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Teacher Education(TED) Courses

This is the UNO real time up to date course descriptions for the Teacher Education(TED) Department.

TED 1010: Introduction to Education

The course will provide an introduction to the education profession through career exploration and initial exposure to the dynamics of K-12 classroom teaching. The course will provide an overview of ethics and professionalism, pre-service preparation, societal influences, classroom practices, and the governance structures which impact teachers and schools. The course has a required field experience.

Credits: 3
Prereq: None Not open to nondegree students.

TED 1100: Inquiry-based Thinking in STEM

This course provides students with hands-on science content experiences that model the inquiry-based thinking used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers. Students will undertake interdisciplinary science modules to understand prairie ecosystems and to study how living things (such as animals, plants, and microbes) interact with non-living things (such as water, soil, and energy) within a dynamic system. Students will study the prairie at UNOís Glacier Creek Preserve facility from an interdisciplinary perspective, investigating the geology, biology and chemistry of the prairie environment, while using information science to analyze data and model prairie systems.

Credits: 3
General Education Area: Natural and Physical Science
Prereq: None Not open to nondegree students.

TED 2160: Introduction to Library Services

This course introduces students to the discipline and profession of library and information science and to the wide array of information organizations whose purpose is to gather, organize, and transfer information to patrons in a diverse society.

Credits: 3
Prereq: None

TED 2250: Introduction to Early Childhood Education

This course provides an overview of early childhood education programs with particular emphasis on programs for children birth to age five. Observations in preschool and child care programs and fourteen hours of field experience are required components of the course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: None

TED 2360: Children's Literature

This course focuses on children's literature as a significant component of a 21st Century educational environment through the use of multiple literacies, e.g., cultural, information, visual, and digital literacy strategies. An emphasis will be based on research-based literacy strategies and literature that supports culturally relevant teaching.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to Teacher Preparation Program

TED 3000: Special Projects

This course allows offerings with a broad (PK-12) multigrade application. Study is often field-based and is conducted as a short course, seminar, or special project.

Credits: 0-3

TED 3050: Foundations of English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course is designed to enhance candidatesí understanding of the historical, political, and theoretical perspectives of K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) education for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the U.S. context. As dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens, students will have knowledge of factors that contribute to an effective multicultural and multilingual learning environment.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Required for undergraduate students pursuing the ESL endorsement. Prerequisite: EDUC 2010 prior to or concurrent enrollment Graduate status: Unclassified graduate students who are pursuing the ESL, Reading, Library Sciences, Elementary/Secondary Education content area endorsements. Teacher Education graduate students.
Cross-list: TED-8055

TED 3350: Teaching and Assessing Reading in Elementary Schools

This course provides an introduction to reading theories, effective instructional practices, and reading assessment and evaluation as they relate to improving K-6 student learning. It includes consideration of emergent and content area literacy, and students' learning needs and cultures.

Credits: 6
Prereq: EDUC 2520; co-requisites of TED 4330 and TED 4340

TED 3550: Secondary Classroom Management

This is a general methods course required of all candidates preparing to teach at the secondary level. Candidates will apply educational sequence competencies in understanding the characteristics of effective teachers by learning how to apply the three components of effective pedagogy: 1) use of instructional strategies, 2) use of classroom management strategies, and 3) effective classroom curriculum design. Candidates will also examine the changing role of the secondary school and selected professional issues in secondary education and be able to apply key ideas of classroom management.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520; co-requisiteTED 3690

TED 3690: Literacy and Learning

This course examines ways in which reading and writing can facilitate student learning in content areas studies (e.g., science, social studies, physical education, art, music, and math). The main focus is on teaching practices that engage students and contribute to their learning, integrating their background knowledge and cultural experiences with content area literacy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Successful completion of EDUC 2510 and EDUC 2520.
Cross-list: TED-8695

TED 3750: Teaching Grammar in Context

This course is an analysis of the integration of grammar throughout the writing process and the most effective contexts for and means for teaching grammar. The emphasis is on the application in the secondary school English classroom, on the development of teaching materials for the classroom, and on appropriate methodology for grammar instruction.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2010, EDUC 2510, and EDUC 2520

TED 4000: Special Methods in the Content Area

This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions requisite of teachers. Course content is determined by the discipline area and for some content areas a field experience will be required.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to Teacher Preparation Program, EDUC 2520, TED 3690 and TED 3550 (if course is in program)
Cross-list: TED-8006

TED 4120: Reading & Writing in Elementary Content Areas

This course is designed to enhance candidates' knowledge of best practices in teaching reading and writing in the content areas (science, social studies, math, art, music). Candidates will learn about teaching practices that engage elementary students and contribute to their learning, integrating their background knowledge and cultural experiences with content area literacy. This course will inform candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their professions in a changing world.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2510 and EDUC 2520.

