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EDEL - Elementary Education

EDEL 360 Service Learning Experience (2)

Provisional admittance to Elementary PTEP required. Elementary teacher candidates will learn strategies and assessment techniques for instructing students in literacy at designated schools. Successful completion is required for teacher candidates prior to enrollment in Block I.

EDEL 422 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

EDEL 430 Learning About Teaching and Learning (6)

Full admittance to PTEP required. Students immersed in learning about teaching, reflecting on learning and learners. One week prior to University classes in partnership schools. Seminars, educational technological applications and classroom interactions located in schools.

EDEL 444 ESL & Bilingual Supervised Teaching (1-15)

Full admittance to Elementary PTEP is required EDEL 470 is taken concurrently with EDEL 444. A field experience that includes eleven weeks of continuous field experiences with supervision by university and school faculty and integrated seminars. S/U graded.

EDEL 460 Integrated Methods I: Reading, Language Arts, Science and Health (9)

Must take concurrently with EDEL 480. Full admittance to PTEP required. Juniors or above. Course integrates methods of reading and reading diagnosis, language arts, science and health. Students learn discipline specific instructional techniques, activities and content knowledge in a school setting.

EDEL 461 Integrated Science Methods I (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Students will learn how to conduct Project WILD activities, explore ways to integrate this resource into school curricula, and participate in activities to become comfortable and knowledgeable to teach science.

EDEL 462 Integrated Science Methods II (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Prerequisite: EDEL 461. Students will design a lesson plan, distinguish between science lessons and thematic units, and create assessment tools applicable to their needs. They will learn how to do Project WILD activities.

EDEL 463 Integrated Science Methods III (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Prerequisite: EDEL 461, EDEL 462. Students will apply the Learning Cycle to lesson planning, and construct thematic units taking advantage of interdisciplinary planning, teaming, "hands-on, minds-on" activities and assessment instruments.

EDEL 464 Integrated Literacy Methods - Writing Process (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Must take concurrently with ENG 122. Develops an understanding of children's growth in the writing process, and examines recording, assessing and reporting student progress. Students will participate in a field-related apprenticeship.

EDEL 465 Integrated Literacy Methods -Literature Response and Classroom Application (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Must take concurrently with ENG 131.This course emphasizes the writing process. Students will develop an understanding of children's growth in the writing process and examine recording, assessing and reporting student progress. Field-related apprenticeship required.

EDEL 466 Integrated Literacy Methods - Strategic Literacy and Instruction (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Learn strategies related to emergent literacy, word knowledge, recognition, and analysis, and the ability to flexibly combine these strategies with the broader purpose of reading for meaning. Tutoring component required.

EDEL 467 Integrated Literacy Methods - Diagnosis, Individualism and Assessment (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Prerequisite: EDEL 466. Examines reading difficulties, diagnosis and individualization; experience using formal/informal standards-based assessment. Explores literacy assessment; requires demonstrated ability to use performance-based assessment in literacy instruction. Tutoring component required.

EDEL 468 Integrated Literacy Methods - Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Develops sensitivity to the affective and cognitive needs of elementary students in reading and writing to learn in the content areas. Students will participate in field related apprenticeships.

EDEL 469 Integrated Health Methods (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). A foundation in school health programs and opportunities to develop skills in organizing and presenting learning experiences in a comprehensive and sequential health curriculum are provided.

EDEL 470 Integrated Methods II: Math, Social Studies, Art, Music and Physical Education (9)

Prerequisites: EDEL 460, EDEL 480. Must be taken concurrently with EDEL 490. Full admittance to PTEP required. Seniors or above. Course integrates methods of math, social studies, art, music and physical education. Students learn discipline specific instructional techniques, activities and content knowledge in school setting.

EDEL 471 Integrated Instruction in Elementary School Social Studies - Geography (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Students will learn curriculum, course planning, teaching strategies, materials, and assessment, with examples of successful pedagogical approaches for teaching standards-based geography concepts.

