7000

EDCE 7000I Language and Learning

The course examines learning theories and their application to language learning with an emphasis on the student as both teacher and learner. Special emphasis is given to talking to learn and writing to learn.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7100A Urban Schools in a Diverse Society

Credits

EDCE 7100C Creative Movement and Music in Childhood Education

Integrating the expressive arts into all areas of the curriculum. Focus on creative expression as an effective modality for teaching. Strategies that allow teachers to model creativity for their students in a supportive learning environment. Students should come prepared for moderate physical activity.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 10 hours of fieldwork at the 1-3 or 4-6 grade levels. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7150C Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Contexts

This course will offer a practical overview of the fundamentals of teaching and learning in early childhood contexts. Linking research and theory about how young children develop and learn, the course will present insights about how to create developmentally appropriate/culturally responsive learning environments, curriculum, instruction, assessment strategies, and teaching attitudes that support young children's optimal development through the collection of direct evidence of children's behaviors and work and how to use these data to inform and guide teaching. Ongoing studies of children will be required throughout the course.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

10-15 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7200C Field-based Inquiry: TESOL

Through supervised field-based investigations of the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in grades pre-K through 12, teacher candidates will investigate how theoretical and empirical foundations of the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) are implemented in actual classrooms, linking theory and practice. The course will involve focused classroom observations and the creation of lesson plans and units of study as teacher candidates apply and adapt methodologies and assist the cooperating ESL teacher in instruction. Students will spend 7 weeks in grade pre-K through 6 and 7 weeks in grades 7-12 (3-4 hours per week). The course will meet in a weekly seminar. Required of all students in the graduate initial certification program in TESOL.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC 7200A, either EDUC 7300A or EDUC 7500A, EDCE 5400C.

Contact Hours

Includes 45 hrs in-school experience and bi-weekly seminar.

EDCE 7200F Contemporary Problems in Bilingual Education

Workshop to assist teachers in bilingual education in solving, through action research, problems they encounter in their teaching and in the development and use of materials.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDUC 7500G or present full-time service as a teacher. This course must be taken before EDUC 2200I.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7201G Student/Supervised Teaching in the Arts P-6

Students will complete their student teaching in grades PreK-6 and attend a weekly seminar. Permission of the program director required.

Credits

2

Corequisites

EDCE 7204G.

Contact Hours

10-25 hr./wk. (150 total)

EDCE 7202G Student/Supervised Teaching in the Arts 7-12

Students will complete their student teaching in grades 7-12 and attend a weekly seminar. Permission of the program head is required.

Credits

2

Corequisites

EDCE 7205G

Contact Hours

10-25 hrs./wk. (150 total)

EDCE 7203G Capstone Field Experience in Educational Theatre

Students will work closely to create a final teaching experience that coincides with their professional goals. Students must attend seminar.

Credits

3

Corequisites

EDCE 7204G.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7204G Seminar in Teaching in the Arts P-6

Seminar provides student teachers an opportunity to meet, reflect and generate ideas for their current P-6 student teaching placements. Weekly discussions focus on preparing student teachers for the job search as well as for a career in education.

Credits

1

Corequisites

EDCE 7201G.

Contact Hours

1 hr./wk.

EDCE 7205G Seminar in Teaching in the Arts 7-12

Seminar provides student teachers an opportunity to meet, reflect, and generate ideas for their current 7-12 student teaching placements. Weekly discussions focus on preparing student teachers for the job search as well as for a career in education.

Credits

1

Corequisites

EDCE 7202G.

Contact Hours

1 hr./wk.

EDCE 7250C Curriculum Development in ECE

Critical examination of principles underlying curriculum development and program planning for young children. How to prepare the environment, integrate the day, differentiate instruction for students with varying needs, discipline effectively, and use technology. To be taken with or after student teaching. Required for initial certification. Ancillary requirement for professional certificate (on advisement).

