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EDEL 503   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

EDEL 505   ISSUES AND TRENDS IN LITERACY

EDEL 510   ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

EDEL 532   VISUAL ARTS AND LEARNING(Replaced by EDCI 520)

EDEL 533   IMPROVEMENT OF MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION

EDEL 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EDEL 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDEL 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EDEL 590   MASTER'S THESIS

EDEL 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EDEL 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDEL 594   SEMINAR

EDEL 598   INTERNSHIP

EDEL 503 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 330 and EDU 301 and EDU 495
-- Examination and interpretation of the themes of current, award-winning children's literature and their relevance to today's children. Inquiry projects will focus on topics of critical literacy. Emphasis will be on classroom application.

EDEL 505 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN LITERACY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Contemporary issues in reading, addressed through advanced study of recent research, with a focus on standards-based classroom application. Topics include the reading/writing relationship and the complexities if the reading process.

EDEL 510 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Understandings, attitudes and skills for inservice teachers and administrators to be applied to selection and implementation of learning experiences for elementary school children.

EDEL 532 VISUAL ARTS AND LEARNING (Replaced by EDCI 520)
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 397, EDU 495.
-- Explores the importance of art in the lives of children and adolescents while finding ways to include art experiences in an integrated curriculum. Emphasizes philosophical and cultural groundings for teaching art, studio experiences and research potentials.

EDEL 533 IMPROVEMENT OF MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 397, EDU 495.
-- Stresses use of appropriate knowledge from mathematics education, learning theory, developmental psychology, readiness, evaluation, curriculum development and individual differences in selecting, designing, organizing and presenting mathematical content for elementary school children.

EDEL 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 506, graduate standing.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

EDEL 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, teaching experience and/or current employment in a school organization, and consent of instructor.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of inservice educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

EDEL 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the department head.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

EDEL 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing. Restricted Entry: Requires contract with major advisor.

EDEL 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EDEL 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EDEL 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EDEL 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

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