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EDST0115A-F14

CRN: 91133

Education In the USA

Education in the USA
What are schools for? What makes education in a democracy unique? What counts as evidence of that uniqueness? What roles do schools play in educating citizens in a democracy for a democracy? In this course, we will engage these questions while investigating education as a social, cultural, political, and economic process. We will develop new understandings of current policy disputes regarding a broad range or educational issues by examining the familiar through different ideological and disciplinary lenses. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0185A-F14

Cross-Listed As:
CRWR0185A-F14

CRN: 91799

Writing For Children

Writing for Children and Young Adults
This course is an introduction to writing for children and young adults through analysis of model short fiction and novels, and regular discussion of student writing. We will focus on craft and form with particular attention to the demands of writing for a young audience. Emphasis will be on composition and revision. 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0210A-F14

Cross-Listed As:
INTD0210A-F14

CRN: 92238

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts
Please Register via INTD 0210A

Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
This course is designed for sophomores who are interested in exploring the meaning and the purpose of a liberal arts education. To frame this investigation, we will use the question "What is the good life and how shall I live it?" Through an interdisciplinary and multicultural array of readings and films we will engage our course question through intellectual discussion, written reflection, and personal practice. There will be significant opportunities for public speaking and oral presentation, as well as regular writing assignments, including a formal poster presentation. Readings will include reflections on a liberal arts education in the U.S. (Emerson, Brann, Nussbaum, Oakeshott, Ladsen-Billings, bell hooks); on "the good life" (excerpts from Aristotle, sacred texts of different traditions); on social science analyses of contemporary life; texts on the neuroscience of happiness; as well as literary and cinematic representations of lives well-lived.

EDST0210B-F14

Cross-Listed As:
INTD0210B-F14

CRN: 92539

Sophomore Seminar/Liberal Arts
Please Register via INTD 0210B

Sophomore Seminar in the Liberal Arts
This course is designed for sophomores who are interested in exploring the meaning and the purpose of a liberal arts education. To frame this investigation, we will use the question "What is the good life and how shall I live it?" Through an interdisciplinary and multicultural array of readings and films we will engage our course question through intellectual discussion, written reflection, and personal practice. There will be significant opportunities for public speaking and oral presentation, as well as regular writing assignments, including a formal poster presentation. Readings will include reflections on a liberal arts education in the U.S. (Emerson, Brann, Nussbaum, Oakeshott, Ladsen-Billings, bell hooks); on "the good life" (excerpts from Aristotle, sacred texts of different traditions); on social science analyses of contemporary life; texts on the neuroscience of happiness; as well as literary and cinematic representations of lives well-lived.

EDST0300A-F14

CRN: 92237

Models of Inclusive Education

Models of Inclusive Education
In this course we will focus on strategies and techniques for including students with diverse learning styles in general education environments. Legal, theoretical, philosophical, and programmatic changes leading toward inclusive models of education will be approached through a historical overview of special education for students with disabilities. Additionally, the course works to expand notions of inclusion such that students' multiple identities are incorporated into all learning. Emphasis is given to the active learning models and differentiated curriculum and instruction to accommodate a range of learners with diverse disabilities, abilities, and identities. (EDST 0115 or SOAN 0215 or AMST 0105).

EDST0305A-F14

CRN: 91097

Elem. Literacy & Soc. Studies

Teaching of Literacy and Social Studies in the Elementary School
This course is designed to provide prospective elementary teachers with an understanding of literacy and social studies instruction for all learners in K-6 classrooms. In addition to the classes, students will participate in a field experience of observing and helping out in elementary school classes in the Middlebury area (approximately 24 hours) and design an individual education studies website. The course will view literacy development (reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing) in such a way that assessing and planning instruction fits naturally into everyday classroom activities. We will explore a variety of topics and issues related to social studies: Vermont and National Standards, interdisciplinary approaches, and assessment. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.

EDST0320A-F14

CRN: 91134

Literacy Across Secondary Curr

Literacy Across the Secondary Curriculum
This course will acquaint prospective teachers with pedagogies that use literacy to help students learn subject matter, strategies, and skills in various secondary content areas. We will consider both the theory and practice of literacy through analysis of the nature of reading, writing, discussion, interpretation, and critical processes and practices. We will also consider the politics of literacy and the importance of socio-economic, linguistic, and cultural factors in making appropriate choices about methods and materials for diverse populations. Students will spend at least two hours per week observing and tutoring in secondary schools in the Middlebury area. 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0405A-F14

CRN: 90499

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Elementary School
A semester-long practicum in a local elementary school under the direct supervision of an experienced cooperating teacher. (Corequisite: EDST 0410) (Approval required)

EDST0406A-F14

CRN: 90500

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in Elementary School
See EDST 0405. (Approval required)

EDST0407A-F14

CRN: 90501

Elem Student Teach Practicum

Student Teaching in the Elementary School
See EDST 0405. (Approval required)

EDST0410A-F14

CRN: 91166

Student Teaching Seminar

Student Teaching Seminar
Concurrent with student teaching, this course is designed to provide guidance in curriculum development and its implementation in the classroom, and to explore issues related to the teaching process and the profession. Students will construct a Teaching Licensure Portfolio as well as exchange ideas about their student teaching experiences. Topics including technology, classroom management, special education, and assessment will be featured. The Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities, the five Standards for Vermont Educators, the Principles for Vermont Educators, and ROPA-R will guide the development of the Teacher Licensure Portfolio. (Corequisite: EDST 0405, EDST 0406, EDST 0407 or EDST 0415, EDST 0416 EDST 0417) (Approval required) 3 hrs. lect.

EDST0415A-F14

CRN: 90502

Sec Student Teach Practicum
Sec Student Teaching Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
A semester-long practicum in a local middle or high school under the direct supervision of an experienced cooperating teacher. (Corequisite: EDST 0410) (Approval required)

EDST0416A-F14

CRN: 90503

Sec Student Teach Practicum
Sec Student Teaching Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
See EDST 0415. (Approval required)

EDST0417A-F14

CRN: 90504

Sec Student Teach Practicum
Sec Student Teaching Practicum

Student Teaching in the Middle School/High School
See EDST 0415. (Approval required)

EDST0500A-F14

CRN: 90520

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500B-F14

CRN: 90195

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500C-F14

CRN: 90196

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500D-F14

CRN: 90536

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)

EDST0500E-F14

CRN: 90590

Independent Project

Independent Project
(Approval Required)