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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


School of Education


CURRINS Curriculum and Instruction



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110 Reading Proficiency for College Students I. 1 cr. U. Presentation of techniques for the acquisition of basic reading skills. Emphasis on vocabulary building, text organizational structures, and comprehension.|Prereq: completion of Nelson-Denny reading test.
112 College Reading: (Subtitled). 1 cr. U. Read and respond to text and essays by summarizing information, examining perspective, comparing and contrasting ideas and evaluating arguments.|May be retaken to max of 3 cr. Prereq: completion of Nelson-Denny reading test.
140 Field Experience with Families & Communities. 1 cr. U. Field experience in local agencies providing services to families.|Prereq: CurrIns 312(C) or cons instr.
233 Introduction to Children's and Young Adult Literature. 3 cr. U. Introductory survey will focus on the literary merit and cultural contexts of works written for children and young adults.|Prereq: none.
240 Field Experience with Dual Language Learners. 2 cr. U. Field experience with dual language learners in various settings.|Prereq: CurrIns 140(P) & 501(C); or cons instr.
250 1st-Year Student Seminar: Early Childhood Education. 1 cr. U. Introductory seminar for first-year and transfer Early Childhood Education intended students.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 279 with same topic. Prereq: none.
279 Current Topics in Curriculum and Instruction: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Special topics for undergraduates will be offered from time to time. See Schedule of Classes.|Prereq: none.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: cons instr; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
300 Introduction to Teaching: Colloquium and Fieldwork. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the teaching profession and teaching in urban schools. Provides an overview of educational, multicultural, social, economic, and political issues that influence urban schools.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 100. Prereq: soph st.
301 Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching. 3 cr. U. Approaches to infant/toddler care and education; instructional material and techniques to foster infant/toddler development; strategies for administering and managing learning environments.|Prereq: soph st & admis to School of Educ; or cons instr.
302 Curriculum Design in Early Childhood. 3 cr. U. Curriculum design and unit development in pre-primary and early primary classrooms.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or cons instr.
306 MCEA Clinical Experience, Grades 1-3. 1 cr. U. Clinical experience with children in grades 1-3. Focus on literacy tutoring with individual students and in small groups.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, CurrIns 536(C), & 556(C); or cons instr.
307 MCEA Clinical Experience, Grades 4-8. 2 cr. U. Clinical experience focusing on instructional practices in grades 4-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, CurrIns 306(P), & 557(C); or cons instr.
310 Curriculum for the Pre and Early Adolescent. 1-4 cr. U. The determination of curriculum and instructional approaches appropriate for the pre and early adolescent age group.|Prereq: admis to School of Educ.
312 Introduction to Early Childhood Education. 3 cr. U. Overview of content, methods, and issues pertaining to the organization and directing of early childhood programs. Topics include program development, delivery of services, health, safety, nutrition, and home-school-community relations.|Prereq: CurrIns 140(C).
313 Teaching Economics in the Social Studies Curriculum. 2 cr. U. Approaches to teaching economics in the social studies curriculum. Latest research and teaching practices. A study of cooperative enterprises to meet Wisconsin's statutory requirement.|Prereq: Econ 100(C).
314 Field Work I in Early Childhood Education - PreK/K. 1 cr. U. Field experience with children in prekindergarten or kindergarten. Planning and implementation of learning opportunities in the classroom.|Prereq: jr st, CurrIns 302(C)
316 Field Work in Secondary Reading in Content Areas, Grade 6-12: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Field-based application of subject matter methods and instructional strategies in vocabulary development and comprehension, and assessment of student understanding of subject matter texts.|Cr/no cr only. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ; CurrIns 545 or equiv; & conc reg in subject matter methods course.
320 Introduction to Critical Media Literacy. 1 cr. U. Introduction to media literacy and applications of instructional technology to support student learning.|Prereq: admis to SOE or cons instr.
