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Admission Requirements

EDC 501
COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
3 credits
This course addresses cognitive development and the acquisition of knowledge. and explores the implications for instruction. Emphasizes creating more meaningful learning experiences for pupils who are at varying developmental levels and who have different learning styles.

EDC 502
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT

3 credits
This coursexplores social, moral, and sexual development and the significance of this development to the teacher andmakes explicit the ways that teachers can make the learning environment more responsive to student needs and create a better match between subject matter and student.

EDC 503
LIFESPAN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

3 credits
This course provides an overview of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, emotional, and moral development for humans across the lifespan. Participants will explore theories of learning and development as they pertain to the individual in the home, in schools, the community, at work, individually, with families and with peers. Attention will be paid to both normative and nonnormative developmental trends.

EDC 504
MEETING THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE STUDENTS IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

3 credits
This course prepares educators to differentiate instruction including the gifted, at risk, ESL, and students with Individual Education Plans. The course will explore proven effective models emphasizing the varied inclusion approaches. Under discussion will be the social, emotional, cognitive and academic benefits and challenges from the educators, students and parents perspectives. The total profile of a student in an inclusionary setting requires examination of variations in beliefs, cultural background and individual strengths and needs. Students will be able to apply PDE Special Education Standards to better acquaint themselves with the development and ongoing implementation of evidence-based methods.
Prerequisites: EDC 501 or EDC 502 or permission of the graduate director

EDC 505
INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP I

6 credits
This course provides an overview of adult learning, understanding, and communication as a vehicle to teacher growth and instructional leadership skills as well as an introduction to models of assessment, technology standards, technology in assessment, data-driven decision-making using Excel and other data-based programs, data analysis, supervision and professional development. Opportunities to shadow and observe Practicum supervisory staff will be provided. Students will also get valuable experiences practicing authentic data collection and analysis through the development of an assessment and professional development plan in the graduate practicum.

EDC 510
HUMAN DIVERSITY

3 credits
This course introduces human exceptionalities and surveys the psychological, medical, legal, and social forces influencing the provision of services for exceptional people. Clarifies perceptions of exceptionalities, defines and describes key terms and concepts, and identifies major trends that affect the scope and nature of service to exceptional people.

EDC 520
WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR LITERACY EDUCATORS

3 credits
In this course, students read and analyze books and articles written about the pedagogy of writing instruction to give them the foundation necessary to create an authentic writing environment in their classrooms-where all of their students will view themselves as writers.  The students in this course create teaching goals and present what they learn through a variety of assignments culminating with the creation and implementation of a unit to reflect their growth.

EDC 555
INTRODUCTION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD METHODS

3 credits
This course provides an overview of historical and current early childhood education models as well as curriculum, classroom management, and assessment considerations based on developmental theories of young children in Prek-4th grades. A special emphasis is placed on holistic curricula integrating literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and movement into early childhood classrooms and including the family and community into the overall design. Understanding how to develop a classroom environment that embraces is emphasized. A hybrid class format will be used in this course. Prerequisites: EDC 501 or permission of the graduate director

EDC 601
THE FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

3 credits
This course promotes analysis of the meaning and effects of educational institutions. Provides resources for developing critical understanding of educational thought and practice. Encourages the development of value positions based on critical study. Provides resources for the development of educational policy-making perspectives and skills.


EDC 602
THE TEACHER AND TECHNOLOGY

3 credits
This course helps teachers incorporate modern technologies of instruction into their classroom practices. Includes visual literacy and design principles, videography, the Internet, videodisc technology, cable in classroom, trends in educational computing, and multimedia. Emphasizes the impact of those technologies on human growth and development. (Students are expected to purchase approximately $50 of materials for this course.)
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502 or permission

EDC 603
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

3 credits
This course assists students in examining and refining their own concept of the curriculum and provides them with the knowledge and practical skills required to translate that concept into an effective, developmentally based program for learners. Stresses acquiring the knowledge, developing the attitudes, and cultivating the skills that make teachers effective curriculum workers in the schools.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502, 602, 613 or permission

