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Interdisciplinary Studies in Education Discipline Courses Details

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ISED 100 : General Studies Colloquium

Prerequisites: None
Description: Awareness and knowledge of the university community--its resources, services, structure. Personal and career counseling.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 150 : Orientation to Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Teaching as a career; professional opportunities, qualifications and demands. Classroom visitation and field trips through educational institutions. Designed to help students assess their interest in teaching as a vocation. Does not meet professional education requirements. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 160 : Data Analysis in Education

Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of ELM requirement.
Description: Graphical representation of statistical data, descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and variability, standard scores, correlation and regression, probabilistic reasoning, random sampling, and selected parametric and non-parametric tests of statistical significance.
General Education:
  • Segment I Area - Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 201 : The EOP Student and the University

Prerequisites: None
Description: Assist students in clarifying academic goals and objectives; provide students with skills and understandings to facilitate academic choices; improve progress towards student goals with most effective use of student time and resources. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 204 : Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Prerequisites: None
Description: Various aspects of critical thinking including logical argumentation, hypothesis generation, concept acquisition, inductive reasoning, explanation. Application of decision-making skills to personal and societal problems. (ABC/NC grading; CR/NC allowed.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 585 : Cross-cultural Education

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: The "multicultural classroom" and of a culturally pluralistic model as an alternative to the present traditional monocultural model.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem in education 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. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 1-3

ISED 706 : Principles and Methods of Adult and Vocational Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Changing character and functions of adult and vocational education; objectives, methods, resources, and evaluation; social influences on adult life and work; implications of research on adult learning and work; field observations and curriculum development. Required for the Designated Subjects Credential.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 707 : Planning and Funding Education and Community Programs

Prerequisites: None
Description: Implementation and implications of planning models used in establishing educational programs in public and private agencies, community organizations, and business and industry; assessment of needs; identification of target populations and funding sources; development of written plan for funding.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 715 : Equal Opportunity in Education

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Description: History of "diversity" policies in education focusing on period between court-ordered desegregation of the 1950s to elimination of affirmative action at major public universities in California and Texas in the 1990s. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 716 : Literacy and Cross-cultural Issues in Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Literacy issues that impact education and their effects on student learning and teaching practices. Using language as a metaphor to introduce students to historical, sociological, and political effects on literacy and education in the U.S.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 717 : Social Foundation for Multicultural Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Sociological and philosophical foundations of education; social structure of issues related to race, class, and gender; relating these issues to effects on education and historical view of multicultural education in the U.S.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 735 : Seminar on the Adult Learner

Prerequisites: ISED 606 or equivalent.
Description: Adult learning processes; multicultural learning styles in adults; motivation and the adult life cycle; ethical implications of research on adult learning; special needs of adult students.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 736 : Leadership and Policy for Community and Non-Formal Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Philosophy and theory of critical thinking and participatory leadership for groups of learners both in formal and non-formal, community-based educational organizations.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 738 : Critical and Postmodern Pedagogies

Prerequisites: Background in social foundations of education.
Description: Debates in education with respect to critical, participatory, and postmodern pedagogies; development and application of these philosophies to groups of learners; K-adult process and facilitation skills.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2013

ISED 739 : Education and Community Development: Equity and Diversity

Prerequisites: None
Description: Effect of race, class, and gender on educational equity and diversity in formal and non-formal educational settings; investigates linkages between educational programming and community development and empowerment. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 740 : Education & Globalization: Issues in Comparative and International Education

Prerequisites: ISED 747 or equivalent.
Description: Comparative and international education. Regional/local differences in educational approaches; effect of globalization on transnational issues; education at all levels, human rights and peace education; policies and planning in international context.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 745 : Practicum in a Multicultural Educational Setting

Prerequisites: None
Description: Clinical experience in a multicultural urban educational setting; development of instructional materials using pedagogically-sound principles; demonstration of effective teaching strategies and content.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 747 : Culture, Language, and Society in Education

Prerequisites: None
Description: Research on interactions of culture, education, and society; the notion of culture; identifying interactions of culture and language in K-12 and adult education programs.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 748 : Culture, Cognition, and Power Issues in Education

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Implications of culture for cognitive processes and power issues in education. Cross-cultural cognition, race, class, and gender in all educational settings.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

ISED 749 : Second Language Acquisition in the Elementary School

Prerequisites: None
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.
Units: 3

ISED 781 : Teaching Improvement Process in Adult and Workforce Education

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with ISED 782.
Description: Problems in teaching adult or workforce education: cultural differences in students and communities, needs of students; counseling and guidance; leadership development, and instructional evaluation. Identifying and implementing instructional practices.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 782 : Practicum in Adult Learning

Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with ISED 781.
Description: Clinical experiences in adult education, work-force education, older adult, special needs, or other adult learning contexts; demonstration of use of teaching strategies and content.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 783 : Introduction to Technologies for Adult Learning

Prerequisites: None
Description: Use technologies: microcomputers, on-line services, distance learning, and audio-visual equipment; impact of technologies on adult learning. Fulfills computer competency requirement for Designated Subjects Credential.
Units: 1
Latest Offering: Fall 2012

ISED 797 : Seminar in Educational Research

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor.
Description: Identification and analysis of research problems; methodology; techniques including sufficient familiarity with descriptive statistics to interpret writing; application of findings to field problems.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 802 : Seminar in Human Development, Curriculum, Learning, and Instruction

Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program in Education; completion or concurrent enrollment in ISED 747.
Description: Overview of human developmental needs, abilities, and experiences, K-adult, with respect to curriculum, learning and instruction. Focus on effects of growth and early experience through adulthood upon the development of human intellectual, emotional, and social development.
Units: 3

ISED 891 : Seminar in Selected Studies

Prerequisites: Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated as topics vary.
Units: 1-3

ISED 891 : Educational Practices in Transnational Spaces

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Description: Patterns of globalization in education and impacts on California education; effects of diasporas on California education and countries of origin; skills in cross-cultural lesson observation; improved capacity to meet needs of diverse learners.
Units: 3

ISED 895 : Field Study

Prerequisites: ISED 797, completion of 24 units of MA coursework; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Advancement to Candidacy and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC; RP)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: ISED 797; completion of 24 units of MA coursework; consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: Advancement to Candidacy and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. Oral examination at conclusion of course for M.A. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

ISED 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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