321 Introduction to the Teaching of Social Studies. 1 cr. U. Methods and content introducing the teaching of social studies in secondary schools.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
323 Teaching of Social Studies: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. U. An examination of the purposes of social studies education in the schools with work in content selection, educational process and the nature of inquiry.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
325 Instructional Strategies for Using the Computer. 1 cr. U. An examination of the instructional uses of computers. Focus on instructional strategies, software evaluation, and management of student learning.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
326 Environmental Education for Teachers. 1 cr. U. Study of environmental issues and problems affecting local, state, and national resources. Fulfills WI DPI certification required for teachers.|Prereq: jr st, admis to School of Educ.
327 Teaching of Science in the Elementary School. 1-4 cr. U. The objectives, materials, and techniques of teaching elementary science.|Not retakeable for degree cr. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
328 Introduction to Teaching Science in Middle and High School. 3 cr. U. Exploration of science teaching through developing some foundational teaching strategies and working with students in middle and high schools.|Prereq: none.
330 Teaching of Mathematics: Early Childhood. 3 cr. U. Methods and curriculum for facilitating the learning of mathematics with children ages 3-8. Emphasis on number concepts, problem solving, and intuitive geometry.|Prereq: jr st, admis to School of Educ, Math 176 with grade of C or better, & CurrIns 302(P); or cons instr.
331 Teaching of Mathematics, Elementary School. 3 cr. U. Methods and curriculum for teaching mathematics in grades 1-6. Emphasis on whole numbers, computing devices, fractions/decimals, geometry, measurement, statistics, and problem-solving.|Prereq: jr st; admis to SOE; Math 176(P) with grade C or better; or cons instr
332 Teaching of Mathematics: Middle School. 2-3 cr. U. Methods and curriculum for the teaching of mathematics in the middle school. Emphasis on advanced arithmetic topics, number theory, probability and statistics, geometry, measurement, and applications.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ; CurrIns 331(P).
333 Introduction to Teaching, Grades 1-8. 3 cr. U. Introduction to the teaching profession in grades 1-8 in urban setting. Overview of educational, multicultural, social and economic, and political issues that influence urban schools.|Prereq: Ed Psy 330(C) or cons instr.
334 Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages. 1-4 cr. U. The study of modern foreign language; application of teaching methods to the teaching of modern foreign languages.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
335 Instructional Computing I for Teachers. 1 cr. U. Introduction to instructional computing for teachers with emphasis on primary grades.|Prereq: admis to Collaborative Teacher Ed Prog for Urban Communities.
336 Instructional Computing II for Teachers. 1 cr. U. Instructional computing for teachers with emphasis on intermediate grades.|Prereq: admis to MCEA prog.
337 Instructional Computing III for Teachers. 1 cr. U. Instructional computing with emphasis on electronic portfolio development.|Prereq: admis to MCEA (Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence) program & CurrIns 336(P).
338 Teaching of Science in Early Childhood. 3 cr. U. Objectives, materials, and teaching methods for science in Early Childhood.|Prereq: jr st, admis to School of Educ, CurrIns 540(C), & 302(P); or cons instr.
340 Field Experience in Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms. 2 cr. U. Field experience with children in prekindergarten/kindergarten. Focus on early literacy lesson planning.|Prereq: CurrIns 240(P), 502(C) & admis to School of Educ; or cons instr.
343 Teaching of Reading. 1-4 cr. U. An introductory course in the teaching of reading. Involves fieldwork. Designed for students without teaching experience.|Prereq: admis to School of Educ or cons instr.
380 Teaching Music in Elementary Schools I, II. 2 cr. U. Methods, materials and observation of teaching vocal music in grades n-6. Includes junior participating experience.|Prereq: jr st & admis to school of educ or cons instr.
400 Field Work in Curriculum and Instruction: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Credit value to be determined by faculty advisor and student, on the basis of 1) the nature of the field work project, 2) the amount of time the student will spend with the project, and 3) relevant evaluation criteria to be agreed upon in advance by the student and his advisor.|Retakeable. Prereq: jr st.
401 Seminar for Student Teaching. 1 cr. U. Collaboration around solving problems encountered in urban teaching through a structured inquiry format with others involved in the student teaching experience.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
402 Student Teaching in Nursery and Kindergarten. 6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
404 Student Teaching in Primary Grades. 6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st & admis to student teaching.
406 Advanced MCEA Clinical Experience. 4 cr. U. Advanced clinical experience focusing on instructional practices in grades 1-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, & CurrIns 558(C); or cons instr.
407 Student Teaching in Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence. 5 or 9 cr. U. Full time student teaching in grades 1-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to student teaching, CurrIns 471(C) & 406(P); or cons instr.
415 (effective 09/02/2014) Preliminary Student Teaching: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Initial Student Teaching Experience for EAA Licensure Candidates.|Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
415 Student Teaching in Grades 7 and 8: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
423 Student Teaching in Social Studies. 2-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
423 (effective 01/26/2015) Student Teaching in Social Studies. 10-12 cr. U/G. Final Student Teaching Semester for EAA Social Studies Licensure Candidates.|Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
427 Student Teaching in Science. 2-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
430 Student Teaching in Computer Science. 2-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
431 Student Teaching in Mathematics. 2-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
437 Student Teaching in World Language- Minor: (Subtitled). 2-12 cr. U. Students pursuing a minor in a World Language: EC, MC-EA, EA-A, or EC-A.|Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
438 Student Teaching in World Language: Early Childhood-Adolescence. 2-12 cr. U. Students pursuing an EC-A major in a World Language.|May be retaken to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
440 Field Experience in the Primary Grades. 2 cr. U. Field experience with children in prekindergarten/kindergarten. Focus on literacy lesson planning.|Prereq: jr st, admis to School of Educ, CurrIns 340(P), & CurrIns 504(C); or cons instr.
442 Student Teaching in Bilingual Education. 2-12 cr. U. Students pursuing a supplemental certification in bilingual: EC, MC-EA, EA-A, or EC-A.|May be retaken to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st & admis to student teaching.
443 Student Teaching in English as a Second Language: Minor. 2-12 cr. U. Students pursuing a minor in ESL EC, MCEA, EAA, or ECA.|May be retaken to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st, eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
444 Student Teaching in ESL- Early Childhood-Adolescence: (Subtitled). 2-12 cr. U. Students pursuing an EC-A ESL major.|May be retaken to 12 cr max. Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
445 Seminar in Language Education. 3 cr. U. Provides student teachers in the Language Education program support to reflect on their student teaching experience and successfully complete the program portfolio.|Prereq: Admis to School of Educ; CurrIns 437(C), 438(C), 442(C), 443(C), or 444(C).
452 Student Teaching in English. 2-6 cr. U. |Prereq: jr st; eligibility for student teaching & dept req.
470 Professional Urban Teaching Linking Seminar: (Subtitled). 2 cr. U. Facilitates professional growth and development of teachers through structured inquiry, professional collaboration to solve problems in urban teaching, and personal assessment of progress using portfolios.|May be retaken with change of topic to max of 8 cr. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
471 Professional Seminar 4: The Effective Urban Educator. 3 cr. U. Integrated study of curriculum and classroom management to maximize children's learning in grades 1-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, & CurrIns 407(C); or cons instr.
497 Study Abroad. (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, cons instr, acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Independent Reading: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. U. |May be retaken. Prereq: jr st.
500 Workshop in Curriculum and Instruction: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U/G. Development of teacher growth through problem solving, self-expression, group thinking, and individual study. Individuals or small groups work on problems growing out of their professional needs. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in Timetable each time the course is offered.|May be retaken with change of topic. Prereq: jr st or grad st.
