Summer Sessions 2012 - Graduate Course Offerings

Child & Family Studies
Graduate Courses

Chair:  Dr. Glen Palm
Contact:  cfs@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/cfs

The Department of Child and Family Studies provides graduate teacher licensure programs in Parent Education, as well as Master of Science programs in Family Studies. They also provide both a Master’s program and a teacher licensure program in Early Childhood Special Education

CFS 504 -- Workshop: Birth Order in the Family - 1 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Beniek

CFS 505-01 -- Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies: Working with Families in the Home Environment

June 20-26; (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)  Instructor: Ellison.

For more information about this course, please contact the Department.

CFS 505-02 -- Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies: Fatherhood in the 21st Century.

June 28, 29, July 10, 12 13; (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)   Instructor: Palm

For more information about this course, please contact the Department.

CFS 505-03 -- Selected Topics in Child and Family Studies: Parent Education Portfolio

June 25, July 9, 16; (1:00 – 5:00 p.m.)  Instructor: Palm

For more information about this course, please contact the Department.

CFS 521 -- Development of Young Children - 3 cr.

June 25 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor:  Zarghami

This course examines the typical and atypical development of children, ages three through 10. Application of theories of development, observation skills, and understanding of the influence of early experiences for early childhood practices.

CFS 611-- Foundation of Early Childhood Education/Special Education - 3 cr.

June 11 – 29; (Mondays, Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Instructor: Minnema

This course provides an overview of early childhood and early childhood special education including history, philosophies, legal requirements and models of serving young children, as well as the development of a professional e-folio based on professional competence for teachers.

CFS 621 -- Research Methods:  Child/Family - 3 cr.

July 2 – July 27; (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Class does not meet on July 4, 6, or 13.) Instructor: Johnson

This seminar focuses on child development, research and current issues for students working on M.S. projects. Includes an overview of the research process and strategies for completing thesis and starred papers.

CFS 635 -- Parenthood and Adult Development - 2 cr.

June 13 – July 19; (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)  Instructor:  Alden

This course focuses on the stages of parenthood and the interface with adult development. Application of adult learning theories to parent education settings will also be explored.

CFS 645 -- Working with Parents in Groups - 2 cr.

July 18 – July 25; (8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Class does not meet on July 23.)  Instructor: Campbell

This course provides an in-depth analysis of group dynamics and effective group skills in parent education. Theories of group process, approaches to leadership and communication within groups will be explored.

CFS 680 -- Early Childhood Special Education Infant Student Teaching - 2-4 cr.

Permission Required: Please contact the department for more information.  Instructor:  Johnson

CFS 681 -- Early Childhood Special Education Pre-School Student Teaching - 2-4 cr.

Permission Required: Please contact the department for more information.  Instructor:  Johnson

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Educational Administration and Leadership
Graduate Courses

Chair: Dr. John Eller
Contact:  edad@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/edad

The Department of Educational Administration and Leadership provides the high quality skills, knowledge and dispositions to promote high quality administration of P-12 schools and districts. The program prepares principals, special education administrators, community education directors, superintendents and district office personnel. With both Master’s programs, Sixth Year Certificates and Doctoral program, we can help you achieve your educational and career goals!

EDAD 502 -- Overview to Community Education – 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Hoffman-Bram

Overview to Community Education is a graduate class designed to teach students how to establish, operate and maintain, and evaluate a community education program. The goal of the course is to leave the student with a clear understanding of what contemporary community education is and how it can be implemented.

EDAD 509 -- Situational Leadership – 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Hoffman-Bram

Student development of portfolio material to develop competency in each of the areas specified in the licensure rule. Materials will be reviewed by a SCSU/Community Education Director team of three people. The team will document competency achievement and final oral examination in the field of community education.

EDAD 600 -- Teaching and Learning - ?? cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Dahms-Walker

Permission required. Please contact the instructor or Department for more information.

EDAD 601 -- Introduction to Educational Administration – 1 cr.

June 16; (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Dahms-Walker

Students complete a K-12 principal and/or superintendent competency profile; instruction includes how to develop a set of competency folios and develop a professional development plan.

EDAD 605 -- K-12 Principalship – 3 cr.

June 11 – 14; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Miller

Synthesis and application of skills and knowledge acquired in the administration core courses. The leading role of the K-12 principal and the tasks, duties, and functions inherent in the principalship are examined. Twenty-one performance proficiencies are studied.

