Courses

DEAF 160. American Sign Language I (4)

Not open to native signers. Study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Preparation for visual/gestural communication, including basic information relating to Deaf culture, intensive work on comprehension skills and grammatical structures.

DEAF 161. American Sign Language II (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 160 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Comprehension skills, grammatical structures, practice in the production aspects of the language and exposure to Deaf culture.

DEAF 200. Introduction to Deaf Studies (3)

Preparatory: DEAF 160. This course introduces students to the basic information of the American Deaf experience in the United States: Deaf community/culture and American Sign Language. This course exposes students to the history, contributions and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America. This course is interdisciplinary in that it introduces a range of issues that …

DEAF 280. American Sign Language III (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 161 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Comprehension skills, advanced grammatical structures, continued emphasis on production skills and aspects of Deaf culture.

DEAF 281. American Sign Language IV (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 280 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Emphasis on production/conversational skills in American Sign Language, along with continued focus on grammatical and cultural features.

DEAF 300. Advanced ASL Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent or instructor consent. Not open to native signers. Provides further development of conversational abilities in American Sign Language, emphasizing the area of self-expression. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people.

DEAF 350. Principles of Sign Language Interpretation (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 200. Introductory overview of the profession of sign language interpretation. Forms the theoretical foundation for all other work in sign language interpretation. Particular emphasis on the professional code of ethics and other professional concerns. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 360. American Deaf Culture (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 200. Discussion of the various aspects of American Deaf culture, including the description of deafness, Deaf people, the deaf community as defined by audiological and/or cultural means, services for and by Deaf people and culture as reflected in the arts and language of Deaf people.

DEAF 370. American Sign Language/English Translation (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Intensive examination of translation as an issue in applied linguistics. Practice in translation between ASL and English, and extensive discussion of problems encountered in the translation process between the two languages.

DEAF 380. Sign Language Interpreting I (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 370. Corequisite: DEAF 383. Training in receptive and expressive sign language interpreting for Deaf individuals, emphasis on the development of consecutive sign language interpreting skills (sign-to-voice and voice-to sign).

DEAF 381. Sign Language Interpreting II (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 380. Corequisite: DEAF 383. Further training in receptive and expressive sign language interpreting for Deaf individuals. Sequenced series of activities leading from consecutive interpreting to the development of simultaneous interpreting skills (sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign).

DEAF 383. Sign Language Interpretation Lab (1-1)

Recommended Corequisites: DEAF 380 or 381. Refines sign language interpretation and transliteration skills through individualized instruction. May be repeated once for credit.

DEAF 400. Deaf and Hearing People: A Comparative Cultural Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360. Preparatory: DEAF 281. For students entering the world of Deaf people in professional and/or social capacities to conduct comparative/contrastive analysis between Deaf and hearing cultures. Students apply observational techniques to identify and record cultural conflicts/interactions between Deaf and hearing people. Students attempt to describe characteristics of the Deaf/hearing group known as the …

DEAF 401. Deaf History (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360 Preparatory: DEAF 281. Examines selected points of the history of Deaf people and the Deaf community as well as the Deaf experience in a historical perspective. Emphasis on historical forces impacting the educational, social, political and economic aspects of the Deaf community, from both the Deaf perspective and a historical perspective, including …

DEAF 402. Deaf Literature (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360. Preparatory: ENGL 255; DEAF 281 and 370. Provides an overview of all genres of both American Sign Language and English literature about deaf/Deaf characters written by deaf/Deaf and hearing authors, and explores Western society’s views of the deaf/Deaf experience as depicted in novels, short stories, drama, poetry, folklore, humor, media and other forms …

DEAF 404. Issues and Trends in the Deaf Community (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, 360. The course examines issues and trends in the Deaf community. The course begins with a critical analysis of historical issues confronting the Deaf community. Major emphasis on social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic patterns affecting Deaf people in the U.S. Issues of audism and linguicism also are addressed. The course concludes …

DEAF 405. ASL/Deaf Theatre (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. A survey of theatre works staged with Deaf and hearing performers in American Sign Language and intended for Deaf and hearing audiences. The course will explore different genres of this type of American Sign Language/Deaf theatre, including sign language adaptations of plays, original works involving Deaf issues, plays concerning cross-cultural conflicts …

DEAF 406. The Deaf Learner (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, 360. This course examines the linguistic, historical, social and educational development of the Deaf learner. Students are exposed to various perspectives and practices of the traditional and current systems for educating Deaf youngsters. Particular attention on the importance of maximizing visual input for the Deaf learner as part of his/her cognitive development. Students …

DEAF 407. Law and the Deaf (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, 360. This course focuses on the laws affecting Deaf people and the role laws and the legal system play in ameliorating the inequalities that Deaf people face through living in a hearing world. Emphasis is on the laws and the legal system of the U.S., although legal situations pertaining to Deaf people in …

DEAF 410. Deaf Women in Today’s American Society (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281 and 360, or instructor consent. This course is a multidisciplinary analysis of Deaf women in the Deaf community and in American society, and includes the study of the historical, social, political, educational and economic factors that have influenced and impacted the role and status of Deaf women, including some important events of the …

DEAF 415. Deaf Studies Community Services (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, 360. Corequisite: DEAF 404. Field study, observation and participation in selected Deaf community institutions and agencies to be conducted under supervision and after preparatory instruction to acquaint the student with field and service learning techniques. May be repeated once for credit. (Credit/No Credit only)

DEAF 420. Sign Language Interpreting III (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 381 or equivalent. This course will continue development of students’ interpreting skills through exercises that focus on memory, processing, discourse analysis and interpretation/transliteration of various communication genres. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to and practice interpreting and transliterating texts from a variety of specialized settings.

DEAF 430. American Sign Language: Individual Skills Development (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281. A supervised individual/small group activity designed to provide feedback on comprehension and production skills in American Sign Language. Designed primarily for students whose individual performance after completing ASL IV or equivalent indicates the need for additional support from a fluent ASL sign language model/tutor. Individualized attention and feedback can be provided in …

DEAF 434A. Fingerspelling I (1-1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 280 or equivalent. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people. Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling. May be repeated once for credit.

DEAF 434B. Fingerspelling II (1-1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 434A. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people. Further development of receptive and expressive fingerspelling skills. May be repeated once for credit.

DEAF 435. Communication Variations in the Deaf Community (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent and 360. Examination of the various philosophies and strategies of manual communication used by deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Includes information and current research on American Sign Language, Pidgin Signed English, manual codes for English, Fingerspelling, Cued Speech, Simultaneous Communication and Oral Communication, and their relationship to the educational process.

DEAF 436. Sign Language Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Overview of sign language research and its impact on sign language teaching. Critical analysis of the effect of instructional models in sign language teaching, mainly ASL. Includes discussion on how the concepts found in the research can be best utilized for sign language teaching.

DEAF 482. Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 381, 383, 420. Advanced exposure to and practical experience in sign language interpreting and transliterating. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 484. Structure of American Sign Language (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Focus on the grammatical structures and patterns of American Sign Language. View of ASL phonology, morphology and syntax, with emphasis on the practical use of such knowledge.

DEAF 485. Issues in American Sign Language (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 484. Addresses questions of syntax, language acquisition and discourse structure in American Sign Language. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 489/L. Introduction to ASL Translation of Literary and Artistic Works/Creative Uses of American Sign Language (1/2-2)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Corequisite: DEAF 489L. Introduction to the basic principles of American Sign Language as applied in various artistic settings. Explores the techniques and principles of translating artistic and literary works from English into ASL and from ASL into English. Lab: Provides training in the artistic expression of poetry, storytelling and song-translation using …

DEAF 490A-G. Essential Features of ASL/Signed Languages (1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281. This group of seven 1-unit courses continues developing advanced ASL/signed language skills and covers a multitude of topics examining applications of specific ASL/signed language skills. Linguistic competence is enhanced through interactive discourse in class. Each 1e-unit course focuses on a specific topic/skill and includes practice of the requisite skills and process tasks …

DEAF 491A-F. Specialized Areas of Sign Language Interpreting (1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 380. This group of six 1-unit courses introduces students to the broad range of career paths that are available to them within the profession of sign language interpreting. Continuation of skills development within interpretation processes includes application of production and comprehension skills in different topical areas. Content areas in each course include theory, …

DEAF 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Deaf Studies (3)

Experimental courses in Deaf Studies, with course content to be determined.

DEAF 497. Deaf Studies Capstone (3)

Prerequisite: Graduating senior standing or instructor consent. Restricted to students majoring in Deaf Studies. Capstone course for the Deaf Studies major, usually taken during the final semester before baccalaureate graduation. Focus on a synthesis of the information, concepts, material and methodologies provided in the previous Deaf Studies classes. Completion of a project resulting from the …

DEAF 499X-Z. Independent Study (1-3)

Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people.

EED 295A-C. Tutorial Field Work in Elementary Education (1-3)

Experiential education field work course placing CSUN students in a one-on-one tutoring relationship with elementary school pupils. Tutors receive guidance in instructional techniques, consult with public school teachers and keep pupil performance records. Open to all majors in good academic standing. Academic Internship course.

EED 397SOC. Elementary School Experiential Program (3)

Recommended Corequisite: Teacher’s Aide position in an approved elementary school. Designed for students seeking to elect or enhance a career in elementary education or the child development professions. In conjunction with the paid experience as a teacher’s aide, students undertake projects that examine teaching-related techniques and issues. The elementary school experience is the foundation for …

EED 472. Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 315; Admission to credential program. Recommended Corequisite: MATH 310L. Recommended Pre/corequisite: MATH 310. Restricted to Integrated Teacher Education Program candidates admitted to the Credential Program. Addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates and Preliminary Education Specialist candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs in mathematics …

EED 475. Mathematics and Science Curriculum and Methods (4)

Corequisites: ESCI 300; MATH 310/L. Recommended Corequisites: BIOL 100/L; MATH 210; PHSC 196. Course is required of and limited to students enrolled in the Integrated Teacher Education Program. A curriculum and methods course which prepares Multiple Subject and Education Specialists Candidates to teach mathematics and science in the elementary (K-8) school classroom.

EED 476. History-Social Science Curriculum and Methods (2)

Corequisite: California History/Geography course. Recommended Corequisites: EPC 314; Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. A curriculum and methods course which prepares Multiple Subject Candidates to teach history-social science in the elementary (K-8) classroom.

EED 477A. Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. This is the first of two courses designed to prepare credential candidates to teach language arts and English Language Development in a multicultural setting at the elementary-school level. The content of the course includes theoretical perspectives on reading; historical and current approaches to literacy instruction; language arts …

EED 477B. Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

Prerequisite: EED 477A; Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. Corequisites: EED 578A, 579A. This is the second of two courses designed to prepare credential candidates to teach reading/language arts and ELD (English Language Development) in multicultural/multilingual settings at the elementary-school level. Specifically, this course emphasizes instructional approaches for literacy development with regard to: a) …

EED 480. Science/Social Science Curriculum Methods (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EED 477B; First student teaching assignment. Corequisites: EED 578D, EED 579; SPED 579, 580MM. Addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs in science and social science for diverse student populations that reflect …

EED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)

Selected topics in elementary education with course content to be determined.

EED 499. Independent Study (1-3)

No Course Description.

EED 500. Fundamentals Of Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Recommended Corequisite: EED 520. Through this course, credential candidates acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to successfully teach in an elementary classroom. Major concepts, principles and theories about development and learning are applied to the design and implementation of instruction and assessment, and to the creation …

EED 513. Computers in the Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 210 or equivalent. Introductory course in the use of computers in the elementary school curriculum. Students learn how to operate the computer and become familiar with computer terminology. Includes a study of historical development, and social, philosophical and ethical issues regarding computer technology. Students evaluate software for use in the various curricular areas …

EED 515. Basic Technology Methods (2)

Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: EED 500 or EPC 500. Introductory course to enhance the effectiveness of teaching by beginning to learn how to use computer-based technology to plan and deliver instruction and to manage information related to teaching. Additionally, credential candidates become aware of legal and ethical issues related to a teacher’s use of technology …

EED 520. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)

This course in developmental reading instruction focuses on the place of reading in a total language arts curriculum, a variety of definitions of reading and their implications for instruction, current reading approaches, word-attack strategies, methods and materials used in directed reading instruction and in the content subjects, and a discussion of methods and materials for …

EED 520A. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)

Recommended prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. This course is designed primarily for Armenian/ English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject-Bilingual, Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential Program. Field-based activities will be completed in conjunction with this course. (Cross-listed with EED 520, except literacy instruction in the primary language and the …

EED 520BL. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)

Taught in Spanish and English, and designed primarily for Spanish/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential program. (Cross-listed with EED 520, except literacy instruction in the primary language and the transference of skills to English are emphasized.)

EED 520K. Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)

Designed primarily for Korean/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject-Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential program. (Cross-listed with EED 520, except literacy instruction in the primary language and the transference of skills to English are emphasized.)

EED 524. Teaching Reading to the Speaker of Non-Standard Dialect (3)

Exploration of methods and problems peculiar to the teaching of reading to culturally disadvantaged children. Emphasis in 3 areas: 1) general planning and procedures to solve reading problems; 2) lab practice in the application of reading materials; and 3) evaluation of techniques. (Cross-listed with SED 524.)

EED 525. Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3)

This is a required course for all Multiple Subject BCLAD Emphasis Credential program candidates. Evidence of bi-literacy proficiency (passage of required CSET LOTE exam) in all four modes of literacy in the primary language (Spanish, Korean, Armenian; and Cambodian, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese through the CSU Asian BCLAD Consortium) and English language is required of …

EED 543. Improving Instruction Through Learning Centers (2)

Prerequisite: Teaching experience or admittance to a teacher credential program. The theory and role of learning centers in providing individualized and personalized instruction for elementary school children. Creating differentiated learning experiences through centers in an environment emphasizing independence, pupil input and interaction, self-pacing, self-selection, self-management and self-evaluation.

EED 550A-F. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (1-6)

Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment in required multiple subject credential coursework. Specially arranged student teaching for students not in the regular student teaching program. Open to students only upon Departmental approval.