501 Language Acquisition for Children of Diverse Backgrounds. 3 cr. U. Examination of theories of language acquisition and development for children of diverse backgrounds. Teaching methods for developing literacy and biliteracy. Methods of sheltered language instruction.|Prereq: soph st, admis to School of Educ, CurrIns 312(P) & 240(C); or cons instr.
502 Emergent Literacy and Biliteracy in the Early Childhood Classroom. 3 cr. U. Study of literacy and biliteracy development of young children and teaching methods to support this development in the early childhood classroom.|Prereq: jr st, admis to School of Educ, CurrIns 501(P) & CurrIns 340(C); or con instr.
503 Assessment Issues in Language Education. 3 cr. U/G. Approaches to assessment of first and second language learning including rationale, traditional and alternative strategies, interpretation of results for placement, instruction, and program evaluation.|Prereq: jr st or instr cons; admis to School of Educ or grad st.
504 Teaching Reading and Writing in Early Childhood: The Primary Years. 3 cr. U. Integrating reading and writing instruction in grades 1-3, based on a child-centered, 'whole language' approach. Practicum included.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, CurrIns 502 (P), CurrIns 440(C); or cons instr.
505 Collaborative Relationships with Families, Schools and Communities. 3 cr. U. Theory and strategies for developing effective family-school relationships, with a focus on urban issues. Topics include: teacher-family communications, family education and support, community resources.|Prereq: jr st; admis to SOE; or cons instr.
508 Language and Urban Schooling. 3 cr. U/G. General overview of the major issues in both first and second language acquisition, and the relevant implications for urban schooling.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ, or grad st; or cons instr.
509 Reading and Social Welfare. 1 cr. U/G. Reading process, characteristics of effective reading programs and bibliotherapy as they relate to the work of school social workers.|Prereq: admis to Helen Bader School of Social Welfare.
510 Cooperative Strategies for Pre and Early Adolescents. 1-3 cr. U/G. Teaching and management strategies consistent with fostering productive learning environments for pre and early adolescents.|May be retaken to max of 3 cr. Prereq: admis to School of Educ, or grad st.
511 Curriculum and Guidance for Social -Emotional Learning. 3 cr. U. Study of classroom teaching strategies and curriculum and guidance methods designed to enhance children's social/emotional learning.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
512 Reflective Practice in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. 3 cr. U. Examination of connections between the urban context, ways of understanding diversity, and professional practice in early childhood classrooms, including implications of pedagogy, curriculum, and instruction.|Prereq: soph st, admis to SOE & CurrIns 312(P); or cons instr.
514 Field Work II in Early Childhood Education-Primary. 1 cr. U. Field experience with children in grades 1 through 3. Completion of assignments associated with CurrIns 504 while gaining practical experience in the classroom.|Prereq: jr st, CurrIns 502(P), & 504(C)
516 Field Work in Middle School. 2-6 cr. U/G. Implementation of strategies learned in the 6-12 teacher education program|May be taken to max of 6 cr. Prereq: admis to School of Educ or grad st.
518 (328) Science Methods I: Middle/Secondary Methods and Fieldwork. 3-6 cr. U/G. The objectives, curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment of middle/secondary school science.|Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: admis to School of Educ, or grad st.
519 (329) Science Methods II: Middle/Secondary Methods and Fieldwork. 3-6 cr. U/G. The objectives, curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment of middle/secondary school science. Includes fieldwork in middle/secondary school.|Not retakeable for cr. Prereq: admis to School of Educ or grad st.
520 Developing Mathematical Thinking in Young Children. 3 cr. U/G. Teaching and learning of mathematics, grades pre k-3. Emphasis on problem-solving, communication, developmentally appropriate experiences with whole numbers, fractions, geometry, measurement, and data analysis.|Prereq: jr st; teaching experience.
522 Economic Education. 3 cr. U/G. Approaches to teaching economic principles. Applications of economic reasoning to current problems. Curricular implications for school programs, grades K-12.|Prereq: jr st.
