Education Interdepartmental (EDUINDP)

Courses

EDUINDP 211   INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   2 Units

Designed as a foundations course for students in Early Childhood Education who are preparing to teach children from birth to age 8 in inclusive settings. Students will gain an overview of the field, have an opportunity to examine their commitment to the education and well-being of young children, and begin systematic planning for the development of their professional life.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 212   WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY   3 Units

This course is designed to prepare students to work with families of both typically and atypically developing children, and with families whose children are at-risk for developmental and educational difficulties. The following concepts will be addressed: young children in an ecological context, risk and resiliency, the post-modern family, parenting styles, positive discipline in the home and classroom, cultural competence, prevention/intervention, and characteristics of healthy families. The content will focus on families in a diverse society and will specifically address the requirement for instruction in native American culture in Wisconsin. Skills will include: ability to access a variety of resources to communicate and collaborate with families, to work with specific at-risk populations, and to determine family strengths and needs. Additionally, students will be exposed to the IEP and IFSP as they relate to family strengths and needs.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 213   DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG CHILD   3 Units

The focus of this course will be on the development of children from birth through age 8 within the context of the whole lifespan. It will include learning theory, theory and practice of play, developmental milestones, and discussions on current thinking and recent research in developmental psychology.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 214   OBSERVATION AND REFLECTION IN HEAD START   3 Units

This course requires students to spend 75 hours with a group whose background the student does not share, at least 25 hours of whichwill be with a DPI-designated ethnic minority group. Students will be involved in guided observation tasks in order to gain experience in observing and reflecting upon children's growth and development, family-centered interactions, and the functioning of an early childhood intervention model.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 215   ART IN THE EARLY YEARS   3 Units

An introduction to the role and purpose of visual experience and art-making as it relates to the development of Early Childhood students. Through a variety of observation, hands-on, lecture and discussion experiences, students will have the opportunity to base and develop their understandings of child development in connection with age-appropriate curriculum development in art and art-making. Required of all ECE-Special Ed majors.

EDUINDP 216   REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE 2 PORTFOLIO   1 Units

The course is intended to ensure that the well-prepared teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

EDUINDP 250   RACE AND RACISM IN SCHOOLS (DV)   3 Units

This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the historical, ideological, structural, institutional, cultural, and individual manifestations of race and racism in schools. The course also explores the theoretical lens of Critical Race Theory, and offers specific language and concepts with which to understand and discuss racism. Finally, the course explores race as a power dynamic embedded in the structure of schools as a social institution in the United States.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 WITH A C OR BETTER

EDUINDP 320   INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN: AGES 3-5   3 Units

This course will enable students to plan a curriculum for children ages 3 through 8 with an understanding of integrated curriculum, the project approach and emergent curriculum that are coupled with relevant constructivist theories. An investigation of various early childhood programs will also be an emphasis of this course.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

EDUINDP 321   GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN   3 Units

This course is designed to help students understand the behavior and feelings of young children, learn how to understand and build positive behaviors and feelings, develop positive classroom environments for young children, and deal with their common behavioral and emotional problems particularly in classroom settings.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 322   WORKING WITH INFANTS, TODDLERS AND THEIR FAMILIES   3 Units

This course examines relevant theories and pertinent research pertaining to care of infants and toddlers within the family setting and in group care programs. Content includes an examination of legislative action that calls for intervention services for the birth to three population in natural settings, screening and assessment procedures, eligibility criteria for service delivery, working closely with and supporting parents, and team collaboration styles. The relationship between best practices for care of infants and toddlers in community care and policies which support them is considered as well. Students will design and evaluate curriculum activities appropriate for all children, from birth to three years of age. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 323   REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: EXPLORATION OF ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   1 Units

This course provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, share new ideas, design and evaluate strategies and methods for working with children, parents and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of the current courses and field work experiences.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 331   DIRECTED TEACHING A: INFANTS AND TODDLERS   6 Units

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in both a county Birth-to-Three Program and a community infant/toddler childcare program. High quality inclusive programs are selected (when possible). Students are provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher, and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 332   REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: APPLICATION OF ISSUES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   1 Units