TED 4240: Family-Centered Partnerships

This course will examine the purposes and methods for developing family-centered partnerships for ages three to eight. Candidates will explore characteristics of diverse families by engaging in service learning in diverse settings. Candidates will develop the skills necessary for the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of effective family engagement in early childhood settings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250 Intro to Early Childhood Education EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning Admission to ECE Program Not open to nondegree students.

TED 4250: Guidance of Young Children

This course will provide an overview social and emotional development of the young child and an investigation of effective and appropriate guidance techniques as they relate to ages three to eight Candidates will explore relationship-based approaches to guiding children and building caring and trusting classroom communities.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250 Intro to Early Childhood Education TED 2010 Human Growth and Learning Admission to ECE Program

TED 4260: Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

This course is designed for teacher candidates who are preparing to teach children from three to eight years of age, with particular emphasis on the language and literacy development of the young child and appropriate curriculum based on . Particular attention will be given to the role of the teacher as a dedicated practitioner in the early learning environment.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250 Introduction to Early Childhood Education EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning Admission to ECE Program Not open to nondegree students.

TED 4270: Current Trends in Early Childhood Education

This course provides a context for examining the impacts of the issues and trends of the programs for young children and their families at the local, national and international level. A minimum of 24 hours of service-learning experience will be required toward the completion of this course.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250

TED 4280: The Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education

This course prepares the early childhood teacher candidate on how to implement and use the creative and expressive arts in the classroom for developing conceptual understanding, building vocabulary, and assessing.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250 Introduction to Early Childhood Education EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning Admission to ECE Program Not open to nondegree students.

TED 4290: Inquiry in Early Childhood Science and Mathematics Education

This course is designed to educate teacher candidates about developing early mathematics and science foundations in young children (ages 3-8) with emphasis on inquiry-based teaching, learning, and assessing strategies.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 2250 Introduction to Early Childhood Education EDUC 2010 Human Growth and Learning Admission to ECE program Not open to nondegree students.

TED 4320: Teaching of Social Studies: Elementary

This course is designed to prepare elementary teacher candidates with an introduction to the issues and methods related to teaching social studies to elementary students.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520, PPST

TED 4330: Teaching of Mathematics: Elementary

This course is designed to prepare elementary teacher candidates as mathematics education professionals at the elementary level. The course utilizes "hands-on" discussion and laboratory oriented activities where participants actively practice instructional topics and techniques related to the learning of mathematics at the elementary level. The course will further prepare pre-service elementary teachers to be dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens, who can meet the instructional challenges of their profession, as it relates to the student learning of mathematics in a modern and changing world.

Credits: 3
Prereq: MATH 1310, MTCH 2000, MTCH 2010, EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520, PPST; Co-requisite TED 4340 and TED 3350.

TED 4340: Teaching of Science: Elementary

This course is designed to give the undergraduate elementary education candidate a survey of the content of science in the elementary and middle school and a study of the methods and techniques of teaching science.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520; Co-requisite TED 4330 and 3350.

TED 4350: Teaching of Reading and Language Arts

This course is designed to prepare elementary teacher candidates as educators of reading and the other language arts. Teacher candidates will implement appropriate strategies and assessments in a practicum experience that demonstrate knowledge and dispositions appropriate for teaching reading and language arts to all students. This course will prepare preservice elementary teacher candidates as dedicated practictioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their professions in a changing world.

Credits: 6
Prereq: 58 hours, TED 3350, EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520

TED 4370: Introduction to the Middle School

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the unique characteristics of the middle student, school, curriculum, history, and philosophy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2010
Cross-list: TED-8376

TED 4390: Teaching at the Middle School

This course will provide candidates with a variety of middle level teaching techniques and strategies in their classrooms that have been identified in current research literature as appropriate for the middle level.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Junior standing, TED 4370, EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520, EDUC 2524
Cross-list: TED-8396

TED 4570: Library Science Capstone

Candidates will gain direct experience and an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to public services, technical services, and the administration in a 21st Century library and information agency at an assigned field site. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, and implement programming and services for patrons and diverse learners in their public, academic and special libraries.

