Courses

EDUC 0 EDUCATION GATEWAY COURSE

Students explore the professional opportunities and practices of the teaching discipline. Designed to provide participants a variety of designated experiences with K-12 students so they are able to make informed decisions about becoming teachers. Students facilitate field experiences with school-age students both at the elementary and secondary levels. Students attend two one-hour long seminars and participate in 10 hours of subsequent field experiences. This course is required for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

EDUC 102 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN AMER EDUC

An introduction to the philosophical and historical foundations of American public education, as well as current conceptions of and issues facing the teaching profession. Students reflect upon their own experiences in K-12 schools, explore current trends in teaching and learning, and investigate socio-political and economic issues facing 21st Century American education.

EDUC 316 INTRO LANG ACQ FOR LNG DIV STU

An introduction to theory and understanding of first and second language acquisition for teaching K-12 students from linguistically diverse cultures and backgrounds. Students develop an awareness of the historical, legal, social and educational background surrounding linguistically diverse education. The primary focus is on research based oral language assessment and development to provide meaningful instruction. Methods include those appropriate for the beginning English language learner, as well as those at other levels on the language acquisition continuum. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 340 BRAIN BASED LEARNING MTVN ACHV

A foundation course in key aspects of schooling such as legal, assessment, diverse student needs, current brain research, and literacy. A practical application of cognitive processes and brain research is used. Course includes an integrated variety of approaches to teaching and learning; including cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, research-based strategies, skills for success in writing, technology integration, structuring schools and learning to ensure accountability for results. Prerequisite: passing scores on Basic Skills Competency Exam in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing; completion of EDUC 000, including ten hours of field experiences; no more than two semesters prior to internship.

EDUC 392 Independent Study

A course for qualified, upper-level students with specialized interests in a particular area of advanced study in Teacher Education. 

EDUC 400 FNDTNS FOR LITERACY: PHONOLOGY

A study and application of scientifically-based methods of teaching and reinforcing fundamental reading skills. Cognitive processes of literacy, including phonology, morphology, orthography and etymology. Focus placed on English language structure as it affects decoding and encoding. Additionally, methods for diverse groups of students, including students with disabilities, students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and high-achieving students are covered. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 401 ASSESSMENT FOR PREVENTION

This is an in-depth application of assessment techniques and instruments in coordination with state standards, No Child Left Behind and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2004. Includes standardized testing and knowledge of literacy including five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Analysis of data to design and monitor instruction and intervention for universal, targeted, and intensive needs of diverse groups of students, including students with disabilities, students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and high-achieving students. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 402 READING COMP VOCAB FLUENCY

A study and application of scientifically-based methods of teaching and reinforcing reading comprehension, vocabulary fluency, oral and written language skills. Cognitive processes of literacy, including phonology, morphology, orthography, etymology, semantics, syntax, discourse, pragmatics and English language structure as it affects meaning. Additionally, methods for diverse groups of students, including students with disabilities, students from culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and high-achieving students are covered. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 403 INSTRTN ASSMT IN CONTENT AREA

An introduction to the concepts, methods, techniques, and assessment practices used to effectively teach secondary and K-12 students. Emphasis is placed on structures for lesson and unit planning, implementation of the Colorado State Standards, literacy and math integration, research based instructional strategies, content specific technologies, and management techniques. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 404 CREATING POS LEARNING ENVRNMTS

A foundation course to prepare students to create appropriate learning environments both inside and outside the classroom. Students learn effective lesson planning, classroom management, medical protocol and sound legal disciplinary practices that are characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time. The students learn to perpetuate the democratic system by understanding the relationships among the various governmental entities that create laws, rules, regulations and policies. Students apply educational practices to ensure safe and orderly schools. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 405 DATA DRIVEN INSTR PRACTICES

An in-depth application of standards-based instruction and assessment practices. Students design curriculum maps and plan standards-based lessons and units for diverse student populations. Students are taught to integrate literacy, math, and technology into their standards-based instructional plans, to use assessment data to drive standards-based curriculum that measure student knowledge, understanding, and skills, and to reflect on and evaluate their own performance. Prerequisite: admission to the Education Department.

EDUC 406 CONTENT AREA LITERACY

An application of current research on brain based learning, reading and writing and its integration in the content area. Students implement the essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, motivation, and engagement within the content area. In addition, there is a focus on content area study and test taking skills. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 407 MAX LEARN-21ST CENTURY SKILLS

Foster a deeper understanding of the 21st Century environment schools need to cultivate in order to maximize learning. This course prepares teachers to create technology-rich learning environments that enhance student growth and achievement. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 407 Maximizing Learning Through 21st Century Skills

An inquiry into the 21st century environment schools need to cultivate in order to maximize
learning. This course prepares teachers to create technology-rich learning environment that
enhance student growth and achievement. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education
Program.

