UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

DEAF 160. American Sign Language I (4)

Not open to native signers. Study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Preparation for visual/gestural communication, including basic information relating to Deaf culture, intensive work on comprehension skills and grammatical structures.

DEAF 161. American Sign Language II (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 160 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Comprehension skills, grammatical structures, practice in the production aspects of the language and exposure to Deaf culture.

DEAF 200. Introduction to Deaf Studies (3)

Preparatory: DEAF 160. This course introduces students to the basic information of the American Deaf experience in the United States: Deaf community/culture and American Sign Language. This course exposes students to the history, contributions and contemporary lives of Deaf people in America. This course is interdisciplinary in that it introduces a range of issues that …

DEAF 280. American Sign Language III (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 161 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language. Comprehension skills, advanced grammatical structures, continued emphasis on production skills and aspects of Deaf culture.

DEAF 281. American Sign Language IV (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 280 or equivalent. Not open to native signers. Emphasis on production/conversational skills in American Sign Language, along with continued focus on grammatical and cultural features.

DEAF 300. Advanced ASL Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent or instructor consent. Not open to native signers. Provides further development of conversational abilities in American Sign Language, emphasizing the area of self-expression. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people.

DEAF 350. Principles of Sign Language Interpretation (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 200. Introductory overview of the profession of sign language interpretation. Forms the theoretical foundation for all other work in sign language interpretation. Particular emphasis on the professional code of ethics and other professional concerns. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 360. American Deaf Culture (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 200. Discussion of the various aspects of American Deaf culture, including the description of deafness, Deaf people, the deaf community as defined by audiological and/or cultural means, services for and by Deaf people and culture as reflected in the arts and language of Deaf people.

DEAF 370. American Sign Language/English Translation (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Intensive examination of translation as an issue in applied linguistics. Practice in translation between ASL and English, and extensive discussion of problems encountered in the translation process between the two languages.

DEAF 380. Sign Language Interpreting I (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 370. Corequisite: DEAF 383. Training in receptive and expressive sign language interpreting for Deaf individuals, emphasis on the development of consecutive sign language interpreting skills (sign-to-voice and voice-to sign).

DEAF 381. Sign Language Interpreting II (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 380. Corequisite: DEAF 383. Further training in receptive and expressive sign language interpreting for Deaf individuals. Sequenced series of activities leading from consecutive interpreting to the development of simultaneous interpreting skills (sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign).

DEAF 383. Sign Language Interpretation Lab (1-1)

Recommended Corequisite: DEAF 380 or DEAF 381. Refines sign language interpretation and transliteration skills through individualized instruction. May be repeated once for credit.

DEAF 400. Deaf and Hearing People: A Comparative Cultural Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360. Preparatory: DEAF 281. For students entering the world of Deaf people in professional and/or social capacities to conduct comparative/contrastive analysis between Deaf and hearing cultures. Students apply observational techniques to identify and record cultural conflicts/interactions between Deaf and hearing people. Students attempt to describe characteristics of the Deaf/hearing group known as the …

DEAF 401. Deaf History (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360. Preparatory: DEAF 281. Examines selected points of the history of Deaf people and the Deaf community as well as the Deaf experience in a historical perspective. Emphasis on historical forces impacting the educational, social, political and economic aspects of the Deaf community, from both the Deaf perspective and a historical perspective, including …

DEAF 402. Deaf Literature (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 360. Preparatory: ENGL 255; DEAF 281 and DEAF 370. Provides an overview of all genres of both American Sign Language and English literature about deaf/Deaf characters written by deaf/Deaf and hearing authors, and explores Western society’s views of the deaf/Deaf experience as depicted in novels, short stories, drama, poetry, folklore, humor, media and other …

DEAF 404. Issues and Trends in the Deaf Community (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, DEAF 360. The course examines issues and trends in the Deaf community. The course begins with a critical analysis of historical issues confronting the Deaf community. Major emphasis on social, cultural, linguistic, political and economic patterns affecting Deaf people in the U.S. Issues of audism and linguicism also are addressed. The course …

DEAF 405. ASL/Deaf Theatre (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. A survey of theatre works staged with Deaf and hearing performers in American Sign Language and intended for Deaf and hearing audiences. The course will explore different genres of this type of American Sign Language/Deaf theatre, including sign language adaptations of plays, original works involving Deaf issues, plays concerning cross-cultural conflicts …

DEAF 406. The Deaf Learner (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, DEAF 360. This course examines the linguistic, historical, social and educational development of the Deaf learner. Students are exposed to various perspectives and practices of the traditional and current systems for educating Deaf youngsters. Particular attention on the importance of maximizing visual input for the Deaf learners as part of their cognitive development. …

DEAF 407. Law and the Deaf (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, 360. This course focuses on the laws affecting Deaf people and the role laws and the legal system play in ameliorating the inequalities that Deaf people face through living in a hearing world. Emphasis is on the laws and the legal system of the U.S., although legal situations pertaining to Deaf people in …

DEAF 410. Deaf Women in Today’s American Society (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281 and DEAF 360, or instructor consent. This course is a multidisciplinary analysis of Deaf women in the Deaf community and in American society, and includes the study of the historical, social, political, educational and economic factors that have influenced and impacted the role and status of Deaf women, including some important events of …

DEAF 412. Black Deaf Communities (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 200 and DEAF 360. Recommended Preparatory: DEAF 400 and DEAF 404. The course will explore the history of Black Deaf education and culture in the U.S. and the role racism, audism, hearing privilege, and resistance played in its development. Contemporary realities and issues within Black Deaf education, language, employment, family and culture in …

DEAF 415. Deaf Studies Community Services (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 281, DEAF 360. Corequisite: DEAF 404. Field study, observation and participation in selected Deaf community institutions and agencies to be conducted under supervision and after preparatory instruction to acquaint the student with field and service learning techniques.

DEAF 420. Sign Language Interpreting III (4)

Prerequisite: DEAF 381 or equivalent. This course will continue development of students’ interpreting skills through exercises that focus on memory, processing, discourse analysis and interpretation/transliteration of various communication genres. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to and practice interpreting and transliterating texts from a variety of specialized settings.

DEAF 430. American Sign Language: Individual Skills Development (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281. A supervised individual/small group activity designed to provide feedback on comprehension and production skills in American Sign Language. Designed primarily for students whose individual performance after completing ASL IV or equivalent indicates the need for additional support from a fluent ASL sign language model/tutor. Individualized attention and feedback can be provided in …

DEAF 434A. Fingerspelling I (1-1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 280 or equivalent. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people. Develops basic skills in receptive and expressive fingerspelling. May be repeated once for credit.

DEAF 436. Sign Language Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Overview of sign language research and its impact on sign language teaching. Critical analysis of the effect of instructional models in sign language teaching, mainly ASL. Includes discussion on how the concepts found in the research can be best utilized for sign language teaching.

DEAF 482. Practicum in Sign Language Interpreting (3)

Prerequisites: DEAF 381, DEAF 383, DEAF 420. Advanced exposure to and practical experience in sign language interpreting and transliterating. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 484. Structure of American Sign Language (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Focus on the grammatical structures and patterns of American Sign Language. View of ASL phonology, morphology and syntax, with emphasis on the practical use of such knowledge.

DEAF 485. Issues in American Sign Language (3)

Prerequisite: DEAF 484. Addresses questions of syntax, language acquisition and discourse structure in American Sign Language. (Offered Spring semester only.)

DEAF 489/L. Introduction to ASL Translation of Literary and Artistic Works/Creative Uses of American Sign Language (1/2-2)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281 or equivalent. Corequisite: DEAF 489L. Introduction to the basic principles of American Sign Language as applied in various artistic settings. Explores the techniques and principles of translating artistic and literary works from English into ASL and from ASL into English. Lab: Provides training in the artistic expression of poetry, storytelling and song-translation using …

DEAF 490A-G. Essential Features of ASL/Signed Languages (1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 281. This group of seven 1-unit courses continues developing advanced ASL/signed language skills and covers a multitude of topics examining applications of specific ASL/signed language skills. Linguistic competence is enhanced through interactive discourse in class. Each 1-unit course focuses on a specific topic/skill and includes practice of the requisite skills and process tasks …

DEAF 491A-F. Specialized Areas of Sign Language Interpreting (1)

Prerequisite: DEAF 380. This group of six 1-unit courses introduces students to the broad range of career paths that are available to them within the profession of sign language interpreting. Continuation of skills development within interpretation processes includes application of production and comprehension skills in different topical areas. Content areas in each course include theory, …

DEAF 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Deaf Studies (3)

Experimental courses in Deaf Studies, with course content to be determined.

DEAF 497. Deaf Studies Capstone (3)

Prerequisite: Graduating senior standing or instructor consent. Restricted to students majoring in Deaf Studies. Capstone course for the Deaf Studies major, usually taken during the final semester before baccalaureate graduation. Focus on a synthesis of the information, concepts, material and methodologies provided in the previous Deaf Studies classes. Completion of a project resulting from the …

DEAF 499X-Z. Independent Study (1-3)

Strongly recommended for prospective teachers, interpreters and other professionals working with Deaf people.

EDUC 201. R.A.I.S.E. (Resiliency, Action, Invest, Succeed and Enjoy) Your G.P.A. (1)

This interactive course is designed to help students strengthen learning habits, increase academic self-confidence and motivation, as well as the ability to set and achieve goals, with the aim of increasing academic persistence. This course is intended for students who are working to get off academic probation and want to prevent disqualification. Additionally, this course …

EDUC 601. Introduction to Instructional Games and Simulations (3)

Students explore the role of games and simulations in education. Students also examine learning theories and practices that guide design and use of educational games. Students learn how to identify learning goals and methods in educational games as well as how to create a game design document that will include the outline and flow of …

EDUC 602. Introduction to Game Scripting and Development (3)

Students will design and develop educational games using tools, resources and computing techniques available for programmers. They will develop software applications that implement effective instructional strategies. Students will be introduced to scripting languages, algorithms and programming techniques including re-usability of code, task management, simplicity and efficiency.

EDUC 603. Instructional Games and Simulations (3)

This course introduces practical educational game authoring techniques and applications. Students will investigate a variety of game interface and design creation engines for educational game design. Students will develop educational game prototypes to explore game mechanics and interaction.

EDUC 604. Assessing Learning from Educational Media (3)

Students will learn to assess the effectiveness of digital media for learning. They will learn how to measure student engagement and the growth of knowledge and skills in digital environments including games and simulations. Students will learn about data collection and analysis methods such as focus groups and log data analysis as well as more …

EDUC 605. Instructional Games and Simulations Seminar (1-1-1)

This course provides students with experience in working with instructional games and simulations. Students will explore current trends and design processes guiding the design of instructional games and simulations. Students will create instructional games and simulations using educational game authoring techniques and be introduced to software development, programing, scripting languages and coding.

EED 472. Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 315; Special Education students only may take SPED 400 instead of EPC 315. Admission to credential program. Recommended Pre/Corequisites: MATH 310 and MATH 310L. Restricted to Integrated Teacher Education Program candidates admitted to the credential program. Addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates and Preliminary Education Specialist candidates need in …

EED 477A. Reading Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. This is the first of two courses designed to prepare undergraduate multiple-subject credential candidates to teach reading, speaking, listening and language across the curriculum to all students—including beginning through advanced readers, English learners and students with special needs. Teacher candidates will become familiar with historical and theoretical perspectives …

EED 477B. Literacy Instruction and English Language Development for Diverse Learners (3)

Prerequisites: EED 477A; Admission to the Integrated Teacher Education Program. Corequisites: EED 578A, EED 579A. This is the second of two courses designed to prepare multiple subject credential candidates to teach reading/language arts and English Language Development (ELD). This course emphasizes concepts of effective instruction for literacy development specific to English language learners, instructional methods …

EED 480. Science/Social Science Curriculum Methods (4)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of EED 477B and first student teaching assignment. Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 578D, EED 579. Corequisites for Education Specialist Credential Candidates: SPED 579, SPED 580MM. This course addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential and Preliminary Education Specialist Credential candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement, and …

EED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (1-3)

Selected topics in elementary education with course content to be determined.

EED 500. Foundations of Elementary Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or under Intent to Apply Status (ITA). Intent to Apply (ITA) students who are enrolled in this course are required to perform 20 hours of fieldwork observation (as they have not yet been formally admitted into the teacher credential program). EPC 315 may be substituted for EED/EPC …

EED 502. Introduction to Induction (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple or Single Subject Induction Program. This initial Induction Program course offers individuals who have earned a Multiple or Single Subject Credential a professional community that will assist the transition from teacher preparation to induction. The course provides an overview of the program and supports candidate’s development of advanced knowledge, skills …

EED 515. Learning Technologies (3)

Prerequisite: Intent to Apply or Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; Corequisite: EED 500/EPC 500. This course addresses technology-driven skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates need to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate instructional tools and software programs to teach to the California Core State Standards (CA-CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), …

EED 520. Reading Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the post-baccalaureate multiple subject teaching credential program. Corequisite: EED 500 or EPC 500. EPC 315 (Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning) may be substituted for the EPC/EED 500 prerequisite only if completed as an undergraduate. This course prepares post-baccalaureate multiple subject credential candidates to teach reading, speaking, listening, and …

EED 525. Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in the Elementary School (3)

This is a required course for all Multiple Subject BCLAD Emphasis Credential program candidates. Evidence of bi-literacy proficiency (passage of required CSET LOTE exam) in all four modes of literacy in the primary language (Spanish, Korean, Armenian; and Cambodian, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese through the CSU Asian BCLAD Consortium) and English language is required of …

EED 550B 1. Supervised Fieldwork and Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program; Currently a teacher-of-record for a K-8 classroom. Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment or completion of EED 500 and EED 520. The combined fieldwork and seminar format of this course assists the intern in establishing connections among course content, theories of teaching and learning, and classroom pedagogy. This …

EED 550B 2. Supervised Fieldwork and Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: EED 500, EED 550B(1) and EED 520; Admission to the Multiple Subject University Internship Credential Program; Currently a teacher-of-record for a K-8 classroom. Recommended Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of EED 565M, EED 577; SPED 401C. The combined fieldwork and seminar format of this course assists the intern in establishing connections among course content, …

EED 550B 3. Supervised Fieldwork (2)

Prerequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), EED 520, EED 565M, EED 577; SPEC 401C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program–University Internship Pathway; Currently a teacher of record for a K-8 classroom; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisite: EED 559C. Recommended Pre/Corequisites: Enrollment in or completion of ELPS 417/CHS 417/AFRS 417/AAS 417/ARMN 417, EED …

EED 550D. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (4)

Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment in required multiple subject credential coursework. Specially arranged student teaching for students not in the regular student teaching program. Open to students only upon departmental approval.