523 Current Issues and Practices in the Teaching of Social Studies. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of current issues in social studies curriculum reform. Emphasis on the latest research and teaching practices.|Prereq: CurrIns 323 or grad st.
525 Environmental Resources Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Methods and curriculum for teaching about environmental problems. Topic-specific prereq will be published in the Schedule of Classes|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st.
527 Science in the Elementary School. 3 cr. U/G. Study of science curriculum materials; instructional procedures; analysis of pupil learning modes; experience with science equipment; teaching of science as inquiry; individual problems and projects.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
530 Workshop in Computer Instruction in the Schools. 3 cr. U/G. Examination, construction and evaluation of computer extended instruction. Emphasis on participant development of curriculum materials and instructional procedures centered on pupil development.|Not open to students who have cr in Ed Psy 530, which is identical to CurrIns 530. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
531 Teaching of Computer Science. 3 cr. U/G. Methods and curriculum for the teaching of computer science in the secondary schools. A brief introduction to management of a computer laboratory.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ & CompSci 351; or grad st.
532 (333) Teaching of Mathematics: Secondary. 3 cr. U/G. Methods and curriculum for the teaching of mathematics in middle and high schools.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
533 Foreign Language Workshop. 1-4 cr. U/G. Analysis of current developments and changes in foreign language education. Critical examination of specific problems, conflicts, and trends -e.g. in teaching basic skills, teaching culture and literature, use of audio-visual materials and the language laboratory; the effect of current competition and foreign language student teaching supervision. Study of curriculum revision and of instructional materials. Individual curriculum projects or research possibilities.|Prereq: jr st & cons dept. Not
534 Instructional Strategies in Early Childhood Education. 3 cr. U. Study of instructional strategies and practices in the early childhood classroom to promote effective teaching and engaged learning for all children.|Prereq: jr st & admis to SOE; or cons instr.
535 Methods and Techniques in Affective Education. 1-3 cr. U/G. Basic principles and practical techniques for instruction in the affective domain are modeled and practiced. Although process oriented, the course does not neglect theoretical frameworks.|Prereq: jr st.
536 Literacy 1: Assessing and Teaching Early Literacy. 3 cr. U/G. Addresses early reading and language arts assessment and instruction with diverse learners. Includes concurrent clinical experience.|Prereq: jr st, CurrIns 306(C) & admis to SOE; or cons instr.
537 Literacy 2: Assessing and Teaching Literacy through Early Adolescence. 3 cr. U/G. The role of reading and language arts assessment and instruction with diverse learners in 1st-8th grade classrooms with particular emphasis on comprehension, vocabulary, and disciplinary literacy.|Prereq: jr st & admis to SOE; or cons instr.
538 Literacy 3: Introduction to New Literacies. 3 cr. U/G. Examines research based processes for literacy instruction, effects of and approaches for the use of technology on literacy development.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, & CurrIns 537(P); or cons instr.
540 Advanced Field Experience in Early Childhood Education. 3-6 cr. U. Advanced field experience, culmination of pre-student teaching experiences.|Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: sr st, admis to SOE & CurrIns 440(P); or cons instr.
541 Principles and Methods of Teaching ESL. 3 cr. U/G. Techniques of introducing ESL at the K-12 level. Teaching of basic language skills, especially listening comprehension and speaking. Curriculum materials and current literature in ESL. Micro teaching provided.|Prereq: jr st and admis to SOE; or cons instr
542 History and Politics of Second Language Education. 3 cr. U/G. General overview of the history, politics, legal and social contexts of language education in the United States today.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
543 Developing Biliteracy. 3 cr. U/G. Stresses the practical application of theory and research on language development in a bilingual setting. The development of primary language skills is emphasized.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr; admis to School of Educ, or grad st.
544 Improving the Teaching of Reading: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Focuses on instructional problems of teachers in teaching developmental reading. Specific topic and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; teaching experience.
545 Reading in the Content Areas: Middle, Junior, and Senior High School. 2-3 cr. U/G. Survey of reading process and developmental reading in the middle, junior and senior high school. Emphasis on application of instructional techniques relating the use of reading within subject matter fields.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ or grad st.
546 Language, Content, and Comprehensible Input. 3 cr. U/G. Theories and methods for delivering content to second language learners. Models of sheltered and learning strategies instruction will be explored.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
547 Curricular Applications of the Internet. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis and construction of internet based instruction focusing on the use of interactive media in grades 1-12.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ, or grad st.
550 Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin Am/Latino Cultural Heritage. 3 cr. U/G. Using children's books that explore Latin American/Latino cultural heritage.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 579 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
551 Teaching of Language Arts. 1-4 cr. U/G. Survey of curriculum, methods and materials in skills and expressive areas of language, linking theory with practical instructional strategies in both preschool and elementary settings.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
552 Teaching Reading, Grades 1-3. 3 cr. U/G. Foundations of reading and instructional strategies which support the development of literacy learning in the primary grades (grades 1-3) with concurrent teaching field experience.|Counts as repeat of 3 cr of CurrIns 506. Prereq: jr st, Admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
553 Teaching Language Arts and Children's Literature, Grades 1-3. 3 cr. U/G. Language arts instruction and children's literature in the middle childhood grades (grades 1-3) with concurrent teaching field experience.|Counts as repeat of 3 cr of CurrIns 506. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
554 Teaching Reading and Adolescent Literature, Grades 4-8. 3 cr. U/G. Reading instruction and literature for early adolescents, grades 4-8 with concurrent teaching field experience.|Counts as repeat of 3 cr of CurrIns 507. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ; CurrIns 552(P); or grad st.
555 Teaching Language Arts, Grades 4-8. 3 cr. U/G. Language arts instruction in the early adolescent grades, grades 4-8, with concurrent teaching field experience.|Counts as repeat of 3 cr of CurrIns 507. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ; CurrIns 553(P): or grad st.
556 Professional Seminar 1: Foundations of Curriculum and Instruction. 3 cr. U/G. Philosophies of curriculum and instructional models to meet the developmental needs of children in urban contexts.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, Ed Psy 325(C), CurrIns 306(C), & 536(C); or cons instr.
557 Professional Seminar 2: Classroom Management: Theory, Practice and Context. 3 cr. U/G. Addresses the theoretical frameworks, models and goals in classroom management practices in grades 1-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, CurrIns 556(P) & 307(C); or cons instr.
558 Professional Seminar 3: Building Learning Communities. 3 cr. U/G. Exploration and application of strategies that build positive learning climates/communities in urban classrooms in grades 1-8.|Prereq: jr st, admis to SOE, CurrIns 557(P) & 406(C); or cons instr.
560 Improving Mathematics Teaching and Learning: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Focuses on instructional and curricular issues in mathematics. Specific topics and any additional prereqs will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|May be retaken w/chg in topic to 18 cr max. Prereq: jr st or grad st.
561 Issues in Elementary and Middle School Mathematics. 3 cr. U/G. Introduction to the teaching and learning of mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels. Emphasis on curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment.|Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ or cons instr or grad st.
562 Secondary School Mathematics Issues for Exceptional Education Teachers. 1 cr. U/G. Issues in secondary mathematics curriculum, instructional strategies, and assessment for teachers of students with special needs.|Prereq: jr st; admis to exceduc middle/high cert prog.
565 Pedagogy Labs: (Subtitled). 1 cr. U. Students concurrently or previously enrolled in content-specific courses will study issues of teaching pedagogy related to that content.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 credit max. Prereq: cons instr.