EDUC 408 TCHING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND

An in-depth application of cognitive processes associated with various kinds of learning. Within the context of writing assessment and instruction, students learn to pay attention to these learning processes so that their own classroom students can master content standards. Students learn to employ a wide range of teaching techniques to match the intellectual, emotional and social level of each classroom student and choose alternative teaching strategies, materials and technologies to achieve different curricular purposes. Students apply expert content knowledge to enrich and extend student learning and to recognize educational diversity and the effects on student learning in order to develop and apply individual educational plans. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 408 TEACHING AND WRITING WITH THE BRAIN IN MIND

An application of cognitive processes associated with various kinds of learning. Within the context of writing assessment and instruction, students learn to employ a wide range of teaching techniques to match the intellectual, emotional and social level of each classroom student. Students apply expert content knowledge to enrich and extend student learning and apply individual educational plans. Prerequisite: admission to the Education Department's residency year.

EDUC 409 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING

Student teaching in a 7-12 school setting on the average of 24 hours per week, over the course of the academic year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course must be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 410 K-12 STUDENT TEACHING

Student teaching in a K-12 school setting on the average of 24 hours per week, over the course of the academic year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course must be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 413 MATHEMATICAL INVESTIGATIONS

An application of the research-based practices for instruction in math. Focus is placed on the foundations for assessing and teaching math by addressing basic skills, critical thinking skills, conceptual understanding, real life applications, and diverse learner needs. Students implement and review specific assessment practices, teaching structures, intervention strategies, and technology applications within a standards based framework of instruction. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education Program.

EDUC 413 Mathematical Investigations

An application of the research-based practices for instruction in math. Focus is placed on the foundations for assessing and teaching math by addressing basic skills, critical thinking skills, conceptual understanding, real life applications, and diverse learner needs. Students implement and review specific assessment practices, teaching structures, intervention strategies, and technology applications within a standards-based framework of instruction. Prerequisite: admission to the Education Department.

EDUC 420 Application of Classroom Strategies to Engage All Learners

Study and apply effective research-based strategies for high levels of attention and

engagement for all learners. Prerequisite: admission to the Teacher Education

Program.

EDUC 420 CLASS STRAT TO ENGAGE LEARNERS

Study and apply effective research- based strategies for high levels of attention and engagement for all learners. Prerequisite: Admission in Teacher Education.

EDUC 424 DIFF:APPLYNG LEARNR-CENT INSTR

This course provides participants with an understanding of the components of differentiated instruction (content, process, and product). Participants explore skills and resources needed to effectively manage a differentiated classroom and extend their learning into the application of strategies, assessments, and management systems within the context of teaching academic content. Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Department.

EDUC 459 ELEM CULT LING DIV STUDT TEACH

Student teaching in an elementary school setting, with special attention given to work with linguistically diverse students. The student teaching experience averages 24 hours per week over the course of the academic year and is supervised by a mentor teacher. May repeat twice for credit. Prerequisite: admission to licensure program.

EDUC 492 Independent Study

A course for qualified, upper-level students with specialized interests in a particular area of advanced study in Teacher Education. 

EDUC 600 FND OF LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

Provide in-depth understanding of the reading acquisition process and current issues in reading research related to preliterate and emergent readers through observation and analysis of reading and written language development. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 601 Methods and Strategies for Effective Reading Instruction

Provide in-depth understanding and application of scientifically-based methods of teaching reading comprehension vocabulary, and fluency.

EDUC 602 LITERACY ASSESSMENT INFORMED INSTRUCTION

Screen, diagnose, and monitor student progress in reading and writing to inform instruction and build home-school partnerships that promote reading and writing. 

