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Education

www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/education/

Professor MENDOZA; Associate Professor TABER (chair); Assistant Professor WHITAKER; Lecturer STANEC

THE MAJOR -- REQUIREMENTS

The education major is designed for the undergraduate to recognize education as a discipline whose presence is historical, social, political, and economical. Through social inquiry, critical analysis, and community engagement, education majors will examine the central position educational systems occupy in civic functioning.

A student majoring in education must complete a minimum of ten units, distributed as described below:

Category: Foundations in Education (two units)

ED115 The Arts, Community, and the Experience of Learning (only 1 unit of credit towards this distribution requirement)

ED150 Contemporary Issues in Education

ED210 Power of the Arts in Education

ED211 Framework for American Education

ED218 Globalization in Education

ED222 Diversity and Equity in Education*

ED255 Urban Education*

* Either ED222 or ED255 must be taken for majors or minors who wish to earn teaching credentials

Category: Practicum (two units)

ED100 College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools – .5 unit  

ED110 Experienced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED100) - .5 unit

ED121 Youth Empowerment (0.5 units)

ED201 Advanced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED110) - .5 unit

ED202 Teaching English as a Second Language (prerequisite: ED100) - .5 unit

ED206 Independent Study Practicum (prerequisite: ED110) - .5 to 1 units

Category: Educational Research (one unit)

ED260 Educational Research Design (prerequisite: ED115 or ED150 or ED210 or ED211 or ED218 or ED222 or ED255) 

Category: Psychology (one unit)

ED311 Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED115 or ED150 or ED210 or ED211 or ED218 or ED222 or ED255)

Category: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (one unit)

ED370 Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)

ED380 Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)

ED385 Environmental Education (prerequisite: ED100, ED311)

Category: Instructional Methods (one unit)

ED470 Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

ED471 Teaching Science in Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

ED474 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for Secondary Educators (Variable title: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English; prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

ED475 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for K-12 Educators (Variable title: Art, Music, Global Languages; prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

**Students must obtain COI no later than first Monday of previous block

Category: Educational Policy and Reform (1 unit)

ED415 Educational Interventions (prerequisite: ED370 or ED380 or ED385)

ED439 Policy and Politics in American Education (prerequisite: ED370 or ED380 or ED385)

ED455 Education Reform in the 21st Century (prerequisite: ED370 or ED380 or ED385) 

Category: Advanced Research (1 unit)

ED490 Advanced Research (prerequisite: ED260, ED311 and COI)

THE MINOR -- REQUIREMENTS

The minor supports students who wish to study the complexities of education ranging from its historical, social, philosophical and psychological bases to modern day issues and applications. Students are advised to consult early with the Education faculty to develop a pathway of coursework in a particular area of interest, especially if the interest is in earning Colorado Teaching credentials. 

A student minoring in education must complete five units from the following categories:

Category: Foundations in Education (2 units)

ED115 The Arts, Community, and the Experience of Learning (only 1 unit of credit towards this distribution requirement)

ED150 Contemporary Issues in Education

ED210 Power of the Arts in Education

ED211 Framework for American Education

ED218 Globalization in Education

ED222 Diversity and Equity in Education*

ED255 Urban Education*

* Either ED222 or ED255 must be taken for majors or minors who wish to earn teaching credentials 

Category: Practicum (2 units)

ED100 College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools – .5 unit  

ED110 Experienced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED100) - .5 unit

ED121 Youth Empowerment (.5 unit)

ED201 Advanced Aides in Colorado Springs Schools (prerequisite: ED110) - .5 unit

ED202 Teaching English as a Second Language (prerequisite: ED100) - .5 unit

ED206 Independent Study Practicum (prerequisite: ED110) - .5 to 1 unit

Category: Psychology (1 unit)

ED311 Educational Psychology (prerequisite: ED115 or ED150 or ED210 or ED211 or ED218 or ED222 or ED255)

Category: Instructional Methods (1 unit)

ED470 Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311, COI**)

ED471 Teaching Science in Elementary School (prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

ED474 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for Secondary Educators (Variable title: Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English; prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

ED475 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for K-12 Educators (Variable title: Art, Music, Global Languages; prerequisite: ED100, ED311 and COI**)

**Students must obtain consent of instructor no later than first Monday of previous block

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Program Advisors: Elementary – Mendoza, K-12 – Stanec, Secondary – Taber

Students wishing to earn an Elementary Teaching License from Colorado must complete either a major in Education or other college major (e.g. psychology, mathematics, history, biology, music, Spanish) plus Education minor and the Colorado Department of Education requirements for licensure in their desired field or grade-level area.  More information on the requirements can be obtained from the education department. 