EED 550B 1. Supervised Field Work and Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program; Currently a teacher-of-record for a K-8 classroom. Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment or completion of EED 500 and 520. The combined field work and seminar format of this course assists the intern in establishing connections among course content, theories of teaching and learning, and classroom pedagogy. This …

EED 550B 2. Supervised Field Work and Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: EED 500, 550B(1) and 520; Admission to the Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program; Currently a teacher-of-record for a K-8 classroom. Recommended Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of EED 565M, 577; SPED 401C. The combined field work and seminar format of this course assists the intern in establishing connections among course content, theories of …

EED 550B 3. Supervised Field Work (2)

Prerequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), 520, 565M, 577; SPEC 401C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program — University Internship Pathway; Currently a teacher of record for a K-8 classroom; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisite: EED 559C. Recommended Pre/Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of ELPS/CHS/AFRS/AAS/ARMN 417, EED 575. This course assists the …

EED 551A-F. Supervised Practicum Seminar (1-6)

Prerequisites: 6 units of EED 550 and all methods courses or concurrent enrollment in remaining methods courses; Clearance from the Credential Office. Required for candidates in the Multiple Subject University Internship Program. EED 551 is the last field work course in the Internship Program. The field experience takes place in the candidate’s own classroom and …

EED 551C. Supervised Practicum (3)

Prerequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), 520, 550B(1), 550B(2), 550B(3), 559C, 565M, 575, 577; ELPS/CHS/AFRS/AAS/ARMN 417; SPED 401C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program — University Internship Pathway; Currently a teacher of record for a K-8 classroom; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office; Documentation of 40 hours of field work. Corequisite: EED 559F. Prerequisites/Corequisites: …

EED 559C. Supervised Field Work Seminar (2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), 520, 565M Corequisite: EED 560C or 567ACT. This course is a two-unit supervised field work seminar for students completing the Traditional, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation or Internship pathway for Multiple Subject Credential candidates. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze field work experiences. Student …

EED 559F. Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Prerequisites: EED 550B(3), 560C or 567ACT; 559C. Corequisites: EED 551C, 561F or 568ACT. This course is a one-unit supervised field work seminar for Multiple Subject Credential candidates completing the Traditional, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation and Internship pathways. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze field work experiences. Student teachers and …

EED 560A-F. Supervised Field Experience and Seminar (1-6)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; Verification of application for all clearances from Credential Office. Corequisite: Enrollment in required Multiple Subject Credential coursework. Supervised Field Experience and Seminar is designed for Multiple Subject Credential candidates who will be placed with a collaborating classroom teacher at a school site. The combined field work and …

EED 560C. Supervised Field Work (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Pre/Corequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), 520, 565M. Corequisite: EED 559C. EED 560C is the first of two substantive field experiences in the Multiple Subject Credential Program — Traditional Pathway. The field experience takes place in participating public schools and provides …

EED 561F. Student Teaching (6)

Prerequisites: EED 559C, 560C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisite: EED 559F. Pre/Corequisites: EED 515, 565S, 575, 577; AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; HSCI 496TH; KIN 595PE; SPED 420. EED 561F is the second of two substantive field experiences in the Multiple Subject Credential Program — Traditional Pathway. The field experience takes …

EED 565M. Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject or Educational Specialist Credential Program. Pre/Corequisite: EED 500 (or EPC 500). This course addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates and Education Specialist candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs in mathematics for diverse student populations that reflect the California Mathematics …

EED 565S. Science Curriculum and Methods (2)

Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. This course addresses the skills and understandings needed to effectively plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs for diverse student populations. The course is designed to provide multiple subject credential candidates with models of instruction consistent with our current understanding of learning processes, opportunities to develop related …

EED 567ACT. Supervised Field Work (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to the ACT Preparation Program. Corequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), 515, 520, 559C, 565M, 577; ELPS 541A; SPED 541B. Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Preparation Program and offered in the Fall Semester only. EED 567ACT is the first field experience for Multiple Subject Credential candidates enrolled in the …

EED 568ACT. Student Teaching (6)

Prerequisites: EED 559C, 567ACT; Admission to the ACT Preparation Program; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisites: EED 559F, 565S, 575; ELPS 542A; HSCI 496TH; KIN 595PE; SPED 542B. EED 568ACT is the second field experience in the ACT Pathway and the culminating student teaching experience for Multiple Subject Credential candidates enrolled in ACT. The …

EED 570. ESL Instruction in Bilingual and Multilingual Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential program or Department consent. Prepares credential candidates to teach English as a Second Language in a bilingual or multilingual setting at the elementary-school level. Emphasis on strategies and materials designed to facilitate second language learning based on the nature of language acquisition. Provides opportunity for curriculum development in …

EED 570M. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary school language arts and social sciences. May be taken prior to or concurrently with EED 571ST — Student Teaching. If taken concurrently with student teaching, students must receive prior clearance for student teaching from the …

EED 570MAK. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Same as EED 570M except instruction in the primary language, transference of skills to English and organizational approaches specific to bilingual education are emphasized. Primarily for Korean/English and Armenian/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject — Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential Program. May be taken prior …

EED 570MBL. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Taught in Spanish and English and designed primarily for Spanish/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject — Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential Program. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary school language arts and social sciences. May …

EED 571BL. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)

Prerequisites: EED 570MAK or 570MBL; Admission to student teaching. Recommended Corequisite: With prior approval, EED 570MAK or 570MBL may be taken concurrently with EED 571BL. See the Credential Preparation Office for details on admission to student teaching and concurrent enrollment in 570MBL or 570MAK. Student teaching for the Multiple Subject Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic …

EED 571ST. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)

Prerequisite: Completion of Methods Coursework. Recommended Corequisite: With prior approval, 570M may be taken concurrently with EED 571ST. See the Credential Preparation Office for details on admission to student teaching and concurrent enrollment in 570M. Student teaching for the Multiple Subject Credential and the Multiple Subject-Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential. See the detailed description …

EED 575. Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)

Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the credential program. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary school social studies and visual-performing arts. It is offered concurrently with a student teaching assignment. Opportunity for interdisciplinary curriculum development will be provided.

EED 577. Language Arts and ESL Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500) (may be taken concurrently); Admission to the credential program. This course is designed to prepare credential candidates to teach language arts as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) in multilingual settings at the elementary-school level. Emphasis will be given to strategies and materials designed to facilitate second …

EED 578 A-D. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (3-6)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program and/or Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Program; Admission to student teaching. EED/SPED 578A-D is a field experience in the Multiple Subject Credential Program and/or Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Program. The field experience takes place in a participating public elementary school and provides opportunities for the credential candidate …

EED 578A. Student Teaching (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program admission to student teaching. Corequisites: EED 477B and 579A. EED 578A is a field experience in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. The field experience takes place in public elementary schools, and provides opportunities for the credential candidate to work under the daily direction and guidance of a qualified …

EED 578D. Student Teaching (6)

Recommended Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program; Admission to student teaching. Corequisite: EED 480 and 579D. The field experience takes place in a participating public elementary school and provides opportunities for the credential candidate to work under the daily direction and guidance of a qualified supervising elementary teacher who exemplifies best practices in teaching …

EED 579A. Student Teaching Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program; Admission to student teaching. Corequisite: EED 578A. This course is a 2-unit student teaching seminar in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze field work experiences. Student teachers learn to: 1) assess their needs; 2) gather data; 3) analyze …

EED 579D. Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program; admission to student teaching. Corequisite: EED578D. This course is a 1 unit student teaching seminar in the Multiple Subject Credential program. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect upon and analyze field work experiences. Student teachers learn to 1) assess their needs, 2) gather data, 3) analyze …

EED 580M. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Credential Program. Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 210. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary school science and mathematics. This course may be taken prior to or concurrently with EED 581ST student Teaching. If taken concurrently with student teaching, students must receive prior clearance for …

EED 580MAK. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. Same as EED 580M, except instruction in the primary language, transference of skills to English, and organizational approaches specific to bilingual education are emphasized. Primarily for Korean/English and Armenian/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject — Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential Program. May be taken …

EED 580MBL. Elementary School Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Credential Program. Corequisite: EED 581BL. This course is taught in Spanish and English and is designed primarily for Spanish/English bilingual credential candidates in the Multiple Subject — Bilingual, Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential Program. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary …

EED 581BL. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)

Prerequisites: EED 580MAK or 580MBL; Admission to student teaching. Recommended Corequisite: With prior approval, EED 580MAK or 580MBL may be taken concurrently. See the Credential Preparation Office for details on admission to student teaching and concurrent enrollment in EED 580MAK or 580MBL. Student teaching for the Multiple Subject — Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis …

EED 581ST. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)

Prerequisite: Completion of all methods coursework or Department consent. Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: EED 580M. Student teaching for the Multiple Subject and the Multiple Subject — Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Emphasis Credential. See the detailed description of student teaching in the Credential Section. Inquire at the Credential Preparation Office for application date deadlines. EED …

EED 592. Audiovisual Instruction-Methods and Techniques (3)

Theories, methods and experience in the utilization of instructional media. Presents a variety of audio and visual techniques for classroom instruction.

EED 595J. Lesson Design Study: Developing Best Practices (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning. Preparatory: Completion of the California preliminary credential or equivalent initial teaching credential; Employed as a K-12 classroom teacher in LAUSD. The curriculum addresses the candidates’ goals as beginning teachers, builds upon the foundation established in the preliminary credential program, meets the California standards …

EED 595M. Making Sense Of Learning and Teaching Through the Research Process (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning. The curriculum addresses the candidates’ goals as practicing teachers, builds upon the foundation established in a teacher induction program, aligns with the California standards for the teaching profession (CSTP), and applies conceptual knowledge to practice ways in that engage candidates in important issues …

EED 595N. Improving Learning and Teaching Through the Research and Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: EED 595M. The curriculum addresses the candidates’ goals as practicing teachers, builds upon the foundation established in EED 595M — Making Sense of Learning and Teaching Through the Research Process, aligns with the California standards for the teaching profession (CSTP), and applies conceptual knowledge to practice in ways that engage candidates in important issues …

EED 601. Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Student Teaching. In addition to exploring the philosophical and research bases for instructional practices and instructional decision making, the course examines curricular theories and their influence on teaching/learning. Contemporary educational research and literature provide a framework for examining fundamental issues in education and their impact on current practices. Opportunities to engage in …

EED 602. Applying Technology to Curricular Goals (3)

Prerequisite: EED 513. Advanced-level course in the use of computers in the elementary school curriculum. Primary emphasis is on applications in the various curricular areas in the self-contained classroom with 1, 2 or more computers. Content includes such practical and theoretical considerations as manipulating and analyzing data, communicating through a variety of electronic media, interacting …

EED 610. Research in Elementary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Multiple Subject Credential; Completion required within first 9 units in Master of Arts Degree Program; Must be taken prior to all graduate seminar courses. Survey and analysis of research in elementary education, chiefly in areas of contemporary interest that cut across all curricular fields. Emphasis is on learning to use a wide …

EED 614. Evaluation Of Software in Elementary Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: EED 613 or equivalent. Survey of software relevant to the elementary school curriculum. Included in this survey is word processing, Logo, Pilot graphics, educational games and simulations, practice and integrated drill programs, and classroom management programs. Analysis and evaluation of material from the various curriculum areas and elementary grade levels that are initiated in …

EED 615. Learning and Teaching with Logo (2)

Prerequisite: EED 613 or SED 514 or equivalent. Investigates Logo learning environments through computer programming, analysis of the Logo philosophy and research bases, examination of classroom implementation reports, and consideration of the role of the teacher as co-learner and facilitator of problem solving. (Cross-listed with SED 615.)

EED 616. Microcomputers and Technology in the Development Of English/Language Arts (3)

Prerequisites: EED 520 and 613 or equivalent. Theory and practice in the development of reading and writing through the use of microcomputers, software and related technology. Topics include basic principles of reading and writing instruction; selection and use of microcomputer software in teaching reading and writing; word processing and data base management; microcomputer-based literacy curriculum …

EED 620. Elementary School Reading Education (3)

Prerequisite: EED 520 or equivalent. Designed as an in-service course, emphasis is placed on adjusting reading methodology to the needs of the individual child’s interest, aptitudes and competencies. Major emphases include: 1) survey of theories of the reading process; 2) description of instruments measuring reading; 3) selection, use and evaluation of materials, methods and approaches …

EED 621. Language, Literacy and Culture Across the Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: EED 520 or equivalent. Students explore the part that language arts play in learning course content across the curriculum. They also study how ability to read, write, speak, listen and think are developed within various content areas. Focus is on instructional strategies and assessment. Both experiential and verbal learning is considered. The unique characteristics …

EED 624. Practicum in Diagnosing and Facilitating Reading Progress (K-12) (3)

Prerequisites: EED 620, 625A/L, 625B/L. In the fourth course in the reading sequence, students are given opportunities to observe and teach developmental reading classes with groups of students, incorporating diagnostic and remedial teaching techniques. Students work with all reading skills in analyzing and teaching groups at elementary- and secondary-school levels of competency. This experience includes …

EED 625A/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: EED/SED 520 or equivalent; EED 633 or SED 625ENG; Teaching experience. Corequisite: EED 625AL. Principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student develops competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis, as well as in a classroom setting. Students should become adept at observations and interviews …

EED 625B/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: EED/SED 625AL. Corequisite: EED 625BL. Additional principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student continues to develop competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis, as well as in a classroom setting. Students should hone their skills of selecting, scoring and interpreting the results of a …

EED 626. Literacy Instruction for English Learners K-12 (3)

Prerequisite: EED/SED 520 or equivalent. Major theories of first and second language acquisition and literacy development specific to second language learners are presented in this seminar for both monolingual and bilingual classroom teachers. Additionally, the importance of varied instructional approaches in the development of oral language, reading and writing are discussed. Research on variables affecting …

EED 627A. Individualization in Reading (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520. Focuses on the theoretical and practical considerations involved in individualizing a reading program. Attention is paid to assessment techniques, learning centers, classroom organization and management. Various types of programs are analyzed, and consideration is given to the design of individualized programs in reading that can be implemented in the classroom. (Cross-listed with …

EED 627C. Developing Reading Skills Through High Interest/Low Readability Materials (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520. Focuses on developing reading skills through the use of high-interest literature in the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, thematic units and the media. (Cross-listed with SED 627C.)

EED 627D. Reading in the Content Areas (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520. Specific reading skills required in various subject fields are identified and methods of teaching these are explored. Diagnosis and correction of the difficulties peculiar to reading in the several content areas receive emphasis. Students who have completed EED 621 should not select this particular course. (Cross-listed with SED 627D.)

EED 627E. State Frameworks in Reading and English (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520. Focuses on the Reading and English Language Frameworks. Student develops competencies in the implementation of the frameworks and the utilization of the state textbook adoption process. (Cross-listed with SED 627E.)

EED 627G. In-Service Education in Reading (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520. Focuses on various aspects of in-service education in the field of reading. It develops competencies of students to design and implement in-service activities in public and private schools. (Cross-listed with SED 627G.)

EED 627I. Teaching Critical Reading Skills (1)

Prerequisite: EED 520 or SED 520. Focuses on the components of teaching critical reading and the implementation of a program of critical reading activities in the classroom. (Cross-listed with SED 627I.)

EED 628. Language and Literacy Programs: Leadership, Planning and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: EED/SED 625A/L, EED/SED 625B/L or instructor consent. Principles of designing, organizing, coordinating and evaluating a variety of bilingual/multilingual programs as well as literacy programs (e.g., K-12 integrated language arts programs, corrective reading/writing programs, programs for students at risk) are presented. Students develop competencies in planning, conducting and evaluating staff development in language and literacy …

EED 630. Elementary School Language Arts Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 570M, 571ST or equivalent; Graduate standing. Course devoted to study of the nature of the language arts, oral communication, practical and creative writing, language and literature; emphasis on each component as a field of study, but having the common base of language.

EED 633. Seminar in Elementary School Language Arts Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 601; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in language arts for the teacher of elementary school children. Major emphasis of the course is on the theory and the research relevant to the study of the nature of the language arts, and to the current trends and developments in teaching language arts with an interdisciplinary …

EED 635. Elementary School History-Social Science Education (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of student teaching. In-depth study of the goals and curriculum strands as outlined in the California History-Social Science Framework. Planning, teaching strategies, learning activities and assessment to provide a comprehensive history-social science instructional program for all students. Attention is also given to literature that enriches the study of history-social science.

EED 638. Seminar in Elementary School Social Studies Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in elementary school social studies. Identification of current problems in the field of the social studies, with extensive exploration of the professional interdisciplinary literature related to rationale of and potential approaches to resolving such problems. Emphasis of the course will be theory and research.

EED 640. Elementary School Mathematics Education (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of Student Teaching. Major emphasis is on the materials, method sand content of a modern program in elementary school mathematics. Attention also is given to mathematics learning games, mathematics lab approaches, differentiation of mathematics instruction, and use of mathematics education literature.