EDUC 602 LITRCY ASSMNT INFORMED INSTR

Screen, diagnose, and monitor student progress in reading and writing to inform instruction and build home-school partnerships that promote reading and writing. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 603 CONTENT AREA LEARNING

Apply concepts, methods, and practices related to curriculum, assessment of learning, and teaching in content areas. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 604 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Recognize needs for a successful classroom environment and apply strategies to support learning. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 605 CURRICULUM DEVELOP ASSESSMT

Study and apply standards-based curriculum and assessment practices. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 606 READING IN THE CONTENT AREA

Analyze, evaluate, and apply methods for developing effective reading and writing strategies that improve student academic achievement in the content area. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 607 RETH LEARN-21ST CENTURY SKILLS

Investigate the research and theory of 21st Century Skills as they affect the education program. Develop effective teaching strategies through theory and simulation. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 607 Enhancing Student Learning with Digital Technology

Investigate the research and theory of 21st Century Skills as they affect the education program. Develop effective teaching strategies through theory and simulation.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 608 Methods and Strategies for Effective Writing Instruction

Provide in-depth understanding and application of research based methods of teaching writing as they apply to cognitive processes and socio-cultural context for diverse students. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program. 

EDUC 608 MTHD STRAT OF EFF WRTNG INST

Provide in-depth understanding and application of research based methods of teaching writing as they apply to cognitive processes and socio-cultural context for diverse students. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 609 SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING

Work in a secondary school setting over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 610 K-12 STUDENT TEACHING

Work in a K-12 school setting over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 610 K-12 Student Teaching

Work in a K-12 school setting over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 611 STR TECH TCHNG STU W SUP NDS

Address critical issues, content, and pedagogy needed by special education professionals. Apply these theories to the daily activities of the teacher. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 612 BEHVRL ANALYSIS INTERVNTN

Use critical thinking and problem solving skills to study and apply current behavioral research and school law regarding the education of students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 613 Methods and Strategies of Effective Mathematics Instruction

Examine and apply research-based teaching strategies that promote mathematics learning. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 613 MTHDS STRAT EFF MATH INSTR

Examine and apply research-based teaching strategies that promote mathematics learning. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 614 Collaborating for Students with Support Needs

Use data and collaboration process to develop Individual Educational Plans, and provide support needs and technologies for students with disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 614 COLLAB FOR STU W SUPPRT NEEDS

Use data and collaboration process to develop Individual Educational Plans, and provide support needs and technologies for students with disabilities. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 615 SPECIAL ED STUDENT TEACHING

Work in a K-12 school setting with students with disabilities over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 616 LANG ACQUSTN LING DIVERSE STU

Develop and apply understanding of language acquisition and awareness of the historical, legal, social and educational background surrounding linguistically diverse education. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 617 COG ACAD LANG PROF IN CONT ARE

Differentiate social and cognitive academic language and use research to develop cognitive academic language for English Language Learners. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 617 Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency in the Content Area

Differentiate social and cognitive academic language and use research to develop cognitive academic language for English Language Learners. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 618 LING DIVERSE STUDENT TEACHING

Work in a K-12 school setting with linguistically diverse students over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 619 ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING

Work in an elementary school setting over the course of the year, in collaboration with mentor teachers. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 620 ENGAGING DIVERSE LEANERS

A study and application of research-based instruction to engage diverse learners. Focus is on creating learning experiences to maximize student engagement and achievement, while evaluating and reflecting on teaching practice. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 621 CREAT EFFECT ONLINE ENVIRONMNT

An inquiry into how K-12 educators can best develop relevant and engaging blended and online instructional contexts to meet the needs of all K-12 learners. Focus is on exploration of tools, resources and emerging technologies to determine how to build and manage learning environments which maximize student achievement. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 621 Creating Effective Online Learning Environments

An inquiry into how K-12 educators can best develop relevant and engaging blended and online instructional contexts to meet the needs of all K-12 learners. Focus is on exploration of tools, resources and emerging technologies to determine how to build and manage learning environments which maximize student achievement. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 622 DATA PLAN ONLINE LEARNING INTV

A study of best practices in creating, implementing, and using assessments in the online environment. Focus is on analyzing real-time data and findings from assessments to make instructional decisions and to plan targeted interventions to ensure student success. Prerequisite: Admissions to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 622 Using Data to Plan for Online Learning and Targeted 3 credits Interventions

An analysis and application of collecting and using multiple levels of data to inform instruction relevant to the online and blended environment for K-12 students.  Blended and online instructional approaches will be modified and improved based upon Universal Design for Learning principles, awareness of the needs of diverse learners, and the data collected from the students, educators, and district. Prerequisite: Admissions to M.A. degree in Education Program, EDUC 621.