Credits: 3
Prereq: There are no specific course prerequisites for the Capstone Practicum but students must be in the final two semesters of their library science education program.

TED 4590: Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments

This course introduces technology and technical literacies required of educators and information specialists in 21st Century libraries and classrooms. Course topics include information literacy, instructional design in digital environments, Web page design and construction, social networking and learning, and academic integrity.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-8596

TED 4600: Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary or Secondary Level

A supervised teaching experience under the direction of a university faculty member and a classroom teacher in the candidate's teaching area. Candidates must successfully complete a Student Teacher Orientation field experience prior to student teaching.

Credits: 12
Prereq: Candidates must complete all course work, obtain a minimum overall (cumulative) consistent gpa of 2.75, and be accepted into Student Teaching. Co-req: TED 4604.

TED 4604: Student Teaching Orientation: Field Experience

Co-requisite TED 4600

Credits: 0
Prereq: Candidates must complete all course work, obtain a minimum overall (cumulative) gpa of 2.50, and have been accepted into Student Teaching. Co-requisite TED 4600.

TED 4610: Teaching of Writing Throughout the Curriculum

This course is designed to enhance candidates' knowledge of best practices in teaching writing. Candidates will learn about research supported appropriate writing instruction strategies and assessments. Candidates will be writing extensively throughout the course as they examine the varied ways writing extends throughout the curriculum. This course will inform candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their professions in a changing world.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520.

TED 4630: Inservice Student Teaching: Elementary and Secondary

Designed as an additional student teaching experience for inservice teachers and students seeking certain additional certificates. Candidates must successfully complete an intermediate level field experience prior to student teaching.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Permission. Application is made in the Office of Student Services.

TED 4640: K-12 Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary/Secondary

A supervised teaching experience designed for students seeking certification in art, music, physical education, and library media in the K-12 preparatory program. Candidates must successfully complete a Student Teacher Orientation field experience prior to student teaching.

Credits: 12
Prereq: Candidates must complete all course work and obtain a minimum overall (cumulative) consistent gpa of 2.75 and be accepted into student teaching. Co-req: TED 4644.

TED 4644: Student Teaching Orientation

Co-requisite TED 4640.

Credits: 0
Prereq: Candidates must have completed all course work, obtained a minimum overall (cumulative) consistent gpa of 2.75, and been accepted into Student Teaching. Co-requisite TED 4640.

TED 4660: Young Adult Literature

This course extends candidates' knowledge of literature for young adults. The course addresses current trends in the genre and engages candidates in activities that support pedagogies in basic, visual, information and cultural literacies.

Credits: 3

TED 4710: Research and Inquiry

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to reference resources and services in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective search strategies and efficient use of both print and digital resources, design and promote information literacy instruction that is developmentally appropriate, and understand the legal and ethical responsibilities integral to positive and proactive reference services for patrons and diverse learners.

Credits: 3

TED 4720: Special Libraries and Information Agencies

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the major types of 21st Century special libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of social and political environments, clientele, services, collections, physical settings, financing and staffing, and future trends in the special libraries and information agencies.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-8726

TED 4740: Organization of Information

Candidates will demonstrate a basic understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging and classification procedures of information resources in 21st Century libraries and information agencies.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-8746

TED 4750: Advanced Cataloging and Classification

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging of non-book materials (including serials and digital resources) in 21st Century libraries and information agencies using the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification schemes and Library of Congress subject headings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 4740
Cross-list: TED-8756

TED 4760: Managing Collections in Libraries and Information Agencies

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to proactive collection management in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of community analysis, collection analysis, and the ability to conduct critical evaluations of a diverse array of information resources.

Credits: 3
Prereq: NONE

TED 4800: Leadership and Management in Libraries

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and activities integral to leading and managing 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles and management strategies that engage policies and procedures in support the personal, academic and professional information needs for a diverse array of patrons and stakeholders.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: None Graduate: Graduate status or non-degree graduate student
Cross-list: TED-8806

TED 4810: Principles and Philosophy of Integrating Career and Academic Education

This course presents the philosophies and principles/practices underlying how schools can better prepare students for the workplaces of the future with emphasis on the integration of career education within broader academic preparation. The roles and responsibilities of teachers, counselors, and administrators in implementing integrated approaches will be examined.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-8816

