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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

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    Sep 17, 2014

    Nov 05

    Online Start Date
    Nov 05, 2014

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    Online Start Date
    Dec 17, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

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    ED 503: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (4 Credits)

    This course introduces students to prominent research-based theories of learning and examines the impact of these theories on students, learning and motivation, teaching, and assessment. Students critically evaluate opposing sides of current issues in educational psychology and articulate and defend personal positions on these issues.

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 511: TEACHING METHODS THROUGH DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION (4 Credits)

    This course explores major middle and secondary school issues, providing prospective teachers with the opportunity to reflect upon and develop their own practical vision of building a classroom environment that effectively promotes student learning. Focus is placed on a variety of instructional strategies, principles, and best practices for helping students learn in secondary school settings.

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 513: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT (4 Credits)

    This course examines the course of normal child and adolescent development. Emphasis is placed on strategies for applying development theory to classroom management and educational practice, and understanding how development influences academic achievement. Students will learn how to apply knowledge of child and adolescent development to their teaching practice as a way to identify various student behaviors and create classroom management strategies that address those behaviors.

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 521: READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS (4 Credits)

    This course, grounded in the theoretical bases of balanced literacy and constructivist learning, focuses on building prospective teachers’ competence in the processes of planning, implementing, and evaluating content-area literacy learning for secondary students. Students will use a standards-based approach in crafting strategies to increase reading comprehension in different content areas. Topics covered include using writing to improve reading, teaching diverse students, and using technology in reading instruction.

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 523: RESEARCH ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING (4 Credits)

    This course acquaints students with the broad body of research on effective teaching, with an emphasis on applying research findings to students’ own classroom instruction. Students will review and synthesize the theoretical and methodological contributions of current research on a selected topic related to K–12 teaching practice.

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 531: SECONDARY STUDENT ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course examines best practices of assessing secondary student learning, with particular emphasis on the relationship between assessment procedures, instruction, and student achievement. Topics include the use of both formal and informal assessments, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessments, formative and summative assessments, and methods of using assessment data to improve instruction and student achievement.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 533: PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY (4 Credits)

    This course explores the various issues of student diversity and challenges students to examine and define their own educational experiences with regard to culture and ethnicity, socioeconomic class, race, gender, religion, language, learning style, and exceptionality. Particular emphasis will be placed on the practical implications of diversity issues in classroom practice.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 543: EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on preparing you to plan and deliver appropriate instruction for all students in diverse and inclusive classroom settings, including students with disabilities, gifted/talented students, culturally or socioeconomically diverse students, and students with limited English proficiency. The course examines a range of learning, emotional, and physiological disabilities, the history of attitudes toward those disabilities, and the federal mandates governing them. You will develop a classroom environment to support the diverse students within the general student population using strategies and methodologies. Additionally, the course addresses individualized education programs, 504 plans, and the role you will play in implementing them.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 553: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (4 Credits)

    This course introduces philosophical viewpoints that can affect new teachers' priorities and strategy choices in their practice. This course will also provide a historical perspective of how public education has become a democratic right in the United States. Candidates will compare and contrast philosophical theories that have driven pedagogy over the past two centuries. Candidates will also evaluate current research in their quest to develop as reflective and creative practitioners in the twenty-first century classroom.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

    ED 581: SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on training teachers to organize their classroom to maximize the amount of time students are actively engaged in learning. The foundation of the course uses classroom-management strategies developed by leading educators, including Harry K. and Rosemary Wong. Students will go through online instruction and in-depth reflection, and will demonstrate mastery of course material by designing a personal classroom management action plan that will be easily implemented in their classroom.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 40
    Total Program Credits: 40

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