EDGTL 520: Technology for Educators (2)
This course is designed to support the teacher-researcher in the classroom and throughout the action research project. It promotes the integration of technological tools and resources into the classroom.
EDGTL 521: Active Learning (2)
This course presents the benefits of active learning and guides teachers to develop a repertoire of active learning strategies. These strategies work effectively in all areas of the curriculum and with all groups of learners. Models active learning by engaging learners in pair and group activities through group discussion, problem solving, teaching analysis, concept mapping and other engaging processes.
EDGTL 522: Foundations Teacher Leadership (2)
This course examines the various theoretical constructs and research-based approaches to teacher leadership and curriculum development are introduced in this course. Candidates will explore effective educational leadership theories in light of their own experience, skills and leadership styles.
EDGTL 523: Introduction to Research: Practice and Theory (3)
Course emphasis is on the educational practitioner in the interpretation and evaluation of educational research; applying research findings to instructional decision making; identifying appropriate topics for classroom research.
EDGTL 525: Learner Centered Instruction (2)
This course provides solutions for teachers who face the challenges of a diverse cross section of learners through differentiated instruction. Student's learn that by differentiating instruction they can address the spectrum of academic diversity in an environment that respects differences and exhibits the characteristics of a safe and effective learning community. Student's are engaged in meaningful learning activities and challenged appropriately for their unique patterns of development.
EDGTL 526: Critical Issues in Diversity (2)
This course examines the challenges and issues involved in a culturally diverse classroom, which include working with learners’ social political, economic, and linguistically different perspectives, while being respectful of, and responsive to, the unique needs and strengths of English language learners and supporting the individual needs of all students.
EDGTL 527: Authentic Assessment (2)
This course examines the qualities desired in measurement procedures; analyzes traditional, criterion-referenced, standardized, and teacher-made tests; focuses on creating effective teacher-made tests; introduces a variety of classroom assessment techniques.
EDGTL 528: Literacy in the Content Area (2)
This course focuses on the relationship between oral and written language and on strategies for integrating reading and writing instruction across the curriculum; emphasis is placed on the relationship between theory, research and practice in response to literature, reading comprehension and the teaching of writing.
EDGTL 529: Teacher Leadership in Action (2)
This course prepares teacher-leaders to develop a comprehensive system for the support of school-wide improvement efforts.
EDGTL 530: Action Research in Practice (2)
Prerequisite: EDGTL 525
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to conduct an action research project; includes problem selection, documentation, causes and intervention.
EDGTL 531: Team Seminar I (3)
Using a collaborative group structure, student's will examine current issues in education as a means to becoming better- informed and skillful leaders. In particular, issues of diversity in cultural, gender and learning differences will be addressed. Competency in the use of technology will encourage teachers to apply the tools of technology productively. The various standards that affect the educational field will be examined with a view to improving student achievement and professional practice.
EDGTL 532: Action Research Project I (3)
Prerequisite: EDGTL 537
This course incorporates the theory and practice of educational change through action research models; course supports the implementation of the action research project; pre-intervention data is collected, collated and analyzed; project action plan is finalized and implemented; draft of project proposal is completed.
EDGTL 533: Action Research Project II (2)
Prerequisite: EDGTL 541
Effects of the action research project are evaluated in this course; post-intervention data and researcher's reflection are collected, collated and analyzed; conclusions and recommendations are presented; completed project report is submitted.
EDGTL 534: Team Seminar II (3)
This course continues working in collaborative groups and examines the relationships among course topics and current educational issues. Ongoing development of transfer, cognitive-mediation and peer-coaching processes is fostered. Participants are also able to synthesize the information gathered through coursework, make classroom applications and use reflective practices related to their new ways of teaching by developing their professional portfolios.