Courses in Teacher Education
TCED 5100, 5200, 5300 Workshop
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Exploration of areas of interest, preparation of educational materials. Offered on demand
TCED 7149, 7249, 7349 Independent Study
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Individual problems in student’s chosen field. Up to three hours may count toward degree. Offered on demand.
TCED 7303 Reflective Teaching
For certified secondary teachers in the advanced track M.Ed. Students learn to use tools of reflective teaching to assess their own level of competence and to design learning experiences to improve their own classroom teaching. Students will analyze various national models for assessment of master teachers and will examine recent research in education which should affect classroom practice. With the guidance of the instructor they will demonstrate their current level of competence in a portfolio and will select a committee to develop an individualized degree plan.
TCED 7305 Action Research
This course introduces Action Research to graduate students. Focus is on understanding the process of action research and how it differentiates from traditional research and its processes. Topics include identifying potential topics within the classroom, implementing alternative solutions, evaluating and presenting the outcomes, and dissemination of findings through appropriate channels.
TCED 7321 Teaching Culturally Different Children
Problem, potential of children from culturally different backgrounds; preschool, elementary programs designed to meet their needs; guest lecturers are a basic part of the program.
TCED 7327 Contemporary Curriculum Design
(For teachers, supervisors, and administrators in developing clear concepts about all children and their educational programs.) Philosophy, administration, techniques of curriculum design; includes participation in development of a culturally pluralistic curriculum. Offered in spring.
TCED 7333 Mentoring and Coaching Teachers
This course prepares teachers to work as mentors/coaches of pre-service and/or in-service teachers and as leaders in professional development.
TCED 7337 Life Adjustment for Persons with Severe Disabilities
Overview of the life adjustments encountered by older adolescents and young adults with severe disabilities and their families. Concentrations include philosophies of service delivery, residential and occupational alternatives for adults with severe disabilities, social needs, and legal rights and responsibilities. Emphasizes community-based services for individuals with severe disabilities.
TCED 7341 Conflict Management in the Schools
Conflict management issues and strategies in the schools. School-community disputes, faculty relations, parental conflicts, and student conflicts are addressed. Participants are trained in a variety of approaches to school safety, school community building, and methods of resolving conflict including peer mediation. Diversity issues discussed throughout the course.
TCED 7600 Science, Mathematics, and Reading: An Interdisciplinary Approach K-4
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. The learning of science, mathematics, and reading as active, integrated, constructive processes involving experimentation, investigation, communication, reasoning, and problem solving; shows connections and relevant applications of these disciplines; goals include helping teachers extend content learning, helping teachers create successful learning environments for every student through use of manipulatives, calculators, science equipment, and various learning strategies; and the provision of access to appropriate materials, equipment, and technology.
TCED 8115-8118 Studies Affecting Elementary Education
Current research, trends in elementary education; emphasis on interdisciplinary studies; topics reviewed regularly. Offered in fall and summer.
TCED 8150-8650 Specialist Thesis
Preparation of the specialist thesis. Offered on demand.
TCED 8300, 8600 Thesis
Prerequisite: 24 graduate hours. Preparation of master’s thesis. Offered on demand.
TCED 8301 Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Historical, current curriculum design models; needs assessment, process, product evaluation of curriculum development. Offered in fall.
TCED 8310 Professional Experience
Professional experience in selected school district, state agency, or university sites related to student’s long-term professional goals; requires a paper related to the experience. Offered in fall and spring.
Courses in Teacher Education