EDC 604
FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOLING

3 credits
This course examines schooling and its problems in historic, social, economic, legal, organizational, philosophical and global contexts. The intents and effects of educational institutions including, but not limited to schooling, both past and present are discussed. Schooling-related controversies are dissected and the organizational complexities of schools structures are analyzed. Numerous levels of assessment and accountability are researched. Theories and practices of curriculum development are studied and applied to the construction of a values based curriculum. The course provides resources for the development of educational policy-making perspective skills. It stresses the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make teachers effective curriculum leaders and school problem solvers.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502, EDC 504, EDC 613

EDC 612
GEOGRAPHY FOR TEACHERS

3 credits
This course provides educators with the knowledge necessary to institute, update, and enrich the teaching of geography. Examines using geography as an integrative discipline to teach physical and social sciences. Surveys the major research traditions of geography including the earth-science tradition, the culture-environment tradition, the location tradition, and the area analysis tradition. Required of all Elementary and Special Education Certification candidates.

EDC 613
THE ROLE OF THE DEVELOPMENTALLY ORIENTED TEACHER

3 credits
This course enables students to more expertly apply child and adolescent developmental concepts to the practice of teaching. Explores strategic instructional planning, teaching styles, presentation skills, cooperative learning, and classroom management systems. Emphasizes the role of the teacher as an educational leader and decision-maker. Uses video-assisted micro-teaches both in the laboratory and the classroom.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502 or permission

EDC 615
ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

3 credits
This course advances understanding of managing the teaching and learning environment through instructional and management considerations using research-based approaches for practicing teachers and instructional leaders. The use of technology and other methods to enhance in-depth learning are emphasized. Course content includes strategic instructional planning, curriculum mapping, integrated unit development, differentiated instruction, technology integration, authentic assessments, culturally proficient teaching, and the role that classroom management plays in developing a positive climate for learning.
Prerequisite: Instructional I certification; This course may be taken as an elective in the master's program

EDC 616
PLAY, LEARNING, AND EDUCATION

3 credits
This course examines various perspectives on the notion of play in culture, with a particular emphasis on children's play. The course will emphasize the link between theory and practice at the sites in society where children interact with each other and adults.

EDC 617
READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS

3 credits
This course provides students with the opportunity to understand reading as a strategic interactive process that affects the learner's efforts in all academic areas. Students will explore currently held views of the reading process, instruction techniques, and assessment concerns related to secondary education. Class sessions employ a variety of formats, including lecture, demonstration, discussion, and hands-on experiences. Course projects provide practical application of the theoretical, instructional, and diagnostic issues presented. Required of all certification candidates.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502 or permission

EDC 618
READING AND WRITING IN THE ELEMENTARY-SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

3 credits
Promotes understanding of reading as a strategic interactive process that affects learners' efforts in all academic areas. Explores currently held views of the reading process, instruction techniques, and assessment concerns related to elementary and secondary education. Employs a variety of formats, including lecture, demonstration, discussion, and hands-on experiences. Course projects provide practical application of the theoretical, instructional, and diagnostic issues presented. Required of all certification candidates.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502 or permission

EDC 619
LITERACY DIFFICULTIES: DIAGNOSIS AND INSTRUCTION FOR READING SPECIALISTS AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS

3 Credits
The major goal of this course is to help future and practicing teachers understand how reading and writing ability develop, why some students have difficulty learning to read/or write, how to diagnose and address reading and writing problems, why a variety of assessment and teaching techniques must be used to identify students' strengths and needs, and how to use the results to design appropriate instruction. The premise for this goal is that both understanding why and knowing how are necessary for a teacher to make informed decisions that impact reading and writing instruction.
Prerequisites: EDC 617 or 618; or enrolled in Special Education certification program

EDC 620
LITERACY DIFFICULTIES: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

