UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Education-Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Ed
EDIS 2010Teaching as a Profession (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed as a pre-requisite course for applying to the Five-Year (BA/MT) Teacher Education Program. In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools,student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization & governance, education finance,education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education, & the role of the teacher as a professional. Co-requisite EDIS 2880.
EDIS 2011Foundations for Teaching Young Children With and Without Disabilities (3.00)
This course provides an overview of early childhood special education and early childhood education for children birth through age five and their families. The course covers topics such as historical perspectives, current trends, and recommended practices for working with this age group.
EDIS 2012Foundations of Early Childhood Education (3.00)
This course provides an overview of early childhood special education and early childhood education for children birth through age five and their families. The course covers topics such as historical perspectives, current trends, and recommended practices for working with this age group.
EDIS 2850Agents of Change: Civic Engagement through Community Service Learning (1.00)
Do you feel called to be an agent of change in the UVA community? In this course, students will explore how service learning can foster civic engagement and provide the tools necessary to become an agent of change at UVA and beyond. Together, students will engage in service learning through practical community-based problem solving. Students will have the opportunity to connect to the UVA community and identify their role within it.
EDIS 2880Field Experience (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This initial lab experience is a co-requisite class with EDIS 2010 and is a mandatory pre-requisite to applying to the 5-year (BA/MT) Teacher Education Program. Experiences are provided for students to observe children in either a community or school context and to develop an understanding of essential evidence-based practices for effective teaching. Corequisite: EDIS 2010.
EDIS 2890Strategies for Academic Achievement (3.00)
Instruction in multiple strategies for analyzing, planning, and completing academic tasks. Guidance in appropriate application and adaptation of general procedures of study to requirements and materials of specific courses. Focus on continual implementation, refinement, and evaluation of strategies to ensure that study habits are effective and efficient. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 2910Beyond the Second Year: Academic Realities and Skills (3.00)
A three-credit course that will assist upper level students attain their academic goals at the University of Virginia. The class will address strategies for dealing with lenghty and complex readings, the analytical and evaluative skills of scholarship, methods of time mangement in academic pursuits and stress management.
EDIS 2920Debunking Classroom Myths (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Ever wonder why concepts are taught over and over and are still difficult to explain? This course explores misconceptions commonly learned in K-12 math, science, humanities, and social sciences. We investigate these ideas through the lens of students own experiences and what is known about how people learn. This course builds understanding of best practices in teaching and assessment through reading, discussion, reflection, and presentation.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
EDIS 3012Mindfulness in Health and Human Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Mindfulness-based interventions promote physical and mental health and support cognitive and emotional developmental processes in individuals across the lifespan. Mindful awareness practices can support our ability to be fully present to the needs of others. This course introduces a variety of these practices and the research on their effects as a means to promoting well-being and building supportive relationships in professional settings.
EDIS 3020The Exceptional Learner (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted, autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, and ADHD. Information on medical conditions which influence learning and development is also provided. Credit is not given for both EDIS 3020 and 5000. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 3070Digital Multimedia Development (3.00)
Designed for the novice-level student who is interested in developing and publishing computer-based multimedia. This intensive, project-based class covers tools for website and podcast creation and working with digital images, audio, animation, and video. Students will be required to demonstrate competency with each individual tool, and will create a final project for the class which incorporates several tools.
Course was offered Summer 2012
EDIS 3450Teaching with Technology (3.00)
This course provides an introduction to effective, standards-based methods of integrating technology into the classroom, focusing on approaches specific to each content area.
EDIS 3451Teaching with Technology for Practicing Teachers (1.00)
This class is designed for teachers needing to meet the VA technology competency. The class will focus on the essential technologies needed for effective instuction including such things as data mamgement, spreadsheets, webquest, digital story telling, digital instruction, & virtual schooling. Students will be expected to apply technology applications to enhance student achievement.
EDIS 3452Designing Games for Learning (3.00)
What makes games so much fun? How can games be educational? The goal of this course is to understand how games can motivate, engage, and teach. In this course students will survey current approaches by playing a variety of games and develop understanding of game-based learning, motivation, and design thinking perspectives. Students will apply this understanding by designing a new educational game in a collaborative class project.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
EDIS 3455Using Online Lessons for Inquiry Based Learning (1.00)
Students will explore online lessons through researching and evaluating teacher created lessons then create their own lesson that is age and curricular appropriate. Inquiry-based lesson plans are usually referred to as "faciliation plans," to help teachers remember their role as facilitator of learning, rather than fount of all wisdom. This helps teachers to structure lessons loosely to allow student questions to drive the learning process
EDIS 3500Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction (1.00 - 6.00)
Topical offerings in the subject of curriculum and instruction.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
EDIS 3600Experiential Education (3.00)
Beginning with the work of the great American Philosopher John Dewey, we will learn how experiential learning is practiced in the countries we visit. Two examples of experiential education we will critique are the "folkschool" movement in Scandinavia & the relatively recent Russian experiential education emphasis that is seen as necessary to reform education from a pedagogy that had previously been based upon a totalitarian educational approach
EDIS 3720Word Study Workshop (1.00)
Written as an overview of a word-study approach to phonics in the classroom, this course will introduce the stages that children negotiate as they become readers and connect instruction in spelling/word study to reading at each level. The workshop is not intended to be as in-depth a treatment of developmental word knowledge as the three-hour graduate course.
EDIS 3721Comprehension Strategies (1.00)
This one-credit course covers practical strategies for reading, writing, discussion, studying, and vocabulary in all content areas. The emphasis will be on learning a range of content and comprehension strategies that lead to greater engagement by student learners and more effective instruction by teachers. This course can be tailored to a specific group of teachers such as K-3 or for grades 4 and up.
EDIS 3722Small Group Differentiated Reading Instruction (1.00)
This one hour course is designed for educators who want to learn more about differentiating small group reading instruction. Using their own assessment data, participants will design differentiated instruction and use flexible grouping for reading groups and individuals students. Designing and critiquing lesson plans is a required component of this course.
EDIS 3724Literacy Coaching (1.00)
This one-credit-hour course will meet for 15 contact hours. The purpose of this course is to assist reading specialists develop and refine coaching skills that will enable them to be reading leaders at the school and/or district level. Participants will examine the role of the literacy coach, and work on skills that enable reading coaches to be effective literacy leaders.
EDIS 3725Preschool Children's Literature (1.00)
This course focuses on the study of various genres of literature appropriate for preschool and primary grade children. The course emphasizes criteria for selecting and interpreting quality material for children who are at different developmental levels. In addition, it explores the many ways that quality children's preschool literature can be used in the classroom.
EDIS 3726Oral Language Development (1.00)
This one-credit level course designed for prekindergarten teachers will focus on the role of oral language acquisition and development in emergent literacy, as well as theories that describe various aspects of language acquisition and the stages of oral language development. Strategies for fostering oral language in the classroom and methods of evaluating oral language will be explored.
EDIS 3727Writing as a Remix: A Writer's Workshop for Teachers (2.00)
Participants will develop new understandings about the writing process & its implications for their own and their students' writing through experimentation, reinterpretation, and collaboration. Participants will experiment with writing and writing instruction and support each other in evaluating and refining their work. Connections will be made to teaching and assessing of writing in the classroom with diverse populations of students from K-12
EDIS 3728Writing in a Digital Age (1.00)
With the use of texting & quick shortcut messaging, we have seen an increasing need to help teachers develop writing as a skillfor our students.Teachers will explore methods online to motivate students to write using the digital storytelling methodology. This course is to support participants' growth as writers, teachers of writing, and teacher-leaders.
EDIS 3881Field Experience: Elementary Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Field-based practice experiences tutoring children. The Elementary Education section is aligned with specific program/endorsement area, and meets the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 3882Field Experience: Secondary Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Field-based practice experiences tutoring children. The secondary section is aligned with specific program/endorsement area, and meets the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 3887Field Experience: Special Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Field-based practice experiences tutoring children. The Special Education section is aligned with specific program/endorsement area, and meets the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 3888Field Experience: Early Childhood (1.00)
Field-based practice experiences tutoring children. The Early Childhood Special Ed. section is aligned with specific program/endorsement area, and meets the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4100Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of emotional and behavioral disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of emotional and behavioral disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4110Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4120Characteristics of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities, including the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals with learning disabilities. Topics include specific causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities. Educational, psychological, historical, and medical implications are addressed.
EDIS 4425Teaching Writing K-5 (1.00)
This course examines various components of establishing the Writer's Workshop in the classroom (Mini-Lessons, Conferring, Writing, Author's Chair, and Reflection). Students will learn how teachers and their students maneuver throughout the workshop approach to broaden knowledge about writing processes and become better writers.
EDIS 4720Word Study for the Classroom (3.00)
This course will present the stages of literacy development in terms of spelling, reading and writing. Participants will learn how to assess students spelling development, determine groups for instruction, and to design instruction for each spelling stage. The focus of this course will be implementing a developmental spelling curriculum in the classroom.