566 Pedagogy Labs - Linking English Content and Processes with Pedagogy. 1 cr. U. Examines the instructional implications for English content and processes and is taken concurrently with English 201.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 565 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
567 Pedagogy Labs - Linking History Content and Processes with Pedagogy. 1 cr. U. Examines the instructional implications for history content and processes and is taken concurrently with Hist 152.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 565 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
569 Pedagogy Labs - Linking Mathematics Content and Processes with Pedagogy. 1 cr. U. Examines connections between the content material of mathematics courses Math 175/176/275/276/277/278 and K-12 pedagogical practices. Taken concurrently with one of the courses listed.|Prereq: one of the following: 175(C), 176(C), 275(C), 276(C), 277(C) or 278(C).
570 Improving Science Teaching and Learning: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Focuses on instructional and curricular issues in science. Specific topics and any additional prereqs will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; teaching experience.
579 Current Topics in Curriculum and Instruction: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. The specific topic will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr including cr earned under CurrIns 779. Prereq: jr st, cons instr.
580 Mathematics Education: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G. Analysis of school and classroom practices in mathematics. Specific topics and any additional prereqs will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the course is offered.|May be retaken for cr w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st or grad st.
585 Best Practices in Early Childhood for Children and Families. 3 cr. U/G. Child care as a family-friendly community including integration of child growth and development principles into all aspects of the program.|Prereq: jr st; admis to child care director's prog or cons instr.
593 Supervision of Student Teaching. 1 cr. U/G. Roles and responsibilities of the supervising teacher in planning, guidance and evaluation of the learning experiences of prospective teachers.|Prereq: current teacher certification.
601 Early Childhood Seminar in Student Teaching. 3 cr. U. Collaboration around challenges encountered in urban student teaching through a structured inquiry format with peers.|Prereq: sr st, admis to SOE & CurrIns 640(C); or cons instr.
602 Early Childhood Education. 1-4 cr. U/G. Basic principles of curriculum planning for young children. Education in nursery schools, day care centers, kindergartens and primary grades. A study of the materials of instruction and techniques of teaching at this level.|Prereq: jr st.
620 Curriculum and Standards for School Mathematics. 3 cr. U/G. Overview of historical and current perspectives on curricular reforms and the standards movement in mathematics education.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 579 with topic, 'National Mathematics Standards.' Prereq: jr st; teaching experience
625 Principles and Practices of Teaching Geometry and Geometric Thinking. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of instructional sequences for geometry and analysis of teaching strategies for developing and assessing students' geometric thought.|Counts as repeat of CurrIns 560 with topic "Geometry and Geometric Thinking." Prereq: jr st; teaching experience
626 Principles and Practices of Teaching Algebraic Reasoning. 3 cr. U/G. Examination of instructional trajectories for algebra and analysis of teaching strategies for developing and assessing students' algebraic reasoning.|Prereq: jr st; teaching experience.
629 Change and Change Strategies in Education. 1-4 cr. U/G. This course will involve students in an exploration of individual groups and institutions as these elements relate to change processes in education. Models and strategies will be studied and applied to change problems.|May be retaken to a 4 cr max. Prereq: jr st; teaching experience.
637 World Language Methods and Materials. 3 cr. U/G. Basic principles and practical instructional techniques intended to prepare teachers with experiences and background to teach world languages.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
639 Critical Issues and Methods in World Language Education. 3 cr. U/G. Advanced preparation for teachers of world languages that will equip them for teaching world languages to students from early childhood through adolescence.|Prereq: jr st, CurrIns 637(P) or equiv, or cons instr.
640 Student Teaching in Early Childhood. 9-12 cr. U. Full semester experience in an early childhood classroom.|Prereq: sr st; admis to SOE; CurrIns 601(C); CurrIns 540(P); or cons instr.
642 Teaching Standard English as an Alternate Dialect in Urban Schools. 1-4 cr. U/G. Offered once per academic year, once every second summer. Linguistic aspects of application of research and scholarship to the problems of teaching standard english in urban schools. Includes recent curricular developments and micro teaching.|Prereq: jr st. Available as grad level only.