EDAD 611-- Portfolio Review – 1 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (All times arranged - contact department). Instructor(s): Miller, Dahms-Walker, Worner

To qualify for a K-12 and/or superintendent license, students must submit a completed set of competencies for review. The final review will be directed by an educational administration professor and practicing school administrator.

EDAD 613 -- Administration of Special Education – 3 cr. 

May 18 – June 9; (Fridays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Maple Grove) Instructor: Dahms-Walker

Review of approaches, models and practices required for effective administration of a special education organization. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding organizational structure considerations, critical management functions, and the management of structured organizational change.

LeafCourse Location - Twin Cities Graduate Center, 641 Sycamore Court North, Maple Grove

EDAD 622 -- Legal Aspects of Educational Administration – 3 cr.

June 18 – 21; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Dahms-Walker

Focuses on legal risk management in two major areas-the administration of the teacher contract and tort liability. Emphasizes knowledge which will empower administrators to assess the legal risks faced by their districts. Prerequisite: EDAD 620.

EDAD 631 -- Advanced Supervision Techniques – 3 cr.

July 9 – 12; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Kayona

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively maintain instructional supervision and leadership in school settings.

EDAD 632 -- Assessment for School Leaders – 3 cr.

July 23 – 26; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Kayona

Applied K-12 assessment development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, data-driven decision-making, and information management.

EDAD 633 -- Curriculum Development for School Leaders – 3 cr.

July 16 – 19; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Kayona

Applied K-12 curriculum development process including implementation and evaluation procedures, school improvement issues, and the change process emphasizing student achievement.

EDAD 652 -- Community Relations in School Administration – 3 cr.

June 25 – 28; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Miller

Skills in promoting effective cooperation between the community and the school district. Focus on communication strategies, team building, and meeting constituent needs from a school district perspective. Emphasis on relations with specialized constituencies, projects, and campaign management. Prerequisite: Master's degree.

EDAD 674 -- Field Experience: Principal K-12 - 4 cr.

May 14 – June 1; (Permission required, contact department for information.) Instructor: Miller

Students apply acquired understandings and knowledge in on-site school activities. Experience is planned and supervised cooperatively by school district personnel and university professors in compliance with Minnesota licensure requirements of a minimum of 320 clock hours. Prerequisites: EDAD 605, EDAD 642 and Master’s degree.

EDAD 697-- IEP Facilitator Training .

May 14 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Dahms-Walker

For course information, please contact the Department.

EDAD 807 -- Collaborative Partnerships – 3 cr.

June 18 – 21; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Worner

Facilitating the development of collaborative relationships leading to effective partnership actions influencing organization development.

EDAD 815 -- Legal, Political Issues – 3 cr.

August 6 – 9; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Eller

Political and legal issues in education affecting distribution of resources, quality of the learning environment, and leadership strategies.

EDAD 823 -- Twenty-first Century Leadership: Global Understanding – 3 cr.

June 18 – 21; (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Maple Grove) Instructor: Eller

Develop an understanding of how global influences affect leadership, educational organizations, and student learning now and in the future.

LeafCourse Location - Twin Cities Graduate Center, 641 Sycamore Court North, Maple Grove

EDAD 891 -- Enrollment Continuation – 1 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Permission required – contact the Dept. for more information)

Intended for doctoral students who have completed all required coursework, but are still working on their dissertation.

EDAD 899 -- Dissertation – 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Permission required – contact the Dept. for more information) Instructor: Eller

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Higher Education Administration
Graduate Courses

Chair:  Dr. Michael Mills
Contact:  hied@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/hied

The Higher Education Administration programs develop leaders for the nation’s colleges and universities. With both a Master’s program and a Doctoral program, you will find a program of study that meets your career and academic aspirations.

HIED 664 -- Critical Issues in Italian Higher Education – 3 cr.

May 14 – 27; (This is an education abroad course taken in Italy. There will be additional fees for travel associated with this course. Contact the Center for Doctoral Studies for permission.) Instructor: Imbra

HIED 790 -- Critical Issues in Italian Higher Education – 3 cr.

May 14 – 27; (This is an education abroad course taken in Italy. There will be additional fees for travel associated with this course. Contact the Center for Doctoral Studies for permission.) Instructor: Imbra

HIED 801 -- College and University Leadership – 3 cr.