TED 4850: Coordination Techniques in Vocational Education

This course reviews responsibilities and techniques of coordination for the vocational teacher-coordinator and/or vocational coordinator, with special emphasis on administration of the part-time cooperative program and analysis of the laws and regulations governing this program.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-8856

TED 4980: Special Studies

A series of intensive courses for undergraduate candidates, scheduled as regular seminars or classes, according to purpose.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Permission

TED 8000: Special Studies

A series of intensive studies especially for in-service teachers scheduled as regular seminars or classes, according to purpose.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8006: Special Methods in the Content Area

This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions requisite of teachers. Course content is determined by the discipline area and for some content areas a field experience will be required.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to Teacher Preparation Program, EDUC 2520, TED 3690 and TED 3550 (if course is in program)
Cross-list: TED-4000

TED 8010: Introduction to Research

This course will introduce advanced degree candidates to (1) an understanding of the scientific method as applied to educational research, (2) assessment, evaluation, descriptive, causal-comparative, experimental and historical data gathering procedures and analytical strategies, (3) sampling theory, techniques, distribution and hypothesis testing, (4) specific designs, methods, and tools of research, (5) search and retrieval of published research, both American and international (global), in the library and over the Internet, (6) critical evaluation of research studies, (7) basic statistics, both descriptive and inferential, (8) qualitative research strategies, and (9) preparation of a research proposal containing three chapters: Problem, Review of Related Research (from an international global perspective with particular sensitivity toward multicultural issues), and Methodology.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing.

TED 8020: History and Philosophy of Education

This course is designed to provide a critical perspective, both historical and philosophical, for understanding education in the United States. The course examines critically the evolution of educational thought and practice from the Colonial era to the present U.S.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate standing.

TED 8030: Seminar in Education: Special Topics

This is a variable content course focusing on topics of current relevance to PK-12 teachers.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Graduate status.

TED 8040: Seminar on Student Teaching/New Teacher Induction

The seminar is designed for experienced teachers who are, or may be, serving as cooperating teachers for student teachers or as mentor teachers for beginning teachers. Participants will study the purposes, techniques, and trends involved in serving as a cooperating teacher or as a mentor.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Successful teaching experience is required for this course.

TED 8055: Foundations of English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course is designed to enhance candidatesí understanding of the historical, political, and theoretical perspectives of K-12 English as a Second Language (ESL) education for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the U.S. context. As dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens, students will have knowledge of factors that contribute to an effective multicultural and multilingual learning environment.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Required for undergraduate students pursuing the ESL endorsement. Prerequisite: EDUC 2010 prior to or concurrent enrollment Graduate status: Unclassified graduate students who are pursuing the ESL, Reading, Library Sciences, Elementary/Secondary Education content area endorsements. Teacher Education graduate students.
Cross-list: TED-3050

TED 8060: Current Issues and Trends in Education

The course is an advanced study of current issues and trends which have substantial impact on PK-12 education. The graduate candidates who take this class will read, analyze, and evaluate relevant research in order to become conversant in those issues.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status is required.

TED 8070: Teaching Multiple Intelligence

This course focuses on the utilization of the multiple intelligences (MI) theory by teachers to enhance children's understanding of various disciplines. Graduate candidates will have the opportunity to explore, evaluate, and develop various methodologies that foster understanding.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status.

TED 8080: Storytelling and Education

This course is designed to consider the importance of storytelling, to provide teacher candidates with the background materials for storytelling, to study resource material for storytelling from a variety of cultures, and to develop techniques for storytelling. Actual experience in storytelling and opportunities for evaluating storytelling experiences will be provided.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8090: Economic Education

A study and examination of economic principles, teaching strategies, and curriculum materials and how they can be related to the teacher's classroom presentation. This course is designed to furnish the teachers with sufficient background and understanding to aid in the recognition of economic issues and the teaching of economic concepts and principles to help the teacher be a more effective teacher of economics K-12.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Open to any graduate candidates with no previous college work in economics who are teaching K-12. Not open to majors in economics.

TED 8100: Research Project

This course is designed for individual or group study and analysis of specific problems in schools dealing with curriculum and instruction in areas which have a broad scope of application rather than a specific level.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Approval of advisor

TED 8110: Introduction to Multicultural Education

This course is designed for certificated teachers seeking renewal of Nebraska certification under Nebraska LB 250. The purpose of the course is to develop awareness of cultural diversity in American society and to develop skills to effectively meet the needs of students, parents, and school community members.