This course provides teachers-to-be with opportunities to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, and design new strategies and methods for working with children, parents, and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of current courses and field work experiences. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 333   INFORMAL ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN   3 Units

This class is designed to assist students in acquiring skills related to informal assessment. These skills include: the ability to use a variety of observation strategies, to apply funnctional assessment strategies, use play-based and other criterion-referenced instruments, develop and implement program evaluation strategies. Additionally the student will acquire the ability to link assessment results to IEP/IFSP formation, and the ability to use assessment results to develop differentiated instruction, the ability to write summary reports for school files, and to communicate in writing and verbally, assessment results to parents and to other professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 334   CHILDREN'S LITERTURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS: AGES 3 THROUGH 8   3 Units

A study of literature and media for young children, ages three through eight years, with a primary focus on student exposure to a wide variety of current, award-winning children's literature across all genres. An emphasis is place on evaluating, selecting, and presenting materials related to the interests and needs of children and an integrated school curriculum. A second emphasis considers the use of language arts to elicit children's responses to literature. Prereq: Sucessful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 410   CREATING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS   1 Units

This course is designed to be a campus based course with a 25% on-line component. This course prepares the initial educator to use reflection tools to gauge their current level of performance based on the Wisconsin Educator Standards. From their reflections and documentations, each participant will write a compelling goal(s) that drives the writing of the professional development for the next 3-5 years. Professional Development Plans (PDPs) will be completed and approved so that the initial educator will leave the institute ready to implement the first year of his/her PDP. Assessment strategies are part of the institute so that initial educators may begin to collect and analyze data that show professional growth and a positive impact on student learning. Participants will be part of a learning community which includes the university higher education representative and other members of their professional community. Prereq: Employed in public/private educational setting; professional educator status.

EDUINDP 411   IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN   1 Units

This campus based and on-line (50%) institute builds on prior learning from the previous summer institute in that this stage of PDP development and implementation requires the learner and the community to reflect on progress, look at the annual review of the PDP and make necessary revisions. They will analyze current data sources based on their assessment plans that were collected throughtout the process. This institute will deepen content knowledge related to participant goals by including content and pedagogical specialists to increase the learner's knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to the standards addressed in their PDPs.

EDUINDP 412   VERIFICATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN   1 Units

This 1 credit campus-based and on-line (50%) institute builds on prior learning from the previous summer institutes by providing the final verification process with Initial Team Members of the Initial Educator's Professional Development Plan.

EDUINDP 441   DIRECTED TEACHING B: PRESCHOOL (3-4)   3 Units

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop their practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in high quality inclusive preschool programs (when possible) and provided supervision by a Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance and collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 442   PLANNING FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS   3 Units

This class provides students with the skills to develop and adapt curriculum and instructional strategies to meet the educational needs of young children who require specialized instruction. The emphasis is on the provision of that instruction in the natural environment of the children.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

EDUINDP 443A   FIELD STUDY: KINDERGARTEN (4K OR 5K)   Repeatable   1 Units

Being involved in an early childhood classroom enables students to apply theoretical understandings regarding positive discipline approaches for young children and the adaptation of both curriculum and the environment to meet individual needs and abilities. Students will practice written and oral reflection. It is expected that reflective thinking will assist the student in accommodating their beliefs and knowledge of theory to classroom realities. A concurrent seminar will allow students to pose classroom practice problems, negotiate solutions, and share insights while being exposed to multiple viewpoints. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DUAL LICENSURE) MAJOR OR ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION MINOR

EDUINDP 443B   FIELD STUDY: SPECIAL EDUCATION (3 THROUGH 8)   1 Units

Being involved in an early childhood classroom enables students to apply theoretical understandings regarding positive discipline approaches for young children and the adaptation of both curriculum and the environment to meet individual needs and abilities. Students will practice written and oral reflection. It is expected that reflective thinking will assist the student in accommodating their beliefs and knowledge of theory to classroom realities. A concurrent seminar will allow students to pose classroom practice problems, negotiate solutions, and share insights while being exposed to multiple viewpoints. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DUAL LICENSURE) MAJOR OR ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION MINOR

EDUINDP 443C   FIELD STUDY: EARLY ELEMENTARY (1ST THROUGH 3RD GRADE)   1 Units

Being involved in an early childhood classroom enables students to apply theoretical understandings regarding positive discipline approaches for young children and the adaptation of both curriculum and the environment to meet individual needs and abilities. Students will practice written and oral reflection. It is expected that reflective thinking will assist the student in accommodating their beliefs and knowledge of theory to classroom realities. A concurrent seminar will allow students to pose classroom practice problems, negotiate solutions, and share insights while being exposed to multiple viewpoints. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DUAL LICENSURE) MAJOR OR ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND ENROLLMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION MINOR

EDUINDP 449   MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   3 Units

Students learn how to assess mathematics skills young children ages 0 through 8 years develop and identify instructional strategies that support children's engagement in mathematical thinking. Students observe and reflect on individual children's approaches to mathematical thinking and prepare and implement integrated lessons for children in community and school settings.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MAJOR

EDUINDP 451   REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE 3 PORTFOLIO   1 Units

This course provides pre-service teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon their course work and classroom experiences, discuss and share educational ideas, monitor professional growth, formulate personal goals and objectives, collaborate with peers, share new ideas, design and evaluate strategies and methods for working with children, parents and other professionals. Written and oral reflection and other means of creative expression will be practiced with respect to both the content of the current courses and field work experiences.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 452   INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR CHILDREN 6 THROUGH 8   3 Units

This course is designed to increase students' understanding of how to combine different subject areas, such as literacy, math, art, music, science within one thematic unit based on an understanding of how children learn and develop. Initially, students will study related theory and explore a variety of instructional methods. A field component will allow students to apply their knowledge by planning and implementing a series of classroom experiences with children in primary classrooms. Subsequent reflection and class discussion will address implementation problems and seek solutions. Prereq: Successful completion of all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 453   LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION   2 Units

This two credit hybrid based course will explore leadership development, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by educational leaders. As a hybrid course, students are expected fully engage in the learning process in class, independently and on-line (reading, reflecting, discussing, writing, thinking and problem solving both individually and as an active team member).
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

EDUINDP 461   DIRECTED TEACHING C: CONSULTATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD   6 Units

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop their practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in programs serving young children with disabilities. High quality inclusive programs are used (when possible). Supervision is provided by a Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor. Students plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Restricted to Students with Admission to Directed Teaching and C/S or better in all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 462   DIRECTED TEACHING D: CHILDREN FIVE THROUGH EIGHT YEARS   6 Units

Students have the opportunity to fully develop, practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experiences. Placed with an educator teaching at a kindergarten through third grade level, students plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with special needs, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 463   DIRECTED TEACHING E: PRIMARY   5 Units

This course provides the student with the opportunity to fully develop, practice and reflect upon skills acquired through coursework and previous field experience. Students are placed in public school kindergarten programs serving six, seven and/or eight year olds, with and without disabilities. A Cooperating Teacher and a University Supervisor will provide them supervision. Students will plan and implement instruction for individuals and groups of children, adapt instruction for children with disabilities, conduct assessments, evaluate student performance, collaborate with parents and professionals. Prereq: Restricted to Students with Admission to Directed Teaching and C/S or better in all prior Early Childhood Education classes.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM

EDUINDP 465   REFLECTIVE SEMINAR: PHASE FOUR PORTFOLIO   1 Units

Reflective Seminar: Phase Four provides a forum for ECE students to develop the Phase Four Portfolio and to begin their Professional Development Plans. The course is intended to ensure that the well-prepared teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally. Prereq: Successful completion of five semesters ECE major courses

EDUINDP 470   TEACHING ACROSS CULTURES: PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF ECUADOR   3 Units

This course ties together student teachers' study abroad experience while teaching in Ecuador. Course learning activities include visiting archeological sites, villages inhabited by indigenous populations, readings, and lectures. Students experience the geographical diversity of the Ecuadorian Andes and learn from interactions with local people and guest speakers. Prereq: Signed up for final semester of student teaching.

EDUINDP 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   0.5-6 Units

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

EDUINDP 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad. Repeatable

EDUINDP 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   0.5-3 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.

EDUINDP 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

EDUINDP 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

EDUINDP 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - R   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics in undergraduate research under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.