Students wishing to earn Secondary or K-12 Teaching License from Colorado must major in a content area discipline (e.g. mathematics, history, biology, music, Spanish) and minor in Education and meet additional Colorado Department of Education requirements for licensure in their desired field or grade-level area.  More information on the requirements can be obtained from the education department. 

Students interested in applying for the Teacher Licensure Program should do so in the fall of their junior year.  If accepted, students must complete the following requirements prior to department recommendation for licensure:

Pass the appropriate State examination in their content area or grade-level discipline.

Complete additional required courses on the teacher licensure checklist (e.g., math, science, and literature/writing requirement)

Officially complete 800 hours of supervised classroom practicum

Complete the following additional courses with a grade of “C” or better: ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (2-4 units; blocks 1-4 or blocks 3-4, half-block, 5) OR ED479 (Blocks 1 and 2) and ED495 International Teaching (Blocks 3-4) PLUS ED400 ED407 and ED408

In compliance with Title II of the Higher Education Act, the following data for 2011-12 (the most recent reporting year) is provided: 27 students were enrolled in the teacher education program, the student-faculty ratio was 1.8 to 1, there were four full-time faculty members, and there were 11 part-time faculty in professional education and faculty from other departments involved. There were 9 supervising faculty for the teacher preparation program. Students participate in supervised student teaching for an average of 40 hours/week for a total of 12 weeks. The pass rate of teacher education students on the PLACE or PRAXIS II content exam was 100 percent.

Ninth Semester Program

Students who wish to be licensed at the elementary, K–12, or secondary levels may have difficulty in completing ED479 during the eight semesters of undergraduate coursework. Therefore, the college has established a “Ninth Semester Program” where student teaching can be completed, after graduation, with tuition at a fraction of the cost of a regular semester. Eligible students will have completed the major and teaching licensure requirements except for ED479 (blocks 1-4) or ED479 (blocks 1-2) and ED495 (blocks 3-4) AND ED407 and ED408. Please see one of the education program advisors in the education department for further information.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING PROGRAMS:

Colorado College offers a Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Program, Master of Arts in Teaching K-12 art, music, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish programs and Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary (6-12) programs in English, math, science and social studies. Descriptions of the schedules and requirements of MAT programs may be obtained from the education department website or education services manager, Debra Mortenson.

Teacher Candidates are not guaranteed licensure by Colorado College. The teaching license is determined by the State of Colorado. The Colorado College program does satisfy the requirements in many states. Students wishing to teach outside Colorado should consult with the education department.

ELEMENTARY TEACHING

Category: Instructional Methods (all 4 units required)

ED470 Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School

ED471 Teaching Science in the Elementary School

ED472 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School (prerequisite: ED470 or ED471)

ED473 Teaching Math in the Elementary School (prerequisite: ED472)

Category: Teacher Candidate Practicum (4 to 4.5 units required)

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (3.5 to 4 units), OR

ED479 (two units) and ED495 International Teaching (2 units)

ED400 Educational Technology (prerequisite: COD) - 0 units

ED407 Topics and Issues in Special Education in the General Classroom (prerequisite: COD) - .25 units

ED408 Assessment Design and Data Driven Instruction (prerequisite: COD) - .25 units

SECONDARY TEACHING

Category: Instructional Methods (two units required)

ED474 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for Secondary Educators (Variable title: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)

ED476 Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools (prerequisite: ED474)

Category: Teacher Candidate Practicum (4 to 4.5 units required)

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (3.5 to 4 units), OR

ED479 (two units) and ED495 International Teaching (2 units)

ED400 Educational Technology (prerequisite: COD) - 0 units

ED407 Topics and Issues in Special Education in the General Classroom (prerequisite: COD) - .25 unit

ED408 Assessment Design and Data Driven Instruction (prerequisite: COD) - .25 unit

K-12 TEACHING

Category: Instructional Methods (two units required)

ED475 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for K-12 Educators (Variable title: Arts, Global Language, Music)

ED476 Teaching Literacy in Secondary Schools (prerequisite: ED475)