Credits

3

Contact Hours

10-15 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7300C Young Children's Education in Diverse Non-School Settings

This course explores the processes of teaching and learning as they occur for young children in non-school settings in culturally diverse contexts. The course will lead participants through a series of visits to institutions that facilitate children's learning (such as libraries, museums, hospital settings, playgrounds, cultural education programs, etc.). Candidates will compare these to comparable institutions in their own or other countries.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7300F Contemporary Problems and Issues in Early Childhood Education

The identification and study of classroom and school problems educators encounter in their teaching, including effective instruction for children with a range of special needs. Serves as an introduction to action research and as preparation for the research sequence of courses the student will complete at the final stage of the program. Required for professional certification in Early Childhood.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

A minimum of 18 credits or special permission of advisor.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7301G Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Education I

Full time supervised student teaching for 20 - 50 days in one developmental level of early childhood (as part of 70 days total in student/supervised teaching). Accompanying weekly seminar integrates the teaching experience with course work. Required for those in the initial certification program. To be completed at the end of the program sequence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Advance approval necessary.

Corequisites

EDUC 1900G.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7302G Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Education II

Full time supervised student teaching for 20 - 50 days in a second developmental level of early childhood (as part of 70 days total in student/supervised teaching). Accompanying weekly seminar integrates the teaching experience with course work. Required for those in the initial certification program. To be completed at the end of the program sequence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Advance approval necessary.

Corequisites

EDUC 1900G.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7303G Supervised Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Education

Full time supervised student teaching for a semester in their own classroom for those who teach full-time. Accompanying weekly seminar integrates the teaching experience with course work. Option for those in the initial certification program. To be completed at the end of the program sequence.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Advance approval necessary.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7304G Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Seminar

Supervised student teaching for 100 hours in pre-K, or grades 1-2 and a weekly seminar. Includes special seminars on school violence prevention and intervention, safety education and fire and arson prevention. Required of students in the Teaching Fellows program that provides supervision of student teaching.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Advance approval required.

EDCE 7305G Supervised Teaching in Early Childhood Education and Seminar

Supervised teaching for one semester in the student's own classroom in pre-K, K, or grades 1-2 (the level being different from that in EDUC 0304G) and a weekly seminar. Required of students in the Teaching Fellows program that provides supervision of teaching.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Advance approval required.

EDCE 7306G Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Early Childhood Special Education

Supervised Teaching is an opportunity to further develop the essential skills, dispositions, and self-reflection necessary to be an effective and successful early childhood special education educator. Seminar discussions will offer the opportunity to integrate theory learned in coursework with experiences teaching in the field. Candidates have the opportunity to choose a concentration in Early Intervention service (Birth-3), Special Education Itinerant Teacher service preschool age (3-5) or school age early childhood (K-2).

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Completion of 12 credits in the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Special Education Program; advisor approval

Contact Hours

3 hrs./wk.

EDCE 7400C Teaching Literacy Through Drama

This course explores how teachers can help students develop literacy skills in order to better articulate ideas and create a base for further learning in a broad range of subjects. The course will also discuss strategies to support English Language Learners (ELL). The main concepts, structures, and conventions of the field of literacy and language acquisition through drama will also be investigated.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7400F Contemporary Problems and Issues in Childhood Education

The identification and study of classroom and school problems educators encounter in their teaching, including effective instruction for children with a range of special needs. Serves as an introduction to action research and as preparation for the research sequence of courses the student will complete at the final stage of the program. Required for professional certification in Childhood Education.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

A minimum of 18 credits or special permission of advisor.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7401A Introduction to Urban Schools for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

This intensive introductory course provides practical information and experiences for teaching ESOL, with particular attention to urban schools, language minority students, and the NYC school system. Part I focuses on introductory issues in education and instructional models.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7401G Student Teaching in Childhood Education I and Seminar

Supervised teaching full time for seven weeks in grades 1-3 and weekly seminar. Required of all students in the initial certification program in childhood education who are not currently holding a full-time teaching position.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Advance approval required. 21 cr. of initial certification courses and CST examination (Advanced Certificate students: See advisor or program head for necessary prerequisites);

Corequisites

EDUC 1900G.

EDCE 7402A Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

This intensive introductory course provides practical information and experiences for teaching ESOL, including an overview of current language acquisition theories, NYS learning standards, and culturally relevant pedagogy. Participants use their fieldwork placements in combination with class readings and discussions as the basis for course assignments and teaching preparation. Practice teaching is an integral part of this course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

EDCE 7401A.

