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EDUC A500 School Administration (3 cr.) Organization and structure of the school system, legal basis of school administration, agencies of administration and control, and standards for administration in the various functional areas. (Summer I)

EDUC A510 School/Community Relations (3 cr.) For teachers and school administrators. Characteristics of the community school, including the multicultural quality of the community; adapting the education program to community needs; use of community resources in instruction; planning school-community relations programs. (Summer I)

EDUC A512 Curriculum for K-12 Educational Leaders (3 cr.) For future educational leaders, but appropriate for all educators; provides an overview of the K-12 curriculum; explores principles of curriculum development, design, and evaluation; and examines forces that influence curricular change.

EDUC A530 Statistical Data for Educational Leaders (3 cr.) This course provides experiences in administering, analyzing, and evaluating standardized tests and their results. Emphasis will be placed on how to provide leadership in using test data to improve classroom instruction.

EDUC A540 Elementary and Secondary Administration (3 cr.) This course focuses on the role of the building principal as a professional leader in the development and operation of schools.

EDUC A608 Legal Perspectives on Education (3 cr.) Overview of the legal framework affecting the organization and administration of public schools, including church-state issues, pupils' rights, staff- student relationships, conditions of employment, teacher organizations, tort liability, school finance, and desegregation. (Summer II)

EDUC A625 Administration of Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For persons preparing for administrative or supervisory positions. Role of the principal as professional leader in development and operation of school program. (Fall)

EDUC A627 Secondary School Administration (3 cr.) For secondary school administrators. Teacher selection and promotion, program making, load adjustment, pupil personnel, library, cafeteria, study organization, athletics, reports, and records. (Fall)

EDUC A670 Topical Seminar in Educational Leadership (3 cr.) Advanced students investigate and discuss current issues, developments, and concerns bearing on educational leadership.

EDUC A695 Practicum in School Administration (3 cr.) Provides for closely supervised field experience in various areas of school administration. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC E505 Organization and Administration of Early Childhood Program (3 cr.) P: One course in early childhood education or consent of instructor. The study of different organizational plans for early childhood programs from infancy through age eight. Includes discussion of school philosophy, goals, curriculum, housing, staffing, budget policies for admission, grouping, health, licensing requirements, and school-community relations. (Fall)

EDUC E515 Workshop in Elementary Reading (credit arranged) Means of improving the teaching of reading in the elementary school. One credit hour is offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC E518 Workshop in General Elementary Education (credit arranged) Individual and group study of problems within the field ofelementary education. One credit hour is offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC E535 Elementary School Curriculum (3 cr.) Social, economic, and educational forces influencing changes in the curriculum of the elementary school; observation and study of the curriculum of the elementary school and methods of evaluating it. (Summer II)

EDUC E536 Supervision of Elementary School Instruction (3 cr.) Modern concepts of supervision and the evaluation processes through which they have emerged. Supervisory work of the principal and supervisor or consultant. Study of group processes in a democratic school system. (Spring)

EDUC E543 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Designed to help the experienced teacher improve the teaching of mathematics. Opportunities will be provided for individual and group study of content, methodology, and instructional materials for modern mathematics programs. (Fall)

EDUC E545 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary Schools (1-3 cr.) Review of developmental reading programs in the elementary schools, use of reading in various curricular areas, appraisal of reading abilities, and techniques of materials for individualized instruction. (Fall)

EDUC E547 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Goals and functions of social studies and underlying principles that influence the teaching of social studies content, resources, and methodology. (Spring)

EDUC E548 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Science in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Designed to help experienced teachers gain greater proficiency in the teaching of science in the elementary school. Individualized learning experiences will be provided for persons interested in middle school teaching. (Spring)

EDUC E549 (EDUC L549) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Language Arts in the Elementary Schools (3 cr.) Helps experienced teachers gain further insight into the development of the English language and how best to teach language arts. Emphasis on basic communication skills and significant trends and materials. (Spring)

EDUC E591 Research Project in Elementary Education (3 cr.) Designed to permit students to demonstrate their ability to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems in their educational area. Solutions may include research or comprehensive review of the literature, together with recommendations. An oral examination and defense of the project is required. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC H520 Education and Social Issues (3 cr.) Identification and analysis of major problems in education and the pluralistic nature of American society. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC H627 Topical Seminar (variable title) (3 cr.) Critical examination of a problem area in the history of education or comparative education that has been extensively studied by the instructor.

EDUC K501 Adapting Computers for the Handicapped (3 cr.) Provides background information and experiences necessary to plan for and integrate special education technology into the curriculum of special education classrooms and for individuals with handicaps in the mainstream situation: software/uses, integration/implementation planning, IEP/ data management, adaptive devices and funding. (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC K505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students (3 cr.) Basic special education principles for graduate students with no previous course work in special education. (Fall, Spring, Summer I)

EDUC K520 Survey of Behavior Disorders (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505. An advanced survey of the literature related to behaviorally disordered/emotionally disturbed children, including historical information, theoretical approaches, characteristics, and issues. (Fall)

EDUC K525 Survey of Mild Handicaps (3 cr.)

EDUC K535 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped I (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505, EDUC K521, EDUC K550, EDUC P519. Emphasizes the collection and use of formal and informal assessment information for designing the content of individual educational plans for handicapped children in such academic areas as reading and mathematics. (Spring)

EDUC K536 Assessment/Remediation of Mildly Handicapped II (3 cr.) P: EDUC K535. Focuses on the analysis and selection of instructional materials, use of assessment information, and development and implementation of individual educational plans for mildly handicapped children. (Summer I)

EDUC K543 Education of the Socially and Emotionally Disturbed I (3 cr.) P: EDUC K505. A basic survey of the field of emotional disturbance and social maladjustment. Definitions, classifications, and characteristics: diagnostic and treatment procedures from a psychoeducational point of view. (Fall—odd years)

EDUC K550 Introduction to Mental Handicap (3 cr.) Definitions, classifications, and diagnostic and treatment procedures discussed from medical, psychological, sociological, and educational points of view. (Fall, Summer I)

K555 Variable Title: Reading Assessment and Instruction for Special Education (3 cr.) Investigates methods employed in reading diagnosis and prescription for students with special needs.

EDUC L517 Advanced Study of Content Reading and Literacy (2-3 cr.)

EDUC M550 Practicum (3 cr.) Teaching or experience in an accredited school, usually in Indiana. (S/F graded.) (Fall, Spring)

EDUC P507 Testing in the Classroom (3 cr.) Construction of classroom tests and other evaluation devices. Teacher's use of standardized tests. Designated for master's-level teacher-training students who had no undergraduate course in measurement. (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC P508 Practicum in Measurement (1-6 cr.) P: EDUC P507. Gives experience in constructing and analyzing teacher-made tests and administering, analyzing, and evaluating standardized tests. Emphasis is on group and individual tests that do not require extensive training in administration and analysis. (Indiana University Northwest will offer EDUC P508 as a 3 credit hour course.) (Spring, Summer II)

EDUC P510 Psychology in Teaching (3 cr.) Basic study of psychological concepts and phenomena in teaching. An analysis of representative problems of the teacher's assumptions about human behavior and its development. (Summer II)

EDUC P514 Life Span Development: Birth to Death (3 cr.) A survey course of human development from infancy through old age emphasizing the life span perspective of development. Classical stage theorists, current popular conceptions, major research findings, and educational implications for all life stages fro birth to death.

EDUC P515 Child Development (3 cr.) Major theories and findings concerning human development from birth through the elementary years as they relate to the practice of education. Topics include physical development, intelligence, perception, language, socioemotional development, sex-role development, moral development, early experience, research methods, and sociodevelopmental issues relating to education. (Spring)

EDUC P516 Adolescent Development (3 cr.) Growth and development in adolescents including physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional characteristics are studied with particular reference to the practitioner and potential for future research. Contemporary issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, sexuality, and vandalism are examined. Problems of minority and disabled youths are studied. (Fall, Summer I)

EDUC P519 Psychoeducational Assessment of Exceptional Children (3 cr.) P: EDUC P518 or consent of instructor. Instruments used to assess intellectual, educational, and social competencies of exceptional children. Additional credit for supervised practice in administering those tests to children with visual or acoustical handicaps, cerebral palsy, language impairment, or mental retardation. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC M501. (Summer II)

EDUC S503 High School Curriculum (3 cr.) Designed to provide an overview for the teacher of the basic theories underlying the secondary school curriculum as well as an examination of the subject areas, problems, trends, challenges for the future, and significant research in the field. (Spring, Summer I)

EDUC S505 The Junior High and Middle School (3 cr.) Role of the junior high school and middle school in American education. Total programs: philosophy, functions, curriculum, guidance, activities, personnel, and administration. Not open to students who have taken EDUC 5486. (Summer II)