Credits: 1
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8130: Language, Culture, and Power

This course will focus on the intersection of language, culture, and power in the schools. This seminar will research how each component impacts the students and teachers in the classroom.

Credits: 3
Prereq: None

TED 8170: Developmental Assessment of the Young Child

This course is designed as a survey of developmental assessment in early childhood education (ages birth to eight years). Selection of assessment tools and strategies, implementation, data collection, analysis of results, and teaching impact are addressed in context of key assessment purposes in the early childhood field.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate school status as either a graduate candidate or non-degree status.

TED 8180: Culturally Responsive Teaching

This course includes an introductory analysis of the societal and institutional processes and problems which have bearing upon the education of children in urban settings. In addition, the course will focus on knowledge, skills and dispositions related to instructional strategies and classroom management needed for effective teaching in an urban environment.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8190: Contemporary Issues in Urban Education

This course is designed for candidates who wish to keep abreast of contemporary issues which confront the educational institution and teaching profession within the urban milieu.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate Status

TED 8200: Social Worlds of the Young Child

This course will explore theoretical and cultural perspectives on the social and emotional development of young children. This course will also examine the relationship between social emotional development, guidance practices, democratic life skills, and school readiness.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate Status

TED 8210: The Principles of Multicultural Education

This course will develop practicing teachers` awareness of and skill in meeting the needs of P-12 students with regards to the areas of human understanding, acceptance and value. Candidates will examine existing attitudes towards various minority groups such as racial, ethnic, gender, exceptionality, etc. School materials and attitudes will also be examined in determining the effect they have on PK-12 students.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status.

TED 8220: Play as a Learning Medium in Early Childhood Education

This course provides an in-depth examination of young children's play and its curricular role in the early childhood classroom. The origins, developmental outcomes, assessment, curricular implementation, and evaluation of play will be covered, with an emphasis on play as a major component of developmentally appropriate practice with young children. The focus is on teachers learning to help children become partners in the operation of the learning environment.

Credits: 3

TED 8230: Literature for the Young Child

Literature for the young child is examined through the lens of developmentally appropriate practice for informing educatorsí interactions with children and also for developing high-quality, literature-related projects of study across the early childhood (birth-through-age-eight) continuum.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8240: Family, School, and Community Partnerships

This course will examine the purposes and methods for developing family, school, and community partnerships. Candidates will explore characteristics of diverse families and develop the skills necessary for planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of effective partnerships in early childhood settings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate Status

TED 8250: Assessment for the Classroom Teacher

This course studies assessment principles, effective practices, and classroom assessment processes throughout the curriculum. The research regarding assessment for learning is studied and application is made to classroom practices.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status.

TED 8260: Advanced Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

This course is designed to provide an in-depth examination of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of early childhood curriculum and the design, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate curricular content in programs for children ages three to eight years. Particular emphasis is on the role of the teacher as a dedicated practitioner and reflective scholar in the early learning environment.

Credits: 3

TED 8270: Trends in Early Childhood Education

This course provides a context for examining socio-political and research-based influences underlying trends in early childhood education at the local, national and international levels.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8286: Patterns of Care in Early Childhood Education

Exploration of contemporary patterns of home and school care of the young child from birth to six years.

Credits: 3

TED 8296: Learning Materials for Early Childhood Education

This course is designed to promote the development of sound criteria for use in selecting appropriate learning materials for children from three to eight years of age.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 4260 or 8260

TED 8300: Effective Teaching Practices

This course focuses on specific characteristics and behaviors of effective teachers. Course content will be derived from research on teaching and learning.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8330: Analysis of Teacher Behavior

This course is designed for educators who want to study, implement, reflect upon and share best practice. Candidates will examine the role and responsibilities of teachers as educational leaders and assume a role in advancing the scholarship of teaching.

Credits: 3

TED 8376: Introduction to the Middle School

This course is designed to introduce candidates to the unique characteristics of the middle student, school, curriculum, history, and philosophy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: EDUC 2010
Cross-list: TED-4370

TED 8396: Teaching at the Middle School

This course will provide candidates with a variety of middle level teaching techniques and strategies in their classrooms that have been identified in current research literature as appropriate for the middle level.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Junior standing, TED 4370, EDUC 2510, EDUC 2520, EDUC 2524
Cross-list: TED-4390

TED 8410: Improvement of Instruction: Special Topics

This course provides an in-depth study of instructional theory, research, and methodology designed to extend teachers' professional knowledge base and enhance their pedagogical skills. When offered, a course may be limited to improvement of instruction in a selected subject area.