EED 643. Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Graduate course in education on the research in elementary school mathematics. Course emphasis on analysis of research in education and related fields, current curricular projects, trends and issues, modern learning and pedagogical theory, and student development of a researchable project.

EED 644. Environmental Education (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of student teaching or equivalent. Course for teachers on how to teach Environmental Education (EE) in schools, stressing environmental literacy, issue investigation and evaluation, and citizen action. Major emphasis will be the development of intellectual skills needed for the autonomous investigation of environmental issues, following the Science-Technology-Society (STS) issue instruction model. Other models …

EED 645. Elementary School Science Education (2)

Prerequisite: Completion of student teaching. Course on current trends and issues in elementary school science education, including practical applications for the practicing teacher. Materials, methods and content of a modern program in elementary school science receive emphasis, along with means of integrating other subject areas and applying instructional techniques of topical interests such as authentic …

EED 648. Seminar in Elementary School Science Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in elementary school science for teachers. Major emphasis of the course will include theory and research related to contemporary aspects of elementary school science. Current trends and issues are examined in relation to current developments stressing an interdisciplinary approach to science. A research project, using elementary school …

EED 649. Elementary School Interdisciplinary Arts Education (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of student teaching. An interdisciplinary methods course focusing on the meaning, role and teaching strategies of the arts in the elementary school curriculum. The course: 1) provides opportunities for exploration and understanding of dance, music, drama and visual arts; 2) seeks strategies for integrating two or more of the arts; and 3) applies …

EED 650. Open Education in the Elementary School (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Curriculum course in open education for teachers, specialists and administrators in elementary schools. Major focus of the course is on the theory, current trends and experimentation in the field, with emphasis on creative application to specific classroom situations.

EED 651. Curriculum Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Development of educational systems founded on the delineation of performance-based and criterion-referenced objectives and the selection of appropriate teaching strategies and evaluative measures, designed with emphasis on accountability in the elementary school curriculum. The role of diagnosis and prescription, modes of proof, performance contracting, and personal, professional and public accountability. Focus on …

EED 652. Creativity and the School (3)

Focus on identifying, generating and extending a range of behaviors and conditions that will increase creative productivity in the classroom, with an initial examination of the historical events and psychological components that pertain to the process and products of creativity. (Cross-listed with EPC 640.)

EED 660. Individualizing and Personalizing Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: 2 years teaching experience. Process of individualizing and personalizing the curriculum. Emphasis on openness of relationships, organizational patterns and environment.

EED 661. Early Childhood Math/science Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 310 or equivalent experience. Preparatory: Introductory courses in science and math are highly desirable as background. Study of how young children learn science and math concepts based on Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Teaching strategies that maximize activity-discovery learning in the context of cognitive development are explored. It also examines and assesses existing …

EED 662. Language Arts Curriculum in the Early Childhood Education Classroom (3)

Study of language arts curriculum (content and methodology) that maximizes the young child’s (grades K-3) growth in communication skills and language concept and acquisition. Emphasis is placed on classroom practices that enhance development and communicative competency. The integration of the various language arts components is stressed, as well as the interrelationships between language and other …

EED 665. Foundations of Developmental Curriculum for Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430 or equivalent, 605, 632 or instructor consent. To be taken concurrently with experiences in the field, either teaching or field work. (Cross-listed with EPC 635.)

EED 667. Classroom Applications Of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 314, 315 or 316. The major purpose of this course is to bridge the gap between Piaget’s research and classroom practice. From a review of Piaget’s observations and interpretation of children’s cognitive development, the course will derive methods for classroom questioning strategies, curriculum development and assessment. (Cross-listed with EPC 667.)

EED 670. Research Applications in ESL Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: EED 570 or equivalent;610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Designed to prepare teachers to analyze, plan and evaluate ESL instruction in a bilingual or multilingual setting at the elementary-school level. Emphasis given to the analysis and development of materials and methods for teaching and assessment. Students will evaluate and synthesize current research related to …

EED 671. Seminar in Multilingual/Multicultural Education (3)

Prerequisite: EED 610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Seminar for teachers, supervisors or administrators interested in bilingual/multilingual education. Concerned with the philosophical, cultural and psychological aspects of bilingualism as well as the history and politics of bilingual/ multilingual education, models of bilingual/multilingual programs and effective ways to work with the community. Bilingual/multilingual refers to bilingual/ bicultural …

EED 672. Family Literacy and Community Assets: Teacher Advocacy in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings (3)

Corequisites: EED 601. Preparatory: EED 600. This course is an introduction to current theories, methods and best practices of advocating for parents, children, and families in multilingual, multicultural and diverse settings. Research related to parent involvement, family literacy, and community/parent-initiated legislation will be examined. Students will evaluate various models of school/community partnerships. The course explores strategies …

EED 674. Bilingual/Multilingual Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: EED 610 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Covers the history and development of curriculum for bilingual/multilingual programs. Research and its implications for curricular choices as well as the development and adaptation of curriculum will be dealt with. In addition, the effect of assessment on curriculum will be analyzed. Bilingual/multilingual refers to bilingual/bicultural and multilingual/multicultural …

EED 674. Family Literacy and Community Assets: Teacher Advocacy in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings (3)

Prerequisite: EED 601. Corequisite: EED 610. Preparatory: EED 600. This course is an introduction to current theories, methods and best practices of advocating for parents, children, and families in multilingual, multicultural and diverse settings. Research related to parent involvement, family literacy, and community/parent-initiated legislation will be examined. Students will evaluate various models of school/community partnerships. The …

EED 675. Bilingual/Multilingual Teaching Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: EED 610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Students evaluate research on bilingual/multilingual teaching methods and strategies. Emphasis is placed on relating research findings to instructional decision making. Includes modeling, developing and validating effective teaching strategies that provide English learners access to the core curriculum. Bilingual/multilingual refers to bilingual/bicultural and multilingual/multicultural settings. (Cross-listed with SED …

EED 676. Multicultural Arts Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 601. Corequisites: EED 610. This interdisciplinary methods/research course is focused on the meaning, role, and teaching strategies of the arts in multicultural communities. The course provides an overview of how dance, music, drama and visual arts create meaning in diverse cultures in the surrounding geographic area. In addition, an in-depth review of literature and …

EED 678. Role of the Teacher in Multicultural Education (3)

Prerequisite: Valid teaching credential. Theory, trends and experimentation related to the role of the teacher in multicultural education. Creation, demonstration and evaluation of multicultural study units for children. For in-service teachers and specialists.

EED 679. Seminar in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: Required C and I courses (may be taken concurrently with the final required C and I course). A capstone course for M.A. candidates in the Curriculum and Instruction Option. Students draw on the breadth developed in the prerequisite subject area courses to apply research methods and develop scholarly skills. Intended to serve as a …

EED 680. Small Group Learning in Elementary School Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of one semester of student teaching or equivalent. Advanced course for teachers in the understanding and use of small groups as an instructional methodology. Social reconstructivist, cognitive, complex instruction and structural approaches to small-group learning will be examined. Emphasis will be on enabling educators to make informed decisions and choices about selecting, implementing and …

EED 681. Classroom Communication and Management Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or classroom teacher. Focuses on the theoretical basis for and the practical implementation of several approaches to classroom management and communication. Emphasis is on the interrelationship between management and the instructional process (e.g., students’ motivation and characteristics, curriculum considerations, assessment components.) (Cross-listed with EPC 681.)

EED 684. Application of Research in Teaching Effectiveness (3)

Prerequisites: Teaching credential and 3 years teaching experience. Each student reviews research of effective teaching strategies and analyzes selected propositions as a foundation of effective teaching decisions, including student motivation, rate and degree of learning, transfer of learning, and curriculum decisions that facilitate and extend student learning. Teaching techniques are field tested using action research …

EED 685. Supervisory Personnel and Student Teaching (3)

Prerequisites: Teaching credential, teaching experience. Analysis of the role of the supervising teacher. Survey of current status, exploration of potential functions, and examination of recommendations of appropriate professional groups. Implications are drawn from related literature and research.

EED 686. The Roles of Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Volunteers in Today’s Schools (3)

Focuses on the constructive interaction of teachers in the regular classroom with paraprofessionals, parent and other community volunteers, and cross-age tutors forming an instructional team. The roles of each will be delineated with effective interaction and communication behaviors outlined for successful work with the youngsters in the classroom.

EED 687. Practicum for Supervising Teachers (3)

Prerequisites: EED 684, 685. Provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge of supervision theory and teaching effectiveness research to on-site situations. A major part of this practicum involves practical application of the supervisory techniques in working with novice teachers. In addition, the participants will participate in pedagogical studies to improve their own teaching effectiveness …

EED 692. Advanced Audiovisual Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: EED 592. Graduate seminar designed to provide advanced theory and practical experience in planning, production and use of multisensory techniques of communication in education.

EED 695A-Z. Seminar in Selected Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special seminars in selected topics in: (A) Early Childhood Education; and (B) Elementary Education.

EED 696. Directed Graduate Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Classified graduate status; Approval by Graduate Coordinator. Advanced survey and analysis of research in elementary education leading toward preparation of thesis proposal.

EED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (0-3)

Prerequisite: Prior completion of all course requirements for the Master’s Degree.

EED 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (3-6)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and completion of EED 610 Research in Elementary Education. A thesis on an advanced topic in the field of education.

ELPS 203. Urban Education in American Society (3)

Introductory Foundation course. Designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the understanding of the American educational enterprise, especially problems in urban multicultural schools. Concepts and methods from the fields of sociology, philosophy and the politics of education are used to gain knowledge of, understand and analyze the current conditions of American schools, and …

ELPS 303. Education in American Society (3)

Concepts and techniques from the fields of sociology, education and philosophy of education are used to analyze the current condition of culturally diverse American schools and selected proposals for reform. Minimum 20 hours of observation and participation in a multicultural setting required.

ELPS 417. Equity and Diversity in School (3)

Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience, and a comparative analysis is made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique and reflect on their personal …

ELPS 541A. Getting Started – Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools (1)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Offered Fall semester only. Prerequisite: Admission to the ACT Program. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED/EPC 500; EED 515, 520, 565ACT, 565M, 577; ELPS 541A. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 541A; EPC 420; SED 511, 514, 525, 554. Special Education Credential Candidates: EED …

ELPS 542A. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Offered Spring semester only. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 565S, 568ACT, 575; EHSCI 496TH; ELPS 542A; KIN 595PE. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 496ADL; SED 521, 555. Special Education Credential Candidates: ELPS …

ELPS 600. Research in Educational Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Arts in Education, Educational Administration, or consent of the Graduate Advisor. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods and contributions to K12 and higher education practice, with an emphasis on how administrators can use research to inform decision making. It is designed to provide students with the …

ELPS 600HE. Research Design in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods, and contributions to higher education practice, with an emphasis on how administrators can use research to inform decision-making. It is designed to provide students …

ELPS 601. American Higher Education (3)

Seminar in the nature, scope and function of higher education in the U.S. Emphasis given to contemporary issues and problems.

ELPS 601HE. American Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed for students to understand the nature, scope, and function of higher education in the U.S., with an emphasis given to contemporary issues and problems. This seminar-designed class is structured …

ELPS 605. Administration of College Counseling and Student Services (3)

Prerequisite: ELPS 601. Surveys the essential dimensions in administering College Student Personnel Services, including the elements of organizations, strategic management and administrative functions, skills and techniques. Topics include managing change, budget management, program planning, staff development and conflict management. With the consent of the Department Chair, this course may be applied toward both the M.A. …

ELPS 618A. Seminar in Philosophy of Education (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Content emphasis from one semester to another is likely to vary. Specific emphasis for a particular semester indicated by the titles listed in the Schedule of Classes for that semester.

ELPS 631. History of American Education (3)

Historical analysis of educational developments and problems in the U.S. and their relationships to major cultural developments and trends.

ELPS 641. Comparative Education (3)

Educational systems of selected developed and developing countries studied in cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis on problems in educational borrowing and educational change.

ELPS 650. Contemporary Administrative Leadership (3)

Designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations, with special emphasis on schools. Topics of study include situational leadership, organizational climate and culture, individual and group motivation and transforming leadership as applied through school-based management, shared decision making, strategic planning, …

ELPS 650HE. Contemporary Administrative Leadership in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus is on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations with special emphasis on higher education. …

ELPS 652. Social Problems and Education (3)

Study of selected social problems and alternative proposals for coping with these problems, the significance of these problems, and proposals for public education.

ELPS 656. Minority Groups and Education (3)

Deals with the history, culture and current problems of racial and ethnic minority groups and their communities. Special emphasis placed on educational problems of racial and ethnic minorities, and methods of resolving such problems. Among the groups studied are Chicanos and other Latinos, Black, Asian and Native Americans.

ELPS 656HE. Diversity and Student Success in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course deals with current issues and challenges of diversity and student success in higher education. Emphasis is placed on understanding the overall educational experiences of diverse college student populations across various institutional …

ELPS 660. The Exceptional Pupil in School and Society (3)

Prerequisite: SPED 400 or instructor consent. Recommended especially for education students interested in the Resource Specialist Certificate or M.A. Degree in Special Education. Focus on an understanding of the social forces that affect the development of educational programs for exceptional pupils.

ELPS 663. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

General principles of American school law, with particular emphasis on California statutes. Consideration of the legal bases of federal, state and local administrative levels. Review of the salient legal provisions of the Education Code respecting administration of schools, the rights of patrons and employees, torts, contracts, certification, tenure, school plant planning, and the rights and …

ELPS 663HE. Policy & Law in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course explores key topics in higher education public policy and law at the federal and state levels in their historical and contemporary contexts. It emphasizes topics that are relevant to California, including …

ELPS 664. The Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

Problems and principles of educational finance, with emphasis upon the California situation. Formulation and financing of the school budget. Legal provisions concerning school finance and business management. Basis and computation of state and local school support. Standard school business practices. General aspects of the planning, financing and construction of school buildings. Business management problems of …

ELPS 667. The Organization and Administration of Community College Education (3)

Seminar designed for the study of the administration of the community college, with emphasis on community colleges in California. Administrative theory, research and application of administrative policies and procedures in the areas of faculty and student personnel, curriculum and instruction, plant and land management, and relationships with lay and governmental boards are analyzed and evaluated.

ELPS 667HE. Organization and Administration of Community College Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed for students to study the administration of community colleges with an emphasis on community colleges in California. The course focuses on administrative theory, research and application of administrative policies …

ELPS 670. Seminar in Contemporary Public Policy Issues in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Valid administrative credential. Designed to evaluate contemporary issues in administration at both the elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis on the philosophical foundations that serve as a springboard for opportunity for students to reevaluate their conceptualizations and beliefs regarding those contemporary issues identified for discussion.

ELPS 672. Management of Human Resources (3)

Seminar in the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of public school personnel administration. Emphasis on the development of a practical program.

ELPS 673. Leadership for Information Management and Change (3)

Prerequisites: Valid administrative credential. Planning and managing information and change within schools and school districts. Includes forces of change, models and strategies for intentional change diffusion, planning and managing change, and self-renewal in educational organizations.

