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School of Teacher Education

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ste

Susan Keesey, Director
Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1005
(270) 745-5414
ste.gradprograms@wku.edu

Programs

Faculty

Professor

Martha M. Day EdD (Administration & Supervision), Tennessee State University, 1998

Jeanine M. Huss PhD (Environmental Science), Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 2007

Pamela M. Jukes EdD (Instruction and Administration), University of Kentucky, 1997

Julia L. Roberts EdD, Oklahoma State University Main Campus, 1970

Rebecca R. Stobaugh PhD (Educational Administration), University of Louisville, 2003

Janet L. Tassell PhD (Curriculum & Instruction), Indiana University-Bloomington, 2002

Associate Professor

Xiaoxia Huang PhD (Instructional Systems), Florida State University, 2007

Nancy F. Hulan PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), University of Louisville, 2010

Susan Keesey PhD (Physical Activity and Education Services), The Ohio State University Main Campus, 2012

Elizabeth G. Kirby EdD (Learning and Instruction), University of San Francisco, 2008

Julia A. Mittelberg PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), Kansas State University, 2014

Christina R. Noel PhD (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2013

James N. Oigara EdD (Educational Theory and Practice), SUNY at Binghamton, 2006

Andrea Paganelli PhD (Instructional Leadership), The University of Alabama, 2010

Kandy C. Smith PhD (Education, Teacher Education), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014

Antonia M. Szymanski PhD (Psychological and Quantitative Foundations), University of Iowa, 2011

Assistant Professor

Ellen G. Casale EDS (Education), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2014

Erin E. Margarella PhD (Curriculum and Instruction), University of South Florida, 2016

Jessica N. Torelli MED (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2015

John C. Wright PhD (Special Education), Vanderbilt University, 2019

Clinical Associate Professor

Jeremy R. Logsdon EdD (Educational Leadership, Postsecondary Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Daniel J. Super EdD (Educational Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Pedagogical Assistant Professor

Leslee K. Tarbett EdD, University of Memphis, 2020

Instructor I

Lynn A. Hines EdD (Educational Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2013

Business Education Courses

BE 400G    Advanced Applications Software for Business Educators    3 Hours

Fundamentals of advanced techniques in computer software utilized by business education teachers.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 463G    Information Resource Management    3 Hours

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 471G    Office Internship    3 Hours

Office internship in a business work experience program requiring employment in a business, government, or institutional office environment during the term in which the student is enrolled. This course requires periodic seminars and permission of the employer to declare the work experience as an internship experience.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 485G    Office Employee Training    3 Hours

Theories of learning applied to the adult learner in training and development situations; developing, managing, staffing training and development programs; training materials creation and evaluation; facilities and media, applications for administrative, professional support, and office systems employees.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 540    Consumer Financial Problems    3 Hours

Basic elements of money management and the relationship of these elements to family units and corporate citizenship.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 544    Current Problems in Business Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Current problems and significant research. Also offered as independent study or workshop.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 545    Principles of Business Education    3 Hours

Principles, practices, problems, and philosophy includes standards, guidance, and curricula.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

BE 575    Administration and Supervision in Business Education    3 Hours

Roles and functions of administration and supervision at all educational levels. Includes vocational education laws and their relationship to business education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Education Courses

EDU 501    Seminar: Designing Professional Development Plan    2 Hours

Students should enroll in EDU 501 within the first 7 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Fifth Year or Master's Degree.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 502    Positive Learning Environment    3 Hours

Methods and models of positive behavior management in group settings for school-aged learners.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

EDU 503    Professional Development Experience    3-6 Hours

Advanced training within a professional development context is designed to be a collaboration between the university and regional school districts to support candidates with job embedded experiences. The professional development must be pre-approved by WKU.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 507    Geographic Concepts and Skills for Teachers    3 Hours

Designed for experienced social studies, earth science, and geoscience teachers. Provides up to date geographic content, information, and related geographic skills associated with geography core content for the P-12 classroom.

Equivalent(s): GEOS 507

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019

EDU 520    Planning for Instruction    3 Hours

Survey of instructional planning, focused on pre-instruction. Topics include classroom management, determining outcomes and criteria for success, and differentiating instruction.

Corequisite(s): EDU 521

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

EDU 521    Implementing an Instructional Plan    3 Hours

Survey of implementation and management of instruction. Topics include classroom management, determining outcomes and criteria for success, and differentiating instruction. One-third of the course is content-specific instruction.

Corequisite(s): EDU 520

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 522    Foundations of Differentiated Instruction    3 Hours

Designing a qualitatively different instruction for students with varying abilities, interests, learning profiles, and affect within the regular classroom experience.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; spring 2021

EDU 524    Educational Assessment    3 Hours

A study of assessment and evaluative techniques used by P-12 teachers, including norm-referenced and criterion-based data analysis, that are utilized throughout the teaching and learning process.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 540    Place-Based Social Studies    3 Hours

Place-based social studies introduces educators to research, theory, and practice of using the local community and environment to teach concepts in civics, history, economics, and geography. This course is intended for P-12 educators and nonformal educators.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 541    Place-Based Science    3 Hours

Place-based science uses local community/environment to teach concepts in sense of place through studying local ecology, environmental justice, energy, and health. This course is intended for P-12 and nonformal educators.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 544    Classroom Teaching Strategies    3 Hours

Examination of alternative teaching strategies related to four major goal attainment areas: fact/process retention, information, processing, social interaction, and personal development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 560    Capstone in Education    3 Hours