EDIS 4878Field Experience: English as a Second Language (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EDIS 4881Field Experience: Elementary (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4882Field Experience: English Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4883Field Experience: Foreign Language Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4884Field Experience:Mathematics Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4885Field Experience: Science Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4886Field Experience:Social Studies Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4887Field Experience: Special Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4888Field Experience: Early Childhood Special Education (1.00)
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4889Field Experience: Health & Physical Education (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Independent study.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Spring 2010
EDIS 4995Directed Research (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Directed Research under supervision of faculty member.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
EDIS 5000The Exceptional Learner (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
An intensive introduction to the study of exceptional children and adults. Focuses on extending principles of learning and intellectual, socio-cultural, emotional, and physical development to persons with disabilities, as well as the gifted, autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, and ADHD. Information on medical conditions which influence learning and development is also provided. Credit is not given for both EDIS 3020 and 5000. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5010Curriculum and Instruction for Elementary and Special Education (3.00)
Study of the development of curriculum and instructional design with a focus on developing teaching techniques to increase student performance. Emphasis is also given to understanding classroom routines and management to support safe learning environments. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 3881 or 3882.
EDIS 5011Classroom Management and Behavioral Assessment (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course develops an understanding and application of classroom and behavior management techniques, community building, and behavioral assessment. Introducing diverse approaches based upon behavioral, cognitive, affective, social and ecological theory and practice, the course supports professionally appropriate practices that promote positive redirection of behavior, development of social skills and self-management.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EDIS 5012Mindfulness for Teachers (3.00)
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Mindfulness for Teachers will introduce students to a series of evidence-based practical skills that will help them cultivate the inner resources needed to support their students' social, emotional, and academic growth.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Summer 2017
EDIS 5020Instruction and Assessment (3.00)
We study instructional design, planning and delivery, assessments, and professional behavior for pre-service teachers in a secondary field. Planning standards-based lessons, shifting to a professional perspective of learning, and the ways to gather, analyze, and use data to measure academic progress, guide instructional content and delivery, and provide timely feedback are covered. Pre-requisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5021Assessment and Instruction: Birth to Age Five (3.00)
This course covers the selection, administration, and interpretation of formal and informal assessments for children birth to 5 to document development, diagnose learning needs, and plan and modify curriculum and instruction. It also discusses instructional programming and service delivery. Restricted to ECSE students.
EDIS 5022Early Childhood Assessment & Instruction (3.00)
This course covers the selection, administration, and interpretation of formal and informal assessments for children birth to 5 to document development, diagnose learning needs, and plan and modify curriculum and instruction. It also discusses instructional programming and service delivery. Restricted to ECSE students.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
EDIS 5023Mentoring Novice Teachers: Roles & Responsibilities (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course explores the spaces in which teacher preparation and induction interact, specifically focusing on mentoring and coaching practices. Students will examine teacher recruitment, attrition, and retention, and anlyze measures of teacher quality and the impact of teacher induction. The course prepares students to serve as mentors by developing and practicing effective mentoring and observation skills
Course was offered Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
EDIS 5025Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Learning science and educational research informs us about what should be happening in classrooms for both students and teachers. In this class, we will focus on professional knowledge--curriculum content, instructional design, instructional planning and delivery, and assessment for and of student learning so that a positive classroom learning environment can be established.
EDIS 5030Secondary Curriculum and Management (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This class focuses on instruction, classroom management, behavioral management, and personalized curriculum techniques for establishing positive learning environments in secondary classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program; corequisite: EDIS 5020.
EDIS 5035Effective Classroom Interactions Part I (3.00)
This course is focused on increasing early childhood teachers, knowledge about specific types of teacher-child interactions that promote the development of social/emotional, and self-regulatory skills. Teachers will practice using these interactions in their classroom with the goal of enhancing the supports they provide to children in their classrooms.
EDIS 5040Psychoeducational Assessment (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Prepares teachers of exceptional children to administer, score, and interpret several standard educational instruments; to use informal procedures in educational assessment; and to interpret the combined results of psychological, sociological, medical, and educational assessments as they apply to the development and evaluation of individualized educational plans.
EDIS 5041Behavior & Classroom Management (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Examination of principles and applications of behavior analysis in education settings. Students learn fundamental concepts of human behavior as well as procedures for managing classroom behavior and routines for establishing positive learning environments.
EDIS 5045Introductory Strategies for Gifted Education (3.00)
On-line presentation of the fundamental background knowledge necessary for making decisions about the identification and education of gifted students. Topics include definitions of giftedness, characteristics, identification, service delivery models, curricular considerations, social and emotional needs of gifted students, and consideration of special populations of gifted students (e.g., students of color, students of poverty).
EDIS 5046Developing and Implementing Curriculum for the Gifted (3.00)
In this on-line course students will study basic guidelines for creating appropriate curriculum for the gifted through exploration of the major curriculum models in the field (e.g., Multiple Menu Model, Integrated Curriculum, CLEAR curriculum , Depth and Complexity, Differentiation, Parallel Curriculum). Students will be guided in the creation of units of instruction based on these models that can be applied to classrooms. Prerequisites: students must have completed EDIS 5045 or EDIS 7220
EDIS 5047Introduction to Models & Strategies for Teaching the Gifted (3.00)
An on-line course focusing on the general models for delivering instruction to gifted students (e.g., Schoolwide Enrichment Model, Autonomous Learner Model, Purdue Three-Stage Model) as well as adapting instructional strategies for teaching gifted students (e.g., Socratic Method, curriculum compacting, problem-based learning, complex instruction, creative problem solving, questioning strategies).
EDIS 5049History of Science for Teachers (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The course is designed to increase pre-service science teachers' understanding of the history of science, the evolution and structure of biology, chemistry, physics and earth/environmental science disciplines, and pedagogical knowledge for planning and teaching history of science integrated science lessons in middle and high school classrooms.
EDIS 5050Teaching Science in Secondary Schools I (3.00)
The first course in the "Teaching Science Sequence" addresses scientific literacy as a rationale and framework for secondary science instruction. Specific topics in science subject matter are developed along with teaching techniques, procedures and on-going professional development.
EDIS 5051Teaching Science in Secondary Schools II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The second course in the "Teaching Science Sequence" addreses scientific inquiry, teaching process skills, safety, assessment, and evaluation. Prerequisites: EDIS 5050 and instructor permission
EDIS 5052Models of Science Instruction Lab (1.00)
This lab course introduces students to several models of effective science instruction and provides opportunities for practice of the models in peer instruction lessons. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EDIS 5051 and Instructor Permission
EDIS 5053Science Education Leadership (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The era of cutting-edge scientific advances calls for a generation of science education leaders who can articulate, design and implement evidence-based and process-specific best practices for scientific literacy in formal and informal K-12 settings.This course will address theoretical and practical underpinnings for science education leadership in the context of curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, diversity and equity.
EDIS 5055Models of Instruction (3.00)
Each day more is known about how we learn. New information has identified instructional strategies and tasks that do not support student learning, and others that do. This class will explore, practice, and implement student-centered instructional models that are aligned with recent research and can increase student learning--all of which are appropriate for K-12 schools, higher education and workplace environments.
EDIS 5058Positioning, Handling, and Self-Care Skills (3.00)
Designed for special educators, related service personnel, and other professionals who teach young children with disabilities or school-aged students with severe disabilities. Includes interdisciplinary instructors with training in special education, occupational, physical, and speech therapies, and nursing. Content addresses high & low muscle tone and related movement disabilities, mobility, carrying and positioning of students, use of equipment, instruction of self-care, and collaborative teaming. Students are involved in supervised use of lifting, positioning, and other therapeutic methods. Prerequisite: EDIS 5000; corequisite: EDIS 7150.
EDIS 5060Math Instruction for Special and Elementary Education (3.00)
Designed to teach special education preservice teachers the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning (SOL) content strands: Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry: Probability and Statistics; and Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. This course also focuses on the mathematical adaptations through Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Mathematical Communication, Mathematical Connections, and Representation. Elementary and secondary mathematics topics will be covered in this course. Restricted to Special Education.
EDIS 5070Designing Technologies for Teaching/Designing Tech-Enhanced Instruction (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on designing technology-enhanced solutions to instructional problems. Students will conduct context-driven, principled inquiry into authentic learning environments by integrating with teacher education field experiences. Students will learn and apply processes of learner-centered design and develop technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge to create innovative solutions as part of their practice.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
EDIS 5075Online Instructional Procedures for K-12 (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This web-based course explores the principles of online learning and instructional strategies in the K-12 environment. Students learn to adapt strategies for a variety of course models (e.g. synchronous and asynchronous), employ innovative teaching strategies in an online environment, and select, adapt, and create rich multimedia for instruction. An online practicum is included. Prerequisite: Student teaching or teaching experience
EDIS 5100Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course presents the characteristics of children and adolescents with emotional and behavior disorders within the context of special education services. On completion of this course, students will have (1) knowledge of the origins and characteristics of the primary behavioral disorders, (2) procedures for identification and assessment, and (3) approaches of programming and instruction for ED/BD, autism and other related disabilities.