EDEL 472 Integrated Instruction in Elementary Social Studies - History (I)

Majors only (Urban Education). Students will learn curriculum, course planning, teaching strategies, materials, and assessment with examples of successful pedagogical approaches for teaching standards-based concepts.

EDEL 473 Integrated Instruction in Economics and Citizenship Education (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Students will learn curriculum, course planning, teaching strategies, materials, and assessment with examples of successful pedagogical approaches for teaching standards-based economics and citizenship education concepts.

EDEL 474 Integrated Elementary Math Education I (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Must take concurrently with MATH 181 and MATH 182. Focus on a small, integrated unit involving children's literature, social studies and math. Number sense, use of hands-on materials and problem solving to construct understanding in math are emphasized.

EDEL 475 Integrated Elementary Math Education II (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Prerequisite: EDEL 474. Focuses on problem solving emphasizing real world application and the use of technology. Colorado Model Standards for Mathematics and Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers will be applied.

EDEL 476 Integrated Elementary Math Education III (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Prerequisites: EDEL 474, EDEL 475. Focus on assessment, continuing development of lesson plans based on authentic problem solving and integration with other content areas. Colorado Model Standards for Mathematics will be applied.

EDEL 477 Integrated Elementary Art Education (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Students learn instructional techniques, activities and content knowledge appropriate for the teaching of art in the elementary school setting. Integration with other content areas is emphasized.

EDEL 478 Integrated Elementary Music Education (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Elements of music, benefits of music study, practice in reading non-traditional music notation, making/playing musical instruments, movement, listening, beginning improvisation and composition, multi-cultural resources, and music technology.

EDEL 479 Integrated Elementary Physical Education (1)

Majors only (Urban Education). Study effective teaching and learning theories, basic movement principles and activities included in a quality program of physical education in the elementary school. Integration with content areas is emphasized when appropriate.

EDEL 480 Student Teaching Block I and Seminars (5)

Full admittance to Elementary PTEP is required. EDEL 460 is taken concurrently with EDEL 480. A field experience that includes ten weeks of continuous field experiences with supervision by university and school faculty and integrated seminars. S/U graded.

EDEL 490 Student Teaching Block II and Seminars (5)

Full admittance to Elementary PTEP is required. EDEL 470 is taken concurrently with EDEL 490. A field experience that includes eleven weeks of continuous field experiences with supervision by university and school faculty and integrated seminars. S/U graded.

EDEL 508 Workshop (1-3)

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

EDEL 513 Professional Renewal (1-3)

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

EDEL 520 Effective Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics (3)

Prerequisite: EDRD 510 or take concurrently. Full admittance to PTEP or certification at undergraduate level required. A comprehensive examination of issues, trends and practices in elementary school mathematics programs, including instructional strategies, planning, development, materials and evaluation. Emphasis on promoting problem solving in school mathematics curriculum.

EDEL 525 Integrated Methods: Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education (1-3)

Prerequisites: Full admittance to PTEP. Integration of visual art, music and physical education. Students learn discipline specific instruction techniques, strategies, activities and content knowledge to effectively integrate these areas across the curriculum.

EDEL 540 Effective Instruction in Elementary School English/Language Arts (3)

Full admittance to PTEP or certification at undergraduate level required. EDEL 550 is taken concurrently with EDEL 540. Examines acquisition of English as a basis for effective instruction: handwriting, spelling, oral and written composition. Considers methods, materials, selection and placement of content, diagnosis and evaluation for individual differences.

EDEL 544 Elementary Student Teaching and Capstone Seminar (1-12)

Prerequisites: Full admittance to PTEP required. Meets student teaching requirement for certification. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits.

EDEL 550 Effective Instruction in Elementary School Social Studies (3)

Corequisites: EDEL 540, EDFE 370. Full admittance to PTEP or certification at undergraduate level required. In-depth consideration of issues, problems and practices in the elementary social studies classroom, including instructional strategies planning, materials and evaluation. Emphasis on thinking in a pluralistic democratic society.

