite: EDI 645. Serves as a forum for integrating learning from other courses and from field experiences. Specific focuses includes communications and program development as well as final development of a research project. Major topics to be considered include: action research in literacy curriculum and literacy programs; supervision of literacy resources and programs at local, state and federal levels. Students will register for the section of EDI 736 taught by their EDI 645 instructor the semester following EDI 645. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 739 Teachers as Writers; Teachers Teaching Writing (B). Explores six areas of literacy instruction: teaching and assessing writing, using the writing process, word study (spelling, vocabulary), development and instruction, the conventions of written English, connecting the arts and literacy development, and technology. 3 Cr. Spring.

EDI 740 Childhood Literacy Internship (B). Provides a field-based experience in literacy education. Students will engage in a literacy education teaching experience in education programs where elementary students with reading or writing problems are given extra support. Candidates are required to demonstrate various instructional competencies and content knowledge and to exhibit traits such as responsibility, reliability, punctuality, empathy, basic communication skills, and a positive attitude toward all children, parents, and colleagues. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 742 Literacy Policy, Advocacy and Coaching (B). Prerequisites: EDI 634 and 18 completed credits. Supports reading specialists in becoming advocates for all students’ literacy development. Prepares reading specialists to coach other educators and to advocate for literacy instruction that meets children’s needs across the social, cultural and political contexts of education that shape students’ language and literacy developments. Examines the effects of current educational practices on students’ learning and on teachers’ curricular design and instructional practice. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

EDI 745 Adolescent Literacy Internship (B). Provides a field-based experience in literacy education in which students will engage in a literacy education teaching experience with upper elementary, middle and high school (5-12) students who need extra support with reading and or writing skills. Students are required to demonstrate various instructional competencies and content knowledge and to exhibit traits such as responsibility, reliability, punctuality, empathy, basic communication skills, and a positive attitude toward all school-aged students, parents, and colleagues. Prerequisites: EDI 634, EDI 730, 727: Methods and Materials 5-12 or 728: Critical Multi-literacies 5-12, and EDI 735. 3 Cr. Summer.

EDI 791 Seminar in English Education (B). Designed to be a culminating experience. Expects creative, innovative and extensive individual work at the highest level of proficiency. Offers three options for meeting the requirements of this course: a curriculum project, an analytic review of professional literature or a professional teaching portfolio. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 792 Seminar in Mathematics Education (B). Designed to be a culminating experience. Expects creative, innovative and extensive individual work at the highest level of proficiency. Offers three options for meeting the requirements of this course: a curriculum project, an analytic review of professional literature or a professional teaching portfolio. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 793 Seminar in Science Education (B). Designed to be a culminating experience. Expects creative, innovative and extensive individual work at the highest level of proficiency. Three options are available for meeting the requirements of this course: a curriculum project, an analytical review of professional literature or a professional teaching portfolio. 3 Cr. Fall.

EDI 794 Seminar in Social Studies Education (B). Designed to coordinate with the third and final phase of the master's capstone project research. A culminating experience that will lead to the completion of the master's degree. 3 Cr. Summer.

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