Category: Teacher Candidate Practicum (4 to 4.5 units required)

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum (3.5 to 4 units), OR

ED479 (two units) and ED495 International Teaching (2 units)

ED400 Educational Technology (prerequisite: COD) - 0 unit

ED407 Topics and Issues in Special Education in the General Classroom (prerequisite: COD) - .25 unit

ED408 Assessment Design and Data Driven Instruction (prerequisite: COD) - .25 unit

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM FOR LICENSURE ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE:

Students who wish to pursue Colorado teacher licensure must apply for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. After entering the college, a student interested in the program should obtain a description of the admission prerequisites, licensure requirements, and application procedure from the education department. Students applying to either elementary, K–12, or secondary licensure programs must complete an application in November of their junior year. Students will have to submit evidence of fulfilling the following prerequisites for admission: satisfactory completion of one enrollment in ED100 and one enrollment in ED110 (60 hours of observation and successful participation in local public schools); endorsement from two classroom teachers with whom the applicant has interacted as part of the 60-hour requirement; endorsement from the department chair of the applicant’s major field or teaching field. In addition, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7, an average in the major or teaching field of at least 3.0. In addition, elementary teacher education students must take and receive a passing grade in Mathematical Explorations or higher (or equivalent approved by department) and a passing grade on a specified course that deals with literacy/writing (please see the education department elementary or secondary or K-12 program advisors for courses that meet the latter specifications). After receipt of completed application, the education department will schedule personal interviews for each student.

Education Courses

ED100 College Aides in Colorado Springs Schools

Serve as an aide in cooperation with public schools in the Colorado Springs area. College Aides complete at least 30 hours of service-learning per semester in cooperation with local school personnel. Responsibilities vary according to the needs of the school, but emphasis is on small group and remedial help to students. Coursework and class meetings explore educational theory and issues that arise from the field placements. (Offered in fall, spring and January half-block).

.5 unit —

ED110 Experienced Aides in the Colorado Springs Schools

Serve as an experienced instructional aide in local schools, completing 30 hours of service-learning in a K–12 classroom per semester. Activity varies according to the needs of the classroom, but the emphasis is on comparing and contrasting educational theories and practices with the earlier aiding experience and on offering direct instruction under the guidance of the classroom teacher. (Offered in fall, spring and January half-block.)

Prerequisite: Education 100.

.5 unit —

ED121 Youth Empowerment

In this extended format course, students will analyze issues facing youth in the community to create meaningful sociopolitical transformation by empowering youth to become the agents of change. Our primary topics include youth agency, homelessness, sexuality, immigration, racism and allyhood, and juvenile justice. This course also offers students an opportunity to model implementation of youth empowerment by having students take a leadership role in course development, teaching, and assessment. In this Community Based Learning (CBL) class, students will research the effectiveness of programs created to counteract the negative influences on youth while working in a community organization in Colorado Springs.

Prerequisite: Prior direct service with K-12 aged students through a college or community organization in Colorado Springs.

.5 unit —

ED150 Contemporary Issues in Education

An interdisciplinary examination of issues that have current or potential effect on American education, e. g., government involvement, special populations programs, assessment dilemmas, curricular controversies, and reform proposals and initiatives.

1 unit —

ED201 Advanced Aides in the Colorado Springs Schools

Serve as an advanced instructional aide in local schools, completing 30 hours of service-learning in cooperation with local education personnel. Activity varies according to the needs of the placement, but the emphasis is on gaining a deeper understanding of lesson planning and teaching a lesson with the focus on differentiation under the guidance of the placement personnel. (Offered in Fall only).

Prerequisite: Education 110.

.5 unit —

ED202 Teaching English as a Second Language

An introduction to theories, applications, and issues related to teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Topics of study include an overview of second language acquisition theory, working with diverse populations, making content area lessons accessible to ESL students, ESL methodology, and field observation.

.5 unit —

ED206 Independent Study Practicum

Independent practicum experience that takes place during half-block, semester (extended format), or a single block. The practicum must take place in an institution with an educational focus (e.g., non-school based, informal education program at a museum). Activity varies according to the needs of the placement, but the emphasis is on gaining a deeper understanding of lesson planning and teaching a lesson with the focus on differentiation under the guidance of the placement personnel.