EED 551C. Supervised Practicum (3)

Prerequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), EED 520, EED 550B(1), EED 550B(2), EED 550B(3), EED 559C, EED 565M, EED 575, EED 577; ELPS 417/CHS 417/AFRS 417/AAS 417/ARMN 417; SPED 401C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program–University Internship Pathway; Currently a teacher of record for a K-8 classroom; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office; Documentation …

EED 559C. Supervised Fieldwork Seminar (2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500), EED 520, EED 565M. Corequisite: EED 560C or EED 567ACT. This course is a 2-unit supervised fieldwork seminar for students completing the Traditional, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation or Internship pathway for Multiple Subject Credential candidates. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze fieldwork experiences. …

EED 559F. Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Prerequisites: EED 550B(3), EED 560C or EED 567ACT; EED 559C. Corequisites: EED 551C, EED 561F or EED 568ACT. This course is a 1-unit supervised fieldwork seminar for Multiple Subject Credential candidates completing the Traditional, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation and Internship pathways. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze fieldwork experiences. …

EED 560C. Student Teaching I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Pre/Corequisites: EED 500 or EPC 500 (EPC 315 may be substituted for EED 500 or EPC 500 only if completed previously as an undergraduate student), EED 515, EED 520, EED 565M, and EED 577. Corequisite: EED 559C-Seminar. Teaching credential candidates in …

EED 561F. Student Teaching II (6)

Prerequisites: EED 559C, EED 560C; Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisite: EED 559F. Pre/Corequisites: EED 515, EED 565S, EED 575, EED 577; AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417; HSCI 465ELM; KIN 595PE; SPED 420. EED 561F is the second of two substantive clinical practice experiences in the Multiple …

EED 565M. Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject or Educational Specialist Credential Program. Pre/Corequisite: EED 500 or EPC 500. EPC 315 (Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning) may be substituted for the EPC/EED 500 prerequisite only if completed as an undergraduate. This course addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates and Education Specialist candidates need in …

EED 565S. Science Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; EED 500/EPC 500; EPC 315 (Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning) may be substituted for the EPC 500/EED 500 prerequisite only if completed as an undergraduate; EED 520; EED 565M. This course addresses the skills and understandings that Multiple Subject Credential candidates need in order to effectively plan, implement, …

EED 567ACT. Supervised Fieldwork (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to the ACT Preparation Program. Corequisites: EED 500 (or EPC 500) or (EPC 315 may be substituted for EED 500 or EPC 500 only if completed previously as an undergraduate student), EED 515, EED 520, EED 559C, EED 565M, EED 577; ELPS 541A; SPED 541B. Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative …

EED 568ACT. Student Teaching (6)

Prerequisites: EED 559C, EED 567ACT; Admission to the ACT Preparation Program; Verification of eligibility from Credential Office. Corequisites: EED 559F, EED 565S, EED 575; ELPS 542A; HSCI 465ELM; KIN 595PE; SPED 542B. EED 568ACT is the second field experience in the ACT Pathway and the culminating student teaching experience for Multiple Subject Credential candidates enrolled in …

EED 575. Integrated Social Studies and Arts Curriculum and Methods (3)

Prerequisites: EED 500/EPC 500, EED 520 and EED 565M. Corequisite: EED 577. A methods course teaching the basic content and competencies required for effective instruction in elementary school social studies and visual-performing arts. It is offered concurrently with a student teaching assignment. Opportunity for interdisciplinary curriculum development will be provided. The course combines the social studies content and incorporates the …

EED 577. Language Arts Instruction and English Language Development (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the credential program. Corequisites: EED 500 or EPC 500; EPC 315 (Psychological Foundations of Teaching and Learning) may be substituted for the EED/EPC 500 prerequisite only if completed as an undergraduate; EED 520. This course emphasizes instructional approaches for literacy development specific to English language learners, language arts, and writing methods within the context of …

EED 578A. Student Teaching I (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program; Admission to student teaching. Corequisites: EED 477B and EED 579A. EED 578A is a field experience in the Multiple Subject Credential Program (Integrated Teacher Education Program-ITEP). The field experience takes place in public elementary schools, and provides opportunities for the credential candidate to work under the daily direction …

EED 578D. Student Teaching II (6)

Recommended Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential Program; Admission to student teaching. Corequisites: EED 480 and EED 579D. EED 578D is the second of two substantive clinical practice experiences in the Multiple Subject Credential Program–ITEP Pathway. The course requires 20 hours of Early Field Experience preceding student teaching and 10 weeks of student teaching in …

EED 579A. Student Teaching Seminar (2)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program; Admission to student teaching. Corequisite: EED 578A. This course is a 2-unit student teaching seminar in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect on and analyze fieldwork experiences. Student teachers learn to: (1) assess their needs; (2) gather data; (3) analyze results; …

EED 579D. Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program; admission to student teaching. Corequisite: EED 578D. This course is a 1-unit student teaching seminar in the Multiple Subject Credential program. The seminar provides opportunities for candidates to reflect upon and analyze fieldwork experiences. Student teachers learn to (1) assess their needs, (2) gather data, (3) analyze results, …

EED 601. Curriculum, Instruction and the Reflective Teacher (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Student Teaching. In addition to exploring the philosophical and research bases for instructional practices and instructional decision making, the course examines curricular theories and their influence on teaching/learning. Contemporary educational research and literature provide a framework for examining fundamental issues in education and their impact on current practices. Opportunities to engage in …

EED 602. Applying Technology to Curricular Goals (3)

Prerequisite: EED 513. Advanced-level course in the use of computers in the elementary school curriculum. Primary emphasis is on applications in the various curricular areas in the self-contained classroom with one, two or more computers. Content includes such practical and theoretical considerations as manipulating and analyzing data, communicating through a variety of electronic media, interacting and …

EED 610. Research in Elementary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Multiple Subject Credential; Completion required within first 9 units in Master of Arts degree program; Must be taken prior to all graduate seminar courses. Survey and analysis of research in elementary education, chiefly in areas of contemporary interest that cut across all curricular fields. Emphasis is on learning to use a wide …

EED 625A/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisites: EED 520/SED 520 or equivalent; EED 633 or SED 625ENG; Teaching experience. Corequisite: EED 625AL. Principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student develops competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis, as well as in a classroom setting. Students should become adept at observations and …

EED 625B/L. Literacy Assessment and Teaching Strategies and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: EED 625AL/SED 625AL. Corequisite: EED 625BL. Additional principles and procedures for the evaluation of reading and writing effectiveness are presented. Each student continues to develop competencies in assessing literacy behavior on an individual basis, as well as in a classroom setting. Students should hone their skills of selecting, scoring and interpreting the results of …

EED 626. Literacy Instruction for English Learners K-12 (3)

Prerequisite: EED 520 or SED 520 or equivalent. Major theories of first and second language acquisition and literacy development specific to second language learners are presented in this seminar for both monolingual and bilingual classroom teachers. Additionally, the importance of varied instructional approaches in the development of oral language, reading and writing are discussed. Research …

EED 628. Language and Literacy Programs: Leadership, Planning and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisites: EED 625A/L or SED 625A/L, and EED 625B/L or SED 625B/L or instructor consent. Principles of designing, organizing, coordinating and evaluating a variety of bilingual/multilingual programs as well as literacy programs (e.g., K-12 integrated language arts programs, corrective reading/writing programs, programs for students at risk) are presented. Students develop competencies in planning, conducting and evaluating …

EED 633. Seminar in Elementary School Language Arts Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 601; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in language arts for the teacher of elementary school children. Major emphasis of the course is on the theory and the research relevant to the study of the nature of the language arts, and to the current trends and developments in teaching language arts with an interdisciplinary …

EED 638. Seminar in Elementary School Social Studies Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in elementary school social studies. Identification of current problems in the field of the social studies, with extensive exploration of the professional interdisciplinary literature related to rationale of and potential approaches to resolving such problems. Emphasis of the course will be theory and research.

EED 643. Seminar in Elementary School Mathematics Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Graduate course in education on the research in elementary school mathematics. Course emphasis on analysis of research in education and related fields, current curricular projects, trends and issues, modern learning and pedagogical theory, and student development of a researchable project.

EED 648. Seminar in Elementary School Science Education (3)

Prerequisites: EED 610; Graduate standing. Advanced curriculum course in elementary school science for teachers. Major emphasis of the course will include theory and research related to contemporary aspects of elementary school science. Current trends and issues are examined in relation to current developments stressing an interdisciplinary approach to science. A research project, using elementary school …

EED 649. Elementary School Interdisciplinary Arts Education (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of student teaching. An interdisciplinary methods course focusing on the meaning, role and teaching strategies of the arts in the elementary school curriculum. The course: (1) provides opportunities for exploration and understanding of dance, music, drama and visual arts; (2) seeks strategies for integrating two or more of the arts; and (3) applies …

EED 670. Research Applications in ESL Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: EED 570 or equivalent; EED 610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Designed to prepare teachers to analyze, plan and evaluate ESL instruction in a bilingual or multilingual setting at the elementary-school level. Emphasis given to the analysis and development of materials and methods for teaching and assessment. Students will evaluate and synthesize current research …

EED 671. Seminar in Multilingual/Multicultural Education (3)

Prerequisite: EED 610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Seminar for teachers, supervisors or administrators interested in bilingual/multilingual education. Concerned with the philosophical, cultural and psychological aspects of bilingualism as well as the history and politics of bilingual/ multilingual education, models of bilingual/multilingual programs and effective ways to work with the community. Bilingual/multilingual refers to bilingual/ …

EED 672. Family Literacy and Community Assets: Teacher Advocacy in Multicultural/Multilingual Settings (3)

Corequisites: EED 601. Preparatory: EED 600. This course is an introduction to current theories, methods and best practices of advocating for parents, children, and families in multilingual, multicultural and diverse settings. Research related to parent involvement, family literacy, and community/parent-initiated legislation will be examined. Students will evaluate various models of school/community partnerships. The course explores strategies …

EED 675. Bilingual/Multilingual Teaching Strategies (3)

Prerequisite: EED 610 or equivalent or instructor consent. Students evaluate research on bilingual/multilingual teaching methods and strategies. Emphasis is placed on relating research findings to instructional decision making. Includes modeling, developing and validating effective teaching strategies that provide English learners access to the core curriculum. Bilingual/multilingual refers to bilingual/bicultural and multilingual/multicultural settings. (Cross-listed with SED …

EED 676. Multicultural Arts Education (3)

Prerequisite: EED 601. Corequisite: EED 610. This interdisciplinary methods/research course is focused on the meaning, role, and teaching strategies of the arts in multicultural communities. The course provides an overview of how dance, music, drama and visual arts create meaning in diverse cultures in the surrounding geographic area. In addition, an in-depth review of literature and …

EED 681. Classroom Communication and Management Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or classroom teacher. Focuses on the theoretical basis for and the practical implementation of several approaches to classroom management and communication. Emphasis is on the interrelationship between management and the instructional process (e.g., students’ motivation and characteristics, curriculum considerations, assessment components.) (Cross-listed with EPC 681.)

EED 695A-Z. Seminar in Selected Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special seminars in selected topics in: (A) Early Childhood Education; and (B) Elementary Education.

EED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Prior completion of all course requirements for the master’s degree.

EED 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (3-6)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and completion of EED 610 Research in Elementary Education. A thesis on an advanced topic in the field of education.

ELPS 203. Urban Education in American Society (3)

Introductory foundation course. Designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of the understanding of the American educational enterprise, especially problems in urban multicultural schools. Concepts and methods from the fields of sociology, philosophy and the politics of education are used to gain knowledge of, understand and analyze the current conditions of American schools, and …

ELPS 417. Equity and Diversity in Schools (3)

Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience, and a comparative analysis is made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique and reflect on their personal …

ELPS 541A. Getting Started–Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools (1)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisite: Admission to the ACT Program. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 500/EPC 500; EED 515, EED 520, EED 565ACT, EED 565M, EED 577; ELPS 541A. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 541A; EPC 420; SED 511, SED 514, SED 525, SED 554. Special …

ELPS 542A. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (2)

Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Corequisites: Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; HSCI 465ELM; ELPS 542A; KIN 595PE. Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED 521, SED 555. Special Education Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; …

ELPS 600. Research in Educational Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods and contributions to K12 and higher education practice, with an emphasis on how administrators can use research to inform decision …

ELPS 600HE. Research Design in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course introduces students to education research concepts, methods and contributions to higher education practice, with an emphasis on how higher education leaders can use research to systematically investigate problems in college and university …

ELPS 601HE. American Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed for students to understand the nature, scope and function of higher education in the U.S., with an emphasis given to contemporary issues and problems. This seminar-designed class is structured to engage …

ELPS 641. Comparative Education (3)

Educational systems of selected developed and developing countries studied in cross-cultural perspective. Emphasis on problems in educational borrowing and educational change.