May 11 – 12; June 1, 2, 15, 16; (Fridays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Silvestre

Theoretical and applied aspects of higher education administration in 4-year and 2-year institutions.

HIED 802 -- Planning and Policy Development in Higher Education – 3 cr.

June 29 – 30; July 13, 14, 27, 28; (Fridays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Mills

HIED 806 -- Higher Education Law – 3 cr.

July 13, 14, 27, 28; August 17 – 18; (Fridays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Maple Grove) Instructor: Goings

LeafCourse Location - Twin Cities Graduate Center, 641 Sycamore Court North, Maple Grove

HIED 822 -- Organization and Administration of Student Affairs – 3 cr.

June 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, 30; (Fridays 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Maple Grove) Instructors: Imbra & McCullar

LeafCourse Location - Twin Cities Graduate Center, 641 Sycamore Court North, Maple Grove

HIED 891 -- Enrollment Continuation – 1 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Permission required – contact the Dept. for more information) Instructor: Varies by cohort

Intended for doctoral students who have completed all required coursework, but are still working on their dissertation.

HIED 899 -- Dissertation – 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Permission required – contact the Dept. for more information) Instructor: Varies by cohort

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Human Relations & Multicultural Education
Graduate Courses

Chair:  Dr. Oladele Gazal
Contact:  hurl@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/hurl

The Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education provides education in self-awareness and skills essential for living and working in a democratic, socially-just society and environmentally sustainable world. Human Relations and Multicultural Education is an interdisciplinary, applied field, committed to addressing questions of equity, self-determination, resource allocation and quality of life facing people around the world. In addition to offering supplementary courses for a variety of majors, this department is home to an interdisciplinary Master’s program in Social Responsibility.

HURL 506 -- Sexual Assault Advocacy- 3 cr.

June 25 – August 1; (M W, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.) Instructor: Lindner

Advocacy skills for sexual assault survivors including: understanding the impact of sexual assault on survivors, the social and cultural context in which sexual assault occurs, and the role the legal system, law enforcement, social services and medical services plays with survivors.

HURL 591 -- Change Agent Skills - 3 cr.

May 14 – June 20; (M W, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor:  Tademe

Study of the theories of social empowerment and the development of practical skills for producing institutional and personal change.

HURL 592 -- Practicum in Social Change - 1 cr.

May 14-June 20; (M W, 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.) Instructor:  Tademe

Experiential practicum: application of theory and research to constructive institutional and social change.

HURL 597 -- Human Relations for Teachers I - 3 cr.

Defines, recognizes, and analyzes individual and institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression in the school environment. Students become familiar with a social reconstructionist model of education. Corequisite HURL 598.

HURL 598 -- Human Relations for Teachers II - 1 cr.

Section 01: May 15 – June 21; (T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Instructor: Hofmann

Section 02: May 15 – June 21; (T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Instructor: Markell

Section 03: June 26 – August 2; (T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Instructor: LeBeau

Section 53: June 12 – July 11; (T W, 9:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids) Instructor: Markell

Consultants will speak on the implications for teachers of oppression in the school setting. They will focus on racism, sexism, heterosexism, immigration issues, disability status, classism and other forms of oppression. Co-requisite HURL 597.

LeafCourse Location - Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids

HURL 680 -- Internship in Human Relations

May 14 – August 3; (By permission only. Contact the Department for more information.) Instructor: Tademe

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Information Media
Graduate Courses

Coordinator:  Mert Thompson
Contact:  im@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/im

The Department of Information Media offers three distinct graduate program tracks in addition to three graduate certificate programs. These programs prepare students for careers in the areas of: Technology Integration Specialist, K-12 Library Media Specialist, Instructional Designer, Trainer, Technology Coordinator, E-Learning Designer and Online Instructor.

IM 502 -- Information Media: Theory, Research and Practice – 2 cr.

June 27 – July 26; (M T W R, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m).  Note: Section 1 meets face to face; Section 2 meets through distance technology with synchronous meeting required.  Instructor: Merton Thompson

Interested in a possible career in media and technology as they related to educational and business settings?  Curious as to where to begin?  This course provides an overview of the nature, forms, and uses of information media. Survey of emphasis areas within the information media field ewill be examined from the perspectives of recent research and influential theories. This class serves as an introduction to professional literature, organizations, and opportunities in the field.

IM 504 -- Instructional Design I - 3 cr.

