#ED322: Instructional Technology in a Networked World

This course provides experience with a range of technology applications within education, including deep practice in using technology to design instructional learning opportunities for general education students and students with disabilities. Teacher candidates gain proficiency using online software, social media, multimedia, and data management and presentation tools, developing a critical eye for assessing which tools are most likely to enhance students’ learning. In particular, teacher candidates will design active inquiry learning experiences for K-12 students using media techniques that emphasize collaborative and supportive interactions.

#ED680: Inclusive Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods
This course, in conjunction with a disciplinary-specific one-hour class, provides content-specific pedagogical explorations and applications in inclusive middle and high school settings.  The course deals specifically with ideas, strategies, and techniques for teaching content at the appropriate license level, with explicit inclusion of technology and media-supported learning. Undertaken with a social constructivist framework, teacher candidates explore how curriculum can be adapted to meet the needs of students who have different learning styles and needs, creating a save, inclusive learning environment.  Candidates demonstrate their ability to implement a pedagogically sound and effective curriculum in a high school classroom and with middle school students using State, ISTE, and CEC standards, as well as pertinent specialty association standards (NCSS, NCTM, NSTA, NCTE, ACTFL).

#ED699: Action Research Project
This course supports students in their research and writing of an action research thesis, as planned in ED 624 and approved by the thesis committee.  The research must be appropriate to the degree and must involve an intervention that is designed to help students or colleagues grow in ways that will either support the individual or the organization.  A major goal of the project is to integrate knowledge and reflect critically on education theories and perspectives, demonstrating practical judgments informed by theory and research.  Includes 30 hours of professional field experiences.