ELPS 650. Contemporary Administrative Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations, with special emphasis on schools. Topics …

ELPS 650HE. Contemporary Administrative Leadership in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed to assist in the development of administrative leadership skills. Focus is on the knowledge and application of leadership skills necessary in effective organizations with special emphasis on higher education. Topics …

ELPS 656HE. Diversity and Student Success in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course deals with current issues and challenges of diversity and student success in higher education. Emphasis is placed on understanding the overall educational experiences of diverse college student populations across various institutional settings. This …

ELPS 663. Legal Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. General principles of American school law, with particular emphasis on California statutes. Consideration of the legal basis of federal, state and local administrative levels. Review of the salient legal …

ELPS 663HE. Policy and Law in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course explores key topics in higher education public policy and law at the federal and state levels in their historical and contemporary contexts. It emphasizes topics that are relevant to California, including governance, …

ELPS 664. The Business and Financial Aspects of Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Problems and principles of educational finance, with emphasis upon the California situation. Formulation and financing of the school budget. Legal provisions concerning school finance and business management. Basis and …

ELPS 667HE. Organization and Administration of Community College Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed for students to study the organization and administration of community colleges. The course focuses on the application of organizational theory to institutional practice in community colleges, the application of administrative …

ELPS 672. Management of Human Resources (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Seminar in the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of public school personnel administration. Emphasis on the development of a practical program.

ELPS 673HE. Leadership for Managing Reform in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed to support the development of knowledge and skills to plan for and manage institutional change in colleges and universities. The class includes focuses of historical and contemporary problems in postsecondary educational …

ELPS 674HE. Higher Education Operations: Finance and Human Resources in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed to help students understand the philosophy, scope, function and evaluation of postsecondary operations related to financial and human resources. The course covers general principles of American higher education finance and …

ELPS 675. Decision Making Simulation (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Designed to provide experienced school administrators and graduate students in administration and supervision the opportunity to simulate the position of a school administrator and assume the leadership of a …

ELPS 676. School Community Relations (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. The seminar is devoted to a study of the knowledge, dispositions and skills needed by educational administrators in order to understand and respond to diverse community interests and needs, …

ELPS 681. Organization and Administration of Elementary, Secondary and Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Organizational structure of elementary and secondary education in the schools, with a focus on site leadership. Particular emphasis given to the organization, administration and supervision of various types of …

ELPS 682. Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program. Foundations and philosophies of curriculum and instructional supervision. Curriculum formation, organization and assessment. Principles of professional development for staff members. The role of various school personnel in improving teaching …

ELPS 684. Field Based Leadership (3)

This course is designed to support and coach students who have initiated their careers in school leadership positions and hold the Preliminary Credential in Educational Administration. Units of study include the knowledge and skills necessary to be an effective leader in strategic, instructional, organizational, political and community domains. Students receive instruction and coaching in the …

ELPS 685. Induction Plan (1)

A plan for the candidate’s induction. Individually designed by each student in consultation with a local school/district mentor and a faculty member from Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department. The plan provides, among other things, a description of the district support services available to the student, a plan for the completion of required academic coursework, …

ELPS 686. Assessment of Candidate Competency (1)

Assessment of Candidate Competence accomplished through a formal departmental evaluation process that includes four separate phases: (1) Faculty assessment of the candidate’s performance in all of the activities identified in the Induction Plan; (2) Consultation will take place with school/district mentoring partners; (3) Faculty review of the candidate’s portfolio compiled throughout their program of study; and …

ELPS 687A-Z. Selected Topics Courses (1-5)

Individually designed experiences by student in collaboration with faculty member and designated mentor. These elective credits may be satisfied by non-University based activities and/or electives from this or other departments.

ELPS 688. Fieldwork in Educational Administration (3)

Prerequisites: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Educational Administration and/or the CA Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program; completion of ELPS 600; teaching experience; 6 hours or less of coursework remaining in the program; and approval of the administrator of the school where the fieldwork is to …

ELPS 688HE. Fieldwork in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course is designed to facilitate fieldwork in higher education administration with a focus on leadership through field research and professional experiences. Following ELPS 600HE where students develop skills to design and execute an …

ELPS 689. Practicum Administration (1)

Prerequisites: Valid administrative credential; Administrative position; Approval of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Admission is by preliminary application only. These may be obtained in the department office. Applications must be received by April 1 for consideration for the Fall semester and by November 1 for consideration for the Spring semester. Individualized program …

ELPS 690HE. Research Analysis in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisite: This course is restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership program. This course prepares students to understand the nature, assumptions, and logic of quantitative and qualitative research design and analysis. The course will build on concepts learned in ELPS 600HE and ELPS 688HE by extending …

ELPS 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Educational Administration (1-6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Experimental topics courses in educational administration will be offered as the availability of staff and extent of student background allow.

ELPS 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Preparatory: Restricted to and required of M.A. degree candidates in the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination for the degree.

ELPS 697HE. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Arts degree program in Higher Education Leadership; All coursework must be completed prior to or during the semester in which the candidate will take Directed Comprehensive Studies. This course is the culminating experience for candidates in the Master of Arts degree program in Higher Education Leadership. Directed Comprehensive Studies …

ELPS 698CHE. Culminating Experience in Higher Education (3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ELPS 690HE. The option and courses are restricted to candidates who have been admitted to the Master’s in Educational Administration in the Higher Education program. This course prepares students for the culminating experience in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies M.A. Program in Higher Education. This course follows ELPS 690 (Research …

ELPS 700. The Art of Collaborative Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational leaders with the tools to establish and enhance their own leadership skills in P12 school/district- or community-college settings. Students study and apply the literature of collaborative leadership, including team building, visioning, inspiring, and empowering constituents and stakeholders connected to the learning organization.

ELPS 705. Organizational Complexity and Change (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community colleges as complex and dynamic organizations. It emphasizes the ways in which educational leaders use knowledge of organizational theory to improve management decisions, facilitate organizational change and achieve positive outcomes for students.

ELPS 710. Curricular and Instructional Leadership for Systemic Reform (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on leadership for effective teaching and learning in contemporary P12 schools or community colleges. It includes advanced-level study of the nature of students, the nature of the curriculum to be taught and the fostering of instructional practices that improve learning for all students.

ELPS 715. Leading Change Through Cultural Competence (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course assists in the development of culturally competent leaders in diverse educational settings. Students develop knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to promote policies and practices that value difference and ensure equity in effective organizations. Special emphasis is given to culturally and linguistically diverse populations in …

ELPS 720. Postsecondary Finance and Enrollment Management (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (Community College cohort only.) This course provides an overview of postsecondary finance and fiscal management. It is a study of basic principles of business management, finance and budgeting practices in community colleges. It addresses issues, challenges and policy implications of revenue and enrollment trends.

ELPS 725. Instructional Assessment and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course includes study of instructional assessment and program evaluation for effective educational leadership. Emphasis is given to an examination of measures of student achievement and accountability systems.

ELPS 730. Public Policy in Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. (P12 cohort only.) This course examines the context for policy making and the process of policy development and implementation. It includes the study of organizational structures for educational decision making at the federal, state, county and local levels, with emphasis on how and where influence can …

ELPS 735. Law and Policy in Postsecondary Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program in Educational Leadership (Community College cohort only.) This course covers general principles of American school law with particular emphasis on California statutes and community-college regulations. It includes review of the major federal, state and local laws and regulations, and an analysis of significant court decisions having implications for public postsecondary …

ELPS 740. Entrepreneurship in Public Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course examines developments and promising practices in educational entrepreneurship and community partnerships. Students learn professional skills, such as grant writing, collaborative planning, presentation delivery and marketing. An emphasis is placed on working effectively with a variety of stakeholders across the public and private sectors to …

ELPS 745. The Science of Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course focuses on school/district or community college management strategies and issues. It is designed to help the administrator work within the organization to translate a shared vision into strategic and operational plans and to effectively manage people and resources at advanced levels of leadership.

ELPS 750. The Ethical Dimensions of Leadership (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides educational administrators an ethical and moral foundation that will both ground and inform their practice. Through examining moral contexts, exploring case studies involving ethical dilemmas and applying ethical principles and decision-making formats, students develop an understanding of the importance of shared ethical norms …

ELPS 755. Human Relations in Educational Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course enhances the effective management of human relations in collaborative organizational contexts. As the capstone course in the Doctoral Program, it addresses both self-awareness and increased understanding of others.

ELPS 760. Field Based Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. Doctoral students are guided in designing and conducting an intensive, field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement in P12 schools or community colleges. Students develop or enhance hands-on administrative skills in action research, collaborative problem solving, program planning and professional presentation.

ELPS 765. Field Based Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Field Based Inquiry I. (P12 cohort only.) Doctoral students complete their field-based inquiry related to organizational change efforts to improve student achievement, and present their findings in a seminar session.

ELPS 770. Applied Quantitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course provides an introduction to concepts, principles and methods of quantitative research in education. Problem identification, research design, data collection techniques and interpretation of research findings are addressed. Critical analysis of relevant research literature is emphasized.

ELPS 775. Applied Quantitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Quantitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly quantitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable quantitative study, as well as advanced techniques in data …

ELPS 780. Applied Qualitative Inquiry I (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership. This course is an overview of qualitative approaches to educational research that can be applied to educational leadership for school improvement. Students learn to be critical consumers of the qualitative research literature and to use basic qualitative research methods. Action research and qualitative approaches to the …

ELPS 785. Applied Qualitative Inquiry II (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Successful completion of Applied Qualitative Inquiry I. This course is an advanced seminar for students who plan to use mainly qualitative research methods for their dissertation. It guides them through the process of designing a meaningful, manageable qualitative study, as well as advanced techniques in qualitative …

ELPS 789. Dissertation Seminar (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership; Advancement to Candidacy. Students work under the guidance of their advisor to complete requirements for the dissertation. Includes independent work as well as dissertation seminars. Minimum of 12 dissertation seminar units are required in the program. May be repeated for credit. Students must be enrolled every …

EPC 314. Psychological Foundations, K-12 (3)

This course should be taken only by students not intending to enroll in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Fulfills the requirement for the CLAD program. Study of the theory and research of educational psychology to learn principles that are basic to the successful teaching of students of all ages, backgrounds and needs. These principles of …

EPC 315. Psychological Foundations of Learning and Teaching (3)

This course should be taken only by students intending to enroll in a K-12 teacher preparation program. Study of the theory and research of educational psychology to backgrounds and needs. These principles of educational psychology form a foundation of knowledge about teaching that is built upon in subsequent courses in teaching methods and practice. Topics …

EPC 420. Educational Psychology of Adolescence (3)

Required of candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program. Study of theory and research in educational psychology for successful teaching of adolescents. Subjects include learning, development, motivation, instruction, assessment, classroom management, individual/group differences, peer interactions, and family and community influences. Issues particularly pertinent to adolescence include identity development, self-esteem, suicide, crisis prevention and conflict resolution. …

EPC 430. Development and Learning in Early Childhood Education (3)

Examination of theoretical positions in development and learning, including relevant research and implications for educational practice in early years. Some sections of this course may offer a community-service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Available for graduate credit with approval from the graduate coordinator. Check the Schedule of Classes for the CS designation.

EPC 451. Fundamentals of Counseling and Guidance (3)

Admission restricted to seniors, PBUs and conditionally classified graduate students. Overview of several approaches to counseling in school and community settings. Understanding of case study methods in assessing individual children is included. Overall guidance programs are studied, with emphasis on counseling relationships. Available for graduate credit with approval from the graduate coordinator.

EPC 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Educational Psychology (3)

Experimental topics courses. Available for graduate credit with approval from the graduate coordinator.

EPC 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

Independent study. Available for graduate credit with approval from the graduate coordinator.

EPC 500. Foundations of Elementary Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program or under Intent to Apply Status (ITA). Intent to Apply (ITA) students who are enrolled in this course are required to perform 20 hours of fieldwork observation. EPC 315 may be substituted for EPC 500 or EED 500 only if completed previously as an undergraduate student. This theory-into-practice introductory teacher education course …

EPC 600. Educational Statistics for Research and Measurement (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in basic mathematics and algebra, or permission of the instructor; Current graduate standing in the University. Introduction to basic descriptive and inferential statistics for applications to graduate courses in educational psychology, counseling, general graduate-level educational courses in tests and measurements and research. Normally a prerequisite to EPC 601–Fundamentals of Measurement and EPC …

EPC 601. Individual and Group Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600 or equivalent. Examination of individual and group assessment instruments and their application in the evaluation of intellectual performance, personality constructs, career interest and interpersonal relations. Includes historical foundations, non-discriminatory procedures, ethical standards and social issues. Lab fee required.

EPC 602. Research Principles (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600. Introductory course in techniques, use, presentation and understanding of research principles in education and counseling and the contributions of research to the solution of problems.

EPC 603. Clinical Research and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 600 or equivalent; Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Introduces quantitative and qualitative clinical research methods, including randomized clinical trials, efficacy and effectiveness studies, program evaluation, client outcome, clinician effectiveness and evidence-based practice strategies. Emphasis placed on conducting research and evaluating outcomes with children, couples, families, diverse clients and vulnerable …

EPC 603MFA. Clinical Research and Program Evaluation (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Introduces quantitative and qualitative clinical research methods, including randomized clinical trials, efficacy and effectiveness studies, program evaluation, client outcome, clinician effectiveness and evidence-based practice strategies. Emphasis placed on conducting research and evaluating outcomes with children, couples, families, diverse clients and vulnerable populations. Also covers …

EPC 603MFB. Introduction to Professional Writing (2-2-2)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course introduces students to the basic professional writing standards required for both academic and clinical writing in the field. Students will review professional voice, writing style, organization, language bias, and grammar as well as learn APA style. Students must earn a grade of …

EPC 605. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Focuses on the interaction of the learning-teaching process. Emphasis on pertinent learning theories, individual differences in capacities and development of learners, and evaluation of learning and instructional models.

