The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to a study of human growth and development, to explore historical perspectives in education, and to build a philosophy of teaching and learning. The course will emphasize physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. Each developmental area will emphasize the process of socialization in diverse familial, linguistic, and cultural settings. Specific issues regarding physical education, health, play, attachment, gender, culture, self concept, specific learning needs, along with other current issues will be discussed. Using practical and theoretical objectives, the class will explore the relevance of the developmental process as it applies in academic and social settings and provide theory- based research approaches for working with critical areas of development.

MATP 600 Human Development (4)

The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to a study of human learning and knowledge construction. The course will emphasize connections between theoretical principles, concepts, research findings, and applications in settings where teaching and learning occur. Components of psychology, human development, and instructional technology that have contributed to the expansion of education as an academic discipline will be integrated into learning activities. Specific issues regarding constructivism, situated cognition, implicit theories, brain development, apprenticeships, peer collaboration, distance education, and e-learning will be discussed.

MAED 620 Learning Theory (3)

In this course, candidates will work toward establishing a personally compelling professional identity situated within a socially-constructed context. Candidates will examine the roles of mentor, collaborator, and leader in professional settings. Sessions will focus on professional identity and leadership styles within the workplace community. Candidates will analyze the impact of educational and workplace experiences on their identities and expectations as leaders. The course will foster the dispositions necessary to lead effectively within a learning community. Candidates will identify connections between theory and practice through critical dialogue and reflection. This course will include opportunities to discuss advocacy, facilitation of professional growth, community organization and outreach, and issues in diverse cultural contexts.

MAED 630 Professional Identity/Leadership (3)

The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to the research process and the development of a small-scale study that will be conducted in the workplace environment. Candidates will investigate an educational question within a chosen area under the supervision of a faculty advisor, write a review of literature in the field, and plan the data collection phase.

MATP 691 Action Research 1 (3)

This course offers an issues-based study of social, cultural, philosophical, and historical perspectives on the role of education and schools in society. These issues include demographics, economic factors, cultural diversity, gender, exceptionalities, equity, policy and law, immigration, reform and standards-based movements, the profession of teaching, and the variety of educational structures and purposes. Focus is placed on helping education candidates use this foundational knowledge toward effective teaching and learning in classroom settings and learning environments.

MAED 640 Educational Foundations (3)

This course focuses on how various genres of literature have the power to support literate citizens who contribute positively to a diverse and global society. Candidates will look to scholarly journals for literacy topics that offer personal and professional development. Emphasis will be placed on the reading and writing connection specifically between trade books and writing skill development. How to use literature selections as models for writing instruction will be covered, along with developing rubrics to grade writing pieces. Candidates will investigate and apply the latest research related to intentional instruction in literacy development and learning with literature. Specific focus is given to multicultural and international books in an effort to learn how to highlight its value for a variety of educational and aesthetic purposes. The class will look critically at literature in an effort to build awareness of gender and cultural biases and stereotypes, as well as other forms of harmful misrepresentations in books. Different uses of trade books will be examined including bibliotherapy and value-based themes. Candidates will examine literary elements to develop a better understanding of how literature reflects human and societal struggles and triumphs. Candidates will look holistically at how literature has the potential to bring knowledge and power to all citizens.

MAED 680 Linking Literature (4)

The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to the research process and the development of a small-scale study that will be conducted in the workplace environment. Candidates will collect data related to the educational question in their chosen area under the supervision of a faculty advisor, analyze the findings, and present the outcomes in a professional setting.

MATP 692 Action Research 2 (3)

Multiple Literacies means being cognitively and socially literate with paper, live, and electronic texts. This course will explore the increasing complexity of what constitutes literacy and literate practices in a constantly changing, socially and culturally diverse, globalized, and technological world. Candidates will investigate how multiple literacies can equip the students for learning in all content areas. Emphasis will be on rethinking literacy and its role in society by exploring the nature of literacies and how they influence educational demands and promote literacy learning for a diverse range of learners. Critical literacy will be covered in an effort to examine how literacy impacts the development of diverse learners. The capacity to interpret print and multimedia texts for learning in various content areas will be examined. New texts, such as multimodal texts, nonlinear arrangements of information and visual texts will be critiqued. Emphasis will be placed on how multi-literate people are problem solvers and strategic thinkers. A socio-cultural framework will inform the projects, practices and pedagogies directed at preparing individuals to effectively function in a global society and think critically in a world that is marked by change.

MAED 650 Multiple Literacies (3)

This course focuses on the psychology of reading difficulties through the use of individual diagnostic techniques and the planning of reading intervention for disabled and struggling readers in a clinical setting. Procedures for developing effective reading and writing skills will be applied by candidates in this course. The focus of the course is on the relationship between the processes of literacy and the methods to enhance learning to read and reading and writing to learn. The application of such knowledge and development of administrating, scoring, interpreting assessments are directly connected to planning and carrying out intervention plans for a wide variety of literacy needs of the diverse populations found in classrooms.

MAED 681 Clinical Diagnosis (4)

This Pathways is 30 units to completion.