Catalog

School of Education Courses

CEL  653 - Personnel Leadership in Schools (3)

This course will address current issues facing Catholic school administrators in the areas of leadership theory. The course will further cover in-depth topics of communication styles, problem-solving, hiring and dismissal, supervision, teacher evaluation, retention, mentoring, stress, conflict resolution, teacher induction, in-service, and staff development.

CEL  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

CEL  700 - Introduction to Doctoral Research: Catholic School Education (3)

This mentorship engages the student and faculty member in research of a topic of interest to the student, and stimulates student exploration of topic selection for doctoral research. It is required of all CEL doctoral students, and should be taken early in doctoral studies.

CEL  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

CEL  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Further work on the specific components of a proposal, analysis of research
College restricted to School of Education.

CEL  753 - Personnel Leadership in Schools (3)

This course will address current issues facing Catholic school administrators in the areas of leadership theory. The course will further cover in-depth topics of communication styles, problem-solving, hiring and dismissal, supervision, teacher evaluation, retention, mentoring, stress, conflict resolution, teacher induction, in-service, and staff development.

CEL  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation committee.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

CEL  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

CEL  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

CPSY  602 - PPS Internship I (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  604 - PPS Internship III (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  606 - Cross Cultural Counseling (3)

This course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  608 - Prevention and Intervention in Schools (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of comprehensive prevention and early intervention models for addressing student and school issues that pose barriers to learning. Emphasis is on the following: 1) the development of collaboration and coordination skills to establish partnerships among school, family, and community service organizations for the purpose of creating comprehensive counseling and support service programs, 2) the development and implementation of educational strategies and other preventive approaches for reducing school violence and other social problems students face in schools; and 3) the enhancement of interpersonal and social skills in students that can foster self-esteem, positive attitudes toward learning and motivation for achievement.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  614 - Career Counseling (3)

This course will provide an overview of theoretical and practical aspects of career counseling for youth, with a special emphasis on multicultural and sociopolitical issues. We will explore key multicultural models and research pertinent to students' career development. We will also critically examine traditional career development theories, as well as major career assessment and occupation information systems. An overview of components and evaluation of career counseling interventions and programs in school/community settings will also be provided.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  620 - PPS Traineeship I (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  622 - PPS Traineeship III (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  623 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Contexts (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of and competencies in trauma and crisis counseling in urban and multicultural contexts. We specifically investigate ecological, developmental, and social variables that impact ethnic minority and low-income communities and their experience of trauma. Trauma associated with racism, poverty, violence, immigration, refugee status, homelessness, abuse, death, injury, health, and crime (as well as other conditions and issues) will be explored. Cultural, psychological, social, and biological differences in the experiences of trauma will be addressed. Culturally relevant intervention models and strategies will be discussed for various forms of crisis and trauma. These include the use of cultural-ecological crisis assessment and intervention models for school and community-based settings.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  624 - Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2)

This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods in education and psychology including basic research designs, methods of data recruitment and collection, consent, and ethical issues. Students also learn how to critically analyze published research and how to use computer technology for accessing existing data and information according to the standards of the American School Counselor Association.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  626 - Addictions Counseling (2)

This course presents theoretical and practical explorations of the causes of and treatments for addictions and substance abuse. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to assess and intervene with client systems affected by substance use, abuse, and various behavioral addictions, drawing from a range of theories for understanding and models of intervention. Students will gain knowledge regarding multicultural approaches to identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and addiction, including populations at risk and the role of support systems.
College restricted to School of Education.

CPSY  628 - Child and Parent Therapy (3)

Counseling children and parents through client assessments, case conceptualization, goal setting, data collection, and behavior and interactional strategies. Emphasis on systems methods and evidence-based treatment strategies. Consultation with parents, teachers and other professionals in a variety of settings.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  634 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)

Course features the roles and responsibilities of Marriage and Family Therapists according to the laws and ethical principles governing practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the ethics codes of major professional associations, family law and statutes covering mental health practice for MFTs in California, and legal mandates pertaining to children in schools.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  638 - Traineeship II (3)

A Level II supervised experience in marriage and family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)

Course includes an understanding of individuals and family psychopathology through the examination of a variety of models, with a focus on the interaction of culture, economics and diagnosis. Basic knowledge of the diagnostic process and criteria associated with diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV-TR are explored. Students are provided with opportunities to interact with mental health consumers.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care, and Advocacy (3)

This course helps students understand the model of community mental health recover and the skills needed for mental health practice. Students will participate in hands-on experiences through a community mental health immersion experience, in addition to learning about strength and evidence based therapeutic interventions aimed at mental health consumers of community mental health care.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  657 - Individual and Family Lifespan Development (3)

Overview of theory and research on the psychological, biological, and social aspects of human growth and development across the lifespan, with attention to family development and dynamics. Relationship of developmental concepts to counseling strategies in school and family counseling.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  661 - Adult Life Transitions Therapy (3)

Application of adult development and life transitions theories to the practice of counseling adults and their families. Strategies and techniques for assessing and assisting adults in initiating, understanding, coping with, and resolving major life transitions issues, as well as the psychological and health implications of life events such as loss, economic change, trauma, illness, substance abuse and relationship changes.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  670 - Intermediate Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapies (3)

This is the second course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence covering basic evidence-based techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy. This is a competency-based course model, emphasizing practice and mastery of traditional Cognitive and Behavior therapy techniques, with a focus on relationship applications.
Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

CPSY  678 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapies: Theory and Practice (3)

This is the first course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence. Students will develop an understanding of how scientific inquiry leads to evidence-based empirical treatments and current "best" practices in psychotherapy. Essential elements and methods common to beginning practice will be introduced and rehearsed.
Restricted to Counseling Psychology majors

DML  601 - Digital Media Literacy (3)

Introduction to the vocabulary, concepts, media tools and pedagogy for the effective and appropriate integration of technology into learning environments as a tool for developing literacy and 21st century knowledge processing. The course addresses the issues of institutional readiness, faculty needs and maximal student learning at a variety of levels.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Corequisite: Ability to use any personal computer for word processing or other tasks. Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communications of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop "hands-on" projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

DML  635 - DML Practicum I (3)

Students create learning activities that employ digital media as a teaching and learning tool and then lead a group of learners through those activities. The course features cooperative planning, peer critiques, curriculum theory, and integration of technology into the curriculum. All course products by both the learners and the USF students are accumulated and published on the course web site.
College restricted to School of Education.

DML  636 - DML Practicum II (3)

This course builds upon and extends the learning of DML Practicum I.
College restricted to School of Education.

DML  643 - Constructivism and Technology (3)

This hands-on course covers the history of constructivism as a learning theory, constructivist teaching strategies, curriculum designs, assessment, and the appropriate uses of technology to support student-centered learning.
College restricted to School of Education.

DML  645 - Professional Development Design (3)

Students prepare and deliver technology-focused professional workshop units to an audience of adults from the community. Students are responsible for all aspects of workshop delivery, including planning and developing the content and pedagogy, invitations, publicity, logistical matters, presentation, and post-workshop evaluation.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  650 - Digital Storytelling and Communications Media (3)

This course explores the ways in which storytelling is a constant in an ever-changing world. Technology innovations challenge educators/trainers to reconsider old models of communication to convey meaning and information. Evaluates the role of storytelling in a digital era as well as the impact of technology on individuals and cultures.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  680 - DML Field Experience/Internship (3)

Students may intern or conduct a project in a school, business, or other approved setting for a minimum of 30 hours per course unit. Approval of DML program advisor required.
College restricted to School of Education.