3 credits
This course prepares reading specialists to meet the needs of students who demonstrate significant problems in reading and writing. It prepares reading specialists to use diagnostic assessments as a basis for planning instruction. Emphasis is placed on understanding and analysis of reading problems and the design and implementation of instructional interventions in reading and language arts.
Prerequisites: EDC 617 or 618

EDC 624
IMAGES OF SCHOOLING AND CHILDHOOD IN LITERATURE, PAINTING, AND FILM

3 credits
The seminar will examine how concepts of schooling and childhood evolved in American and European culture from the 18th century to the present. The course will focus on how literature, painting, and film reflect these changing concepts as they relate to the following: progressive vs. traditional schooling; school as factory, temple, and town meeting; public vs. private schooling; corporal punishment; moral education; childhood, heredity, and environment; and childhood, creativity, and imagination. The course will also include a field trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

EDC 640
LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

3 credits
This course presents the reading specialist with techniques and strategies for presenting literature to children and adolescents and getting them to respond to it. Students interact with a wide variety of children's literature to recognize notable authors and illustrators and to develop an ability to critically analyze children and young adult literature from diverse perspectives. Students will examine, evaluate, discuss, and use literature and related non-print materials for children and young adolescents and explore strategies for using trade books across the curriculum and for introducing children to literature. Students develop an understanding for ways in which children's literature develops literacy and encourages young people to know the pleasure that can derive from reading good books. Materials for children, adolescents, and adults with limited reading abilities are covered.
Prerequisites: EDC 617 or 618

EDC 642
DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICAL THOUGHT

3 credits
Assists students in understanding how children develop quantitative reasoning and examines implications for teaching math concepts, skills, and problem-solving approaches across content areas. Provides a basis for understanding the changing mathematics curriculum and offers opportunities to plan and evaluate instructional techniques. Required of all Elementary and Special Education Certification candidates.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502 or permission

EDC 643
DEVELOPING AND ADJUSTING INSTRUCTION

3 credits
This course is designed to help elementary and special education teachers use a developmental perspective in order to design instruction that maximizes learning for a diverse groups of pupils. Further, this course will provide the knowledge necessary for teachers to adjust instruction to accommodate the wide variety of needs commonly found among children with and without disabilities and other needs in current elementary and special education classrooms. Education 643 provides the background necessary for understanding developmental levels, learning styles, and research-based instructional strategies that connect to unit development. Education 645 and 661 represents a summer practicum experience necessary to implement instruction in inclusive and non-inclusive educational settings.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 510 and enrollment in elementary and special education certificate program or EDC 510 and enrollment in the special education certification program for practicing teachers.

EDC 644
ASSESSING THE LEARNING ABILITIES AND DISABILITIES OF ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNERS

3 credits
This course provides elementary and special education teachers with knowledge of the meaning, or lack of meaning, of standardized test scores. Also instructs how to gather curriculum-based assessment data in the areas of oral and written language, mathematics, social behaviors, and perceptual motor performance and to develop interventions when indicated. Required of all Elementary and Special Education Certification candidates.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, 502, or permission

EDC 645
PLANNING AND INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

3 credits
This course will extend graduate students' understanding of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) planning, including the Individual Transition Plan, and how to collaborate with parents and outside agencies. Included will be IEP interpretation and accommodations for students classified as low incidence students, including autism. In addition, students will learn how to adjust standards-based units of instruction to meet the needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities. Addressed will be the following: functional and basic academics, communication, daily living skills, socialization, community experiences and related services.
Prerequisites: EDC 643

EDC 647
DEVELOPING AND ADJUSTING INSTRUCTION FOR SECONDARY LEARNERS

3 credits
This course applies a developmental perspective to the design and implementation of secondary-level instruction.
Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Director, EDC 501, 502, or permission.

EDC 648
SECONDARY EDUCATION SUMMER PRACTICUM

3 credits
An intensive summer immersion program for secondary certification candidates. Provides an early full-time classroom teaching experience in a closely supervised and highly supportive clinical setting.
Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Director, EDC 501, 502, 647.

