Oct 22, 2019  
Graduate School Course Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Graduate School Course Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APPENDIX


Courses Approved for 2017-2018 University Graduate School Course Catalog

(New Courses and Course Modifications)
EDCI 56XX - Middle Grades Language Arts
Credit Hours:  3
Course Description:  This course is designed to develop research-based, effective pedagogical practices in the area of Language Arts, while enhancing content knowledge of the candidate.  Candidates will use current planning processes (e.g., Universal Design for Learning and Understanding by Design) to ensure a cohesive plan, clearly aligned implementation, and well-designed assessment.  Field experiences provide an opportunity to work with a master teacher to plan a Curriculum Inquiry Project that will be implemented during the internship.  Additionally, like professional educators, candidates will systematically engage in focused reflection–linking the course knowledge and pedagogy with current classroom practices during field experiences.  The course will also enable the candidate to effect positive change with Language Arts in a Middle School.  Field Observation hours are also required.

 

EDCI 56XX - Middle Grades Internship
Credit Hours:  3

Course Description:  This is the student teaching internship component of the Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Program.  The internship provides an opportunity for the intern to gradually assume the responsibilities of a classroom teacher, while working closely with a cooperating teacher.

Methods of Teaching:  The internship is implemented at the assigned middle school for each student.  Program coordinators, university supervisors, and clinical instructors/classroom teacher/cooperating teacher will be required to phase into full teaching responsibility.  Students are also required to complete a Service Learning Project (EE6:  Leadership and Collaboration) exhibiting their leadership skills in initiating, designing, and implementing the project on the basis of faculty and/or students’ needs at the school site.

 

EDCI 56XX - Middle Grades Mathematics
Credit Hours:  3
Course Description:  This course is designed to develop skills that will enable the candidate to effect positive change within Mathematics in a Middle School.  Candidates will analyze effective teaching practices in mathematics, use effective communication skills and serve as a resource in curriculum decisions (including development of materials) and classroom management strategies.  Throughout the course the candidate will reflect upon his/her own philosophies, skills, and practices in learning, teaching, and mentoring.  In addition, through field experiences at a middle school, candidates will complete a curriculum inquiry plan.  Field Observation hours are also required.

 

EDCI 56XX - Middle Grades Science
Credit Hours:  3
Course Description:  This course is designed to develop skills that will enable the candidate to effect positive change within Science in a Middle School.  Candidates will analyze effective teaching practices in science, use effective communication skills and serve as a resource in curriculum decisions (including development of materials) and classroom management strategies.  Throughout the course the candidate will reflect upon his/her own philosophies, skills, and practices in learning, teaching, and mentoring.  In addition, through field experiences at a middle school, candidates will complete a curriculum inquiry project.  Field Observation hours are also required.

 

EDCI 56XX - Middle Grades Social Studies
Credit Hours:  3
Course Description:  This course is designed to develop research-based, effective pedagogical practices in the area of Social Studies, while enhancing content knowledge of the candidate.  Candidates will use current planning processes (e.g., Universal Design for Learning and Understanding by Design) to ensure a cohesive plan, clearly aligned implementation, and well-designed assessment.  Field experiences provide an opportunity to work with a master teacher to plan a Curriculum Inquiry Project that will be implemented during the internship.  Additionally, like professional educators, candidates will systematically engage in focused reflection–linking the course knowledge and pedagogy with current classroom practices during field experiences.  The course will enable the candidate to effect positive change with Social Studies in a Middle School.  Field Observation hours are also required.

 

PADG 5031 - Public Transportation Service Management
Credit Hours:  3
Course Description:  This course provides critical managerial skills for students who desire to manage public transportation systems in the U.S.  Students are introduced to the emergence of public transit systems in the U.S., and review present and future trends with emphasis on how the public mass transportation industry is currently funded and managed.  Most public transit systems in the U.S. are funded largely by the federal government and to a lesser degree by states and local governments.  A number of federal, state and local government rules, policies and guidelines exist that must be understood and followed by transit managers to guarantee continued funding assistance.  This course will cover a number of these rules and regulations and equip students with the knowledge and expertise needed for them to become successful transit managers.  Students will also gain practical experience through internship and apprenticeship programs currently offered by the City of Durham and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

 

Programs Approved for 2017-2018 University Graduate School Course Catalog

Public Administration
Program Modification:  Specialization Added
Specialization:  Specialization in Urban and Community Development

 

Psychology
Program Modification:  Admission Criteria Changed
Admission Criteria:  1.  A bachelor’s degree in psychology or related major with a minimum of 30 semester hours and a major grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (“B”) on a 4-point scale; 2.  An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.8.

 

Teaching
Program Modification:  Concentrations Added
Concentration:  Middle Grades (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts)