Fall 2020

September 09, 2020—December 22, 2020

Education Courses: Dual Language/Bilingual Teacher Ed, General Teacher Ed, and Special Ed

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC500-01 Child Development 3 Hass, Rachel Mondays 07:00-09:00PM
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.
EDUC500-02 Child Development 3 Pinkney-Ragsdale, Troy Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.
EDUC500-R1 Child Development 3 Costa, Jennifer S. Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC505-01 Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society 2 Soto-Carrion, Amia Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM
Based on the belief that language is an essential foundation for learning, this course addresses the typical processes of language acquisition in mono- and multilingual learners. Participants will examine theories of language acquisition and the role that caregivers and educators play in the development of language. In addition, participants will analyze historical, political, educational, social, and emotional factors that influence the socially constructed hierarchies of language varieties. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students who learn English as an additional language. Participants will learn how to use assessment of mono- and multilingual learners to identify appropriate instructional practices for social and academic language use in a range of educational settings. Course participants will also learn about ways of collaborating with families, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and interpreters.
EDUC505-R1 Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society 2 Costa, Luisa Wednesdays 06:30-08:30PM
Based on the belief that language is an essential foundation for learning, this course addresses the typical processes of language acquisition in mono- and multilingual learners. Participants will examine theories of language acquisition and the role that caregivers and educators play in the development of language. In addition, participants will analyze historical, political, educational, social, and emotional factors that influence the socially constructed hierarchies of language varieties. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students who learn English as an additional language. Participants will learn how to use assessment of mono- and multilingual learners to identify appropriate instructional practices for social and academic language use in a range of educational settings. Course participants will also learn about ways of collaborating with families, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and interpreters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC510-01 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education (Grades N - 3) 3 Kerlin, Abigail Adams Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM Cancelled
This course engages participants in understanding curriculum as the development of experiences and environments across the school day that support all domains of childrens development including social, emotional, and cognitive. Participants study how children come to learn about themselves, others, and the world through rich interactions with people, environments, and materials. The course focuses on social studies as the core of the early childhood classroom, using childrens lived experiences within families, neighborhoods, and communities as the central content for exploration. Social studies is a vehicle for a deeper understanding of self and others towards the goal of creating more just and democratic communities. Participants apply their learning as they develop interdisciplinary curriculum grounded in their observations of childrens identities and curiosities as well as their development. Participants consider how to advocate for a progressive approach to curriculum across a range of contexts and with a diverse range of learners.
EDUC513-01 Social Studies Curriculum Development for Inclusive and Special Education Settings (Grades 1-6) 3 Wontropski, Jessica Grace Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
This course provides the opportunity for participants to analyze and develop integrated curricula in social studies using a sociopolitical lens. Participants integrate knowledge from the six disciplines of social studies: history, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography and economics into the design of a constructivist, inquiry-based social studies curriculum. The course explores ways children come to learn and care about themselves and others through the social studies. There is an emphasis on differentiating curriculum, including attention to diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and variations in development.
EDUC514-01 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education for Inclusive and Special Education Settings 3 Kirton, Tara Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course provides a framework for developing curriculum that engages all children in authentic meaning making about themselves and their wider world.  Participants use principles of child development and developmental variation as a foundation for planning experiences that support deep learning.  The course focuses on curriculum as the core vehicle for affirming children's developing identities, including cultural and linguistic identity. Using social studies as the core of an integrated curriculum, participants plan using diverse materials, modalities, content, and perspectives to help children examine big questions. Participants use universal design principles to create learning experiences that are inclusive of a broadly diverse range of learners.
EDUC519-01 Educating Infants and Toddlers: Environments 3 Tom-Yunger, Allison Mei Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM
In this course graduate students will examine, define and expand the varied meanings of environment as it applies to the early care and education of children birth to three and their families. Participants will analyze and develop environments from a socio-economic, cultural, and developmental perspective, planning for infants and toddlers who develop typically as well as for those with developmental variations, with a special focus on trauma-informed practice. Issues surrounding diversity, anti-bias care and infant mental health are addressed throughout in order to increase the awareness and sensitivity of teacher/caregivers. Graduate students gain experience in designing, setting up, and maintaining nurturing and emotionally responsive environments that promote the development of early literacy, scientific and mathematical thinking, and creativity. Principles of curricular and environmental design and materials selection are grounded in developmental theory. Topics include the relation of physical space to learning and development, scheduling the child's day, primary caregiving, staff relations, care of the family, and issues in caregiving such as separation, ethics, health and safety. The broad focus includes settings in centers, family child care, and hospitals.
EDUC525-01 Assistive Technology as a Tool for Providing Educational Access 1 Surabian, Mark Mondays 07:00-09:05PM, Fridays 07:00-09:05PM 09/14/2020, 09/21/2020, 10/05/2020, 10/16/2020, 10/19/2020, 10/26/2020
This course examines how technology can create opportunities for access and expression for learners, including children with variations in learning, sensory, communication, and physical development. Through readings, discussion, and experimenting with a variety of actual technologies, participants will strengthen their capacities to match such tools to learner needs in diverse learning environments and activities. Participants will reflect on classroom experiences to ascertain how accessibility for learners can beenhanced. They will consider broader issues of access and equity, as they deepen their understandings of how technology can assist in creating more inclusive learning environments.
This course will meet on Friday, October 16, for a Monday Make-up session due to holiday.
EDUC530-01 Foundations of Modern Education 3 Jones, Pamela Michelle Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course examines the historical, philosophical, and cultural roots of contemporary education, including Bank Street's progressive history and philosophy, the contributions of major educational leaders, and current practices and innovations in education. Participants will analyze how critical issues in the field affect their practice with children and families in schools and communities. The course will explore ways in which education as an avenue for individual advancement and social justice has been defined, advocated for, enacted, and is still being negotiated in the U.S. The course will attend to what has been achieved as well as challenges that remain in creating educational spaces that affirm children's and families' race, social class, immigration status, language, gender, and ability, among other identity domains. Participants will apply their understandings to think about their role in bringing about desired, warranted changes in order to create more inclusive and democratic educational environments.
EDUC535-01 Science for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Chu, Stan Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
Science for Teachers focuses on developing a science way of thinking and doing in PreK-6th grade classrooms. Each session deepens an understanding that doing science requires direct sensory encounters with the physical world. By experiencing first-hand investigations of physical and biological materials and related phenomena, participants create a range of representations that can uncover existing patterns and concepts. Discussions, readings, and reflective writings deepen and broaden work done with physical materials. Participants will reflect on their own learning as they work to construct meaningful science experiences that respond to the developmental levels of their students and affirm students' cultural, linguistic, and learning diversity. The course explores evidence-based ways of making sense of the world that support the integration of science inquiry across the curriculum.
EDUC535-R1 Science for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Chu, Stan Thursdays 06:30-08:00PM
Science for Teachers focuses on developing a science way of thinking and doing in PreK-6th grade classrooms. Each session deepens an understanding that doing science requires direct sensory encounters with the physical world. By experiencing first-hand investigations of physical and biological materials and related phenomena, participants create a range of representations that can uncover existing patterns and concepts. Discussions, readings, and reflective writings deepen and broaden work done with physical materials. Participants will reflect on their own learning as they work to construct meaningful science experiences that respond to the developmental levels of their students and affirm students' cultural, linguistic, and learning diversity. The course explores evidence-based ways of making sense of the world that support the integration of science inquiry across the curriculum.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC540-01 Mathematics for Teachers in Diverse and Inclusive Educational Settings (Grades N - 6) 2 Withers, Amy Elizabeth Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course provides participants with an overview of mathematics learning for children grades N-6. Participants deepen their own mathematical knowledge while furthering their understanding of effective mathematics instruction. In each session, participants do math together and use these experiences to investigate the development of mathematical thinking and to reflect on their own learning. Participants explore the essential elements of a constructivist mathematics classroom in which collaboration is core to building concepts and skills. Designing a classroom where deep mathematical understanding is the primary goal requires explorations of attitudes and beliefs as well as practices and expectations. This course addresses the moral imperative that all students are capable of learning math. It focuses on creating inclusive environments for learners with developmental variations. The course also focuses on creating mathematical experiences that support students for whom English is a new language. Participants discuss classroom management strategies for grouping and individualizing instruction.
EDUC561-01 Linguistics: Implications for Teachers 1 Aponte, Gladys Y. Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM 09/09/2020, 09/16/2020, 09/23/2020, 09/30/2020, 10/07/2020, 10/14/2020
This course is an introduction to the study of language as it applies to educational settings. Participants will learn about the five basic linguistic structures: phonetics and phonology (sounds and sound patterning), morphology (form of words), syntax (arrangement of words), semantics (meaning), and pragmatics (the use of language). Participants will examine language structure as it exists within the larger context of sociolinguistics, equity, and social justice. The course will investigate how students use their full linguistic repertoire in academic settings (translanguaging), how teachers and society at large perceive language  varieties, and how teachers value linguistic diversity in classrooms. The course examines the role of the brain in language development (psycholinguistics), language universals, body language, and discourse analysis. The focus of the course will be on the practical application of this knowledge to developing a broader range of instructional strategies to support students language proficiency in school.
EDUC563-01 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 McLeveighn-Helper, Kim Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.
EDUC563-02 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 Foster, Xiania G. Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.
EDUC563-R1 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 Rolander, Susan Thompson Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC564-01 Language, Literature, and Emergent Literacy in the Primary Grades 3 Barth, Janelle Michelle Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
This course examines the role of literature in children's lives. Participants develop criteria for selecting literature for children, considering factors including but not limited to child development, aesthetics, language, and culture, as well as children's interests and curiosities. Through active engagement with books, artifacts, and ideas, participants gain an understanding of the role of literature in language development in children's primary and new languages. Participants will examine ways to use literature from a wide range of genres and perspectives for reading aloud, honoring and stimulating children's storytelling, and for deepening learning across content areas.
EDUC568-01 Teaching Literacy in the Upper Elementary Grades 3 Rabinowitz, Laurie Miriam Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM
Participants learn how to support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications in reading, writing and word study lesson planning,  assessment, and record keeping.  Participants, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities, and relationships that support language and literacy learning using a balanced literacy approach.
EDUC576-01 Writing in the Elementary Grades 3 Einbender, Lynne Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
In this course, participants examine the theories and practices of teaching writing, both as writers and as teachers. The goal of this dual focus is to develop meta-cognitive awareness of one's own writing process to inform one's teaching practice. Participants do this through discussing course texts, children's literature, videos and children's writing. The course explores: teaching children to select topics, draft, revise, edit and publish their own writing; designing writing curriculum that is inclusive and culturally responsive; using children's literature to teach writing through concrete observation and inquiry; using writing conferences and assessments to guide curricular decisions; teaching writing mechanics using a constructivist approach; exploring a range of teaching methods and literature to accommodate diverse learners.
EDUC590-01 Arts Workshop for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Mott, Ann-Marie Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
This studio course stresses the relationship of expression in arts and crafts to aspects of teaching and learning in other areas. Students develop approaches for discovering the use and origins of materials as well as their role in the curriculum. The course helps teachers develop a basic art program in their classrooms. Studio experiences include painting, collage, clay work, printmaking, and such crafts as puppet making, dyeing, and weaving. Readings and class discussion deal with the development of art curricula using child development as a base. Students study children's art through slides and children's actual work.
EDUC590-02 Arts Workshop for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Richa, Maria Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This studio course stresses the relationship of expression in arts and crafts to aspects of teaching and learning in other areas. Students develop approaches for discovering the use and origins of materials as well as their role in the curriculum. The course helps teachers develop a basic art program in their classrooms. Studio experiences include painting, collage, clay work, printmaking, and such crafts as puppet making, dyeing, and weaving. Readings and class discussion deal with the development of art curricula using child development as a base. Students study children's art through slides and children's actual work.
EDUC613-01 Understanding and Working with Families of Infants and Toddlers 2 Dorrian, Yasmin Katrina Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
This course helps students understand the psychological underpinnings of parenting across a range of families and contexts. Through class discussion, readings, videos, role play in class and guest speakers, students will develop an understanding of what is involved in working with significant adults in the lives of infants and toddlers. Graduate students will explore the connections among early relationships, brain development, health and later mental health.  A multilevel framework utilizes the concepts of containment and holding as a way to understand what parents must provide for their children and what adults must also provide for themselves in order to work effectively with families. Stages of parenting are looked at within the wider lens that incorporates variety among parents, as well as within the same parent at different times. Through practice with their own case material and readings on basic counseling techniques graduate students continue to develop a self- reflective ability that helps them think critically about their responses to families and learn when and how to provide guidance, towards the promotion of mental wellness and prevention of disruptions in development. The course will explore the roles of the teacher and the social worker.
EDUC651-01 Special Study: Strategies for Language and Concept Development 1 Espana, Carla Saturdays 08:00AM-04:00PM 10/24/2020
This series promotes an in-depth discussion about language principles and methodology, with a focus on issues of language development and assessment.

This course has an asynchronous online component that will run from 10/25/20-11/30/20.

Note: Students can earn elective credit as part of the Language Series. See details of the conference at: www.bankstreet.edu/ls

EDUC802-01 The World of Toddlers and Twos: The Second and Third Years of Life 3 Brickley, Marjorie E. Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course offers a developmental-interactional view of toddlers and two-year-olds and their families. Participants will look at the ways children in this age period become more autonomous selves while simultaneously developing capacities for more elaborated and diverse relationships with others and their environments. The course will examine the interplay of the toddlers physical maturation, interpersonal experiences, physical environments and cultures in development. Participants will also focus on the everyday implications of the growing toddlers need for self-assertion and autonomy and the issues that adults face in parenting or working with this age group. Graduate students will study the science of brain development and its impact on all domains.  Although this is not a how-to course, graduate students will learn how to apply their knowledge of development in the second and third year to their practices with toddlers and two-year-olds. This course develops awareness and knowledge of infant mental health in development, dyadic relationships and systems. Prerequisite: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800.
Prerequisite for EDUC 802: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800
EDUC803-01 Developmental Variations 2 Kaelin, Kristen Anne Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course is designed to increase participants' awareness and understanding of the educational, social, cultural, linguistic and developmental implications of disability from historical, legal, and socio-political perspectives. The course will critically examine state and federal special education and disability laws and regulations and their implementation across a range of settings including their intersection with issues of race, class, language and gender. There is an emphasis on understanding how disability is socially constructed at the levels of family, community, school, and the larger society.  Participants apply an understanding of developmental variations to analyze and create accessible learning experiences for children. Prerequisite: EDUC 500 or EDUC 501 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite for EDUC803: EDUC 500 or EDUC 501 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor
EDUC803-02 Developmental Variations 2 O'Shea, Sean Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course is designed to increase participants' awareness and understanding of the educational, social, cultural, linguistic and developmental implications of disability from historical, legal, and socio-political perspectives. The course will critically examine state and federal special education and disability laws and regulations and their implementation across a range of settings including their intersection with issues of race, class, language and gender. There is an emphasis on understanding how disability is socially constructed at the levels of family, community, school, and the larger society.  Participants apply an understanding of developmental variations to analyze and create accessible learning experiences for children. Prerequisite: EDUC 500 or EDUC 501 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite for EDUC803: EDUC 500 or EDUC 501 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor
EDUC807-01 Teaching Children with Developmental Variations in Language and Communication 2 Rosenberg, Mimi Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Building on theories of language development and learning, this course is designed to deepen graduate students' understanding of language and communication disorders in monolingual and bilingual children. There is an exploration of the reciprocal relationship between children's diverse communication abilities and styles and academic, social and emotional development. The importance of teacher collaboration with other service providers is highlighted. Graduate students will reflect on their own communication styles as a means of more effectively meeting the communication needs of their students. The concept of social construction of disability will help to frame issues of equity that can guide teachers in their roles as advocates for all children. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 505; or EDUC 561 and EDUC 870.
Prerequisite(s) for EDUC807: EDUC 505; or EDUC 561 and EDUC 870
EDUC808-01 The Study of Children in Diverse and Inclusive Educational Settings through Observation and Recording 3 Charles, Jessica Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course focuses on observation as a practice for more deeply understanding children through their interactions with people, experiences, and materials across a range of environments. Through a case study of one child, participants deepen their knowledge, skills, and dispositions for observing children. They learn to translate observations into descriptive, written data and analyze observational data to inform practice. Participants develop skills of reflection and analysis as they investigate how bias and perspective impact observation and ones understanding of children. Participants integrate knowledge about variations in childrens social-emotional, cognitive, linguistic, motor, and language development. They consider multiple domains of childrens individual and socio-cultural identities including race, gender, culture, and language and the implications for constructing inclusive and culturally sustaining classroom environments and curricula. Prerequisite: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite for EDUC 808: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800 or permission of instructor
EDUC823-01 Play Techniques for Early Childhood Settings 1 Vilas, Deborah B. Tuesdays 04:45-06:50PM 09/15/2020, 09/22/2020, 09/29/2020, 10/06/2020, 10/13/2020, 10/20/2020
This course explores play as central to supporting the social, emotional, and cognitive development of children with varying developmental and learning variations.  Participants will learn a variety of therapeutic play techniques that promote self-regulation, self-esteem, and emotional expression, and development across domains. This course is appropriate for general and special education teachers, parents, caregivers, child life specialists, social workers, therapists and counselors. Participants are required to have prior coursework focused on child development and on developmental variations. Prerequisite: EDUC 803 or with permission of instructor.  Prerequisite: EDUC 803.
Prerequisite for EDUC 823: EDUC 803.
EDUC860-01 Assessment and Instruction in Teaching Literacy to Children with Language and Learning Variations 3 Rabinowitz, Laurie Miriam Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course integrates research, theory, and practice as participants learn about supporting literacy development for children with reading, writing, and language variations. Participants learn about the reading and writing processes within a developmental framework. The course explores the iterative relationship between assessment and intervention, and critically examines a range of methods and materials in use in the field. Participants apply their learning as they work over multiple sessions with a child. Prerequisites: EDUC 505; EDUC 563 or EDUC 568.
Prerequisites for EDUC 860: EDUC 505; EDUC 563 or EDUC 568.
EDUC862-01 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Children with Developmental Variations 3 Bayron-Resnick, Nilda Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course is designed to explore a variety of approaches used for the diagnosis, planning, and evaluation of students with disabilities.  Participants will develop a critical understanding of the historical, legal and ethical considerations, appropriate use, mis-use, value, and limitations of standardized assessments including their intersection with issues of race, class, language and gender. Participants will administer and interpret various psycho-educational tests and develop instructional plans to meet the unique needs of children with oral language, reading, writing, and math challenges. Participants will broaden their abilities to incorporate information from diagnostic reports into their teaching.
EDUC867-01 The Teacher's Role in the Development of Reading Comprehension: Strategic Teaching (Grades K - 6) 1 Einbender, Lynne Thursdays 04:45-06:50PM 09/10/2020, 09/24/2020, 10/08/2020, 10/22/2020, 11/05/2020, 11/19/2020
This course will enable teachers to extend their theoretical and practical understanding of the ways to support children's reading comprehension in kindergarten through grade 6. Using theoretical frameworks, students will investigate comprehension skills and strategies by identifying and matching the demands of text with the multiple needs of fluent readers. Students will develop competencies in current literacy practices such as Interactive Read Aloud, Think Aloud, Guided Reading, and Questioning the Author. In addition, they will analyze the ways in which teaching reading comprehension strategies empowers children to be independent readers. Teachers will be able to use the strategies demonstrated in this course with all learners, including English Language Learners and children with special needs. Prerequisite: EDUC 563 or EDUC 567 or EDUC 568 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisite for EDUC867: EDUC 563 or EDUC 567 or EDUC 568 or permission of instructor
EDUC869-01 Supporting Early Language and Literacy for Children with Developmental Variations (birth-8) 2 Park, Soyoung Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course examines communication, language, and literacy as they emerge in monolingual and multilingual children from infancy through early childhood. Participants examine how language, socialization, communicative competence, and literacy develop within, and are impacted by, children's sociocultural contexts.  Participants are introduced to communication disorders and other learning variations of the early years that affect language and literacy learning.  Specific practices are identified to enhance the experience of young children who are receiving services in school as English language learners. Modifications and adaptations to support children with learning variations are explored. Prerequisite: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800; pre- or corequisite: EDUC 505.
Prerequisite for EDUC 869: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800; pre- or corequisite: EDUC 505
EDUC894-01 Early Childhood Practicum I: Observing a Child through Family/ Cultural Contexts 2 Colon, Carmen L. Mondays 07:00-09:00PM
Early Childhood Practicum I and II is a year-long course that provides graduate students the opportunity to integrate theory and practice as they work with a child and family.  Practicum I focuses on: 1) observation as the foundation of early childhood assessment and 2) culturally sustaining, family-based practice. Participants learn to observe and record childrens behavior in home, school, and community settings. Through regular observations, participants construct a respectful and increasingly complex understanding of the child within his/her sociocultural context.  Special emphasis is placed on recognizing the strengths of the child and family.  Participants develop greater awareness of their own perspectives and the ways their personal experiences affect what they notice and how they interpret their observations. Participants begin to integrate adult development, family systems theory, and cultural/linguistic diversity as a basis for developing relationships with the childs family. This work provides a foundation for Practicum II. Prerequisites: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800; EDUC 803.
Prerequisites for EDUC 894: EDUC 500 or EDUC 800; EDUC 803.
TESL561-01 Linguistics in Education 3 Aponte, Gladys Y. Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course is an introduction to the study of language as it applies to educational settings. Participants will learn about the five basic linguistic structures: phonetics and phonology (sounds and sound patterning), morphology (form of words), syntax (arrangement of words), semantics (meaning), and pragmatics (the use of language). Participants will examine language structure as it exists within the larger context of sociolinguistics, equity, and social justice. The course will investigate how students use their full linguistic repertoire in academic settings (translanguaging), how teachers and society at large perceive language varieties, and how teachers value linguistic diversity in classrooms. The course examines the role of the brain in language development (psycholinguistics), language universals, body language, and discourse analysis. In the second half of the course, TESOL candidates will compare the structure and language features of world Englishes to that of other languages most commonly spoken in schools. The focus of the course will be on the practical application of this knowledge to developing a broader range of instructional strategies to support students' language proficiency in school. Prerequisite: TESL 530.
TESL660-01 Tesol Research & Methodologies (grades Prek-6) 3 Espana, Carla Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course explores TESOL methodologies to inform the teaching of English as a new language in grades PreK-6. The course will provide participants with a foundation for thinking about English as a new language (ENL) instruction as being grounded in a deep understanding of both learner and context.  Participants will develop an understanding of how student identity, language proficiency levels (entering, emerging, transitional, expanding, and commanding), classroom culture and curriculum, and local and state assessments all impact planning and instruction for ENLs.  Using this grounding, participants will determine appropriate language materials, instructional technology, translanguaging strategies, environmental supports, and effective ENL service models to differentiate for the diverse listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities and needs of their emergent bilingual students. Participants will develop skills in collaborating with a range of colleagues to create inclusive learning environments and effective classroom management strategies aimed at integrating emergent bilingual students, including those with developmental variations, fully into their classroom communities. The course will explore how participants can advocate for an integrated and flexible role of ENL service delivery, preparing participants to design both stand-alone and integrated ENL experiences, as well as differentiating existing curriculum to better meet the needs of students. Prerequisite: TESL 870.
TESL862-01 Assessment and Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students with Developmental Variations 3 Bayron-Resnick, Nilda Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
In this course, participants will review the history of special education as it has impacted students and families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, focusing on over-representation in the classifications of intellectual disability, emotional disability, and language/learning disabilities. This course will help English as a new language (ENL) teachers examine the intersection between disability and cultural and linguistic diversity. Participants will unpack assumptions about linguistically and culturally diverse families, and understand how various disabilities interact with learning a new language to better discern typical patterns of language development from language-based disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with formal and informal assessments used to evaluate K-12 students and how these apply to emergent bilingual speakers, as well as concepts including validity, reliability, and basic statistical terminology.  Participants will collaborate with school professionals to explore strategies for working effectively with families of linguistically and culturally diverse children and adolescents.

Fieldwork/Student Teaching/Advisement Courses

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC930-01 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 04:45-06:45PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other setting personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.
This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.
EDUC930-R1 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other setting personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

EDUC931-01 Supervised Fieldwork/advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 04:45-06:45PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other setting personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is for one semester only.

This course is for one semester only.

EDUC932-01 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 STAFF Wednesdays 04:45-06:45PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other school personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.
This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.
EDUC932-A1 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 STAFF Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other school personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This section is only for students in the Early Childhood General Education Advanced Standing Program.

EDUC943-01 Teaching Literacy Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 04:45-06:45PM
Fieldwork in an appropriate setting with supervision and advisement. Students in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory and practice. Attention is given to instructional strategies for addressing the individual academic and behavioral needs of typically and atypically developing children within classroom settings. Opportunities to collaborate and coteach with cooperating teachers and other school personnel are an integral part of the course. Pre- or co-requisite: EDUC 860.
EDUC950-D1 Clinical Experiences and Supervised Fieldwork: Children in Healthcare Settings 6 Vilas, Deborah B. Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Fieldwork in an approved child life internship with supervision and advisement. Graduate students participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory and practice. Attention is given to developing child life practice that supports the psychosocial and emotional needs of children, adolescents, and families. Graduate students examine and practice strategies for supporting the individual strengths and challenges of a broad range of children and adolescents within medical settings. Opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team are an integral part of the experience. Graduate students are responsible for securing their own hospital internships.

This will be fully online. All sessions are synchronous.

This section is only for students in the Child Life Program.

Leadership For Educational Change

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD510-01 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Neil, Bisola Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.
LEAD770-01 Leadership Professional Seminar 3 Algava, Allegra Alisa Thursdays 07:15-09:15PM
This seminar is designed to develop competencies in re-search and communication. Participants will be guided in the preparation of a major paper for class presentation and critique. The paper will focus on a policy issue in education and the role of the school or district administrator in relation to that issue. The seminar combines formal class sessions and individual conferences.

Child Life

Courses within this program are for Child Life students only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC500-D3 Child Development 3 Pinkney-Ragsdale, Troy Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM 09/10/2020, 10/08/2020, 11/12/2020, 12/17/2020
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.

This course will be fully online. Synchronous sessions to be held on 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, and 12/17, all other sessions are asynchronous.

This section is for Child Life students only.

EDUC821-D1 Child Life in the Healthcare Setting: A Family-Centered Care Approach 3 Lowry, Genevieve M. Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM 09/15/2020, 12/15/2020
This course provides an overview of the child life profession. It examines research and theory that inform family-centered clinical practice and programming for infants, children, adolescents, and emerging adults in healthcare and community settings. Participants will examine child life competencies, principles, and responsibilities, as developed by the Association of Child Life Professionals. Participants will consider access and equity issues as they relate to assessment, interventions, and practical strategies designed to support children and families facing acute and chronic illness and health conditions. Pre- or corequisite: EDUC 500.

This course will be fully online. Synchronous sessions to be held on 9/15 and 12/15, all other sessions are asynchronous.

This section is for Child Life students only.

Pre- or co-requisite for EDUC821: EDUC 500.
EDUC822-D1 Children with Special Healthcare Needs: In the Hospital, at Home, and in School 3 Woodward, Hilary Ann; Vilas, Deborah B. Tuesdays 07:00-09:00PM 09/15/2020, 12/15/2020
This course will explore the personal, educational, social, and familial dimensions of childhood health conditions, including a focus on the educational law and how it applies to children with special healthcare needs. Children with severe and chronic illness often spend more time in school and at home than in the hospital. We will address the impact of these transitions on cognitive, social, and emotional development through the use of vignettes. This course will address the ways in which workers in the healthcare, school, and community settings can help the children, their families, and their peers adapt successfully to the stressors they all encounter. Prerequisites: EDUC 500 and EDUC 821.

This course will be fully online. Synchronous sessions to be held on 9/15 and 12/15, all other sessions are asynchronous.

This section is for Child Life students only.

Prerequisite(s) for EDUC822: EDUC 500 and EDUC 821 or permission of instructor
EDUC826-D1 Medical Aspects of Illness: A Child Life Perspective 3 Hawks, Ria; Lowry, Genevieve M. Mondays 07:00-09:00PM 09/14/2020, 12/21/2020
This course provides students with an understanding of the development of a wide range of medical conditions which most frequently affect children and youth. Fundamental to understanding disability and illness is the necessity of having knowledge about the physical, neurological, and chemical roots of medical conditions which are alternately congenital, acquired, or genetic in their origin. Students will be introduced to research findings and standard practices of medical interventions and preparations for conditions highlighted in the course. Pre- or corequisite: EDUC 500.

This course will be fully online. Synchronous sessions to be held on 9/14 and 12/21, all other sessions are asynchronous.

This section is for Child Life students only.

Pre- or co-requisite for EDUC826: EDUC 500.
EDUC830-D1 Research for Child Life Specialists 3 STAFF Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM 09/10/2020, 12/17/2020
This course is designed to support child life practitioners in being effective generators and consumers of research.  In a changing health-care environment, research provides a  foundation for child life services,  validation of the therapeutic benefits of play and preparation, and justifies the continued development and support of child life programming provided by Certified Child Life Specialists. Participants will learn how to do action research using an inquiry-based approach. Participants will learn how to ask and analyze critical questions of practice grounded in a theoretical framework. Participants will gather and analyze data as a tool for making changes to child life practice and programming by learning to examine bias, perspective, and assumptions when conducting research and using findings. Prerequisite: EDUC 500.

This course will be fully online. Synchronous sessions to be held on 9/10 and 12/17, all other sessions are asynchronous.

This section is for Child Life students only.

Prerequisite for EDUC 830: EDUC 500
EDUC950-D1 Clinical Experiences and Supervised Fieldwork: Children in Healthcare Settings 6 Vilas, Deborah B. Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Fieldwork in an approved child life internship with supervision and advisement. Graduate students participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory and practice. Attention is given to developing child life practice that supports the psychosocial and emotional needs of children, adolescents, and families. Graduate students examine and practice strategies for supporting the individual strengths and challenges of a broad range of children and adolescents within medical settings. Opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary members of the healthcare team are an integral part of the experience. Graduate students are responsible for securing their own hospital internships.

This will be fully online. All sessions are synchronous.

This section is only for students in the Child Life Program.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
TESL561-01 Linguistics in Education 3 Aponte, Gladys Y. Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
This course is an introduction to the study of language as it applies to educational settings. Participants will learn about the five basic linguistic structures: phonetics and phonology (sounds and sound patterning), morphology (form of words), syntax (arrangement of words), semantics (meaning), and pragmatics (the use of language). Participants will examine language structure as it exists within the larger context of sociolinguistics, equity, and social justice. The course will investigate how students use their full linguistic repertoire in academic settings (translanguaging), how teachers and society at large perceive language varieties, and how teachers value linguistic diversity in classrooms. The course examines the role of the brain in language development (psycholinguistics), language universals, body language, and discourse analysis. In the second half of the course, TESOL candidates will compare the structure and language features of world Englishes to that of other languages most commonly spoken in schools. The focus of the course will be on the practical application of this knowledge to developing a broader range of instructional strategies to support students' language proficiency in school. Prerequisite: TESL 530.
TESL660-01 Tesol Research & Methodologies (grades Prek-6) 3 Espana, Carla Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM
This course explores TESOL methodologies to inform the teaching of English as a new language in grades PreK-6. The course will provide participants with a foundation for thinking about English as a new language (ENL) instruction as being grounded in a deep understanding of both learner and context.  Participants will develop an understanding of how student identity, language proficiency levels (entering, emerging, transitional, expanding, and commanding), classroom culture and curriculum, and local and state assessments all impact planning and instruction for ENLs.  Using this grounding, participants will determine appropriate language materials, instructional technology, translanguaging strategies, environmental supports, and effective ENL service models to differentiate for the diverse listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities and needs of their emergent bilingual students. Participants will develop skills in collaborating with a range of colleagues to create inclusive learning environments and effective classroom management strategies aimed at integrating emergent bilingual students, including those with developmental variations, fully into their classroom communities. The course will explore how participants can advocate for an integrated and flexible role of ENL service delivery, preparing participants to design both stand-alone and integrated ENL experiences, as well as differentiating existing curriculum to better meet the needs of students. Prerequisite: TESL 870.
TESL862-01 Assessment and Differentiation for Linguistically Diverse Students with Developmental Variations 3 Bayron-Resnick, Nilda Mondays 04:45-06:45PM
In this course, participants will review the history of special education as it has impacted students and families from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, focusing on over-representation in the classifications of intellectual disability, emotional disability, and language/learning disabilities. This course will help English as a new language (ENL) teachers examine the intersection between disability and cultural and linguistic diversity. Participants will unpack assumptions about linguistically and culturally diverse families, and understand how various disabilities interact with learning a new language to better discern typical patterns of language development from language-based disabilities. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with formal and informal assessments used to evaluate K-12 students and how these apply to emergent bilingual speakers, as well as concepts including validity, reliability, and basic statistical terminology.  Participants will collaborate with school professionals to explore strategies for working effectively with families of linguistically and culturally diverse children and adolescents.

Integrative Master's Project - Independent Study Option

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
IS500-01 Independent Study 0 STAFF See Mentor See Mentor
The Independent Study is an original work that you initiate, often growing out of a meaningful course assignment or an idea, question, or experience rooted in a fieldwork or work setting. Students work with a faculty mentor who has expertise in the particular area of study. The Independent Study usually includes two semesters of research and writing, and is most closely aligned with a traditional master's thesis. Independent Studies are made accessible to the public though the Bank Street Library's online catalogue.

Students should register only at the beginning of their Independent Study. Students continuing an Independent Study from a previous semester should contact the Registrar's Office before registering.

Registration is not allowed after September 18, 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR INDEPENDENT STUDIES In order to register for Independent Studies (IS500) you must have already secured a faculty mentor who has reviewed your IS proposal and has committed to serve as your IS mentor. By registering for the IS500, you are attesting to having secured a mentor, and you are agreeing to follow all applicable IS directives and guidelines as stated in A Guide to the Integrative Master’s Project.

In addition to registering through my.bankstreet.edu for IS500, please fill out the Independent Study Mentor Form, indicating which faculty member has consented to mentor you.

Please note: Students who register without completing the above form will be dropped by the Registrar's Office from their Independent Study. You must identify your mentor in order to be enrolled in an Independent Study for the term.

Integrative Master's Project-Semester-Based IMP Options

Note: These are a Semester-Based IMP Options. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester. Students who do not complete their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future. Some Semester-Based IMPs are scheduled to begin prior to the official first day of the term. Please read the dates in the schedule carefully, and be sure to register on time and attend all sessions.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
IMP2-01 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 O'Shea, Sean Mondays 04:45-06:45PM 09/14/2020, 10/05/2020, 11/09/2020, 12/07/2020
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title IMP 2 section 01: Topics in Behavior for Classroom and School Communities

Behavior frequently appears high on the shortlist of teacher concerns regarding their practice. There are multiple reasons for the presence of challenging behavior in classrooms, and participants in this Inquiry will have the opportunity to consider progressive strategies to support behavioral development no only in students, but in teachers as well.

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP2-02 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 Schmerler, Gil Mondays 07:00-09:00PM 09/21/2020, 10/19/2020, 11/16/2020, 12/14/2020
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title for IMP 2 section 02: Teacher Leadership

Bank Street-educated teachers are invariably called on for leadership in their schools, yet their preparation programs do not often have room for learning to promote collaboration, peer coaching, and advocacy. This collaborative inquiry provides the opportunity for students to investigate and practice the skills to become teacher leaders and, in general, to inspire, support, and coach their colleagues in improving instructional practice and creating stronger cultures in their workplaces. Participants typically create case studies and/or descriptive analyses of teacher leadership in their own school sites (or, alternatively, a school to which they have ready access).

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP2-03 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 Pinkney-Ragsdale, Troy; Colon, Carmen L. Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM 09/22/2020, 10/20/2020, 11/17/2020, 12/08/2020
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title for IMP 2 section 03: Centering the strength of Black and Brown children in schools

Students will explore with an inquisitive mind how children of color experience race in their classroom and how it impacts their learning. Through this IMP students will explore current practices in their school and develop strategies to break down barriers and preconceived notions about the presence of black and brown children in educational spaces and learning communities. Students will design a curriculum outlining experiences for a 3-4 week unit and develop 1 lesson plan, choose the beginning phase, developing phase, or culminating phase. Lessons/ experiences will build on one another to support racial development.