EDC 649
THE LITERACY COACH: IMPROVING THE TEACHING OF READING AND WRITING IN THE CONTENT AREAS

3 credits
This course promotes the concept that a specialist, serving as a school's literacy coach, can work effectively with secondary teachers to improve students' literacy skills as they study their content area subjects. Future specialists will learn to collaborate with content teachers as they make learning more lasting and meaningful. Strategies, techniques, and approaches will be demonstrated to show how more effective learning can take place without any appreciable loss of "content time."
Prerequisites: EDC 617 and 618

EDC 650
LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION OF ESL LEARNERS

3 credits
Provides an overview of federal, state, and local mandates regarding the assessment of ESL learners. Placement testing, standardized assessment, performance assessment, rubrics, and portfolios will be addressed specifically. Issues in authentic assessment and assessment in the content areas will also be addressed. Helps students to understand the legislation that promotes individual rights for children and adults with disabilities, the special education classification and labeling process, and current trends in the education of children with disabilities. Students will analyze the impact that a handicapping condition has on the individual in learning and social environments.
Prerequisites: BLS 600, BLS 601, or permission

EDC 651
LITERACY INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM

6 credits
The literacy internship is the capstone experience for the program. Students will complete a minimum of 100 hours in an intensive summer reading program designed for children and adolescents. Students will be expected to apply concepts from their coursework to their work with students who are struggling readers. Students will be expected to conduct literacy evaluations of students with mild, moderate, and severe reading or writing difficulties, design specific literacy instruction to meet student needs, implement instruction, and evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional techniques on literacy growth. Students will also be expected to choose literacy materials that are in line with students' instructional levels and to develop a literacy-rich and positive learning environment. An alternate option for completing the required internship hours exists for those currently teaching in reading/literacy-intensive positions. The director of the Graduate Programs in Education must approve this option.
Prerequisites: EDC 617 or 618, 620, and 640

EDC 652
LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE I

3 credits
This course focuses on developing education professionals' ability to critically reflect on problems arising in schools for the purpose of achieving positive school change. Using in-depth research related to instructional practices in a specific content area of interest or expertise (reading, mathematics, social studies, science, etc.) or behavior management, students will conduct needs assessments in their schools and design a professional development project that will result in positive classroom or school change. Approval of the project is required by the school leadership and course instructor prior to progressing to the next course (EDC 651), in which the action research project will be implemented. In order to prepare graduate students for this project they will be exposed to the following 1) school staff development needs and resources based on analysis of data, interviews with teachers and the leadership team, and personal observations; 2) multiple assessments designed to measure program outcomes, and: 3) activities designed to address the needs of the educational program and needs assessment.
Prerequisites: EDC 505, EDC 615

EDC 653
LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE II

3 credits
This course is a continuation of EDC 650: Leadership and Educational Change I. Thus, graduate students will be implementing professional development plans in a school environment and analyzing data collected to measure outcomes of the action research project. Students will be mentored and supervised by a La Salle University instructor as they engage in implementing their school-based projects and measuring outcomes.
Prerequisite: EDC 505, EDC 615, EDC 652

EDC 655
DIMENSIONS OF AUTISM

3 credits
This course provides an overview of the historical and legislative antecedents of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) . Students will learn about the characteristics of students who fall with in the Autistic Spectrum (Asperger's syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and hyperlexia) in preparation for teaching students with autism in inclusive and self-contained settings. Students will be introduced to a continuum of interventions for students with ASD.