Candidates will conduct a capstone project in a school setting tied to district, school, and/or participant professional identified needs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 570    Educational Assessment for P-12 Learners    3 Hours

Best practices for educational assessment for classroom teachers. Designed for graduate students seeking initial teacher certification program.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

EDU 580    Advanced Special Topics    3-6 Hours

Advanced special topics course customized to support program participant goals.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 589    Advanced Internship for the MAT    6 Hours

Students complete the state approved equivalent of a student teaching experience through supervised practice in an appropriate setting. Settings will vary according to student background, certification goals, and advisor approval. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to assigned sites. Note: Admission to professional education unit required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

EDU 590    Advanced Teaching Internship    3 Hours

Supervised internship in an academic setting for development of advanced instructional skills and experience. Site assigned will depend on student background and will require advisor approval. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

EDU 594    Practicum in Education or Behavioral Sciences    1-3 Hours

Supervised practical experience related to education or behavioral science studies. Note: Completion of at least 18 hours in MAE Education and Behavioral Science Studies including all core requirements except capstone required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educ Behav Science Studies (042)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

EDU 595    Directed Study in Education or Behavioral Sciences    3 Hours

Directed study related to best practices in education or behavioral sciences. Requires completion of research project on approved topic. Note: Completion of at least 21 hours in MAE Education and Behavioral Science Studies including all requirements except capstone required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educ Behav Science Studies (042)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

EDU 596    Seminar: Portfolio Development and Professional Educator Growth Plan    1-2 Hours

Students should enroll in EDU 596 after completing at least 24 hours of course work in the Non Degree Planned Fifth Year or Master's Degree.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 598    Seminar: Evaluation of Professional Development Plan    1 Hour

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 599    Thesis Research and Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research on a topic related to education or behavioral sciences.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

EDU 600    Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours

Maintaining matriculation.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 599

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2020; summer 2021

EDU 601    Seminar: Advanced Professional Development Plan    1 Hour

Advanced study of relevant professional standards and the application of those standards to a formal professional development plan and professional project development. Students plan a professional project to educate peers in their school, district, or state.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dir of Spec Education-Rank I (0426) , Library Media Ed - Rank I (0429) , Standard Guidance - Rank I (048) , Gifted Educ and Talent Develop (0490) , Elementary Education-Rank I (084) , School Administration - EDS (098) , Counselor Education (112) , School Administration - Rank I (121) , Secondary Education - Rank I (124) , School Psychology (147) , Early Childhood Educ - Rank I (156) or Middle Grades Educ - Rank I (158)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 604    Management Learning Environment    3 Hours

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 694    National Board for Certification Exploration and Support    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

This course prepares teachers to complete the initial certification by completing the coursework for the four components (content knowledge, assessment, differentiation, and learning environments) as outlined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 695    Advanced Topics in Education    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Readings or special projects in education. Note: Post-master's standing required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

EDU 698    Seminar: Advanced Portfolio Project    2 Hours

An exit seminar requiring presentation of a professional portfolio project including evidence of professional development. Note: Completion of at least 24 hours in non-degree planned Rank I or Specialist degree required.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 598 or EDU 596) and EDU 601

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

EDU 699    Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research related to a topic in education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

EDU 701    Teacher Leadership and Assessment I    3 Hours

Focuses on a teacher leader role in the evaluation of international, national, state and local assessment frameworks. Topics include the role of teacher leader in closing achievement gaps and improving student learning.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EDU 702    Teacher Leadership and Assessment II    3 Hours

Focuses on understanding the relationship between classroom assessments and curriculum decisions. Students will explore the concept of standards and standard setting processes in relationship to student depth of knowledge and assessment differentiation.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Elementary Education Courses

ELED 503    Organization of Elementary School Curriculum    3 Hours

Principles and practices in elementary school curriculum construction. Emphasis on forces affecting curriculum, current innovations, and trends.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

ELED 505    Mat/Meth/Math/El Teach    3 Hours

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 506    Seminar in Elementary School Science    3 Hours

Advanced methods and materials for teaching science in the elementary school.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 507    Advanced Materials and Methods in Social Studies    3 Hours

Concepts and objectives, classroom organization for instruction, current strategies in teaching content, and materials available.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

ELED 509    Advanced Methods and Materials for Elementary Education    3 Hours

Examination of alternative instructional strategies and support materials appropriate for elementary-age learners in language arts-reading, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 545    Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for elementary teachers to engage in the concentrated study of specific problems and/or the development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 570    Workshop - Elementary Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 571    Leadership, Math and Technology Education    3 Hours

Leadership and pedagogy for integrating mathematics and technology initiatives within elementary school settings.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ELED 572    Math and Technology Methods for Diverse Learners    3 Hours

Methods for teaching mathematics to and integrating technology with diverse learners in the elementary school setting.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ELED 573    Math and Technology Assessment    3 Hours

Techniques for using technology to plan, implement, and evaluate mathematics assessment in the elementary school setting.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

ELED 599    Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Independent research on a topic related to education or behavioral sciences.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 600    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 603    Advanced Seminar Elementary Curriculum    3 Hours

Strategies and models to assist the elementary classroom teacher in assuming an active role in total elementary school curriculum development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

ELED 699    Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ELED 700    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Environmental Education Courses

ENVE 520    Introduction to Environmental Education    3 Hours

This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of environmental education, including basic history and philosophy, methodologies, resources for educators, and current trends in the field.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