EDUC 623 DESGN DELVER EFFECT ONLNE INST

Online field-based experience in design, delivery, and evaluation of standards-based instruction in an appropriate K-12 setting. A collaborative approach will be fostered among students, teachers, and school-level administrators to support existing or emerging online or blended instructional needs. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 623 Designing and Delivering Effective Online Instruction

Online field-based experience in design, delivery, and evaluation of standards-based instruction in an appropriate K-12 setting. A collaborative approach will be fostered among students, teachers, and school-level administrators to support existing or emerging online or blended instructional needs. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program, EDUC 621 & 622.

EDUC 624 MANAGING TO DIFFERENTIATE

This course provides a study of cognitive development as it impacts different learners' ability to access academic content. Participants will build a foundation of understanding from which they will develop skills, strategies and resources that they can then apply in their teaching to address the complex challenges of meeting the diverse learning needs of all students. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 625 RLVNT DATA ANALISYS INFRM INST

Identify and utilize all levels of data to inform instructional decisions. Daily measures of student performance are analyzed along with summative assessments to develop relevant plans for instruction that may include interventions and differentiation. Explore resources to assist in tracking of student progress and develop evidence of effectiveness relative to Teacher Quality Standards. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 670 INTRO TO SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Provide an overview of educational leadership principles, including theories of leadership, foundational concepts of leading a school, qualities of effective leaders, and the process of building a positive, collaborative school culture. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 672 PERS SELECTION AND DEVLPMNT

Understand and evaluate the process of working with school-related personnel, including recruiting and hiring practices, developing meaningful induction and mentoring programs, managing teacher and staff evaluations, and providing needs-based professional development for all staff. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 673 SCHOOL SAFTY AND FACLTIES MGMT

Identify and explore the components of school plant and safety management, including school-wide student discipline policies and practices, crisis and emergency planning and responses, and managing various funding sources associated with operating a school. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 674 PARENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMNT

Investigate various strategies for building relationships with all members of the school community, including identifying and understanding diversity in the surrounding community, establishing partnerships with area businesses and organizations, and working effectively with local media outlets. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 674 Parent and Community Involvement

Investigate various strategies for building relationships with all members of the school community, including identifying and understanding diversity in the surrounding community, establishing partnerships with area businesses and organizations, and working effectively with local media outlets

EDUC 675 School Accountability and Evaluation

Examine the responsibilities of managing curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools, including selection of curricular materials that maximize learning for all students, use of data from local and statewide assessments to drive instructional decisions, and development of strategies and schedules that target students’ individual needs. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 675 STUDNT LEARNING ACCOUNTABILITY

Examine the responsibilities of managing curriculum, instruction, and assessment in schools, including evaluation of curriculum and instruction practices to maximize learning for all students, analysis of data from local and statewide assessments to drive instructional decisions for school improvement, and development of strategies to support a range of diverse student learning needs. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 678 Administrator Internship

Complete a supervised internship or work full/part time as a school-based administrator for an entire school year during the principal licensure year of the Educational Administrator Leadership Program. 

EDUC 678 ADMINISTRATOR INTERNSHIP I

Complete a supervised internship or work full/part time as a school-based administrator. Demonstrate competency on Colorado principal licensure standards through structured, reflective tasks and leadership-based internship experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 679 Principal Licensure Capstone

Develop a comprehensive, professional work sample demonstrating proficiency of the Colorado Principal Licensure Standards.

EDUC 679 ADMINISTRATOR INTERNSHIP II

Complete a supervised internship or work full/part time as a school-based administrator. Demonstrate competency on Colorado principal licensure standards through structured, reflective tasks and leadership-based internship experiences. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program and successful completion of EDUC 678 Administrator Internship I.

EDUC 680 EDUC 680

Examine, analyze, and synthesize research literature in relation to emerging trends in education. Explore concepts pertaining to quantitative and qualitative research methods and the synergistic relationship between research, theory, and practice. Develop problem posing/solving, information literacy, and critical thinking. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 680 RESRCH CRITICAL INQ FOR LDR

Examine, analyze, and synthesize research literature in relation to emerging trends in education. Explore concepts pertaining to quantitative and qualitative research methods and the synergistic relationship between research, theory, and practice. Develop problem posing/solving, information literacy, and critical thinking. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program. Must be taken in the final year of the program.

EDUC 681 Curricular Program Evaluation

Investigate curriculum reform, decision making and evaluation strategies as they affect the educational program. Develop problem solving skills through theory and simulation.

Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 681 INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM EVALUATN

Investigate trends in curriculum and instruction while understanding their relationship to student data and performance. Evaluate teaching and assessment strategies in a school-wide context, as they affect student learning. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 682 Leadership in School Sites

Explore leadership models and issues related to communication, collaboration and cultural dynamics in a changing school climate. Professional literature is related to students’ own practical experience, through observations, reflections and analysis. This course examines and applies skills related to educational leadership that advocate for all students and all stakeholders in the K-12 educational process and facilitate change. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. Degree in Education Program.

EDUC 682 SHAPING SCHOOL CULTURE

Explore issues related to communication and collaboration within a school culture. Examine and apply critical analysis and creativity related to educational group dynamics that advocate for all students, staff, and stakeholders within a school community. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. Degree in Education Program.

EDUC 683 LEGAL ETHICAL ISSUES IN EDUC

Explore legal and ethical issues related to equity, diversity, and accessibility in schools, including examining cases and case law affecting school-based practices, identifying the legal and ethical responsibilities of school employees, and understanding the rights and responsibilities of the members in the school community. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 683 School Law

Examine laws and legal implications of court decisions affecting schools and professional educators.

EDUC 684 Materials and Motivation for Reading

Select and evaluate materials, develop independent readers, involve the community, and establish and manage the literacy environment.

EDUC 684 MATERIALS MOTIVATN FOR RDNG

Select and evaluate materials, develop independent readers, involve the community, and establish and manage the literacy environment. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 685 Assessing, Evaluating & Instructing At-Risk & Struggling Readers

Develop in-depth understanding of scientifically based reading research and instruction for at risk and struggling readers. Provide the tools necessary to diagnose, evaluate and teach struggling readers. Assignments will include the development of intervention programs and the implementation of progress-monitoring reading assessments

EDUC 685 ASSESSNG EVAL INST AT-RISK RDR

Develop in-depth understanding of scientifically based reading research and instruction for at risk and struggling readers. Provide the tools necessary to diagnose, evaluate and teach struggling readers. Assignments will include the development of intervention programs and the implementation of progress-monitoring reading assessments. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 686 LITERACY COACHING MENTORING

Examine roles and functions of literacy coaching and mentoring to provide professional development for literacy in the school setting. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 687 School-wide Comprehensive Literacy Program Development

Prepare educators for school-wide comprehensive literacy program development and delivery.

EDUC 688 READING TEACHER INTERNSHIP

Complete supervised practicum(s) or internship(s) as a reading teacher at the appropriate grade level(s) for Colorado Department of Education Reading Teacher graduate endorsement. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 688 Reading Teacher Internship

Complete supervised practicum(s) or internship(s) as a reading teacher at the appropriate grade level(s) for Colorado Department of Education Reading Teacher graduate endorsement. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 689 Reading Specialist Internship

Complete supervised practicum(s) or internship(s) as a reading specialist at the appropriate grade level(s) for Colorado Department of Education Reading Specialist graduate endorsement. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 689 READING SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP

Complete supervised practicum(s) or internship(s) as a reading specialist at the appropriate grade level(s) for Colorado Department of Education Reading Specialist graduate endorsement. This course can be repeated twice for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 690 School Law for Site Leaders Seminar

Relate knowledge of educational legal issues and trends through study of case law as it relates to the respective school site. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 691 Fostering Collaborative School Sites

Examine collaborative processes, models of collaboration, and communication skills that promote effective professional interaction and decision making in educational settings.  Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 692 Issues and Trends in Leadership Seminar

The role of professional literature and experience in the development of leadership capacity that advocates for   improvements of education.   Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 692 ISSUES TRNDS IN LDRSHP SEM

The role of professional literature and experience in the development of leadership capacity that advocates for improvements of education. Prerequisite: Admission to M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 693 Education Capstone

Interpreting, planning, conducting, and reporting research results in the field of education. The student must be enrolled in EDUC 693 when utilizing Western State Colorado University Graduate Faculty support in conducting research. This course can be repeated for credit and is required the final semester of the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 693 CAPSTONE (MAED)

Interpreting, planning, conducting, and reporting research results in the field of education. Students must be enrolled in EDUC 693 when utilizing Western State College of Colorado Graduate Faculty support in conducting research. This course can be repeated for credit and is required the final semester of the M.A. degree in Education Program. Prerequisite: EDUC 680 Research and Critical Inquiry for leaders.

EDUC 695 GRANT WRITING IN EDUCATION

Explore and apply the characteristics of effective grant writing for education-specific programs and initiatives. Identify potential funding agencies and analyze school needs to determine potential grant opportunities. Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree in Education Program.

EDUC 698 Independent Study

Work individually with a professor to design and complete a self-paced course of study.