Education (ED)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ED 102 Teaching as a Career 1(1-1)
Orientation to teaching and teacher education. Class sessions and classroom observation required. Not required for teacher certification. (F,S)

ED 202 Foundation of Education 3(3-0)
Historical, philosophical and sociological dimensions of education including legal and financial challenges associated with the institution of education. (F,S,SS)

ED 210 Human Growth and Development for Educators 3(3-0)
Physical, mental, social and emotional growth of the individual; provides teachers with needed perspectives on elementary and secondary school students. (F,S,SS)

ED 280 Educational Media and Technology 3(3-0)
Prepares teachers to use technology for instruction, assessment, management, and research. (F,S,SS)

ED 301 Frameworks of Teaching 3(3-0)
Includes approaches to designing learner-centered classroom communities through applications of standards-based instruction, effective planning and assessment, and classroom management; 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: completion of 45 credit hours and 2.6 cumulative GPA. (F,S)

ED 325 Early Field Experience with the Atypical Learner (1-3 VAR)
Development and implementation of principles in teaching atypical learners in a tutorial situation. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. (*) Repeatable

ED 380 Integrated Methods in Elementary 3(3-0)
Prepares elementary teachers to integrate the expressive arts and physical education into the elementary curriculum; 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisites: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, ART 100 and MUS 118. (F,S)

ED 400 Workshop (1-3 VAR)
Designed for special activity-oriented experiences to be conducted in short sessions. Each workshop has a subtitle and no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: acceptance to the Teacher Education Program or permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable

ED 412 Teaching Diverse Learners 3(3-0)
Focuses on legislation for special education, nature of exceptionalities, and meeting the needs of K-12 students, including second language learners; 30 hours field experiences. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 413 Teaching Social Studies 3(3-0)
Methods of teaching social studies in the elementary school. Part of elementary field experience block. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 414 Teaching Elementary Science and Health 2(1.5-1.5)
Methods of teaching health and science in the elementary school. Part of elementary field experience block. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 417 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School 2(1.5-1.5)
The scope and sequence of elementary school mathematics are examined. Instructional methods are considered in terms of both the content and the cognitive developmental rates and other individual differences of children. Prerequisites: MATH 361 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 420 Microcomputer Applications in Education 2(1-2)
Current microcomputer application in the classroom and principles of educational software. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (*)

ED 421 Classroom Integration of Internet 2(2-0)
Methods to effectively and legally integrate the Internet into the classroom as a communication and instructional tool. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 423 Teaching and Managing Technology 2(2-0)
Strategies, processes, and procedures for managing technology in K-12, including efficient use of emerging pedagogies. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 427 Productivity Tools for Classroom 1(1-0)
Applications of Microsoft Office as a productivity tool, including integration of use in classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 428 Integration of Educational Software 1(1-0)
Familiarity with and criteria for selecting evaluating, and using quality educational software. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 429 Literacy & Technology 2(2-0)
Methods for using technology to assess and teach literacy. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 431 Diverse Learners & Technology 3(3-0)
Strategies for using technology to enhance learning for all students, with emphasis on the relationship between technology and equity. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 432 Hardware & Networking for Educators 3(3-0)
Pedagogical and practical considerations in using networking and hardware in schools. Prerequisite: ED 280. (SS)

ED 433 Instructional Theory & Tech Design 3(3-0)
Instructional system design theories and models and their adaptation to plan and use technology effectively in the classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (F,S)

ED 434 Multimedia Design 3(3-0)
Methods and tools for creating multimedia learning objects for K-12 classrooms. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280, admission to Education. (SS)

ED 435 Classroom Management 3(2-3)
Includes general teaching methods and strategies, learning theories applied to teaching discipline, curriculum educational measurement and evaluation, school organization and school law applicable to classroom teachers. Field experience required. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 440 Teaching Secondary Science (Bio/Chem) I 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Science Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. (*30 hrs/semester field experience required.) Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 441 Teaching Secondary Science (Phy/E Sci) II 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Science Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. (*30 hrs/semester field experience required.) Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 442 Teaching Social Studies in Middle School 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (*30 hrs/semester field experience required.) (F)

ED 443 Teaching Social Studies in High School 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (*30 hrs/semester field experience required.) (S)

