Education (ED)

ED 102  Teaching as a Career  1(1-1)  

Orientation to teaching and teacher education. Class sessions and classroom observation required. Not required for teacher certification. (F, S)

ED 202  Foundations of Education  3(3-0)  

Historical, philosophical and sociological dimensions of education including legal and financial challenges associated with the institution of education. (F, S, SS)

ED 210  Human Growth and Development for Educators  3(3-0)  

Physical, mental, social and emotional growth of the individual; provides teachers with needed perspectives on elementary and secondary school students. (F, S, SS)

ED 280  Educational Media and Technology  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to use technology for instruction, assessment, management, and research. (F, S, SS)

ED 301  Frameworks of Teaching  4(4-0)  

Includes approaches to designing learner-centered classroom communities through applications of standards-based instruction, effective planning and assessment, and classroom management; 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credit hours and 2.6 cumulative GPA. (F, S)

ED 325  Early Field Experience with the Atypical Learner  (1-3 V)  

Development and implementation of principles in teaching atypical learners in a tutorial situation. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 351  Children's Literature  3(3-0)  

Classic and contemporary children's literature with emphasis on selection and evaluation. Prerequisite: ENG 102. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 380  Integrated Methods in Elementary  3(3-0)  

Prepares elementary teachers to integrate the expressive arts and physical education into the elementary curriculum; 30 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 400  Workshop  (1-3 V)  

Designed for special activity-oriented experiences to be conducted in short sessions. Each workshop has a subtitle and no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Teacher Education Program or permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 406  Behavioral Support  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to implement individual, classroom-wide and school-wide behavioral supports and interventions. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (SS)

ED 407  Levels of Support I  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to teach students with special needs in inclusive environments, with emphasis on literacy, math, and academic interventions. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (SS)

ED 408  Levels Of Support II  3(3-0)  

Addresses effective instruction for secondary students, including transition planning. Requires field experience. Beginning reading course strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (F)

ED 409  Levels Of Support III  3(3-0)  

Focuses on instructional programs for K-12 students with severe learning and behavioral challenges. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (S)

ED 410  Collaboration in Education  3(3-0)  

Supports skills at co-teaching, teaming, and collaboration with teachers, families, paraprofessionals, and others to strengthen student achievement. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (S)

ED 412  Teaching Diverse Learners  3(3-0)  

Focuses on legislation for special education, nature of exceptionalities, and meeting the needs of K-12 students, including second language learners; 30 hours field experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 413  Teaching Elementary Social Studies  2(2-0)  

Methods of teaching social studies in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 414  Teaching Elementry Science and Health  2(1.5-1.5)  

Methods of teaching health and science in the elementary school. Part of elementary field experience block. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 417  Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School  2(1.5-1.5)  

Scope and sequence of elementary school mathematics are examined along with instructional methods that address the developmental differences of children; 30 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: MATH 361 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 421  Classroom Integration of Internet  2(2-0)  

Methods to effectively and legally integrate the Internet into the classroom as a communication and instructional tool. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 423  Teaching and Managing Technology  3(3-0)  

Strategies, processes, and procedures for managing technology in K-12, including efficient use of emerging pedagogies. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 427  Productivity Tools for Classroom  1(1-0)  

Applications of Microsoft Office as a productivity tool, including integration of use in classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 428  Integration of Educational Software  1(1-0)  

Familiarity with and criteria for selecting evaluating, and using quality educational software. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 429  Literacy & Technology  3(3-0)  

Methods for using technology to assess and teach literacy. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 431  Diverse Learners & Technology  3(3-0)  

Strategies for using technology to enhance learning for all students, with emphasis on the relationship between technology and equity. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 432  Hardware & Networking for Educators  3(3-0)  

Pedagogical and practical considerations in using networking and hardware in schools. Prerequisite: ED 280. (SS)

ED 433  Instructional Theory & Tech Design  3(3-0)  

Instructional system design theories and models and their adaptation to plan and use technology effectively in the classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (F, S)

ED 434  Multimedia Design  3(3-0)  

Methods and tools for creating multimedia learning objects for K-12 classrooms. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280 and admission to Education. (SS)

ED 435  Classroom Management  3(2-3)  

Includes general teaching methods and strategies, learning theories applied to teaching discipline, curriculum educational measurement and evaluation, school organization and school law applicable to classroom teachers. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F, S)

ED 436  Technology & Assessment Tools  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to use technology in assessment practices in the classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (SS)

ED 444  Teaching Secondary Science  4(3-2)  

Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies necessary to prepare students to teach in secondary standards-based science classrooms; 60 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 445  Assessment & Data Driven Instruction  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to select, administer, and interpret formal and informal assessments to improve instruction. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 446  Teaching K-12 Art  4(3-2)  

Focuses on art curriculum, methods, and assessment to prepare art educators to successfully teach in K-12 standards-based art classrooms; 60 hours of field experience. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 447  Teaching English in Secondary Schools  4(3-2)  

Familiarizes students with Colorado foreign language standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning, and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 448  Teaching Foreign Language (K-12)  4(3-2)  