ELPS 673HE. Leadership for Managing Reform in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to support the learning of planning and managing for reform and change within colleges and universities. The class includes focuses of change, models and strategies for managing change and …

ELPS 674HE. Higher Education Operations: Finance and Human Resources in Higher Education (3)

The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to help students understand the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of postsecondary operations related to financial and human resources. The course covers general principles of American higher education finance …

ELPS 675. Decision Making Simulation (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Designed to provide experienced school administrators and graduate students in administration and supervision the opportunity to simulate the position of a school administrator and assume the leadership of a typical public school. Content is developed around the use of simulated materials and focuses on the individual student and his/her approach to realistic …

ELPS 676. School Community Relations (3)

The seminar is devoted to a study of the knowledge, dispositions and skills needed by educational administrators in order to understand and respond to diverse community interests and needs, collaborate effectively with families and community members, mobilize community resources to benefit students and families, and interpret the school to the public through a variety of …

ELPS 679. Organization and Administration of Multilingual and Multicultural Programs (3)

Prerequisite: Valid administrative credential. Study of the basic principles involved in developing leadership roles in multilingual programs, curricula development and staff development, as well as background in assessment, resources and materials. Supervision and administration of the total multilingual education is inherent to the course.

ELPS 681. Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary and Special Education (3)

Organizational structure of elementary and secondary education in the schools, with a focus on site leadership. Particular emphasis given to the organization, administration and supervision of various types of special education programs as well as the internal organization, structure, cultural context and the administration of the school, and the role of the school principal. Emphasizing …

ELPS 682. Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Foundations and philosophies of curriculum and instructional supervision. Curriculum formation, organization and assessment. Principles of professional development for staff members. The role of various school personnel in improving teaching and learning. Elementary and secondary school levels included.

ELPS 683. Leadership, Ethics, Morals, Values (3)

Prerequisite: Valid administrative credential. Provides educational administrators an ethical and moral foundation that grounds and informs their practices in schools. Through examining moral texts and exploring case studies involving ethical dilemmas and questions, students develop an understanding of the importance of shared ethical norms in public schooling and clarify their personal beliefs regarding a variety …

ELPS 684. Field Based Leadership (3)

This course is designed to support and coach students who have initiated their careers in school leadership positions and hold the Preliminary Credential in Educational Administration. Units of study include the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader in strategic, instructional, organizational, political and community domains. Students receive instruction and coaching in the …

ELPS 685. Induction Plan (1)

A plan for the candidate’s induction. Individually designed by each student in consultation with a local school/district mentor and a faculty member from Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department. The plan provides, among other things, a description of the district support services available to the student, a plan for the completion of required academic coursework, …

ELPS 686. Assessment of Candidate Competency (1)

Assessment of Candidate Competence accomplished through a formal departmental evaluation process that includes 4 separate phases: 1) Faculty assessment of the candidate’s performance in all of the activities identified in the Induction Plan; 2) Consultation will take place with school/district mentoring partners; 3) Faculty review of the candidate’s portfolio compiled throughout their program of study; …

ELPS 687A-Z. Selected Topics Courses (1-5)

Individually designed experiences by student in collaboration with faculty member and designated mentor. These elective credits may be satisfied by non-University based activities and/or electives from this or other Departments.

ELPS 688. Fieldwork in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: ELPS 600; Teaching experience; 6 hours or less of coursework remaining in the program; Approval of the administrator of the school where the fieldwork is to be performed; Acceptance into the course by the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Admission is by fieldwork application only, which may be obtained in the Department …

ELPS 688HE. Fieldwork in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ELPS 600HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course is designed to facilitate fieldwork in educational administration with a focus on leadership through field research and professional experiences. Following ELPS 600 where students …

ELPS 689. Practicum Administration (1)

Prerequisites: Valid administrative credential; Administrative position; Approval of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Admission is by preliminary application only. These may be obtained in the Department Office. Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration for the Fall semester and by November 1 for consideration for the Spring semester. Individualized program …

ELPS 690HE. Research Analysis in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ELPS 688HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course prepares students to understand the nature, assumptions, and logic of quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. The course will build on concepts learned in …

ELPS 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Educational Administration (1- 6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Experimental topic courses in educational administration will be offered as the availability of staff and extent of student background allow.

ELPS 698CHE. Culminating Experience in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ELPS 690HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course prepares students for the culminating experience in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.A. Program in Higher Education. This course follows ELPS 690 (Research …

ELPS 700. The Art of Collaborative Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational leaders with the tools to establish and enhance their own leadership skills in P12 school/district- or community-college settings. Students study and apply the literature of collaborative leadership, including team building, visioning, inspiring, and empowering constituents and stakeholders connected to the learning organization.

ELPS 705. Organizational Complexity and Change (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community colleges as complex and dynamic organizations. It emphasizes the ways in which educational leaders use knowledge of organizational theory to improve management decisions, facilitate organizational change and achieve positive outcomes for students.

ELPS 710. Curricular and Instructional Leadership for Systemic Reform (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on leadership for effective teaching and learning in contemporary P12 schools or community colleges. It includes advanced-level study of the nature of students, the nature of the curriculum to be taught and the fostering of instructional practices that improve learning for all students.

ELPS 715. Leading Change Through Cultural Competence (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course assists in the development of culturally competent leaders in diverse educational settings. Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to promote policies and practices that value difference and ensure equity in effective organizations. Special emphasis is given to culturally and linguistically diverse populations in …

ELPS 720. Postsecondary Finance and Enrollment Management (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (Community College Cohort Only.) This course provides an overview of postsecondary finance and fiscal management. It is a study of basic principles of business management, finance and budgeting practices in community colleges. It addresses issues, challenges and policy implications of revenue and enrollment trends.

ELPS 725. Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course includes study of instructional assessment and program evaluation for effective educational leadership. Emphasis is given to an examination of measures of student achievement and accountability systems.

ELPS 730. Public Policy in Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (P12 cohort only.) This course examines the context for policy making and the process of policy development and implementation. It includes the study of organizational structures for educational decision making at the federal, state, county and local levels, with emphasis on how and where influence can …

ELPS 735. Law and Policy in Postsecondary Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Community College cohort only.) This course covers general principles of American school law with particular emphasis on California statutes and community-college regulations. It includes review of the major federal, state and local laws and regulations, and an analysis of significant court decisions having implications for public postsecondary …

ELPS 740. Entrepreneurship in Public Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course examines developments and promising practices in educational entrepreneurship and community partnerships. Students learn professional skills, such as grant writing, collaborative planning, presentation delivery and marketing. An emphasis is placed on working effectively with a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors to …

ELPS 745. The Science of Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community college management strategies and issues. It is designed to help the administrator work within the organization to translate a shared vision into strategic and operational plans and to effectively manage people and resources at advanced levels of leadership.

ELPS 750. The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational administrators an ethical and moral foundation that will both ground and inform their practice. Through examining moral contexts, exploring case studies involving ethical dilemmas and applying ethical principles and decision-making formats, students develop an understanding of the importance of shared ethical norms …

ELPS 755. Human Relations in Educational Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course enhances the effective management of human relations in collaborative organizational contexts. As the capstone course in the Doctoral Program, it addresses both self-awareness and increased understanding of others.

ELPS 760. Field Based Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Doctoral students are guided in designing and conducting an intensive, field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement in P12 schools or community colleges. Students develop or enhance hands-on administrative skills in action research, collaborative problem solving, program planning and professional presentation.

ELPS 765. Field Based Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Field Based Inquiry I. (P12 cohort only.) Doctoral students complete their field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement, and present their findings in a seminar session.

ELPS 770. Applied Quantitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides an introduction to concepts, principles and methods of quantitative research in education. Problem identification, research design, data collection techniques and interpretation of research findings are addressed. Critical analysis of relevant research literature is emphasized.

ELPS 775. Applied Quantitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Quantitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly quantitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable quantitative study, as well as advanced techniques in data …

ELPS 780. Applied Qualitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course is an overview of qualitative approaches to educational research that can be applied to educational leadership for school improvement. Students learn to be critical consumers of the qualitative research literature and to use basic qualitative research methods. Action research and qualitative approaches to the …

ELPS 785. Applied Qualitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Qualitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly qualitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable qualitative study, as well as advanced techniques in qualitative …

ELPS 789. Dissertation Seminar (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Advancement to Candidacy. Students work under the guidance of their advisor to complete requirements for the dissertation. Includes independent work as well as dissertation seminars. Minimum of 12 dissertation seminar units are required in the program. May be repeated for credit. Students must be enrolled every …

EPC 314. Psychological Foundations, K-12 (3)

This course should be taken only by students not intending to enroll in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Fulfills the requirement for the CLAD program. Study of the theory and research of educational psychology to learn principles that are basic to the successful teaching of students of all ages, backgrounds and needs. These principles of …

EPC 314BL. Psychological Foundations, K-12 (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to credential program. Bilingual Emphasis. Fulfills the requirement for the BCLAD, Spanish Emphasis Program. Same course as EPC 314, except the course is taught in Spanish and is designed primarily for Single and Multiple Subjects-Bilingual Emphasis Credential. Requires a minimum of 20 hours of participation in public schools.

EPC 315. Psychological Foundations of Learning and Teaching (3)

This course should be taken only by students intending to enroll in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Study of the theory and research of educational psychology to backgrounds and needs. These principles of educational psychology form a foundation of knowledge about teaching that is built upon in subsequent courses in teaching methods and practice. Topics …

EPC 420. Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)

Required of candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program. Study of theory and research in educational psychology for successful teaching of adolescents. Subjects include learning, development, motivation, instruction, assessment, classroom management, individual/group differences, peer interactions, and family and community influences. Issues particularly pertinent to adolescence include identity development, self-esteem, suicide, crisis prevention and conflict resolution. …

EPC 423. School-Family Interpersonal Relations (3)

Dynamics of family-school relationships as they affect the interaction of teachers, parents and pupils. Techniques and materials for parent conferences, group meetings and home visits in working toward solutions to problems of home, school and neighborhood.

EPC 430. Development and Learning in Early Childhood Education (3)

Examination of theoretical positions in development and learning, including relevant research and implications for educational practice in early years. Some sections of this course may offer a community-service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check the Schedule of Classes for the CS designation.

EPC 430F. Field Work in Development and Learning in Early Childhood (1)

Recommended Corequisite or Preparatory: EPC 430. Observation, child study and participation in a variety of preschool programs, including public schools, university lab schools, government- and state-sponsored programs, and private schools. Academic Internship course.

EPC 451. Fundamentals of Counseling and Guidance (3)

Admission restricted to seniors, PBUs and Conditionally Classified graduate students. Overview of several approaches to counseling in school and community settings. Understanding of case study methods in assessing individual children is included. Overall guidance programs are studied, with emphasis on counseling relationships.

EPC 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

EPC 500. Fundamentals for Beginning Teachers (3)

Fulfills requirement for Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. This course emphasizes major concepts, principles, theories and research in development and learning, with a strong application component in the design and implementation of instruction, assessment and equitable, healthy classroom learning communities. (Cross-listed with EED 500.)

EPC 600. Educational Statistics for Research and Measurement (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in basic mathematics and algebra, or permission of the instructor; Current graduate standing in the University. Introduction to basic descriptive and inferential statistics for applications to graduate courses in educational psychology, counseling, general graduate-level educational courses in tests and measurements and research. Normally a prerequisite to EPC 601 — Fundamentals of Measurement …

EPC 601. Individual and Group Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600 or equivalent. Examination of individual and group assessment instruments and their application in the evaluation of intellectual performance, personality constructs, career interest and interpersonal relations. Includes historical foundations, non-discriminatory procedures, ethical standards and social issues. Lab fee Required.

EPC 602. Research Principles (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600. Introductory course in techniques, use, presentation and understanding of research principles in education and counseling and the contributions of research to the solution of problems.

EPC 603. Clinical Research and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 600 or equivalent; Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Introduces quantitative and qualitative clinical research methods, including randomized clinical trials, efficacy and effectiveness studies, program evaluation, client outcome, clinician effectiveness and evidence-based practice strategies. Emphasis placed on conducting research and evaluating outcomes with children, couples, families, diverse clients and vulnerable …

EPC 605. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Focuses on the interaction of the learning-teaching process. Emphasis on pertinent learning theories, individual differences in capacities and development of learners, and evaluation of learning and instructional models.

EPC 606. Seminar in Adult Development (3)

Focus on adult stages; life crises, and biological, psychological and social development. Includes antecedents from childhood and adolescent years. Course may be offered online or in a classroom setting.

EPC 607. Motivation in Learning and Development: Theories and Application in Educational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: One of the following: EPC 314, 420, 600, PSY 313 or an equivalent course. Theories of motivation and research findings with specific relevance to learning process and human development within the context of educational psychology are examined. Psychological, social, cognitive and biological foundations of such motives are included. Topics include intrinsic motivation, achievement and …

EPC 608. Social Psychological Education (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Intensive study of social-psychological theories, research and types of social intervention that can be used in leadership training and group development. Includes such topics as socialization in school and family; organizational climate, roles and stereotypes in educational settings; understanding of group process and group skills in relation to goal structures; group facilitation …

EPC 609. Human Development: A Life-Span Perspective (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430 or an equivalent course. Advanced course focusing on development from infancy through later adulthood. Theories and research with special relevance to the life-span are examined. Topics include cognitive, social and personality development and will examine biological, environmental and family influences. Relevance of a life-span approach to development for those in human services professions …

EPC 611. Seminar in Educational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Exploration and synthesis of the issues in metacognition, information processing and evaluation of school-age learners.

EPC 612. Advanced Study in Child and Adolescent Development (3)

Recent contributions in research, practical experimentation or theory that have important bearing on the problems of human development, the significance of the developmental approach in working with children and youth, and their impact throughout the life-span.

EPC 613. Assessment and Evaluation of Learning (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600 or instructor consent. Investigation of the nature of evaluation and the rationale for translating general objectives into behaviors and into measurement operations in the form of different types of tests in the different fields of knowledge. Lab fee required for residential course.

EPC 614/L. Advanced Educational Statistics (3/1)

Prerequisites: EPC 600 or equivalent, EPC 602. Provides statistical background necessary to critically analyze and carry out research in educational contexts. It extends knowledge and skills of frequently used statistical concepts, including analysis of variance and covariance, regression analysis and nonparametric analysis. Applications of these concepts are pursued in the laboratory with data sets utilizing …

EPC 615. Introduction to Instructional Design (3)

This course is a study of theory, research and principles of instructional design as applied to the successful development of effective instructional materials and media for learners of all ages, backgrounds and needs in educational settings. Topics studied include instructional design, theories and models, assessment, proposals, layout principles, mockups, presentation techniques and instructional strategies, materials, …

EPC 620. College Counseling and Student Services Profession (3)

Examines theories and research in the field of student affairs. Introduces specialty areas, roles and functions of college counselors and student services professionals. Analyzes current problems, future trends, professional standards, legal issues and ethical concerns, as well as organizational patterns and the interactions of academic, business and student affairs areas.

EPC 622. American College Student and Campus Environment (3)

Examines personal characteristics and attitudes, social-cultural factors and developmental theory as they pertain to traditional and non-traditional college students. Explores student development, student service and campus ecology approaches. Surveys environmental assessment and needs analysis techniques, program planning, intervention strategies and program evaluation relevant to the college population.

EPC 630. The Infant-Parent Dyad and The Social/ Emotional Development of The Infant-Toddler (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430 or equivalent. Examination of the infant-parent dyad is a fundamental building block to understanding the social/emotional development of the infant and toddler. Students learn the most current research regarding affective regulation, shared attention and two-way communication in the context of parent-infant interaction. Attention is given to understanding individual differences in coping styles, supporting …

EPC 631. Family, Culture and Ecological Influences On Early Childhood Mental Health Development (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430 or equivalent. Exploration of a broad range of family, cultural and ecological factors that influence early childhood development and mental health. Drawing on current research and promising practices from the fields of education and mental health, students will increase their understanding of protective and risk factors that strengthen or weaken families within psychological, …

EPC 632. Issues, Theories and Current Practices in Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430. Current issues and trends in early childhood education, including examination of relationships between basic assumptions, theory and practice.