ENVE 560    Investigating and Evaluating Environmental Issues    3 Hours

Specifically designed for teachers and other educators, course focuses on the identification and evaluation of specific environmental issues, leading to possible environmental/service action projects by their students, with attention to the potential outcomes of such projects on the physical environment, other humans, and other living things.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ENVE 580    Instructional Strategies in Environmental Education    3 Hours

Specific teaching strategies associated with the field of environmental education programs will be addressed, with an emphasis on active, experiential learning. Portions of the course are taught in field settings. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021; fall 2021

ENVE 585    Special Topics in Environmental Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A consideration of special topics to acquaint the advanced student with significant problems and developments of current interest in environmental education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Gifted and Talented Education Courses

GTE 536    Nature and Needs of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Students    3 Hours

Terminology, theories, issues and general approaches in educating gifted, creative, and talented young people.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; winter 2021; fall 2021

GTE 537    Curriculum, Strategies, and Materials for Gifted Students    3 Hours

The curriculum and the learning environment in meeting the unique and advanced needs of gifted students. Strategies particularly suitable for the gifted.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

GTE 538    Practicum for Teachers of Gifted Students    3 Hours

Supervised experiences to integrate the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective learning experiences for gifted, creative, and talented students.

Prerequisite(s): GTE 536 and GTE 537 and PSY 432G

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

GTE 539    Assessment and Identification of Gifted and Talented Children    3 Hours

Methods and techniques for assessing and identifying children who are gifted and talented.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

GTE 540    Developing Creativity and Leadership in Gifted Youth    3 Hours

Theoretical and practical aspects of Creativity and Leadership as related to identification and programming for gifted children and youth. Best practices in helping children and youth develop creativity and leadership.

Prerequisite(s): GTE 536

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

GTE 636    Issues in Gifted Education and Talent Development    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Issues, current problems, and trends in gifted education and talent development. Emphasis on current research and literature.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2021; summer 2021

GTE 637    Seminar in Gifted Education and Talent Development    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Current issues and practices in gifted education. Topics will vary.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2020; summer 2021

Instructional Design Courses

ID 560    Instructional Design Foundations    3 Hours

Systematic approach to instructional design, the contexts of application of this approach, and the roles of professionals in this field; Adapt and apply the process in a flexible and innovative manner.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ID 570    Systematic Instructional Design    3 Hours

Systematic instructional design procedures to design, produce, and evaluate a unit of instruction.

Prerequisite(s): ID 560 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

ID 572    Improvement Analysis in the Workplace    3 Hours

Foundational information and activities to develop the skills necessary to be successful in completing performance systems analysis in a variety of workplace settings.

Prerequisite(s): ID 570 (may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ID 575    Special Topics in Instructional Design    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

An in-depth examination of a topic of current interest and relevance to instructional design professionals.

Prerequisite(s): ID 570 (may be taken concurrently) and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ID 577    Management of Instructional Systems    3 Hours

Management of all phases of instructional development projects, including planning, team selection and building, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating. Emphasizes practical skill development and the use of management tools and systems.

Prerequisite(s): ID 570 or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

ID 583    Training Design and Development    3 Hours

Production of training materials in a variety of settings. Design, develop and conduct formative evaluation of a training session for an external client.

Prerequisite(s): ID 570 or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2020; summer 2021

ID 585    Distance Education Opportunities and Challenges    3 Hours

Critical concepts, issues, technologies, and models of distance education. Explores the design and technologies of quality interactive education at a distance.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

ID 587    Trends and Issues in Instructional Design    3 Hours

History of instructional design, major contributors, ID theorists, issues and trends likely to impact the field, and professional organizations.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ID 588    Multimedia Design    3 Hours

Application of multimedia design principles in educational and training settings. Students will design and develop a multimedia instructional or training module for business and industry, government, military, P-12, and higher educational institutions.

Prerequisite(s): (ID 560 and ID 570) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

ID 590    Practicum in Instructional Design    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised, field-based, practical experience for students within the ID program.

Prerequisite(s): ID 570 and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

ID 595    Internship in Instructional Design    3 Hours

Supervised, field-based internship under an appropriate field-based supervisor and faculty member in an approved setting. Development and application of an authentic professional quality product and professional portfolio will be the capstone project. Note: Completion of all of the required courses, at least 24 semester hours of program course work, and admission to candidacy required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education Courses

IECE 423G    Interdisciplinary Services for Young Children with Low Incidence Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics of children birth through five years with low incidence disabilities (e.g. autism, sensory impairments, physical impairments), as well as assessment and instructional strategies. The role of the transdisciplinary team, including family members, in providing services will be emphasized. Field experience is required. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

IECE 520    Organizing Programs for Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Rationale for IECE (B-5), service delivery options, teaming issues, and atypical development specific to sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Interdispl Early Childhood Ed (144) or Early Childhood Educ - Rank I (156)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 521    Assessment in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Assessment process specific to children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Thirty clock hours field experiences required.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 522

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; summer 2021

IECE 522    Family-Focused Services    3 Hours

Students apply family systems theory to family assessment, the development of family plans, and the implementation-evaluation of family-centered services. Thirty hours of field experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 520

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2021

IECE 523    Planning Curriculum and Instruction in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    3 Hours

Planning, designing, and selecting curricula, including learning environments and instruction, for children birth through kindergarten, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Field experience is required. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 521 and IECE 522

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

IECE 524    Internship in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Supervised work with children B-5, both with and without disabilities, and their families.

