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Course Title
Course Level
Units
EDUC 50A
CAL Teach 1: Science and Mathematics
Lower Division
2 units
Introductory seminar exploring secondary students, teaching, and schools in the context of science and/or mathematics instruction. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course material supports and enhances students' placement experiences. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into CAL Teach and concurrent participation in a secondary school internship in a science or math classroom. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
EDUC 50B
CAL Teach 1: Mathematics
Lower Division
2 units
Introductory seminar exploring secondary students, teaching, and schools in the context of mathematics instruction. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course material supports and enhances students' placement experiences. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into CAL Teach and concurrent participation in a secondary school internship in a math classroom. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
EDUC 50C
CAL Teach 1: Science
Lower Division
2 units
Introductory seminar exploring secondary students, teaching, and schools in the context of science instruction. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course material supports and enhances students' placement experiences. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into CAL Teach and concurrent participation in a secondary school internship in a science classroom. Enrollment limited to 25. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
EDUC 60
Introduction to Education: Learning, Schooling, and Society
Lower Division
5 units
Explores the foundations of learning and teaching, the social and political forces within schools and school systems in the U.S., and the educational policies and practices in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. (General Education Code(s): IS, E.)
EDUC 99
Tutorial
Lower Division
5 units
Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 100A
Cal Teach 2: Science and Mathematics
Upper Division
2 units
Examines students, schools, and science and/or mathematics instruction with emphasis on developing an instructional project aligned with state-mandated content standards. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course content supports and enhances students' internship experience. (Formerly course 75A.) (General Education Code(s): W satisfied by taking this course and course 185L.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 50A, 50B, or 50C; and acceptance into the Cal Teach program. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25.
EDUC 100B
Cal Teach 2: Mathematics
Upper Division
2 units
Examines students, schools, and mathematics instruction with emphasis on developing an instructional project aligned with state-mandated content standards. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course content supports and enhances students' internship experience. (Formerly course 75B.) (General Education Code(s): W satisfied by taking this course and course 185L.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 50A, 50B, or 50C; and acceptance into the Cal Teach program. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25.
EDUC 100C
Cal Teach 2: Science
Upper Division
2 units
Examines students, schools, and science instruction with emphasis on developing an instructional project aligned with state-mandated content standards. Student must concurrently participate in a K-12 school internship. Concurrent participation in a secondary school internship required. Course content supports and enhances students' internship experience. (Formerly course 75C.) (General Education Code(s): W satisfied by taking this course and course 185L.) Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 50A, 50B, or 50C; and acceptance into the Cal Teach program. Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Enrollment limited to 25.
EDUC 102
Education, Media, and Society
Upper Division
5 units
Focusing on ways the media (both news and the entertainment industry) portrays schools, teachers, and students to the public, investigates the way society views education, the way education is presented in the media, and the way education is influenced by society. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
EDUC 104
Ethical Issues and Teaching
Upper Division
5 units
Emphasizes a philosophical exploration of the moral complexities of teaching. Students read theoretical investigations of these complexities, and examine case studies that pose difficult moral questions and illuminate the dilemmas of everyday life in classrooms. Course is grounded in a dialogical approach to learning. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 115
K–12 Student Assessment
Upper Division
5 units
Provides an overview of educational testing. Appropriate use and interpretation of standardized, classroom achievement and special needs assessments are examined. Issues on fair testing of diverse populations of students are discussed within each topic area. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 120
The Arts in Schools: Aesthetic Education Theory and Practice
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the historical legacy of the arts within education; considers aesthetic education as an inter-arts philosophical and practical endeavor; studies alternatives to the current situation of the arts in education; develops theory, curricula and methods necessary to teach the arts. Addresses both elementary and secondary teaching in the arts. Meets third-course requirements. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
EDUC 125
Multicultural Children's Literature for Elementary Classrooms
Upper Division
5 units
Offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to learn about fundamental aspects of children's literature, increase their knowledge of range and quality of children's literature, enhance their understanding of multicultural children's literature, and develop ways to integrate children's literature into elementary- and middle-school curriculum areas. (Formerly Introduction to Teaching Children's Literature in Grades K–8.) Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission.
EDUC 128
Immigrants and Education
Upper Division
5 units
Research and theory on the education of immigrant students. Major topics include the Americanization movement and America's changing demography, identity maintenance and change, home-school relations, and educators' roles in meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.)