EDUC S508 Problems in Secondary Education (3 cr.) Analysis of a common problem in the field of secondary education. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC S512 Workshop in Secondary Education (1-6 cr.) Individual and group study of issues or concerns relating to the field ofsecondary education (in workshop format). Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC S517 (EDUC N517) Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics (3 cr.) For experienced mathematics teachers. Methods, materials, literature; laboratory practice with mathematics equipment; evaluation techniques; standards and determination of essentials of content. Developing mathematics programs for specific school situations. (Fall)

EDUC S518 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Science (3 cr.) For science teachers. Improved techniques, current literature, textbooks, and free and low-cost materials. Solutions to specific practical problems confronting science teachers in the classroom and laboratory. (Spring)

EDUC S519 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Secondary School Social Studies (3 cr.) For experienced teachers. Restudying the purposes of high school social studies, evaluating recent developments in content and instructional procedures, and developing social studies programs for specific school situations. (Spring)

EDUC S591 Research Project in Secondary Education (3 cr.) Designed to permit students to demonstrate their ability to identify, analyze, and propose solutions to problems in their educational area. Solutions may include research or comprehensive review of literature, together with recommendations. An oral examination and defense of the project are required. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC S655 Supervision of Secondary School Instruction (3 cr.) The roles and functions of supervisors, the modern concept of supervision, techniques of supervision, improvement of teaching procedures, and new trends in the organization of instruction. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC T550 Cultural/Community Forces and the Schools: (variable title) (3 cr.) Promotes modification of instructional strategies within diverse educational settings by providing opportunities to analyze community forces and cultures through cultural orientation workshops and seminars, culturally focused readings, direct residential participation in community-related activities, and site-based culture/strategies reports. (Summer I)

EDUC W510 Educational Computing (3 cr.) Students will examine the use of computers in education. Students will develop applications and projects with various state-of-the-art utilities, high-level program­ming and scripting languages, telecommunications, and computing environments. (Fall)

EDUC W520 Instructional Technology (3 cr.) Students will explore computer-related technology, computer peripherals, and their applications across the curriculum. Technical issues and applications will be studied through research and projects using a variety of software and hardware. (Summer I)

EDUC W540 Computers in the Curriculum (3 cr.) This methods course focuses on developing instructional techniques and systems. Students will address instructional design issues, instructional strategies, and planning techniques. Also, students will explore modern trends in using educational technology and will examine issues of integrating computer technology into the classroom. (Spring)

EDUC W566 Internship in Integrating Educational Computing (6 cr.) Students will develop individual projects in computer-based education. This internship will include an extended, practical application of computer-technology projects in a field-based educational setting. (Fall, Spring)

EDUC X501 Critical Reading in Content Areas (3 cr.) Aids elementary and secondary teachers in the development of instructional strategies, which assist students in the comprehension, critical analysis, and integration of ideas present in print material and various subject matter areas. (Summer I)

EDUC X502 Psycholinguistics of Reading (3 cr.) Explores the linguistics and cognitive dimensions of language. Discusses relationships among the systems of language and among the various expressions of language. Always includes topics on semantics, grammar, and dialect. (Summer II)

EDUC X503 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.) Examines the use of children's literature, trade books, and other nontext materials in reading instruction. Contemporary and historical selections for children and adolescents included. (Summer II)

EDUC X504 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties in the Classroom (3 cr.) P: EDUC E545 and EDUC P507. Treats the theory; correlates instruments and techniques of diagnosing reading difficulties in the classroom. (Fall)

EDUC X525 Practicum in Reading (1-4 cr.) P: Education EDUC E545 or EDUC 5514, EDUC X504, or consent of instructor. Diagnostic testing, remedial classroom teaching, compiling clinical records, and reporting to academic counselors. Grades S or F. (Spring)

EDUC X530 Topical Workshop in Reading (variable title) (1-3 cr.) P: Instructor's permission. Individual and group study of special topics in the field of reading. Means for improving the teaching of reading. One (1) credit hour offered for each week of full-time work. Grades S or F. (Summer I)

EDUC X590 Research in Reading (1-6 cr.) Individual research. Consent of instructor required prior to enrollment. Grades S or F. (As needed)

EDUC X599 Master's Thesis in Education (3 cr.) The thesis may be an organized scientific study or a systematic and comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area. (Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II)

EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3 cr.) Introductory course intended to orient beginning graduate students to the conduct of social science inquiry in general and educational inquiry in particular and to acquaint them with key terms and generally accepted procedures in qualitative and quantitative inquiry. (Fall, Spring, Summer II)