EDC 657
SYSTEMS APPROACH WITH FAMILIES AND EDUCATORS

3 credits
This course is designed to provide the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Graduate Student, and the Education Graduate Student with an understanding of how family systems, the education system and the community mental health system operate independently and collectively, and the influence each has on the other with regard to the special needs child and family. The goal of the course is to enhance the understanding of the delivery of service, and its impact on the well being of the child and the family. A comprehensive overview of systems approach to family therapy, the educator's role within the education system, and access and understanding of the community mental health system will be examined and explored. Additionally examined will be cultural issues and realities, the ethical considerations in treating a special needs child and family, and how all systems within the child's life can collaborate within the treatment model developed for that child.
Prerequisite: EDC 655

EDC 661
TEACHING MODERATELY AND SEVERELY HANDICAPPED LEARNERS: A FIELD EXPERIENCE

3 credits
An extension of EDC 645 in which participants design and deliver instruction to moderately and severely handicapped learners. Emphasizes the classroom application of research-based knowledge of child development and individual differences.
Prerequisites: EDC 643, EDC 645

EDC 662
ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING

3 credits
Required of all Elementary and Special Education Certification candidates with no teaching experience.
Prerequisites: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 665
COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS OF STUDENTS SPANNING THE SPECIAL NEEDS SPECTRUM

3 credits
This course will provide educators with new insights into the communications-related needs of students, enable participants to work more effectively with related services in the delivery of special programming and, teach class members to apply new technologies and strategies to best meet the needs of special needs students including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In collaboration with speech-language pathologists, current practices in monitoring, data-gathering and assessment of students holding communications-related IEPs will be introduced, practiced and applied to the classroom setting in a practicum experience.
Prerequisite: EDC 655

EDC 667
IMPLEMENTING THE IEP IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM

3 credits
This hybrid course will enhance graduate students' understanding of how to interpret a Comprehensive Evaluation Report (CER) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in order to meet the academic, social, and/or behavioral goals of students with disabilities within the context of the general education curriculum. In addition, special consideration of the needs of English language learners and gifted and talented students will be addressed in the course. Application of universal design, differentiated instruction, and specific accommodations and strategies for students with disabilities will be stressed. The majority of classes will be taken on-line, with occasional group meetings on campus.
Prerequisites: (For the special education certification program: EDC 510, EDC 644, EDC 643, EDC 645, EDC 661; For the autism certificate program: EDC 655; EDC 665)

EDC 668
SECONDARY EDUCATION SUPERVISED TEACHING (S)

3 credits
This course can, with permission of the Candidacy Committee, replace student teaching for candidates with two or more years teaching experience who are also currently employed as teachers. For one semester, the supervised teacher is observed and guided by University faculty while teaching in his or her own current private or public school position. The supervised teacher also conducts an action research project. (Must meet Commonwealth standards as appropriate for area of certification.) Required of all certification candidates who are not required to take student teaching.
Prerequisite: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 669
ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPERVISED TEACHING/ TRANSITIONAL TEACHING

3 credits
This course can, with permission of the Candidacy Committee, replace student teaching for candidates with one or more years teaching experience who are also currently employed as teachers. For one semester, the supervised teacher is observed and guided by University faculty while teaching in his/her own current private or public school position. The supervised teacher also conducts an action research project. Required of all certification candidates who are not required to take student teaching.
Prerequisite: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 670
SPECIAL TOPICS IN EDUCATION

3 credits
Permits individual examination of topics of special interest. Requires faculty sponsor and permission of the Director.

EDC 673
SEMINAR IN SCHOOL LAW

3 credits
This course surveys the complex legal environment in which schooling takes place. Explores the variety of laws and regulations that govern the work of educators. Outlines guiding legal principles and summarizes the legal processes whereby conflicts are resolved.

EDC 679
ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL EDUCATION SPECIAL METHODS OF TEACHING

3 credits
Weekly seminars held either on campus or at the practicum site designed to help students translate theory into practice by exploring teaching methods in the chosen area of certification. Research project required. Required of all certification candidates.
Prerequisite: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 680
SECONDARY EDUCATION SPECIAL METHODS OF TEACHING

3 credits
Weekly seminars held either on campus or at the practicum site designed to help students translate theory into practice by exploring teaching methods in the chosen area of certification. Research project required. Required of all certification candidates.
Prerequisite: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 682
SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS INFLUENCING EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

3 credits
Students will examine the socioeconomic factors that help and hinder educational success and failure. By engaging various texts on educational stratification and social inequality, students will examine how various social locations and structural conditions shape which groups are likely to be educationally mainstreamed and the social factors that result in educational marginalization. The role of social reproduction theory, as an intergenerational arbitrator of academic success and failure, will be examined. Central to this class will be the macro-sociological, political, and economic forces that shape our educational institutions. By the end of the course, our students will have a solid handle on how race, class, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, disability, and educational policy influence educational outcomes.