EPC 607. Motivation in Learning and Development: Theories and Application in Educational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: One of the following–EPC 314, EPC 420, EPC 600, PSY 313 or an equivalent course. Theories of motivation and research findings with specific relevance to learning process and human development within the context of educational psychology are examined. Psychological, social, cognitive and biological foundations of such motives are included. Topics include intrinsic motivation, achievement …

EPC 609. Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430 or an equivalent course. This course provides a comprehensive review of human development across the lifespan, including an overview of the biological, neurological, physiological, and sociocultural factors that affect human development. Focus is placed on understanding the contextual, environmental, and systemic factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior. Theories related to …

EPC 611. Seminar in Educational Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Exploration and synthesis of educational psychology and neuroscience research related to development, learning, information processing, effective instruction, effective learning environments, motivation, higher level cognition, metacognition and other relevant topics as it relates to the assessment and intervention of school-age learners.

EPC 615. Introduction to Instructional Design (3)

This course is a study of theory, research and principles of instructional design as applied to the successful development of effective instructional materials and media for learners of all ages, backgrounds and needs in educational settings. Topics studied include instructional design, theories and models, assessment, proposals, layout principles, mockups, presentation techniques and instructional strategies, materials, …

EPC 616. Seminar: Current Trends in Instructional Design and Adult Learning (1-1-1)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and instructor permission required. Corequisite: Must be taken in association with an Educational Psychology and Counseling M.A. program. This seminar covers information and skills on research, theory, and practice in current technology tools and strategies that are useful for the design and development of effective instruction for a selection of adult learners, subject …

EPC 620. College Counseling and Student Services Profession (3)

Examines theories and research in the field of student affairs. Introduces specialty areas, roles and functions of college counselors and student services professionals. Analyzes current problems, future trends, professional standards, legal issues and ethical concerns, as well as organizational patterns and the interactions of academic, business and student affairs areas.

EPC 621. Collaboration and Consultation for School Counselors (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the EPC School Counseling program. The course examines principles and theory-derived practices of collaborating with families in educational settings from pre-K through high school. Considerations of family system theory, family forms, the role of culture and the ecological perspective, the impact of family on child development, child and adolescent development, and student achievement …

EPC 622. American College Student and Campus Environment (3)

Examines personal characteristics and attitudes, social-cultural factors and developmental theory as they pertain to traditional and non-traditional college students. Explores student development, student service and campus ecology approaches. Surveys environmental assessment and needs analysis techniques, program planning, intervention strategies and program evaluation relevant to the college population.

EPC 632. Issues, Theories and Current Practices in Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430. Current issues and trends in early childhood education, including examination of relationships between basic assumptions, theory and practice.

EPC 634. Language and Concept Development in the Early School Years (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 430. Study of research and current theoretical positions in language and concept development with major emphasis on the implications for learning in the school setting.

EPC 635. Foundations of Developmental Curriculum for Early Childhood (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 430 and EPC 632, or instructor consent. To be taken concurrently with experiences in the field, either teaching or fieldwork.

EPC 636. Systems and Policies in Infant-Toddler-Family Mental Health (3)

Focus on the systems and policies that support optimal infant-toddler-family mental health. Students participate in researching the national, state and local legislation that influences the related child care, education and service delivery systems. This includes the exploration of private and public agencies in place to administer and/or deliver services for young children and their families. …

EPC 639C. Fieldwork in Early Childhood (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 430; Formal admittance into the master’s program in Early Childhood Education. Supervised fieldwork in a variety of early childhood and parent-child settings. Students are required to spend 20 hours in fieldwork per academic unit (e.g., 3 units requires 60 hours of fieldwork) and participate in a 2-hour weekly seminar with their fieldwork professor. …

EPC 641. Bilingual Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Basic course is designed to understand the assessment of culturally and linguistically diverse students, primarily the bilingual student. Primary emphasis is placed on bilingual assessment, criteria for instrument selection, strategies for individual diagnosis, understanding assessment results with bilingual students, and selecting culturally and linguistically appropriate goals and recommendations in the areas of …

EPC 642. Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Education (3-3)

Prerequisite: EPC 639C or consent of instructor. Theories of child assessment and program evaluation related to children from birth to age 8 are studied. Practical applications of theory, design and ethical use of assessment and evaluation are applied in a field-based case project.

EPC 643. Diversity in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Self-assessment of knowledge, sensitivity and attitudes toward diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, gender, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability and language. Examination of family structure and social patterns in California’s ethnic populations and differences across social class. Review of cross-cultural research, theories, interventions and …

EPC 643MF. Diversity in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Self-assessment of knowledge and attitudes toward diverse populations, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, spirituality, ability and language. Examination of family structure and social patterns in California’s ethnic populations and differences across social class. Review of current research, theories, interventions …

EPC 647. Assessment and Intervention with Child and Family in Various Settings (3)

Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended: EPC 646. Study of stress and problems that impinge upon parents and children and interfere with healthy intra-family interactions. Structured observations as assessment. Examination of methods of assessing strength and problems of child, parents, teacher/care provider and environments. Adapting assessment to settings–home, school, child care settings. Planning strategies …

EPC 647L. Lab in Parent-Child Assessment and Intervention (1)

Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in EPC 647. Applications of assessment of children and adults-child interactions (studied in EPC 647), with an emphasis on techniques of observational assessment and planning of intervention strategies for individual cases.

EPC 648. Consultation with Parents, Teachers and Other Human Service Professionals (3)

Prerequisite: A course in child development. Recommended: EPC 646 or EPC 647. Exploration and study of theory-derived practices regarding communication and consultation with parents and teachers with respect to problems they encounter with children. Educational and clinical applications. Issues regarding information-sharing with other professionals. Collaborating with other professionals and making referrals.

EPC 653. Measurement for Career, College, and School Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 600 or an equivalent course. In this course, students will utilize current technology to engage in and disseminate creative, empirical, and applied research studies and program evaluations. There will be investigation of standardized group tests, with emphasis on their sources, selection, administration, scoring, evaluation and interpretation of results. Focus on diversity and its …

EPC 655. Seminar in Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Counseling theories and treatment planning, including psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, cognitive-behavioral, feminist and solution-focused theories, including an examination of the evidence base and history of the counseling profession. Emphasis is placed on applications with diverse populations in community, school and college settings.

EPC 656MF. Therapy with Children, Adolescents, and Their Families (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 670A; Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Therapy theories and techniques for working with children, adolescents and their families, including evidence-based treatments for common childhood disorders, assessment approaches, play and child therapy techniques, child abuse treatment, domestic violence, self-harm and suicide interventions. Also addresses resiliency, as well as Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender-Questioning …

EPC 657A. Seminar in Career Counseling Theory (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 451. Comprehensive review and critique of current career development and decision theories. Exploration of changing concepts of work and careers, and their implications for career planning. Focus on the relationship of career to other issues of counseling and development.

EPC 657B. Seminar in Career Counseling Resources (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 451. Application of career/life planning concepts and strategies in various career education and counseling settings, including sources of educational and career information and career counseling referral agencies. Focus is on the use of objective information in career counseling. Meets Pupil Personnel Services course requirement in Career Education and Counseling.

EPC 657MF. Career Interventions in Mental Health Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prepares family therapists to assist children, teens and adults with a wide range of career issues that arise in clinical practice as well as prepare therapists for work in EAP environments. Topics covered include career counseling and development theory, diversity, harassment, and discrimination in …

EPC 658/L. Seminar in Group Counseling and Lab (3/1)

Prerequisite: EPC 659A. Corequisite: EPC 658L. Preparatory: EPC 451, EPC 655, instructor consent. Theory and practice of group counseling: group work and group development in various settings. Designed to develop and increase understanding and skills related to group counseling; to stimulate interest in working with groups, to enable counseling personnel to consider appropriate uses for …

EPC 659A. Communication Skills in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling; Recommended Corequisite: EPC 655. Communication theory and skills, designed to help students develop greater self-knowledge and become aware of their impact on others through participation in group experiences and peer counseling. Emphasis on verbal and non-verbal cues, refinement of basic response skills and the subtleties …

EPC 659B. Practicum in Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659A; Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Supervised applications of counseling skills in classroom and fieldwork settings, including peer counseling and community counseling sessions. Topics include crisis management and safety planning with suicidal or homicidal clients, child/elder abuse, domestic violence and self-injury, as well as introducing clients to counseling, professional …

EPC 659CC. Fieldwork in Counseling Services (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 643, EPC 655, EPC 659A, EPC 659B. Supervised field training in an organized program for those specializing in Pupil Personnel Services at either elementary or secondary level or those in community-based counseling programs. Flexible units with consent of advisor. Normally, students enroll in EPC 659CC and EPC 659DC for two, 3-unit semesters. A …

EPC 659DC. Fieldwork in Counseling Services (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 643, EPC 655, EPC 659A, EPC 659B. Supervised field training in an organized program for those specializing in Pupil Personnel Services at either elementary or secondary level or those in community-based counseling programs. Flexible units with consent of advisor. Normally, students enroll in EPC 659CC and EPC 659DC for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be required …

EPC 659EC. Practicum in School Psychology: Resiliency, Prevention and Crisis Intervention (3-3)

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the School Psychology Program. EPC 659EC and EPC 659FC are designed to help the student learn the position of the school psychologist through supervision, discussions, presentations, and actual fieldwork experiences. Focus in the Fall will include resiliency and using a strength based focus to plan data based interventions. In the …

EPC 659FC. Practicum in School Psychology: Resiliency, Prevention and Crisis Intervention (3-3)

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the School Psychology Program. EPC 659EC and EPC 659FC are designed to help the student learn the position of the school psychologist through supervision, discussions, presentations, and actual fieldwork experiences. Focus in the Fall will include resiliency and using a strength based focus to plan data based interventions. In the …

EPC 659GC. Internship in School Psychology (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659EC, EPC 659FC or PSY 655C. Intensive supervised internship in a multi-cultural school for those completing the Pupil Personnel Services Credential/School Psychologist Authorization. Course objectives require vigorous application of diagnostic prescriptive and consultative skills. Students complete a total of 6 units. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor and student. Normally, …

EPC 659HC. Internship in School Psychology (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659EC, EPC 659FC or PSY 655C. Intensive supervised internship in a multi-cultural school for those completing the Pupil Personnel Services Credential/School Psychologist Authorization. Course objectives require vigorous application of diagnostic prescriptive and consultative skills. Students complete a total of 6 units. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor and student. Normally, students enroll in EPC …

EPC 659JC. Fieldwork in College Counseling and Student Services (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 620, EPC 659A/EPC 659B. Intensive supervised fieldwork experience in an organized program for those specializing in college counseling and student services. Students are required to develop a comprehensive learning plan and spend at least 2 hours per week in individual and/or group supervision. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor …

EPC 659KC. Fieldwork in College Counseling and Student Services (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 620, EPC 659A/EPC 659B. Intensive supervised fieldwork experience in an organized program for those specializing in college counseling and student services. Students are required to develop a comprehensive learning plan and spend at least 2 hours per week in individual and/or group supervision. Actual number of units per semester is determined by instructor …

EPC 659MFA. Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice (3-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Introduction to fundamental counseling theories and skills, with a focus on humanistic and strength-based approaches to forming a therapeutic relationship with a diverse range of clients. Experiential and group exercises to develop the personal qualities required to be an effective family therapist. This course …

EPC 659MFB. Practicum in Family Therapy (3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFA; Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Supervised application of therapy skills in classroom and fieldwork settings, including peer counseling and community counseling sessions. Topics include crisis management and safety planning with suicidal or homicidal clients, child/elder abuse, domestic violence, and self-injury as well as introducing clients to counseling, …

EPC 659MFC. Fieldwork in Marriage and Family Therapy (3-3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFB, EPC 670MFA, EPC 670MFB, EPC 671MF, EPC 672MFA, and program approval required. Supervised training at an approved field site and an introduction to clinical and licensing paperwork. Students must apply for and locate a community placement prior to enrolling. This course includes a live supervision component. This course is the first half …

EPC 659MFD. Fieldwork in Marriage and Family Therapy (3-3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFC, EPC 670MFA, EPC 670MFB, EPC 671MF, EPC 672MFA, and program approval required. Supervised training at an approved field site. This course includes a live supervision component and covers applied skills in case conceptualization and use of theories with clients. This course is the second half of the second-year fieldwork experience in the …

EPC 660. Counseling for Career Adjustment and Change (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 657A. Seminar to develop career counseling competencies uniquely related to the needs of adult clients who are faced with problems of career adjustment and change. Includes theoretical constructs and models to prepare career counseling professionals for work in business and industry, adult schools and higher education and various private settings.

EPC 661. Multi-Systemic Behavioral Interventions (3)

Provides school psychology students with comprehensive research-based information and best practices on how to assess children with behavioral disabilities and develop interventions. A multi-systemic behavioral approach to intervention is emphasized. Use of functional assessment, behavior intervention and prevention programs for students with behavioral disabilities is discussed. Additionally, students learn single-case methodology and begin learning about …

EPC 662. Current Issues in Career Education and Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 657A. Seminar to investigate current and emerging issues that affect the nature of career education and counseling. Focus is on the implications of the counseling needs of special populations, job market shifts and the availability of work, changing work patterns, and longitudinal career development research for career counseling practices.

EPC 663A/L. Assessment of Cognitive Abilities for Intervention and Lab (3/3)

Prerequisites: EPC 601; SPED 610. Recommended Corequisite: EPC 659EC. History, theory and practice of individual assessment. Emphasis on cognitive-intellectual abilities testing as it relates to learning and adequate functioning. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation of data from multiple sources and communication of results for program planning. (Limited to students accepted into the School Psychology …

EPC 663B/L. Assessment of Social Emotional Development and Adaptive Skills for Intervention (3/3)

Prerequisite: EPC 663A/L. Recommended Corequisite: EPC 659FC. Emphasis on assessment of socio-emotional abilities, personality, adaptive and life skills related to learning and adjustment. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation of data from multiple sources and communication of results for program planning. (Limited to students accepted into the School Psychologist Credential Program.)