643 Balanced Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School. 1-3 cr. U/G. Study and implementation of assessment and teaching strategies for balanced literacy instruction including phonics.|Retakable to max of 6 cr. Not open for cr to students with CurrIns 343(ER) or equiv. Prereq: jr st.
644 Enhancing Literacy Learning for Diverse Learners: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G. Teaching reading and writing to diverse learners.|Jointly offered with & subtitles count as repeat of same title of ExcEduc 644. CurrIns 644 & ExcEduc 644 may be retaken with change of topic to combined 9 cr max. Prereq: currently teaching with at least 2 yrs experience; cons instr.
646 University of Wisconsin System Reading Research Symposium. 1-3 cr. U/G. Updates students on most recent reading research. Students are required to attend the two-day symposium.|May be retaken for credit. Prereq: jr st.
647 Early Reading Empowerment: Part 1. 3 cr. U/G. First semester of a 2 semester practicum designed for practicing teachers; develop expertise in assessing and teaching reading to struggling early literacy learners.|Prereq: currently teaching, at least 2 years teaching experience, cons instr.
648 Early Reading Empowerment: Part 2. 3 cr. U/G. Second semester of a 2 semester practicum designed for practicing teachers; develop expertise in assessing and teaching reading to struggling early literacy learners.|Prereq: CurrIns 647(P), currently teaching, at least 2 years teaching experience, cons instr.
649 Children's Literature. 1-4 cr. U/G. To acquaint students with the wide range of good books for children and to provide wide reading experiences in children's literature; evaluation and use of current materials.|Prereq: jr st & admis to School of Educ; or grad st.
650 Reading Interests of Adolescents. 3 cr. U/G. Recently published literature for adolescents - types, themes, issues related to school programs.|Prereq: jr st.
651 Literature for the Young Child. 3 cr. U. Examines literature with young children to develop verbal fluency, aesthetic awareness and interest in reading. Rationales, specific instructional strategies, illustration styles and genres are discussed.|Prereq: soph st.
653 Children's Literature: The Past Five Years. 3 cr. U/G. Analysis of children's books published in the past five years. Arranged by genres, this course considers issues, trends, evaluative criteria, and classroom uses of books.|Prereq: jr st; CurrIns 649 or equiv.
655 Applied Educational Linguistics. 3 cr. U/G. Explanation of linguistic principles which can be applied to language-based activities in the classroom and which can be useful in solving language-learning problems.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
657 Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Texts in the Secondary Schools. 3 cr. U/G. Pedagogy and assessment of literature and other texts and their classroom applications: canonical and diverse literary selections; literary critical theory.|Prereq: jr st.
658 (352) Teaching and Assessing English. 3 cr. U/G. The objectives, materials, techniques and assessments of teaching English. Covers language and writing methods.|Prereq: jr st, Admis to SOE & CurrIns 657(P); or grad st.
659 Teaching and Assessing Grammar to Enrich Writing. 2 or 3 cr. U/G. Current research about teaching grammar, and the historical, social, and political consequences associated with various approaches to grammar instruction and assessment.|English Educ Cert students enroll for 2 cr; other Cert students enroll for 3 cr. Prereq: jr st.
664 Dramatizing Literature in Elementary Classrooms. 1-4 cr. U/G. Nature of creativity in children; basic principles of informal playmaking, including movement, mime, characterization, dialogue, and conflict. Using children's ideas to develop literature-based dramatizations.|Prereq: jr st.
668 Introduction to Instructional Technology. 1-4 cr. U/G. The utilization of instructional technology. Emphasis is placed upon the effective integration and utilization of instructional media as based upon a systems approach to organization. Laboratory exercises included.|Prereq: jr st. Not available for grad cr.
675 Making Schools Work: Promoting Positive Change in Chronic Problem Behavior. 3 cr. U/G. Methods of applying system theory, cybernetics, and communication theory concepts in classrooms and schools to help solve recurring interpersonal problems and improve educational effectiveness.|Prereq: grad st or cons instr.

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