DML  691 - Field Project/Thesis in Educational Technology (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Digital Media and Learning which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

DML  697 - Directed Study (1 - 6)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic may be designed to meet the research and practicum interest of the student.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

GEDU  603 - Methodology of Educational Research (3)

An introduction to the process and methods of educational research articles and to developing a preliminary plan or proposal for research in the field.

GEDU  700 - Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

Philosophical foundations of modern educational thought and practice in America, it also explores contemporary educational ideologies in the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  704 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Systematic exploration and critical investigation of the theoretical foundations and the practical problems and issues encountered in the application of psychology to education.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  706 - Applied Educational Statistics (3)

A conceptual and procedural understanding of descriptive and inferential statistical procedures in educational research.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  708 - Research Methods in Education (3)

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative educational research traditions, procedures, theories, and methods. Includes practical applications to educational problems. Recommended that 0704-706 be taken before 0704-708.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  711 - Survey Research (3)

Introduction to the logic and methods of survey research. Common problems of conceptualizing, planning, conducting and analyzing surveys along with strategies, designs procedures and techniques used to solve such problems.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  714 - Educational and Psychological Measurement (3)

Principles of classical, modern (item-response theory), and cognitive test theory applied to educational and psychological measurement and their application to doctoral research. Applications to both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing orientations will be stressed throughout the course. The focus will be on test development and test evaluation.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  723 - Participatory Critical Pedagogy Research (3)

A discussion of the theoretical foundations of participatory critical pedagogy research as well as a description of effective processes to conduct research utilizing this methodology. Students will be encouraged to (a) define and/or refine the methodology of their own dissertation and (b) acquire experience in the process of dialogic retrospection - the praxis of dialogue as an emancipatory tool, the creation of a text from dialogue transcripts and the analysis of the generative themes contained in the dialogue.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  725 - Skills for Scholarly Writing (3)

This course is designed to assist doctoral students to learn a style for scholarly writing, including the dissertation. Dissertation writing requires a distinctive type of writing, an academic, scholarly approach that meets local conventions, in contrast to an "essayist," term paper method of writing or a popular periodical style. The tasks, activities, and discussions of this course will include attention to approaches to formal writing that retain clarity, logic and interest, applications of APA as appropriate to dissertation writing, and a review of common grammatical usage.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

IME  603 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  605 - Multiculturalism in a Global World (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  606 - Urban Education (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  610 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  616 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  618 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  630 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of theory and methods of instruction for English language development and theory and methods of specifically designed academic instruction delivered in English. Language and content area assessment are also covered.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  632 - Structure of American English (3)

An increased awareness of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of contemporary American English through observation of the structure of language. Traditional and structural and generative transformational grammar, phonology, usage, and dialect are major topics.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  633 - Preparation and Evaluation of TESOL Materials (3)

Discussion of the various commercial materials available to the ESL teacher: books, tapes, machines, kits, etc. Focus on evaluation of these and teacher-prepared materials.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  638 - TESOL MA Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Catholic Educational Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  639 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  640 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  647 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3)

This course focuses on the use of computer technology for diverse learners in the United States. Students will explore issues surrounding the use of computers to enhance learning for all students. Through critical reading, the use of software, and hands-on activities, students will study the relationship between technology and equity, the way technology is changing culture, gender equity, inclusion, and educational computing as a social practice. The class is both theoretical and practical. Students are required to have access to the Internet outside of class time. Knowledge of basic computer software is recommended but not required.

IME  649 - IME M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in International and Multicultural Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  668 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral communication with some work in approaches to teaching writing.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  703 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  705 - Multiculturalism in a Global World (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  706 - Urban Education (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  710 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  716 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  718 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Continuation of proposal development. Specific components of a proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  739 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and the cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  740 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  768 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with the dissertation committee.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

IME  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.
College restricted to School of Education.

