ELED: Elementary Education

  • Department of Professional Studies in Education

    College of Education and Educational Technology

    ELED 581 Special Topics 3 cr.

    ELED 590 Improving Professional Practice in Instructional Settings 1-3 cr.


    ELED 591 Improving Professional Practice in Instructional Settings 1-3 cr.

    Reviews current research in instructional practices, motivational techniques, and professional issues. May focus on any of these aspects of teaching, learning, or professional practice. May be presented with a kindergarten through grade twelve, elementary, middle school, secondary, or adult orientation. Offered only for continuous professional development and may not be applied toward a graduate degree. Prerequisite: Appropriate teaching certificate or other professional credential or preparation.

    ELED 642 Mathematics in Elementary School 3 cr.

    Experiences with manipulative materials, games and puzzles, activity centers, and lab approach to mathematics. Inexpensive mathematics lab equipment will be constructed. Sources of literature and materials are presented and used. Opportunities are given to write activity and problem cards and to plan mathematics activity centers. Psychological foundations and mathematics structure are used as reference for suggested activities and curriculum studies.

    ELED 681 Special Topics in Education 3 cr.

    Designed for the students who wish to do independent research in special areas.

    ELED 698 Supervised Internship 6 cr.

    A carefully planned, field-based, internal work experience proposed by the advanced graduate student to extend professional competence, subject to approval by advisory committee. Registration by permission only.

    ELED 699 Independent Study in Elementary Education 1-3 cr.

    Students select one or more topics which are of critical importance in elementary education and meet staff members for independent reading, study, analysis, and evaluation. Registration only by permission of Graduate Committee.

    ELED 743 Resource Materials in Elementary Science 3 cr.

    Introduces underlying philosophy and use of materials of several of the current national curriculum programs in elementary science. Emphasizes the following programs: (1) Science: A Process Approach (SAPA); (2) Elementary Science Study (ESS); (3) Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS); and (4) Conceptually Oriented Program in Elementary Science (COPES), including microteaching techniques and development and preparation of individualized self-instruction modules. Students are required to work with various program materials.

    ELED 755 Developmental Influences on Children’s Learning 3 cr.

    Examines the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children and the impact of development on learning processes. Students will discuss, analyze, and apply developmental theory and research to address issues confronting contemporary early childhood and elementary practitioners. Final projects will emphasize collaboration with professionals in other fields who work with children, families, and educators. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.

    ELED 781 Special Topics 3 cr.

    ELED 795 Thesis 3 cr.

    For the student writing the thesis. Should be scheduled for the semester in which the student plans to complete his/her work. All thesis writing involves a committee composed of the student’s advisor and two additional faculty members.

    ELED 798 Supervised Doctoral Internship 3 cr.

    Applied field experience chosen by doctoral students with the approval of the dissertation advisory committee. Prerequisite: Permission only.

    ELED 995 Dissertation 1-12 cr.

    Students preparing a doctoral dissertation for credit must register for this course. Number of credits assigned and the extent of time for which research activity is scheduled depend on nature and scope of student’s research problem and his/her general doctoral program.

    NOTE: Credits for both thesis and dissertation, if not completed during the semester scheduled, are recorded as a grade of “R,” research in progress. They remain so until the project is approved. They do not automatically revert to the grade “F” in a specific length of time. Also, thesis and dissertation credits can be programmed above the regular load.