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E ED 306 : Collaborations and Partnership with Families in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Theory and practical models for understanding and working with diverse children and families in and out of school settings. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3

E ED 600 : Advanced Issues in Child Development and Learning

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Child development from infancy to school age. Social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development related to practical implications for programs. Developmental learning sequences in relation to curriculum and teaching styles. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

E ED 602 : Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Advanced integrated curricular development for young children in culturally and linguistically responsive early childhood setting. Introducing diverse early childhood curricular and discussing DAP teaching and learning materials. Theory, practice, and policy related to creating and implementing integraded curriculum for hight-quality ECE programs. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 603 : Promoting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development

Prerequisites: PSY 330.
Description: Theories and educational programs focusing on children's social and emotional development in culturally responsive early childhood settings. Attachment relationships, prosocial behavior, self-esteem, identity formation, friendships, guidance, and classroom management. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) (Formerly EED 305.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 604 : Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Understanding and overcoming obstacles to effective communication between educators and parents through conferences, home visits, participation on boards and committees, and problem-solving experiences. The rationale for parent involvement. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 605 : Supervised Student Teaching in Observation and Evaluation in ECE

Prerequisites: EED 600 or EED 610 (may be taken concurrently).
Description: Supervised field experience in an infant, preschool, or school-age daycare program. Techniques of observation and other evaluations will be practiced and used to develop individualized learning experiences. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3

E ED 607 : Leadership and Administration in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Ingredients necessary for a functioning staff in child development programs. Dynamics of an interdisciplinary early childhood team: administrators, teachers, parents, and support personnel. Development of roles and communication skills. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 608 : Supervised Fieldwork: Preschool Curriculum Development

Prerequisites: EED 602 and EED 610 (may be taken concurrently).
Description: Field experience in an infant, toddler, preschool setting. Implementation of integrated curriculum. There is a requirement of 9 hours per week of classroom observation/participation in an approved licensed childre facility.
Units: 3

E ED 610 : Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children

Prerequisites: CFS 320, PSY 330, and consent of instructor.
Description: Observation and assessment of children's behavior and development in diverse early childhood settings and communities. Informal observational techniques, role of assessment in curriculum planning. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 611 : Advanced Issues in Infant-Toddler Education and Care

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Thorough and practical examination of developmental theory from 0-3 years. Practical applications to planning group programs in a variety of settings. Role of relationships as seen in many contexts. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 613 : Integrated Arts Curricula in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Exposure to modes for creative self-expression available to young children. Theories of creativity applied to developing teaching techniques. Visual arts, music and movement, and how to set up and teach in a learning center for creative arts. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 614 : Science, Math, and Technology Curricular in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Development of problem solving abilities related to mathematics and science for preschool-age children. Materials and techniques for teaching using an inquiry approach while incorporating everyday experiences. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 615 : Environmental Education in ECE

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Helping teachers of young children to explore their sense of wonder and connection with the out-of-doors. Finding nature in the city and expanding outdoor experiences. Field trips to study sites throughout the Bay area. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 616 : Language and Literacy in Multilingual ECE Settings

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Children's language learning in culturally and linguistically diverse early childhood settings. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 619 : Children's Play: Theory and Practice

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: The role of play in the development of young children. The educator's role in providing an environment which is physically safe, intellectually challenging, and emotionally nurturing, where young children have maximum opportunity to learn through play. Designing environments and programs that recognize the importance of play. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses. (Formerly EED 697)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 640 : Gear Up Tutors in Schools

Prerequisites: Must be accepted in the GEAR UP program.
Description: Explore and identify best educational practices to prepare middle school students in San Francisco for college level studies and to gain access to higher education. May be repeated for 18 units. (CR/NC grading only)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 645 : Directed Experiences with Children

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Individually guided observation and participation experiences with children in elementary school. Registration by recommendation of adviser and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a total of 5 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 668 : Multicultural Education and Social Justice for Young Children

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Introduces approaches for integrating education about diversity in early childhood programs. Helping young children develop positive self concept and attitudes about gender, race, ethnicity, and disabilities. Critical thinking skills for challenging bias and thriving in multicultural society. There is a requirement of 50 hours of classroom observation/participation per semester when a student is enrolled in one or more undergraduate ECE courses.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 687 : Seminar: Field Experience