Prerequisite: Education 110 and consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit —

ED210 Power of the Arts in Education

This community-based learning course explores the rationales, history and theories of the learning and the arts in education. The arts will be used as teaching pedagogies to motivate and engage students in learning. Museum education will be studied as an informal learning environment for teaching core curriculum to PK-12 students. Requires a substantial lab component, providing hands-on experience in digital storytelling, teaching in school classrooms, and working with PK-12 students in the Cornerstone IDEA space.

1 unit —

ED211 Framework for American Education

1 unit —

ED217 Musical Learning Theories for Band and Orchestral Instruments

In this course, students study various approaches for teaching instrumental music (e.g.: Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki, Dalcroze, etc.) while they acquire intermediate performance skills on two band or orchestral instruments. By engaging in various music learning theories, students discover how to best teach someone to play an instrument, in the context of school, private lesson, and informal settings. Students will explore how sound is produced, which motor and aural skills enhance playing an instrument, and what teaching methods improve instruction and learning. After practice, observation, and teaching others, the course culminates with solo and small ensemble performances. Required for K-12 music teaching licensure candidates.

Prerequisite: pre-theory music reading and consent of instructor.

Also listed as Music 217.

1 unit —

ED218 Globalization in Education

Examination of the intersection of globalization and education in light of the processes and forces that impact schooling here and abroad. Consideration of the challenges and opportunities resulting from mass migration, economic realities, technology, and the growing cultural and ethnic diversity of communities throughout the world. Comparative and interdisciplinary materials explore the implications of globalization for education and the effect of education on globalization. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

1 unit —

ED222 Diversity & Equity in Education

This course is devoted to the critical examination of educational theory, practice, and policy within and across socioeconomic, cultural, and linguistic groups. We will analyze and discuss issues related to educational access and opportunity, curricula, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes. In discovering the difference between ‘equal education’ and ‘equitable education’, we will identify the unique needs of students, structural challenges facing educators, and possible solutions to the inequities of early education, school resources, tracking, and teacher quality, among other variables.

Also listed as Race and Ethnic Studies 200.

1 unit —

ED250 Topics in Education

Selected topics in the study of education. Courses will cover topics not listed in the regular education curriculum and may vary from year to year. This course may be offered as a 0.5 unit extended format or 0.5 unit half-block course or as a 1.00 unit block course.

Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

Also listed as Environmental Science 260 and Southwest Studies 200.

1 unit —

ED255 Urban Education

In this course, we will explore the context of urban education from both students’ and teachers’ perspectives. We will investigate where and how urban students live, analyze recurring themes present in urban classrooms, and examine successful strategies for teaching in urban settings. A goal of this course is to move beyond the surface level discussions to ones that get at some root causes and outcomes associated with analyses of learning contexts such as oppression, marginalization, and inequality. We will answer questions about how issues of class, gender, and race influence what educators and students have the opportunity to learn, teach, and experience in urban contexts (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ED260 Educational Research Methods

The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically evaluate educational research. We will spend time learning the differences between quantitative and qualitative educational studies, as well as examine the usefulness of action research and case studies in educational settings. A portion of the course is devoted to interpreting summary achievement data such as standardized test scores through analyses of basic statistics.

Prerequisite: Education 150, Education 210, Education 211, Education 218, Education 222, or Education 255.

1 unit —

ED311 Educational Psychology

explore the intersection of developmental psychology and learning theories from early childhood through adolescence. Across the course, the focus is on understanding what developmental milestones facilitate learning, how people learn, and what teachers do to capitalize on students' cognitive and social skills. Issues of development and learning will be discussed with reference to continuity, sources of development, and classroom practices.

Prerequisite: Education 150, Education 210, Education 211, Education 218, Education 222, or Education 255.

1 unit —

ED342 Music Education in the Elementary Grades

Basic principles. Aims, activities, methods and materials in the first five grades. Regular observations included. Taught as an alternative format course and must be taken for a full year. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ED370 Arts Integration: Creating Critical Thinkers and Connected Communities

Using teaching methods that involve visual arts, creative dramatics, movement and music allows students to create connections within their communities, cultures and classrooms. This course demonstrates that playing with process and ambiguity leads to more engagement and critical thinking. Students without formal arts experience are encouraged to take the class, as are the artistically inclined who want to learn about interdisciplinary learning. Class includes several afternoons a week in various arts media process-exploration labs as well as teaching in public school classrooms.

Prerequisite: Education 311, Education 100.