ED 444 Teaching Secondary Science 4(3-2)
Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies necessary to prepare students to teach in secondary standards-based science classrooms; 60 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 445 Applied Educational Assessment and Instruction K-12 2(2-0)
Familiarization with concepts and issues in K-12 educational assessment including planning, constructing, analyzing and applying assessment principles in a standards based curriculum. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S,SS)

ED 446 Teaching K-12 Art 4(3-2)
Focuses on art curriculum, methods, and assessment to prepare art educators to successfully teach in K-12 standards-based art classrooms; 60 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 447 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 4(3-2)
Familiarizes students with Colorado foreign language standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning, and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 448 Teaching Foreign Language (K-12) 4(3-2)
Familiarizes students with Colorado foreign language standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning, and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 449 Teaching Choral Music (K-12) 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Music Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, MUS 144, 145, 186, 241, 242, and 246. (F,S) (*30 hrs/semester field experience required)

ED 450 Teaching Instrumental Music (K-12) 3(2-2)
Familiarization with the Colorado Music Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment will be discussed, and demonstrated. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, MUS 144, 145, 186, 241, 242, and 246. (*30 hrs/semester field experience required) (F,S)

ED 451 Teaching Secondary Social Studies 4(3-2)
Familiarizes students with the Colorado content standards, including standards-based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 461 Atypical Students in the Secondary School 3(2-2)
Individual differences as they affect the learning process. Instructional alternatives for meeting individual needs including handicapped and gifted. Emphasis on main streamed students. Field experience required. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F,S)

ED 481 Practicum & Seminar in Education (3-6 VAR)
Supervised practicum and seminar in second teaching or endorsement area. Prerequisite: admission to Education. (F,S,SS) Repeatable

ED 485 Capstone Seminar in Education 2(2-0)
Explores substantive issues facing teacher, including meeting the needs of at-risk students; creating inclusive, equitable learning communities, and methods of effective inquiry in education. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and enrollment in student teaching. (F,S)

ED 487 Student Teaching Elementary (6, 12 VAR)
Elementary level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: approved application for student teaching. (F,S)

ED 488 Student Teaching Secondary (6, 12 VAR)
Secondary level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence Prerequisite: approved application for student teaching. (F,S)

ED 489 Student Teaching K-12 (6, 12 VAR)
K-12 level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: approved application for student teaching. (F,S)

ED 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR) (*) Repeatable

ED 494 Field Experience (1,3,5,10 VAR)
Field experience in an educational setting. Not applicable to teacher certification (S/U grading). (*) Repeatable

ED 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR) (*) Repeatable


GRADUATE COURSES

ED 500 Workshop (1-3 VAR)

Designed for activity-oriented experiences to be conducted in short summer sessions. Each workshop has a subtitle and no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*) Repeatable

ED 505 Education Across Cultures 2(2-0)
Analysis of multiculturalism and how the educational process can be adapted to children of diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 512 Teaching Diverse Learners 3(3-0)
Focuses on legislation for special education, nature of exceptionalities, and meeting the needs of K-12 students, including second language learners; 30 hours field experiences. Prerequisites: graduate standing plus PSYCH 351 or ED 555. (F,S)

ED 514 Teaching K-6 Math and Science 3(3-0)
Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies in math and science in the elementary school. Prerequisite: graduate standing (*)

ED 520 Educational Media and Technology 3(3-0)
Prepares teachers to use technology for instruction, assessment, management, and research. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS)

ED 521 Classroom Integration of Internet 2(2-0)
Methods to effectively and legally integrate the Internet into the classroom as a communication and instructional tool. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 522 Issues in Education 2(2-0)
Contemporary problems in education, their historical development and philosophical implications. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*) Repeatable