Prerequisite(s): ELED 509 (may be taken concurrently) and CD 486G and SPED 523 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

IECE 525    Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth reading, investigation, and discussion of current research, issues, and/or trends in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

Prerequisite(s): (IECE 520 and IECE 521 and IECE 522) or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021

IECE 526    Practicum in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Practical application in clinical settings of critical skills for interdisciplinary early childhood educators. Students are responsible for transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 522 and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

IECE 530    Advanced IECE Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Advanced curriculum and program development for children birth through 5 years of age in schools, centers, or home settings, including collaboration with families and professionals, continuous assessment, and program evaluation. Field experiences required.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in IECE, Birth-Primary (0461)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

IECE 550    Advanced Early Childhood Assessment    3 Hours

Identification and diagnostic procedures for developmental delay and at-risk conditions in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Continuous assessment of children's developmental, instructional, behavioral, and environmental needs; evaluation of effectiveness of services and family involvement. Field experience required.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in IECE, Birth-Primary (0461)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2021

Interdisciplinary Education Courses

IED 703    Equity Pedagogy and Issues of Diversity    3 Hours

Issues and effects of diversity in contemporary society. Topics include: race, gender, ethnicity, class, language differences, and student ability. Relationship of diversity to preparation, recruitment, instruction, equity pedagogy, professional development, policy, curriculum, assessment, achievement gaps and student learning.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

IED 704    Leadership and the Ethics of Teaching    3 Hours

Historical and contemporary perspectives on leadership and the ethics of teaching, including topics such as power, cultural leadership change, instructional leadership, and building community.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Educational Leadership (0010)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education Courses

LITE 501    Program Organization    3 Hours

Organization of the school library program to support the educational goals of the school and student learning. Includes organization of libraries, informatics, and technology.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

LITE 506    Organization of Information    3 Hours

Classification, descriptive and subject cataloging for various formats of information and sources. Emphasis on organization of information in the school library.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

LITE 508    Informatics in Education    3 Hours

Information sources and services in school library media centers. Emphasis on the study and practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating, analyzing, evaluating, and sharing information. Emphasis on use of informatics research methods in education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

LITE 512    Issues in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education    3 Hours

Analysis of issues in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education. Attention to legal issues like intellectual freedom, censorship, and information access.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; spring 2021

LITE 518    Advanced Children's Literature and Collections    3 Hours

Advanced study of literature to meet the needs of children including outstanding authors, illustrators, and current topical issues. Emphasis on children's literature collections development and management in libraries.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

LITE 527    Advanced Young Adult Literature and Collections    3 Hours

Advanced, thematic examination of literary genres and non-print media appropriate for young adults, ages 12-18. Includes management and service components for effective young adult literature programs. Emphasis on young adult literature collections development and management in libraries.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

LITE 535    Survey of Educational Technology Practices    3 Hours

Focus on instructional design and communication models appropriate to effective utilization of multimedia for instruction and training. Application of various multimedia to design, produce, and evaluate instructional/training projects.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

LITE 537    Principles of Educational Technology Applications    3 Hours

Uses of technology for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on instructional techniques, evaluation and utilization of appropriate instructional software, productivity tools, and the internet for various subjects, grade levels, and needs of diverse learners.

Prerequisite(s): LME 535 or LITE 535

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LITE 545    Educational Technology Production    3 Hours

Product design and production techniques for education and training. Utilization of various software and hardware configurations to produce electronic prototypes.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

LITE 547    Integration of Educational Technology    3 Hours

Application of principles of instructional design to the integration of technology into education and training programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

LITE 550    Emerging Technology in Education    3 Hours

Survey of new and significant technology developments and integration strategies in education; research on applications and their effectiveness on P-12 pupil learning; application of new technologies to design, produce, and assess P-12 learning.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

LITE 590    Practicum in Libraries, Informatics, and Technology in Education    1-3 Hours

Field based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist or a qualified technology coordinator.

Prerequisite(s): (LITE 501 or LME 501) and (LITE 512 or LME 512) and (LITE 535 or LME 535) and (LITE 537 or LME 537)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

LITE 737    Educational Technology Leadership    3 Hours

Emphasis on educational technology leadership, professional development, and instructional management. Topics include equitable access, technology plans, meeting needs of diverse learners with technology, and technology integration strategies.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

Library Media Education Courses

LME 407G    Literature/Young Adults    3 Hours

Selection and evaluation of materials, reading guidance, and programming for young people, adolescence through young adult.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 409G    Selected Topics    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Problematic study of a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member. A formal research paper or annotated bibliography is required. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 410G    Storytelling    3 Hours

Storytelling literature, story selection and sources. Practice in oral communication.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 411G    Creative Media Experiences for Children    3 Hours

Methods and procedures for developing creativity in children. The design and evaluation of materials and activities in a variety of media formats for school and library settings. Includes program development.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Junior or Post-Baccalaureate-Non Degree may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 445G    Introduction Educational Technology    3 Hours

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various communication media formats.

Equivalent(s): SEC 445G

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 448G    Technology Applications in Education    3 Hours

Uses of technology in education for instruction and instructional management. Emphasis on evaluation and utilization of appropriate software and hardware.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 475G    Workshop    1-3 Hours

Workshop classes of variable content focused on library media practice and integration of educational technology.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 502    Collection Management    3 Hours

Principles of collection management to meet the needs of the school library media program. Evaluation, selection and acquisition of print, non-print and electronic resources. Examination and development of collection policies and procedures, including acceptable use policies and copyright.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 509    Investigations in Educational Technology    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The completion of a formal research study in educational technology or the creation of an educational technology prototype under the supervision of a faculty member.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019

LME 519    Special Topics in Educational Technology    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Special topics in the field of educational technology.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

LME 589    Field Experience in Library Media Education    3 Hours

Field experience in an appropriate setting under supervision of a certified library media specialist for LME students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certification in school library media at the graduate level. Note: Admission to professional education required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 591    Advanced Practicum in Library Media Education    1 Hour

Field-based experience in an appropriate setting under a certified library media specialist. Note: Admission to professional education required.