EPC 633. Neurobiological Development, Sensory Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 430 or equivalent. Understanding the interaction of biology and early experience in achieving developmental milestones. Neuro-developmental and sensory profiles help parents, teachers and related professionals understand children’s early experience of themselves, others and their world.

EPC 634. Language and Concept Development in The Early School Years (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430. Study of research and current theoretical positions in language and concept development with major emphasis on the implications for learning in the school setting.

EPC 635. Foundations of Developmental Curriculum for Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 430 and 632, or instructor consent. To be taken concurrently with experiences in the field, either teaching or field work.

EPC 636. Systems and Policies in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health (3)

Focus on the systems and policies that support optimal infant-toddler-family mental health. Students participate in researching the national, state and local legislation that influences the related child care, education and service delivery systems. This includes the exploration of private and public agencies in place to administer and/or deliver services for young children and their families. …

EPC 637. Comparative Early Childhood Education and Care (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 430, 632; A course in child psychology or child development; Graduate standing. Seminar in early education and child care in different countries. Topics include: division of responsibility for child between family and state, predominant national values and goals, and the way in which these are reflected in the methodology and curricula of early …

EPC 638. Infant Development, Care and Education: Issues, Programs, Directions (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430, FCS 335 or equivalent 3-unit course. Basic course in infant or early childhood development. Theory and research on various aspects of infant development care and education. Assessment of infants from birth to age 3, with and without handicaps, for educational planning. Infant intervention and infant day-care issues, programs, problems and directions.

EPC 639A-F. Field Work in Early Childhood (1-6)

Prerequisites: EPC 430; Formal admittance into the Masters Program in Early Childhood Education. Supervised field work in a variety of early childhood and parent-child settings. Students are required to spend 20 hours in field work per academic unit (e.g., 3 units requires 60 hours of field work) and participate in a two-hour weekly seminar with …

EPC 640. Creativity and The School (3)

Focus on identifying, generating and extending a range of behaviors and conditions that will increase creative productivity in the classroom. Examines various models of the creative process, as well as the social/historical influences that have affected school practices. (Cross-listed with EED 652.) (Offered Spring semester.)

EPC 641. Evaluation in The Bilingual Classroom (3)

Basic course designed to deal with evaluation of the bilingual student. Primary emphasis is placed on the purpose of educational evaluation; the relationship between students identified needs, instructional objectives (cognitive, socio-emotional and psychomotor) and assessment strategies; criteria for instrument construction/selection; and strategies for individual diagnosis, prescription and evaluation of the bilingual learner.

EPC 642. Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (3-3)

Prerequisite: 639C or consent of instructor. Theories of child assessment and program evaluation related to children from birth to age 8 are studied. Practical applications of theory, design and ethical use of assessment and evaluation are applied in a field-based case project.

EPC 643. Diversity in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Self-assessment of knowledge, sensitivity and attitudes toward diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability and language. Examination of family structure and social patterns in California’s ethnic populations and differences across social class. Review of cross-cultural research, theories, interventions and …

EPC 644. Current Issues in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health (3)

Exploration of new advances in infant-toddler-family development, noting technological advances in measurement leading to increased understanding of neuro-development. The interaction of the development of emotion and cognition, and influences of environmental factors. Consideration of multiple factors affecting development in the child’s context of meaningful attachment relationships.

EPC 645. Introduction to Humanistic Education (3)

Designed to assist teachers and counselors in integrating the “affective” spectrum in the lives of students by applying insights gained from humanistic psychology. The integration of affective concerns into the cognitive content of lessons through the use of role playing, simulations, fantasy and group process is discussed and demonstrated.

EPC 646. Applied Child Development for Parent and Child Educators (3)

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended: EPC 633 or 638. Seminar on behavior of children that creates problems for them and that adults find difficult. Examination of factors that contribute to emotional and behavior problems. Interaction between temperament and environment, and early signs of vulnerability for later pathology. The major focus is on applications …

EPC 647. Assessment and Intervention with Child and Family in Various Settings (3)

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended: EPC 646. Study of stress and problems that impinge upon parents and children and interfere with healthy intra-family interactions. Structured observations as assessment. Examination of methods of assessing strength and problems of child, parents, teacher/care provider and environments. Adapting assessment to settings — home, school, child care settings. …

EPC 647L. Lab in Parent-Child Assessment and Intervention (1)

Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in EPC 647. Applications of assessment of children and adults-child interactions (studied in EPC 647), with an emphasis on techniques of observational assessment and planning of intervention strategies for individual cases.

EPC 648. Consultation with Parents, Teachers and Other Human Service Professionals (3)

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended: EPC 646 or 647. Exploration and study of theory-derived practices regarding communication and consultation with parents and teachers with respect to problems they encounter with children. Educational and clinical applications. Issues regarding information-sharing with other professionals. Collaborating with other professionals and making referrals.

EPC 648L. Lab in Consulting with Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals (1)

Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in EPC 648. Practice in consulting with parents and professionals, based on the study of the content of EPC 648 of which this lab is an adjunct. Practice occurs both in the form of role playing and peer consulting and, when possible, with parents, child-care providers or teachers in the …

EPC 650. The Counselor in The Community (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 451 or undergraduate major in social or behavioral science; Department acceptance into M.S. Program in Counseling or final acceptance into Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program. Introduction to precepts of community counseling in the emerging fields of human services. Theories of counseling, cultural diversity, career choice, perception, motivation, women and aging are covered. Institutions …

EPC 651. Seminar in Pupil Personnel Services in Elementary and Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 654, 656. Comprehensive study of pupil personnel services within elementary and secondary schools, including: role and function of the counselor; development and organization of guidance services; program evaluation strategies; model guidance programs; individual evaluation instruments specific to children; techniques of consulting with teachers, parents and other school personnel; appropriate referral agencies; professional resources; …

EPC 652. Family Law (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Consideration of the statutory regulations and community and social provisions relating to families, and of their implementation. Coordination of legal and social agencies.

EPC 653. Measurement for School and Career Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600. Investigation of standardized group tests, with emphasis on their sources, evaluation, selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of results.

EPC 654. Career Interventions in Mental Health Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Prepares family therapists to assist children, teens and adults with a wide range of career issues that arise in clinical practice, as well as prepare therapists for work in EAP environments. Topics covered include career counseling and development theory, diversity, harassment and discrimination in the …

EPC 655. Seminar in Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Counseling theories and treatment planning, including psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, cognitive-behavioral, feminist and solution-focused theories, including an examination of the evidence base and history of the counseling profession. Emphasis is placed on applications with diverse populations in community, school and college settings.

EPC 656. Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 670A; Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Counseling theories and techniques for working with children, adolescents and their families, including evidence-based treatments for common childhood disorders, assessment approaches, play and child therapy techniques, child abuse treatment, domestic violence, self-harm and suicide interventions. Also addresses resiliency, as well as Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning and …

EPC 657A. Seminar in Career Counseling Theory (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 451. Comprehensive review and critique of current career development and decision theories. Exploration of changing concepts of work and careers, and their implications for career planning. Focus on the relationship of career to other issues of counseling and development.

EPC 657B. Seminar in Career Counseling Resources (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 451. Application of career/life planning concepts and strategies in various career education and counseling settings, including sources of educational and career information and career counseling referral agencies. Focus is on the use of objective information in career counseling. Meets Pupil Personnel Services course requirement in Career Education and Counseling.

EPC 658/L. Seminar in Group Counseling and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: EPC 659A. Corequisite: EPC 658L. Preparatory: EPC 451, 655, Instructor consent. Theory and practice of group counseling: group work and group development in various settings. Designed to develop and increase understanding and skills related to group counseling; to stimulate interest in working with groups, to enable counseling personnel to consider appropriate uses for group …

EPC 659A. Communication Skills in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling; Recommended Corequisite: EPC 655. Communication theory and skills, designed to help students develop greater self-knowledge and become aware of their impact on others through participation in group experiences and peer counseling. Emphasis on verbal and non-verbal cues, refinement of basic response skills and the subtleties …

EPC 659B. Practicum in Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659A; Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Supervised applications of counseling skills in classroom and field work settings, including peer counseling and community counseling sessions. Topics include crisis management and safety planning with suicidal or homicidal clients, child/elder abuse, domestic violence and self-injury, as well as introducing clients to counseling, …

EPC 659CC and DC. Field Work in Counseling Services (3+3)

Prerequisites: EPC 643, 655, 659A, 659B. Supervised field training in an organized program for those specializing in Pupil Personnel Services at either elementary or secondary level or those in community-based counseling programs. Flexible units with consent of advisor. Normally, students enroll in EPC 659C and 659D for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be …

EPC 659E and F. Field Work in School Psychology (1-6)

These two courses are designed to help the student learn the job of the school psychologist through actual field work experience. Primary emphasis is on learning the function of a school psychologist — increasing psycho-diagnostic skills to a point where the student is able to select, administer and interpret appropriate assessment measures; learning to work …

EPC 659G and H. Internship in School Psychology (1-6)

Prerequisites: EPC 659E, 659F or PSY 655C. Intensive supervised internship in a multi-cultural school for those completing the Pupil Personnel Services Credential/School Psychologist Authorization. Course objectives require vigorous application of diagnostic prescriptive and consultative skills. Students complete a total of 6 units. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor and student. Normally, …

EPC 659JC. Field Work in College Counseling and Student Services (1-6)

Prerequisites: EPC 620, 659A/B. Intensive supervised field work experience in an organized program for those specializing in college counseling and student services. Students are required to develop a comprehensive learning plan and spend at least 2 hours per week in individual and/or group supervision. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor and …

EPC 659KC. Field Work in College Counseling and Student Services (1-6)

Prerequisites: EPC 620, 659A/B. Intensive supervised field work experience in an organized program for those specializing in college counseling and student services. Students are required to develop a comprehensive learning plan and spend at least 2 hours per week in individual and/or group supervision. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor and …

EPC 659L and M. Internship in Counseling in Business, Industry and Government (1-6)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. 8 hours per week of supervised placement in business or industrial setting with experience in employee assistance counseling, human resources development and career development counseling. Students attend weekly seminars and work closely with University and on-site supervisors, receiving one hour face-to-face supervision per week. Normally, students enroll in EPC 659L and 659M …

EPC 659P. Field Work in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 655, 659B, 670A, 671, 672; Approval of advisor. Course may be offered for 1-6 units. Supervised training at an approved field site for those specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. Students must apply for and locate a community placement prior to enrolling. Course covers applied skills in progress notes, clinical assessment, treatment planning, …

EPC 659Q. Field Work in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 655, 659B, 659P, 670A, 671, 672; Approval of advisor. Supervised training at an approved field site for those specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling. Students must apply for and locate a community placement prior to enrolling. Course covers applied skills in case conceptualization and use of theories with clients. Students must complete an additional 100 face-to-face hours …

EPC 659X. Counseling Practicum: Genetic Counseling Skills (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the graduate program in Genetic Counseling or permission from the instructor. Lectures and discussion covering the practice-based competencies required by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC), shown at www.abgc.net. Supervised practical application of genetic-counseling skills in the classroom.

EPC 660. Counseling for Career Adjustment and Change (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 657A. Seminar to develop career counseling competencies uniquely related to the needs of adult clients who are faced with problems of career adjustment and change. Includes theoretical constructs and models to prepare career counseling professionals for work in business and industry, adult schools and higher education and various private settings.

EPC 661. Multi-Systemic Behavioral Interventions (3)

Provides school psychology students with comprehensive research-based information and best practices on how to assess children with behavioral disabilities and develop interventions. A multi-systemic behavioral approach to intervention is emphasized. Use of functional assessment, behavior intervention and prevention programs for students with behavioral disabilities is discussed. Additionally, students learn single-case methodology and begin learning about …

EPC 662. Current Issues in Career Education and Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 657A. Seminar to investigate current and emerging issues that affect the nature of career education and counseling. Focus is on the implications of the counseling needs of special populations, job market shifts and the availability of work, changing work patterns, and longitudinal career development research for career counseling practices.

EPC 663A/L. Clinical and Psychometrics Assessment Techniques and Lab (3/2)

Prerequisites: EPC 601; SPED 610. Recommended Corequisite: EPC 659E. History, theory and practice of individual assessment. Emphasis on cognitive-intellectual abilities testing as it relates to learning and adequate functioning. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation of data from multiple sources and communication of results for program planning. (Limited to students accepted into the School Psychologist …

EPC 663B/L. Clinical and Psychometric Assessment Techniques and Lab (3/2)

Prerequisite: EPC 663A/L. Recommended Corequisite: EPC 659F. History, theory and practice of individual assessment. Emphasis on socio-emotional abilities and personality assessment related to learning and adequate functioning. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation of data from multiple sources and communication of results for program planning. (Limited to students accepted into the School Psychologist Credential Program.) …

EPC 664. Neuro-developmental, Emotional and Behavior Disorders (3)

The course provides a knowledge base of the etiology and characteristics of major neuro-developmental, emotional and behavior disorders in children and youth, as well as an understanding of current evidence-based interventions in the schools. Students will be introduced to the ecological factors in the development of common disorders, including biological bases, and family, school, peer, …

EPC 665. School-Based Counseling of Children and Teens (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659A, 659B. Emphasizes the use of creative, reflective, interpersonal and critical-thinking skills to counsel children and teenagers, and to consult collaboratively with parents, teachers and other professionals in a school-based, inclusive learning community. Research and theory are linked to best practices in wellness promotion, crisis intervention and individual and group counseling. Application of …

EPC 667. Introduction to School Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the School Psychology Program. Corequisite: EPC 659A. School psychology is a profession dedicated to enhancing the educational and mental health needs of all pupils. This course provides an introduction to current roles and functions of school psychologists as guided by the history of the profession, professional ethical and education standards, state and …

EPC 668. Partnerships for Excellence in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 639C; Formal application to enroll in the course or permission of instructor prior to the beginning of the semester. Students meet with mentors and faculty to study, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of quality improvement consultation/collaboration in center-based early care and learning programs. Field-based experience and weekly attendance in faculty-led seminar sessions are …

EPC 670A. Systemic Family Therapy Theories and Their Evidence Base (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Case conceptualization and treatment planning using systemic marriage and family therapy/counseling theories, including structural, strategic, experiential and intergenerational theories. Addresses the associated evidence base, common factors research, and epistemological foundations of systemic theories. Applications with diverse clients, children and the severely mentally ill are emphasized.

EPC 670B. Postmodern and Cognitive Therapy Theories and Their Evidence Base (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Case conceptualization and treatment planning using postmodern and cognitive-behavioral marriage and family therapy/counseling theories, including solution-focused, narrative, collaborative, cognitive-behavioral, and behavioral approaches. Addresses postmodern epistemological and philosophical foundations, the associated evidence base, behavioral parent education, common factors research and common factors of MFT supervision models. …

EPC 671. Laws, Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Laws, ethical decision making, professional identity, professional advocacy, mandated reporting and licensing requirements that relate to marriage and family therapists and professional counselors in California. Emphasis on differing ethical practices across contexts, including recovery-oriented public mental health, as well as ethical issues related to working …

EPC 672. Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Examines clinical assessment and diagnosis of adults and children manifesting mild to severe mental disorders, and includes training in the mental status examination, use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, co-occurring disorders and recovery-oriented prognosis for severe mental illness. Emphasis on diversity …

EPC 673. Community Mental Health Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Examines theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with …

EPC 674. Family Development Across the Lifespan (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. This course enables students to use information about healthy functioning to help individuals, couples and families reach developmental milestones and effectively transition through stages of individual and family development. Topics covered include family life cycle issues, such as marriage, childbirth, child rearing, parenting, divorce, step-parenting, …

EPC 675. Chemical Dependency and Addictions Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Major approaches for identifying, evaluating, diagnosing and treating persons with alcohol and substance abuse or dependency, co-occurring disorders and behavioral addictions. Topics include the effects of psychoactive drug use, theories of the etiology of addiction, systemic dynamics of alcoholic and substance abusing families, legal requirements, …

EPC 676. Seminar in Genetic Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling or permission from the instructor. Focuses on contemporary issues in genetic counseling, including the social/cultural, ethical/legal and individual/family foundations. Attitudes and values of a diverse multicultural client population in the genetic counseling context will be examined. Crisis and grief counseling are included. Focus is on the …

EPC 677. Counseling Couples in Relationships (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 670A; Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Advanced theories and techniques for working with couples, including evidence-based treatment, research on successful marriages and divorce, premarital counseling, gay and lesbian couples, psychosexual dysfunction, integrated sex-marital therapy, co-parenting after divorce and multicultural couples. Emphasis on assessing for violence and addressing safety issues …

EPC 678. Psychopharmacology and Neurobiological Foundations (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 672; Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Introduces students to the neurobiological foundations of family therapy, including an overview of sexual dysfunction, interpersonal neurobiology and effects of trauma. Covers biochemical theories of mental disorders and the various classes of psychoactive medications used to treat these disorders across the lifespan. Particular …

EPC 679. Clinical and Outcome-Based Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. Corequisite: EPC 659P, 659Q, 690 or approved concurrent field site experience. Introduces students to contemporary and outcome-based assessment in marriage and family therapy. Covers commonly used assessments related to mental health diagnosis, child functioning, couple functioning, family functioning, forensics, client outcome, therapeutic alliance and therapist …

EPC 680. Seminar in School Psychology (3)

In-depth review of topics in educational and social psychology relevant to the school psychologist. Exploration and analysis of personal requirements necessary for competence as a school psychologist. A culminating seminar required for the School Psychologist Credential.

EPC 681. Classroom Communication and Management Methods (3)

Prerequisites: Possession of Elementary School Teaching Credential; EPC 314, PSY 350 or equivalent 3-unit course. Focuses on a study of the theoretical bases and the implementation of a range of approaches to classroom communication and management (e.g., the behavioral modification approach, the socio-emotional climate approach, and the group-process approach). These approaches are used in role-playing …

EPC 682. Foundations of School Counseling (3)

Overview and introductory program course in school counseling, covering the history of school counseling; academic, personal/social and career development domains of school counseling; state and national standards; the mission and philosophy of the CSUN program; social justice issues, including inequity in education and achievement; model school counseling programs; and current research and trends in the …

EPC 683. Collaboration with Families in Educational Settings (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 314 or 430 or equivalent course or instructor consent. Principles and practices of collaborating with families in educational settings from infant- and child-care programs through high school. Considerations of attachment, family systems theory, family forms, the role of culture and the ecological perspective, the impact of family on child development and student achievement, …

EPC 684. Educational Program Evaluation and Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 602. Basic principles and methods of educational program evaluation and measurement within the pre-K-12 schools. Includes evaluation models, current assessments used in schools and current research in program evaluation. Addresses issues in measurement and evaluation, including bias in testing, test-based tracking, and alignment of standards and assessments.

EPC 687. Career Guidance, College Selection and Technology in School Settings (3)

Application of concepts and strategies for providing career/life planning and college-selection services using various aspects of technology. Focus is on the use of objective information in career counseling and college selection. Meets PPS course requirement in Career Education and Counseling.

EPC 688. Measurement and Assessment in School Settings (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600. Investigation of standardized group tests, with emphasis on their sources, evaluation, selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of results.

EPC 689. Leadership in School Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 682, 659A/B. Overview of the knowledge and skills required for effective leadership in schools by school counselors, with an emphasis on organizing, implementing, managing and evaluating comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs. Topics include leadership theory and principles; current research in educational leadership, leadership skills, education reform movements, strategic planning, school climate and …

EPC 690ABC. Advanced Field Work and Professional Development (1-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 655, 659A, 659B, 670A, 671, 672; Approval of instructor. May be offered for 1-3 units. Students registering for this class must be placed in an approved field work setting prior to enrolling. Course required by state licensing board for MFT and Counseling trainees each Fall, Spring and Summer semester when students are seeing …

EPC 695A-Z. Seminar in Selected Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special seminars in selected topics.

EPC 696. Directed Graduate Research (3)

Students are responsible for defining and organizing their own research problems. Reports on research are expected to be made to Department faculty.

EPC 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Candidate must assemble a Comprehensive Exam Committee prior to registration. Advanced studies of comprehensive topics. Taken during final semester of program. See Department Culminating Experience Handbook for information on how to form a committee. (Credit/No Credit only)

EPC 698C. Thesis/Graduate Project (3-6)

Prerequisite: Candidate must assemble a Project/Thesis Exam Committee prior to registration. Develop a thesis or project on an advanced topic in student’s field of specialization. Typically taken during final two semesters of program. See Department Culminating Experience Handbook for information on how to form a committee. (Credit/No Credit only)

EPC 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

SED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Selected topics in secondary education, with course content to be determined.

SED 497EE A-B. Field work Tutorials (1-2)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Field work course designed to give experiential education to CSUN students who volunteer for community tutorial work with youngsters to improve their basic academic competencies and study skills. Whenever possible, emphasis is placed on locating students in sites where disadvantaged young people are most in need of tutoring, including probation camps, foster …

SED 511. Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic-Secondary Schools (3)

Preparatory: Admission to a Single Subject Credential Program. Must be taken in the 1st session of enrollment in all Single Subject Programs. Provides a general framework and introduction to secondary education and curriculum within a multiethnic American society. Candidates investigate various classroom discipline and management techniques, teaching strategies and techniques ,and lesson planning. Candidates are …

SED 514. Computers in the Instructional Program (3)

Introduction to the instructional uses of the Internet, local networks, telecommunications, text processing, graphics, desktop publishing, educational software, electronic reference tools, teacher support tools, databases, spreadsheets and other software applications and related media. Use of such applications to access and evaluate information, analyze and solve problems, and communicate with other professionals. Strategies and skills to …

SED 516A. Seminar in Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Student: Mexican-American (3)

Seminar for Single Subject Credential candidates who desire additional preparation in teaching the Mexican-American student at the secondary level. Also open to classroom teachers, administrators and supervisors. Designed to develop effective instructional strategies that recognizes the distinctive cultural, social, historical, linguistic and aesthetic influences on the learning styles of this ethnic group.

SED 521. Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a Teaching Credential. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SED 511. Recommended Preparatory for Traditional Candidates: SED 525xx. Required for candidates in all Single Subject Teacher Basic Credential Programs. Focuses on strategies for teaching reading, writing, academic language and study strategies to promote learning in …

SED 524. Teaching Reading to the Speaker of Non-Standard Dialect (3)

Preparatory: SED 520. Exploration of methods and problems unique to the teaching of reading to culturally different children. Emphasis in 3 areas: 1) general planning and procedures to solve reading problems; 2) lab practice in the application of reading materials; and 3) evaluation of techniques. (Cross-listed with EED 524.)

SED 525. Methods of Teaching Single Subjects in The Secondary School (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program. Preparatory: A generic course for students for whom a specialized methods course is not available. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525A. Methods of Teaching Art (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program. Study and development of instructional guidance in art. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525BL. Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Required course for all Bilingual Authorization Program candidates. Prerequisites: SED 521 (pre Fall 2011) or SED 523 (Fall 2011 and later). Preparatory: SED 525xx. This course will examine the history, policies, programs and research on the effectiveness of bilingual education and bilingualism in the U.S., as well as the philosophical, theoretical, legal and legislative foundations …

SED 525EN. Methods of Teaching English (3)

Required of all students enrolled in the English Credential Program. Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Methods course addressing strategies for teaching literature, composition and language. The integrated approach for literature, composition and language instruction is based on the California Model Curriculum Standards and the English/Language …

SED 525ESL. Methods of Teaching English As A Second Language (3)

Required course for BCLAD Preliminary Credential and CLAD Certificate Program through CTEL Coursework. Preparatory: ENGL 301, 302 or 402, or an equivalent course in linguistics. A methods course addressing programs, objectives, methods, materials and issues for providing bilingual and English as a Second Language instruction at the middle-school and high-school levels.

SED 525HEC. Methods of Teaching Home Economics (3)

Restricted to students officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525HS. Methods of Teaching Health Science (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525MA/L. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School and Lab (2/1)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Corequisites: SED 525MA and 525MAL. Preparatory: MATH 150B or instructor consent. Topics include subject matter selection and classroom instruction in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, discrete mathematics and calculus. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525MU. Methods of Teaching General Music (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Preparatory: MUS 302, 466C. Exploration of teaching trends and issues in general music. Development of instructional guidance for music. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525PE. Methods of Teaching Physical Education (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525S/L. Methods of Teaching Science in the Secondary School and Lab (2/1)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Corequisites: SED 525S and 525SL. Objectives, instructional methods, curriculum and assessment in teaching science in the secondary school. Developing, adapting, evaluating and using strategies and materials for teaching science, appropriate both to the special needs of the learners and the …

SED 525SS. Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Objectives, methods, materials and assessments in the social studies curriculum in the secondary schools. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525WL. Methods of Teaching World Language (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. See SED 525 Series.

SED 529. Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Required for candidates in all Single Subject Teacher Basic Credential Programs. Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Prerequisite: SED 511. Corequisite: SED 521. Preparatory: SED 525xx. Addresses state and federal legal requirements related to English learners, the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards, school programs serving …

SED 530. The Program in Literature for Grades 6-12: Issues (3)

Exploration of issues related to the selection, organization and methods of teaching literature in middle school and senior high school classes. Recommended for experienced English teachers, supervisors, Department Chairs and curriculum consultants.

SED 535MA. Teaching Contemporary Mathematics (3)

Designed specifically to assist middle school and high school mathematics teachers and supervisors in implementing a modern school mathematics program. Covers the content standards, as well as strategies for effective mathematics instruction. Also provides hands-on experience for developing expertise with graphing calculators and computer software.

SED 554/S. Supervised Field Experience for the Single Subject Credential (3/1)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program; Clearance by the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 554S. Corequisites or Preparatory for Traditional, FYI, JYI and ACT Programs: EPC 420; SED 511, 525xx. Additional corequisites for ACT Program only: ELPS 541A; SPED 541B. Designed as the introductory field experience for candidates pursuing the Single Subject Teaching Credential …

SED 555. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (5)

Required for candidates in the Four-Year Integrated (FYI-English, FYI-Math), Junior-Year Integrated (JYI-English, JYI Math), Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) and Traditional Single Subject Credential Programs. Prerequisites: SED 554, 554S; Clearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555S. Corequisite or Preparatory for Traditional, FYI and JYI Programs: AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; SED 521; SPED420. Corequisites for ACT Program only: …

SED 555BL. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential with BCLAD Emphasis (5)

Required of candidates in the Single Subject Traditional Credential Program who seek Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis. Prerequisites: SED 554, SED 554S. Corequisite: SED 555S. Corequisite or Preparatory for Traditional, FYI and JYI Programs: AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; SED 521; SPED 420. Corequisites for ACT Program only: ELPS 542A; HSCI 496AD; SED 521; SPED 542B. BCLAD Candidates are assigned …

SED 555I. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject University Intern Program (3)

Required for candidates in the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP). Prerequisites: SED 593/593S, 594/594S; Internship Credential; Clearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555S. SED 555I is the third and Capstone course in a sequence of supervised field experiences for University Intern candidates. Intern teacher candidates do their supervised field experience in their own …

SED 555IB. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject University Intern Program with BCLAD Emphasis (3)

Required of candidates in the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP) who seek Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis. Prerequisites: SED 593/593S, 594/594S; Internship Credential; Clearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555S. BCLAD candidates are assigned to one or more classrooms comprised of several English learners with limited proficiency in English where bilingual …

SED 555S. Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)

Required for candidates in the Four-Year Integrated (FYI-English, FYI-Math), Junior-Year Integrated (JYI-English, JYI Math), University Intern, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) and Traditional Single Subject Credential Programs. Prerequisites: SED 554, 554S; Clearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555 or 555BL. Corequisite or Preparatory for Traditional, Intern, FYI, and JYI Programs: AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; SED 521; SPED420. Corequisite for …

SED 587ESL. Methods of Teaching English As A Second Language to Adults (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 301, 302 or 402, or equivalent course in linguistics. A study of the objectives, methods, materials and issues involved in the teaching of English as a Second Language in the community adult schools to adults.

SED 592. Audiovisual Instruction Methods and Techniques (3)

Theories and methods of visual instruction, including experience in the utilization of audiovisual aids. Instruction in various projection and recording techniques and their applications in the school program.

SED 593/S. Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2/1)

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree; Admission to the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP); Full-time teaching position in a public school. Corequisite: SED 593S. SED 593 is the first of 3 field experiences required in SSUIP that lead to the Single Subject or Single Subject BLCAD Emphasis Credential. This field experience is designed for the on-the-job teacher. …

SED 594/S. Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2/1)

Prerequisites: SED 511, 593/593S. Corequisite: SED 594S. Second of three field experiences required in the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP) that leads to the Single Subject or Single Subject BLCAD Emphasis Credential. This field experience is for the on-the-job teacher. The candidate is supervised on-site by the University coach and a support provider. This …

SED 594AI. Academic Internships in Secondary Education (3)

Field work course designed to give experiential education to CSUN students who will be placed as teaching assistants in Los Angeles Unified secondary schools. While assisting supervising teachers in the classrooms, CSUN students receive exposure to various instructional practices, tutorial techniques and adolescent student behavior. Fulfills early field work requirement for Single Subject Credential. Open …

SED 599A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

SED 600. Research in Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Education M.A. Degree Program. This course introduces key research in secondary education and provides opportunities to analyze educational research critically. Also addressed are types of research; the teacher as researcher; planning a research study; and collecting, analyzing and presenting data. A required Department Core course for M.A. Degree candidates with a …

SED 610. Issues in Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Education M.A. Degree Program. An examination of issues and changes in education and curriculum, with a focus on how these issues impact secondary teachers and diverse classrooms and schools. The course also addresses teacher professionalism and leadership. A required Department Core course for M.A. Degree candidates in Secondary Education.

SED 612. The Core Curriculum in Middle and Senior High Schools (3)

Designed for teachers in integrated programs involving social studies and language arts. Emphasis is given to relating the needs of secondary school youth to appropriate course objectives, content and teaching procedures.

SED 617. Microcomputers in the Secondary Reading/Language Arts Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design, development and use of computer-based resources for teaching reading, writing, literature and language. Internet; telecommunications; and presentation, desktop publishing and other applications are explored in terms of teaching the language arts. Review and analysis of research and best practice in the use of computers in the teaching of …

SED 618. Computers in the Secondary School Curriculum: Multimedia (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design and development of multimedia projects of secondary-school instruction using a variety of hardware and software tools. Review and analysis of research on the use of multimedia computer-based technology in secondary-school instruction.

SED 619. Application and Utility Software in the Secondary School Curriculum: Website Design (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design and development of instructional materials using multimedia, publishing, presentation and data-analysis software. Development of websites to distribute these and other instructional resources. Analysis of research related to distance education, and the design, use and effectiveness of Internet-based instructional resources for classroom use.

SED 621. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. Designed to acquaint the student with skills in word recognition, comprehension, study skills and rate; provisions for developing interest and appreciation; classroom materials in teaching reading; recent concepts of reading readiness and the relationship of linguistic theory to reading instruction; interrelationship of language development and reading.

SED 625A/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: EED 520 or equivalent; SED 520 or 521; SED 625EN or EED 633; Teaching experience. Corequisite: SED 625AL. Principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student develops competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis and in a classroom setting. Students should become adept at observations …

SED 625B/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: SED/EED 625AL. Corequisite: SED 625BL. Additional principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student continues to develop competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis and in a classroom setting. Students should hone their skills of selecting, scoring and interpreting the results of a comprehensive variety …

SED 625EN. Theory and Research in the Teaching of Secondary School English (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525EN or instructor consent. Study of recent developments and current issues in the teaching of English at the middle-school and senior high-school levels. Consideration is given to research studies and current best practice addressing literature, composition and language curriculum and instructional methods.

SED 625ESL. Theory and Research in Teaching ESL in Multilingual Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525ESL. Seminar in the theory and research in teaching English as a second language in multilingual or bilingual settings. Emphasis is placed on the nature of language acquisition, on teaching strategies and on the development of materials designed to facilitate 2nd language learning. Opportunity for concentrated individual study, curriculum development and the use …

SED 625MA. Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525MA or instructor consent. Study of the present status, recent developments and current trends in secondary-school mathematics curricula. The identification of concepts resulting from recent research and their organization for inclusion in the secondary-school mathematics program are considered. Consideration also is given to research studies dealing with the rationale and structure of important …

SED 625MM. Theory and Research in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisites: AAS/AFRS/ARMN/CHS/ELPS 417; SED 525xx, 529 or equivalents. This course uses cultural and linguistic diversity as the basis for understanding and exploring the broad concept of multicultural and multilingual secondary education, including how cultural and linguistic diversity influences pupil learning and how the knowledge of cultural and linguistic backgrounds of diverse secondary students can strengthen …

SED 625SC. Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Science (3)

Prerequisites: SED 525SC; Major or Minor in science. Study of the present status, recent developments and current trends in secondary curricula. Emphasis is given to the identification of concepts resulting from recent research and their organization for inclusion in the secondary-school science program. Consideration is given to research studies dealing with the rationale and structure …

SED 625SS. Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Social Studies (3)

Prerequisites: SED 525SS; Major or minor in one of the social sciences. Critical analysis of current teaching of social studies in the secondary school. Emphasis on the rationale and structure of the social studies curriculum, approaches to teaching social studies in the secondary school and research related to instructional problems of the secondary school teacher.

SED 626. Literacy Instruction for English Learners K-12 (3)

Prerequisite: EED 520, SED 520 or 521, or equivalent. Major theories of first and second language acquisition and literacy development specific to teaching second language learners are reviewed in this seminar for teachers with monolingual, bilingual and multilingual classrooms. Various instructional approaches in the development of oral language, reading and writing are addressed. Research on variables affecting …

SED 627A. Individualization in Reading (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. Focus is on the theoretical and practical considerations involved in individualizing a reading program. Attention is paid to assessment techniques, learning centers, classroom organization and management. Various types of programs are analyzed and consideration is given to the design of individualized programs in reading that can be implemented in the …

SED 627C. Developing Reading Skills Through High Interest/Low Readability Materials (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. Focus is on developing reading skills through the use of high-interest literature in the areas of poetry, fiction, drama, thematic units and the media. (Cross-listed with EED 627C.)

SED 627D. Reading in the Content Areas (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. The specific reading skills required in various subject fields are identified and methods of teaching these are explored. Diagnosis and correction of the difficulties unique to reading in the several content areas will receive emphasis. Students who have completed EED 621 should not select this particular course. (Cross-listed with EED …

SED 627E. State Frameworks in Reading and English (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. Focus on the reading and English language frameworks. Students develop competencies in the implementation of the frameworks and the utilization of the state textbook adoption process. (Cross-listed with EED 627E.)

SED 627G. In-Service Education in Reading (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520 or 521. Focus on various aspects of inservice education in the field of reading. The course develops competencies of students to design and implement in-service activities in public and private schools. (Cross-listed with EED 627G.)

SED 627I. Teaching Critical Reading Skills (1)

Prerequisite: SED 520, 521 or EED 520. Focus on the components of teaching critical reading and the implementation of a program of critical-reading activities in the classroom. (Cross-listed with EED 627I.)

SED 628. Language and Literacy Programs: Leadership, Planning and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: SED/EED 625AL, SED/EED 625BL or instructor consent. Principles of designing, organizing, coordinating and evaluating a variety of bilingual/multilingual and literacy programs (e.g., K-12 integrated language arts programs, corrective reading/writing programs, programs for students at risk) are presented. Students develop competencies in planning, conducting and evaluating staff development in language and literacy or bilingual/multilingual education. …

SED 631. Media in English Education (3)

A graduate seminar for in-depth examination and evaluation of the use of media in English education. Recommended for experienced English teachers, supervisors and consultants.

SED 640. Heuristics in Mathematics Education (3)

Prerequisite: Major in Mathematics. Heuristics is the study of the methods of problem solving. Sometimes called “the rules of discovery,” it is investigated and applied to arithmetic, algebra and geometry. Students are provided with the opportunity to apply the techniques in typical secondary classroom situations.

SED 644. Remedial Mathematics: Diagnosis and Prescriptive Approaches (3)

Course restricted to persons presently teaching or on sabbatical. Prerequisite: Teaching Credential and 1 year of teaching experience. The diagnosis and remediation of learning problems in arithmetic, algebra and geometry are the focus of this course for teachers of grades 6-12, resource personnel and specialists. Participants discuss these problems together with developmental learning patterns, diagnostic …

SED 646. Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design, development and use of computer-based curricular resources for the teaching of science and mathematics. Topics include Internet resources, simulated experiments, computer-assisted instruction, mathematics tools, graphing calculators, probeware, videomicroscopy, scientific and mathematical editors, games, scientific databases, programming, robotics and more. Review and analysis of research on the use of …

SED 671. Designing Computer-Based Instructional Materials (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Development of instructional materials using high-level authoring systems as a programming environment. Investigations on research findings in human perception, communication, learning theory and software development.

SED 673. Multicultural Students, Families and Communities (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to SED or other College of Education M.A. Degree Program. Preparatory: AAS/AFRS/CHS/ELPS 417, SED 529 or equivalents. This course examines the research and professional literature on working with multicultural and multilingual pupils, families and communities to promote these pupils’ academic success. M.A. Degree students will learn about families and communities, communicating with families …

SED 674. Bilingual/Multilingual Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: SED 600 or equivalent or instructor consent. Covers the history and development of curriculum for bilingual and multilingual programs. Research and its implications for curricular choices, as well as the development and adaptation of curriculum, will be addressed. In addition, the effects of assessment on curriculum will be analyzed. (Cross-listed with EED 674.)

SED 675. Bilingual/Multilingual Teaching Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: SED 600 or instructor consent. Students evaluate research on bilingual-bicultural and multilingual-multicultural teaching methods and strategies. Emphasis is placed on relating research findings to instructional decision making. Includes modeling, developing and validating effective teaching strategies that provide English learners access to the core curriculum. (Cross-listed with EED 675.)

SED 684. Application of Research in Teaching Effectiveness (3)

Preparatory: Teaching credential and 3 years teaching experience. Each student will review research of effective teaching strategies and analyze selected propositions as a foundation of effective teaching decisions, including student motivation, rate and degree of learning, transfer of learning and curriculum decisions that facilitate and extend student learning. Teaching techniques are field tested using action …

SED 685. Supervisory Personnel and Student Teaching (3)

Preparatory: Teaching Credential and at least 1 year of teaching experience. Analysis of the role of the supervising teacher. Survey of current status, exploration of potential functions and examination of recommendations of appropriate professional groups. Implications are drawn from related literature and research.

SED 686. Motivational Strategies in the Classroom (3)

Study of the principles, problems and techniques of student motivation in the classroom. Research on the physical, psychological and social aspects of the classroom environment will be treated. The contributions of modern technology and the importance of the teacher’s personality will be explored. Collections of materials and techniques useful to teachers in promoting motivation are …

SED 687. Practicum for Supervising Teachers (3)

Preparatory: SED 684, 685. Provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge of supervision theory and teaching effectiveness research to on-site situations. A major part of this practicum involves practical application of the supervisory techniques in working with novice teachers. In addition, the participants engage in pedagogical studies to improve their own teaching effectiveness and …

SED 690. Seminar in Secondary Education (3)

Identification of persistent issues in secondary education and survey of the literature relating to these. Emphasis is given to study of education problems and to acquaintance with reliable sources of educational research.

SED 693. Field Studies in Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program in SED. A training course in observation of field-study techniques. Students prepare a study of current educational practice as found in secondary schools. Meetings to be arranged between instructors and students.

SED 695 A-K. Seminars in Selected Studies (3)

Special seminars in selected topics in: (A) Social Studies Curriculum; (B) Science Curriculum; (C) Language Arts Curriculum; (D) Math Curriculum; (E) Reading Curriculum; (F) Secondary Education; (G) Educational Technology; (H) Practicum for Bilingual Teaching (Spanish); (I) Seminar in Bilingual Education (Spanish); and (J) Curriculum for Bilingual Students (Spanish).

SED 696. Directed Graduate Research (3)

Preparatory: Department acceptance of a Thesis or Project on an advanced topic in the field of education.

SED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Preparatory: Restricted to and required of M.A. Degree candidates in the semester in which they take the Comprehensive Examination for the Degree.

SED 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

Preparatory: Acceptance by a Thesis Committee assigned by the Department. A Thesis or Project on an advanced topic in the field of education.

SED 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

SPED 200SL. Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

This course provides students with an overview of the disability studies field. Students gain introductory knowledge about disability as a social, cultural, historical and political phenomenon. Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship and multiple perspectives of people with disabilities, students are exposed to varying disability definitions, cultural meanings and representations, social justice and human rights issues, and …

SPED 400. Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

This course is designed to help teacher candidates in the area of special education gain knowledge and understanding of typical and atypical development and the implications for educating students with disabilities. Candidates will gain knowledge related to the sources of developmental diversity, including both biological and environmental factors and how these factors can impact a …

SPED 402. Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

This course is designed to provide education specialist candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to promote and reinforce prosocial skills using positive behavior support strategies. The 3-tiered model (primary, secondary and tertiary supports) to positive behavior support will serve as the organizing framework for this course. The first part of the course will focus …

SPED 403D. Early Field Experience in Deaf Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 400. This course is the first of 2 field work practica in special education designed to provide Credential candidates field experiences in K-12 schools serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students observe/participate in the instruction of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age ranges from preschool through high school and across the …

SPED 403DHH. Early Field Experience in Deaf Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 400. This course is the first of 2 field work practical in special education designed to provide Credential candidates field experiences in K-12 schools serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students observe/participate in the instruction of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age ranges from preschool through high school and across the …

SPED 403MM, MS. Early Field Experience/Seminar in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program. MM Program Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 400, 406. MS Program Prerequisites: SPED 400, 504MS. MS Program Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 402. This course is the first of two field work practica in special education designed to provide Credential candidates practical hands-on experience in K-12 schools. Accompanying seminars link …

SPED 404. Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities, including Autism (3)

This course is designed to provide information regarding the social-communication challenges faced by diverse learners, including students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Emphasis will be placed on implications for intervention and instruction based on students’ learning characteristics, including: (a) the roles of social interaction and communication in cognition and learning; (b) specific …

SPED 406. K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Candidates admitted to the Education Specialist Credential Program and ITEP. This course is designed to prepare special education students to teach diverse learners with disabilities reading and language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. The course focuses on the design and delivery of comprehensive literacy programs consistent with state standards and …

SPED 416. Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working With Their Families (3)

Prerequisites for MM Program: SPED 400, 403 MM, 406. Prerequisite or Corequisite for MM Program: SPED 501MM. Prerequisites for MS Program: SPED 400, 406. Prerequisite or Corequisite for MS Program: SPED 504MS. Prerequisites for DHH Program: SPED 400, 406. This course is designed to provide information regarding the education of diverse learners with disabilities. The …

SPED 420. Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to Credential Programs in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education or acceptance into the Educational Therapy Program; SPED 400, 406. Prerequisite for MM Program: SPED 403MM. Prerequisite for MS Program: SPED 504MS. Prerequisite or Corequisite for MS Program: SPED 505MS. This course is designed for general and special education teachers to …

SPED 431. Atypical Development in Young Children with Disabilities (3)

May be taken prior to admission. This course examines atypical development in young children with disabilities and the interrelationships and implications of atypical development in motor, cognitive, sensory, language/speech and social/emotional areas. It is designed for professionals working in nursing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language, social work and child development. Emphasis …

SPED 438CD. Student Teaching in Language, Speech and Hearing and Audiology (6)

Preparatory: Approval of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. The student will spend 2 full school days per week in the Public School System under the supervision of a supervisory teacher. In addition, all candidates will be supervised by a University Faculty coordinator from the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. The student will …

SPED 438CDA. Student Teaching in Severe Language Handicapped Aphasia (4)

Preparatory: Approval of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. This course can be taken concurrently with or subsequent to SPED 438CD. The student will participate, during 1 semester, in 100 hours of student teaching in the Public School System in a classroom for severe language handicapped/aphasic pupils. This will be done under the supervision …

SPED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Special Education (1-3)

Selected topics in special education, with course content to be determined.

SPED 499X-Z. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

SPED 500. Communication and Early Literacy Development of Young Children with Disabilities (3)

May be taken prior to admission. This course focuses on communication strategies and early literacy development for young children with disabilities, including those who are learning English as a second language. Students will learn about recommended and evidenced-based practices to assess and support these children’s early language use and communicative behaviors. They also will learn …

SPED 501MM. Special Education Assessment of Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, 403 MM, 406 or 506MMA. This course is designed to provide candidates with the foundation for understanding the assessment process and to prepare students to be professional educators and leaders in assessment. Candidates will focus on the educational assessment methods and procedures used in decision making and program planning for students with …

SPED 502MM. Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse K-12 Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, 406, 416; SPED 403MM or 506MMA/B. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 501MM. This course develops understanding of reading processes and the reading and written language problems of students with mild/moderate disabilities. Emphasis is given to informal diagnostic assessment procedures and intensive focused intervention. Evidence-based approaches to supporting the development of individualized interventions in …

SPED 503MM. Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: EED 565M or SED 525; SPED 400, 406, 416; SPED 403MM or 506MMA-C. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 501MM. This course examines models of assessment, curriculum and instruction in math, writing and content subjects appropriate for students with mild to moderate disabilities. Students use research and contemporary theoretical orientations to evaluate, adapt, modify and/or design methodology, curriculum and instructional …

SPED 504D. Foundations of Deaf Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisites: SPED 400, 403D. This course uses the historical context of deaf education to focus on current educational, political and social trends that affect the placement and instruction of deaf/hard of hearing students. The breadth of placements and age ranges within this diverse population are critically reviewed using current research in the field. …

SPED 504MS. Teaching Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. This course is the first of the 4 specialization courses candidates in Moderate/Severe disabilities take and as such, serves as the course that provides a strong foundation for subsequent methodology classes. Topics include definition and identification of students with moderate to severe disabilities; federal …

SPED 505MS. Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites for the MS Program: SPED 400, 504MS. Prerequisite or Corequisite for the MS Program: SPED 402. This course examines models of assessment, curriculum and instruction appropriate for learners having moderate to severe disabilities. Students use research and contemporary best practices to evaluate, modify and/or design methodology and materials for assessment, curriculum development and instruction …

SPED 506DH(A-D), MM(A-D), MS(A-D). Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Education Specialist Internship Program. DHH Intern Program Prerequisites: Taking the ASLPI is required prior to admission to the Intern Program; Passing the ASLPI is required prior to enrollment in the 3rd semester of SPED 506D. Prerequisites to Intern Program: SPED 400, 402, 406, 420. Prerequisites or Corequisites to 2nd …

SPED 506EC(A-C). Early Childhood Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Intern Program. SPED 506ECA: Prerequisites or Corequisites with first semester SPED 431 and 402. SPED 506ECB : Prerequisites or Corequisites with second semester SPED 532, 537). SPED 506ECC: Prerequisites prior to third semester SPED 500, 535, 536; Corequisites with third semester SPED 520EC, 538. …

SPED 520EC. Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. Theory and practice of assessment and evaluation of infants, toddlers and young children with special needs. Examines the uses and limitations of current assessment practices for educational decision making with this population. Includes evaluation, selection and administration of assessment instruments for both the young child and his/her family and use …

SPED 532. ECSE Curriculum and Instruction (3)

May be taken prior to admission. Study of curriculum and methods for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities, focusing on the developmental areas of cognition, play and social interaction, and the CA Preschool Learning Foundations. The course includes an overview on designing environments to facilitate independent problem-solving and social interaction. (Offered once each year.)