Credits: 3

TED 8420: Trends and Teaching Strategies in Science Education

This course is designed for the graduate candidate in the Department of Teacher Education whose study program emphasis is in the area of science education. The course will describe and analyze past and present trends in science education, including curricula, teaching-learning strategies, the laboratory and instructional materials. The course focus will be K-12 and as such is meant to serve both elementary and secondary graduate candidates.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8430: School Curriculum Planning

This course is designed to provide advanced degree candidates with an understanding of the theory, principles, and practices utilized in curriculum planning in American schools. This course focuses on the principles and practices of effective curriculum planning and teachers' part in these processes as curriculum developers.

Credits: 3

TED 8470: Teaching the Language Arts

This course is designed to enhance candidates' knowledge of best practices in teaching reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Candidates will learn about research supported appropriate language arts instruction strategies and assessments. This course will inform graduate students as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their professions in a changing world.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8510: Aerospace Education Workshop

This course will focus on aviation and space education and its impact on society. It will seek to communicate knowledge, impart skill, and develop attitudes relative to the scientific, engineering and technical as well as the social, economic and political aspects of aviation and space flight efforts.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate
Cross-list: AVN-8510

TED 8520: School Library Capstone

Candidates will gain direct experience and a deeper understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to public services, technical services, and the administration in a 21st Century school library at an assigned field site. Candidates will demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, and implement programming and services for patrons and diverse learners in their schools and communities.

Credits: 3
Prereq: There are no course prerequisites for the Capstone Practicum but candidates must be in the final two semesters of their library media program. Candidates must complete an application for the Practicum the semester before they do their practicum. Not open to nondegree students.

TED 8540: Intro to Technology Tools for Learning

This course is designed to help educators become comfortable and competent with infusing a wide variety of computer-mediated educational technologies into the learning environments of the students with whom they work, as well as become familiar with philosophical, psychological and sociological notions of the impacts of computer applications upon social institutions, such as schools.

Credits: 3

TED 8550: Digital Multi-media in Learning

This course provides participants with an introduction to the use of multimedia for teaching and learning. Participants will research and share the current knowledge base on the issues and effectiveness of various media learning programs, gain experience with multimedia applications, create multimedia learning materials, evaluate existing multimedia learning opportunities and articulate personal principles concerning multimedia instruction and learning.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8540 or intermediate computer experience

TED 8560: Supporting Instructional Technology Environments

This course is designed for educators who wish to become better advocates of technology integration in the classroom and/or to become a Technology Coordinator or Educational Technician in all curricular areas and all grade levels. Course candidates will learn to use problem-solving skills to evaluate and implement strategies to keep technology up to date, effectively use technology in the classroom, and properly manage technology in a school setting.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8540 or equivalent

TED 8570: Internet in the Learning Process

This course is designed to help educators actively explore instructional implementations of Internet use appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms, successful diffusion of Internet innovations in educational environments, and emerging multicultural "breaking down the walls of the classroom" concepts available to educators through Internet use.

Credits: 3
Prereq: None

TED 8580: Collaboration Tools in the Learning Process

This course is designed to help educators design, author, and utilize collaborative web-based instructional materials that will implement active learning and will be appropriate for use in K-12 classrooms.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8570 or equivalent

TED 8596: Teaching and Learning in Digital Environments

This course introduces technology and technical literacies required of educators and information specialists in 21st Century libraries and classrooms. Course topics include information literacy, instructional design in digital environments, Web page design and construction, social networking and learning, and academic integrity.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-4590

TED 8600: Advanced Seminar in Educational Technology

This is a variable content course focusing on selected advanced topics in educational technology. Course topics will include such subjects as optical technologies, robotics, distance education, and virtual realities. The course may be taken more than once for credit, provided that the topics differ, with a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credits: 1-3

TED 8610: Teaching of Writing Throughout the Curriculum

This course is designed to enhance candidates' knowledge of best practices in teaching writing. Candidates will learn about research supported appropriate writing instruction strategies and assessments. Candidates will be writing extensively throughout the course as they examine the varied ways writing genres extend throughout the curriculum. This course will inform candidates as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens who can meet the challenges of their professions in a changing world.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8620: Advanced Support of Instructional Technology Environments

This course is designed for P-12 educators who wish to become better advocates of technology integration or become technology coordinators or school technicians. Course enrollees will evaluate and implement advanced strategies to keep technology up to date, effectively use technology, and properly manage technology in a school setting.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8560

TED 8650: Children's Literature and Education

Candidates in this graduate course will explore story, poetry, drama, and informational materials for elementary students with an emphasis on methods for including literature in school curricula with an awareness of diverse children's lives, discourses, and understandings. Examines current issues, recent materials, and the theoretical and research base of this field to develop meaningful and creative learning, literacy, and library experiences for children.

