Education Courses 2013-2014

The degree requirements outlined in this catalog are intended to be used for students entering Wheelock in the 2013-14 academic year.

EDP 317
Elementary Pre-practicum
1 credit

100-hour minimum pre-practicum. Implement curriculum and assessments designed in accompanying courses, and apply their knowledge of child development and theories and principles of education in an elementary classroom. Reflect upon and evaluate the impact of their teaching on children's learning and their own professional development. Prerequisites: Completion WLCE, EDU 255, Mathematics sequence, successful completion of MTEL Literacy and Communication Test (both subtests), EDU 306, 330 and 337. Co-requisites: EDU 316, 321, and 323.

EDP 437
Early Childhood Practicum and Seminar (Grade 1-2)
6 credits

Full semester practicum. Performance-based assessment and reflection in grade 1-2 classrooms. Apply early childhood theory to practice, develop inclusive/integrated curricula, facilitate inquiry learning and play, manage the classroom, and collaborate with families and professionals. Examines social, legal, economic and political issues that impact early education. Prerequisites: Pass WLCE and MTEL Literacy and Communication Tests, EDU 255, 305, 320 and 327. Taken concurrently with EDU 436, 3237 and 341.

EDP 447
Elementary Practicum
6 credits

Develops skills in working with diverse children and integrating theory and practice. Assume increasing responsibility for designing curriculum, teaching, and assessing children's learning in a classroom setting. Evaluate all aspects of their teaching through ongoing reflection and conferences with teachers and supervisors. Prerequisites: EDU 316, EDP 317, EDU 321, 323, and 338. Co-requisites: EDU 445 and EDP 446.

EDP 455
Early Childhood Practicum &Seminar I-(PreK/K)
6 credits

Full semester practicum. First practicum/ seminar for ECE majors in the PreK-K specialty. Performance-based assessment and reflection in pre-k and k classrooms. Apply early childhood theory to practices, develop inclusive integrated curricula, facilitate learning through pay and inquiry, and collaborate with diverse families and professionals. Examine social, cultural, economic, and political issues that impact early education. Prerequisites: EDU305, EDU 320, EDU 327, EDU 250, EDU 367, HDP 227; Corequisites: EDU 456 and EDU 341. Advanced

EDP 458
EC Practicum &Seminar-Infant/Toddler
6 credits

Enrolled in a full semester internship in transdisciplinary placements that draw upon knowledge of child development as applied in education, social work, human service, or health care settings. Through reflection and collegial problem-solving facilitate children's growth and development and collaborate on teams with families and professionals. Permission from the instructor required. Prerequisites: HDP 227, HDP 257, AND EDU 250 (or its equivalent); For ECE majors EDU 305, EDU 320, AND EDU 367 are also required. Co-requisites: EDU 390 AND EDU 420; For ECE majors EDU 341 must also be taken concurrently.

EDP 459 (Previously EDP 457)
Early Childhood Practicum &Seminar II- (Pre K/K)
4 credits

Extends skills to working with families and very young children with varying needs and from diverse backgrounds and communities. Set teaching goals and evaluate their professional development to assume responsibility for the preparation of the learning environments, management of the program, and collaboration with families and allied professionals. Prerequisites: EDP 427/437 and EDU 436. Taken concurrently with EDU 456 (if not taken previously).

EDP 464
EC Practicum &Seminar-Infant/Toddler II
4 credits

A full semester internship in transdisciplinary placements that draw upon knowledge of child development as applied in education, social work, human service, or health care settings. Through reflection and collegial problem-solving facilitate children's growth and development and collaborate on teams with families and professionals. Permission from the instructor required. Prerequisites: HDP 227, HDP 257, AND EDU 250 (or its equivalent); For ECE majors EDU 305, EDU 320, AND EDU 367 are also required. Co-requisites: EDU 390 AND EDU 420; For ECE majors EDU 341 must also be taken concurrently.

EDP 467
Kindergarten/Early Childhood Internship
2 - 4 credits

A guided field experience in an early childhood setting linked to career goals (e.g., kindergarten teacher, director, family relationship coordinator) or specialties (e.g., early intervention, special education, bilingual education). Includes opportunities to gain leadership skills through working in community-based centers (e.g., North American Indian Center) or action research projects. Taken concurrently with, or following, EDU 456 and EDP 457. Prerequisites: completion of one of the following EDP 455, 458 or 437.

EDP 521
Practicum/Seminar: ECE Pre K/K
3 credits

Provides opportunities to assume responsibility for preparation of curriculum in inclusive preschool or kindergarten classrooms with children and families from diverse backgrounds, using theories of child development and culturally responsive, Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Seminar topics include: ethical responsibilities, anti-bias practices, promotion of social competence, management, and partnerships with families. (200 hours) May be taken as either the first or second early childhood practicum.