EPC 664. Neuro-Developmental, Emotional and Behavior Disorders (3)

The course provides a knowledge base of the etiology and characteristics of major neuro-developmental, emotional and behavior disorders in children and youth, as well as an understanding of current evidence-based interventions in the schools. Students will be introduced to the ecological factors in the development of common disorders, including biological bases, and family, school, peer, …

EPC 665. Individual and Group Counseling of Children in the Schools (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659A, EPC 659B. The course addresses individual and group counseling techniques to assist students with adjustment, social emotional functioning and mental health in the schools. Research and theory are aligned to best practices in wellness promotion, resiliency, crisis intervention and individual and group counseling. Application of developmental, diversity, and legal and ethical principles …

EPC 667. Law and Ethics and Professional Practice for School Psychologists in the Schools and in Private Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the School Psychology Program. Corequisite: EPC 659A. This course provides a description and discussion of current roles and functions of school psychologists as guided by the history of the profession, law and ethics in the schools and in private practice, and current and future trends.

EPC 668. Partnerships for Excellence in Early Childhood Education (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 639C; Formal application to enroll in the course or permission of instructor prior to the beginning of the semester. Students meet with mentors and faculty to study, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of quality improvement consultation/collaboration in center-based early care and learning programs. Field-based experience and weekly attendance in faculty-led seminar sessions are …

EPC 670A. Systemic Family Therapy Theories and Their Evidence Base (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Case conceptualization and treatment planning using systemic marriage and family therapy/counseling theories, including structural, strategic, experiential and intergenerational theories. Addresses the associated evidence base, common factors research, and epistemological foundations of systemic theories. Applications with diverse clients, children and the severely mentally ill are emphasized.

EPC 670MFA. Systemic Family Therapy Theories (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Introduces the epistemological foundations of systemic family therapy. Case conceptualization and treatment planning using systemic marriage and family therapy theories, including structural, strategic, experiential, intergenerational, and psychodynamic theories and related evidence-based treatments. Applications with diverse clients and the severely mentally ill are emphasized.

EPC 670MFB. Postmodern and Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapies (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Theoretical foundations, case conceptualization and treatment planning using postmodern and cognitive-behavioral marriage and family therapy theories, including solution-focused, narrative, collaborative, cognitive-behavioral, and behavioral approaches. Addresses postmodern epistemological and philosophical foundations, the associated evidence base, and applications with diverse clients.

EPC 670MFC. Psychoeducational and Process Groups in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prepares students to develop and lead psychoeducational and process groups for children and adults diagnosed with a mental health issue as well as multi-family and multi-couple groups for families with members diagnosed with severe mental illness. Emphasis on evidence-based group treatments and diversity issues. …

EPC 671. Laws, Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. This course focuses on laws, ethical decision making, professional identity, professional advocacy, mandated reporting, and licensing requirements that relate to counselors and marriage and family therapists in California. Emphasis on differing ethical standards across practice contexts, including recovery-oriented care, as well as ethical issues related …

EPC 671MF. Law, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course provides training in laws, ethical decision making, professional identity, professional advocacy, mandated reporting, and licensing requirements that relate to marriage and family therapists and counselors in California. Emphasis will be placed on differing ethical practices across contexts, including recovery-oriented public mental health, …

EPC 672. Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Examines clinical assessment and diagnosis of adults and children manifesting mild to severe mental disorders, and includes training in the mental status examination, use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, co-occurring disorders and recovery-oriented prognosis for severe mental illness. Emphasis on diversity …

EPC 672MFA. Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Clinical assessment and diagnosis of adults and children manifesting mild to severe mental disorders and includes training in the mental status examination, use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, co-occurring disorders, systemic perspectives on diagnosis, and recovery-oriented prognosis for severe mental …

EPC 672MFB. Neurobiology and Treatment of Trauma (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course provides students with research on the neurobiological and psychosocial impact of complex trauma among diverse populations and the link with co-occurring disorders and high-risk behaviors. Students learn and practice trauma-informed care with an emphasis on evidence-based programs. Students also gain an understanding …

EPC 673. Community Mental Health (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Examines theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with …

EPC 673MF. Trauma-Informed Community Mental Health (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Theories and skills required in contemporary community mental health settings, including recovery-oriented treatment for severe mental illness, disaster and trauma response, services for victims of abuse and the homeless, foster care, case management, client advocacy, in-home and in-school services, bilingual client services, collaborating with …

EPC 674MF. Family Development Across the Lifespan (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course enables students to use information about healthy functioning to help individuals, couples and families reach developmental milestones and effectively transition through stages of individual and family development. Topics covered include family life cycle issues, such as marriage, childbirth, child rearing, parenting, divorce, …

EPC 675. Substance Abuse and Addictions Treatment (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Major approaches for identifying, evaluating, diagnosing and treating persons with alcohol and substance abuse or dependency, co-occurring disorders and behavioral addictions. Topics include the effects of psychoactive drug use, theories of the etiology of addiction, systemic dynamics of alcoholic and substance abusing families, legal requirements, …

EPC 675MF. Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Major approaches for identifying, evaluating, diagnosing, and treating persons with alcohol and substance abuse or dependency, co-occurring disorders, and behavioral addictions in family therapy. Topics include the effects of psychoactive drug use; neurobiology of addiction; theories of the etiology of addiction; systemic dynamics of …

EPC 677MFA. Couples and Sex Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 670MFA. Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Advanced theories and techniques for working with couples, including evidence-based treatment, research on successful marriages and divorce, premarital counseling, gay and lesbian couples, psychosexual dysfunction, integrated sex-marital therapy, co-parenting after divorce and multicultural couples. Emphasis on assessing for violence and addressing safety …

EPC 677MFB. Gender and Sexuality in Marriage and Family Therapy (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Examination of gender and sexuality integrating historical and cultural contexts across the lifespan. Sexuality will be considered from a biopsychosocial developmental perspective. Students will engage in critical self-assessment of knowledge, sensitivity, and attitudes about gender and sexuality as it intersects with race, ethnicity, age, …

EPC 678. Psychopharmacology and Neurobiological Foundations (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 672; Admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Introduces students to the neurobiological foundations of family therapy, including an overview of sexual dysfunction, interpersonal neurobiology and effects of trauma. Covers biochemical theories of mental disorders and the various classes of psychoactive medications used to treat these disorders across the lifespan. Particular …

EPC 678MF. Psychopharmacology and Neurobiological Foundations in Family Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 672MFA; Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course will introduce students to the neurobiological foundations of family therapy, including biochemical theories of mental disorders and the various classes of psychoactive medications used to treat these disorders across the lifespan. Attention will be given to utilization patterns based on …

EPC 679MF. Clinical and Outcome-Based Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. Corequisite: EPC 659MFD or other approved concurrent fieldwork experience. Introduces students to contemporary and outcome-based assessment in marriage and family therapy. Covers commonly used assessments related to mental health diagnosis, child functioning, couple functioning, family functioning, forensics, client outcome, therapeutic alliance and therapist effectiveness. …

EPC 681. The Counselor’s Role in Special Education in PreK-16 School Settings (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400; Enrollment restricted to students in Master of Science in Counseling programs in the CSUN Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. This course is designed to provide PreK-16 counselors with a general introduction to special education as it relates to the counselor. In this course, there will be focus on classification categories, terminology, …

EPC 682. Foundations of School Counseling (3)

Overview and introductory program course in school counseling, covering the history of school counseling; academic, personal/social and career development domains of school counseling; state and national standards; the mission and philosophy of the CSUN program; social justice issues, including inequity in education and achievement; model school counseling programs; and current research and trends in the …

EPC 683. Collaboration with Families in Educational Settings (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 314 or EPC 430 or equivalent course or instructor consent. Principles and practices of collaborating with families in educational settings from infant- and child-care programs through high school. Considerations of attachment, family systems theory, family forms, the role of culture and the ecological perspective, the impact of family on child development and student …

EPC 684. Educational Program Evaluation and Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: EPC 602. Basic principles and methods of educational program evaluation and measurement within the pre-K-12 schools. Includes evaluation models, current assessments used in schools and current research in program evaluation. Addresses issues in measurement and evaluation, including bias in testing, test-based tracking, and alignment of standards and assessments.

EPC 687. Career Guidance, College Selection and Technology in School Settings (3)

Application of concepts and strategies for providing career/life planning and college-selection services using various aspects of technology. Focus is on the use of objective information in career counseling and college selection. Meets PPS course requirement in Career Education and Counseling.

EPC 688. Measurement and Assessment in School Settings (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 600 and admission to a CSUN master’s degree program in Counseling. Investigation of standardized career assessment, with emphasis on developmental career education and exploration as facilitated by professional school counselors in P-12 educational settings.

EPC 689. Leadership in School Counseling (3)

Prerequisites: EPC 682, EPC 659A/EPC 659B. Overview of the knowledge and skills required for effective leadership in schools by school counselors, with an emphasis on organizing, implementing, managing and evaluating comprehensive school guidance and counseling programs. Topics include leadership theory and principles; current research in educational leadership, leadership skills, education reform movements, strategic planning, school …

EPC 690A-C. Advanced Fieldwork and Professional Development (1-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 655, EPC 659A, EPC 659B, EPC 670A, EPC 671, EPC 672; Approval of instructor. May be offered for 1-3 units. Students registering for this class must be placed in an approved fieldwork setting prior to enrolling. Course required by state licensing board for MFT and Counseling trainees each Fall, Spring and Summer semester …

EPC 690MFA. Advanced Fieldwork and Professional Development in Family Therapy (1-1-1-1)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFD; Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course supports students in continuing to accrue up to 75 total hours at an established fieldwork placement or as otherwise arranged with the instructor. Topics covered include post-degree professional and career development. May be taken up to four times as needed …

EPC 690MFB. Fieldwork in Marriage and Family Therapy (2-2-2)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFB, EPC 670MFA, EPC 670MFB, EPC 671MF, EPC 672MFA, and program approval required. This course supports students beginning their supervised training at an approved field site or, with instructor permission, students continuing to see clients at an ongoing placement. Students must apply for community placement following program requirements. Topics covered include legal requirements, …

EPC 690MFC. Advanced Fieldwork and Professional Practice in Family Therapy (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisites: EPC 659MFD; Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course supports students in continuing to accrue 75 or more total hours at an established fieldwork placement and prepares students to successfully enter the field upon graduation. Topics covered may include post-degree professional development, vita development, post-degree registration with the state …

EPC 695A-Z. Seminar in Selected Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special seminars in selected topics.

EPC 695MF. Seminar in Professional Writing (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisites: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. The MFT writing seminar course provides students with in-depth review of and support in graduate-level, technical writing skills. In the course, students learn to formulate a thesis or purpose from which to research, organize, structure and deliver ideas and to improve technical writing skills …

EPC 696. Directed Graduate Research (3)

Students are responsible for defining and organizing their own research problems. Reports on research are expected to be made to Department faculty.

EPC 696MF. Directed Research in Family Therapy (3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Admission to CSUN’s master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy. This course provides an opportunity for marriage and family therapy graduate students to research areas of clinical and academic interest. Students conduct their own research project under the direction of department faculty. May be taken three times for credit.

EPC 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Candidate must assemble a comprehensive exam committee prior to registration. Advanced studies of comprehensive topics. Taken during final semester of program. See Department Culminating Experience Handbook for information on how to form a committee. (Credit/No Credit only)

EPC 698C. Thesis/Graduate Project (3-3)

Prerequisite: Candidate must assemble a project/thesis exam committee prior to registration. Develop a thesis or project on an advanced topic in student’s field of specialization. Typically taken during final two semesters of program. See Department Culminating Experience Handbook for information on how to form a committee. (Credit/No Credit only)

EPC 698D. Graduate Culminating Project (3-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Education; instructor permission required. The focus of this course is on the practical application of what students have learned throughout the program. The graduate project will be the production of an instructional design solution that evidences originality and independent thinking. The instructional design solution will address an identified learning/training-based need in …

SED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Selected topics in secondary education, with course content to be determined.

SED 505. Completing the Induction Experience (3)

Prerequisite: EED 502 with a grade of “C” or better; Corequisites: Two electives, approved for the individual candidate by the Induction Coordinator, are required to be taken prior to or concurrent with SED 505. This capstone course in the General Education Credential Induction Program for Multiple and Single Subject advances candidates toward the goals described …

SED 511. Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Must be taken in the first semester of enrollment in all Single Subject Programs. Provides a general framework and introduction to secondary education and curriculum for diverse learners, including students with disabilities and English learners. Candidates are also introduced to the California curriculum standards and the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). Primary emphasis is placed on …

SED 514. Computers in Instruction (3)

Introduction to website development and the instructional uses of the Internet, word processing, graphics, desktop publishing, educational software, collaborative cloud-based technologies, teacher support tools, mobile technologies, assistive technologies, learning management systems, video production, e-assessment, spreadsheets, and other technology tools. Use of such applications to access and evaluate information, analyze and solve problems, and communicate and …

SED 516K. Seminar in Teaching the Bilingual/Bicultural Student: Korean American (3)

A study of Korean culture and major eras of Korean and Korean-American history, socioeconomic contexts of Korean immigration to the U.S., Koreans’ contribution to the U.S., contemporary issues of the Korean community, and Korean-American students, with particular emphasis on socialization patterns, learning styles, bilingual and bicultural education issues, and teaching strategies. Required for Korean bilingual …

SED 521. Content Area Literacy and Learning in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a Teaching Credential. Prerequisite or Corequisite for Traditional, Intern, ACT, FYI and JYI: SED 511. Prerequisite or Corequisite for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist: EPC 420. Recommended as Preparatory for Traditional Candidates: SED 525xx. Required for candidates in all Single Subject Preliminary Credential …

SED 525. Methods of Teaching Single Subjects in the Secondary School (3)

Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program. Preparatory: A generic course for students for whom a specialized methods course is not available. See SED 525 Series.

