Educational Foundations (EDFOUND)

Courses

EDFOUND 624   MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL   3 Units

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and elementary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standardized tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

EDFOUND 625   MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL   3 Units

This class is designed for special education, communicative disorders, and secondary education majors. It includes testing, measurement, and evaluation of student progress in multiple contexts and subject areas. Teacher testing, assessment, and decision making in the school environments are emphasized as well as examining traditional and performance assessment strategies. Basic statistical procedures, the use and interpretation of standard tests, appropriate use of non-testing techniques are covered as well as various grading and reporting systems specific to the secondary school setting.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

EDFOUND 675   UNDERSTANDING AND DEALING WITH DISRUPTIVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR   3 Units

Designed to give students an opportunity to discuss the various theoretical approaches to handling disruptive behavior in the classroom and to apply these approaches to actual problem situations. Emphasis will also be placed on the prevention of behavior problems through the development of effective classroom procedures. Recommended for all Education majors.

EDFOUND 678   ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT   3 Units

Adolescent Development acquaints students with the major theories related to adolescent development and helps students interpret the theories in ways which are meaningful in understanding and working with adolescents. Focus is on the changes of adolescence with special attention given to the biological, cognitive, social and emotional systems.

EDFOUND 681   HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING   3 Units

This course is designed to help educators comprehend and apply the fundamental psychological principles underlying the teaching-learning process. Among the areas considered are motivation, classroom management, instructional applications, individual differences and creativity.
PREREQ: PASS TWO PORTIONS OF PPST OR PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION OR CONSENT OF DEPARTMENT

EDFOUND 682   EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS   3 Units

This course is designed for students at the senior or graduate level who will find it necessary to be an educated consumer of statistical information. This is designed to be a first course on this topic. Major areas of study include gathering/organizing data, probability, inferential techniques (t-test, ANOVA, follow-up tests, correlation, and repression), nonparametric techniques (chi-square test), and single subject designs.

EDFOUND 686   CURRICULUM EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT I   3 Units

This course is designed to train school personnel in the selection of published assessments and the creation of classroom-level assessment methods appropriate for making instructional decisions at a individual and classroom level. Emphasis will be placed on understanding core content area standards, formative assessment practices in content areas, developing valid pupil grading procedures, and ethical assessment methods, all with a focus on informing instruction.
PREREQ: EDFOUND 424/EDFOUND 624 OR EDFOUND 425/EDFOUND 625 OR SPECED 462/SPECED 662

EDFOUND 690   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing hands on and participatory instructional techniques.

EDFOUND 691   TRAVEL STUDY   1-4 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

EDFOUND 696   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

EDFOUND 710   EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY   3 Units

An examination of the sociohistorical, political, and philosophic forces which influence the institution of schooling in the United States. Particular attention will be focused on the role of the school and the teacher specific to a pluralistic society.

EDFOUND 723   ISSUES, PERSPECTIVES, AND DIRECTIONS: A PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN EDUCATION   3 Units

As the introductory course for graduate studies in education, this seminar will provide an introduction to the use of research to support practice through an investigation of essential philosophical questions and current educational issues. Students will connect these studies to reflections on their own practice as they develop skills of analysis and argumentation.
CROSS-LISTED: CIGENRL 723 AND EDFOUND 723

EDFOUND 740   TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH   3 Units

A basic course in the methods of research in education, including a study of the literature and techniques of research, the planning of a research paper, the basic types of research and design; a brief introduction to the statistics used in research; and the elements included in program evaluation.

EDFOUND 760   COMPARATIVE EDUCATION & SUPERVISED OVERSEAS FIELDWORK   Repeatable   1-6 Units

This course is designed to provide experienced teachers and others with the opportunity to study comparative education in overseas schools or other educational agencies. This is an individualized program, including the opportunities to travel, meet, and work with professional educators in countries around the world. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits in major/degree. Repeatable in another country. PREREQ: Consent of instructor.

EDFOUND 780   READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH   3 Units

The course provides practicing teachers with background in the processes of reading, analyzing, and evaluating research in the field of education. The emphasis is on development of skills in understanding how educational research is conducted, and in knowledge and skills needed to evaluate research writing in educational journals.

EDFOUND 781   FOUNDATIONS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION   Repeatable   1-3 Units

An overview of the history and current research on giftedness and talent. Development, characteristics, and individual learning differences of students with gifts and talents will be explored, as will educational strategies and program options in gifted/talented education. Readings will emphasize multicultural issues at local, state, national and international levels.
PREREQ: GRADUATE STANDING

EDFOUND 782   PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES IN GIFTED EDUCATION   1-3 Units

This course addresses psychology and giftedness: cognitive and motivational characteristics and development of gifted children; social-emotional issues of gifted students and counseling research; and identification, diversity, assessment, and evaluation related to gifted students and gifted programs. Readings include current research and practice in working with gifted students.
PREREQ: EDFOUND 781 OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE; ELIGIBLE FOR GRADUATE COURSE ENROLLMENT

EDFOUND 785   COORDINATING GIFTED EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES   3 Units

Students will understand, analyze, and apply the administrative, legal, educational, and advocacy issues involved in coordinating district-level gifted and talented educational programming. Students will develop a professional project in their own district as part of an embedded practicum while working with one or more experienced gifted program coordinators.
PREREQ: EDFOUND 781 AND EDFOUND 782 OR EQUIVALENT; EDUC 792 FROM UWSP

EDFOUND 790   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques.

EDFOUND 794   SEMINAR   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

EDFOUND 796   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

EDFOUND 798   INDIVIDUAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

EDFOUND 799   THESIS RESEARCH   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.