EDUC 135
Gender and Education
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses the changing but continuing patterns of unequal expectations, opportunities, and treatment throughout the educational system for all students, female and male, who do not match a standard model of gender performance. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 140
Language, Diversity, and Learning
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the intersection between language, diversity, and education to examine the education of youth who have been historically underserved by schools. Topics include dialect and register variation; language policy; and sociocultural perspectives on learning/teaching of language. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.)
EDUC 141
Bilingualism and Schooling
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces participants to issues related to the schooling of students who speak languages other than or in addition to English. Uses a multidisciplinary perspective to understand the circumstances these students face in schools and considers approaches and policies that best meet their needs. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): E.)
EDUC 160
Issues in Educational Reform
Upper Division
5 units
Explores a variety of perspectives on key educational policy issues including desegregation, bilingual education, affirmative action, charter schools, national and state curriculum standards, student assessment and the assessment and certification of teachers. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 164
Urban Education
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on urban schooling through critical readings, fieldwork, group projects, and extensive writing. Students explore how socialization, marginalization, and assimilation impede or support academic success, how class intersects with "race", and how "culture" affects one's orientation to education. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. (General Education Code(s): E.)
EDUC 166
Technology and Education
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the history of technology in education from approximately 1950 to the present, addressing the interpersonal, epistemological, and pedagogical differences between digital and analog learning. Although no programming experience is required, participants will create an instructional application. Enrollment is restricted to junior and senior education and STEM minors or by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 70.
EDUC 170
East Asian Schooling and Immigration
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on an historical and contemporary study of education in Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and the adaptation to schooling in the U.S. of immigrant families from those cultures. Topics include the effects on schooling of language acquisition, religion and cultural practices, family patterns, socioeconomic status, career aspirations, and parental expectations. (Formerly Schools and Asian Cultures.) Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
EDUC 171
South and Southeast Asian Schooling and Immigration
Upper Division
5 units
Historical and contemporary study of education in India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and the Philippines, and the adaptation to schooling in the U.S. of immigrant families. Topics include: effects of language acquisition; religion and cultural practices; family patterns; socioeconomic status; career aspirations; and parental expectations. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): CC.)
EDUC 173
Seminar in Critical Pedagogy
Upper Division
5 units
Philosophical and pedagogical exploration of relationships among oppression, power, society, education, and change. Examines how history, power, economics, and discrimination shape societal perspectives and schooling practices, and considers ways to transform education. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 174
Ethnographic Research in Schools and Communities
Upper Division
5 units
Explores ethnographic research as an important path for future teachers in understanding how diverse communities provide and support schooling at all levels. Prerequisite(s): courses 60 and 180.Enrollment restricted to junior and senior education or STEM minors or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 177
Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students Math and Science
Upper Division
5 units
Examines equity issues in the learning and teaching of math and science in culturally and linguistically diverse school settings. Draws on multicultural, bilingual, and math/science education perspectives. Intended for undergraduate majors considering a K–12 teaching career. Satisfies an elective requirement for the minor in education program. Prior completion of course 180 is advised. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
EDUC 178
Advanced Educational Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Advanced academic development, field research, and guided experiential learning for students planning to work in education. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors. May be applied only once to the minor. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 180
Introduction to Teaching
Upper Division
5 units
Designed to encourage students to think about teaching in new ways. Assumptions about teaching and schooling are examined as well as considering what it takes to teach so that children learn and understand. Not a course in how to teach, but an opportunity to reconsider what teaching should try to accomplish and what kinds of learning teachers should foster. Practicum in the schools of 30 hours per quarter required. Prerequisite(s): course 60. Enrollment restricted to education minors or by permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 120. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
EDUC 181
Race, Class, and Culture in Education
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the schooling experience and educational attainment of racial/ethnic minority students in the U.S. Focuses primarily on domestic minorities. Addresses issues of variability between and within minority groups and the role of cultural, structural, and psychological factors in the educational attainment of these students. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER, E.)
EDUC 182
American Teacher
Upper Division
5 units
Examines multiple and competing images of "teachers" and, more specifically, notions of the "good teacher"; also explores social, cultural, historical, and policy context of teachers' work in the U.S. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 183
Children's Mathematical Thinking
Upper Division
5 units
Provides an introduction to children's mathematical thinking and an overview of major themes, issues, and questions that researchers in mathematics education have studied in relation to children's mathematical thinking. Prerequisite(s): course 60. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors; physics education majors; students with math education concentration; Earth Sciences science education concentration; biology B.A. bioeducation; or by instructor permission.