SPED 535. Collaboration with Families in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Recommended and evidence-based practices for working with families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers receiving early intervention and early childhood special education services. An emphasis is placed on family-centered and culturally-responsive practices that promote the family’s roles in the child’s development, family/professional collaboration in the development of the IFSP/IEP, and the family systems model in designing …

SPED 536. Methods for Young Children with Disabilities: Motor and Adaptive Skills (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. Study of atypical patterns of motor development in infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities; and methods of assessment and intervention for fine and gross motor skills. An emphasis is placed on collaboration with families, physical and occupational therapists and other service providers in assessing motor, adaptive and sensory processing …

SPED 537. Methods for Young Children with Multiple Disabilities: Sensory Impairments (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. This course identifies strategies for working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose multiple disabilities include vision impairments and/or hearing loss. An emphasis is placed on collaboration with families, vision and hearing specialists and other related services personnel in identifying children’s functional use of vision and hearing and adapting instructional materials, …

SPED 538. Early Intervention Practices (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, 404, 431, 500, 520EC, 532, 535, 536, 537. Corequisite: 578EC. Taken with or the semester before 578EC–Field Work in ECSE: Infant/Toddler. The course content is designed for graduate level students from relevant disciplines (e.g., early childhood special education, communicative disorders, child development, nursing, physical therapy). Students will identify their roles …

SPED 541B. Getting Started–Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools (2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program; Admission into the ACT Program. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential candidates: EED 515, 520, 559C, 565M, 567ACT, 559C; EED or EPC 500; ELPS 541A. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Single Subject Credential candidates: ELPS 541A; EPC 420; SED 511, 514, 525, …

SPED 542B. Meeting the Needs of all Students in Urban Schools (1)

Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program; Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 559F, 565S, 568ACT, 575; ELPS 542A; HSCI 496TH; KIN 595PE. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521, 555. Prerequisites …

SPED 560. Development and Assessment of Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 403D, 416, 504D. This course addresses optimal communication environments for language acquisition and contrasts features of and communication strategies used by deaf parents and hearing parents with deaf children. General theoretical framework of language acquisition is covered, as well as strategies to assess and promote the basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) …

SPED 561D. Teaching Reading to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisites: SPED 406, 560. Corequisite: SPED 565. This course is a systematic examination of principles, assessment and instruction of reading deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils. This course addresses the development of emergent literacy skills of young children and actual reading abilities. This course focuses on reading skills development, vocabulary acquisition, development of concepts through …

SPED 563. Audiology and Spoken English Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (4)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 416, 504D, 560. This course is an examination of audiological and speech theory and practice pertinent to the teaching of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, with an emphasis on bilingual methods, procedures and materials used in teaching speech, speech reading and auditory training. Students will acquire knowledge and skills related to early …

SPED 565. Teaching Written English to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 406, 560. Corequisite: SPED 561D. This course is a systematic examination of various systems and methods that have been used to teach written English to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Exploration of the facilitative role of ASL fluency on the subsequent acquisition of written English skills will be addressed. Strategies and activities …

SPED 566D. Curriculum and Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, 504D, 560. This course examines assessment, curriculum and instruction appropriate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age range. Candidates use research and contemporary theoretical orientations to evaluate, modify and/or design instructional materials for assessment, curriculum development and instruction in content areas. Emphasis is given to developing knowledge and skills …

SPED 567D. Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Special Needs (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, 504D, 560. Deaf students with special needs have unique learning and behavioral characteristics that present many challenges to their teachers. This course will address characteristics, placement, modification of curriculum, instructional methods and educational materials to meet these students’ special learning and behavioral needs. Emphasis will be on establishing programs that …

SPED 578. Field Work in ECSE: Infant/Toddler (3)

Each Early Childhood Special Education candidate is assigned to a program providing early intervention services to infant/toddlers with disabilities and their families. This field work of at least 100 hours includes working with the families, participating in the design and implementation of individualized plans and activities to support the children’s development in all areas, ongoing …

SPED 579ACT. Supervised Field Work with Exceptional Learners and Seminar (4)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaboration Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Corequisites for MM Program: EED 565M or SED 525; ELPS 541A; SPED 400, 404, 406, 501MM, 541B. Other specializations should contact their advisor. Offered in the Fall semester only. This course is the first of 2 field work/seminar requirements for the ACT …

SPED 580ACT. Advanced Field Work with Exceptional Learners and Seminar (6)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisites for MM Program: EED 565M or SED 525; ELPS 541A; SPED 400, 404, 406, 501MM, 541B. Corequisites for MM Program: ELPS 542A, SPED 402, 502MM, 503MM, 542B. Other specializations should contact their advisor. Offered Spring semester. This course is the final …

SPED 580D. Student Teaching and Seminar in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (6)

Prerequisites: All credential courses except SPED 563 and 567D, both of which are Prerequisites or Corequisites for this course. Only one of the two, however, may be taken concurrently with student teaching. The other must be taken as a Prerequisite. SPED 580D is the final special education field work experience for students in the Deaf/Hard …

SPED 580EC. Advanced Specialist Field work in Early Childhood Special Education (6)

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development or 12 units in approved Child and Adolescent Development or Early Childhood courses SPED 402, 431, 500, 532, and 535. May be taken as a Corequisite to SPED 520EC, 536, or 537 (although only one of these 3 may be taken concurrently with this course). One semester …

SPED 580ECI. Advanced Specialist Field work in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Intern Program for the Educational Specialist Credential in ECSE. Supervised field work of at least 100 hours in preschool or pre-K settings with young children who have IEPs. Required of candidates in the Early Childhood Special Education Intern Program who are employed in early intervention programs or as an option for …

SPED 580MM. Student Teaching and Seminar in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: EED 565M or SED 525; SPED 400, 402, 403MM, 404, 406, 416, 420, 501MM. Only one of these courses, however, may be taken concurrently with SPED 580MM. This course is the final special education field work experience for students in the Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program. Candidates complete this experience on-the-job …

SPED 580MS. Student Teaching and Seminar in Moderate/severe Disabilities (6)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, 402, 403MM, 406, 416, 420, 504MS, 505MS. This course is the final special education field work experience for students in the Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program. Candidates complete this experience on-the-job or with a supervising teacher who serves diverse learners with moderate/severe disabilities. Student teaching consists of 1 complete semester, full-day assignment during which time the …

SPED 580S. SPED 580S ECSE/MM/MS Advanced Specialist Field work Analysis In Education of Learners with IEPS (3)

Prerequisites: Coursework required for approval of SPED 580ECSE/MM/MS. Corequisite: SPED 580. This seminar meets at regularly scheduled times during the semester as a concurrent seminar with student teaching to provide professional development opportunities for analysis of the field work experience related to teaching effectiveness, assessment, individualized educational planning, program evaluations, case analysis and problem solving. …

SPED 581. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

Prerequisite: SPED 400, 504MS. Techniques for assessment and intervention of alternative communication skills other than speech for students with severe disabilities. Development and use of augmentative communication devices (both light- and high-technology). Teaching the communicative partner how to make use of augmentative devices during interactions.

SPED 612/L. Design and Development of Indirect Services in Special Education and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisites: Preliminary Education Specialist Level I Credential; Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program and/or Special Education Masters Program. Corequisite: SPED 612L. This course is designed for experienced educators who work with exceptional individuals to develop specialized knowledge regarding the critical elements involved in effective delivery of indirect services. It focuses on major theoretical positions …

SPED 622. Career Education for Learners with Special Needs (3)

Prerequisites: Preliminary Education Specialist Credential; Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program and/or Special Education Master’s Program. Examination of current concepts, philosophies and methods in career education of exceptional individuals, as well as the exploration of the practical application of their potential in the work setting. Does not replace EDP 657 for PPS Credential. (Offered …

SPED 628. Induction and Formative Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program in the Specialization (MM, MS, DHH, ECSE); Admitted to the Clear Education Specialist Credential Program; Must be taken the first semester of the Program. This introductory course in the Clear Credential Program is designed to facilitate the transition from teacher preparation to induction. An overview of …

SPED 638. The Role of the Special Educator in the Twenty-First Century (3)

Prerequisite: SPED 628 and/or acceptance into the Masters Program in Special Education. Prerequisite or Corequisite: 6 units of Clear Credential courses from the menu of Options or acceptance into the Masters Program in Special Education. This course is designed for special education teachers to develop advanced knowledge and skills of processes for effective collaboration, consultation …

SPED 640. Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3)

Preparatory: SPED 400, 431, 508 or equivalent. Information pertaining to typical growth and development of children, and common physical disorders and their impact on development and learning. Transdisciplinary model of service delivery to address the needs of children and youth having physical and multiple disabilities. Specific information and techniques on physical positioning, lifting and carrying …

SPED 642. Students with Multiple and Sensory Impairments (3)

Preparatory: SPED 400, 431, 508 or equivalent. Educational issues for students with intellectual disabilities who also have sensory impairments (visual and/or auditory). Information on specific visual and hearing disorders, psychosocial implications of these disabilities on the developing child, teaching strategies to address students with these disabilities, and adaptations and accommodations. (Offered Spring semester only.)

SPED 652. Educating Children with Emotional Disturbance (3)

Prerequisites: Preliminary Education Specialist Level I Credential; Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program and/or Special Education Master’s Program. Designed to study the behavioral characteristics of children with severe emotional disorders. Problems of social control, adjustment, effective curriculum and teacher evaluation. (Offered Spring semester only).

SPED 655. Promising Practices and Interventions for Students with Autism (3)

Prerequisite: Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program, Added Autism Authorization and/or Special Education Master’s Program. Corequisite SPED 404. The course addresses knowledge, skills and abilities to become proficient in implementing evidence-based and multi-faceted methodologies and strategies necessary in teaching and engaging students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Classroom application of interventions and emphasis on being part …

SPED 671. Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 502MM; Admission to the Special Education Master’s Program or Post-M.A. Degree Certificate Program in Educational Therapy. This course provides advanced study in the area of literacy. It is designed to examine issues related to literacy processes, assessment and instructional practices, research methodologies and the relationships between language, literacy, schooling and culture. Emphasis is …

SPED 672. Advanced Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 620; Admission to the Special Education Master’s Program or Post-M.A. Degree Certificate Program in Educational Therapy. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 671. This Master’s-level course is designed to examine the advanced skills educational therapists and other educators use when evaluating a student with learning differences pertaining to clinical procedures and educational diagnosis. Coursework will …

SPED 673. Principles of Educational Therapy for Individuals with Exceptional Needs (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master’s Program or Certificate Program in Educational Therapy. This beginning course in the Educational Therapy Program provides an in-depth study of the educational therapist’s professional role and ethical responsibilities. Services of the educational therapist are compared to those of other professionals, and the interface between educational therapy and allied professions is …

SPED 676. Clinical Case Management (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 671, 672, 673; Admission to the Special Education Master’s Program or Post-M.A. Degree Certificate Program in Educational Therapy. The focus of this course is on case management. Students will analyze contextual influences, such as the school, family, community and culture that impact a student’s performance, and demonstrate the ability to serve in the …

SPED 677. Instructional Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2)

Prerequisite: Preliminary Education Specialist Level I Credential; Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program and/or Special Education Master’s Program. Corequisite: SPED 677L. Analysis of major theoretical positions and methodologies for instruction of adolescents and young adults with mild/moderate disabilities. Examination of theoretical and empirical bases of specific instructional interventions, with emphasis on their use in …

SPED 677L. Instructional Strategies for Adolescents and Young Adults with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Lab (1)

Corequisite: SPED 677. Application of major theoretical positions and methodologies in the education of youth with disabilities. Skill development in application of the concepts presented in SPED 677.

SPED 679. Internship in Educational Therapy (3-6)

Prerequisites: SPED 671, 672, 673, 676; Admission to the Special Education Master’s Program or Post-M.A. Degree Certificate Program in Educational Therapy. SPED 679 is the culminating experience in the Educational Therapy Program. Through a supervised internship, students will work with a client on an individual and ongoing basis to practice and further develop effective clinical …

SPED 681. Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Master’s Program with Classified status. This Master’s level course is designed to provide information regarding the process of systematically researching an educational problem and to facilitate students’ ability to interpret and evaluate the research of others in special education and related fields. Students are exposed to various research methods from both quantitative …

SPED 682EC, D, MM, MS. Advanced Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master’s Program with Classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course provides an advanced educational experience for candidates in Master’s Degree Programs in Special Education—Deaf and Hard of Hearing. It is designed as an opportunity for students to outline and research a topic of interest related to special education. Students meet …

SPED 683. Current Trends in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master’s Program with Classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681 and 682. This course is an advanced study of pertinent topics related to: (a) federal, state, and local agencies and their role in special and rehabilitative education, (b) organization of special education programs, (c) the preparation of teachers of exceptional children, and …

SPED 683EC. Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: SPED 628. Advanced study of decision-making processes in early childhood special education, as influenced by personal values, ethics, public policy, law and the professional knowledge base. Consideration of issues related to policy and practice in early intervention and strategies for advocacy and systems change.

SPED 695A. Advanced Behavioral Support (3)

(Offered Fall semester only.)

SPED 696. Graduate Research (1-3)

Preparatory: Acceptance by the Department of a Thesis on an advanced topic in the field of education.

SPED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 681 and 682 must be taken and passed with a grade of “B” or higher before students may register for the culminating experience (SPED 697 or 698C). Directed Comprehensive Studies requires students to complete an examination in the form of an Action Research Project. The Project is conducted throughout the semester. Throughout the …

SPED 698C. Thesis or Graduate Project (3-6)

Prerequisite: Completion of all course requirements for the Master’s Degree. Preparatory: Acceptance by a Departmental Thesis Committee of a Thesis on a topic in the field of special education.

SPED 699X, Y, Z. Independent Study (1-1-1)

Independent study projects are designed in collaboration with a faculty member in Special Education.