EDIS 5110Characteristics of Learning Disabilities (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies the meaning and concepts associated with the field of learning disabilities and the diverse characteristics of individuals with these disabilities. Includes the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of learning disabilities and related disabilities such as ADHD, ADD, brain injury and others. Prerequisite/corequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.
EDIS 5111Characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1.00)
This course presents the characteristics of children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) within the context of special education services and comorbidity with other disabilities. Includes the nature, causes, assessment, and treatment of ADHD under the special education label of Other Health Impaired (OHI).
Course was offered Summer 2013, Summer 2011
EDIS 5120Characteristics of Intellectual Disabilities (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to explore basic concepts/issues pertaining to persons with significant limitations in intelligence and adaptive behavior. While the course primarily explores the educational implications of having intellectual disabilities/mental retardation, the psychological, historical, and medical implications are also touched upon. Prerequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.
EDIS 5130Characteristics of People with Severe Disabilities (3.00)
This course is designed to explore basic concepts and issues that pertain to persons with severe disabilities including those with intellectual disabilities, autism, and multiple disabilities who exhibit extensive or pervasive support needs. While the course primarily explores the educational implications of having intellectual disabilities, the psychological, historical, medical, and sociological implications of this disability are also touched upon. Prerequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.
EDIS 5131Curriculum and Assessment in Severe Disabilities (3.00)
This course develops knowledge and skills related to best practices in curriculum and assessment for those preparing to teach individuals with severe disabilities. Students plan, develop and implement assessment and curriculum activities. Field-based activities allow students to directly apply their learning.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 5132Teaching Strategies for Severe Disabilities (3.00)
This course reviews the principles of instruction and learning and gives practice using effective strategies for teaching students with severe disabilities. Topics include writing goals and objectives, documenting progress, planning instruction, prompting and reinforcement methods, teaching in special and inclusive settings and in the community, adapting the general education curriculum, and working with paraprofessional support staff.
EDIS 5140Methods of Instruction and Collaboration in Special Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Presents cognitive and behavioral instructional approaches for teaching children with special needs in a variety of service delivery options. Emphasis is given to collaborating and adapting instruction, assessment, and materials within inclusion and special education placements to support student achievement of the Virginia Standards of Learning. Co-requisite EDIS 4880
EDIS 5141IEP & Transition Planning (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This class will focus on the development of legally appropriate IEPs and their application to instructional planning. The course will also address transition planning and the strategies for assisting students in sped to move across the grades & from school to post-secondary placements. This on-line class will include readings, cases, hands-on activities, & video analysis.
EDIS 5150Collaborative Teamwork (3.00)
Teaches strategies for building collaborative interdisciplinary teams in school and community settings for general and special educators as well as those in other disciplines. Content addresses team organization, stages of team development and building, teamwork skills, involving families, planning for inclusion, positive behavior support, transition, and team evaluation. Prerequisite/corequisite: EDIS 3020 or 5000.
EDIS 5170Social Issues: Schools, Classrooms, and Families (3.00)
This course is designed to help preservice teachers develop a personal framework for teaching and identify practices that will be used in the classroom. Strategies addressed include classroom management and community building practices, strategies for working with families, transition practices, and practices related to multi-cultural education.
EDIS 5171Social Issues Affecting Early Child, Children & Family (3.00)
This course is designed to help preservice teachers develop a personal framework for teaching and identify practices that will be used in the classroom. Strategies addressed include classroom management and community building practices, strategies for working with families, transition practices, and practices related to multi-cultural education.
EDIS 5210Introduction to Language Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
An overview of the language acquisition and development process. This course surveys current and historical perspectives on language acquisition and development and explores those factors influencing language acquisition and development. This class is a VA-DOE approved course for use by those seeking endorsement as English as a Second Language (ESOL) teachers.
EDIS 5221Reading Development (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This is the first class in the reading methods sequence for preservice teachers. This course addresses the theoretical foundations of understanding how children learn to read as well as the problems that some children encounter when learning to read. The course also addresses basic components of effective reading programs and instruction. Specific course sections align with program and endorsement needs for elementary education or special education.
EDIS 5222Reading Development for Special Populations (3.00)
Participants will develop an understanding of the reading process and reading disabilities. Emphasis will be on the use of effective practices for primary, secondary, and tertiary instruction for children in the primary grades or older children with beginning reading skills. This course will include an examination of current reading theory and research and its implications for assessment, instruction, and intervention.
EDIS 5230Reading Diagnosis and Remediation for Reading Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on the diagnosis of reading difficulties and the array of continuous assessments that a teacher may employ to appropriately develop remediation strategies. Emphasis is placed on using assessment to guide instruction and remediation. Remediation strategies and effective reading programs are also introduced. This course is the second course in the reading sequence, and follows Reading Development for Special Populations. A tutoring lab, EDIS 5231, is taken concurrently. Prerequisite: EDIS 5221; corequisite: EDIS 5231.
EDIS 5231Reading Diagnosis and Remediation for Special Education Teachers Lab (1.00)
This is the lab experience for EDIS 5230 and must be taken concurrently. co-requisite: EDIS 5230
EDIS 5235Dyslexia and the Classroom (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This one-hour course will acquaint classroom teachers with the concept of dyslexia--what it is, how to identify, and how to teach children who find learning to read difficult.
EDIS 5260Reading in the Primary Grades (3.00)
Participants will develop an understanding of the reading process and reading disabilities. Emphasis will be on the use of effective practices in the prevention and remediation of reading disabilities. This course will include an examination of current reading theory and research and its implications for assessment, instruction, and intervention for students in grades PreK-3.
EDIS 5270Teaching Reading Writing to ELLs (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This online course is designed for educators of children who are learning English as a second language. Theory is grounded in researched practices for teaching reading with an understanding of the challenges facing non-English native speakers.
EDIS 5300Language Arts Methods (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course addresses the English language learner, writing instruction, and children's literature; literature-writing connections are emphasized. Students learn to identify language demands across elementary school subjects and tasks so they can design demand-matched instruction for all prek-6 students as they listen, speak, read, and write throughout the school day. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Elementary Program. Prerequisite: MT or PGMT elementary education
EDIS 5310Differentiating Reading Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Pre-service teachers consider their vital role in providing appropriate differentiated instruction for all learners, including English Language Learners and struggling readers. Students learn to administer, interpret and use literacy assessments to plan effective and comprehensive reading instruction for whole group, small group, and individuals for multilevel literacy classrooms. Prerequisite: EDIS 5221, Reading Development.
EDIS 5320Mathematics in the Elementary School (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to teach elementary preservice teachers the Virginia Mathematics Standards of Learning content strands: Number and Number Sense; Computation and Estimation; Measurement; Geometry; Probability and Statistics; Patterns, Functions, and Algebra. This course also focuses on the processes for planning, instructing, and assessing mathematics understanding -- Problem solving, reasoning, and proof, mathematical communication, mathematical connections, and respresentation. Restricted to elementary education, ECDR.
EDIS 5330Science in the Elementary School (3.00)
Designed to teach elementary pre-service teachers fundamental science concepts in such areas related to scientific investigation as: reasoning and logic; force, motion, and energy; matter; life processes; living systems; interrelations in earth/space systems; earth patterns, cycles and change; and appropriate resources for teaching the Virginia Science Standards of Learning in grades PreK-6. The course also focuses on the planning, instruction , and assessment of science curriculum.
EDIS 5340Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to teach elementary pre-service teachers fundamental social studies concepts of United States history, Virginia Studies, civics, geography, and economics appropriate for meeting the Virginia Standards of Learning in grades PreK-6. The course also focuses on the planning, instruction, and assessment of social studies curriculum.
EDIS 5400Teaching English in Secondary Schools I (3.00)
Students build knowledge of effective English instruction in the areas of reading, writing, oral discourse, language, and literature. Emphasis is on individualized instruction, developmentally appropriate learning objectives, authentic assessments, reflective writing processes, and integration of both media and technology. Students create lessons that include a variety of teaching methodologies. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
EDIS 5401Teaching English in Secondary Schools II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Translate theory & research into practice: design instructional units using a variety of best practices. Emphasis on individualized projects, developmentally appropriate learning objectives, authentic assessments, plus cooperative learning, creativity, reflection, media & technology integration. Critique & reinvent school textbooks for effective instruction; incorporate standards while delivering imaginative, relative learning. Prerequisites: EDIS 5410, 5420 & 5430.