SED 525A. Methods of Teaching Art (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This teaching-methods course addresses strategies for teaching art in grades K-12, including the use of instructional technologies and developing disciplinary literacy. Course emphasizes pedagogies that are inclusive and equitable for diverse student populations. California curriculum standards, assessment and the …

SED 525BL. Bilingual and Bicultural Teaching in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Required course for all Bilingual Authorization Program candidates. Prerequisites: SED 521 (pre Fall 2011) or SED 523 (Fall 2011 and later). Preparatory: SED 525xx. This course will examine the history, policies, programs and research on the effectiveness of bilingual education and bilingualism in the U.S., as well as the philosophical, theoretical, legal and legislative foundations …

SED 525CS. Methods of Teaching Computer Science (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to students officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This course provides teaching methods, models and experiences for teaching computer science in secondary schools. Topics include teaching methods, different coding platforms, learning, ethics, legal issues, diversity, problem solving and critical thinking. This methods course prepares students for planning …

SED 525ELD. English Language Development Methods (3)

Pre/Corequisite: At least one of the following: SED 511, SED 521 or SED 529. A methods course addressing programs, objectives, methods, materials, and issues for providing English Language Development instruction at the middle-school and high-school levels for English learners in Emerging (ELD 1), Expanding (ELD 2), and Bridging (ELD 3) classes. A required course for the …

SED 525EN. Methods of Teaching English (3)

Prerequisite: Required of all students enrolled in the English Credential Program. Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. Methods course addressing strategies for planning instruction leading to effective teaching and assessment of student performance in literature, reading, composition, and language, including the use of instructional technologies. Course …

SED 525HE. Methods of Teaching Home Economics (3)

This is a performance-based course designed to prepare professionals to successfully teach the content of Family and Consumer Sciences to a diverse population. Emphasis is placed on applying learning theory, planning curriculum, creating appropriate learning environments, presenting effective lessons that actively engage students in the learning process and assessing learning outcomes. Students are involved in …

SED 525MA/L. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. Corequisites: SED 525MA and 525MAL. Required of all students enrolled in the Secondary Mathematics Credential Program. This teaching-methods course addresses strategies for planning instruction, using instructional technologies, developing disciplinary literacy, assessing student performance, and implementing effective learning experiences for …

SED 525MU. Methods of Teaching General Music (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This methods course addresses strategies for planning instruction, using instructional technologies, building disciplinary literacy, assessing student performance, and implementing effective learning experiences for all music students in grades K-12. Course emphasizes pedagogies that are inclusive and equitable for diverse …

SED 525PE. Methods of Teaching Physical Education (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This teaching-methods course addresses movement literacy from a holistic perspective. Class activities focus on strategies for planning instruction, implementing active learning experiences, using instructional technology, developing disciplinary literacy, and assessing student learning at the elementary, middle, and high school …

SED 525S/L. Methods of Teaching Science in the Secondary School and Lab (2/1)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. Corequisites: SED 525S and 525SL. Prospective secondary school science teachers learn to engage students in the practices and habits of mind described in the California curriculum standards, such as asking questions and defining problems, developing and using models, planning …

SED 525SS. Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This course covers essential elements of history/social science (HSS) curriculum and teaching in secondary schools: developing unit and lesson plans aligned with the California curriculum standards and History-Social Science Framework; recognizing theories, issues and best practices of teaching HSS; …

SED 525WL. Methods of Teaching World Language (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the credential program or already possessing a teaching credential. This course in methods of teaching World Languages examines past and current theories, research and practices related to teaching World Languages in grades 6-12. The course will provide teachers with teaching strategies aligned with the national and California curriculum …

SED 529. Teaching English Learners in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Required for candidates in all Single Subject Teacher Basic Credential Programs. Restricted to candidates officially admitted to the Credential Program or already possessing a teaching credential. Prerequisite: SED 511. Corequisite: SED 521. Addresses state and federal legal requirements related to English learners, the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards, school programs serving English learners, language …

SED 535MA. Teaching Contemporary Mathematics (3)

Designed specifically to assist middle school and high school mathematics teachers and supervisors in implementing a modern school mathematics program. Covers the content standards, as well as strategies for effective mathematics instruction. Also provides hands-on experience for developing expertise with graphing calculators and computer software.

SED 554/S. Supervised Field Experience and Field Experience Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (3/2)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program; Clearance by the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 554 and 554S must be taken concurrently. Pre/Corequisites for Traditional, FYI, JYI, ACT, and SSUIP Programs: EPC 420, SED 511 and one of the following: SED 525, SED 525A, SED 525EN, SED 525HE, SED 525HS, SED 525MA/L, SED 525MU, SED 525PE, SED …

SED 555. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential (5)

Required for candidates in the Four-Year Integrated (FYI-English, FYI-Math), Junior-Year Integrated (JYI-English, JYI Math), Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT), the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP), and Traditional Single Subject Credential Programs. Prerequisites: SED 511; EPC 420; SED 554/S; and one of the following: SED 525, SED 525A, SED 525EN, SED 525HE, SED 525HS, SED 525MA/L, …

SED 555BL. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject Credential with BCLAD Emphasis (5)

Required of candidates in the Single Subject Traditional Credential Program who seek Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) Emphasis. Prerequisites: SED 511; EPC 420; SED 554/S; and one of the following: SED 525, SED 525A, SED 525EN, SED 525HE, SED 525HS, SED 525MA/L, SED 525MU, SED 525PE, SED 525S/L, SED 525SS, or SED 525WL; …

SED 555I. Supervised Practicum for the Single Subject University Intern Program (3)

Required for candidates in the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP). Prerequisites: SED 593, SED 593S, SED 594/S; Internship Credential; Clearance from the Credential Office. Corequisite: SED 555S. SED 555I is the third and capstone course in a sequence of supervised field experiences for University Intern candidates. Intern teacher candidates do their supervised field experience …

SED 555S. Practicum Seminar for the Single Subject Credential (2)

Required for candidates in the Four-Year Integrated (FYI-English, FYI-Math), Junior-Year Integrated (JYI-English, JYI Math), University Intern, Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) and Traditional Single Subject Credential Programs. Prerequisites: SED 511; EPC 420; SED 554/S; and one of the following: SED 525, SED 525A, SED 525EN, SED 525HE, SED 525HS, SED 525MA/L, SED 525MU, SED 525PE, SED …

SED 565A. Teaching Science for Understanding (1-1-1)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers will become …

SED 565B. Teaching Science for Understanding (2-2)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers will become …

SED 565C. Teaching Science for Understanding (3-3)

Principles and procedures for engaging secondary-level students in science learning are presented in this course. This course is intended for secondary-level science teachers, who will develop competencies in the selection of resources and development of lesson plans for a variety of science topics with a special emphasis on science content and practices. Teachers will become …

SED 593. Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2)

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree; Admission to the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP); Full-time teaching position in a public school. Corequisite: SED 593S must be taken with the first enrollment in SED 593. The SED 593 field experience is designed for interns (employed secondary-level teachers who have not yet earned the Preliminary Single Subject Credential) in …

SED 593S. Field Experience Seminar for Single Subject Interns (1)

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree; Admission to the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP); Full-time teaching position in a public school. Corequisite: SED 593 must be taken concurrently with SED 593S. The SED 593S is the introductory seminar that accompanies the SED 593 field experience for interns (employed secondary-level teachers who have not yet earned the Preliminary …

SED 594/S. Field Experience for Single Subject Interns (2/1)

Prerequisites: SED 511, SED 593, SED 593S. Corequisite: SED 594S. Second of three field experiences required in the Single Subject University Intern Program (SSUIP) that leads to the Single Subject or Single Subject BLCAD Emphasis Credential. This field experience is for the on-the-job teacher. The candidate is supervised on-site by the University coach and a …

SED 600. Research in Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Education M.A. degree program. This course introduces key research in secondary education and provides opportunities to analyze educational research critically. Also addressed are types of research; the teacher as researcher; planning a research study; and collecting, analyzing and presenting data. A required department core course for M.A. degree candidates with a …

SED 610. Issues in Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Education M.A. degree program. An examination of issues and changes in education and curriculum, with a focus on how these issues impact secondary teachers and diverse classrooms and schools. The course also addresses teacher professionalism and leadership. A required department core course for M.A. degree candidates in Secondary Education.

SED 610CI. Educational Issues and Implications for Public Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. Through research, reading, collegial discussion, reflection, and writing, masters students in secondary-level curriculum and instruction will develop an …

SED 610EN. Educational Issues and Implications for Multiethnic English and Literacy Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary English Education program or with department permission. This is a required department core course for M.A. degree candidates in Secondary Education. Students engage in critical inquiry into current and pressing educational issues. Through research and reading, collegial discussion and debate, reflection and …

SED 610ET. Leadership in Educational Technology (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology. An examination of current issues and changes in education and educational technology with a focus on secondary classrooms and online education. …

SED 610MA. Educational Issues and Implications for Multiethnic Mathematics Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. Through research, reading, collegial discussion, reflection and writing, masters students in secondary mathematics education will develop an understanding of some of …

SED 610MM. Educational Issues in Multicultural and Multilingual Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools degree program or with department permission. This is a required core course for M.A. degree candidates in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools. This course provides an extended opportunity for advanced critical inquiry into some …

SED 610SC. Leadership in Science Education (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. An examination of current issues and changes in science education in secondary classrooms and informal environments. SED 610SC prepares students to …

SED 614. Technology in Teaching and Learning Mathematics (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. This course is intended to help teachers empower all of their pupils to learn mathematics and to make content accessible through …

SED 616. Computer Supported Collaborative Science (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. SED 616 is designed to provide science educators opportunities to develop interactive websites and dynamic online activities to engage their students in scientific …

SED 617. Technology in the Secondary Reading/Language Arts Curriculum (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design, development and use of digital tools for teaching reading, writing, literature and language. A variety of current applications and tools are explored in terms of teaching the language arts. Review and analysis of research and best practice as well as equity and access issues in the teaching of …

SED 618. Computers in the Secondary School Curriculum: Multimedia (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design and development of multimedia projects of secondary-school instruction using a variety of hardware and software tools. Review and analysis of research on the use of multimedia computer-based technology in secondary-school instruction.

SED 619. Application and Utility Software in the Secondary School Curriculum: Website Design (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design and development of instructional materials using multimedia, publishing, presentation and data-analysis software. Development of websites to distribute these and other instructional resources. Analysis of research related to distance education, and the design, use and effectiveness of Internet-based instructional resources for classroom use.

SED 625EN. Theory and Research in the Teaching of Secondary School English (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525EN or instructor consent. Study of recent developments and current issues in the teaching of English at the middle-school and senior high-school levels. Consideration is given to research studies and current best practice addressing literature, composition and language curriculum and instructional methods.

SED 625ESL. Theory and Research in Teaching ESL in Multilingual Classrooms (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525ELD. Seminar in the theory and research in teaching English as a second language in multilingual or bilingual settings. Emphasis is placed on the nature of language acquisition, on teaching strategies and on the development of materials designed to facilitate 2nd language learning. Opportunity for concentrated individual study, curriculum development and the use …

SED 625MA. Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3)

Prerequisite: SED 525MA or instructor consent. Study of the present status, recent developments and current trends in secondary-school mathematics curricula. The identification of concepts resulting from recent research and their organization for inclusion in the secondary-school mathematics program are considered. Consideration also is given to research studies dealing with the rationale and structure of important …

SED 625MM. Theory and Research in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisites: AAS 417/AFRS 417/ARMN 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417; SED 525xx, SED 529 or equivalents. This course uses cultural and linguistic diversity as the basis for understanding and exploring the broad concept of multicultural and multilingual secondary education, including how cultural and linguistic diversity influences pupil learning and how the knowledge of cultural and linguistic backgrounds of …

SED 625SC. Theory and Research in Teaching Secondary School Science (3)

Prerequisites: SED 525SC; Major or minor in science. Study of the present status, recent developments and current trends in secondary curricula. Emphasis is given to the identification of concepts resulting from recent research and their organization for inclusion in the secondary-school science program. Consideration is given to research studies dealing with the rationale and structure …

SED 633. The Program in Reading and Literature Instruction in Multiethnic Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary English Education program or with department permission. Students learn about research-based best practice reading and literature instruction, how to apply those instructional practices in their classrooms of diverse students and how to assess student learning. Seminar discussions, readings and course activities provide …

SED 641. Curriculum in Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in Master of Arts programs in the Department of Secondary Education or by department consent. This course is a requirement for the Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction and an approved elective for all other M.A. programs and options in the Department of Secondary Education. This course …

SED 642. Educational Website Development (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology. In this course, secondary school and other educators develop interactive websites and dynamic online activities to engage their students. This course fosters …

SED 646. Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Design, development and use of computer-based curricular resources for the teaching of science and mathematics. Topics include Internet resources, simulated experiments, computer-assisted instruction, mathematics tools, graphing calculators, probeware, videomicroscopy, scientific and mathematical editors, games, scientific databases, programming, robotics and more. Review and analysis of research on the use of …

SED 647. Project-Based Learning in Secondary Schools (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in Master of Arts programs in the Department of Secondary Education or by department consent. This course is an approved elective for all M.A. programs in the Department of Secondary Education. SED 647 explores characteristics and benefits of project-based learning (PBL) using specific classroom scenarios. Throughout the course, teachers …

SED 651. Assessment in Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in Master of Arts programs in the Department of Secondary Education or by department consent. This course is a requirement for the Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction and an approved elective for all other M.A. programs and options in the Department of Secondary Education. This course …

SED 652. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology. Students in this course will explore the theory and techniques for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). CSCL is a pedagogical approach in which …

SED 653. Issues in the Teaching of Composition and Language (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary English Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Secondary English Education. Students learn about effective composition and language instruction and how to apply those instructional practices in their classrooms. Seminar discussions, …

SED 654. Leadership in Mathematics Education (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. In this culminating course for the Master’s in Secondary Mathematics Education program, students take stock of what they have learned during …

SED 656. Computers in Science Teaching (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. This course focuses on the design, development and use of computer-based curricular resources for the teaching of science. Topics include computer …

SED 657. Career and College Readiness in Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in Master of Arts programs in the Department of Secondary Education or by department consent. This course is an approved elective for all M.A. programs in the Department of Secondary Education. SED 657 explores national, state and local school district policies and practices in the areas of developing college …

SED 671. Designing Computer-Based Instructional Materials (3)

Prerequisite: SED 514 or instructor consent. Development of instructional materials using high-level authoring systems as a programming environment. Investigations on research findings in human perception, communication, learning theory and software development.