L_I  622 - Instructional Uses of Technology for the Learning Specialist (2)

Principles and practices of computer applications to instruction and management, with training in the operation of the microcomputer. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  640 - Intern Teaching Seminar II (1)

These courses consist of two semesters of supervised full-time teaching in special education classrooms with students who have mild/moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The courses include a variety of practica sessions with heterogeneous groupings of members of the cohort group. Candidates participate in analytic and reflective discussions, examine decision-making procedures, and discuss critical incidents from their classrooms and general topics of concern in the field. The courses also include the evaluation component of the fieldwork experience.
Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  659 - Consultation and Collaboration (3)

Issues of collaboration, consultation, communication, and teaming in interdisciplinary settings. Models for working with educators, parents, students, and community resource personnel. Ethical and practical applications of appropriate communication strategies. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  676 - Behavioral Management (3)

This course is designed to prepare candidates in the knowledge, skills, and competencies to plan and implement behavioral interventions and support for students with behavioral or emotional disabilities. Candidates will develop and implement a functional behavioral assessment and classroom management system to ensure healthy, positive learning and social environments for culturally and linguistically diverse students with mild to moderate disabilities.
Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  679 - Intern Teaching Seminar IV (1)

This is the final of four courses providing support for candidates as intern-teachers of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Candidates will continue to be observed and mentored by fieldwork supervisors, district support providers, and the course instructor. They will continue to observe credentialed instructors in a variety of special and general education settings, focusing on the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education program and curriculum. Candidates will apply methods and strategies to support students with disabilities in general education settings. Candidates will demonstrate achievement of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) through assessments and completion of portfolios. In addition, candidates will develop individual transition plans for post-program advancement towards a clear teaching credential.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  700 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

The major cognitive psychology theories and research on thinking. Topics include inductive and deductive thinking, analogical thinking, hypothesis testing, mental models, dual-coding, declarative and procedural knowledge, expertise, schemas and scripts, domain-specific knowledge, and social cognition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of literature reviews in research.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

Development of a research proposal leading to the dissertation.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  713 - Essentials for Teaching in Higher Education (3)

Teaching strategies for becoming an effective college teacher. Students will assess their philosophy of teaching, learning style, and teaching style; learn how to enhance motivation for learning; and acquire methods of assessment and techniques for teaching using case studies.

L_I  719 - Practicum in SPED Higher Ed I (1)

The college teaching practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to deliver instruction in a special education teacher credential program for mild-moderate disabilities.
College restricted to School of Education.

L_I  722 - Practicum in Research in Special Education (1)

The research practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to develop research skills in special education teacher education. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with structured experiences in designing and conducting research.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  724 - Grant Writing (3)

The objective of this course is to prepare doctoral students to develop the skills needed to write an effective grant proposal in a higher education setting. Since federal grants are some of the largest potential sources of funding, this will be the primary focus of the course.

L_I  729 - Proposal Development Seminar (3)

Continuation of proposal development, if needed
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  743 - Constructivism and Technology (3)

This hands-on course covers the history of constructivism as a learning theory, constructivist teaching strategies, curriculum designs, assessment, and the appropriate uses of technology to support student-centered learning.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation advisor and committee.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation advisor and committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
College restricted to School of Education.

L_I  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Learning and Instruction.

O_L  614 - Introduction to Organization and Leadership (3)

Explorations of theory, research and practice on how individuals make career choices and adjust to work. Focus on the implications of individual development for organizational and counseling practice in a wide range of settings and with diverse populations.
Restricted to Organization and Leadership majors

O_L  615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communications of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for word processing or other tasks.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  624 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  645 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs I (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O_L  647 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs III (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O_L  648 - Field Experience I (3)

Supervised, planned opportunities to relate and apply concepts of the Administrative Credential Services program and its seven conceptual areas - Educational Leadership, Program Improvement, Educational Management, Governance and Community, Educational Finance, Educational Law, and Information Management - to school practice. Plans are developed jointly with a member of the faculty and a field site supervisor. Students maintain reflective portfolios. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience II. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  649 - Field Experience II (3)