June 27 - July 26; (M T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)  Note: This class meets through distance technology with synchronous meeting required.  Instructor: Park

This course teaches instructional design including theoretical background, needs assessment, learner analysis and instructional strategies. The project-based approaches will engage you in learning essential ID knowledge and skills though authentic problems and help you design effective, efficient and appealing instruction.

IM 522 -- Information, Technology and Learning for K-12 and 5-12 Education – 2 cr.

Section 1: May 14 – June 7; (M T W R, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.) Instructor: Sutton

Section 2: July 2 – July 26; (M T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Instructor: Sutton

Section 3: May 14 – June 21; (M W R, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) Note: This class meets at Anoka Ramsey Community College.  Instructor: Toppe

Selecting, designing, and producing instructional materials in a variety of formats. How technology assists teacher productivity and serves as a tool for enhancing student creativity and thinking skills. Education majors only. Lab. Prerequisite: any one of the following: ART 105, CNA 169, CSCI 169, ETS 157, IM 245, IM 260 or demonstrated basic computer skills.

IM 545 -- Children’s Literature Workshop - 1 cr.

June 25 – 26; (Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Instructor: Thompson, Marcia

2012 participants will meet featured children’s book authors, Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Margi Preus, and attend a new books session with elementary library media specialist and reading specialist Julie Reimer. Small group sessions will be held on text sets, kirigami, Google lit trips, and award winning books.  Option of 1 (one) undergraduate or graduate credit available. E-mail mthompson@stcloudstate.edu for details.  Note:  Workshop registration is required prior to course registration. 

IM 555 -- Design and Preparation of Multimedia Presentations I - 3 cr.

June 27 – July 26; (M T W R, 12:40 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.) Note: Section 1 meets face to face; Section 2 meets through distance technology with synchronous meeting required.) Instructor: Anderson

Design and production of instructor-led multimedia presentations. Hardware and software skills for production of presentation support materials.

IM 586 -- Seminar: Classroom Technology Integration - 1 cr.

June 15 & 22; (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Sutton

This two-day seminar will focus on developing journeys of discovery for your learners, explore ways technology can help your students to communicate and collaborate with others, and discuss students as consumers, contributors, and creators in a digital age. Participants will also expand their knowledge on how to use technology as an integral part of designing authentic learning environments.  Come join us on this journey to improve the use of educational technology in the classroom.

IM 586 -- Seminar: Young Adult Literature Exploration - 1 cr.

June 22 & July 6; (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Marcia Thompson

Held for the first time in summer 2011, this workshop offers participants the opportunity to read and discuss current young adult literature. Participants will read a total of seven books: three self- selected from instructor specified YALSA book lists and three from one self-selected author.  The 7th book will be the ALA 2012 Printz Award winner. This course is appropriate for library media specialists, classroom teachers from upper elementary through high school, as well as others with a passion for young adult literature. It does not repeat any content from the 2011 seminar.

IM 586 -- Seminar: Digital Photography - 1 cr.

July 13 & 20; (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Anderson

This two-day seminar will provide hands-on experience for you to effectively select and use a digital camera. We will explore how to control cameras and manipulate images for best results. Participants will develop an understanding of practical applications of digital photography for educational and training applications. 

Learn how your digital camera works, and practice techniques for taking effective photographs, including lighting and composition. Focus on the essential features of Adobe Photoshop and gain the key skills to optimize images. Bring your camera and sense of adventure!

IM 586 -- Seminar: Digital Tools for Qualitative Research - 1 cr.

July 20 & 27; (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Sutton

This one credit seminar will focus on computer technology tools available to assist in collecting, organizing and analyzing data for qualitative research. You will be provided with an overview of some of the key tools used in qualitative research and time to explore all the basic functions of the tools you are most interested in.  This seminar will help researchers understand how these technologies can support their own research or project. 

IM 586 -- Seminar: Web Design - 1 cr.

July 27 & August 3; (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Anderson

Web design uses many elements to create appealing, usable, and accessible websites. Learn to plan, design the space and layout, handle fonts and colors, create effective navigation and put it all together in a format that gets your message across. This workshop will help you learn Web design whether you are already a creating websites or just getting started in the Web arena.  Bring an idea for a web page you want to build.  We will use Adobe DreamWeaver and a variety of other software to get your web page designed and developed.

IM 608 -- Research Methods in Media – 3 cr.