EDIS 5409Children's Literature - Library Media Studies (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Libraries are transforming as technology makes reading materials and social interaction more readily accessible than any time in history. Librarians have much to master related to ever-changing technologies and curriculum. In this course, our chief focus is on the literature that has been created for children; we focus here on increasing awareness and evaluative abilities of the many genres that provide our students a full curriculum
EDIS 5410Young Adult Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
As an interpretive community, students read the latest and greatest young adult literature, practice reading as writers, learn to motivate reluctant readers by applying strategic reading techniques and critical frameworks, as well as develop individualized multi-genre and multicultural reading programs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5411Reading Tutoring Practicum (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to provide students the opportunity to (a) develop assessment skills, (b) interpret assessment data to consider instructional goals, and (c) build instructional skills through weekly tutoring sessions. An informal case-based approach is used in this practicum in which students gain hands-on experience in collaborative planning and receive supervisor feedback on implementation.
EDIS 5420Language, Literacy, and Culture (3.00)
Students focus on the relationships among culture, literacy, and the teaching of language. They explore concepts of "text", consider first and second language learning differences, pursue team research projects related to current issues, and design effective strategies for practicing critical literacy that focus on the power of words, syntax, and semantics in dynamic language learning. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 5421Language, Literacy, and Culture Lab (1.00)
This lab supports the EDIS 5420 team research projects, which are web-based, incorporate current technology, are presented online, and, with permission of the researchers, made available on a public site. Students learn how to do collaborative research and use research archives to build on and expand the existing research territory. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission and concurrent enrollment in EDIS 5420
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 5422Education Across Cultures (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course lays the foundation of multicultural education and multiculturalism in order to make teachers aware of who they are, who their students are, and how contexts, personal histories, and other external factors affect students, their families, and teaching and learning, particularly in relation to English language learners in U.S. schools.
EDIS 5423English Linguistics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course introduces the scientific study of language, exploring how linguistic insights can prepare teachers who work with preK-12 ELLs. It addresses the sounds of the language (phonetics and phonology), the structure of words/sentences (morphology and syntax) and how these features convey meaning (semantics and pragmatics). Students will apply this knowledge of language to the everyday use of English and its acquisition in school settings.
EDIS 5424Second Language Acquisition and ESL Methods (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is designed for teachers seeking an ESOL endorsement with their Virginia teaching license. The first third equips teachers with an understanding of the existing language acquisition theories as well as the individual, cultural, and contextual factors that influence language learning. The second two-thirds focuses on applying language acquisition theories to practical methods and 'macro-strategies' in language teaching.
EDIS 5425Teaching Writing in Grades K-5 (1.00)
This one credit course focuses on creating an instructional structure to teach writing K-5. Students will examine management and the various components of a Writer's Workshop as well as using writing as a tool for learning.
Course was offered Summer 2014
EDIS 5426The Connected Teacher: Integrating Technology Across Content Areas (1.00)
This course will address ways teachers can utilize technology across the content areas as a tool to increase student motivation, enhance student learning, provide effective feedback, and make global connections. Together, we will use the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards as a guide for integrating technological tools; such as, podcasts, wikis, blogs, Skype, glogster, voicethread, etc.
EDIS 5427CVWP Writers Institute (3.00)
This course will support participant's growth as a writer and as a teacher of writing. Participants will learn about the writing process by creating a community of writers. We will create an environment in which participants experiment with their own writing and support each other in evaluating and refining one's own work. This course is part of the 18-month CVWP Institute and it follows the National Writing Project principles.
Course was offered Summer 2015
EDIS 5430Teaching Writing in the Secondary School (3.00)
Students study, practice, and evaluate theories and methods of writing and teaching writing. They prepare a personal writing project, criticize a writing program, or create a writing program for students.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 5435Writing Across the Curriculum (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to be a collaborative effort to explore writing as a process to discover how writing across the curriculum can enhance each discipline within our schools. Writing to learn using quick write strategies, learning logs, as well as, using technology will be considered. Focuses on ways to design and implement writing strategies across the curriculum within the framework of a writing workshop.
EDIS 5440Applied Teaching with Technology (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides a semester-long internship with a teacher in a K-12 classroom coordinated with accompanying coursework in EDIS 5440. It provides an applied experience in developing a technology project in a classroom setting and addressing curricular standards through effective integration of educational technologies
EDIS 5450Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools I (3.00)
Students analyze mathematical behavior and problem solving, examine the latest thinking regarding school mathematics, explore the uses of technology to enhance mathematics learning and teaching, and plan and teach mini-lessons demonstrating instructional competence. Emphasizes the understanding and application of Mathematics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5451Teaching Mathematics in Secondary School II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course is a continuation of EDIS 5450, with a greater emphasis on instructional strategies and use of technology.
EDIS 5470ESL Assessment and Curriculum Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The purpose of this course is to prepare teachers to work with students (K-12) for whom English is not their native language. Work will include examining instruments used to assess English proficiency and the interpretation of those assessments. The curriculum design aspect of the course will be based on a differentiation model and will include methods aimed at helping students gain English language skills necessary for success in general content areas. Discussions will include topics such as cultural differences in personal interactions, strategies for working with families, and effective strategies for facilitating the learning of English by speakers of other languages and dialects. Practical experience will be gained through observations and fieldwork in public schools. Projects will be assigned according to the age-level with which the teacher hopes to work.
EDIS 5480Second Language Acquisition and Modern Language Teaching Methods: PreK-12 (3.00)
Considers theory and research in second language acquisition; classroom instructional procedures that follow the National Standards, which incorporate interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes and foster successful communication in foreign languages; and selection of appropriate materials, realia, visuals, and media for instructional purposes. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5490Planning Foreign Language Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Considers specific objectives; setting long and short-term goals, planning and outcomes, assessment and testing, grading, record keeping, and communication with parents. Prerequisite: EDIS 5480.
EDIS 5500Selected Topics (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program area degree requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.
EDIS 5559New Course in Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of curriculum, instruction and special education.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDIS 5600Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School I (3.00)
A comprehensive overview of planning, implementing, and assessing social studies learning experiences in grades 6-12. This first course in the social studies methods sequence examines the following areas of social studies education through the lens of historical content: standards and accountability, curriculum/unit/lesson planning, engaging approaches for the teaching of history, assessment in the social studies and multiculturalism. Approaches to the infusion of technology into the social studies curriculum are also explored. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5601Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A comprehensive overview of planning, implementing, and assessing social studies learning experiences in grades 6-12. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between educational theory and practical teaching techniques for the seccondary social studies classroom. This second course in the social studies methods sequence examines the following areas of socal studies education: assessment and grading; teaching government and civics; psychology; sociology; and economics. Prerequisite: EDIS 5600.
EDIS 5620Video Communications (3.00)
Introductory experience in producing digital visual narratives and television programs. Emphasizes the design and production of studio (multicam) and field (sinclecam) projects along with viewing and critiquing classic examples of video and film. Participants gain experience with conceptualizing, planning (storyboarding), producing, and editing digital video for research and teaching in education and the arts.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
EDIS 5631Instructional Photography (3.00)
Basic course in photographic art, science and craft. Explores photography as a craft and the ways in which it is used for recording and expressing ideas in research, instruction, and creative expression. Emphasizes the basic competencies required to visualize images and carry out the process of exposing and developing film and printing pictures. Topics include seeing photographically, visual narrative/visual anthropology, darkroom design, chemistry and processes, camera operations, film, exposure and filtration; image control with the view camera; studio lighting; copy techniques and photographic aesthetics.
Course was offered Fall 2010
EDIS 5632Advanced Photography (3.00)
A continuation of CISE 5631: Lectures and lab/demonstrations cover advanced skills, knowledge, applications, topical assignments, and reviews and critiques. These are followed by presentations and discussions of the applications of photography to specific areas of research, teaching, and expression.). Prerequisites: EDIS 5631 or Equivalent Experience.
Course was offered Spring 2011
EDIS 5640Physical Geography (3.00)
Emphasizes the use of maps, map interpretation, and the study of climactic systems and physical forces on human activity.
EDIS 5650Cultural Geography (3.00)
Emphasizes concepts of cultural patterns and their influence on political and regional patterns of the world.
EDIS 5700Positive Behavior Support (3.00)
This course is designed specifically for teachers and other professionals working with individuals who have moderate to severe disabilities or with young children who have disabilities. The primary focus is upon the concepts and skills needed a) to design, implement, and evaluate behavior support programs which derive from functional behavioral assessment, b) to use effective teaching strategies to build relevant replacement skills and facilitate skill generalization and maintenance, d) to apply functional communication training, e) to incorporate prevention strategies, f) to improve the aspects of the student's environment that relate to the problem behavior, and g) to incorporate, as appropriate, safety plans. Prerequisite: EDIS 5000 and 7150.
