Courses

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 Corequiste: 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; Cearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555S. BCLAD candidates are assigned to 1 or more classrooms comprised of several English learners with limited proficiency in English where …

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 requied 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 perons 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.