Catalog 2014–2015

Education (ED) Graduate Courses for the Master of Education

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ED 500  Master's Plan Studies (1) Used for continuous enrollment purposes. Must be taken as CR/NC. Does not count toward fulfillment of degree requirements. Pre: Master's or Doctoral candidacy and instructor's consent.

ED 600  Ed Of Ethnic Groups in Hawaii (3) Survey of social-psychological learning characteristics, heritage, identity problems of Hawaiʻi ethnic groups, study of prejudice and inter-ethnic hostilities as related to education and teaching.

ED 602  Technology in Education (3) Selection, evaluation and utilization of instructional materials for systematic achievement of curriculum goals; investigation of innovative technological advances for use in teaching and training. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor’s consent.

ED 608A  Fund Of Educatn Research I (1) Systematic study of the purposes of educational research, evaluation and use of research, and introduction of research design principles with emphasis on classroom applications. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor’s consent.

ED 608B  Fund Of Educatn Research II (1) Principles of research design, methodology, and analysis as applied to field research. Pre: successful completion of ED 608A or instructor's consent.

ED 608C  Fund Of Educatn Research III (1) A synthesis and application of research skills which culminates in an original research proposal. Pre: successful completion of ED 608A and B or instructor’s consent.

ED 610  Foundations Of Education (3) Social and intellectual history of education. Historical and contemporary relationships between schools and society. Foundations of the major philosophies of education. Contemporary educational theory and practice as related to major historical, philosophical and social factors in American culture. Pre: acceptance into the M.ED. program or instructor's consent.

ED 611  Adv Educ Psychology (3) Foundations of educational psychology through the vehicle of an exploratory study. Inquiry approach stresses learning theory, measurement techniques, and research skills in education. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor's consent.

ED 612  Literature Review in Education (3) Advanced academic study and writing processes for analyzing and evaluating current educational research articles, literature reviews and graduate student publications. Development of scholarly educational research skills with a focus in content area discipline. Investigation of theoretical and methodological issues of research. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor's consent.

ED 616A  Assess & Evaluation in Ed I (1) Systematic study of the theory and technology of measurement, assessment and evaluation in educational settings, emphasizing the development and use of traditional techniques. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor’s consent.

ED 616B  Assess & Evaluation in Ed II (1) Systematic study of the theory and technology of alternative assessment and evaluation in educational settings with emphasis on field-based applications. Pre: successful completion of ED 616A or instructor’s consent.

ED 616C  Assess & Evaluation in Ed III (1) Synthesis and application of measurement, assessment and evaluation in the use, adaptation, and/or creation of appropriate techniques in an original research proposal or thesis. Pre: successful completion of ED 616A & B.

ED 620  Indiv Differences: Learner (3) Systematic study of the conceptual framework of inclusive education which consists of special education, gifted and talented education and compensatory programs. Emphasis will be placed upon individual student characteristics and strategies for effective instruction. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor’s consent.

ED 622  School Curriculum (3) Development and improvement of curriculum. Explanation of contemporary curricular issues which impact teaching and learning in the classroom. Emphasis on school reform and renewal. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor's consent.

ED 625  Seminar in Teaching Fld (3) Study in trends, research, and problems of implementation in interdisciplinary teaching. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. Program or instructor's consent.

ED 635  Adv Instructional Strategies (3) An examination of various instructional strategies including information processing, social interaction, and personal development. Theory and research in the development, selection, implementation and evaluation of instructional models. Pre: acceptance into the M.Ed. program or instructor's consent.

ED 640  Learner Development (2) Introduction to theories of learner development, including cognitive, linguistic, emotional, personality, and moral/prosocial development of students (grades K-12). Exploration of developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. Pre: Admission to MAT program.

ED 641  Learning Differences I (2) Introduction to legislation for students with disabilities. An overview of areas of exceptionality, the basic principles and practices of inclusive instruction, and how to address the special needs of diverse learners. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 640.

ED 642  Learning Differences II (1) Application of inclusive instruction that acknowledges the influence of individual experiences, talents and prior learning, as well as language, culture, family and community values on student learning. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 641.

ED 643  Learning Environments I (1) Introduction to theory and practice of classroom management at the elementary and secondary school level. Exploration of student motivation and communication techniques as related to the establishment of a positive learning environment. Pre: Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Co-req: ED 640, 650, 660, and 670.