EDUC 185B
Introduction to Mathematics Education
Upper Division
5 units
Provides an introduction to principles and practices for mathematics education; examines how research on learning and teaching mathematics informs approaches to teaching mathematics; provides an introduction to national and state standards, mathematics curricula, and other current issues in mathematics education. (Formerly Introduction to Teaching Mathematics.) Enrollment restricted to majors in mathematics, physics, Earth sciences, computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering or to STEM minors or by permission of the instructor, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 185C
Introduction to Teaching Science
Upper Division
5 units
An introduction to the principles and practices for teaching science in secondary classrooms. Course examines theoretical and practical approaches to teaching science, provides an introduction to national and state standards and an overview of science curricula and current issues in science teaching. Enrollment restricted to juniors, seniors, or education minors or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 185L
Introduction to Teaching: Cal Teach 3
Upper Division
3 units
Supplements theoretical and practical introduction to the teaching of science or mathematics with subject-pedagogical approaches. Concurrent participation in an advanced Cal Teach internship provides context to apply theory and practical techniques. Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements; course 50A, 50B, or 50C; course 100A,100B, or 100C; course 185B or 185C. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors or education minors, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): W satisfied by taking this course and one of the following: courses 100A, 100B, and 100C.) Enrollment limited to 30.
EDUC 187
Cognition and Instruction
Upper Division
5 units
Addresses the question, "How do people learn?" by examining theories of learning and research on cognition, learning, and instruction. Enrollment restricted to juniors, seniors, or education minors, or by permission of instructor.
EDUC 200
Beginning Student Teaching
Graduate
5 units
A required course that introduces students to the diverse cultural and linguistic settings of today's classrooms. Classroom practices, instructional strategies, and analysis are emphasized. First course in the student teaching placement series. Placements are used to examine and apply teaching methods while developing classroom management skills. Class meetings include discussion and demonstration of teaching methods. (Formerly Applied Classroom Analysis and Methods: Beginning Student Teaching.) Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 201
Intermediate Student Teaching
Graduate
5 units
Designed to provide students enrolled in the UCSC teacher education program a coherent, integrated, pre-professional experience in public school classrooms. Students assume part-time student teaching responsibilities totalling 14–16 hours per week under the direct supervision of an exemplary classroom teacher. Weekly seminars and ongoing supervision by department staff are required. Prerequisite(s): course 200. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 201A
Intermediate Student Teaching: Single Subject
Graduate
5 units
Provides advanced pre-professional experience for single subject teaching candidates who progressively assume full-time responsibility for public school student teaching beginning in winter quarter. Taken concurrently with course 201. Weekly supervision and seminars with teacher supervisors are required. Prerequisite(s): course 200. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 202A
Advanced Student Teaching
Graduate
5 units
Designed for students who have extensive field and course experience in education, and who wish to qualify for the single-subject or multiple-subject teaching credential by undertaking a quarter of full-time, supervised student teaching. Prerequisite(s): course 201. Enrollment restricted to M.A./credential students.
EDUC 202B
Advanced Student Teaching
Graduate
5 units
Designed for students who have extensive field and course experience in education, and who wish to qualify for the single-subject or multiple-subject teaching credential by undertaking a quarter of full-time, supervised student teaching. Prerequisite(s): course 201. Enrollment restricted to M.A./credential students.
EDUC 202C
Advanced Student Teaching
Graduate
5 units
Designed for students who have extensive field and course experience in education, and who wish to qualify for the single-subject or multiple-subject teaching credential by undertaking a quarter of full-time, supervised student teaching. Prerequisite(s): course 201. Enrollment restricted to M.A./credential students.