Credits: 3

TED 8660: Young Adult Literature

This course extends candidates' knowledge of literature for young adults. The course addresses current trends in the genre and engages candidates in activities that support pedagogies in basic, visual, information and cultural literacies.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8690: Special Topics in Economic Education

This course focuses on instructional innovations in K-12 economics education, i.e. economic issues, new teaching strategies, and innovative curriculum materials. In addition to learning about these issues, strategies, and materials, candidates develop plans for introducing them into their classrooms and assessing the impact of these instructional innovations. Not open to economics majors. (Cross-listed with ECON 8690)

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Permission of the course instructor.

TED 8695: Literacy and Learning

This course examines ways in which reading and writing can facilitate student learning in content areas studies (e.g., science, social studies, physical education, art, music, and math). The main focus is on teaching practices that engage students and contribute to their learning, integrating their background knowledge and cultural experiences with content area literacy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Successful completion of EDUC 2510 and EDUC 2520.
Cross-list: TED-3690

TED 8700: Elementary Education Capstone

This course is designed as a required, final capstone course for Elementary Education graduate students to be taken in the last nine hours of the Master of Science program. A grade of B or better must be received in TED 8700 to show satisfactory completion of the course and for program completion.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8010 and permission of the Elementary Education Program Chair. Not open to nondegree students.

TED 8710: Research and Inquiry

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to reference resources and services in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of effective search strategies and efficient use of both print and digital resources, design and promote information literacy instruction that is developmentally appropriate, and understand the legal and ethical responsibilities integral to positive and proactive reference services for patrons and diverse learners.

Credits: 3

TED 8726: Special Libraries and Information Agencies

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the major types of 21st Century special libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of social and political environments, clientele, services, collections, physical settings, financing and staffing, and future trends in the special libraries and information agencies.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-4720

TED 8746: Organization of Information

Candidates will demonstrate a basic understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging and classification procedures of information resources in 21st Century libraries and information agencies.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-4740

TED 8756: Advanced Cataloging and Classification

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities of descriptive and subject cataloging of non-book materials (including serials and digital resources) in 21st Century libraries and information agencies using the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification schemes and Library of Congress subject headings.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 8746
Cross-list: TED-4750

TED 8760: Managing Collections in Libraries and Information Agencies

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the theories, concepts and activities integral to proactive collection management in 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of community analysis, collection analysis, and the ability to conduct critical evaluations of a diverse array of information resources.

Credits: 3
Prereq: NONE

TED 8770: Integrating Technology into Instructional Design

The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to effective methods for the integration of educational media into instructional design, thereby further developing themselves as dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars and community leaders. The course provides participants (1) knowledge of broad instructional design theories and models with a concentration on constructivism, (2) experience in designing instruction that effectively integrates technology into the teaching-learning process, and (3) experience in producing instructional media. The course is intended to provide fundamentals in the selection, evaluation, production, application and utilization of educational media. This course is designed for in-service library media or instructional technology specialists as well as regular classroom teachers. It is also useful for others interested in learning about the various types and applications of educational media.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 8800: Multicultural Literature for Children and Youth

This is designed as a graduate-level course dealing with utilization of literary materials representing authors and content from multiple perspectives, particularly authors whose cultural and ethnic backgrounds differ from the mainstream.

Credits: 3

TED 8806: Leadership and Management in Libraries

Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and activities integral to leading and managing 21st Century libraries and information agencies. Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles and management strategies that engage policies and procedures in support the personal, academic and professional information needs for a diverse array of patrons and stakeholders.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Undergraduate: None Graduate: Graduate status or non-degree graduate student
Cross-list: TED-4800

TED 8816: Principles and Philosophy of Integrating Career and Academic Education

This course presents the philosophies and principles/practices underlying how schools can better prepare students for the workplaces of the future with emphasis on the integration of career education within broader academic preparation. The roles and responsibilities of teachers, counselors, and administrators in implementing integrated approaches will be examined.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-4810

TED 8820: Capstone in STEM Education

This course will prepare graduate students for the integration, articulation, and differentiation of curriculum and instruction in and between the STEM core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Special emphasis will be on using the STEM core content to help provide applications and context to existing science and mathematics curriculum and instruction and on providing leadership in developing curriculum for mathematics and science dependent courses in engineering and technology.