Prerequisite(s): LITE 501 and LITE 512 and LITE 537 and permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Library Media Ed - Rank I (0429) or Library Media Education (083)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 592    Internship in Library Media Education    3 Hours

Field based experience in an appropriate setting under supervision of a certified library media specialist. For students seeking initial Kentucky teaching certification at the graduate level. Note: Completion of 24 hours of coursework and admission to professional education required.

Prerequisite(s): LITE 501 and LITE 512 and LITE 535 and LITE 537 and permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Library Media Education (083)

Course Fee: $200

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 599    Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LME 600    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Literacy Courses

LTCY 500    Fundamentals of Reading and Related Language Arts    3 Hours

A survey of models of the reading process, research on oral and written language development, and significant approaches to reading instruction. Provides instruction for fundamental understanding of the theoretical rationale of the reading and related language arts processes. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

LTCY 501    Reading and Writing for Learning    3 Hours

Instruction in the ways reading and writing are interrelated processes, facilitate learning from print, and woven together to better prepare students for the critical reading, critical thinking, and writing expectations of college and career. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 502    Differentiating Literacy Instruction    3 Hours

Exploration of differentiated literacy instruction focusing on modification of instructional content, process, assessment, and student product to meet the needs of all learners. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; winter 2020

LTCY 503    Assessment and Evaluation of Reading and Writing    3 Hours

An introduction to assessment and evaluation of readers and writers. Includes experience in reviewing, matching, and administering assessments. Using data to inform instruction, including formative and summative assessments. Note: Course in not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 504    Strategy-Based Reading and Writing Intervention    3 Hours

Job-embedded (field work) to design and implement instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups experiencing difficulty with literacy skills. Emphasis on tutorial and small group applications. Note: Course is not appropriate for certified teachers and does not count toward the MAE in Literacy Education.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 505    Job-Embedded Literacy Methods    3 Hours

Job-embedded integration of literacy methods and practices within a community or technical college or other instructor approved educational setting outside P-12 designed to prepare students to provide sound reading assessment and instruction for literacy learners. Note: Course must be completed in the last semester before completion of the Literacy in Post-Secondary Settings certificate. Students are responsible for own transportation to designated sites.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy/Post-Secndry Settings (0462)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 510    Methods of Teaching Literacy to Adolescents    3 Hours

Theoretical foundation and current best practices for literacy instruction. Emphasis on literacy lesson and unit planning. Field experiences are required; students are responsible for own transportation.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

LTCY 515    Socio-Cognitive Theories of Comprehension    3 Hours

A study of cognitive, linguistic, and sociocultural factors that affect comprehension, including native language, how comprehension works, and how people make sense of print cues and visual cues by understanding the comprehension process from various theoretical stance..

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 518    Literacy Learning and Technology    3 Hours

Survey of use of technology to promote the development of reading, writing, and teaching and learning via electronic formats. Topics include integration of technology into literacy instruction that supports diverse literacy learners and designing appropriate reading and language arts technology-based projects for literacy learners.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 519    Literacy Development and Instruction    3 Hours

Investigation into the development of reading and writing in young children, instructional strategies for emergent and developing literacy including practices related to phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, invented spelling, writing traits, process and development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

LTCY 520    Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Variability    3 Hours

The nature and causes of reading disabilities and investigation of general and specific principles and approaches to diagnosis. Actual case studies using both group and individual tests in diagnosis.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

LTCY 521    Reading Intervention    3 Hours

Instructional techniques for use with individuals or groups involved in remedial reading instruction; materials and procedures; clinical experiences with remedial students.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 520

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

LTCY 522    Investigations in Reading    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Individual investigation of the research and descriptive literature in the field of reading.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 528

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019

LTCY 523    Assessment and Intervention of Reading and Writing    3 Hours

Emphasizes practical methods of reading and writing appraisal, diagnostic procedures, and materials essential for developing teaching strategies in reading instruction for P-12 learners.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; spring 2021

LTCY 524    Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy    3 Hours

Reading and study skills strategies and techniques to increase student achievement in content-area classes. Discussion of disciplinary literacy in various fields will also be addressed.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

LTCY 527    Diversity and Equity in Literacy Education    3 Hours

Introduction to social factors, cultural factors, and aspects of language that affect teaching and learning of literacy, particularly in reading, writing, and the language arts; application of multicultural perspectives and culturally responsive instruction to curriculum development and classroom literacy practices.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

LTCY 528    Literacy Research Methods and Evaluation    3 Hours

Investigation and critical analysis of literacy research and theory, and completion of literacy related-research project.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Literacy Education (044)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

LTCY 530    Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners    3 Hours

In the context of first and second language development across the lifespan, this course focuses on the acquisition of literacy by young children, examines best practices in the teaching of literacy in both elementary and secondary settings, and offers a deep investigation into the relationship between language and literacy acquisition.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 523 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 527 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 524 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021

LTCY 532    Literacy Leadership and Coaching    3 Hours

A course intended for advanced literacy professionals to learn best practices for providing professional learning opportunities in the work place, developing professional learning communities, leading in school-wide literacy development, and developing the skills of peers and experienced colleagues in the field of literacy.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 523 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 524 (may be taken concurrently) and LTCY 527 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

LTCY 599    Thesis Research and Writing    3-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

LTCY 600    Maintain Matriculation    1 Hour (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

LTCY 624    Seminar in Literacy Issues and Trends    3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Study of literacy research focusing on issues and trends within the discipline of literacy education. No more than 6 hours may be counted toward the MAE-Literacy Education program.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 519 or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

LTCY 695    Practicum for Literacy Professionals    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

In-depth practice in the literacy coaching of colleagues in the education profession.