EDP 526 
Practicum/Seminar: ECE 1st/2nd
3 credits

Provides opportunities to assume responsibility for preparation of curriculum and management in inclusive first or second grade classrooms with children and families from diverse backgrounds, using theories of child development and culturally responsive Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Seminar topics include: ethical responsibilities, anti-bias practices, promotion of social competence, management and partnerships with families. (200 hours) May be taken as either the first or second early childhood practicum.

EDP 530 
Field Experience/Seminar: ECE 
3 credits

Provides opportunities to assume responsibility for preparation of curriculum and management in early childhood care and education settings with children and families from diverse backgrounds, using theories of child development and culturally responsive, Developmentally Appropriate Practice. Seminar topics include: ethical responsibilities, anti-bias practices, promotion of social competence, management, and partnerships with families. (300 hours).

EDP 531 
Extended Field Experience in Early Childhood Education 
1-3 credits

Provides students with an individualized, guided field experience in an early childhood setting that is linked to career goals or their chosen focus of study. Students may choose to extend their previous practicum experience or they may choose to diversify their experience in a different setting. Students construct an independent study plan and select a site in consultation with their academic advisor and their Wheelock field supervisor. (100-300 hours.) Prerequisite for Care and Ed. Beginning Practitioners: EDP 530. No prerequisite for Care &Ed. Continuing Practitioners

EDP 536 
Elementary Practicum 
3 credits

The first four weeks of the practicum are identified as pre-practicum. Assume increasing responsibility for curriculum, management, teaching diverse learners, children's learning, and relationships with children, parents and school personnel. Assessment of teaching through reflection and supervisory consultations. Demonstration of competencies for Initial Licensure required.

EDU 201 
Orientation to the Education Programs 
0 credits

Orientation to early childhood, elementary education, and special education concentrations. Presents the Standards for the Education Programs. Describes the portfolio process for assessing progress toward meeting these standards. Explains the process for meeting the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure requirements. Required for all undergraduate education students.

EDU 228
Civic Issues, Skills and Engagement
4 credits

Investigates social justice issues embedded in community centered experiential learning. Knowledge of a community is examined in relation to larger issues including access, power, and inequities. Leadership and academic content are rooted in student directed projects. Communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and advocacy skills develop in planning and implementing civic service projects. General Education: Ethics &Social Justice. Enrollment requires permission of the instructor.

EDU 250
Supporting Young Children w/Sp. Needs and Their Families
2 credits

Explores the effects of special needs on children 3-age 8. Introduces historical background, legislation, procedures influencing educational services, IFSP/IEP, supporting families, collaborating and building partnerships with specialists, community services and resources, etiology of disabilities and curriculum adaptations and instructional strategies. Prerequisites: HDP 120/122 and 121/123 or HDP 124/127.

EDU 255
Racial and Cultural Identities
4 credits

Introduces the critical study of race, culture, and identity. Explores theories to help students examine their own socialization and understanding of race, ethnicity, culture, and identity. Considers political, social, cultural, historical, economic, and power dynamics as a context for interpreting interpersonal and structural relationships. General Education: Ethics and Social Justice

EDU 305
Principles of Inclusive Early Childhood Education
4 credits

Considers theoretical principles underlying developmentally appropriate practice in regular, special and inclusive education and how they inform practice, e.g., curriculum, environment, teachers'/children's roles. Models and analyses active, play- and inquiry-based, and individualized learning. Emphasizes diverse social and cultural factors in teaching/learning. Includes 25 hour practicum in school and community settings. Prerequisites: Completion WLCE, EDU 201, EDU 255 and HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 124/125 and 126/127.

EDU 306
Introduction to Elementary Teaching
4 credits

Introduces history, philosophy, and theories of education. Develops teaching and learning skills for diverse learners in diverse communities. Explores assessment and use of field observations. Analyzes relationships among families, schools, and communities; intricacies of social justice; ethnicity and family; and legal aspect of working with children who have special needs. Prerequisites: Completion WLCE, HDP 120/121 or HDP 124/125, and EDU 255.

EDU 315
Quality Infant-Toddler Programs
4 credits

Examines therapeutic, educational and developmental programs serving young children and families, including but not limited to early intervention, hospital programs, family/home care providers, and center-based/Early Head Start services. Organizational structure and funding, legal and philosophical foundations for delivering services, and research and regulations that determine 'best practices' will be analyzed. Prerequisites: Pass WLCE, HDP 120/122 and 121/123 or HDP 124/127, EDU 201, EDU 255, EDO 305, HDP 257l Pre or Co-requisite: HDP 227 Language Development.