EDIS 5710Content Area Reading (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides strategies for helping secondary students learn content through reading and writing, not merely through lecture. They include evidence-based approaches to teaching disciplinary vocabulary, building prior knowledge, ensuring comprehension of texts, conducting effective discussions, employing technology, motivating students to read within a content area, and teaching students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
EDIS 5723Word Study for the Struggling Reader (1.00)
This course aims to convey an understanding of struggling adolescent readers and their unique word study needs. A student's spelling will be seen as a "window" for understanding development in word knowledge. Teachers will learn how to assess struggling adolescent learners' spelling, design instruction, and evaluate appropriate materials.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
EDIS 5730Diagnosis and Remediation I: Grades PreK-2 (3.00)
This course is an introduction to both formative and diagnostic literacy assessments used in the preschool through primary grades (emergent and beginning stage readers). Clinical and classroom diagnostic methods along with related instructional implications are explored.
EDIS 5740Diagnosis and Remediation II: Grades 3-12 (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on intervention techniques for accelerating the reading ability of struggling readers. Instructional methods are presented in four categories of literacy development: oral reading fluency, comprehension, word knowledge (phonics, spelling, decoding, and vocabulary), and writing. Assignments are practicum based. Students learn how to match instructional techniques to assessed areas of literacy needs and how to differentiate instruction for varying levels of reading achievement. Pre-requisite: EDIS 5730
EDIS 5750Using PALS to Plan Literacy Instruction for Primary Grades (3.00)
This course is designed for primary educators who want to learn more about the components of a balanced literacy program for early readers. Participants will learn how to administer and interpret early literacy assessments (PALS, TOPPA, ERSI, and Running Records). Instructional topics include how to incorporate phonological awareness, phonics, leveled text, and guided reading lessons into a balanced language arts program.
EDIS 5760Adolescent Literacy (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Characteristics of Adolescent learners and instruction that meets their needs will be explored in this course. Topics include: assessment, matching texts to readers, strategy instruction for comprehension and vocabulary. Integrated into the course is the use of technology and how to address the needs of ELL students and striving readers.
EDIS 5860Museums and Education (3.00)
Introduces the history and development of museums and their educational work in America. Themes include an overview of museum history; exemplary museum interpretation and educational programs; instructional designs for teaching with objects and collections; and strategies for working with school groups and other audiences.
Course was offered Summer 2011, Spring 2011
EDIS 5870Seminar: Teaching Internship in Diverse Communities (3.00)
This course serves as a co-requisite to the Teaching Internship in diverse and urban high needs communities. We will address topics such as behavior management, collaboration and communication with families, and school-community relations, while placing special focus on culturally responsive pedagogy, socio-economic diversity, inclusion and differentiation, as well as instructional practices for English Language Learners.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDIS 5871Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Elementary Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5872Seminar: Teaching Associateship - English Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5873Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Foreign Language (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5874Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Mathematics Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5875Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Science Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5876Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Social Studies Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5877Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Special Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5878Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Early Childhood Special Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5879Seminar: Teaching Associateship - Health & Physical Education (3.00)
Designed to accompany the teaching associateship experience (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including such topics as classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
EDIS 5880Teaching Associateship: Severe Disabilities (1.00 - 6.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas & meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Ed. Program; permission of advisor and the Director of Teacher Ed. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Ed Program, Permission of Advisor and Director of Teacher Education.
EDIS 5881Teaching Internship: Elementary Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5882Teaching Internship: English Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5883Teaching Internship: Foreign Language Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5884Teaching Internship: Mathematics Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5885Teaching Internship: Science Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5886Teaching Internship: Social Studies Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5887Teaching Internship: Special Education (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5888Teaching Internship: Early Childhood Special Ed. (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5889Teaching Internship: Health and Physical Education (6.00 - 12.00)
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 5890Workshop (1.00 - 3.00)
Special topics, offered as needed.
EDIS 5900Writing Institute: Central VA Writing Project (6.00)
This Invitational Institute is sponsored by the Central Virginia Writing Project and the National Writing Project. Prek-12 teachers who have taught for at least 3 years, and who teach in all subject areas, attend this 4-week, all-day Institute where they study themselves as writers and the teaching of writing. An emphasis on teachers as researchers prevails, and the participants engage in continuation experiences during the ensuing school years.
EDIS 5910Teaching Young Writers 6-12 (1.00 - 6.00)
This course runs in conjunction with the UVA Writers Workshop program. It involves reading relevant texts, attending workshops, assisting in labs, and teaching electives, as well as interacting with young writers and their original texts and discussing readings with other course participants. Instructor permission is required and experience in teaching writing to adolescents is recommended. Submit sample writing and sample lesson plan.
EDIS 5920Advanced Writing Institute: Central VA Writing Project (3.00)
This Invitational Advanced Institute is sponsored by the Central Virginia Writing Project and the National Writing Project. Teachers who have attended the CVWP Summer Writing Institute attend this 2-week, all-day Advanced Institute where they study the data they are collecting as teacher researchers, prepare presentations, create documents for publication, and plan for the continuation of their teacher research during the ensuing years. Prerequisites: EDIS 5900 Writing Institute.
EDIS 5980Internship (1.00 - 6.00)
A special assignment, agreed to by the student and his or her assigned advisor, providing a unique experience in an educational setting that is consistent with the students' professional objectives and program focus. Conducted under the guidance of an experienced teacher and/or University faculty. Section 1: Elementary Education Section 2: Early Childhood Education Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 5985Internship (1.00 - 6.00)
A special assignment, agreed to by an advisor, that provides a unique experience in an educational setting consistent with the students' professional objectives and program focus.
EDIS 5993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent Study
EDIS 5995Independent Research (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Independent Research
EDIS 7000Introduction to Instructional Design (3.00)
Instructional design offers substantial potential to improve learning in every domain. Students learn systematic methods for ID, explore the role of design, theory, & technology in addressing instructional problems, & build significant analytical & project management skills. For any discipline where creative approaches to knowledge construction and information transfer are critical. Online course meets synchronously at the same day/time weekly.
EDIS 7010Computer Courseware Tools (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an introduction to technologies commonly employed for instructional development. Courseware Tools is the first half of a two-course sequence. Topics in the first semester include digital media, print and web design / development, web scripting, and related instructional issues such as usability principles and interface design. In the second semester, use of these tools to develop projects is addressed in Courseware Design. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 7020Computer Courseware Design (3.00)
This course is the second half of a two-course sequence. It provides an introduction to tools and technologies employed for instructional development. Courseware Design builds upon and extends these topics, including use of these tools to develop instructional projects. This sequence supports and complements other instructional technology courses such as Introduction to Instructional Design.
EDIS 7023Coaching, Mentoring, and Supervising Pre-service Teachers (3.00)
This course explores the spaces in which teacher preparation & induction interact, specifically focusing on supervising, mentoring, & coaching practices for pre-service teachers. Drawing from three foci: the theoretical, the practical, and the reflective, this course prepares students to serve as university supervisors & instructional leaders by developing and practicing effective coaching, mentoring, & supervising skills. Prerequisite: two years of PK-12 teaching experience. Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDIS 7025Teachers as Leaders (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Teacher leaders are expert in the complexities of teaching and leveraging this expertise to other school reform domains┬┐mentoring, coaching, advocacy, community outreach, etc. By collectively establishing a positive school culture, teacher leaders build on strong pedagogical and cultural knowledge using a variety of interpersonal, instructional, and political skills to improve student learning in schools.
EDIS 7035Professional Knowledge (3.00)
The cognitive demands of teaching require a continuing cycle of professional learning. This cycle requires federal, state, district, and school attention and policies that align with what we know about adult and student learning. The study of high-quality professional development is crucial to strong schools and communities.
EDIS 7040Seminar in Instructional Technology (3.00)
There are four background segments of this course: history, current issues, specializations and competencies, and international perspectives. These four units have been designed to provide all IT majors with the requisite professional understanding of their discipline's heritage. Also included are units that guide the participants through the application of specific media to the instruction process. These include research on media, selection, utilization and evaluation, and the relevant characteristics of the media.
Course was offered Fall 2010
EDIS 7050Problems and Issues in Science Education (3.00)
Studies major curriculum and instructional problems and issues in science education from both historical and present day perspectives. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 7070Instructional Materials Design (3.00)
Learn how to evaluate existing and design new instructional materials for any learning environment based on understanding how people learn and process information. We will cover multimedia learning principles such as Mayer's, the underlying theories and research, and design principles like gestalt, figure/ground, and hierarchy. The course features a "rapid prototyping" process for revising and creating mterials throughout the class project
Course was offered Summer 2017, Summer 2012, Summer 2011
EDIS 7072Performance Improvement (3.00)
In this class, we will learn about performance improvement, an extension of instructional design in which practitioners assess needs and gaps in human performance in organizations using tools like root cause analysis, then design interventions to address the gaps and plan on-going evaluation for continuous improvement. These skills are commonly used in for-profit, government/military, and non-profit industries and is growing in education
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
EDIS 7075Applying Learning Theories in STEM education (3.00)
The goal of this course is for students to understand and apply views on cognition, learning, and teaching to inform the design and research of technology-enhanced or STEM education learning activities and/or environments. This course is open to graduate students from any discipline that want to be able to understand and draw upon current perspectives of learning for technology-enhanced or STEM educational practice.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
EDIS 7076Technology, Learning Systems, and Culture (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
In Phaedrus, Socrates debated the value of a new technology, writing, in the Academy with his students under a plane tree near Athens. Designed to develop "reflective practitioners", this course is our virtual plane tree in which we will use systems theory and cultural studies to explore how context and technology shape each other and ethical considerations for the design, selection, and implemetation of educational innovations.