Prerequisite(s): LTCY 521

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Middle Grades Education Courses

MGE 534    Seminar in Mathematics Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction, current research and problems in mathematics education.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Equivalent(s): SEC 534

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 545    Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for middle school teachers to engage in concentrated study of specific problems and/or development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 570    Workshop - Workshop in Middle School Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Activity-centered on a relevant area of study.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

MGE 571    Middle Grades Curriculum    3 Hours

Examination of programs designed for the young adolescent. Functions, organizations, planning, and evaluation of the curriculum. Includes special curricular areas.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Secondary Education Courses

SEC 445G    Introduction Education Technology    3 Hours

Instruction and laboratory experiences in the basic theory and application of educational technology to the design, production, evaluation, and utilization of various media.

Equivalent(s): LME 445G

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 528    Seminar in the Teaching of Secretarial Subjects    3 Hours

Materials, methods, techniques, and devices for teaching typewriting, shorthand, and the related skilled subjects. Review and application of research findings to this area.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 529    Teaching Bookkeeping    3 Hours

Purposes, materials, methods, and techniques for teaching bookkeeping and basic business. Review and application of research findings to this area.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 534    Seminar in Mathematics Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction, current research and problems in mathematics education.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Equivalent(s): MGE 534

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; winter 2021

SEC 535    Seminar in Music Education    3 Hours

Historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of music education; application of the principles of education to the music program. Emphasis on current trends in education thought and their implications for instruction, supervision, administration, and evaluation in music education.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 537    Seminar in Science Education    3 Hours

Includes the history and comparative study of science teaching, curriculum and course content changes, materials available, evaluation, methods in science teaching, professional organizations, and research in science education.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; winter 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021

SEC 538    Seminar in Social Studies Education    3 Hours

Covers newer concepts in curriculum and methods of instruction as well as current research in social studies education.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2021; fall 2021

SEC 539    Seminar in Agriculture Education    3 Hours

Current problems in the organization, teaching supervision, administration, and evaluation of agricultural education programs. Investigation, papers, and reports.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 545    Investigations in Classroom Teaching    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Opportunity for secondary teachers to engage in the concentrated study of specific problems and/or the development of specific skills related to effective classroom instruction.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

SEC 546    Seminar in English Language Arts Methods    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching English and Language Arts in secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Note: Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 520

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; fall 2020

SEC 570    Workshop - Secondary Education    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 573    Methods of Teaching Business and Marketing Education    3 Hours

Develops the skills, procedures, and strategies for teaching business and marketing education in the middle and secondary school. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Note: Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to designated or assigned sites. Note: Admission to professional education required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020

SEC 580    Curriculum    3 Hours

Philosophy, principles and practices of curriculum improvement.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 600    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 699    Specialist Project    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Specialist project research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SEC 700    Maintain Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for specialist project completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Science and Mathematics Education Courses

SMED 501    Designing Instructional Sequences in Secondary Math and Science    3 Hours

Theory and practice of designing and delivering high quality inquiry-based math & science instruction. Students explore and practice the guided inquiry process, create lesson plans, and implement lessons with secondary students. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program required.

Corequisite(s): SMED 510, SMED 520

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 510    Advanced Topics in Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Exploration of essential questions specifically relevant to teaching mathematics and science. Standards for knowing how they are used, how knowing and learning are structured, and how what is known changes and develops. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program required.

Corequisite(s): SMED 520, SMED 501

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 520    Management for Positive Learning Environments    3 Hours

Application of learning theories in instructional settings with diverse student populations. Emphasizes proactive, positive classroom management for teaching and learning. Fieldwork required; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to sites. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program required.

Corequisite(s): SMED 501, SMED 510

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 530    Literacy Support for Diverse Learners in Mathematics and Science    3 Hours

Designing literacy instruction for diverse learners in mathematics and science. Note: Successful completion of at least one graduate SMED course required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 560    Developing Professional Learning Communities for Instructional Improvement    3 Hours

Students form secondary professional learning communities with Mentor and Master Teachers and analyze student performance data to improve teaching/learning. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Corequisite(s): SMED 620, SMED 589

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 589    Science and Mathematics Education Internship Seminar    3 Hours

Connects theory to practice by helping students complete teaching tasks that demonstrate performance related to Kentucky's New Teacher Standards.

Corequisite(s): SMED 590

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 590    Teaching Internship    8 Hours

Supervised student teaching experience across fall and spring semesters in assigned off-campus site. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off-campus site. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program, Teacher Education, and student teaching required.

Corequisite(s): SMED 589

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 620    Collaborative Research to Improve Mathematics and Science Teaching    3 Hours

Development of skills needed to design and develop a data based action research project to be implemented during the semester. Note: Admission to GSKyTeach program required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Corequisite(s): SMED 560, SMED 589

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SMED 630    Action Research Seminar    1 Hour

Students present results of instructional innovation and develop conclusions about practice or process implemented in secondary math or science classroom.