ED 523 Teaching and Managing Technology 2(2-0)
Strategies, processes, and procedures for managing technology in K-12, including efficient use of emerging pedagogies. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 524 Advanced Techniques of Teaching Elementary Social Studies 2(2-0)
Analysis of techniques for conceptual approaches to teaching socialization skills, critical thinking and inquiry skills; and helping children develop healthy attitudes and values. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 525 Advanced Techniques of Teaching Elementary Science and Health 2(2-0)
Emphasis on the newest concepts, techniques and materials for teaching elementary school science and health. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 526 School Health Curriculum 2(2-0)
Training (by grade level) in the use of by “Growing Healthy” -the Primary Grades Health Curriculum Project and the School Health Curriculum Project. This is lateral spread training only, by agreement with the Rocky Mountain Regional Training Center. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 527 Productivity Tools for Classroom 1(1-0)
Applications of Microsoft Office as a productivity tool, including integration of use in classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 528 Integration of Educational Software 1(1-0)
Familiarity with and criteria for selecting evaluating, and using quality educational software. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 529 Literacy & Technology 2(2-0)
Methods for using technology to assess and teach literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 530 Instructional Programming 2(2-0)
Principles of curriculum design, educational goals, instructional objectives, and developing long- middle- and short-range plans. For elementary and secondary teachers. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 531 Diverse Learners & Technology 3(3-0)
Strategies for using technology to enhance learning for all students, with emphasis on the relationship between technology and equity. Field experience required. Prerequisites; ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor permission, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 532 Hardware & Networking for Educators 3(3-0)
Pedagogical and practical considerations in using networking and hardware in schools. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, graduate standing. (SS)

ED 533 Instructional Theory & Tech Design 3(3-0)
Instructional system design theories and models and their adaptation to plan and use technology effectively in the classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor permission, graduate standing. (F,S)

ED 534 Multimedia Design 3(3-0)
Methods and tools for creating multimedia learning objects for K-12 classrooms. Field experience required. Prerequisites: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (SS)

ED 542 Contemporary Techniques of Classroom Management 2(2-0)
What research and professional practice say about organizing students, space, information, and resources; motivating, goal setting, communicating, and problem solving with student; and handling disruption and behavior problems. (*)

ED 544 Teaching Secondary Science 3(3-0)
Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies necessary to prepare students to teach in secondary standards-based science classrooms. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 545 Applied Educational Assessment & Instruction K-12 2(2-0)
Familiarization with concepts and issues in K-12 educational assessment including planning, constructing, analyzing and applying assessment principles in a standards based curriculum. Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education Program. (F,S,SS)

ED 546 Teaching K-12 Art 3(3-0)
Focuses on Art curriculum, methods, and assessment to prepare art educators to successfully teach in K-12 standards-based art classrooms. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 547 Teaching English in Secondary Schools 3(3-0)
Familiarizes students with Colorado Language Arts Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 548 Teaching Foreign Language 3(3-0)
Familiarizes students with Colorado Foreign Language Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 550 K-12 Music Methods 3(3-0)
Familiarization with the Colorado Music Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning and strategies for general, instrumental, and vocal music will be emphasized. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 551 Teaching Secondary Social Studies 3(3-0)
Familiarizes students with Colorado Social Studies Content Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F)

ED 555 Foundations of Learning Disorders 3(3-0)
Exceptionalities: emphasis on high-incidence handicaps. Includes recent legislation and identification, referral, staffing and placement procedures. Major intervention strategies examined. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 560 Professional Development in Curriculum and Instruction (1-3 VAR)
Stresses skill-building in classroom instruction, including curriculum development and student assessment. Current innovations in public education are also addressed. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 561 Atypical Students in the Secondary School 3(2-2)
Individual differences as they affect the learning process. Instructional alternatives for meeting individual needs including handicapped and gifted. Emphasis on mainstreamed students. Graduate project required. Prerequisites: graduate standing plus PSYCH 351 or ED 555. (F,S)

ED 580 Integrated Methods 3(3-0)
Prepares elementary teachers to teach Social Studies, with emphasis on integration of the expressive arts and PE. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*)

ED 581 Practicum & Seminar in Education (3-6 VAR)
Supervised practicum and seminar in second teaching or endorsement area. Prerequisites: admission to Education, graduate standing. (F,S,SS) Repeatable

ED 591 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*) Repeatable

ED 592 Research (1-3 VAR)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and permission of graduate adviser. (*) Repeatable

ED 593 Seminar 3(3-0)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. (*) Repeatable

ED 594 Field Experience (1-3 VAR)
Field experience in an educational setting. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (F,S,SS) Repeatable

ED 595 Independent Study (1-2 VAR)
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of graduate adviser. (*) Repeatable

ED 599 Thesis Research (1-6 VAR) (*) Repeatable