Continuation and evaluation of Field Experience I. Students must register for both Field Experience I and Field Experience II before the joint evaluation by assigned faculty and field supervisor of their competencies. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience I. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  650 - Instructional Leadership Capstone (3)

This course requires candidates to integrate course content and field experience learning from previous coursework and emphasizes how instructional leaders create school cultures that promote collaboration, community and shared responsibility for student learning. Specific methods of communication, problem solving, and data based decision-making are explored throughout the course. Candidates will complete their capstone at their school site under the guidance of their site supervisor and university mentor. They will identify a targeted group of students at the school site as well as work to provide leadership and guidance for teachers, parents and stakeholders in the community to develop and implement strategies to increase the achievement for the identified group of students.

O_L  654 - Schools, Community and Society (3)

This course examines the relationships among schools, communities, and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Concepts of authority, power, and influence in a global society provide a basis for learning that cuts across communities and organizations.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  655 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Organization and Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

O_L  662 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O_L  670 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity sciences - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

O_L  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  715 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communication of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for work processing or other tasks.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  724 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  741 - American Institutions in Higher Education (3)

A survey of the missions, organizational structures, governance, and administration of various types of postsecondary and higher education institutions in America.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  744 - Academic and Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)

Contemporary problems, issues, and trends in the administration of curricula, instructional programs, student development programs, and student support services are examined in relation to both conceptual models and actual institutional settings.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  750 - Organizational Theory: Applications and Implications (3)

Exploration of theories of human organizations and how they function. Emphasis is on critical analysis of organizational settings with which the students are familiar and applications of theory for improvement and change.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  754 - School, Community and Society (3)

Examination of the relationships among schools, communities and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Selected cultural areas are presented for context-based study of learning imperatives that cut across communities and organizations.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  762 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O_L  770 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity science - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
College restricted to School of Education.

O_L  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  600 - Teaching, Learning and Technology (2)

Introduction to the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) as the basis for organizing credential candidate portfolios. Explores state subject matter standards and the use of technology as a tool to support student learning and expression, lesson planning and teacher productivity tools. Students must have a basic skill in using word processor, email and internet search tools.

TEC  602 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Visual and Performing Arts (1)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching visual and performing arts within the elementary school curriculum.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  605 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (4)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teacher and a university supervisor. Done at a different school and grade level than Student Teaching I. Includes the weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  606 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (4)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Student must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  607 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (4)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  610 - Learning and Teaching (3)

Application of theories and principles of learning, motivation, social behavior, human development, individual differences, and educational measurement to the analysis of instructional problems in school settings. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  611 - Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of key aspects of bilingual cross-cultural education: theories of first and second language development; legal basis and evaluation; school programs for second language learners; effective instructional strategies; empowerment and deficit issues. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  612 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Language Arts in the Intermediate Grades (3)

Study of research and practice related to subject matter content, instructional methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching language arts, art, and music within the elementary school curriculum.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  613 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science (4)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching mathematics and science within the elementary school curriculum.

TEC  616 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks in elementary classrooms (K-2 or 3-5 grade level) culminating in the development and teaching of at least one unit of instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  618 - Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)

Examination of schooling in contemporary U.S. society through a comparative analysis across diverse cultures. Cross-cultural contact and interactions within the classroom, school site, and society. Exploration of how trends in migration and immigration influence schooling.

TEC  619 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Teacher Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

TEC  621 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy (3)

Exploration of knowledge base and effective instructional practices defining a balanced approach to primary reading instruction. Investigation of relationship between reading, writing and spelling; phonemic awareness and phonics instruction; reading comprehension; planning and delivery of appropriate reading instruction based on assessment and evaluation. Fifteen (15) hours of tutoring required in K-2 public school classrooms, arranged with Course Instructor.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  622 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Academic Literacy (3)

Focus upon the academic skills and practices in middle and high schools to strengthen the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking abilities essential for functioning in an increasingly complex world. Exploration of the development of reading and writing proficiently for acquiring knowledge across all content areas.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  625 - Teaching Adolescents (3)

Adolescence is a unique stage of life between childhood and adulthood which presents today's youth - as well as their teachers - with daunting challenges. This course provides Single Subject credential candidates with the theoretical and practical tools to understand adolescence as experienced by students in U.S. secondary schools. Central themes addressed in this course are: examining adolescent development, exploring cultural identity, valuing youth popular culture, getting to know students and their interests, creating an engaging curriculum, and building a safe classroom community.