SED 673. Multicultural Students, Families and Communities (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to SED or other College of Education M.A. degree program. Preparatory: AAS 417/AFRS 417/CHS 417/ELPS 417, SED 529 or equivalents. This course examines the research and professional literature on working with multicultural and multilingual pupils, families and communities to promote these pupils’ academic success. M.A. degree students will learn about families and communities, …

SED 676. Advanced Laboratory Curriculum Development (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. SED 676 provides opportunities for teachers to develop a wide variety of innovative and engaging science laboratory activities that include various elements of computer …

SED 686. Motivational Strategies in the Classroom (3)

Study of the principles, problems and techniques of student motivation in the classroom. Research on the physical, psychological and social aspects of the classroom environment will be treated. The contributions of modern technology and the importance of the teacher’s personality will be explored. Collections of materials and techniques useful to teachers in promoting motivation are …

SED 690. Seminar in Secondary Education (3)

Identification of persistent issues in secondary education and survey of the literature relating to these. Emphasis is given to study of education problems and to acquaintance with reliable sources of educational research.

SED 690CI. The Multiple Roles of Secondary Educators (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction program or with department permission. This is a required course for M.A. degree candidates in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction. This course fosters critical inquiry into historical and current educational issues that affect and shape the roles of the secondary school educator. Through reading, …

SED 690EN. The Multiple Roles of the English Language Arts Educator (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary English Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for M.A. degree candidates in Secondary English Education. This course fosters critical inquiry into historical and current educational issues that affect and shape the roles of the English language arts …

SED 690ET. Theory and Research in Educational Technology (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Educational Technology program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology. Students will explore theories of learning with educational technology and research on contemporary technologies. The course surveys the literature related to the …

SED 690MA. Advanced Research in Mathematics Education (3)

Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education. In this course, students will further explore current research in mathematics education, examine data collection methods and analyze data records from …

SED 690MM. Seminar in Multicultural and Multilingual Education (3)

Prerequisites: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools program or with department permission. This is a required course for M.A. degree candidates in Multicultural and Multilingual Education in Secondary Schools. Identification of persistent problems in multicultural and multilingual schools and survey of the existing …

SED 690SC. Advanced Research in Science Education (3)

Prerequisites: SED 625SC; enrollment is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Science Education degree program or with department permission. This is a required course for the Master of Arts degree in Science Education. Students examine research literature on science education and conduct original research. This is the second course of a three-course …

SED 695B-G. Seminars in Selected Studies (3)

Special seminars in selected topics. Course Title SED 695B Science Curriculum SED 695C Language Arts Curriculum SED 695D Math Curriculum SED 695G Educational Technology

SED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Preparatory: Restricted to and required of M.A. degree candidates in the semester in which they take the comprehensive examination for the degree.

SED 698. Thesis or Graduate Project (3)

Preparatory: Acceptance by a thesis committee assigned by the department. A thesis or project on an advanced topic in the field of education.

SPED 200SL. Introduction to Disability Studies (3)

This course provides students with an overview of the disability studies field. Students gain introductory knowledge about disability as a social, cultural, historical and political phenomenon. Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship and multiple perspectives of people with disabilities, students are exposed to varying disability definitions, cultural meanings and representations, social justice and human rights issues, and …

SPED 400. Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

This course is designed to help teacher candidates in the area of special education gain knowledge and understanding of typical and atypical development and the implications for educating students with disabilities. Candidates will gain knowledge related to the sources of developmental diversity, including both biological and environmental factors and how these factors can impact a …

SPED 402. Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)

This course is designed to provide education specialist candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to promote and reinforce prosocial skills using positive behavior support strategies. The 3-tiered model (primary, secondary and tertiary supports) to positive behavior support will serve as the organizing framework for this course. The first part of the course will focus …

SPED 403D. Early Field Experience in Deaf Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 400. This course is the first of two fieldwork practica in special education designed to provide Credential candidates field experiences in K-12 schools serving deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Students observe/participate in the instruction of deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age ranges from preschool through high school and across the range …

SPED 403MM. Early Field Experience/Seminar in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program. MM Program Pre/Corequisites: SPED 400, SPED 406. Pre/Corequisites for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521. This course is the first of two fieldwork practica in special education designed to provide credential candidates practical hands-on experience in K-12 schools. Accompanying seminars link coursework with practice and …

SPED 403MS. Early Field Experience/Seminar in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program. MS Program Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 504MS. MS Program Pre/Corequisite: SPED 402. Pre/Corequisites for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521. This course is the first of two fieldwork practica in special education designed to provide credential candidates practical hands-on experience in K-12 schools. Accompanying …

SPED 404. Teaching Diverse Learners with Social-Communication Disabilities, Including Autism (3)

This course is designed to provide information regarding the social-communication challenges faced by diverse learners, including students who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Emphasis will be placed on implications for intervention and instruction based on students’ learning characteristics, including: (a) the roles of social interaction and communication in cognition and learning; (b) specific …

SPED 406. K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Education Specialist Credential Program, ITEP, and Educational Therapy programs. This course is designed to prepare special education students to teach diverse learners with disabilities reading and language arts at the elementary and secondary levels. The course focuses on the design and delivery of comprehensive literacy programs consistent with …

SPED 416. Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with Their Families (3)

Prerequisites for MM Program: SPED 400, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA, SPED 406, and SPED 501MM. Prerequisites for MS Program: SPED 400, SPED 406. Pre/Corequisite for MS Program: SPED 504MS. Prerequisites for DHH Program: SPED 400, SPED 406. Prerequisites for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA, and SPED 501MM. This course is designed …

SPED 420. Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs Through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to Credential Programs in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education or acceptance into the Educational Therapy Program. This course is designed for general and special education teachers to learn how to design differentiated instruction that is universally accessible to all learners and how to provide accommodations and modifications to grade-level instruction to …

SPED 431. Atypical Development in Young Children with Disabilities (3)

May be taken prior to admission. This course examines atypical development in young children with disabilities and the interrelationships and implications of atypical development in motor, cognitive, sensory, language/speech and social/emotional areas. It is designed for professionals working in nursing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language, social work and child development. Emphasis …

SPED 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Special Education (1-3)

Selected topics in special education, with course content to be determined.

SPED 500. Communication and Early Literacy Development of Young Children with Disabilities (3)

May be taken prior to admission. This course focuses on communication strategies and early literacy development for young children with disabilities, including those who are learning English as a second language. Students will learn about recommended and evidence-based practices to assess and support these children’s early language use and communicative behaviors. They also will learn …

SPED 501MM. Special Education Assessment of Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 406, and either SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA or admission to the Educational Therapy Programs with pre/corequisites SPED 400and SPED 406. Prerequisites for the Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521. Pre/corequisite for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: SPED 403MM. This course is designed to provide candidates with the foundation for understanding the assessment process and to prepare students to be professional educators and leaders in assessment. Candidates …

SPED 502MM. Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse K-12 Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA/B. Pre/Corequisite: SPED 501MM. Prerequisites for the Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA; Pre/Corequisites for the Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: SPED 501MM. This course develops understanding of reading processes and the reading and written language problems of students with mild/moderate disabilities. …

SPED 503MM. Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: EED 565M or SED 525; SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA and SPED 506MMB. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 501MM or admission to Educational Therapy programs with pre/corequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM. Prerequisites for the Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420, SED 521, SED 525, SPED 403MM or SPED 506MMA and SPED 506MMB. Pre/corequisite for the Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: SPED 501MM. This course examines models of …

SPED 504D. Foundations of Deaf Education (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 400, SPED 403D. This course uses the historical context of deaf education to focus on current educational, political and social trends that affect the placement and instruction of deaf/hard of hearing students. The breadth of placements and age ranges within this diverse population are critically reviewed using current research in the …

SPED 504MS. Teaching Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to Preliminary Education Specialist Credential Program in Moderate/Severe Disabilities. This course is the first of the four specialization courses candidates in Moderate/Severe disabilities take and as such, serves as the course that provides a strong foundation for subsequent methodology classes. Topics include definition and identification of students with moderate to severe disabilities; federal legislation …

SPED 505MS. Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 504MS. This course examines models of assessment, curriculum and instruction appropriate for learners having moderate to severe disabilities. Candidates gather and analyze assessment data to identify individual student strengths and areas of needs. Candidates evaluate research to identify evidence-based instructional practices appropriate for this group of learners with an emphasis on …

SPED 506DH(A-D). Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Education Specialist Internship Program. DHH Intern Program Prerequisites: Taking the ASLPI is required prior to admission to the Intern Program; Passing the ASLPI is required prior to enrollment in the third semester of SPED 506D. Prerequisites to Intern Program: SPED 400, SPED 402, SPED 406, SPED 420. Prerequisites or Corequisites to …

SPED 506EC(A-C). Early Childhood Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Special Education Specialist Intern Program. SPED 506ECA: Prerequisites or Corequisites with first semester SPED 431 and SPED 402. SPED 506ECB : Prerequisites or Corequisites with second semester SPED 532, SPED 537). SPED 506ECC: Prerequisites prior to third semester SPED 500, SPED 535, SPED 536; Corequisites with third …

SPED 506MM(A-D). Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Education Specialist Internship Program. MM Intern Program Prerequisite or Corequisites to second semester of 506MM: SPED 400, SPED 406; Prerequisites to fourth semester of SPED 506MM: EED 565M; SPED 400, SPED 402, SPED 404, SPED 406, SPED 416, SPED 501MM, SPED 502MM. Extended fieldwork participation for special education intern teachers. Clinical supervision is provided …

SPED 506MS(A-D). Special Education Internship Field Experience (3-3-3-3)

Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the Education Specialist Internship Program. MS Intern Program Prerequisite or Corequisite with first and second semester of 506MS and Prerequisite to third semester of 506MS: EED 565M; SPED 400, SPED 402, SPED 406, SPED 416, SPED 504MS. Prerequisite or Corequisite with third semester of SPED 506MS and prerequisite to fourth semester of 506MS: SPED 420, SPED 505MS. Prerequisite or …

SPED 520EC. Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. Theory and practice of assessment and evaluation of infants, toddlers and young children with special needs. Examines the uses and limitations of current assessment practices for educational decision making with this population. Includes evaluation, selection and administration of assessment instruments for both young children and their families and use of …

SPED 532. ECSE Curriculum and Instruction (3)

May be taken prior to admission. Study of curriculum and methods for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities, focusing on the developmental areas of cognition, play and social interaction, and the CA Preschool Learning Foundations. The course includes an overview on designing environments to facilitate independent problem-solving and social interaction. (Offered once each year.)

SPED 535. Collaboration with Families in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Education Specialist Credential program in Early Childhood Special Education or admission to the Special Education master’s degree program. Recommended and evidence-based practices for working with families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers receiving early intervention and early childhood special education services. An emphasis is placed on family-centered and culturally-responsive …

SPED 536. Methods for Young Children with Disabilities: Motor and Adaptive Skills (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. Study of atypical patterns of motor development in infants, toddlers and preschool children with disabilities; and methods of assessment and intervention for fine and gross motor skills. An emphasis is placed on collaboration with families, physical and occupational therapists and other service providers in assessing motor, adaptive and sensory processing …

SPED 537. Methods for Young Children with Multiple Disabilities: Sensory Impairments (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 431. This course identifies strategies for working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose multiple disabilities include vision impairments and/or hearing loss. An emphasis is placed on collaboration with families, vision and hearing specialists and other related services personnel in identifying children’s functional use of vision and hearing and adapting instructional materials, …

SPED 538. Early Intervention Practices (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, SPED 404, SPED 431, SPED 500, SPED 520EC, SPED 532, SPED 535, SPED 536, SPED 537. Corequisite: SPED 578EC. Taken with or the semester before 578EC–Fieldwork in ECSE: Infant/Toddler. The course content is designed for graduate level students from relevant disciplines (e.g., early childhood special education, communicative disorders, child development, …

SPED 541B. Getting Started–Introduction to Teaching in Urban Schools (2)

Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program; Admission into the ACT Program. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential candidates: EED 515, EED 520, EED 559C, EED 565M, EED 567ACT, EED 559C; EED 500 or EPC 500; ELPS 541A. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Single Subject Credential candidates: ELPS 541A; EPC …

SPED 542B. Meeting the Needs of All Students in Urban Schools (1)

Prerequisites: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program; Successful completion of all Fall semester coursework. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Multiple Subject Credential Candidates: EED 559F, EED 565S, EED 568ACT, EED 575; ELPS 542A; HSCI 465ELM; KIN 595PE. Prerequisites or Corequisites for Single Subject Credential Candidates: ELPS 542A; HSCI 466ADO; SED …

SPED 544CD. Student Teaching in Language, Speech and Hearing and Audiology (6)

Prerequisites: CD 465, CD 566, CD 567 and the approval of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. The student will spend a minimum of 135 hours on a K-12 school site under the supervision of a master teacher who is a speech language pathologist with a state license and Certification of Clinical Competency from …

SPED 560. Development and Assessment of Language in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 403D, SPED 416, SPED 504D. This course addresses optimal communication environments for language acquisition and contrasts features of and communication strategies used by deaf parents and hearing parents with deaf children. General theoretical framework of language acquisition is covered, as well as strategies to assess and promote the basic interpersonal communication …

