Dec 10, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 547B - Elementary Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Investigating and Designing Transformative Learning Environments

Prerequisite, admitted to the Teacher Credential and/or M.A. in Teaching program. This course prepares prospective elementary (K-6) teachers with general foundational, pedagogical, and research tools. It provides a foundational study of the historical, political, and ideological context that have shaped schooling systems and teachers’ unions in the United States. Major curriculum traditions will be explored and critically analyzed. The focus will be on designing collaborative, democratic, and culturally responsive classroom environments grounded in critical pedagogy (Freire) and progressive education (Dewey), with an emphasis on lesson design, interdisciplinary curriculum development, formative and authentic assessment, and the social organization of learning. Up to 10 hours of fieldwork for this class is optional for completion. This course may run concurrently with EDUC 567 . Letter grade. (Offered every year.) 3 credits