Course was offered Spring 2017
EDIS 7080Advanced Techniques of Teaching the Exceptional Individual (3.00)
Analyzes instructional approaches, strategies, and materials for advanced-level consultant and resource teachers in special education. Emphasizes the development of interactive skills among professionals in order to facilitate collaboration with general education. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
EDIS 7091Proseminar: Reading (1.00)
To be taken concurrently with EDIS 7850 Seminar (Reading), this one-credit pro-seminar is designed to prepare new doctoral students in reading and related literacy studies to be successful doctoral students. The hoops and hurdles of doctoral studies are demystified and faculty involved in current literacy research share their research agendas. Doctoral students at the end of their program are invited to share their experience and current research efforts. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EDIS 7850.
EDIS 7100Contemporary Educational Issues (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The purpose of this course is to identify, explore, and discuss some of education's defining issues. The course examines the foundation and history of American education and explores a variety of current educational and policy issues tha tdirectly impact k-12 classroom teachers. Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Teaching Program.
EDIS 7110Vocal and Non-Vocal Communication (3.00)
Designed for teachers, therapists, and other professionals who implement communication programs for persons with moderate to severe disabilities or for preschoolers with disabilities. Current research and teaching practices are addressed, focusing on appropriate assessment strategies and tools; non-symbolic communication; augmentative and alternative communication systems; naturalistic teaching approaches; and collaborative teaming between teachers, parents, and speech, occupational, and physical therapists. Prerequisite: EDIS 5000; corequisite: EDIS 7150.
EDIS 7130Transition Planning for Secondary Students (3.00)
EDIS 7130 is offered twice a year with an emphasis on different groups of students. Emphasizes the areas of assessment and instruction related specifically to students with disabilities: functional academics; vocational skills, models of employment, and employment; independent living and use of the community; and post-secondary training in education. Emphasis on students with moderate and severe disabilities. Prerequisite: EDIS 5000 (for fall) or EDIS 5000 and 5130 (for summer).
EDIS 7150Positive Behavior Support (3.00)
This course is designed specifically for teachers and other professionals working with individuals who have moderate to severe disabilities or with young children who have disabilities. The primary focus is upon the concepts and skills needed a) to design, implement, and evaluate behavior support programs which derive from functional assessment, b) to use effective teaching strategies to build relevant replacement skills and facilitate skill generalization and maintenance, d) to apply functional communication training, e) to incorporate prevention strategies, f) to improve the aspects of the student's environment that relate to the problem behavior, and g) to incorporate, as appropriate, individually designed crisis intervention procedures. Prerequisite: EDIS 5000.
EDIS 7210Advanced Language Development (3.00)
Focuses on language acquisition and development. Emphasizes the development of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology. Factors influencing language acquisition and development, such as the role of primary caretaker, the active participation of the child, social-economic conditions, and sensitivity to non-verbal cues are explored. Reading and research in language development highlight current issues in language requisition. Prerequisite: EDIS 5210 or equivalent.
EDIS 7220Intro to the Gifted (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Overview of the field of gifted education including conceptions of giftedness, identification tools and processes, characteristics of gifted learners, programming options, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation for gifted learners- including historically under-represented students. Students will gain a foundation in the field of gifted education and appropriate educational responses to gifted learners to be built upon in subsequent courses.
EDIS 7230Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to introduce students to modifying and creating appropriate and effective curriculum for gifted learners. Course participants will understand how to choose appropriate content, process and product outcomes and develop meaningful learning experiences that are rigorous, concept-based, open-ended, and tied to gifted learners experiences. Participants will explore and understand the process of curriculum design through multiple lenses.
EDIS 7240Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students (3.00)
Designed for teachers, administrators, parents, and others who work with high ability learners. Investigates similarities and differences between the development of gifted learners and other students, exploring the implications of these comparisons and focusing on strategies to assist gifted learners in school and home environments.
EDIS 7250Models and Strategies for Teaching the Gifted (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students gain an understanding of models for delivering instruction and adapting teaching strategies for appropriately educating gifted students. Participants learn strategies that nurture the affective, creative, and cognitive needs of gifted learners; including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, economically disadvantaged, highly gifted, or have special needs or disabilities (twice-exceptional learners).
EDIS 7260Mentorship in Gifted Education (3.00)
Provides a context for the interrelationship between theory, research and practice in gifted education and related fields. Emphasis will be placed on the application of research methods for extending the scientific base of knowledge and for incorporating the use of evidence based practices. Learning methods include formal class meetings, readings, seminar-style discussions, critiques of published studies, literature searches & data analysis. Prerequisites: Open to all Ph.D. students in the Curry School.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012
EDIS 7270Differentiation of Instruction for Gifted Learners (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Educators develop skills in implementing the practices required to address the academic needs of gifted learners in contemporary classrooms. Participants develop and apply approaches to modifying curriculum and instructional practices to ensure that gifted learners are challenged across a range of disciplines. EDIS 7270 builds on the understandings and skills gained from the other 3 courses in the gifted endorsement series
EDIS 7280Creativity and Problem Solving (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Explores theories of creativity through study of creative people, the creative process, creative products, and creative "press" or those environmental conditions that support and facilitate creative production. Focuses on assessment of creativity, research related to creativity and its applications to education, environments conducive to the development of creativity, and heuristics designed to encourage creativity.
EDIS 7300Language Arts: Elementary School (3.00)
Designed for the graduate student whose primary interest is in methods and materials in the teaching of language arts in the elementary classroom. Emphasizes instructional strategies, activities, materials, and techniques to stimulate the acquisitions of oral, aural, and written language skills.
EDIS 7310Children's Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on the many genres of children's literature created for the PreK-6th grade child and the place of literature in the language arts program. Students learn to assess literacy quality; they also learn a range of instructional techniques designed to support a literature curriculum.
EDIS 7320Integrated Science in the Elementary School (3.00)
Emphasizes understanding basic principles, processes, and conceptual schemes of the integrated life and physical sciences from the perspective of curricular requirements and societal expectations for elementary science teaching. In reviewing the history of science education, curriculum improvement studies, and current trends in science teaching, students examine instructional options for K-8 science teaching. Provides experience translating science content into activity/inquiry based, hands-on science lessons compatible with applicable curriculum standards and instructional objectives. Methods of interdisciplinary instruction involve mathematics, art, music, writing, reading, social studies, environmental education, and health and physical education.
EDIS 7330Social Studies in Elementary Schools (3.00)
Studies curriculum materials, teaching methods, and problems in social studies education for elementary school children.
EDIS 7390Differentiating Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Examines principles and practices necessary for addressing the learning needs of academically diverse student populations at all levels of schooling. Includes role of curriculum, on-going assessment, learning environment, and instructional strategies for addressing student readiness, interest, and learning profile.
EDIS 7400Problems & Issues in Language, Literacy, & Cultural Studies (3.00)
Students investigate and critique major issues in current literacy curricula and instructional practices in secondary English classrooms. They evaluate their own teaching experiences, identify research interests, and conduct in-depth inquiry into them with the purpose of posing solutions to the most pressing problems in literacy education.
Course was offered Fall 2010
EDIS 7450Problems and Issues in Mathematics Education (3.00)
Studies major curriculum and instructional problems and issues in mathematics education from historical and present-day perspectives. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 7600Problems and Issues in Social Studies Education (3.00)
Discussion of the major curriculum and instructional problems and issues in social studies education. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 7608Aesthetics and Education (3.00)
An interdisciplinary endeavor that considers aesthetics as more than a specialized philosophical study of fine arts, and education as wider than the school or college. Study includes historical and theoretical understandings, cultural and public dimensions of aesthetics and education, psychological considerations, and the discipline of various art forms.
Course was offered Summer 2012
EDIS 7700Foundations of Reading Instruction (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
The theoretical foundations of reading development are the focus of this survey course. Topics covered include: children's basic language development as a precursor to reading and as a medium for instruction, and how stage theories of reading development can inform instruction across a spectrum of readers from emergent to advanced.
EDIS 7710Reading in the Content Areas (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Familiarizes teachers with literacy instruction linked to content subjects, with an emphasis on how teachers in the upper elem., middle, & secondary grades can facilitate comprehension of nonfiction sources. Topics include practical assessments, evidence-based instruction in technical vocabulary & comprehension, affective and multicultural issues, writing in content areas, & technology.