June 27 – July 26; (M T W R, 3:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.) Note: Class will meet through distance technology with 8-10 synchronous meetings required.) Instructor: Park

This course is designed to introduce students to scientific tools and methods for research and writing. The down to earth instruction will help the students acquire skills and knowledge and use them to produce evidence-based educational research.

IM 620 -- The School Library Media Program – 2 cr.

June 27 – July 26; (M T W R, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)  Note: Section 1 meets face to face; Section 2 meets through distance technology with synchronous meeting required) Instructor: Marcia Thompson

Interested in becoming a licensed library media specialist? This class will explore the fundamentals of a dynamic school library media program, from Minnesota state competency requirements to advocacy. You will be immersed in the world of library media through readings, interaction and authentic projects. Course content includes roles and responsibilities of the library media specialist, strategies for working with teachers to integrate library media skills into curriculum, and examination of current issues and trends.  Required for licensure candidates and recommended for technology integrationists.

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Special Education
Graduate Courses

Chair:  Dr. Mary Beth Noll
Contact:  sped@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/sped

The Special Education Department prepares high quality teachers for students with disabilities. They offer a Master of Science degree program as well as three graduate certificates that lead to licensure, and one graduate certificate that at this time does not lead to licensure (autism).

SPED 503 -- Special Education Foundations – 3 cr.

June 4 – August 3; (Online course) Instructor: Johnson

Historical and philosophical background of special education; an overview of disabling conditions and their implications; legal bases; resources; and advocacy.

SPED 505 -- Behavior Theories and Practices in Special Education - 3 cr.

June 14 – August 2; (Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) Instructor: Markell

A proactive approach to the assessment and management of behavior problems in the classroom. Includes functional assessment, ecobehavioral analysis, cognitive strategies, and crisis prevention.

SPED 511 -- Special Education Procedural Safeguards - 3 cr.

June 14 – August 2; (Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Borgeson

Preferral, referral, identification, and placement process; legal and professional aspects. Due process requirements. Permission required – please contact department for more information.

SPED 515 -- Assistive Technology for Students with Special Needs - 3 cr.

June 12 – July 31; (Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.) Instructor:  Cichy

Classroom use of technology and its direct and indirect impact on the delivery of services for students with disabilities. Commercial and teacher-developed assistive technology and devices. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 503.

SPED 516 -- Individualized Assessment in Special Education - 3 cr.

June 13 – August 1; (Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) Instructor: Raduns

Administration and interpretation of standardized instruments used in the identification of students with developmental disabilities, physical/health disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and learning disabilities. Special course fee $15.00. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 503, CEEP 361. Permission required – contact the department for more information.

SPED 519 -- Literacy Instruction for Students with Special Needs - 4 cr.

June 13 – August 1; (Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.) Instructor:  Rogers

Adaptive teaching techniques and materials for reading and language arts. Informal assessment including curriculum-based evaluation and instruction. Permission required – contact the department for more information.

SPED 520 -- Characteristics of Students with Physical, Health & Developmental Disabilities - 3 cr.

June 11 – July 30; (Mondays, 7:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) Instructor:  Dogoe

Characteristics and development of students with physical, health, and developmental disabilities. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 503.

SPED 521 -- Characteristics of Students with Learning/Behavioral Disorders - 3 cr.

June 12 – July 31; (Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.) Instructor: Pickle

Characteristics of and issues related to students with learning and behavior disorders including psychosocial, educational, vocational, and leisure outcomes. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 503.

SPED 531 -- Collaboration Skills and Transition Planning in Diverse Settings - 3 cr.

June 12 – July 31; (Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.) Instructor:  Wellik

Analysis and application of various collaboration methods for working with agencies, educational staff and multicultural populations. Students with disabilities in transition from secondary to post-secondary environments. Coordination of multiple service agencies in those transitions. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 403/503.

SPED 545 -- Social and Natural Sciences Instruction for Special Educators - 3 cr.

June 14 – August 2; (Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.) Instructor: Lyon

Research supported strategic teaching practices, adaptations, and modifications for students with disabilities in content area classes and in reading, math, oral and written expression, and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: SPED 203 or 503.

SPED 546 -- Learning Disabilities Methods – 3 cr.

May 11, 12, 18, 19, June 1, 2, 8, 9 (Fridays, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Instructor: Kaffar

Examination and application of programming models, methods and materials for the instruction of elementary-and secondary-age students with learning disabilities. Focus is on the role of the learning strategy specialist in resource and inclusive settings.