EDU 316
Elementary Curriculum Development
3 credits

Explores influences of educational, psychological, political, and sociological theories on curriculum development. Analyzes interactions between community and school cultures and pedagogical practices. Uses Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in planning and evaluating lessons, units, and assessments of children's understandings. Prerequisites: Completion of WLCE, Mathematics Sequence, EDU 255, EDU 306, EDU 330 and EDU 337, Passing scores on the MTEL Literacy and Communications Test. Corequisites: EDP 317, EDU 321, and EDU 323.

EDU 320
Mathematics for Young Children
4 credits

Explores the content and methods of teaching mathematics to all young children from 3 to 8 years. Course topics include concept development in mathematics; assessment; prenumber development; number sense; problem solving; patterns and functions; graphing; measurement; fractions and geometry. Students design, evaluate, and adapt mathematical curriculum. Prerequisites: Completion of College requirement in Mathematics, EDU 201, EDU 255, HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 124/125 and 126/127.

EDU 321
Elementary Science/Technology
2 credits

Elementary science concepts and topics appearing in the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks. Explores teaching strategies that build children's understanding of, and skills in science inquiry. Prerequisites: EDU 306, 330 and 337. Corequisites: EDU 323, 316, and EDP 317.

EDU 323
Elementary History/Social Sciences
2 credits

Examines elementary history and social science content as presented in the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Frameworks. Course includes key concepts, epistemology, pedagogy, and assessment. Emphasizes understanding socio-cultural contexts and multicultural, anti-bias, and antiracist teaching. Prerequisites: EDU 306, EDU 330 and EDU 337. Co-requisites: EDU 316, 321 and EDP 317.

EDU 327
Teaching Reading to Young Children
4 credits

Analyzes stages of reading development from birth to age 8, with an emphasis on emergent and early stages. Focuses on balanced instruction of early reading components: oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, word identification and phonics. Includes supervised off-campus sessions assessing and instructing early readers. Prerequisites: completion of WLCE, EDU 255, HDP 120/122 or HDP 124/127.

EDU 328
Reading, Writing and Understanding.
2 credits

Builds upon foundational knowledge gained in EDU 327. Focuses on strategies for developing vocabulary, improving comprehension, and teaching writing in grades preK-2. Reading informational text and instruction of English language learners are central themes. Includes observation and analysis of a classroom literacy program. Prerequisites: EDU 327.

EDU 330
Elementary Mathematics
4 credits

Examines contemporary influences on pedagogy, curricular choices, and materials when teaching mathematics to children in elementary schools. Addresses the teacher's role in creating an effective learning environment, and emphasizes strategies for maximizing mathematical understanding for all children. Discusses a variety of assessment strategies. Prerequisites: HDP 120/121 or HDP 124/125, EDU 255, and MAT 141 or MAT 131 with simultaneous enrollment in MAT 132.

EDU 331
Multicultural Picture Books
2 credits

Introduces students to a wide range of multicultural picture books for children. Guides students in development and application of criteria for appropriate book selection. Focuses on effective strategies for reading aloud to young children. May be taken as a sequence with EDU 332 or separately.

EDU 332
Multicultural Chapter Books
2 credits

Introduces students to a range of multicultural chapter books for elementary level children. Considers a variety of critical perspectives for analyzing children's literature. Explores strategies for using this literature effectively in the classroom. May be taken in sequence with EDU 331 or separately.

EDU 335/RDG 535
Reading Theory and Practice
0 credits

Consolidates professional background in theory and practice of teaching reading in grades Pre-K - 8. Addresses core concepts and instructional practices for phonological and phonemic awareness, emergent literacy, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading assessment. Builds upon the professional knowledge developed in EDU 327 or EDU 337. Pre-Requisite: EDU 327 or EDU 337. Pre- or corequisites: EDU 328 or EDU 338.

EDU 337
Teaching Reading in Grades preK-8
4 credits

Analyzes stages of reading development during grades pre-K to 8. Focuses on balanced instruction and assessment of oral language, phonemic awareness, word identification, phonics, structural analysis, and fluency. Develops skills for guided reading instruction. Includes supervised off-campus sessions assessing and teaching developing readers. Prerequisites: completion of WLCE, EDU 255, and HDP 120/122 or HDP 124/127.

EDU 338
Teaching Non-fiction Literacy
2 credits

Extends foundational knowledge gained in EDU 337. Focuses on strategies for developing vocabulary, improving comprehension, and teaching writing. Reading informational text and the instruction of English language learners are central themes of the course. Includes observation and analysis of a classroom literacy program. Prerequisite: EDU 337.

EDU 341
Assessing Children with and without Special Needs (B-8)
2 credits

Examines formal and informal assessment of development in all children from birth to age eight. Emphasizes ecological approach, basing curriculum and teaching on comprehensive assessment. Topics include screening, referral, IEP and IFSP processes, disabilities, family involvement, culturally competent assessment. Identifies and addresses critical issues in assessment of young children. Prerequisite: HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 120/121 AND 122/123 or HDP 124/125 and 126/127. Corequisites: EDP 455 or 464.

EDU 351
Teaching and Learning Science in Early Childhood Classrooms
2 credits

Addresses current issues in the teaching of science to children ages 3-8 (grades PreK-2). Prepares students to address the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Frameworks and other related documents as they apply to teaching children in grades preK through 2. Introduces students to important elements in young children's science including choosing appropriate topics; guiding children's inquiry; and deepening children's science understanding through encouraging representation and other forms of communication. Prerequisite: HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 124/125 or 126/127 and one science course.

EDU 352
Information Technology in Early Childhood Education
4 credits

Learn fundamental skills and strategies to take full advantage of educational technology. Evaluate the use of a variety of electronic media for the classroom and early childhood education, design lessons and curricula, and create appropriate learning environments using technological means. Gather the information needed to use technology in the assessment process and data analysis. Offered in Singapore programs only.

EDU 355/555
Helping Children Heal-N. Ireland Lessons
2 credits

Accompanies Northern Ireland Service Learning Program. Pre-trip sessions provide foundation for trip: history of "The Troubles," how children are affected, efforts to promote healing with children and adults, broader implication for all children. In Belfast sessions, expert practitioners connect theory to student experiences. Posttrip sessions explore implication for students' professional work. Prerequisite: Admission into Northern Ireland Service Learning Program by application only.

EDU 365
Supporting Families with Infants &Toddlers in Home &Community Settings
4 credits

Promotes ways to build trusting interprofessional relationships and achieve cultural consistency through effective communication in settings/institutions involving parents and professionals. Leadership and research activities include conducting environmental scans, examining alliance building strategies, and designing professional development and actions plans that are inclusive and address community assets and needs.

EDU 366
Supporting Infants &Toddlers w/Special Needs &their Families
2 credits

Examines programs and services for infants and toddlers who have special learning and developmental needs and their families within a family-centered framework. Recommended practices for programs based on special education lens and policy including the process for developing and implementing the IFSP through a transdisciplinary model will be studied. HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 124/125 and 126/127, HDP 227, HDP 257, EDU 365, EDU 390.

EDU 367
Foundations in Communication & Collaboration
2 credits

Explores effective adult interactions. across roles and relationships. Cultural and critical theories provide the foundations for analysis and practical application of communication skills. Communication skill-building focuses on use of culturally competent approaches, reflective practices, self-assessment, providing and receiving feedback and setting achievable goals. Emphasis is on cultivating expertise for successful collaboration. Prerequisites: HDP 120/121 and 122/123 or HDP 124/125 and 126/127,

EDU 390
Curriculum and Program Development for Infants &Toddlers
4 credits

Examines research, theory and quality indicator of the care and education of infants and toddlers in home and community settings and application to curriculum and program development. Through family-centered and relationship-based frameworks, focuses on early health and development and environmental design within the context of family and community. Prerequisites: HDP 120/122 and 121/123 or HDP 124/127 HDP 120/121,HDP 227, HDP 257.

EDU 403
Leadership in Assessment Curriculum
4 credits

Transform administrative and teaching practices to benefit all learners. Applies assessment data and tools to individualize instruction, inform curriculum planning, and target professional development. Focus on continuous program enhancement and sharing information about children's growth and development with families. Prerequisites: one course in child development and one course in curriculum development or assessment or by permission of the instructor.

EDU 420
Advancing Communication &Collaboration
2 credits

Promote ways to build trusting interprofessional relationships and achieve cultural consistency through effective communication in settings/institutions involving parents and professionals. Leadership and research activities include conducting environmental scans, examining alliance building strategies and designing professional development and action plans that are inclusive and address community assets and needs. Prerequisite: EDU 367. For students in the Birth-5: Infant/Toddler Specialist program, EDP 458, EC Practicum and Seminar: Infants and Toddlers is a co-requisite. To be taken prior to final semester.

EDU 427
Child Care Management and Administration
4 credits

Focuses on developing, maintaining, and evaluating child care classrooms and programs. Assess staff, evaluate curriculum, communicate with parents, implement health care policies, and advocate for quality care. Discussions of research on children in group settings and the role of child care in society. Prerequisite: 300 hr practicum in Early Childhood concentration. Recommended elective for PreK-K and Infant/ Toddler students.. Taken concurrently with or following Integrated Practicum II

EDU 436
Teaching and Learning in the Primary Grades
4 credits

Focus on children as active learners in developmental domains and content areas. Students design, adapt, implement and assess inclusive, integrated curriculum that is developmentally, culturally, linguistically and individually appropriate. Emphasizes curriculum development and assessment responsive to children with diverse cultural, cognitive, social, racial, ethnic, religious, class and linguistic backgrounds. Prerequisites: Pass WLCE, pass MTEL Literacy and Communication tests (for students seeking licensure), EDU 255, 305, 320 and 327. Taken concurrently with EDP 437 and EDU 328.