Corequisites

Instructional assignment in ESL summer school program.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7402G Student Teaching in Childhood Education II and Seminar

Supervised teaching full time for seven weeks in grades 4-6 and weekly seminar. Required of all students in the graduate initial certification program in childhood education who are not currently holding a full-time teaching position.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Advance approval required. 21 cr. of initial certification courses and CST examination. Advanced Certificate students: See advisor or program head for necessary prerequisites.

EDCE 7403G Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education I and Seminar

Supervised teaching for one semester in the students' own classroom in grades 1-3 or 4-6 and weekly seminar. Required of all students in the initial certification program who are presently teaching full time.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

21 cr. of initial certification courses and CST examination. Advance approval required.

Corequisites

EDCE 1900Q.

EDCE 7404G Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education II and Seminar

Supervised student teaching for 120 hours at the grade level (1-3 or 4-6) that the student did not complete in Supervised Teaching I, and weekly seminar.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

21 cr. of initial certification courses and CST examination. Advance approval required.

EDCE 7405G Student Teaching in Childhood Education and Seminar

Supervised student teaching for 100 hours at grade level (1-3 or 4-6) and weekly seminar. Includes special seminars on school violence prevention and intervention, safety education, and fire and arson prevention. Required of students in the Teaching Fellows program and similar programs that provide supervision of student teaching.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Advance approval required.

EDCE 7406G Supervised Student Teaching in Childhood Education Seminar

Supervised student teaching for one semester in the student's own classroom in grades 1 to 3 or 4 to 6 (the level being different from that in EDUC 0405G) and weekly seminar. Required of students in the Teaching Fellows program and similar programs that provide supervision of student teaching.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Advance approval required.

EDCE 7500C Emergent to Fluent Literacy

(Prereq. for Graduate Program in Literacy Acquisition and Development) Emergent to fluent literacy acquisition for students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and students with special needs; assessment of semantic, syntactic, phonic, and phonemic awareness; strategies for children having difficulties in acquisition of speaking, listening, reading, and writing competencies; organizing shared, guided, and independent reading and writing instruction; use of technology.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

15 hours of fieldwork in exemplary setting. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7500F Special Topics in Educational Theatre

This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a current topic in Educational Theatre in depth over a weekend of intensive study. The topic will vary each semester.

Credits

1

Contact Hours

1 hr./wk.;

EDCE 7501G Seminar in Bilingual Education

This weekly seminar addresses applications of the principles of teaching to all aspects of the curriculum; understandings and skills to plan a coherent and integrated curriculum; assessment systems that inform teaching and support student learning; developing classroom structures, routings, teaching strategies, and skills that build community and maintain discipline with a range of learners. Special emphasis is given to match instructional approaches with the needs and interests of diverse learners as well as how to build a respectful and productive classroom environment and effective home-school relations.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

100 hours of fieldwork.

Corequisites

EDCE 7502G, EDUC 1900G.

Contact Hours

2 hr./wk.

EDCE 7502G Student Teaching in Bilingual Education

The student teaching experience is designed to provide prospective childhood teachers with opportunities to teach and critically analyze teaching practices in monolingual and bilingual classrooms. Students will: develop and improve teaching practices and organizational skills; practice the use two languages to meet the academic, cognitive and emotional needs of all students; practice formal and informal assessment techniques; examine special features of classroom management in the bilingual classroom; develop awareness of the many ways in which the classroom, home and community environment are supportive of the learner. 300 hrs.

Credits

4

Corequisites

EDCE 7501G, EDUC 1900G.

EDCE 7503G Student Teaching in TESOL (Grades Pre-K - 12)

Candidates will spend 15 weeks of supervised student teaching in grades Pre-K through 12, apportioned between elementary (P-6) and secondary (P-12) classroom settings. The supervised student teaching experience is designed to provide prospective English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers with opportunities to teach and critically analyze teaching practices in classroom for English language learners. Candidates will: develop and improve teaching strategies and organizational skills to meet the needs of all students; practice formal and informal assessment techniques; examine special features of classroom management; and develop awareness of learning environments, including home and community. Required of all students in the graduate initial certification program in TESOL.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

EDCE 2600C, EDCE 5201C, EDCE 5400C, EDCE 5700C, EDCE 5800C, EDCE 6000K, EDCE 6800C, EDCE 6900C, and EDCE 7200C; 300 Hours of in-school experience and weekly seminar

Corequisites

EDCE 7504G, EDUC 1900G.