SPED 623--Learning Environments for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder- 3 cr

June 12 – 27 (T W, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: West

Overview of current research and program planning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Identification and eligibility criteria, developmental profiles and needs, medical and neurological issues; legal issues; and family/caregiver issues. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisite: SPED 2/503 or CSD 560 or 568 or CPSY 630.
This course is part of the Autism Certificate. CSD 624 and CPSY 627 are also part of the certificate

SPED 660 -- Practicum in Developmental Disabilities: Mild/Moderate - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor: Waletzko

Field internship in elementary/secondary school programs for students with mild/moderate developmental disabilities. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 520, 647.

SPED 661 -- Practicum in Developmental Disabilities: Moderate/Severe - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor: Waletzko

Field internship in elementary/secondary school programs for students with moderate/severe developmental disabilities. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 520, 647.

SPED 670 -- Practicum in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders I - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor(s): Wellik; Salk

Field internship in Levels I-III elementary/secondary school programs for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 521, 622.

SPED 671 -- Practicum in Emotional/Behavioral Disorders II - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor(s): Noll; Salk

Field internship in Levels IV-VI elementary/secondary school programs for students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 521, 622.

SPED 680 -- Practicum in Learning Disabilities I - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor: Kaffar

Field internship in elementary school programs for students with learning disabilities. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 521, 646.

SPED 681 -- Practicum in Learning Disabilities II - 3 cr.

May 14 – August 3; (Meeting dates vary) Instructor: Kaffar

Field internship in elementary school programs for students with learning disabilities. Permission required - please contact the department for more information. Prerequisites: SPED 521, 646.

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Teacher Development
Graduate Courses

Chair:  Dr. Stephen Hornstein
Contact:  ed@stcloudstate.edu
www.stcloudstate.edu/ed

The Department of Teacher Development offers a Master's degree program in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a graduate certificate program leading to licensure as a K-12 Reading Teacher and a Teacher Leader graduate certificate.

ED 601-01 -- Selected Topics in Education.

June 26 – 28; (T R, 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Instructor: Serrano

This course will focus on strategies to help Second Language Learning in the classroom. Throughout the two day course participants will explore strategies that will help the English Language Learner develop the literacy skills needed to be successful in the classroom. Topics will include how and when second language learning programs start, what kind of programs exist, and some of the literacy strategies we can use in content areas. This course is helpful not only to teachers but all professionals involved with English Language Learners.

ED 601-56 -- Selected Topics in Education: Post-Secondary/Adult Reading. – 2 cr.

June 11 – June 27; (M W, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Larson

Permission required. This course explores the theories and strategies appropriate for teaching reading to adults in the post-secondary setting. Examines assessment, learning styles, teaching and learning technologies and teaching styles. Considers racial, age and gender diversity in the secondary setting.

ED 601-57 -- Selected Topics in Education: Post-Secondary/Adult Reading & Practicum. – 2 cr.

July 3 - 19; (T R, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Larson

Permission required. This course explores the theories and strategies appropriate for teaching writing to adults in the post-secondary setting. Examines assessment, learning styles, teaching and learning technologies and teaching styles. Considers racial, age and gender diversity in the secondary setting.

ED 610 -- Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction – 3 cr.

June 11 – July 13 (M W, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Lo

Designed to provide an overview to the graduate program in curriculum and instruction. In addition, students will develop an understanding of how to interpret educational research.

ED 616 -- Reading Development and Language Acquisition - 3 cr.

June 11 – July 13 (M W, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Instructor:  Christian

This course includes research-based study of K-12 reading and language development including appropriate practices for elementary, middle school and high school. It is designed to explore and critique strategies that develop reading skills and promote appreciation of reading in all student s including those who find reading difficult for a variety of reasons.

ED 617 -- Informational Reading and Writing - 3 cr.

June 12 – July 12 (T R, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor:  Hornstein

This course examines and critiques methods for teaching strategies to assist K-12 students in exploring and learning about their world through informational reading and writing. This includes informational trade books, textbooks and other forms of print and non-print material.

ED 620 -- Administration and Supervision of the Reading Program - 3 cr.

June 12 – July 12; (T R, 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) Instructor: Larson

This course examines the leadership role of reading specialist, including needs assessment, planning and providing for professional development, selecting and evaluating materials, understanding state and federal legislation, and developing budgets.

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