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to Multiple Subject Credential candidates.
Description: Understanding school and classroom culture, roles of the teacher in contemporary urban school settings. Instruction, teaching, evaluation, professional responsibilities and opportunities, and community relationships. Application of theory to practice. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (CR/NC grading only)
Units: 1-3

E ED 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 700 : Social, Emotional, and Physical Development in Early Childhood Education Sociocultural Contexts

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Theory and research on children's social, emotional, and physical development across sociocultural contexts. Relationship to children's learning, implications for early childhood education, and the design of quality programs for young children (0-8 years). (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 701 : Social, Cultural, and Historical Foundations of Education

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Intended for Multiple and Single Subject Credential candidates.
Description: Examines, from a critical perspective, historical, social, and cultural foundations for theoretical frameworks and pedagogical practices for the classroom.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 703 : Family Literacy Studies of the Elementary Age Child

Prerequisites: Admission to MA in Elementary Education Program.
Description: Research and theory of cross-cultural family literacy practices. Patterns of parent engagement in elementary age students' home and school literacy practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

E ED 704 : Children's Play Development in School and Community

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Role of young children's play in cross-cultural educational and community settings. Innovative practices and curriculum for promoting positive and meaningful play experiences in and out of school. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 705 : Child Development Through Literature Study in the Elementary Classroom

Prerequisites: None
Description: Principles of child development found through an examination of children's literature. Personality, emotional, and intellectual development: multi-cultural, home influences, and the exceptional child.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 707 : Cognitive Development in Early Childhood Education Sociocultural Contexts

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Theory and research on children's (0-8 years) intellectual development, as framed by sociocultural contexts. Application to instruction, curriculum development, and design of environments for young children. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 708 : First and Second Language Development in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Theory and research on children's (0-8 years) first and second language development in multicultural settings. Role of culture and socialization; practical applications for children's oral and written language learning.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 709 : Early Childhood Education Curriculum in Pluralistic Society

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Analyze and interpret works of various scholars that have influenced ECE curricula; discuss who decides the context of knowledge, instructional methods, as well as the evaluation system in contemporary ECE practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 710 : Children's Early Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Theory, practice, and policy on children's (0-8 years) acquisition of written language in multicultural setting. Emphasis on role of culture and socialization, and practical applications of successful classroom and childcare instruction.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 713 : Spanish Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher: I

Prerequisites: Enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential Program, Bilingual Authorization.
Description: Development of Spanish proficiency for the bilingual teacher in listening, speaking, reading and writing, and using culturally responsive instruction. Pedagogical strategies, and preparation for becoming reflective practitioners. Addresses linguistic/cultural diversity of Latinos/as in the USA.
Units: 3

E ED 714 : Spanish Heritage Language for the Bilingual Teacher: II

Prerequisites: Enrolled in the Multiple Subject Credential Program, Bilingual Authorization (Spanish); E ED 713.
Description: Demonstration of competency in applied linguistics, pedagogical theories and practices as these are designed, planned and implemented in Spanish bilingual classroom settings.
Units: 3

E ED 715 : Families in Early Childhood Settings and Communities

Prerequisites: E ED 717 or consent of instructor.
Description: Research, policy, and practice related to young children and families in diverse early childhood settings and communities. Family structures, cultural perspectives, family-school relationships, family literacy, and outreach programs. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2009

E ED 717 : Narrative Inquiry and Memoir in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Focus on autobiographical accounts (memoir) and stories (narrative inquiry) for understanding teaching and learning. Practical applications to teaching and use of narrative inquiry for qualitative research.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 720 : Research and Practice in Language and Literacy Education

Prerequisites: ISED 797.
Description: Introduction to leading ideas, and methods in educational research with focus on language and literacy. Topics include: identification of research problems, research questions, review of the literature, research plans, design issues, data analysis, and reporting. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 721 : International Education in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Interdisciplinary course on research, policy, and practice relating to international education in early childhood and elementary school. Topics include international school structures, school demographics, philosophies of schooling, curricula, immigration, gender, and student achievement. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 723 : Inservice Leadership in Reading