ED 644  Learning Environments II (1) Introduction to theory and practice of classroom management at the elementary and secondary school levels. Exploration of student motivation and effective communication techniques as related to the establishment of a positive and caring learning environment. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 643.

ED 645  Learning Environments III (2) Exploration of student behavior and related interventions to promote caring and effective classroom environments. Application of responsible management of student learning. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 644.

ED 650  Planning for Instruction (1) Introduction to instructional practice, including effective planning, content knowledge, and assessment of student learning experiences. Exploration of specialized professional association standards as the basis for instructional planning. Pre: Admission to the Masters of Arts in Teaching program. Co-req: ED 640, 643, 660, and 670.

ED 651  Elem Instructional Practice (2) Introduction to a variety of instructional strategies to support and expand student learning outcomes. Exploration of instructional planning based on knowledge of content areas, cross-disciplinary skills, learners, the community and pedagogy toward elementary student attainment of rigorous learning goals. Required for elementary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 652  Elem LA/SS Pedagogy (2) Exploration of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and multicultural perspectives related to the study of Language Arts and Social Studies. Development of learning experiences that promote learner access and understanding in these disciplines in the elementary classroom. Required for elementary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 653  Elem MT/SC Pedagogy (2) Exploration of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and differing perspectives related to the study of Math and Science. Development of learning experiences that promote learner access and understanding of these disciplines in the elementary classroom. Required for elementary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 654  Tech Instruction & Assessment (2) Introduction to the application of educational multimedia technology in 21st century teaching and learning. Development of relevant learning experiences and authentic assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in varied contexts. Required for both elementary and secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 655  Sec Instructional Practice (2) Introduction to a variety of instructional strategies to support and expand student learning outcomes. Exploration of instructional planning based on knowledge of content areas, cross-disciplinary skills, learners, the community and pedagogy toward secondary student attainment of rigorous learning goals. Required for secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 656  Sec LA/SS Pedagogy (2) Exploration of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and multicultural perspectives related to the study of Language Arts and Social Studies. Development of learning experiences that promote learner access and understanding of these disciplines in the secondary classroom. Open to secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 657  Sec MT/SC Pedagogy (2) Exploration of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and differing perspectives related to the study of Math and Science. Development of learning experiences that promote learner access and understanding of these disciplines in the secondary classroom. Open to secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 658  Sec Content Literacy (2) Exploration of the study of literacy processes and strategies for use with 7-12 students within multiple content areas. Required for secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 659  Professional Practice (3) Demonstration of ongoing use of evidence for continual evaluation of practice particularly as related to impact on student learning. Documentation of acquired dispositions and skills of critical reflection that support life-long professional meaning. Required for elementary and secondary candidates. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 660  Professional Responsibility I (1) Overview of professional licensure standards and professional attributes. Professional development through field experiences in local schools. Pre: Admission to the MAT program.

ED 661  Professional Responsibility II (1) Professional development through field experiences in local schools. Critical reflection on classroom instruction and student engagement. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 660.

ED 662  Prof Responsibility III (1) Professional development through field experiences in local schools. Preparation to meet licensure and employment requirements. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 661.

ED 670  Field Experience I (1) Practical application of theories of learner development, learning environments, and instructional planning in local schools. Introduction to schools as learning communities. Pre: Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program. Co-req: ED 640, 643, 650, 660.

ED 671  MAT Field Experience II (2) Practical application of theories and teaching methods and and strategies in local schools. Supervised observation and teaching with emphasis on lessons and unit planning and instruction. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 670.

ED 672  Clinical Practicum (3) Supervised student teaching and professional development experiences in local schools. Supervised observation and teaching with an emphasis on advanced unit and lesson planning and instruction. Pre: Admission to the MAT program and ED 671.

ED 680  Teacher as Researcher I (3) Introduction to teacher research as a basis for demonstrating impact on student learning. Exploration of effective instructional practices and assessments, IRB approval, and research study elements, including critical analysis of relevant literature and methodology. Pre: Completion of Phase I of the MAT program.

ED 681  Teacher as Researcher II (3) Further exploration of teacher research, resulting in an original classroom-based action research project and presentation of findings. Critical reflection on instructional practice based on research findings. Pre: Completion of Phase I of the MAT program and ED 680.


 

ED x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) (IO) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

ED x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) (IO) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.