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EDEC 6135. Developing Scientific Thinking in Young Children (3-0-3) An advanced examination of the development of scientific thinking and the application of teaching strategies, assessment techniques, curriculum, and resources for appropriate science instruction for young children.


EDEC 6145. Exploring the World with Young Learners (3-0-3) An advanced examination of young children's understandings of their world. The application of social studies content and standards, methodology, resources and assessment strategies are included.


EDEC 6159. Imagination, Curiosity, and Creativity in Teaching and Learning (3-0-3) Study of the role of imagination, curiosity, and creativity in teaching and learning. Examination of innovative programs, curriculum, and strategies that foster creativity in teaching and learning as well as the development and implementation of new ideas in teaching and learning are included.


EDEC 6165. Partnerships with Parents and Guardians of Young Children (3-0-3) Investigation and construction of a deeper understanding of the teacher and parent or guardian relationship. Techniques to strengthen the relationship while developing an understanding of family dynamics that influence the total development of the young child are included.


EDEC 6795. Special Topics in Early Childhood (2-0-2) In-depth study of special topics related to early childhood education. Topics are announced in the course schedule. Course may be repeated once in a given program if topics studied differ.


EDMA 6235. Applications in Arithmetic and Algebra for K-5 Teachers (1-4-4) Prerequisite: Admission to K-5 Endorsement Program. An in-depth exploration of number systems (whole numbers, integers, rational numbers (fractions) and real numbers) and their relationships, operations and standard computational algorithms, and generalizations to algebra. Problem solving using multiple strategies and appropriate technology. Includes methods, principles, and strategies for teaching number concepts and algebra in grades K-5. (Course fee required.)


EDMA 6236. Geometry and Measurement for K-5 Teachers (1-4-4) Prerequisite: Admission to K-5 Endorsement Program. An in-depth exploration of geometry and measurement topics appropriate for grades K-5. Topics include definitions and theorems relevant to elementary school teaching, elementary constructions, perimeter, area and volume. Problem solving using a variety of tools, including appropriate technology. Includes methods, principles, and strategies for teaching geometry and measurement in grades K-5.


EDMA 6237. Data Analysis and Probability for K-5 Teachers (1-4-4) Prerequisite: Admission to K-5 Endorsement Program. An in-depth exploration of data collection, data representation, data analysis and probability. Problem solving using a variety of tools, including appropriate technology. Includes methods, principles, and strategies for teaching data analysis and probability in grades K-5. (Course fee required.)


EDRG 6245. Assessment and Classroom Instruction (2-2-3) The nature and interrelatedness of factors that affect reading performance, instruments and techniques for assessment and diagnosis of reading performance, and evidence-based reading instruction are explored. Required clinical; case study. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.


EDRG 6756. Classroom Literacy Seminar (1-0-1) Prerequisites: EDRG 6116 or EDRG 6118, and EDRG 6148, and EDRG 6245 with a grade of B or better. The literacy seminar provides a forum for students to present their work in the CSU Graduate Reading Endorsement Program; for example, case study assessment results and recommended strategies, classroom literacy applications, and reading research.


EDRG 6148. Psychology of Reading: Understanding Readers and the Reading Process (3-0-3) The course content investigates the nature of literacy and today's students, approaches to evaluation and teaching reading, language development, and the psychological foundations of reading as a communication system. Required classroom application of material studied. Aligned with the International Reading Association Standards and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.


EDSI 6135. Elementary Science and Energy for K-5 Teachers (4-0-4) This course is an inquiry-based science content course for K-5 teachers. The course applies concepts of energy throughout the sciences, with a focus on physical sciences, chemistry, and biology. It is one course of three required for an endorsement in K-5 science education for teachers. The scientific content has been selected to address Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in K-5 physical, life, and earth sciences.


EDSI 6136. Elementary Science and the Environment for K-5 Teachers (4-0-4) This course is an inquiry-based science content course for K-5 teachers. The course applies concepts of the environment throughout the sciences, with a focus on physical sciences, chemistry, and biology. It is one course of three required for an endorsement in K-5 science education for teachers. The scientific content has been selected to address Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in K-5 physical, life, and earth sciences.


EDSI 6137. Contemporary Issues in Science Education for K-5 Teachers (4-0-4) This course is designed to engage graduate students in the study of contemporary topics in science through examination of evidence and formulation of scientific argument. Through engagement in the habits of mind of scientific inquiry, students will develop content knowledge and understanding of the interrelationships of pure and applied sciences and technology. Students will also engage in scholarly research and present findings of in-depth study of one contemporary topic in science. It is one course of three required for an endorsement in K-5 science education for teachers.