Prerequisite(s): SMED 620

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Special Education Courses

SPED 419G    Assistive Technology in the Special Education Classroom    3 Hours

This class is designed to provide an overview of assistive technology and augmentative/alternative communication devices and their application in the special education classroom. This class will enable participants to develop sound and inclusive technology plans that meet the needs of students with moderate to severe disabilities.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 516

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 421G    Special Education and the Law: Inter/Appl    3 Hours

Focus is on laws and regulations and the education of children and youth with disabilities. Laws and regulations, the developments that led to them, and their implications for schools, students, and parents are discussed, analyzed, and applied to practical situations.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 516

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 422G    Collaboration and Inclusion in School and Community Settings    3 Hours

This course provides an overview of methods which facilitate collaboration across disciplines to support diverse learners in regular classrooms and community settings. Field experiences are required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 516

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 431G    Language Intervention: Strategies and Materials    3 Hours

Preparation of teachers to work as consultants in a team model; exploration of local, state and regional agencies involved with individuals diagnosed with ASD. Supervised practicum required at designated sites. Note: Masters degree required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 610

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 432G    Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Hours

Setting realistic classroom performance objectives for individuals with disabilities. Terminology and methodology in managing a learning environment with appropriate record keeping systems. Field experiences in public schools and/or other appropriate settings away from campus are required in this course. Note: Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 331 and SPED 333

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 460G    Special Problems    1-3 Hours

Investigation of a special problem from an area of individual interest.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 480G    Special Problems    1 Hour

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 501    Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis    3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the concepts, theories and principles of applied behavior analysis

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021

SPED 502    Positive Behavior Supports    3 Hours

This class will focus on methods and models of positive behavior management in group settings for school-aged learners with behavior problems.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPED 503    Behavior Assessment    3 Hours

This class will focus on how to accurately define, assess and measure behavior and learn how to conduct a function-based assessment.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 504    Instruction to Improve Behavior    3 Hours

This course examines how evidence-based instructional practices can be used to improve academics, social skills, functional skills, and behaviors.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 505    Ethics Surrounding Behavior Issues    3 Hours

This course examines legislation, regulations, court decisions, and ethical standards that impact practice in schools and other agencies for school-age learners with behavior problems.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 515    Education of Exceptional Children    3 Hours

Introductory course for initial certification in Exceptional Education. Induction issues in special education are examined.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPED 516    The Exceptional Child: Perspectives and Issues    3 Hours

Focus is on the characteristics, priorities, resources and issues of children who are disabled, delayed or gifted and their families. Emphasis is on current results of research and perspectives on today's children, families, schools and communities. Descriptions, issues and techniques for each area of exceptionality including learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, mentally challenged, autism, giftedness, physically challenged, health concerns, communication disorders, hearing loss, blindness or low vision, and traumatic brain injury will be included.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

SPED 517    Transition Services and Programs for Individuals with Disabilities    3 Hours

Transition planning for individuals with disabilities. Interagency collaboration, vocational assessment, and life-skills competencies within the general curriculum are addressed.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

SPED 518    Seminar: Contemporary Challenges in Special Education    3 Hours

Issues in special education. Classroom experiences to develop awareness and sensitivity to educational needs. Note: Minimum of 12 hours of graduate level coursework in exceptional education required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020

SPED 523    Curriculum/Methods in Early Childhood Special Education    3 Hours

Selection/development of curricula materials for planning, implementation, and evaluation of intervention with children P-5 who have disabilities.

Prerequisite(s): IECE 522 and IECE 521 and IECE 523

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SPED 525    Intervention Support for Students with Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities    3 Hours

Characteristics of dyslexia and related learning disabilities with emphasis on assessment and data-driven decision making to design specialized, research-based instruction.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 529    Assessment of Students with Severe Disabilities    3 Hours

Assessment needs for functional skills across school, home, and community promoting increased independence of students with severe disabilities. Course includes reading individual psychology reports to working with parents as essential partners in assessing student needs and creating program goals. Field hours required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 610

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021

SPED 530    Advanced Assessment Techniques    3 Hours

Experiences will be provided for students to enhance their knowledge of issues, techniques, and interpretations of various assessment procedures and instruments.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 531    Advanced Prescriptive Teaching    3 Hours

Adapting the learning environment to the learner. The identification and modification of various aspects of specialized learning environments are examined.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 532    Families, Professionals and Exceptionalities    3 Hours

Interpreting programs for individuals with disabilities to maximize family involvement. Emphasizes the attitudes, skills, and knowledge taught in the educational program.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

SPED 533    Seminar: Curriculum for Learning and Behavior Disorders    3 Hours

Development, adaptation, and evaluation of curricula, methods, materials, and resources. Implementing and evaluating instructional programs for students with mild disabilities is stressed.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 516 and SPED 530 and SPED 531

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

SPED 534    Research in Exceptional Child Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Reading, interpreting and conducting research related to students with disabilities, parents, and teachers. An independent research project is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

SPED 535    Curriculum for Individuals with Moderate and Severe Disabilities    3 Hours

Designing and implementing instruction for learners with severe disabilities using data-driven assessment and research-based pedagogy for student with intense needs. Alternative standards, functioning life skill, and independence to the least restrictive situations are emphasized. Field work required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 610

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021

SPED 590    Advanced Internship in Exceptional Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Clinically supervised instructional practice in an approved setting for development of advanced skills and experience.