EDUC 203
Teaching English Language Development: Foundations, Approaches, and Strategies
Graduate
5 units
This course will help future educators develop a practical theory for teaching English as a second language in K-5 schools. Topics include the theoretical foundation for language acquisition; current trends and research in the field; the role of culture in teaching English learners; language assessment; and the design of instructional units. Also focuses on teaching social studies to English learners. Enrollment restricted to M.A./credential students. (Formerly, Methods of English Language Development: Multiple Subject Credential) Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 204
Methods of English Language Development: Single Subject
Graduate
5 units
Course helps future educators develop a practical theory for teaching English in the elementary and secondary schools to students who speak other languages. Topics include current trends in the field, language assessment ,and the design of instructional units. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 205
Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in a Diverse Society: Multiple Subject
Graduate
5 units
Required for master's students in education; offered in summer. Three basic units comprise the subject matter: teaching/learning, with such topics as development, learning, pedagogy, and socialization theories; second, schooling, as the context of teaching/learning both in its existent structures and its reform movements; third, the sociocultural context in which educational institutions exist, topics such as cultural and historical forces, political and economic condition, family, and community structures. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 206
Teaching, Learning, and Schooling: Single Subject
Graduate
5 units
Required for master's students in education; offered in summer. Three basic units comprise the subject matter: teaching/learning, with such topics as development, learning, pedagogy, and socialization theories; schooling, as the context of teaching/learning both in its existent structures and its reform movements; and the sociocultural context in which educational institutions exist, including topics such as cultural and historical forces, political and economic conditions, family, and community structures. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students. Enrollment limited to 30.
EDUC 207
Social Foundations of Education
Graduate
5 units
Offered in summer. A sustained inquiry into the social, political, economic, and historical foundations of schools with an emphasis on community attitudes toward education. Student narratives of engagement and resistance will provide a basis for insights and interventions useful to educators. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 208
Portfolio Development
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Provides student and faculty adviser with time to confer over the completion of the required portfolio. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 210
Health, Safety, and Community
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Addresses the preparation of teachers for creating a supportive, healthy environment for student learning. Covers topics related to physical, emotional, and social health. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 211
Topics in Elementary Education: Teaching Special Populations
Graduate
2 units
Addresses the preparation of teachers for meeting needs of special populations within the general education setting. Covers basic knowledge, skills, and strategies. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 212A
Bilingualism and Biliteracy: History, Politics, Theory, and Practice
Graduate
2 units
Taught in Spanish. Prepares future bilingual teachers to be knowledgeable about history, politics, theory, and practices related to bilingual instructional programs. Topics: second-language acquisition, bilingual-program models, equity pedagogy. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 212B
Bilingualism and Biliteracy: Language, Literacy and Content Instruction
Graduate
2 units
Taught in Spanish. Prepares future bilingual teachers to teach language, literacy, and the content areas in ways that address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics: literacy in two languages; academic language; assessment. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 212C
Bilingualism and Biliteracy: Community and School Partnerships
Graduate
2 units
Taught in Spanish. Provides opportunities for future bilingual teachers to develop culturally relevant practices that build collaboration between the school, students' families, and community. Topics: Latino culture and history, school-parent communication. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 213
Child and Adolescent Development for Educators
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Addresses theories of child and adolescent development and how these theories apply to student success in school. Topics include: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development, and how this knowledge influences decisions teachers make about instruction and their interaction with students. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 25.
EDUC 217
Topics in Elementary Education: Physical Education
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Examines pedagogical understanding in teaching physical education. Introduces candidates to theoretical and research basis in physical education and content standards and frameworks. Also investigates and presents instructional practices. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 218
Topics in Elementary Education: Visual Arts
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Examines pedagogical understanding in teaching visual arts. Introduces candidates to theoretical and research basis for teaching visual arts and content standards and frameworks. Also investigates and presents instructional practices. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 219
Topics in Elementary Education: Performing Arts
Graduate
2 units
Offered in summer. Examines pedagogical understanding in teaching performing arts. Introduces candidates to theoretical and research basis for teaching performing arts and content standards and frameworks. Also investigates and presents instructional practices. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 220
Reading and Language Arts for Elementary Classrooms
Graduate
5 units
This course provides both a theoretical and practical foundation for literacy instruction, emphasizing reading and language arts instruction in grades K–8. Interactive instruction and field experience will be used to examine curricula, methods, materials, and literacy evaluation. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 221
Science Learning and Teaching in Elementary Classrooms