EDCE 7504G Seminar in TESOL

This weekly seminar addresses applications of the principles of teaching to all aspects of the curriculum: understandings and skills to plan a coherent and integrated curriculum; assessment systems that inform teaching and support student learning; developing classroom structures, routines, teaching strategies, and skills that build community and maintain discipline with a range of learners. Special emphasis is given to match instructional approaches with the needs and interests of diverse learners as well as how to build a respectful and productive classroom environment and effective home-school relations.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

EDCE 2600C, EDCE 5201C, EDCE 5400C, EDCE 5700C, EDCE 5800C, EDCE 6000K, EDCE 6800C, EDCE 6900C, and EDCE 7200C; 300 Hours of in-school experience and weekly seminar

Corequisites

EDCE 7503G, EDUC 1900G.

EDCE 7510C Literacy Strategies: From Birth to 6th grade

This course will address children's literature, resources, content area literacies, texts, instructional texts, instructional strategies, differentiated instruction, and activities. We will also cover multiple literacies, multiple sign systems, and multimodal responses. Thus, this class will also consider literacies beyond school literacies and modalities beyond print modalities, and will expose people to a broad range of media technology that complement the developmental spectrum. Readings in this course will inform about literacy development for learners of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as the students with special needs. Strategies for helping and assessing learners informally and formally with reading, listening, viewing, writing, and speaking will be discussed and developed. Practical applications of theoretical underpinnings of literacy development will be contextualized through organizing reading assignments, hands-on class activities, written assignments, and projects. The texts and discussions will explore the current philosophies of literacy instruction.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 10 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7600A Artistic Lab I

This course is an opportunity for new candidates in the program to collaborate artistically with veteran candidates. All candidates will facilitate their peers in an artistic experience as they reconnect to their artistry.

Credits

0

Contact Hours

15 hr./wk.

EDCE 7600C Fluent to Experienced Literacy

(Prereq. for Graduate Program in Literacy Acquisition and Development) Balanced literacy instruction for fluent readers and writers from a diversity of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and needs; becoming experienced in a variety of genres; literacy assessment, instructional implications, and curriculum design for inferential/deep structure comprehension; content area literacies; word work; selection of appropriate materials; use of technology.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 15 hours of fieldwork in exemplary setting. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7600F Conflict Resolution Through Theatre

This course explores how drama can provide a format for young people to discuss conflict resolution, peer pressure, bullying and other issues that affect them. The course will enable candidates to discover how to create a safe environment and empower children to develop problem solving skills and assume personal responsibility as well as understand perspective on a situation. This course includes creating lesson plans (learning experiences) and generating strategies to use in the classroom to navigate through these topics.

Credits

EDCE 7601A Artistic Lab II

This course is an opportunity for seasoned candidates in the program to collaborate artistically with new candidates. All candidates will facilitate their peers in an artistic experience as they reconnect to their artistry.

Credits

0

Contact Hours

1 hr./wk.

EDCE 7603N Practicum in Childhood Education (grades 1-6)

Credits

EDCE 7610C Literacy Strategies and Resources in the Content Areas (5th-12th)

This course will explore literacy practices in the different content areas, and support teachers in developing instructional strategies and learning activities for literacy learning across the curriculum. Special areas of concentration will be: crafting a culturally responsive curriculum; content area literacies; interdisciplinary and cross curricular connections; different dimensions of reading comprehension with different text types and disciplinary contexts; writing to learn strategies; the use of popular and multimodal texts to support academic literacies; and an analysis of the Regents exams. There will be a special emphasis on specific strategies to support literacy learning and growth, particularly learners of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds as well as the students with special needs. Candidates will explore how different identities around age, gender, class, race, language, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc. are constructed through different literacy practices and cultural lenses.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 10 hours of fieldwork. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7700A Drama in Education

This course explores how drama and theatre facilitate learning in educational, cultural, and community settings. Includes an examination of key aspects of the field's historical development through the work of prominent leaders, the relationships between theories of dramatic art and general education principles and the main concepts, pedagogies, and conventions of the field of Educational Theatre.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7703G Internship in Bilingual Special Education

Students will be assigned to a school and will spend half a semester teaching in a regular class and half a semester student teaching in a special class for exceptional bilingual children.