EDC 683
SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES

3 credits
This hybrid course introduces students to foundational concepts related to social and emotional development from birth to adolescence. Theoretical frameworks and evidence-based methods in social/emotional development will undergird this course. Attention will be given to preventive measures for students who are at risk for developing mental health difficulties. This information will be juxtaposed against factors that are associated with resiliency to the development of mental-health problems. Specific disorders will be discussed and connected to research-based interventions. Familial and cultural contexts for social development will be integral to the discussions.

EDC 684
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

3 credits
Students will explore issues of school and classroom behavior, examine foundational philosophical perspectives, and reflect on one's own developing perspectives about those issues. The underlying philosophy of this class is that we must first manage our own behavior before we can influence our students. The course is intended to place students in the position of being reflective by making connections between personal experiences and theories of human behavior. Students will be provided with specific tools and techniques for managing the behavior of students, but more importantly, they will be encouraged to develop a systematic process for thinking about (a) their own behavior and (b) the behavior of their students.

EDC 685
BUILDING RESILIENCY IN SCHOOL SETTINGS

3 credits
As the at-risk population of students continues to grow and the basic needs of at-risk students becomes more complex, educators need to be able to identify the developmental issues, pedagogy, and interventions that would work best in building resiliency, The course seeks to identify characteristics of various at-risk behaviors and the central crisis of each behavior that results in the student being less resilient. In addition, the course will identify the proper interventions/solutions in enabling students who are at risk in becoming resilient and ways of improving student's self-concept. Students will also be exposed to different helping skills of a counselor that can be employed in the classroom by the teachers and other professionals. The Collaborative Consultation Model of Counseling will be examined as a model that can be most helpful in a classroom in teaching at-risk students and in working with other school professionals and staff. This course will enable the teacher to not only gain a better understanding of the students who are considered at risk, but it will also empower the teacher with the proper interventions and tools in order to build resiliency.

EDC 689
SECONDARY EDUCATION STUDENT TEACHING

3 credit
Required of all certification candidates not eligible for Supervised Teaching.
Prerequisite: Must be taken as final course in certification sequence.

EDC 695
ACTION RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

3 credits
Focuses on developing education professionals' ability to critically reflect on problems arising in schools through developing, implementing, and analyzing action research projects. Students will be exposed to quantitative and qualitative methods of scientific research, define an area of focus relating to area of study, conduct a literature review, formulate an action research design, collect and interpret data, and synthesize research into a report format. Students will be introduced to publishing opportunities.
Prerequisites: EDC 617 or 618, 620, 640, and 651

EDC 697
MASTER'S ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT

(1 credit, ongoing until project is completed)
3 credits

As a continuation of EDC 695: Action Research and Educational Change, students will be designing, conducting, implementing, and analyzing data collected from action research proposals began during the EDC 605 course. Students will be mentored as they engage in the research process. A final report of the action research will constitute a master's thesis.
Prerequisites: EDC 695 and 601

EDC 751
TRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGY: A CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE

3 credits
This capstone course, for students in any of the Education programs leading to a Master's degree, will focus on critical pedagogy and transformative pedagogies, while providing the structure and guidance for the completion of a capstone project. Students will be able to choose one of three capstone options: (1) publishable quality paper, (2) development of a curriculum, or (3) action research project. The course will be structured so that students will be guided through project proposal, design and completion while engaging in coursework and readings that emphasize transformative pedagogies.
Prerequisites: EDC 501, EDC 502, EDC 504, EDC 604, EDC 613


Greer Richardson

Greer Richardson, Ph.D.
Director

La Salle University
Graduate Programs in Education
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Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
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