1 unit —

ED380 Curriculum and Engaging Pedagogies

An advanced curriculum, instruction, and assessment course for students interested in understanding how curricular materials, class experiences and teacher interaction behaviors define curriculum. Students will learn about the complexity of pedagogy, from direct instruction to constructivism, which defines and shapes the learning environment. Particular attention is paid to materials used for cultural relevance and inclusion and the connection to brain-based, developmental learning to answer the questions: what should be taught, to whom, and for what ends? Students will spend time observing in-school utilization and optimization of curricular resources.

Prerequisite: Education 110, Education 260.

1 unit —

ED385 Environmental Education

An advanced course in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, environmental education is the process of understanding human interdependence with ecological systems. This course focuses on the purpose of environmental education as a means for critical, responsible decision making for the learner. The course builds knowledge that spans science, social science, and humanities disciplines in the development and evaluation of curriculum. Teaching methods specific to environmental and outdoor education is emphasized through a half-day practicum that spans through the course. Students develop a course project portfolio that meets expectations for environmental education certification from the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: ED110,ED260,ED311.

1 unit

ED400 Integrating Educational Techno

An examination of the major principles and arguments of symbolic interactionism, an approach to the social world that privileges micro-level phenomena. Particular attention to interactional accomplishments of self and identity, the nature, structure, and norms of social interaction, processes of perception and categorization; and interactional regulation of bodies and emotions. This course must be taken in conjunction with ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Consent of department or enrolled in the MAT program.

ED403 Advanced Independent Study

May be taken in specified blocks. Content arranged and consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

1 unit —

ED407 Topics and Issues of Special Education in the General Classroom

Students will learn about the history of Special Education, the evolution of the laws regarding Special Education, and the responsibility of the general classroom teacher. Students will learn about various disabilities and their implications in the classroom. This course must be taken during Blocks 1 and 2 and in conjunction with ED479.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 unit —

ED408 Assessment Design and Data-Driven Instruction

This course examines a range of student assessments from teacher-designed tests and writing assignments to interpreting the information provided by standardized tests. Monitoring student progress and adjusting instruction based on a variety of well-designed assessments are essential skills for all teachers. This course must be taken during Blocks 3 and 4 and in conjunction with ED479.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.25 unit —

ED415 Educational Interventions

An advanced course for students interested in understanding pedagogical interventions of alternative school programs implemented to mitigate learning in the classroom. The course focuses on the critical examination of in-school and after-school programs that help build the aspirational, navigational, social, cognitive, and linguistic capital critical to the success of the learner. Includes daily fieldwork where students will experience first-hand local programs.

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 380, or Education 385.

1 unit —

ED418 Colloquium:

(Not offered 2014-15).

.25 unit

ED430 Policy and Politics in American Education

This course examines political issues in American education, past and present, at the local, state, and national levels. Students will analyze policy-driven ‘hot topics’ and seemingly institutionalized issues in schools including zero tolerance, funding, testing, and teacher quality. Time will be spent dissecting major educational policies including No Child Left Behind, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Dream Act. Particular attention will be given to the ways in which educational policies are formulated and to the constituencies and actors involved in the policy process. Emphasis will be placed on how educational policies affect classroom practices and learning outcomes.

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 380 or Education 385.

1 unit —

ED455 Education Reform in the 21st Century

This course investigates recent efforts to reform schools in the age of accountability. With advances in technology, changes in educational leadership, and the United States’ declining position in global education, our public school system has adopted dozens of methods to close the racial, economic, and subject-based achievement gaps. We will review popular reformists and their methods including Teach for America, KIPP Academies, and Harlem Children’s Zone. In all instances, we will pay close attention to if, how, and for whom these reform efforts are (in)effective.

Prerequisite: Education 370, Education 375, Education 380 or Education 385.

1 unit —

ED470 Teaching Social Studies and Language Arts in the Elementary School

Current methods and materials for teaching social studies and language arts to children in elementary school. Attention is given to the recognition and teaching of exceptional children in regular classrooms. Includes observations of and participation in teaching in public school classrooms.

Prerequisite: Education 100, Education 110, Education 260, Education 311.

1 unit —

ED471 Teaching Science in Elementary School

Current methods and materials for teaching science and health to children in grades one through five. Attention given to the recognition and teaching of exceptional children in regular classrooms. Observations of and participation in teaching in public school classrooms.