Prerequisites: Consent of adviser and course instructor.
Description: Development of professional growth in reading; determining staff needs; designing programs of in-service education; problems of consultation and program development, aiding in development of curriculum and improvement of instruction. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 725 : Classroom Issues in Language, Literacy, and Culture

Prerequisites: E ED 708 or E ED 678 or E ED 720 or consent of instructor.
Description: Research and theory on language and literacy development in linguistically and culturally diverse communities and classrooms; first and second language acquisition; emergent literacy; implications of research for culturally responsive teaching and classroom organization. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 726 : Teaching Process Writing in Elementary Classrooms

Prerequisites: None
Description: Research teaching writing/reading in the classroom. Process writing and how oral language and reading are supported by teaching narrative, poetic, and non-fiction writing. Portfolio assessment and evaluation of writing pieces.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 732 : Teaching Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies in Elementary School

Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subjects Credential program.
Description: Integrating reading, language arts, and social studies in multicultural elementary school classrooms. Foundations of curriculum, theory and method in literacy development, and concept attainment in the social studies. May be repeated for a total of 7 units.
Units: 3-6

E ED 737 : Teaching Social Studies, Social Justice, and Literacy: Grades 3-6

Prerequisites: E ED 783, E ED 682, E ED 684, E ED 749. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 679, E ED 647, E ED 657, E ED 648, E ED 658.
Description: Frameworks and methods for implementing integrated curriculum in elementary school, focusing on social studies content and social justice perspective. Instruction in use of effective expository literacy strategies for students in grades 3-6. Field practicum required. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 746 : Teaching Practicum Phase I

Prerequisites: acceptance to MSC program, E ED 701, ITEC 601. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 682, 684, 749, and 783.
Description: Developmental field experience in a public elementary school under guidance of a resident teacher. Teaching is planned and practiced at the beginning level based on California State standards. May be repeated for a total of 4 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 747 : Teaching Practicum Phase II

Prerequisites: E ED 646, 684, 749, 701, 783, ITEC 601. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 679 and/or E ED 737, E ED 657.
Description: Developmental field experience in a public elementary school under the supervision of a resident teacher. Teaching planned and practiced at the developmental level, based on California State standards. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 748 : Teaching Practicum Phase III

Prerequisites: EED 646, 682, 684, 701, 749, 783; ITEC 601. Must be concurrent with EED 657, 658 (2+ sem. prog.); EED 658 (2 sem. prog.).
Description: Final phase of student teaching conducted in a public elementary school under supervision of a resident teacher. Planned and practiced at the competency level. Assessment based on California state standards. CR/NC grading only. May be repeated for a total of 12 units.
Units: 1-7

E ED 749 : Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: First and second language acquisition theories and their relationship to second language learning; psychological, social, and linguistic aspects of second language acquisition of children; socio-political factors related to language issues. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 756 : Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase I

Prerequisites: admission to multiple subject program; first semester enrollment. Concurrent with E ED 646, 682, 684, 701, 749, 783.
Description: Supports skill in planning, teaching, and assessing all students across elementary school curriculum. Instruction in classroom management. Addresses California K-12 content and English language standards. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 757 : Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase II

Prerequisites: E ED 646, E ED 682, E ED 684, E ED 701, E ED 749, E ED 783, ITEC 601. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 647. E ED 679 and/or E ED 737, E ED 658, E ED657, E ED648 recommended.
Description: Development of skills in planning, teaching, and assessing all students across the elementary school curriculum. Instruction in classroom management. Addresses California K-12 content and English language standards. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1-3

E ED 758 : Teaching Practicum Seminar Phase III

Prerequisites: EED 646, E ED 647, E ED 679, E ED 682, E ED 684, E ED 701, E ED 737, E ED 749, E ED 783; ITEC 601. Must be concurrent with EED 647, E ED 648 (2 sem. prog.); EED 648, E ED 657 (2+ sem. prog.).
Description: Interdisciplinary and project based learning in the elementary school. Topics include home school communication and role of school as social services agency and legal issues. Preparation for final standards based teaching performance assessment. May be repeated for a total of 3 units. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1-3

