Special Education (EDUCSPE)

Courses

EDUCSPE 302 TEACHING LITERATURE: GRADES 6-12 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
In this course we will look at some current literary theory and explore its implications for the teaching of literature. Sessions will be divided into several strands. 1) Lectures and demonstrations dealing with the principles that might govern instruction in literature; 2) Teaching presentations by students; and 3) Small group discussions of current literature written especially for adolescent readers and suitable for inclusion in literature curricula for middle
and secondary schools.
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EDUCSPE 303 Language and Literacy Instruction for Second Language Learners, K-12 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Principles and methods for assessing and teaching language and literacy skills to second language learners in the regular classroom. Participants will have the opportunity systematically to study language/literacy issues and concerns specific to their school.

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EDUCSPE 304 Microcomputers for Students and Teachers 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Formerly EDUC 304. Background and introduction to computer technology in general with particular emphasis on the instructional use of microcomputers in grades K-14. The course will cover use of applications packages, such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases; educational sofeware; and the fundamentals of programming. The student will have the opportunity to work on the Apple II, Macintosh, and IBM PC computers.

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EDUCSPE 305 California Literature Project Seminar 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This workshop/seminar introduces teachers to literature-based, student-centered literacy instruction. The course is designed to help K-12 teachers apply the California English/Language Arts Framework, the K-8 Model Curriculum Guidelines, and the 9-12 Model Curriculum Standards. Participants will develop a literature-based curriculum plan for their own classrooms.

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EDUCSPE 306 Issues in Gifted and Talented Education 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Current issues in gifted and talented education of particular interest to teachers, school-site administrators, and school counselors. Students will receive 1 unit of credit for each week of participation. Each week will focus on a different subject area: Week 1--Mathematics; Week 2--Language Arts, Humanities; Week 3--Science. Some fieldwork sessions will be at an off-campus site in Berkeley.

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EDUCSPE 308 Curriculum Development and Pedagogy for Second Language Learning 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Formerly EDUC 308. This class is designed to equip bilingual, ESL, and other second language teachers with fundamental principles of curriculum development adapted to the particular educational needs of limited-English proficient (LEP) students and other second language learners. Instructional goals of the California Instructional Framework for effective use with LEP students will be reviewed.

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EDUCSPE 310 Teaching Science: Contemporary Methods and Techniques 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Formerly EDUC 310. This course will provide elementary and junior high teachers with strategies and activities to address the requirements of the California Science Framework and addendum. The course will focus on model science lessons related to physical, biological, and environmental science topics. Critical thinking skills as they relate to science teaching and learning will also be emphasized.

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EDUCSPE 313 A Cognitive Approach to Prejudice Reduction 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
As our schools become increasingly diverse in composition, our students seem to know less and less about each other. They tend to rely on stereotypes rather than to learn about and interact with people. The result is prejudice which is a prejudgement not based on knowledge, has several origins, of which a major one is lack of cognitive skills. This course will present and examine research on the cognitive processes which affect prejudiced thinking and will apply
that research to the classroom
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EDUCSPE 315 Whole Language Learning in Classroom Settings 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 1987 10 Week Session
This course will explore recent research and theory that supports the concept of "whole language learning" and will examine the nature of acquisition and development of reading and writing skills as they relate to teaching and learning.

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EDUCSPE 316 Behavior Management of the Troubled and Troubling Child Adolescent 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
In this course teachers examine and evaluate various teaching styles and strategies in terms of their effect on the acting-out, hyperactive, passive-aggressive, immature and withdrawn student. The emphasis will be on practical and specific suggestions for immediate use in the classroom.

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EDUCSPE 318 Examining Mathematics Acquistion from the Teaching-Learning Perspective 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course will provide a pedagogical view of mathematics learning for elementary and junior high teachers. Teachers will use learning theory to analyze the effects of pedagogical techniques on the development of their own understanding of mathematical ideas and discuss how these techniques can be applied to their own classroom settings. The didactic aspects of this exploratory approach will be illustrated through topics in pre-calculus and calculus.

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EDUCSPE 319 Probability and Statistics for the Elementary School Teacher 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course provides K-8 teachers with the background knowledge necessary to effectively teach the probability and statistics strand of the California Mathematics Framework. Participants will apply these concepts by developing innovative teaching strategies and activities for their own classrooms.

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EDUCSPE 399S Special Study for Educators 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Special study of professional topics under direction of a faculty member. One unit of credit for every 7 hours of consultation and special study per week.

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