EDU 445
Meeting Diverse Learning Needs
2 credits

Examines theories of causation; historical and social contexts affecting learning; neurodevelopmental, behavioral, and motivation issues; and curriculum and instructional strategies for inclusive classrooms. Students use informal and standardized assessments to inform and evaluate instruction, including impact of teaching on student learning. Prerequisites: EDU 316, EDP 317, EDU 321, EDU 323, and EDU 338. Co-requisites: EDU 446 and EDP 447.

EDU 446
Elementary Teaching and Learning
4 credits

Focuses on classroom issues, events, and interactions among children, families, teachers, and communities. Provides a framework for developing classroom climates that are responsive to students from diverse backgrounds, and for helping children become responsible for their learning. Emphasizes effective communication and reflective practice. Prerequisites: EDU 316, EDP 317, EDU 321, EDU 323, and EDU 338. Co-requisites: EDU 445 and EDP 447.

EDU 456
Teaching and Collaboration in Diverse Early Childhood Settings (PreK-K)
4 credits

Extends knowledge of creating learning environments that foster children's development through collaborative play. Emphasizes interactive teaching, formal and informal assessment, and individualized learning goals developed using IFSPs and IEPs. Concentrates on inter-professional collaboration with specialists from education, health, and social service perspectives and partnerships with families from diverse backgrounds. (previously EDP 456) Prerequisites: EDP 427/437, 436, and EDU 328. Taken concurrently with EDP 457.

EDU 461
Capstone: Infant Toddler
1 credit

Infant Toddler specialists reflect on teaching, learning and care experiences throughout program; explore issues related to philosophies of education and care, public policy, leadership in the field, societal pressures affecting young children and their families. Complete professional portfolio demonstrating evidence of meeting Wheelock College Education Standards. Open to seniors, usually in final semester.

EDU 462
Capstone: Inclusive Classroom Teacher-Non- Licensure
1 credit

For non-licensure inclusive classroom teachers. Reflect on teaching and learning experiences throughout the program; explore issues related to educational philosophies, public policy, leadership in the field, societal pressures affecting very young children and their families. Complete professional portfolio demonstrating evidence of meeting Wheelock College Education Standards. Open to seniors, usually in final semester.

EDU 464
Seminar in Policy Advocacy and Leadership in ECE
1 credit

For inclusive classroom teachers and Birth-5 Specialists. Explore issues related to education philosophies, education reform, societal pressures affecting children and families, leadership in the field. Open to seniors, usually in the final semester.

EDU 465
Capstone: Early Education Initial Licensure
1 credit

For inclusive classroom teachers. Reflect on teaching and learning experiences throughout program; explore issues related to educational philosophies, education reform, societal pressures affecting children and families, leadership in the field. Complete professional portfolio demonstrating evidence of having met Wheelock College Education Standards. Open to seniors, usually in final semester. Requires passage of Massachusetts Literacy and Communication, Early Childhood Subject, and Foundations of Reading Tests for Educator Licensure.

EDU 474
Policy, Advocacy &Leadership in ECE
4 credits

Explores issues related to social justice and early education policy in a cultural context. Analyses the process of change, leadership theories and the meaning of advocacy. Emphasis is placed on understanding leadership skills and applying them across roles and domains in the field. A community action project focuses on the local early childhood sector and concludes the Capstone.

EDU 480
Portfolio Development and Presentation
4 credits

Assemble and present evidence of achieving Wheelock Education Standards. Develop a professional portfolio, integrating all aspects of teaching and learning, to support them as lifelong learners. An approach for documenting professional growth, encouraging reflection and self-evaluation, and peer mentoring. Discussion of the integration of the portfolio and implications in relation to each course.

EDU 483
Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education Context
4 credits

Provides the foundation to plan, build, implement, manage and grow an organization that provides a service or product for children and families. Gain an understanding of the realities of entrepreneurship, including the pitfalls encountered and the lessons learned by other entrepreneurs. Topics to be reviewed include how to think analytically about organizational systems, how leaders play a critical role in shaping an organization, how to determine and marshal the financial resources necessary for a start-up business, and what to do to improve the likelihood of success. Offered in Singapore programs only.