E ED 760 : Seminar on Social Issues and Curriculum Development

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Social issues and their influence on school organization and curriculum development. Patterns of organization and curriculum in elementary schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2011

E ED 761 : School Mathematics: Problem Solving

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Curriculum development in mathematics. Problem solving strategies as a unifying theme for content selection. This course is offered as E ED 761 and S ED 761. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 763 : Integrating Language, Literacy, and Technology in Elementary School Curriculum

Prerequisites: Consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor.
Description: Prepare elementary school teachers to provide English language arts instruction that is enhanced by the thoughtful and effective integration of technology. (Plus-minus letter grading only.)
Units: 3

E ED 764 : Elementary School Social Studies

Prerequisites: Consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor.
Description: Curriculum development in social studies methods, materials, and curriculum sequence. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2010

E ED 765 : Elementary School Science

Prerequisites: Consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor.
Description: Curriculum development in science methods, materials, and curriculum sequence. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 767 : Elementary School Creative Arts

Prerequisites: Consent of Elementary Education adviser or instructor.
Description: Curriculum development in creative arts methods, materials, and curriculum sequence. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2009

E ED 769 : Practitioner Research in Elementary Classrooms

Prerequisites: Multiple subject credential or consent of instructor.
Description: Examination of methods of practitioner research that allow teachers to address problems of practice as they arise in the classroom. Students become familiar with relevant research literature and engage in targeted practitioner research relevant to their current teaching placement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 770 : Literacy Education Clinic I: Multidisciplinary Assessment of Reading and Language Problems

Prerequisites: E ED 720 and basic teaching credential.
Description: On-going classroom, interactive assessment. Administration and interpretation of a variety of tests to identify and design instructional intervention for the correlates of reading and language problems: social, emotional, intellectual, and educational. (AB/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 771 : Literacy Clinic II: Multidisciplinary Assessment and Remediation of Language and Literacy Problems

Prerequisites: E ED 770.
Description: Theory and proficiency in the practice and adaptation of test administration skills and interactive instructional strategies. Students test and tutor K-12 children with reading and language problems. (AB/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 772 : Literacy Education Clinic I

Prerequisites: Candidate in Reading Specialist Credential Program. Must be taken concurrently with EED 770.
Description: Teach one-to-one struggling readers or provide instruction to small groups of struggling readers in an elementary school setting. Candidates use intervention strategies to improve reading. CR/NC only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 773 : Literacy Education Clinic II

Prerequisites: Reading Specialist Candidate; EED 770 and concurrent enrollment in EED 771.
Description: Teach in a school setting using intervention reading strategies to assist and support struggling readers who are adolescents. CR/NC only.
Units: 1-3

E ED 777 : Curriculum and Instruction in Science

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program.
Description: Planning, developing, teaching, and evaluating learning experiences in science. Performance based objectives. Classwork, 1 unit; laboratory, 2 units. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 781 : Curriculu, Instruction, and Assessment for Teacher Leaders

Prerequisites: E ED 760.
Description: Curriculum, instruction, and assessment for elementary teachers. Examination of the role of leaders in teaching and learning and high quality professional development. (AB/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2011

E ED 782 : Teaching Reading/Language Arts K-3

Prerequisites: admission to Multiple Subjects Credential program; ITEC 711, and E ED 701. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 684, E ED 749, E ED 783, and E ED 464.
Description: Research-based teaching practices for early literacy development. Systematic and explicit instruction in teaching a comprehensive literacy curriculum in grades K-3 that includes oral language development. Basic reading skills, strategic reading behavior, language arts skills, vocabulary and writing development. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3-4

E ED 783 : Developmental Teaching and Learning in Diverse School Settings, K-8

Prerequisites: E ED 701, ITEC 601; acceptance to MSC program. Must be taken concurrently with E ED 684, E ED 682, E ED 749, E ED 646.
Description: Theory and research based examination of cognitive, social-emotional, ethical, and physical development in sociocultural contexts including special populations. Impact of culture, family, community, and school. Guided experience in schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 784 : Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics (CLAD Emphasis)

Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subjects Credential program.
Description: Methods and materials for teaching mathematics to linguistically and culturally diverse elementary school students. Review of content of mathematics curriculum, classroom organization, assessment, and guided experiences in schools. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 785 : Literacy Theories: Connections to Classroom Practices

Prerequisites: Enrolled in Elementary Education MA Concentration in Language and Literacy.
Description: Research on literacy theories that have influenced education in the US. Examination of critical literacy theories, research, and the connections to classroom practices in elementary schools.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

E ED 796 : Analyzing Cases of Mathematical Teaching

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Cases of mathematics teaching practice are a catalyst for analytic discussion of assessment, mathematical representation, and student misconceptions. Teaching decisions are evaluated in the context of real classroom situations with regard to their impact on student learning, motivation, and beliefs. This course is offered as E ED 796 and S ED 796. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

E ED 797 : Special Topics in Elementary Education

Prerequisites: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: Not a substitute for courses required for the university-recommended Early Childhood Specialist Credential. May be repeated for a total of 9 units when topics vary.
Units: 1-3

E ED 801 : Practitioner Inquiry for Administration of Early Childhood Curricula

Prerequisites: E ED 700, E ED 707, E ED 708, or consent of instructor.
Description: Application of practitioner research for developing and evaluating early childhood curricula. Reflective practice and collaborative action research methodologies for coordination and administration of curricula.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 806 : Leadership, Adult Supervision, and Family Advocacy

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Comprehensive study and training in current research, theory, and implementation of administration and leadership goals, strategies, and programs for young children, families, and educators. Adult supervision, leadership, and advocacy in early childhood settings. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

E ED 807 : Leadership Development in Mathematics Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Enhancement and development of mathematical ideas and instructional methodologies from a classroom perspective to a theoretical framework. Knowledge of curriculum development and leadership skills; dissemination to other teachers. This course is offered as E ED 807 and S ED 807. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 820 : Seminar in Infant-Toddler Group Care Education Programs

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Seminar in infant-toddler development. Theory, research, and practice in diverse settings. Temporary issues in infant-toddler care, cross-cultural perspectives, and caregiver models. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Summer 2009

E ED 850 : Seminar in Early Childhood Mathematics and Science Curriculum

Prerequisites: E ED 700, E ED 707, E ED 708, or consent of instructor.
Description: Planning, developing instructional materials, and evaluating learning experiences for children ages pre-kindergarten to eight in mathematics and the life and physical sciences. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 856 : Assessing Mathematical Thinking

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Assessment strategies for classroom use; dimensions of students' mathematical thinking and learning. Development of performance assessments includes open-ended tasks and portfolios. This course is offered as E ED 856 and S ED 856. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 869 : Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners

Prerequisites: Basic reading course or basic ESL course.
Description: Instructional methods and materials designed to teach reading and writing in K-12 classrooms to students with limited English proficiency. Theories in language and literacy acquisition, socio-psycholinguistics and linguistics. Assessment procedures, lesson development, instructional planning, and organization. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 878 : Multicultural Educational Theory and Practice for the Young Child

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Relationships among ethnic identity, culture, and human development; multicultural curriculum design and pedagogical strategies that recognize ethnic displays of competence and utilize cognitive preferences developed in particular socialization practices. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

E ED 882 : Literacy Instruction in K-12 Classrooms

Prerequisites: None
Description: Methods, materials, and assessment for teaching diverse reading/language arts to linguistically and culturally diverse students in grades K-12; linguistic and print concepts; reading comprehension; developmental strategies; guided experiences in schools. Preliminary Level I primarily intended for Education Specialist Credential students.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 890 : Seminar on Field Studies in the Elementary Classroom

Prerequisites: ISED 797.
Description: Topics in early childhood and elementary education: classroom-based research methods and reflective practice; planning and implementation of research, including literature review, research design, data collection, analysis, and presentation of findings. CR/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

E ED 895 : Field Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Alternative culminating study for the Master of Arts in Education conducted under direction of graduate major adviser. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem under direction of a member of the department. Open only to regularly enrolled students. Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

E ED 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: None
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open only to regularly enrolled students.
Units: 1-3
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