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EDUC 554 - Advanced Curriculum Practices for Gifted and Talented Learners (3).
Description: The course content includes the design and development of differentiated curriculum for gifted learners. The emphasis of the course is how to design new curricular materials for gifted learners. Notes: This course may be applied to the add-on endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education once the initial licensure program is successfully completed. Offered in spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 555 - Identification, Current Trends, and Issues in Gifted and Talented Education (3).
Description: The course content focuses on the historical and current issues related to the recognition and education of giftedness. Critical issues facing the field of gifted education as well as future directions are explored. The identification of giftedness is included. Notes: Educators must complete an approved initial licensure program prior to receiving the add-on endorsement.This course may be applied to add-on endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education in South Carolina. This course may be applied to the add-on endorsements in Gifted and Talented Education once the initial licensure program is successfully completed. Offered in spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 594 - Special Topics in Content and Pedagogy (3).
Description: Selected topics in theory, content, and pedagogy related to PK-12 education. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor; undergraduates must be admitted to teacher education program. Notes: Not open to freshmen. May be retaken three times for additional credits as topics vary. Assignments and readings are modified based on an individual student's certification level. Focus topic will be designated on the transcript. Offered on request.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 595 - Special Topics in Curriculum (3).
Description: Selected topics in classroom and school implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; admission to teacher education program for undergraduates. Notes: Not open to freshmen. May be retaken for additional credits as topics vary. Assignments and readings are modified based on an individual student's certification level. Focus topic will be designated on the transcript. Offered on request.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 599 - General Education Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDUC 604 - Educational Psychology and Assessment (3).
Description: An integrated study of development, learning, motivation and assessment with emphases on early childhood in the school setting, observational assessment, and individual differences such as gender, cultural background, and socioeconomic status. Introduces key assessment issues and topics, including the meaning of testing and assessment, cautions about using measurement techniques with young children, developmental screening, readiness testing, developmental assessment, and performance assessment. Notes: This course cannot be taken for S/U credit. Offered in Spring. Prerequisites: Admission to the MAT in Early Childhood Education.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 620 - Global Studies in Pedagogy: Teaching Internship Abroad (1:0:0).
Description: EDUC 620 is a short-term study abroad experience that provides teacher candidates an opportunity to live and teach in a diverse setting. Candidates co-teach with an expert foreign teacher promoting the exchange of educational ideas and varied teaching practices. Prerequisites: Candidates approved for EDUC 620 will have completed all teacher education course requirements prior to teaching abroad. Course takes place during the last six weeks of the semester. Notes: Offered in spring. Lab Fee: $250.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Internship, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 621 - Introduction to Project Based Learning (3).
Description: Designed to introduce students to the theory behind PBL and the basics of designing, delivering and assessing PBL that supports student attainment of core academic content and such 21st century skills as personal agency, critical and analytical thinking, collaboration, communication and technological proficiency. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EDUC 622 - Applications of Project Based Learning in Curriculum and Instruction (3:3:1).
Description: Classroom and field-based course designed to give teachers the experiences required to plan, create, facilitate, and integrate appropriate instructional methodologies and technology within a PBL unit of study that will support the academic achievement of students with diverse learning needs. Prerequisite: EDCI 601 or EDUC 621. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 623 - Practicum in Project Based Learning (3:2:1).
Description: Field-based practicum designed to provide teacher/practitioners with experience and opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for implementing PBL into the regular classroom setting. Prerequisite: EDCI601; and EDCI 602 or EDUC 622. Notes: Offered fall, spring, and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 640 - Educational Research, Design and Analysis (3).
Description: A core course for graduate educators in the principles, methods and procedures of educational research, design and analysis. The development of a proposal outlining a study, project or practicum is required.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 643 - Educational Technology Planning and Evaluation (3).
Description: This course focuses on planning and evaluating small scale and large scale educational technology projects. Prerequisites: EDUC 641 or permission of the instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 644 - Strategies for Effective Application of Assistive Technology to Promote Learning (3).
Description: The goal of this course is to prepare teachers who can use technology skills and applications in general education classrooms as well as unique settings to meet the needs of diverse learners, including those with disabilities, who are ESOL, and are at-risk for school failure.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 650 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet (3).
Description: This course prepares in-service teachers to plan, implement and evaluate Internet-based learning activities in the classroom. Content includes web site evaluation, social, ethical and legal issues regarding Internet use in P-12 settings, curriculum integration of Internet activities aligned with P-12 standards and web site development. Notes: Offered in fall and summer. Cannot be taken for S/U credit.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 651 - Connecting Curriculum and Technology (3).
Description: The goal of this course is to help participants recognize the relationship between theory, design, technology and instruction. Educational leaders must apply their knowledge of pedagogy, design, learning theory, technology and assessment techniques in order to address the needs of all learners. In this course participants will have an opportunity to design and implement planned lessons in their classrooms. Notes: Lab Fee: $15. This course cannot be taken for S/U credit.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture/Lab-Clinical

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 652 - Nature and Needs of the Gifted (3).
Description: Study of the characteristics of gifted and talented individuals and of the tools and techniques for the identification of such persons. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDUC 655 - Problems in Educational Practice (1) (2) (3).
Description: Designed to assist school personnel in the identification, analysis and planning of strategies to overcome specific problems related to educational practices in the school. Inclusion of this course in a program of study requires the approval of the program area committee. Notes: May be retaken for additional credit.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 656 - Prob in Educational Practices
Approved Titles: Systemic Chg Math Education Prob Solving in Elem Sch Math Sem in C & I Middle Level Sch Curriculum Dev in Math Educ Assess in Mathematics Education Independent Curriculum Design Edu Leadership in Science/Math Middle Level Leadership Institut Adv Strat Teach Studnts W/Md&Sd Problems in Educational Practice: Working w Diverse Learners

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Counsel, Leadershp, Educ St Department

EDUC 657 - Problems in Educational Pract
Approved Titles: Assess Early Childhood/Elem Edu Characteristics Dev Approp Pract

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDUC 658 - Problems in Educational Practi
Approved Titles: Educators and the MAc Cooperative Learning Assess Middle Level Education Technology in the Classroom Concepts/Process Elem Sch Sci Assess in Eced/Elem Ed Coop Learning/Alternative Assess Pra Assess Early Child/Elem Edu Assessment in Science Education Curriculum Dev in Science Educ Systemic Change in Science Issues/Trends in Language Arts Computer Applications in Educ

1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 670 - Schooling in American Society (3).
Description: A course for teachers, administrators, counselors and other school personnel that focus on key issues related to teaching and leading in a democracy. Students explore the social, historical, legal and philosophical foundations of American education and how these foundations affect contemporary schools.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 672 - History of Education (3).
Description: A graduate-level seminar on the role of education in American society from the colonial period to the present.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 681 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3).
Description: An advanced psychological foundations course that examines contemporary research, issues, and trends and their application to effective leadership, critical inquiry, and stewardship in educational professions. Notes: Offered in fall, spring and summer.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 695 - Capstone (1).
Description: The course will allow students to explore and reflect upon current issues in education while enrolled in the school internship semester. Primary focus will be on completion and presentation of a professional portfolio and other outcome-based assessments. Notes: Offered in fall and spring. Prerequisites: Full admission to the MAT program, completion of all core courses except EDUC 690. Corequisites: EDUC 690.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department

EDUC 699 - Advanced Field Experiences (3).
Description: Preparation and implementation of a field project in the student's area of emphasis. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Prerequisites: EDUC 640, permission of instructor and adviser.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department


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