EDU 486
Elementary Ed: Portfolio Development
1 credit

Construct web-based program exit portfolios demonstrating their achievements of the Wheelock Education Standards, State and ACEI standards. Seminar provides a collaborative space to discuss artifacts and drafts of analytic/ reflective essays. Selected educational policies are addressed. Prerequisites: Passage of Reading and Writing Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure. Completion of EDU 446, EDP 447, and EDU 445 strongly recommended, but may be taken concurrently.

EDU 487
Elementary Ed Capstone
1 credit

Present and defend web-based program exit portfolios demonstrating their achievement of the Wheelock Education Standards, State and the ACEI standards. Prerequisite: Passage of the Massachusetts Literacy and Communication (Reading and Writing subtests), General Curriculum (Multiple subject and Math subtests), and Foundations of Reading Tests for Educator Licensure. Completion of EDU 446, EDP 447, and EDU 445 strongly recommended, although they may be taken concurrently.

EDU 503
Leadership in Assessment Curriculum
3 credits

Transform administrative and teaching practices to benefit all learners. Applies assessment data and tools to individualize instruction, inform curriculum planning, and target professional development. Focus on continuous program enhancement and sharing information about children's growth and development with families.

EDU 502
Curriculum for ECE Social Studies and Arts
2 credits

Design curriculum for early childhood social studies, arts, and multicultural teaching. Principles of curriculum development, assessment, and historical events that are part of early childhood curriculum. Using national and state standards and frameworks to inform teaching and develop ability to find and adapt curriculum to provide appropriate learning experiences. Prerequisite: EDU 520-Introduction to Inclusive Early Childhood Education or permission of the instructor.

EDU 505
Racial and Cultural Identities
3 credits

Introduces the critical study of race, culture, and identity. Explores theories to help students examine their own socialization and understanding of race, ethnicity, culture, and identity. Considers political, social, cultural, historical, economic, and power dynamics as a context for interpreting interpersonal and structural relationships.

EDU 506
Racial/Cultural Identities Advanced
4 credits

Examine social theory and role of ideology to examine their orientation to race ethnicity, culture and identity in education. Considers political, social, cultural, historical, economic, and power dynamics as a context for exploring curriculum, educational pedagogy, and structures that influence educational opportunity and school achievement. Pre-requisite: EDU 255, EDU 505 or permission of instructor.

EDU 515
Curriculum for ECE Science, Tech and Health
2 credits

Refine skills in designing and assessing curriculum for early childhood classrooms emphasizing science, technology, and health. Strengthen knowledge of science content that is part of early childhood curriculum. Integrate technology into ongoing curriculum and support beginning computer literacy skills. Practice using national and state standards and frameworks to inform teaching. Prerequisites: EDU 520: Intro to Inclusive Early Childhood Educ and EDU 502 Curriculum for Social Studies and the Arts (For ECE DOE licensure students only)

EDU 520
Introduction to Inclusive ECE
3 credits

Historical, legal, theoretical foundations of care and education for young children and their families. Application of principles to educational models. Curriculum design and assessment, strategies for developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for all young children, including those with special needs and those from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds. Course requirements include 25 hours of pre-practicum field experience.

EDU 522
Curriculum for EC Social Studies and Arts
3 credits

Design curriculum for early childhood social studies, arts, multicultural teaching. Principles of curriculum development and assessment and historical events that are part of early childhood curriculum. Using national and state standards and frameworks to inform teaching and develop ability to find and adapt curriculum to provide appropriate learning experiences. Prerequisite: EDU 520 or permission of the instructor.

EDU 525
Curriculum for ECE Science, Tech and Health
3 credits

Refine skills in designing and assessing curriculum for early childhood classrooms emphasizing science, technology, and health. Strengthen knowledge of science content that is part of early childhood curriculum. Integrate technology into ongoing curriculum and support beginning computer literacy skills. Practice using national and state standards and frameworks to inform teaching. Prerequisites: EDU 520 and EDU 502 or permission from the instructor.

EDU 528
Impact of Special Needs: ECE
2 credits

Explores effect of special needs on children birth to age eight. Introduces legislation, rights, services, stereotypes that affect children, families, and communities. Major areas of special needs are examined. Emphasis is on understanding children as individuals with varying performance and rates of development rather than members of a disability group.

EDU 535
Mathematical Learning for Diverse Learners
3 credits

Examines contemporary influences on pedagogy, curricular choices, and materials. Addresses the teacher's role in creating an effective learning environment, and emphasizes strategies to maximize understanding mathematics for all children. Discusses a variety of assessment strategies.

EDU 545
Elementary Science
3 credits

Examines fundamentals of elementary inquirybased science programs. Through direct experiences, focuses on the nature of scientific inquiry, selected concepts from across scientific domains, and basic instructional approaches. Includes design and implementation of a unit of study and assessment of student learning. Considers literacy and mathematics, and cultural influences in science.