Familiarizes students with Colorado foreign language standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning, and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 451  Teaching Secondary Social Studies  4(3-2)  

Familiarizes students with the Colorado content standards, including standards-based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 452  Teaching Secondary Business  4(3-2)  

Prepares teachers to teach all areas of the business curriculum in secondary schools; 60 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. (*)

ED 481  Practicum & Seminar in Education  (3-6 V)  

Supervised practicum and seminar in second teaching or endorsement area. Prerequisite: Admission to Education. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

ED 485  Capstone Seminar in Education  1(1-0)  

Explores substantive issues facing teacher, including meeting the needs of at-risk students; creating inclusive, equitable learning communities, and methods of effective inquiry in education. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite: ED 487 or 488 or 489. (F, S)

ED 487  Student Teaching Elementary  (6,12 V)  

Elementary level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: Approved application for student teaching. Corequisite: ED 485. (F, S)

ED 488  Student Teaching Secondary  (6,12 V)  

Secondary level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: Approved application for student teaching. Corequisite: ED 485. (F, S)

ED 489  Student Teaching K-12  (6,12 V)  

K-12 level. Application must be submitted on or before date in the Teacher Education Handbook prior to the semester in which student teaching will commence. Prerequisite: Approved application for student teaching. Corequisite: ED 485. (F, S)

ED 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 494  Field Experience  (1,3,5,10 V)  

Field experience in an educational setting. Not applicable to teacher certification. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 500  Workshop  (0.5,1,1.5,2,2.5,3 V)  

Activity-oriented experiences for teachers. Each has a subtitle; no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Does not count for M.Ed. credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 501  Graduate Topics in Education  (0.5,1,1.5,2,2.5,3 V)  

Graduate topics in education. Each has a subtitle; no subtitle may be repeated for credit. Counts for M.Ed. credit with approval of Program Director. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

ED 502  Teacher As Change Agent  3(3-0)  

Introduces strategies for professional growth including interpretation of research and professional collaboration. Prerequisite: Admission to MEd Program. (F, S)

ED 503  Teacher as Researcher  3(3-0)  

Develops skills at conducting and applying action research strategies to improve teaching and learning. Prerequisite: ED 502. (F, S)

ED 504  Leading Change in America's Schools  3(3-0)  

Builds teachers' skills in leading school change. Prerequisite: ED 502. (F, S)

ED 505  Education Across Cultures  2(2-0)  

Analysis of multiculturalism and how the educational process can be adapted to children of diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 506  Behavioral Support  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to implement individual, classroom-wide and school-wide behavioral supports and interventions. Field experience required. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program or Teacher in Residency Program or admission to Teacher Education. (SS)

ED 507  Levels of Support I  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to teach students with special needs in inclusive environments, with emphasis on literacy, math, and academic interventions. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or Teacher Education Program. (SS)

ED 508  Levels Of Support II  3(3-0)  

Addresses effective instruction for secondary students, including transition planning. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to M.Ed. Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or Teacher Education Program. (F)

ED 509  Levels Of Support III  3(3-0)  

Focuses on instructional programs for K-12 students with severe learning and behavioral challenges. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or admission to Teacher Education. (S)

ED 510  Collaboration in Education  3(3-0)  

Supports skills at co-teaching, teaming, and collaboration with teachers, families, paraprofessionals, and others to strengthen student achievement. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or admission to Teacher Education. (S)

ED 512  Teaching Diverse Learners  3(3-0)  

Focuses on legislation for special education, nature of exceptionalities, and meeting the needs of K-12 students, including second language learners; 30 hours field experiences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 514  Teaching K-6 Math  2(2-0)  

Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies in math in the elementary school; 30 hours of field experiences. Prerequisite: MATH 361 and graduate standing. (*)

ED 520  Educational Media and Technology  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to use technology for instruction, assessment, management, and research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F, S, SS)

ED 521  Classroom Integration of Internet  2(2-0)  

Methods to effectively and legally integrate the Internet into the classroom as a communication and instructional tool. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 522  Issues in Education  2(2-0)  

Contemporary problems in education, their historical development and philosophical implications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 523  Teaching and Managing Technology  3(3-0)  

Strategies, processes, and procedures for managing technology in K-12, including efficient use of emerging pedagogies. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 524  Advanced Techniques of Teaching Elementary Social Studies  2(2-0)  

Analysis of techniques for conceptual approaches to teaching socialization skills, critical thinking and inquiry skills; and helping children develop healthy attitudes and values. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 525  Advanced Techniques of Teaching Elementary Science and Health  2(2-0)  

Emphasis on the newest concepts, techniques and materials for teaching elementary school science and health. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 526  School Health Curriculum  2(2-0)  

Training (by grade level) in the use of by 'Growing Healthy' -the Primary Grades Health Curriculum Project and the School Health Curriculum Project. This is lateral spread training only, by agreement with the Rocky Mountain Regional Training Center. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 527  Productivity Tools for Classroom  1(1-0)  

Applications of Microsoft Office as a productivity tool, including integration of use in classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 528  Integration of Educational Software  1(1-0)  

Familiarity with and criteria for selecting evaluating, and using quality educational software. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 529  Literacy & Technology  3(3-0)  

