9: Curry School of Education

General Information | Teacher Education Degree Programs | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education | Department of Human Services
Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

EDLF 301 - (3) (Y)
Learning and Development

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 388
A survey course featuring the major principles of human growth, development, and learning that are central to the practice of teaching. Students have opportunities to apply what they have learned in a professional context.

EDLF 315 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Child Growth and Development

A survey course centering on children's affective, cognitive, and social development. Several major theoretical positions are explored and practical applications suggested.

EDLF 316 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Educational Psychology

Organized around two major concepts of learning: motivation and instruction. Teaches students to alter conditions of motivation and instruction in order to maximize the effectiveness of educational programs. Topics include motivation theory, learning theory, evaluation, self-management, and instructional strategies.

EDLF 345 - (2) (Y)
Introduction to Educational Technology

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program, EDLF 301/501
Laboratory experiences focused on instructional technology for teaching and learning.

EDLF 489 - (1-4) (IR)
Workshop in Instructional Technology

Topical Workshop designed to provide K-12 teachers with experience in instructional technology applications for use in classrooms and schools.

EDLF 501 - (3) (Y)
Learning and Development

Perequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 388
A survey course featuring the major principles of human growth, development, and learning that are central to the practice of teaching. Students will be provided with opportunities to apply what they have learned in a professional context. Credit not allowed for both EDLF 301 and EDLF 501.

EDLF 545 - (3) (Y)
Instructional Computing

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; education students given preference
Explores the use of computers to teach. Includes a survey of languages and tools often used in educational settings, including LOGO, spreadsheets, database, and word processing. Laboratory exercises and assignments enable students to practice skills, learn management techniques, review courseware, evaluate software, and develop instructional activities while completing professionally related projects. A lab experience required.

EDLF 546 - (3) (Y)
Software Applications in Education

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; education students given preference
Provides experience in major generic utility software, data base management, data graphing tools, graphic production. Students apply a wide variety of software to instructional and administrative problems.

EDLF 561 - (3) (Y)
Production of Instructional Materials

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Provides teachers with the skills and competencies needed to design and produce appropriate instructional media. Key topics include: media production planning, selecting appropriate media formats, illustrating concepts, processes and techniques, lettering for captions and text, mounting and preserving materials, audio design, supporting print materials, and media format translation.

EDLF 562 - (3) (Y)
Educational Video Production

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Provides introductory experiences for teachers in producing educational video programs. Emphasizes the design and production of video materials in education and industry. Participants operate as production crews in studio simulations and as producers-directors of field projects. The competencies of program design, production, and utilization are emphasized.

EDLF 563 - (3-6) (SI)
Advanced Video Technology

Prerequisite: EDLF 562 or equivalent. Video design/production experience; permission of instructor
Field experience in the design, production and post-production phases of video programs. Participants function as production team members. Emphasis is on producing programs that meet the research, instructional, and information dissemination needs of the Curry School of Education.

EDLF 564 - (3) (Y)
Instructional Photography

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Explores the use of photography as a research technique and as a classroom activity. Emphasis on the basic competencies required to visualize images and execute the steps of exposing, processing and printing them. Topics include: basic darkroom equipment; chemistry and processes; camera operation; film exposure and filtration; image control with the view camera; studio lighting; copy techniques; audio narration and synchronization. Students need access to an adjustable camera, and provide their own film, paper, and other supplies.

EDLF 565 - (3-6) (Y)
Advanced Photography

Prerequisite: EDLF 564 or equivalent experience; permission of instructor
Initial lectures and demonstrations cover a selected range of skills that are requisite to the serious use of the medium. This is followed by presentations and discussions on the application of photography to specific areas such as instruction (visual media design and production), research (principles of visual anthropology and other field-work applications), and aesthetics (photography as human expression).

EDLF 586 - (3) (Y)
Museums and Education

Introduces the history and development of museums and their educational work in America. Themes include an overview of museum history; exemplary museum interpretation and educational programs; instructional designs for teaching with objects and collections; and strategies for working with school groups and other audiences. Course format consists of lectures, site visits and design projects.

EDLF 589 - (1-6) (S)
Selected Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

EDLF 590 - (1-3) (IR)
Workshop

Special topics offered as needed. Generally on experimental or shortened course format.

EDLF 591 - (1-6) (IR)
Internship/Practicum

A special assignment providing a unique experience in an educational setting that is consistent with the students' professional objectives and program focus and that is agreed to by the advisor. A written description of the experience must be agreed upon by the advisor and supervisor and filed in the Office of Student Affairs.


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