EDU 546
ELE History and Social Sciences
3 credits

Explore social studies subject matter including historical narrative and legacy. They develop, implement, and assess inclusive curricula; analyze pre-existing curricula; learn and compare city, state and national standards; and document implicit and explicit social studies learning.

EDU 550
Issues in Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Development
3 credits

Introduces theoretical frameworks of how children begin to develop the early concepts of literacy and numeracy that lay the foundation for reading, writing, and reasoning mathematically. Analyzes connections between observation and assessment of children's emerging mathematical and language development and various inquiry-based pedagogical practices.

EDU 560
Developing Infant and Toddler Programs
3 credits

Examines and applies current research and quality indicators for the care and education of infants and toddlers in a variety of settings. Through a family-centered and relationship-based framework, construct individualized, routine based activities and learning opportunities that are play-based and developmentally responsive to the unique needs of each infant, toddler and his/her family. Offered in the Singapore Program only.

EDU 561
EC Curriculum Planning and Assessment
3 credits

Deepens knowledge of curriculum development and assessment for young children and presents them as interconnected processes that necessitate knowledge of child development, DAP, theories of teaching and learning, and pedagogical content knowledge. Links assessment and standards to individualized instruction and introduces documentation to explore and capture teaching and learning. Offered in the Singapore program only.

EDU 562
EC Program Development and Evaluation
3 credits

Examines the elements of high-quality early childhood programs, including family communication and collaboration; designing the learning environment; utilizing technology; and addressing issues of national accreditation, accountability to identified standards, and evaluation. Techniques for staff supervision, mentoring, and evaluation are introduced. Prerequisite EDU 561 EC Curriculum Planning and Assessment. Offered in the Singapore program only.

EDU 601
Peace Corp Project Foundation I
2 credits

Provides individualized guided experience for Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) students to learn the history, customs and values of the host community and the social, political and educational factors where they will complete their service in order to start a needs assessment project. Pre-requisites: RES 723 or 725 or SWK 530 or other RES courses with approval of program coordinator and advisor.

EDU 602
Peace Corp Project Foundation II
2 credits

Provides individualized guided experience for PCMI students to continue to learn about their host community and the educational setting in order create and implement a needs assessment and initial design for a community-based project in collaboration with host-country community colleagues. Pre-requisites: RES 723 or 725 or SWK 530 or other RES courses with approval of program coordinator and advisor.

EDU 603
Peace Corp Project Implementation I
2 credits

Provides individualized guided experience for PCMI students to implement the communitybased project designed in EDU 602 in collaboration with host-country colleagues. Prerequisites: EDU 601 and 602. EDU 604
Peace Corp Project Implementation II
2 credits

Provides individualized guided experience for PCMI students to complete the implementation, evaluation and sustainability of the communitybased project started in EDU 602 in collaboration with host-country colleagues. Prerequisites: EDU 601 and 602.

EDU 607
Teacher Inquiry Seminar
2 credits

Examines intellectual, social, professional, and/or personal challenges arising from participants' teaching practice. Using a formal protocol, students describe the problem, solicit feedback, articulate their insights, and describe the strategies they will implement. Students document the impact of their own learning on children's learning, development, and ability to engage with the curriculum.

EDU 610
Mathematical Thinking for Teachers
3 credits

Deepens understanding of the mathematical concepts taught in grades K-6, including Number and Operation; Algebraic Thinking; Geometry and Measurement; and Probability and Data Analysis. Emphasizes problemsolving, justifying reasoning, mathematical communication, representation, and mathematical connections.

EDU 615
Educational Environments for Children
3 credits

Design, plan, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate environments that encourage the growth and active learning of children with a focus on infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary-aged children. Gain practical, hands-on experiences that aid them to select, organize, create, and evaluate various educational programs, products, and environments that allow children to grow and learn.

EDU 622
Patterns, Functions and Algebra
3 credits

This online course explores algebraic thinking for the elementary classroom. Uses tables, graphs, and rules to recognize, extend, analyze and describe linear and non-linear patterns. Concepts of integers, variable, function, inequality and equation are developed through investigations using current technology and trends consistent with NCTM, Common Core, and MCFM.

EDU 624
Number and Operations
3 credits

This online course offers participants an opportunity to build their own mathematical knowledge as well as pedagogical knowledge. Using a wide range of physical and virtual models, they will explore number theory and computational strategies that illuminate the NCTM Number and Operations content strand.