Methods for using technology to assess and teach literacy. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 530  Instructional Programming  2(2-0)  

Principles of curriculum design, educational goals, instructional objectives, and developing long- middle- and short-range plans. For elementary and secondary teachers. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 531  Diverse Learners & Technology  3(3-0)  

Strategies for using technology to enhance learning for all students, with emphasis on the relationship between technology and equity. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor permission, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 532  Hardware & Networking For Educators  3(3-0)  

Pedagogical and practical considerations in using networking and hardware in schools. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, graduate standing. (SS)

ED 533  Instructional Theory & Tech Design  3(3-0)  

Instructional system design theories and models and their adaptation to plan and use technology effectively in the classroom. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor permission, graduate standing. (F, S)

ED 534  Multimedia Design  3(3-0)  

Methods and tools for creating multimedia learning objects for K-12 classrooms. Field experience required. Prerequisite: ED 280/520, admission to Education, completion of a teaching program, or instructor approval, graduate standing. (SS)

ED 536  Technology & Assessment Tools  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to use technology in assessment practices in the classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or admission to Teacher Education. (SS)

ED 542  Contemporary Techniques of Classroom Management  2(2-0)  

What research and professional practice say about organizing students, space, information, and resources; motivating, goal setting, communicating, and problem solving with student; and handling disruption and behavior problems. (*)

ED 544  Teaching Secondary Science  3(3-0)  

Focuses on teaching methods, materials, and assessment strategies necessary to prepare students to teach in secondary standards-based science classrooms. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 545  Assessment & Data Driven Instruction  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to select, administer, and interpret formal and informal assessments to improve instruction. Requires field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Graduate Program or Teacher in Residency Program, or admission to Teacher Education. (F)

ED 546  Teaching K-12 Art  3(3-0)  

Focuses on Art curriculum, methods, and assessment to prepare art educators to successfully teach in K-12 standards-based art classrooms. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 547  Teaching English in Secondary Schools  3(3-0)  

Familiarizes students with Colorado Language Arts Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 548  Teaching Foreign Language  3(3-0)  

Familiarizes students with Colorado Foreign Language Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 550  K-12 Music Methods  3(3-0)  

Familiarization with the Colorado Music Content Standards. Standards based lesson and unit planning and strategies for general, instrumental, and vocal music will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 551  Teaching Secondary Social Studies  3(3-0)  

Familiarizes students with Colorado Social Studies Content Standards, standards-based lesson and unit planning strategies and authentic assessment. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F)

ED 552  Teaching Secondary Business  3(3-0)  

Prepares teachers to teach all areas of the business curriculum in secondary schools. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher in Residency Program or admission to Teacher Education and graduate standing. (*)

ED 555  Foundations of Learning Disorders  3(3-0)  

Exceptionalities: emphasis on high-incidence handicaps. Includes recent legislation and identification, referral, staffing and placement procedures. Major intervention strategies examined. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 560  Professional Development in Curriculum and Instruction  4(4-0)  

Stresses skill-building in classroom instruction, including curriculum development and student assessment. Current innovations in public education are also addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 570  The Technology Coordinator  3(3-0)  

Examination of the roles of the technology coordinator in a K-12 educational setting. ED 532 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ED 280 or 520. (*)

ED 571  Distance Learning  3(3-0)  

Provides information needed to be knowledgeable distance educators and instructional developers for K-12 distance learners. Prerequisite: ED 533. (*)

ED 574  Early Childhood Space Exploration  3(3-0)  

Designed to provide tools necessary to teach space concepts through inquiry-based learning to young children. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 575  Lunar/Mars Exploration  3(3-0)  

Participants will investigate how to establish and maintain humans on our moon or Mars and how to integrate these concepts into the classroom. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 576  Rocketry and Exploration  3(3-0)  

Participants will examine the technological advances that are being developed for human exploration of the solar system. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 577  Astronomy for the Classroom  3(3-0)  

Participants will investigate topics such as motions of the heavens, astronomical research tools, stars, and constellations, 3D exploration of comets, auroras, and planets. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 578  Long Term Space Travel  3(3-0)  

Participants will investigate answers to how humans can expand beyond home to maximize the benefits from space exploration. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 579  Earth Systems Science  3(3-0)  

Participants will investigate answers to how humans can expand beyond home to maximize the benefits from space exploration. Prerequisite: Completion of a teaching program. (*)

ED 580  Integrated Methods  3(3-0)  

Prepares elementary teachers to teach Social Studies, with emphasis on integration of the expressive arts and PE. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*)

ED 581  Practicum & Seminar in Education  (1-6 V)  

Supervised practicum and seminar in second teaching or endorsement area. Prerequisite: Admission to Education or graduate standing. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

ED 591  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 592  Research  (1-3 V)  

Research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of graduate adviser. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 593  Seminar  (1-6 V)  

Seminar. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 594  Field Experience  (1-3 V)  

Field experience in an educational setting. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (F, S, SS) Repeatable (99).

ED 595  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of graduate adviser. (*) Repeatable (99).

ED 599  Thesis Research  (1-6 V)  

Thesis Research. (*) Repeatable (99).