Graduate
5 units
Examines constructivist and sociocultural approaches to the learning and teaching of science in elementary classrooms, including beliefs about the nature of science and theories of how children learn science. Provides a critical overview of curricula, instructional theories, and multiple approaches to teaching the "big ideas" in elementary science. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 222
Mathematics Learning and Teaching in Elementary Classrooms
Graduate
5 units
This course is required for the multiple subject credential. Examines constructivist and sociocultural approaches to the learning and teaching of mathematics in elementary classrooms, including the nature of mathematics and theories of how children learn mathematics. Provides an introduction to mathematics teaching standards and a critical overview of curricula, instructional theories, and multiple approaches to teaching the "big ideas" in elementary mathematics. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 225
Reading Across the Curriculum in Middle School and Secondary
Graduate
5 units
Offered in summer. Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for teaching reading within content area instruction in middle school and secondary classrooms. Field experiences and interactive instruction will facilitate learning about strategies, curricula, methods, materials, and observation. Intended for students pursuing a single subject credential. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 226
English Teaching: Theory and Curriculum
Graduate
5 units
Required for the single subject English credential student. Examines sociocultural approaches to the learning and teaching of English in secondary classrooms, including theories of how children learn English language, literature, and composition. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 227
English Teaching for Secondary Classrooms
Graduate
5 units
Prepares English single subject credential candidates for student teaching in winter and spring. Course focuses on developing curricula and strategies in the content area. Through classroom placements, students observe and apply techniques to develop curriculum units used in student teaching. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 228
Math Education: Research and Practice
Graduate
5 units
Examines research on the learning and teaching of mathematics. Topics include the nature of mathematics cognition and learning, how children learn mathematics, mathematical discourse, and perspectives on addressing diversity in mathematics classrooms. Course is required for M.A./credential students in secondary (single subject) mathematics and of Ph.D. students in mathematics education. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 229
Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Classroom
Graduate
5 units
Examines constructivist and sociocultural approaches to teaching mathematics in the secondary classroom. Course will provide an introduction to mathematics teaching standards and a critical overview of curricula, instructional theories, and multiple approaches to teaching the "big ideas" in secondary mathematics. Required for mathematics secondary credential. Prerequisite(s): course 228. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 230
Science Education: Research and Practice
Graduate
5 units
Examines theoretical approaches to the learning and teaching of science including the nature of scientific knowledge, theories of how children learn science, approaches to scientific discourse, and perspectives on addressing diversity in science classrooms. Course is required for single subjects science credential. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 231
Teaching Science in the Secondary Classroom
Graduate
5 units
Examines constructivist and sociocultural approaches to teaching science in secondary classrooms. Course will provide a critical overview of curricula, instructional theories, and multiple approaches to teaching the "big ideas" in science. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 232
Social Science: Theory and Curriculum
Graduate
5 units
Required for the single subject social science credential student. Tracks both the implicit and explicit connections between theory and practice, illustrating that theory suggests best practice while practice informs theory-formation and testing. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 233
Social Science Teaching for Secondary Classrooms
Graduate
5 units
Prepares social science single subject credential candidates for student teaching in winter and spring. Course focuses on developing curricula and strategies in the content area. Through classroom placements, students observe and apply techniques to develop curriculum units that are used in student teaching. Enrollment restricted to MA/credential students.
EDUC 235
Introduction to Educational Inquiry
Graduate
5 units
Addresses foundational knowledge needed to understand and conduct educational inquiry and research. Topics include epistemology in the human sciences, philosophical foundations of modern research strategies, and general classes of research investigations in education. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 236
Quantitative Research Methods
Graduate
5 units
Provides an introductory-level knowledge of quantitative research methods in educational settings. Students learn the foundations of quantitative data theory, general logic behind statistical inference, and specific methods of data analysis in educational contexts. (Formerly Quantitative Methods in Educational Research.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 237
Qualitative Research Methods
Graduate
5 units
Graduate level introduction to qualitative methods, with special attention to ethnographic research on schooling. Moves from overview of different methods, through examination of selected studies, to discussion of issues in research design, data collection, analysis, and writing. Enrollment restricted to graduate students; priority is given to graduate students in education. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 250
Teaching and Teachers
Graduate
5 units
Examines the historical, socio-political, and research contours of the teaching profession. Investigates histories of teaching and teacher's work in the 19th and 20th centuries. Analyzes the contemporary era of teachers and teaching in the United States. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 251
Analysis of Activity and Interaction in Educational Settings
Graduate
5 units
Analyzes topics, which vary systematically from year to year, including analysis of classroom interaction, video recording and transcription, coding and analysis of discourse data, and software programs for qualitative analysis. Prerequisite(s): course 237. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 252