Prerequisite: Education 100, Education 110, Education 260, Education 311.

1 unit —

ED472 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School

Research and evidence-based methods and materials for teaching literacy to children in elementary school. Includes observations of and participation in teaching in public school classrooms. Attention given to the recognition and teaching of exceptional children in regular classrooms.

Prerequisite: Education 470.

1 unit —

ED473 Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

Current methods and materials for teaching mathematics to elementary school age children. Attention given to the recognition and teaching of exceptional children in regular classrooms. Students observe experienced teachers and teach individuals/groups of children.

Prerequisite: Education 100, Education 110, Education 260, Education 311.

1 unit —

ED474 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for Secondary Educators

Content area teaching examined in terms of best practices for teaching in the discipline. General topics include content methodologies embedded with other current topics such as engaging strategies, curriculum development, assessment, use of technology, culturally relevant approaches, differentiation, organization and administrative patterns. Classroom practicum includes formal planning and teaching the content within a school setting for half of the day.

Prerequisite: Education 260, Education 311 & Junior standing or MAT.

1 unit —

ED475 Content Methods and Critical Pedagogy for K-12 Educators

Content area teaching examined in terms of best practices for teaching in the discipline at each level: elementary and secondary. General topics include content methodologies embedded with current topics such as engaging strategies, curriculum development, assessment, use of technology, culturally relevant approaches, differentiation, organization and administrative patterns. Classroom practicum includes formal planning and teaching the content within a school setting at both levels for half of the day as well as half day of class at CC.

Prerequisite: Education 260, Education 311 & Junior standing or MAT.

1 unit —

ED476 Teaching Literacy in the Secondary/K-12 School

Research and evidence-based methods and materials for teaching literacy to students in secondary and K-12 school. Includes observations of and participation in teaching in public school classrooms. Attention given to the recognition and teaching of exceptional students in regular classrooms.

Prerequisite: Education 474 or Education 475.

1 unit —

ED479 Teacher Candidate Practicum

Students complete the required teacher candidate practicum under the supervision of department staff and certified Colorado educators in the public schools of Colorado Springs and vicinity. Teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Each teacher candidate attends arranged meetings with his or her college supervisor to discuss teaching experiences.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in the education licensure program and completion of EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY TEACHING, EDUCATION: SECONDARY TEACHING, or EDUCATION: K-12 TEACHING major.

3.5 units —

ED490 Advanced Research

Advanced study of a topic chosen by the student, approved by the department, with student research and writing directed by an individual faculty member. Required of all senior Education majors.

Prerequisite: Education 260, Education 311 and consent of department.

1 unit —

ED495 International Student Teaching

Student teaching abroad, either in international schools or in host country schools. International student teaching assignments are adapted to needs and plans of individual students. Advising, ongoing assignments, and debriefing occur at Colorado College. Placements and supervision are arranged in cooperation with established international student teaching programs.

Prerequisite: Education 479 for 2 units.

2 units —

ED501 Student Teaching for Elementary School Interns

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

1 to 3 units —

ED502 Student Teaching for Secondary School Interns

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

1 to 3 units —

ED506 Internship in School Teaching

Internship teaching in an elementary classroom in Colorado Springs and vicinity. Each intern-teacher teaches full time in the spring semester

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

ED507 Specialized Internship

Internship in a specialized placement with a community partner that matches an MAT candidates research focus. MAT candidates engage in discussions with the community partner throughout the program, and then spend Blocks 7 and 8 (April through May) in an internship within that setting, applying their education skills in a project-based learning approach

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

ED508 Internship in International Teaching

Each intern-teacher teaches in either international schools or host-country schools after completing approximaely one-half of an internship in Colorado Springs and vicinity. International teaching assignments are adapted to the needs and plans of individual students. Advising, on-going assignments, and debriefing occur at Colorado College. Placements and supervision are arranged in cooperation with established international teaching programs.

ED524 Teacher Scholars Program:

(Not offered 2014-15).

.25 unit

ED530 Seminar for Elementary School Interns

A seminar for MAT candidates serving as intern-teachers.

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

.25 unit —

ED531 Seminar for Secondary School Interns

A seminar for MAT candidates serving as intern-teachers.

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

.25 unit —

ED599 Master's Research Defense

A Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate defends her/his research topic in an oral setting.

Prerequisite: MAT Candidates Only.

.25 unit —