TEC  630 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies (2)

In this course credential candidates will discuss the mission of social studies education, consider the diversity of children in today's social studies classrooms, address the social studies curriculum, and explore effective social studies instruction, including using technology as a means to social studies learning, and expanding social studies across the curriculum. Emphases on the California and NCSS standards and their classroom applications. Participants will apply educational concepts with specific classroom examples and field-tested lesson plans.

TEC  631 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: English (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 628, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching English writing, grammar, and literature within middle and high school curriculum.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  632 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Math (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the mathematics within middle and high school curriculum.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  633 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  634 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Social Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 629, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the social sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  636 - Methods and Materials in the Language of Emphasis: Spanish (2)

Study of Methodology and materials in primary language. Focuses on the teaching of Spanish as a subject and using it as a medium of instruction. Instruction is conducted solely or primarily in Spanish.

TEC  642 - Health Education (1)

Study of the subject-matter content and instructional methods, materials, media, and technology used in teaching personal, family, and community health, including hygiene, nutrition, and the psychological and social effects of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and dangerous drugs. CPR CERTIFICATE NOT INCLUDED.

TEC  643 - Education of Exceptional Children (3)

Introduction to special education that recognizes the differences and the similarities of the needs of exceptional and non-exceptional pupils, utilizes nondiscriminatory assessment of such needs, and applies diagnostic information toward modification of school curricula and instructional methods and materials, including study of assistive and adaptive technologies for the classroom.

TEC  655 - Single Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (4)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teaching and a university supervisor. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering from this course.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  656 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (4)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  657 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (4)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis.
Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  659 - Action Research and Service-Learning for Urban Teachers (3)

This course will prepare students to analyze classroom-related data to conduct a field component project. It will prepare students to engage in practical critical reflection that recognizes the complexity of context specific conditions and supports their efforts to create local solutions for local problems.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  660 - Single Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks, in middle or high school classrooms, culminating in the development and teaching of a least one unit of instruction. Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses will be applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  663 - Tutoring Practicum: Intermediate Level (1)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables MATR students to integrate reading theory and practice regarding assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers. Tutoring fieldwork will include individualized reading instruction for both primary and intermediate level students. Course requires tutoring fieldwork during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  670 - Issues in Reading Research: Theories and Practice (3)

This course will examine traditional and current research theories and research-based practice pertaining to how students learn to read; the structure of the English language, second language acquisition; relationships among language, spelling, reading and writing; and psychological and sociolinguistic aspects of reading and writing. In addition relevant research and theories pertaining to assessment and evaluation will be examined.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  673 - Curriculum: Currents and Controversies (3)

What should schools teach? This course focuses on the forces and conflicts that have shaped K-12 public school curricula, including the standards based accountability movement. We relate curriculum history, theory, and policy to contemporary classroom teaching. This course is a prerequisite for the Curriculum Development and Design course.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  674 - Curriculum Development and Design (3)

What do educators select to teach, and how do they adapt and develop curricula that can provide all students with equal access to rich learning opportunities? This course focuses on curriculum development and is the capstone experience for the Masters of Arts in Teaching. The core project is designing a cohesive instructional unit that addresses students' diverse learning needs.
College restricted to School of Education.

TEC  697 - Directed Study (1 - 6)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic. Permission of instructor and permission of Dean required.
College restricted to School of Education.