SPED 561D. Teaching Reading to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 406, SPED 560. Corequisite: SPED 565. This course is a systematic examination of principles, assessment and instruction of reading deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils. This course addresses the development of emergent literacy skills of young children and actual reading abilities. This course focuses on reading skills development, vocabulary acquisition, development of concepts …

SPED 563. Audiology and Spoken English Development for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (4)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 416, SPED 504D, SPED 560. This course is an examination of audiological and speech theory and practice pertinent to the teaching of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, with an emphasis on bilingual methods, procedures and materials used in teaching speech, speech reading and auditory training. Students will acquire knowledge and skills related …

SPED 565. Teaching Written English to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 406, SPED 560. Corequisite: SPED 561D. This course is a systematic examination of various systems and methods that have been used to teach written English to deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Exploration of the facilitative role of ASL fluency on the subsequent acquisition of written English skills will be addressed. Strategies and …

SPED 566D. Curriculum and Instruction for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, SPED 504D, SPED 560. This course examines assessment, curriculum and instruction appropriate for deaf and hard-of-hearing students across the age range. Candidates use research and contemporary theoretical orientations to evaluate, modify and/or design instructional materials for assessment, curriculum development and instruction in content areas. Emphasis is given to developing knowledge …

SPED 567D. Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students with Special Needs (3)

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPED 402, SPED 504D, SPED 560. Deaf students with special needs have unique learning and behavioral characteristics that present many challenges to their teachers. This course will address characteristics, placement, modification of curriculum, instructional methods and educational materials to meet these students’ special learning and behavioral needs. Emphasis will be on establishing …

SPED 578. Fieldwork in ECSE: Infant/Toddler (3)

Each Early Childhood Special Education candidate is assigned to a program providing early intervention services to infant/toddlers with disabilities and their families. This fieldwork of at least 100 hours includes working with the families, participating in the design and implementation of individualized plans and activities to support the children’s development in all areas, ongoing data …

SPED 579ACT. Supervised Fieldwork with Exceptional Learners and Seminar (4)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaboration Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Corequisites for MM Program: EED 565M or SED 525; ELPS 541A; SPED 400, SPED 404, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 541B. Other specializations should contact their advisor. Offered in the Fall semester only. This course is the first of two fieldwork/seminar requirements …

SPED 580ACT. Advanced Fieldwork with Exceptional Learners and Seminar (6)

Prerequisite: Restricted to candidates admitted to the Accelerated Collaborative Teacher (ACT) Preparation Program. Prerequisites for MM Program: EED 565M or SED 525; ELPS 541A; SPED 400, SPED 404, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 541B. Corequisites for MM Program: ELPS 542A, SPED 402, SPED 502MM, SPED 503MM, SPED 542B. Other specializations should contact their advisor. This course …

SPED 580D. Student Teaching and Seminar in Deaf/Hard of Hearing (6)

Prerequisites: All credential courses except SPED 563 and SPED 567D, both of which are prerequisites or corequisites for this course. Only one of the two, however, may be taken concurrently with student teaching. The other must be taken as a prerequisite. SPED 580D is the final special education fieldwork experience for students in the Deaf/Hard …

SPED 580EC. Advanced Specialist Fieldwork in Early Childhood Special Education (6)

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development or 12 units in approved Child and Adolescent Development or Early Childhood courses SPED 402, SPED 431, SPED 500, SPED 532, and SPED 535. May be taken as a corequisite to SPED 520EC, SPED 536, or SPED 537 (although only one of these three may be taken concurrently …

SPED 580ECI. Advanced Specialist Fieldwork in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Intern Program for the Educational Specialist Credential in ECSE or admission to the Special Education master’s program. Supervised fieldwork of at least 100 hours in preschool or pre-K settings with young children who have IEPs. Required of candidates in the Early Childhood Special Education Intern Program who are employed in early …

SPED 580MM. Student Teaching and Seminar in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (6)

Prerequisites: EED 565 or SED 525; SPED 400, SPED 402, SPED 403MM, SPED 404, SPED 406, SPED 416, SPED 420, SPED 501MM. Pre/Corequisites: SPED 502MM, SPED 503MM. Only one of these courses, however, may be taken concurrently with SPED 580MM. Prerequisites for Dual Single Subject/Education Specialist Program: EPC 420; SPED 403MM; SED 521; one of …

SPED 580MS. Student Teaching and Seminar in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (6)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 402, SPED 403MM, SPED 406, SPED 416, SPED 420, SPED 504MS, SPED 505MS. This course is the final special education fieldwork experience for students in the Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Preliminary Credential Program. Candidates complete this experience on-the-job or with a supervising teacher who serves diverse learners with moderate/severe disabilities. Student teaching consists of one complete semester, …

SPED 580S. Advanced Specialist Fieldwork Analysis in Education of Learners with IEPS (3)

Prerequisites: Coursework required for approval of SPED 580ECSE/SPED 580MM/SPED 580MS. Corequisite: SPED 580. This seminar meets at regularly scheduled times during the semester as a concurrent seminar with student teaching to provide professional development opportunities for analysis of the fieldwork experience related to teaching effectiveness, assessment, individualized educational planning, program evaluations, case analysis and problem …

SPED 581. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 400, SPED 504MS. Techniques for assessment and intervention of alternative communication skills other than speech for students with severe disabilities. Development and use of augmentative communication devices (both light- and high-technology). Teaching the communicative partner how to make use of augmentative devices during interactions.

SPED 610. Program Planning in Special Education (3)

Preparatory: Graduate standing. Regulations, current theory, research findings and model programs are considered and their implications are applied to the selection of appropriate assessment methods, curricular and instructional approaches, and multidisciplinary approaches for educating exceptional pupils.

SPED 614A. Learning About Myself as a Professional Educator (1)

Prerequisites: SPED 628DHH, SPED 628EC, SPED 628MM or SPED 628MS; Admission into the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential Program; Employed as a special education teacher in the area in which the candidate is authorized (EC, DHH, MM or MS). This one-unit class continues candidates’ professional growth through participation in mentoring activities and an online community …

SPED 614B. Working with Special Education Stakeholders (1)

Prerequisites: SPED 628DHH, SPED 628EC, SPED 628MM or SPED 628MS; SPED 614A; Admission into the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential Program; Employed as a special education teacher in the area for which the candidate is authorized (EC, DHH, MM or MS). This one-unit class continues candidates’ professional growth through participation in mentoring activities and an …

SPED 615. Transdisciplinary Teaming in ECSE, Early Intervention, and Behavior Intervention (3)

Prerequisite: Admission into the M.A. in Special Education or the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis. This course emphasizes the unique collaboration between behavior interventionists and early childhood special education teachers/early interventionists in serving the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children with social-emotional and behavioral needs and their families. It is intended to provide scholars …

SPED 625. Adapting Curriculum and Instruction to Facilitate the Development of Language and Academic Skills (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of a Preliminary Basic Teaching Credential; Admittance in the Clear Credential and/or M.A. program. This course focuses on learners with intellectual disabilities in grades K-12 who experience language and academic challenges due to communication and cognitive delays. Through coursework and applied assignments, candidates will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to adapt and …

SPED 628DHH. Induction and the Individualized Learning Plan in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (3)

Prerequisites: A Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH); Admission to the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential program; Verification of employment as a special education teacher in the area for which the candidate is authorized (DHH). SPED 628DHH is taken the first semester of the program. This course is designed to facilitate …

SPED 628EC. Induction and the Individualized Learning Plan in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: A Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Early Childhood Special Education (EC); Admission to the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential program; Verification of employment as a special education teacher in the area for which the candidate is authorized (EC). SPED 628EC is taken the first semester of the program. This course is designed to facilitate …

SPED 628MM. Induction and the Individualized Learning Plan in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: A Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (MM); Admission to the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential program; Verification of employment as a special education teacher in the area for which the candidate is authorized (MM). SPED 628MM is taken the first semester of the program. This course is designed to facilitate beginning teachers’ …

SPED 628MS. Induction and the Individualized Learning Plan in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)

Prerequisites: A Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in Moderate/Severe Disabilities (MS); Admission to the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Credential program; Verification of employment as a special education teacher in the area for which the candidate is authorized (MS). SPED 628MS is taken the first semester of the program. This course is designed to facilitate beginning teachers’ …

SPED 638. Developing Special Educators as Agents of Change (3)

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Teacher Induction Specialist Credential Program or the M.A. in Special Education; SPED 614A; SPED 614B; SPED 628DHH, SPED 628EC, SPED 628MM or SPED 628MS; and verification of employment as a Special Education teacher in ECSE, DHH, MM or MS. This is the final course in the Teacher Induction Education Specialist Program. Students …

SPED 640. Physical and Multiple Disabilities (3)

Preparatory: SPED 400, SPED 431, SPED 508 or equivalent. Information pertaining to typical growth and development of children, and common physical disorders and their impact on development and learning. Transdisciplinary model of service delivery to address the needs of children and youth having physical and multiple disabilities. Specific information and techniques on physical positioning, lifting …

SPED 642. Students with Multiple and Sensory Impairments (3)

Preparatory: SPED 400, SPED 431, SPED 508 or equivalent. Educational issues for students with intellectual disabilities who also have sensory impairments (visual and/or auditory). Information on specific visual and hearing disorders, psychosocial implications of these disabilities on the developing child, teaching strategies to address students with these disabilities, and adaptations and accommodations. (Offered Spring semester …

SPED 655. Promising Practices and Interventions for Students with Autism (3)

Prerequisite: Admitted to Clear Education Specialist Credential Program, Added Autism Authorization and/or Special Education master’s program. Corequisite SPED 404. The course addresses knowledge, skills and abilities to become proficient in implementing evidence-based and multi-faceted methodologies and strategies necessary in teaching and engaging students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Classroom application of interventions and emphasis on being part …

SPED 671. Advanced Study of Literacy Problems (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Special Education master’s program and prerequisite SPED 502MM; or admission to Educational Therapy programs with prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 503MM, SPED 672 and SPED 673; or admission to the Reading Certificate and Reading/Language Arts Specialist Credential program with prerequisites EED 625A/L or EED 625B/L and EED 595A. This course provides advanced study in the area of literacy. It is designed to …

SPED 672. Advanced Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Clear Education Specialist Credential Program or the Special Education master’s program and prerequisite SPED 501MM; or admission to Educational Therapy programs with prerequisites SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 503, and pre/corequisite SPED 673. This master’s-level course is designed to examine the advanced skills educational therapists and other educators use when evaluating a student with learning differences …

SPED 673. Principles of Educational Therapy for Individuals with Exceptional Needs (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Therapy programs, SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM and SPED 503MM. This beginning course in the Educational Therapy program provides an in-depth study of the educational therapist’s professional role and ethical responsibilities. Services of the educational therapist are compared to those of other professionals, and the interface between educational therapy and allied professions is reviewed. Responsibilities of …

SPED 676. Clinical Case Management (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Therapy programs, SPED 400, SPED 406, SPED 501MM, SPED 503MM, SPED 672 and SPED 673. Pre/Corequisite: SPED 671.The focus of this course is on case management. Students will analyze contextual influences, such as the school, family, community and culture that impact a student’s performance, and demonstrate the ability to serve in the role of case manager (e.g., prioritizing goals, …

SPED 679. Internship in Educational Therapy (3-3)

Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Therapy programs; SPED 671, SPED 672, SPED 673 and SPED 676. SPED 679 is the culminating experience in the Educational Therapy program. Through a supervised internship, students will work with a client on an individual and ongoing basis to practice and further develop effective clinical skills. Students will be evaluated on each stage of the internship, including …

SPED 681. Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. This master’s level course is designed to provide information regarding the process of systematically researching an educational problem and to facilitate students’ ability to interpret and evaluate the research of others in special education and related fields. Students are exposed to various research methods from both quantitative …

SPED 682D. Advanced Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course provides an advanced educational experience for candidates in master’s degree programs in Special Education. It is designed as an opportunity for students to outline and research a topic of interest related to special education as related to their own …

SPED 682EC. Advanced Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course provides an advanced educational experience for candidates in master’s degree programs in Special Education. It is designed as an opportunity for students to outline and research a topic of interest related to special education as related to their own …

SPED 682MM. Advanced Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course provides an advanced educational experience for candidates in master’s degree programs in Special Education. It is designed as an opportunity for students to outline and research a topic of interest related to special education as related to their own …

SPED 682MS. Advanced Graduate Research in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course provides an advanced educational experience for candidates in master’s degree programs in Special Education. It is designed as an opportunity for students to outline and research a topic of interest related to special education as related to their own …

SPED 683. Current Trends in Special Education (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program with classified status. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPED 681. This course is a guided advanced study of pertinent topics related to (a) federal, state, and local agencies and their role in special and rehabilitative education, (b) organization of special education programs, (c) the preparation of teachers of exceptional children, and …

SPED 683EC. Current Trends in Early Childhood Special Education (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 628 and admission to the Clear Education Specialist Credential Program, or admission to the master’s in Special Education. Advanced study of decision-making processes in early childhood special education, as influenced by personal values, ethics, public policy, law and the professional knowledge base. Consideration of issues related to policy and practice in early intervention and …

SPED 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Prerequisites: SPED 681 and SPED 682 must be taken and passed with a grade of “B” or higher before students may register for the culminating experience (SPED 697 or SPED 698C). Directed Comprehensive Studies requires students to complete an examination in the form of an Action Research Project. The project is conducted throughout the semester. …

SPED 698C. Thesis or Graduate Project (3-6)

Prerequisite: Completion of all course requirements for the master’s degree. Preparatory: Acceptance by a departmental thesis committee of a thesis on a topic in the field of special education.

SPED 699X-Z. Independent Study (1-3)

Independent study projects are designed in collaboration with a faculty member in Special Education.