Hermeneutics of Education
Graduate
5 units
Investigates philosophical hermeneutics to deeply interrogate education. Addresses such questions as: What is hermeneutics? How is education an hermeneutic enterprise? How does knowing hermeneutics deepen the ability to engage in education research? Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 253
Research Design in Mathematics and Science Education
Graduate
5 units
Examines multiple approaches to designing research studies in mathematics and science education. Introduces multiple types of research designs and principles used by education researchers examining mathematics/science learning and teaching. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 254
Critical and Alternative Paradigms in Education Research
Graduate
5 units
Examines theoretical foundations of critical and alternative research paradigms commonly used in education, including critical ethnography, participatory research, counter-storytelling, and social-design experiments. Examines critiques of qualitative/quantitative research from feminist and critical theory; surveys how such critiques have informed the development of new paradigms in education research; and explores the benefits and limits of selected alternative paradigms. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 255
Intermediate Quantitative Methods
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on the applied statistical modeling and analysis of educational data (large-scale data sets), not on the mathematical foundations of science. Students learn to address quantitative research questions using general linear model (GLM) statistical methods. GLM includes regression analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Students learn statistics by doing statistics. Prerequisite(s): introductory statistics course (course 236 or equivalent). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 256
Intermediate Qualitative Analysis
Graduate
5 units
Emphasizes the analysis of qualitative data in education research and introduces interpretive analytical approaches for its use with empirical data, the use of coding software for ethnographic analysis, and video recording and transcription. (Formerly Advanced Qualitative Analysis in Education Research.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 260
The Teacher and The School: An Investigation of Related Practice, Reform, and Research
Graduate
5 units
Explores empirical and theoretical interconnections between teachers and teaching on the one side, and schools as situated organizations on the other. The course examines these various interconnections in relation to contemporary educational research, practice, and policy reform. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 261
Thinking and Learning
Graduate
5 units
Examines multiple theoretical perspectives on thinking, learning, and teaching; the development of the whole person in a variety of cultural contexts; the roles thinking, learning, and teaching play in that development; and how researchers' and educators' conceptions shape instruction. (Formerly Thinking, Learning, and Teaching.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 262
Social and Cultural Context of Education
Graduate
5 units
Application of anthropological and sociological theories to study of education. Examines social, cultural, and linguistic context of schooling with particular attention to role of race, class, culture, power, and language in influencing schooling outcomes. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 263
Educational Reform
Graduate
5 units
Provides students with multiple analytic perspectives from which to examine important educational issues by analyzing political, historical, and philosophical origins of educational reform in the U.S. and internationally. (Formerly Foundations of Educational Reform.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 264
Research on Teacher Development and Teacher Education
Graduate
5 units
Addresses personal and professional development of teachers. Explores models of teacher education with specific attention to methods and processes by which teachers can be better prepared to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 265
Teacher as Educational Policy Maker
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on the role teachers play in making/implementing educational policy. Addresses how this topic is implicated in enhancing the educational opportunities available to students who, historically, have been underserved by schools. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 266
Program Evaluation and Action Research in Educational Reform
Graduate
5 units
Overview of the purpose of and practice in program evaluations in a variety of contexts with a specific focus on educational settings. Students learn the techniques of program evaluation; the historical and theoretical context of program evaluations, including its relation to experimental research; and how action research can be used in conducting field-based evaluations. Students should be familiar with basic quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 268
Schools, Communities, and Families
Graduate
5 units
Examines the nexus of schools, communities, and families, and, in particular, how collaboration across institutional boundaries can facilitate school and community reform. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 271
Theoretical Perspectives on Learning and Using Literacy
Graduate
5 units
Examines theoretical perspectives, educational issues, and scholarship related to use and development of literacy among diverse populations, particularly those who have not fared well in U.S. schools. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 272
Language in Education and Society
Graduate
5 units
Investigates discipline of sociolinguistics and explores actual ways in which sociolinguistics has become a useful lens for better understanding teaching, learning, and schooling. Conduct own sociolinguistic analyses of data collected for culminating project. (Formerly Sociolinguistics in Education.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 273
Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, and Education
Graduate
5 units
Foundations of first- and second-language acquisition and bilingualism with emphasis on implications for education in linguistically diverse settings. Topics include linguistic, cognitive, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural approaches to development of languages and the nature of individual and societal bilingualism. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 274
Language and Power in Education
Graduate
5 units
Examines relationships between sociopolitical struggles and language/language practices. Students study ways in which Marxism, critical theory, and post structuralism have represented links between language and power, and investigate contemporary studies of language and power in education. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 276