Credits: 3
Prereq: The student must be enrolled in one of the following concentrations: STEM, mathematics, science, technology; and be enrolled in the last six hours of their program of study. Not open to nondegree students.

TED 8850: Professional Collaboration

This course is designed to prepare candidates to work in collaboration with other professionals and parents to create a learning environment that enhances the potential for academic success and improvement of instructional practices. The focus will be on collaborative problem solving.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Admission to Graduate College.
Cross-list: SPED-8980

TED 8856: Coordination Techniques in Vocational Education

This course reviews responsibilities and techniques of coordination for the vocational teacher-coordinator and/or vocational coordinator, with special emphasis on administration of the part-time cooperative program and analysis of the laws and regulations governing this program.

Credits: 3
Cross-list: TED-4850

TED 8970: Independent Study

This is a specially designed course taken under the supervision of a graduate faculty member to accommodate the student who has identified a focus of study not currently available in the departmental offerings and who has demonstrated capability for working independently.

Credits: 1-3
Prereq: Permission of department and graduate faculty member.

TED 8980: Practicum: Various Content Areas

This course is designed to provide school professionals with a guided, supervised, field experience that will develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and dispositions requisite of a successful educational practitioner.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Prerequisites for the course will vary, depending on the content/discipline area. See syllabus for specific discipline area.

TED 8990: Thesis

This course is an independent research project completed under the direction of a thesis advisor and required of all candidates pursuing a Master of Science with Thesis option.

Credits: 1-6
Prereq: Completion of Selective Retention and approval of advisor Not open to nondegree students.

TED 9100: Theories, Models, and Practices of Literacy

This course develops a framework about the theories, models, practices, processes, and related research associated with literacy. The content looks across grade levels and student populations, and across social and cultural contexts in an examination of factors that impact theories and processes of literacy.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status

TED 9110: Principles and Practices for Teaching Readers

This graduate course for both elementary and secondary teachers is open to any candidate who has graduate standing in education. The purpose of the course is to develop a broad understanding of the reading process as well as materials and instructional strategies that support students who are emerging, developing, and maturing as readers in all areas of the curriculum.

Credits: 3

TED 9130: Assessments and Interventions - Elementary

This course is designed for graduate candidates enrolled in the Reading Masters or endorsement program. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of theory and research as it relates to assessment and evaluation and instructional approaches that support reading development. This knowledge is applied through a practicum experience with elementary students in which candidates integrate knowledge and practices related to assessment and evaluation of readersí strengths and needs.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 9100 and TED 9110

TED 9140: Assessment and Intervention - Secondary

This course is designed for graduate candidates in literacy endorsement and Masterís programs. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of theory and research as it relates to assessment and evaluation and instructional approaches as they relate to reading difficulties among middle and high school students. Included in this course is knowledge about the role and responsibility of a literacy leader as it relates to coaching, mentoring, supervision, and evaluation of a reading program. Application of this information is demonstrated through a practicum experience with middle and high school students in which candidates integrate knowledge and practices related to assessment and evaluation of readersí strengths and needs.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 9100, TED 9110

TED 9180: Literacy Research Seminar

This course will develop advanced degree candidatesí understanding and ability to critically examine current literacy research through work with (1) scientific methods of quantitative and qualitative research (2) discussion of historical trends in literacy research, (3) designs, methods, and tools of research, and (4) reviewing and critically examining current research studies in literacy. These examinations will be conducted from the perspectives of knowledge about literacy processes, classroom practice, and influence of previous research results. Teacher candidates will apply these issues in an action research project they design.

Credits: 3
Prereq: TED 9100, TED 9110

TED 9200: Critical Pedagogy: Teaching for Social Justice

This course examines ways in which ideology, power, and culture intersect in P-12 educational settings. Undemocratic, inequitable, and oppressive structures are identified. Possibilities for democratic, equitable transformations are proposed.

Credits: 3
Prereq: Graduate status