EDIS 7720Word Study: Language, Structures, and Phonics (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Focuses on the theory and research underlying the acquisition of orthographic knowledge. Explores the increasingly inextricable relationship between orthography and phonology, and the language structures inherent in morphological aspects of English spelling. Building on the history of English spelling, the course touches on cross-linguistic issues related to different orthographies
EDIS 7730Practicum in Reading Diagnosis (3.00)
Introduction to basic and advanced testing procedures used to diagnose reading difficulties of elementary and secondary students and adults. Examines clinical and classroom diagnostic methods, explores theoretical foundations for these practices, and discusses practical applications to the classroom. Corequisite: EDIS 7740.
EDIS 7740Practicum in Remedial Reading (3.00)
Acquaints students with a variety of techniques to support and instruct remedial readers. These techniques address reading, writing, comprehension, and word study across the developmental stages. As a practicum, this class entails teaching either in the McGuffey Reading Clinic under close supervision. Emphasizes appropriate and practical techniques that will meet the needs of specific individuals with specific reading problems. Corequisite: EDIS 7730
EDIS 7750Effective Reading Programs (3.00)
Examines the organization and supervision of effective reading programs in the nested contexts of the classroom, the school, the school district, and beyond. The issue of organizational plans are discussed in relation to students' needs in literacy acquisition. Participants critically examine 'in place' reading programs and design their own plan for a reading program. Prerequisite: EDIS 7700.
EDIS 7751Literacy Leadership and Coaching (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Literacy Leadership and Coaching is the capstone course for the Reading Masters program. The course has two primary goals: 1) Examine the leadership role of the literacy specialist/coach and 2) Learn how to evaluate the reading program (school level/district level) and implement change. Both of these goals will be met by examining central issues related to literacy instruction, assessment, and leadership.
EDIS 7800Fundamentals of Curriculum (3.00)
Introduces basic concepts and issues related to curriculum design, development, change, and evaluation.
EDIS 7805Past as Prologue: Examining Past Innovations to Envision the Future (3.00)
Can a modern innovation actually be old? This course examines key historical moments of innovation in teaching and learning -- from the Common Schools through modern EdTech -- with the goal of helping those who are interested in improving schools today become better prepared to do so by exploring the purpose, context, and legacy of similar efforts in the past.
Course was offered Fall 2017
EDIS 7810Assessment of Curriculum: K-12 (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies the implications for curriculum and data collection techniques of K-12 schools. Specific attention is given to objectives, sequence, standards, and developments in each subject area.
EDIS 7815Pro-seminar: Innovations in Education (3.00)
Education is an enterprise undertaken by societies across history to intentionally build human, social, and economic capital. Education is complex, at times raising contentious questions, and increasingly viewed through economic (costs), technological (impact, efficiency), and accountability lenses. Importantly, education is an activity in which we all engage at one point or another.
Course was offered Summer 2017
EDIS 7820Curriculum Evaluation (3.00)
Introduces issues, concepts, trends, and major orientations to early childhood and elementary curricula. Examples of currently used curriculum materials are also presented.
EDIS 7830Trends and Issues in Teaching and Learning (3.00)
This seminar focuses on current issues in K-12 classrooms. Students will examine topics such as the changing teaching profession, bilingual education, the proper role of technology in education, high-stakes testing, and more.
EDIS 7840Discourse Analysis in Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course provides an introduction to discourse analysis theory and methodology as they relate to classrooms and other educational settings. Readings will provide an overview of discourse analysis approaches used in educational research, with a particular focus on micro-ethnographic and conversation-analytic approaches. Fieldwork and hands-on analysis of discourse will form a significant portion of the course.
EDIS 7842Teaching ELLs: Theory, Policy & Practice (3.00)
This course is designed to provide you with an overview to key issues related to the education of linguistic minorities (labeled "English Language Learners," or "ELLs") in K-12 settings in the United States. We will explore second language acquisition theory, language policy, pedagogical approaches, and the practices of ELLs and their teachers. Prerequisite: Curry Graduate
Course was offered Fall 2016
EDIS 7845Writing: Research, Teaching & Learning (3.00)
This course provides a masters- and doctoral-level introduction to issues related to the teaching and research of writing and how students learn to write, with a specific K-12 focus. We will explore key issues in the field of writing, particularly for diverse populations, as well as theories underlying research. The practice of teaching writing is integrated into all issues and topics, and accordingly we will also address pedagogical theory. Prerequisite: Curry Graduate
EDIS 7850Seminar (3.00)
Course sections of this doctoral level seminar are aligned with special topics related to individual program areas. Students are advised to contact the program coordinator or their advisor for additional information on course content and scheduling.
EDIS 7851Theoretical Models of Reading Seminar (3.00)
Students learn about key theoetical orientations regarding various aspects of reading, such as comprehension, word recognition, affect, and others. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program or instructor consent.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
EDIS 7852Seminar: Reading Research (3.00)
Students learn about major approaches to research and study exemplars of each. Students will learn to evaluate research reports on the basis of accepted standards for each approach. Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program or instructor consent.
EDIS 7882Reading Seminar: Early Literacy Acquisition (3.00)
This seminar introduces students to current topics and issues concerning young childrens development of language and early literacy skills during the early childhood period that lay a foundation for later reading success.
EDIS 7883Reading Disabilities (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Focuses on current research on reading disabilities. Explores how theories of speech affect research in reading and writing and the history of resarch on Dyslexia and its subtypes. Implications for identification and intervention are discussed in light of the most recent research on response to intervention. Prerequisite: Background in reading, communication disorders, or special education.
EDIS 7886Comprehension of Text (3.00)
Explores what it means to comprehend a text and how the ability develops in children and adolescents. Examines comprehension theories from the perspectives of psychology, education, linguistics, and literacy theory. Participants also study the research on teaching reading comprehension to determine if schools can improve how students think and learn with texts.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
EDIS 7887Models of Reading (3.00)
Basic seminar in models and processes of reading. The wides possible range of reading models are considered, from those that emphasize processes of word recognition to those that encompass reader-response theory and postmodern perspectives. Each model is evaluated in turn, with the goal of synthesizing multiple perspectives in a final paper that reconciles conflicting views and focuses on instructional implications.
EDIS 7991Field Project (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A field-based, action research project, designed to explore a contemporary educational problem.
EDIS 7993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Course permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on an individual research project. Research done in this course may not be considered a part of thesis or dissertation work. Enrollment in this course should be limited to two three-credit registrations (six credits) at the doctorate level. Exceptions to this regulation should have the approval of the advisory committee and the dean of the School of Education.
EDIS 8000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit (3.00)
EDIS 8010Advanced Instructional Design (3.00)
Students employ an iterative instructional design/development process, focusing on a specific Emerging Technology, & building on needs assessment conducted in EDIS 7000. Students draw from learning theory to construct guidelines to guide their instructional designs. The selected technology is employed as an instructional medium. Instructional cases emphasize practice issues specific to the design/development process, across a range of venues.
EDIS 8020Readings and Research in Education of Exceptional Children (3.00)
Individual reading or research program for students majoring in the education of exceptional children. Areas of emphasis: behavior disordered (emotionally disturbed); learning disabled; mentally retarded; general special education; and special education administration and supervision. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 8030Advanced Seminar in Instructional Technology (3.00)
As a prelude to dissertation research, each student conducts a pilot research study on instructional technology (IT). Students assemble research materials, arrange study participants, conduct the study, analyze the data, and write the research report. A weekly panel of research readings allow for consideration of the questions of most interest to the field of IT, and study of research designs and reporting techniques. Students also critique and assist in the research of their colleagues. Prerequisite: EDLF 7300
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
EDIS 8040Problems in Special Education (3.00)
Analyzes contemporary research on exceptional children. Areas of emphasis: behavior disordered (emotionally disturbed); learning disabled; mentally retarded; general special education; and special education administration and supervision. No more than three credits may be taken in each subsection.
EDIS 8050Research and Reading in Science Education I (3.00)
Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to critically analyze research reports in science education, focusing on studies related to teaching and learning. This course is only offered every other year. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
EDIS 8051Research and Reading in Science Education II (3.00)
In this course, students use the critical review developed in EDIS 8050 to inform the development of a conceptually sound investigation with the potential to form the basis of a dissertation. This course is only offered every other year. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
EDIS 8090Seminar: Integrative Literature Reviews (3.00)
Presents methods for systematically integrating research literature, including searching extant studies, categorizing studies on the basis of their relevant characteristics, analyzing the resulting data, and preparing reports of reviews. Includes methods for both narrative reviews and meta-analyses.
EDIS 8140Evaluation of Programs for the Gifted (3.00)
Focus on designs for evaluating programs for the gifted, unique issues in the evaluation design, instrument selection, and construction. Application of the design to real evaluation projects. Prerequisite: EDLF 7220 or instructor permission
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012
EDIS 8170Advanced Seminar on Creativity (3.00)
Study of the theory of and emperical research in the field of creativity. Includes the history and philosophy of creativity; brain research; environmental effects; intelligence; motivation; the assessment of, and empirical research on, creativity; and applications of creativity research to education and other settings. Prerequisite: EDLF 7220 or instructor permission
EDIS 8180Advanced Seminar on Curriculum for the Gifted (3.00)
Designed for those participants with a strong background in the study of curriculum development for gifted learners. Provides an opportunity for advanced study, research, and application of principles and issues central to appropriate instruction of gifted learners. Students examine current thinking about teaching and learning, current contexts of education, and applications and impacts of those elements on instructing gifted learners. Prerequisite: EDLF 7220 or instructor permission
EDIS 8190Advanced Seminar Research on the Gifted (3.00)
Explores specific research issues (definition of population, instrument ceilings, control group issues) using current empirical studies. Students are required to develop a proposal for a research study or work on an on-going research project in the field of gifted education. Considers both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Prerequisite: EDLF 7220 or instructor permission
Course was offered Spring 2013
EDIS 8191Teacher Evaluation Research (3.00)
This course examines major approaches to teacher evaluation in K-12 education including classroom observation instruments, teacher value-added measures, teacher portfolios, and student surveys. We will examine the current research base on each of these approaches, including evidence related to their reliability, validity, and fairness/bias. We will also address challenges to implementing each approach for use in summative teacher evaluation.
Course was offered Spring 2016
EDIS 8200Issues in Gifted Education (3.00)
This seminar focuses on critical analysis of existing research in the field of gifted education with an eye toward developing research proposals to further the field. Students will be expected to actively participate in the three components-analyzing research literature; participating in mentored experiences with faculty in the program area; and contributing to the advanced seminar activities on targeted issues within the field.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2012
EDIS 8210Advanced Seminar on Special Populations of Gifted Students (3.00)
Focuses on groups of gifted students who have been underserved or who have unique characteristics and needs. Addresses identification, programming and curriculum development, and instruction. Groups studied include cultural and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged, handicapped, underachievers, and women. Prerequisite: EDLF 7220 or instructor permission
EDIS 8400Research Studies in English and Literacy Education (3.00)
Students learn to analyze significant research studies in the field, present critiques of selected studies, and develop a literature review of research that lays the groundwork for a dissertation study. Prerequisite: EDIS 7400.
EDIS 8460Advanced Aesthetics and Education (3.00)
Advanced seminar on aesthetics and education, focusing on the evolution of aesthetic ideas, their relationship to education, aesthetic experiences and the human mind, the use of aesthetics in the public domain, and aesthetics and educational strategies for improving the quality of experiences in American education.
EDIS 8470Folklore and Education (3.00)
Introduction to the field of folklore and folklife studies. This field provides a powerful framework for understanding educational patterns, problems, and issues in traditional and modern societies. The course blends the substance and methodology of the discipline with the pragmatic needs of the educator in the school.
EDIS 8500Special Topics (1.00 - 6.00)
Special Topics
EDIS 8800Principles of Curriculum Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Laboratory course for students beginning to work on the development of curriculum and instructional programs. Application of curriculum design and evaluation principles to the development of a particular curriculum identified by the student.
EDIS 8810Policy Perspectives on Teaching and Teacher Education (3.00)
This course examines questions about the nature of teacher quality and how policies affect teacher quality. We will ask how policies affect teachers as college students who could decide to enter teaching, as students enrolled in a preparation program or pathway, as graduates seeking initial teacher licensure, as licensed teachers seeking jobs, as novice teachers, as tenured teachers, or as teachers who could be rewarded, honored, or dismissed
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
EDIS 8820Curriculum: Advanced Seminar (3.00)
Study of the most significant recent developments in curricular concepts and patterns directed toward a deeper understanding of the theoretic base underlying them.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2011
EDIS 8821Proseminar for CISE 1st yr Doctoral Students (1.00)
This seminar is designed for all doctoral students in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education.. Taken in doctoral students' first semester of study, the focus is on introducing CISE faculty to CISE students and vice versa. It also focuses on the basics of academic scholarship, with special emphasis on scholarly writing. Prerequisites: Restricted to CISE Doctoral Students.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
EDIS 8822Doctoral Seminar: Research Grant Writing (3.00)
The purpose of this seminar is to help doctoral students gain skills in research grant writing and reviewing. Students learn the basics of preparing grant proposals in accordance with the guidelines used by federal agencies, such as the U. S. Department of Education (USDOE) Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institutes of Mental Health.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EDIS 8850Doctoral Level Methods in Special Education (3.00)
This course gives an overview of methods for iinstructioning children with special needs in the public schools. Designed specifically for those doctoral students seeking licensure in school psychology, the course uses cases and video to address methods from a problem-solving format.
Course was offered Summer 2012, Spring 2010
EDIS 8851Advanced Studies in Special Education Research and Issues (3.00)
Advanced graduate students examine professional literature bearing on the nature, causes, asessment, and treatment of individuals with disabilities, particularly the literature related to special education and the issues that arise from differing perspectives on these topics. Topics (a: characteristics and issues; b: assessment and intervention) alternate annually; students may repeat the course one time.
EDIS 8852Conceptualizing Educational Research (3.00)
This seminar provides a forum for exchanging ideas about conducting educational research and evaluation. Students write and presnet research proposals.
EDIS 8853Seminar: Research Grant Writing (3.00)
This doctoral level seminar is designed to help students learn how to write proposals for research funding. The major course assignment is writing a mock research proposal using either the guidelines of the DoED's Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, or the National Institutes of Health.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2011
EDIS 8854Policy Issues in Teaching and Teacher Education (3.00 - 6.00)
This seminar engages graduate students in an intensive exploration of (1) the context for teaching and teacher education policy, (2) the diverse roles of various stakeholder groups and agencies, (3) the specific dimensions of policy on teaching and teacher education, and (4) current issues in teaching and teacher education policy. Specific sections may focus on particular topics in teacher education.
EDIS 8855Education and Diversity (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Education and Diversity focuses on cultural diversity and the ways in which it has been defined and treated in the American educational system. Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) will be used as the guiding theoretical framework for discourse and reflection about the education of historically underserved students
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2014
EDIS 8980Practicum (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Supervised experiences under the direction of Clinical Instructors and University Supervisors. . Experiences are designed to prepare students to manage and instruct individual children/adolescents and groups of children/adolescents representative of their respective area of emphasis. The experiences addressed are: Section 1: Early Childhood Developmental Risk; Section 2: Severe Disabilities; Section 3: Behavioral Disorders; Section 4: Learning Disabilities; Section 5: Mental Retardation
EDIS 8981Practicum: Special Education (1.00 - 6.00)
Practicum: Special Education
EDIS 8982Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS 8983Practicum: Special Education - Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (1.00 - 6.00)
Practicum: Special Education - Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
EDIS 8984Practicum: Reading Diagnostic Clinic (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Practicum: Reading Diagnostic Clinic
EDIS 8986Practicum Adapted Special Education: Severe Disabilitites (1.00 - 6.00)
This practicum provides teaching experiences with school-aged individuals with severe disabilities; students work with licensed teachers (clinical instructors) and receive supervision from a university supervisor. Students attend a practicum seminar that meets several times a semester. Students enroll for variable credits (1 to 6) that is coordinated with assignments and weekly time in classroom; performance is graded. Prerequisites: Must be a graduate student in Special Education.
EDIS 8987Masters Internship: Gifted (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Masters Internship: Gifted
EDIS 8998Masters Research Internship (1.00 - 12.00)
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor.
EDIS 8999Masters Thesis (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EDIS 9040Seminar in English & Literacy Education (3.00)
In a highly individualized venue, students develop the components of a dissertation proposal; a study rationale, literature review, and methodology for rigorous inquiry that will contriube to research, theory, and practice in English and literacy education. In this context, students also prepare themselves for comprehension exams. Prerequisite: EDIS 8400.
EDIS 9250Readings and Research in Elementary Education (K-8) (3.00)
Applies empirical, theoretical, and practical knowledge to classroom teaching problems.
EDIS 9400Seminar in English Education (3.00)
Students develop a comprehensive and annotated bibliography of research, along with a rationale and procedures for carrying out a study that will contribute to research, theory, and practice in English education.
EDIS 9450Readings and Research in Mathematics Education (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students analyze research on a particular topic in the teaching or learning of mathematics and complete a project synthesizing, applying, or extending the research results.
EDIS 9650Readings and Research in Social Studies Education (3.00)
Explores and analyzes significant studies in social studies education. Consideration is also given to implications for needed research in this area.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
EDIS 9700Reading Research Seminar (3.00)
Reading Research Seminar
EDIS 9740Internship in College Teaching or Supervision (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9991Ed.D. Research (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDIS 9993Independent Study (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9995Independent Research (1.00 - 6.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Permits students to work jointly with faculty or other students in cooperatively designing and executing research projects. The nature and scope of such projects are advanced beyond the master's level, and a plan of research should be signed and filed in the student's permanent file. Prerequisite: Advisor permission.
EDIS 9998Doctoral Research Apprenticeship (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required
EDIS 9999Doctoral Dissertation (3.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.