Education (ED)

Courses

ED 100. Introduction to Urban Education. 3 hours.

Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to education in urban America, with particular attention paid to policies and practices impacting diversity and equity in public schools. Course Information: Students need College approval to concurrently enroll in ED 100 and ED 205. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

ED 135. Child and Youth Policies in Urban America. 3 hours.

Examines policies and practices for children and youth in urban America using historical, sociological, psychological and economic frameworks. Integrates disciplinary knowledge of educational policies and practices. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

ED 151. College Connection I. 2 hours.

Strategies to facilitate the transition from high school to college by helping students develop skills and utilize resources that will lead to success in college. Course Information: No graduation credit. Should be taken in the first semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite(s): Open only to first year students in the College of Education.

ED 152. College Connection II. 1 hour.

A continuation of ED 151 College Connection I which facilitates the transition from high school to college by helping students develop specific skills and utilize resources that will help lead to success in college. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. No graduation credit. Should be taken in the second semester of the freshman year. Prerequisite(s): Open only to freshmen. College approval required.

ED 194. Special Topics in Education. 1-4 hours.

Introductory exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

ED 200. Education Policy Foundations. 3 hours.

Social, cultural, political, and intellectual forces that influence and shape educational policy in the learning process. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing and approval of the Council on Teacher Education.

ED 205. Introduction to Race, Ethnicity, and Education. 3 hours.

Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity in education. Course Information: Students need College approval to concurrently enroll in ED 100 and ED 205. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

ED 210. Principles of Learning and Instruction Across the Lifespan. 3 hours.

How people learn and the design of instruction and assessment across a broad set of formal and informal instructional environments and populations. Course Information: Same as EPSY 210. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above; or consent of the instructor. Secondary Teacher Education students should enroll in the ED 210 section to facilitate ISBE tracking requirements. All other students should enroll in the EPSY 210 section.

ED 211. Special Topics in Education. 1 hour.

Topics vary. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours with approval. Approval to repeat course granted by the college. Prerequisite(s): Membership in the Honors College or approval of the College of Education.

ED 222. Introduction to Gender, Sexuality, and Education. 3 hours.

Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to gender and sexuality in education. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

ED 252. Contemporary Controversies in U.S. Schools. 3 hours.

Introductory and cross-disciplinary examination of contemporary controversies related to public education in the United States. US Society course.

ED 258. Language Development and Learning in a Diverse Society. 3 hours.

Provides an overview of the key issues and concepts related to the study of language development, learning, and multilingualism in a diverse society. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Completion of the English composition requirement. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.

ED 294. Special Topics in Education. 1-4 hours.

Introductory exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

ED 307. Nature and Practices of Natural Sciences. 3 hours.

Learning crosscutting concepts and practices across science and engineering, applying practices in designing, conducting, and presenting a scientific research project, and considering teaching implications for elementary and middle grades students. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

ED 330. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in the Urban Secondary Classroom. 4 hours.

Developing professional practice that meets the diverse learning needs of students from different backgrounds and experiences. Course Information: 4 hours. Field experience in urban schools is required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to an approved teacher certification program in secondary education, and ED 200 and ED 210, and consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 350. Introduction to Urban Communities and Schools: Fieldwork I. 3 hours.

Students will discuss field experiences in schools and communities as opportunities are provided to develop a philosophy and vision of becoming an urban teacher. Extensive fieldwork in schools is required. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in the Elementary Education Program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 351. Becoming a Culturally Responsive Educator in the Urban Classroom: Fieldwork II. 4 hours.

Provides students with information and experiences that support culturally responsive teaching and learning in diverse settings. Extensive fieldwork in schools is required. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education Program, Elementary Education concentration. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 360. Education and Community Transformation. 4 hours.

Enables students to understand how community activism contributes to change in the sociopolitical landscape in the United States and abroad with particular attention to education policies and social justice issues. Course Information: 4 hrs. Field work required. Recommended background: ED 100, ED 135 or ED 205. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 375. Perspectives on Health Disparities/Pathways to Careers in the Health Professions. 3 hours.

Addresses health inequities, cultural competence, and opportunities/pathways to traditional and paraprofessional careers in health care. Implications of health inequities for educational outcomes are also covered. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Participation in an interdisciplinary case study project. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 or the equivalent and consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Sophomore or Junior standing; and participation in the Urban Health Program Learning Community.

ED 394. Special Topics in Education. 1-4 hours.

Exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

ED 396. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

For students who wish to do independent study on specific educational processes or independently to carry on projects related to education or extensive reading assignments. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): A written proposal for faculty approval and junior standing.