Credits

4

Contact Hours

4 hr./wk.

EDCE 7800A Exploring the History of Theatre

This course explores dramatic texts from the historical and dramaturgical perspective. Different genres, styles and movements will be investigated, offering different perspectives and a comprehensive view of the role of theatre history in educational theatre. Beginning with the origins of theatre in ritual and play in ancient cultures, Roman and Byzantine theatre, western theatre from the Middle Ages to modernity, theatre of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as dramatic theory and criticism. Contemporary plays will also be studied. This course offers students the tools to analyze text, theatrical periods, and geographic and cultural areas. Dramaturgical studies will be investigated, as well as practical implementation of how to teach theatre history in the classroom.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7800C Critical Examination of Current Original Research in Literacy

Designed to help candidates explore the current research in literacy learning and teaching, this course combines theory and practice in an effort to integrate what we do in the classroom with what we understand about research, literacy, teaching, and learning. Candidates explore major literacy theorists, a range of theoretical frameworks, and a variety of research contexts and learn to locate, critique, annotate, and synthesize research. In raising and addressing issues and themes relevant to literacy and literacy research, the course emphasizes the range of literacy research, its purposes, rationales, significance, and implications.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

Includes 8 hours of fieldwork in certificate area. 3 hr./wk.

EDCE 7801C Beginning Literacy Research Seminar

The first of a four semester course sequence designed to support candidates in conceptualizing a research project around literacy learning and teaching. In this first course, the focus is on the teacher as researcher and writer who discovers different ways of looking at literacy learning, formulates significant research questions, and pursues a line of inquiry. Candidates will investigate the ways in which their cultural backgrounds are connected to their research questions. Candidates will learn a variety of data collection tools for conducting teacher research and engage hands-on research techniques to further these theoretical understandings.

Credits

2

Contact Hours

Includes 8 hours of fieldwork. 2 hr./wk.

EDCE 7802C Literacy Research Seminar II

The second of a four semester course designed to support candidates in conceptualizing a research project around literacy learning and teaching. In this second semester, the focus is on the teacher as researcher and writer who develops expertise in a certain area of the literature, discovers the silences and gaps in the present literature, and who chooses a theoretical framework. Candidates will develop further skills in critiquing and analyzing research and will design a literature review in which they bring together major voices, concepts, and contributions in their chosen literacy area.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

EDCE 0801C.

Contact Hours

Includes 8 hours of fieldwork. 2 hr./wk.

EDCE 7803C Literacy Research Seminar III

The third of a four semester course designed to support candidates in conceptualizing a research project around literacy learning and teaching. In this semester the focus is on the teacher as researcher and writer who develops expertise in choosing research methods, creating a specific research design, and implementing this research design. Candidates will develop further skills in articulating the construction, purposes, rationales, and specific formats of a variety of research methods. Candidates will design a methodology chapter where they bring all of these knowledges and skills together. Candidates will begin to implement data collection and learn some techniques for data analysis.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

EDCE 7801C and EDCE 7802C.

Contact Hours

Includes 8 hours of fieldwork. 2 hr./wk.

EDCE 7804C Literacy Research Seminar IV

This course is the final of four research seminars. Work will focus on the completion, publication, and public presentation of research findings. Students will view their work in the context of the professional literacy organizations and journals and prepare to present their question, research design for collecting data, conclusions, and new emerging questions in a public forum for all students in the Graduate Literacy Acquisition and Development Program.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

EDCE 7801C, EDCE 7802C, and EDCE 7803C.

Contact Hours

1 hr./wk.

EDCE 7900A Devising Theatre K-12

This course explores how the creation of original material fosters empowerment through participation and discovery. Inherent in the aesthetic approach to devising theatre is the development of personal understanding, decision-making, and collaborative tools, thus fostering communication skills and social exchange. The main concepts, structures and conventions of devising theatre will be investigated. Guidelines for devising and structuring drama/theatre programs and curricula will be explored.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.