EDU 626
Data Analysis and Probability
3 credits

This online course focuses on data collection and organization; measures of central tendency and variance; subjective, theoretical, experimental, and conditional probability; simulation; counting principles; mathematical expectation. Includes techniques and technology in elementary teaching and learning of data analysis and probability developed by NCTM, Common Core and MCFM.

EDU 628
Geometry and Measurement
3 credits

This online course extends and enhances both content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for all participating teachers. Participants will use both physical and virtual modes as they analyze the characteristics and properties of geometric shapes; use coordinate geometry; apply transformations and use both visualization and geometric modeling to solve problems.

EDU 630
Inquiry into Life Science
3 credits

This online course uses scientific inquiry in life science through hands-on investigations. Begins with characteristics of living things followed by examination of the various structures (and their function) found in plants and animals, adaptations in response to the environment, and how life science concepts are taught in the elementary classroom

EDU 632
Teaching and Learning Physical Science
3 credits

This online course examines basic concepts of physical science including forces and motion of objects as well as the earth in space. Topics include ancient ideas of motion, Newtonian mechanics, gravity, and the teaching of these concepts in the elementary classroom. Implements hands on at home investigations.

EDU 634
Teaching and Learning Elementary Science
3 credits

This online course examines the role of inquiry in science teaching and learning using some basic concepts of physical science, including properties of materials and motion of objects. Students will be engaged in at-home inquiry investigations with liquids, states of matter, and force and motion. Introduces issues related to teaching and learning in elementary classrooms.

EDU 636
Science Inquiry in Action
3 credits

This online course addresses the teaching of inquiry-based science in elementary classrooms. Begins with review of inquiry in life and physical science and asks participants to apply knowledge of science concepts addressed in previous courses to the development of appropriate learning experiences in the elementary classroom. Prerequisites: EDU 634 Teaching and Learning Elementary Science and either EDU 630 Inquiry into Life Science or EDU 632 Teaching and Learning Physical Science.

EDU 655
Capstone: Care and Education
1 credit

Reflect on teaching and learning throughout program. Complete portfolio evidence of having met the Wheelock College Education Standards. Analyze issues related to educational philosophies, public policy, leadership in the field, and societal pressures affecting children and families. Present portfolios orally to faculty and practitioners. Taken in last semester of program.

EDU 682
Portfolio Development: Integrated Elementary and Special Education
1 credit

Develop performance assessment portfolio demonstrating competence in Association for Childhood Education International and Council for Exceptional Children standards. Pre-requisites: Successful completion of the MTEL in Communication and Literacy, General Curriculum (sub-tests 1 and 2), and Foundations of Reading.

EDU 685
Capstone: Elementary Education Initial Licensure
1 credit

Construct and defend web-based program exit portfolios demonstrating achievement of the Wheelock Education Standards. Seminar provides a collaborative space to share artifacts and drafts of analytic/reflective essays. Selected educational policies are discussed. Prerequisite: Passage of Massachusetts Literacy and Communication, General Curriculum, and Foundations of Reading Tests for Educator Licensure. Completion of EDP 536 strongly recommended.

EDU 702
Capstone: Early Education Initial Licensure
1 credit

Reflect on teaching and learning throughout Early Education Initial Licensure program. Complete portfolio evidence of having met the Wheelock Education Standards. Analyze issues related to educational philosophies, public policy, leadership in the field and societal pressures affecting children and families. Present portfolios orally to faculty and practitioners. Taken in last semester of program. Prerequisite: Passage of Massachusetts Literacy and Communication, Early Childhood Subject, and Foundations of Reading Tests for Educator Licensure.

EDU 704
Capstone: Educational Studies
1 credit

Construct and defend web-based program exit portfolios demonstrating achievement of the Wheelock Education Standards. Seminar provides a collaborative space to share artifacts and drafts of analytic/reflective essays. Selected educational policies are discussed. Taken in last semester of program.

EDU 706
Capstone: Teacher of Reading
1 credit

Reflect on accomplishments in the program, specifically as these relate to the International Reading Association's Professional Standards for Reading Professionals. Seminar provides a collaborative space to explore professional development strategies and draft personal professional development plans. Prerequisites: Passage of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure Literacy and Communication and Reading Specialist tests.

EDU 708
Capstone: Language and Literacy Studies
1 credit

Reflect on accomplishments in the program, specifically as these relate to the Wheelock Education Standards. Seminar provides a collaborative space to share artifacts and drafts of analytic/reflective essays and professional plans. Taken in the last semester of the program.

EDU 710
Capstone: Leadership
1 credit

For students in leadership programs. Construct and defend exit portfolios demonstrating achievement of the Wheelock Education Standards. Seminar provides a collaborative space to share artifacts and drafts of analytic/ reflective essays. Selected educational policies are addressed.

EDU 900
Independent Study in Education
1-3 credits 

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