EDEL 601 Practicum and Capstone Seminar in Elementary Education (3)

Provides opportunities for students to collaborate in the completion of a teacher research project, revise the curriculum development project, finalize the professional portfolio, prepare for and take the comprehensive examination.

EDEL 602 Elementary School Practicum (1-3)

Prerequisites: Full admittance to PTEP required. This practicum is designed to immerse students in the elementary school classroom. Opportunities are provided to inquire, analyze and reflect on classroom routines.

EDEL 610 Teacher Research in the Elementary School (3)

Provides teachers with an analytic framework for understanding different types of teacher research, as well as strategies and techniques for conducting their own research in elementary school.

EDEL 612 Elementary School Curriculum (3)

A review and analysis of competing conceptualizations of the elementary-school curriculum. Teachers develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum in elementary classrooms. Current topics, trends and issues in curriculum are explored.

EDEL 613 Integrated Curriculum (3)

Theory, design, development, implementation and evaluation of integrated curriculum. Students develop interdisciplinary units of study and learn active learning strategies and techniques consistent with an effective rationale for integrated curriculum.

EDEL 619 Pluralism in Education (3)

Full admittance to PTEP or certification at undergraduate level required. Assists student in recognizing need for creating processes that enable children, educators and others to support and design a culturally and socially diverse curriculum.

EDEL 620 Researched Applications for Instruction in Mathematics, K-9 (3)

Prerequisite: EDEL 520 or experience as elementary/middle school teacher. Consider in detail the problems concerned with selection of what to teach, grade placement of content, methods and materials for teaching and means of evaluating achievement in mathematics.

EDEL 622 Directed Studies (1-3)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

EDEL 640 Instruction in Language Arts and Literacy in the Elementary School (3)

Prerequisite: EDEL 460 or EDEL 540 and/or teaching experience. Teachers develop their abilities as readers, writers and thinkers as they examine current research and practice in language arts and literacy instruction.

EDEL 645 Assessment of Language Arts and Literacy in the Elementary School (3)

Prerequisite: EDEL 640 and teaching experience. A consideration of problems, trends, and issues in the assessment of language arts and literacy. Focus on reading and writing as integrated processes.

EDEL 650 Researched Application for Instruction in Social Studies, K-9 (3)

Prerequisite: EDEL 450 or EDEL 550 or experience as elementary/middle school teacher. Designed for experienced teachers, course focuses on strategies for improving social studies curriculum and instructions. Studies trends, issues and research affecting educating children for citizenship in a pluralistic/democratic society.

EDEL 725 Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics (2)

Prerequisite: EDEL 520 or EDEL 620. Cover important problems in the teaching and supervision of mathematics in the elementary school. Content may vary from year to year according to needs of participants. S/U graded.

EDEL 745 Seminar in Elementary School English (2)

Prerequisite: EDEL 540. Advanced study and original research in teaching English/language arts in the elementary and middle school. S/U graded.

EDEL 755 Seminar in Elementary Education Social Studies (2)

Prerequisite:EDEL 550 or EDEL 650. A consideration of the research applicable to crucial issues in elementary social studies including the child's development of key concepts, values, morals and skills; curriculum development and evaluation. S/U graded.

EDEL 790 Supervised Practicum in College Teaching (3)

Experience in observation and supervised practice of college teaching for doctoral candidates planning to teach at college level. Observations and experiences used as basis for analysis of learning experiences. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

EDEL 797 Doctoral Proposal Research (1-4)

Required of all doctoral students. Students must earn 4 hours of credit for doctoral dissertation research proposal in partial fulfillment of requirements for doctoral degree before admission to candidacy. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

EDEL 799 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)

Required of all doctoral candidates. Students must earn 12 hours of credit for the dissertation in partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctoral degree.
S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

EDEL 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration (1)

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.


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