Prerequisite(s): Praxis-Spec ED:mod appl (comp) with a score of 158 or Praxis-Spec ED:Profnd app-comp with a score of 158

Course Fee: $50

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 595    Advanced Preparation Capstone for Special Education    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A capstone course in Special Education for advanced candidates seeking an additional teacher certification area. Practice in implementing instructional skills and procedures. Field observation hours required.

Prerequisite(s): Praxis-Spec ED:mod appl (comp) with a score of 158 or Praxis-Spec ED:Profnd app-comp with a score of 158 and permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SPED 599    Thesis Research and Writing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 600    Maintaining Matriculation    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 610    Characteristics of Low Incidence Disorders    3 Hours

Comprehensive review of low incidence disabilities. Theories of causation, descriptive and diagnostic characteristics, teaching considerations, and legal and social issues. Thirty field experience hours required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

SPED 611    Advanced Capstone for Low Incidence Disabilities, DD/ASD/MSD    1-6 Hours

A capstone course in Special Education:MSD. Practice in implementing instructional skills and procedures. Field observation required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021

SPED 612    Collaboration with Schools and Agencies for Individuals with DD/ASD    3 Hours

Preparation of teachers to work as consultants in a team model; exploration of local, state and regional agencies involved with individuals with DD/ASD. Supervised practicum required at designated sites.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 610

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2021

SPED 615    Instructional Strategies for Students with Developmental Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder    3 Hours

Development of competencies and philosophies of instructional design specific to teaching students with Developmental Disorders - Autism Spectrum Disorders (DD/ASD). Emphasis on research-based instruction strategies, planning, and classroom structures. Field hours required

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021

SPED 618    Social Skills Instruction & Behavioral Programming for Students with DD/ASD    3 Hours

Development of competencies in assessing, designing, and implementing social skills instruction and behavioral programming for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Developmental Disabilities/Low Incidence Disabilities.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021

SPED 619    Assistive Technological and Communication Interventions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders    3 Hours

Investigation of assistive and instructional technology, as well as alternative and augmentative communication devices to implement with students with ASD and PDD. Note: Masters degree required.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 610

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; spring 2020

SPED 620    Seminar in the Administration of Special Education    3 Hours

Current trends and issues in the administration and supervision of special education programs.

Equivalent(s): EDAD 620

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 625    Practicum in the Administration of Special Education    3 Hours

Supervised practice in educational organizations for persons preparing to become a Director of Special Education.

Equivalent(s): EDAD 625

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SPED 630    Special Education Law and Finance    3 Hours

Comprehensive study of existing school law codes for special education; budgeting and financial accounting for local, state and federal monies; and, grant writing and reporting.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

Teacher Leadership Courses

TCHL 500    Foundations of Teacher Leadership    3 Hours

Survey course covering foundational concepts of leadership, especially as they relate to the role of teacher leaders in P -12 settings. Includes orientation assessments leading to individualized programs for students. Note: Admission to a master's or 5th year non-degree program that leads to advanced teacher preparation required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

TCHL 520    Principles of Action Research for Teacher Leaders    3 Hours

Principles of action research as it is applied to educational settings.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Special Ed Initial Cert: LBD (0456) , Middle Grades Ed: Initial Cert (0458) , IECE, Birth-Age 5, Initial Cer (0460) or Teacher Educ: Initial Cert (0495)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019

TCHL 530    Curriculum Development    3 Hours

Study of curriculum design and evaluative techniques used by P-12 teachers. Covers research-based strategies for implementing integrated, differentiated curriculum. Students must have access to technology resources and/or equipment identified by instructor.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

TCHL 540    Classroom Instruction: Instructional Strategies    1 Hour

Examination of research-based best practices for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 544    Equitable School and Community Partnerships    1 Hour

Study of school and community partnerships designed to build equitable schools for students and families resulting in increased student achievement.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 545    Classroom Instruction Strategies    3 Hours

Examination of advanced classroom instructional strategies for designing and implementing classroom instruction in diverse P-12 classroom settings resulting in increased student achievement.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020; summer 2020; winter 2021; summer 2021

TCHL 548    Classroom Instruction: Managing the Learning Environment    1 Hour

Study of classroom management principles and interventions.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 550    Student Assessment I: Fundamentals of Student Assessment    1 Hour

Develops an understanding of validity, reliability, descriptive statistics, and professional aspects of evaluating students to improve student learning.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 554    Student Assessment II: Standardized Testing    1 Hour

Examination of both national norm-referenced and state criterion-referenced tests and utilization of accountability data in planning for school improvement.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 555    School and Classroom Assessment    3 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing classroom assessments and analyzing school/classroom assessment data.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021

TCHL 558    Student Assessment III: Classroom Tests and Instruments    2 Hours

Development of advanced skills for designing and creating classroom assessment instruments.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 550 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

TCHL 559    Capstone Project Design for Teacher Leadership    1 Hour

Fundamental principles of designing a teacher leadership project in educational settings. Students will create a prospectus for a capstone teacher leadership project in a school setting. Note: Completion of 18 hours required.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 500

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

TCHL 560    Capstone Project for Teacher Leadership    3 Hours

Fundamental principles of teacher leadership in educational settings. Students will conduct a capstone teacher leadership project in a school setting. Note: Course should be taken after completing 21 hours.

Prerequisite(s): TCHL 559 and TCHL 555

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021