Theory and Practice of Writing
Graduate
5 units
Explores first and second language-writing theory, research, and practice, especially relating to language minority students and others considered academically under-prepared. Focuses on educational settings from pre-school settings including families and communities. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 278
Critical Exploration of Reading Theory and Practice
Graduate
5 units
Doctoral seminar that examines historical and current research on reading processes and instructional practices. Intensive study of factors affecting the development of proficient, engaged, and reflective readers who can acquire new knowledge from text. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 280
Language and Literacy Across Disciplines
Graduate
5 units
Considers and critiques conceptualizations of the language used for academic pursuits, from the early years of schooling to higher education. Focuses on implications for research and practice related to the education of students in linguistically diverse schools and societies. (Formerly Academic Language.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 281
Conceptual Change in Science and Mathematics
Graduate
5 units
Examines approaches in cognitive science, mathematics education, and science education to documenting student conceptions in science and mathematics, defining conceptual change, and describing relationship between conceptual change and learning with understanding. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 282
Informal Learning in Sciences and Mathematics
Graduate
5 units
Explores research on learning outside of school in multiple settings such as museums, after-school clubs, aquariums, workplaces, and homes. Readings draw from multiple fields and disciplines, including cognitive psychology, cognitive anthropology, cognitive science, education, museum education and evaluation, science, and mathematics education. Examine theoretical approaches to describing and understanding how people learn science and mathematics outside of school, empirical studies documenting learning in multiple non-school settings, and diversity issues in out-of-school settings. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 283
Equity and Social Justice in Mathematics and Science Education
Graduate
5 units
Examines the theory, research, policy and practice of social justice and equity in mathematics and science education in local, national, and international contexts. Emphasizes the promotion of equity and critical mathematics and science literacy in schools and communities. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.
EDUC 284
Gender in Mathematics and Science Education
Graduate
5 units
Explores basic aspects of gender in the fields of mathematics and science education. Discusses historical trends, current dilemmas, and how science and mathematics block or enable access for women. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 285
Culture and Learning
Graduate
5 units
Examines multiple approaches to the study of the relation between culture and learning. Readings include historical and contemporary perspectives from cognitive science, cognitive anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, and socio-cultural theories as frameworks for the study of culture and learning. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 286
Research in STEM Education
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on particular issues of theoretical importance to research in mathematics and science education. Topics vary from year to year. Particular issues in cognition, learning, teaching, curriculum, and assessment in mathematics and science education may be covered. (Formerly Special Topics in Math and Science Education.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15. May be repeated for credit.
EDUC 287
Issues in Educational Assessment
Graduate
5 units
Familiarizes students with the basic concepts of educational assessment and explores issues related to the design and implementation of educational assessment as well as the application of educational assessment in educational research. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 288
Ethnographies of Education
Graduate
5 units
Offers opportunity to critique a range of book-length ethnographic studies of education focusing on relationship between culture, learning, and schooling in the U.S. with comparative studies from other countries. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 289
School Organization
Graduate
5 units
Applies multiple perspectives drawn from organizational theory, highlighting important aspects of organization of schools, including their operational environment, instructional organization, and professional and bureaucratic dimensions. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.
EDUC 290
CHAT and Educational Practice and Research
Graduate
5 units
Introduction to cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) based on work of Vygotsky, Bakhtin, and contemporary developments of their ideas. Explores the utility of CHAT as a framework for thinking about educational practice and research. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 291
Globalization and Transnationalism in Education
Graduate
5 units
Examines educational access and advancement in several nations affected by globalization, national policies, and localized identity and opportunity structures. Attention to language and cultural expectations relevant to research in international contexts and how this knowledge provides reflection on the American condition. (Formerly "Comparative and International Education.") Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 292
Ideology and Education
Graduate
5 units
Philosophical study of the theory of ideology from Marx to the present and how ideologies (racism, sexism, classism, linguicism, abilityism) become embodied, reproduced, resisted, and transformed (and particularly the role of education therein). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 22.
EDUC 295
Critical Perspectives on Education
Graduate
5 units
Investigates critical theories in education. Situates the themes against and within critical theory and philosophic foundations of Paulo Freire's theory of liberation education. Elaborates these themes within the discourses on critical race theory and education, and feminism and education. (Formerly Critical Theories of Education.) Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
EDUC 296
Educational Policy and the Context of Teachers' Work
Graduate
5 units
Focuses on both the conceptual and methodological developments in the study of policy and on the research relation to the policy context of teachers' work. Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 12.