ED 398. Directed Research in Education. 1-4 hours.

Students carry out directed research under the mentorship of a College of Education faculty member. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing and consent of the instructor.

ED 402. Philosophy of Education and Urban School Policy. 3 hours.

Selected social and education philosophies and their impact on urban school curriculum design, school organization and control.

ED 403. Policy Issues in the History of American Education. 3 hours.

Political, economic, and cultural influences shaping the development of American education policy; emphasis on issues of education theory and practice in their historical settings.

ED 416. Practical Inquiry I: Teacher Competencies and Performance-Based Assessment. 3 hours.

Introduction to examining teaching through practitioner inquiry, including teacher performance assessment, as a way of learning to teach and beginning a lifelong process of professional development.

ED 417. Practical Inquiry II: Teacher Competencies and Performance-Based Assessment. 3 hours.

A developing examination of teaching through practitioner inquiry, including teacher performance teacher assessment, as a way of learning to teach and fostering a lifelong process of professional development.

ED 421. Advanced Educational Psychology. 3 hours.

Examines current theory and research on the teaching-learning process with particular attention to general learning and curriculum-relevant problem solving skills. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 210; or graduate standing.

ED 422. Advanced Developmental Psychology and Educational Processes. 3 hours.

Focuses on cognitive and social development from birth to early adolescence. Examines relations between development, learning, and educational processes. Course Information: Same as PSCH 422. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and any one from EPSY 210, PSCH 259, PSCH 320 and consent of the instructor; or graduate standing.

ED 424. Social and Emotional Learning: Research, Practice, and Policy. 3 or 4 hours.

Research, theory, educational practices, and federal/state policies that promote the social, emotional, and academic competence of students who are in preschool, middle school, or high school. Course Information: Same as PSCH 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 or equivalent; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Experience working with children or adolescents.

ED 430. Curriculum and Teaching. 3 hours.

Introduction to curriculum and teaching as areas of inquiry; implications of these areas of inquiry for educational practice; related contemporary problems and issues. Course Information: Credit is not given for ED 430 if the student has credit for CI 428. Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate study in Education, or consent of the instructor.

ED 431. Improving Learning Environments. 3 hours.

Analysis of structural, normative, and social dimensions of learning environments and their relationships to student learning. Exploration of change processes to improve those environments. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

ED 432. Instruction and Assessment in the Urban Secondary Classroom. 5 hours.

Learning to teach, how to plan for diverse learners, design differentiated instruction, assess student learning and develop classroom discipline. Course Information: Field experience in urban schools is required. Prerequisite(s): Completion of education core courses in Graduate Teacher Certification Program: ED 402 or ED 403 and ED 445. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 445. Adolescence and the Schools. 3 hours.

Physiological, intellectual, and social development of adolescence. Relations between aspects of adolescent development and the academic and social demands of secondary schools. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 210, or the equivalent, or graduate standing.

ED 450. Pre-Student Teaching in the Urban Elementary Classroom, Fieldwork III: Arts, Health, and Physical Ed. 1-12 hours.

This pre-student teaching experience immerses teacher candidates in classrooms in a supervised experience of learning to teach; and develop effective practices with an emphasis in arts, health and physical education. Course Information: May be repeated. Field work required. Field work: total of 180 hours, coordinated by the program director and in collaboration with field instructors. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education.

ED 451. Student Teaching in the Urban Elementary Classroom: Fieldwork IV. 0-12 hours.

Student teaching is a full-time experience of learning to teach in a classroom with university mentoring and supervision. Course Information: May be repeated. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): ED 450 and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education and senior standing. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Practice.

ED 461. Political and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Special Education. 3 hours.

Students will examine issues of access and equity through legislation, litigation, and socio-cultural perspectives and be introduced to major theoretical frameworks that influence special education programs. Course Information: Same as SPED 461. Field work required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 470. Educational Practice with Seminar I. 0-12 hours.

The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the college or department of specialization. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 471. Educational Practice with Seminar II. 0-12 hours.

The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in ED 470, and approval of the college or department of specialization. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

ED 472. Promoting Academic and Prosocial Behavior I. 3 hours.

The importance of school-wide and classroom structure and climate in the educational process. Strategies to promote academic success and desired social behavior. Course Information: Same as SPED 472. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

ED 473. Teaching Math and Science with Adaptations. 3 hours.

Provides prospective teachers with assessment strategies and a range of adaptations, modifications, and interventions in math and science for students with disabilities. Course Information: Same as SPED 473. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461. Course Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.