Consider the following reading: https://inservice.ascd.org/if-we-arent-addressing-rascism-we-arent-addressing-trauma/

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP2-04 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 STAFF Tuesdays 04:45-06:45PM 09/15/2020, 10/13/2020, 11/10/2020, 12/08/2020
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title for IMP 2 section 04: Exploring the Role and Dynamics of Race in Education

Bank Street-educated students understand that teaching is an opportunity to build a better society. This collaborative inquiry will give graduate students the opportunity to examine how teachers and studens of color are impacted by and influence various educational structures, practices, philosophy, policy and settings. Participants will be guided in crafting a set of questions that will help them facilitate research around a problem of practice that affects teachers and/or students of color in education. The outcomes of this inquiry will allow participants to serve as an agent of change in their local and school communities. Nadine Mitchell is the facilitator for this IMP2.

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP2-05 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 Wontropski, Jessica Grace; Kerlin, Abigail Adams Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM 09/24/2020, 10/29/2020, 11/19/2020, 12/03/2020 Cancelled
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title for IMP 2 section 05: Bank Street Stories from the Archives: The Move to 112th Street

Who are we?How did we get here? What does it mean to be here? As we celebrate our 50th anniversary on 112th street, we have the opportunity and responsibility to acknowledge who came before us and how we are impacting who will come after us. The history of Bank Street provides important insight into the union between physical and human geography. This inquiry will explore the relationship between Bank Street and Morningside Heights. You will work alongside faculty and the college archivist, focusing on the themes of displacement and engagement.

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP2-06 Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiry 0 Blachly, Margaret Elisabeth; Peck, Eva Jane Thursdays 04:45-06:45PM 09/10/2020, 10/15/2020, 11/12/2020, 12/03/2020
The Collaborative Student-Faculty Inquiry is a one-semester small peer group option focused on a specific topic or issue. These topics, based on professional interests faculty would like to explore along with students, are posted each fall and spring. You identify a particular aspect of the topic or issue to investigate and, with your peers, determine a format in which to coordinate and present the findings. Students present their projects in mid-January or the week of graduation in May.

Title for IMP 2 section 06: Using Emotionally Responsive Practice Techniques in the Classroom

This faculty-led Group Inquiry IMP introduces the core concepts and techniques of Emotionally Responsive Practice. The group meetings will familiarize students to practice identifying unresolved developmental issues, use of Story Gathering process, use of transitional objects in classrooms, and emotionally responsive literacy process in preschool and elementary school classrooms. Students will design ways to apply these concepts in their own settings, and receive guidance and feedback from the instructor(s). Final project will include creating a resource binder of readings, techniques and lesson plans, as well as detailed documentation of the ERP technique(s) applied in the setting, and a reflection on the children's response to the technique(s). Each student will have one to three personal sessions with the facilitators in addition to the scheduled group meeting times.

Contact the facilitator/instructor if there are questions about a specific inquiry. Registration is not allowed after the class has met.

IMP3-01 Mentored Directed Essay 0 STAFF See Mentor See Mentor
Students choosing to do a Mentored Directed Essay work with an assigned faculty mentor to design an essay that is based on existing, program-specific prepared questions. These questions are designed to help you think and write about the salient issues pertaining to your chosen area of study. Working with your mentor, you may adapt questions to support the distinctive needs of your professional growth, interests, and current work situation. This option is designed to provide structure and focus with maximum flexibility, and is intended to be completed within a single semester. This option is offered all semesters.

Students should register for section 01. In September, students will be assigned their particular mentor. Registration is not allowed after September 18, 2020, and it is recommended that students register as early as possible to allow themselves the maximum amount of time to work on their essay questions. Students who register on September 16 will still be required to turn in their complted essay questions to their mentor by the last day of the term.

State Mandated Trainings

Workshops are open ONLY to matriculated Bank Street students. State Mandated Trainings are FREE for currently matriculated students. IMPORTANT NOTE: Workshops start promptly. You must be on time to attend a workshop. Students who are late will NOT be permitted entrance to the workshop and will need to register for a different section.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
STMD100-D1 State Mandated Training On School Violence Prevention 0 Hyman Kaplan, Lauren Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM 9/22/2020
This workshop includes training in effective classroom management techniques, identifying the warning signs of violent and other troubling behavior, and intervention techniques for resolving violent incidents in the school. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD100-D2 State Mandated Training On School Violence Prevention 0 Tiburcio, Ana Lisa Mondays 07:00-09:00PM 11/9/2020
This workshop includes training in effective classroom management techniques, identifying the warning signs of violent and other troubling behavior, and intervention techniques for resolving violent incidents in the school. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD100-D3 State Mandated Training On School Violence Prevention 0 Tiburcio, Ana Lisa Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM 12/3/2020
This workshop includes training in effective classroom management techniques, identifying the warning signs of violent and other troubling behavior, and intervention techniques for resolving violent incidents in the school. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD105-D1 State Mandated Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting 0 Vilas, Deborah B. Mondays 05:00-07:00PM 9/21/2020
All adults working with children under eighteen years of age are required by NY State law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course will help you learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and will provide you with information about the required procedures for reporting abuse. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD105-D2 State Mandated Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting 0 Vilas, Deborah B. Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM 11/19/2020
All adults working with children under eighteen years of age are required by NY State law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course will help you learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and will provide you with information about the required procedures for reporting abuse. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD105-D3 State Mandated Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting 0 Low, Christine Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM 12/2/2020
All adults working with children under eighteen years of age are required by NY State law to report suspected child abuse and neglect. This course will help you learn to identify symptoms of child abuse and neglect and will provide you with information about the required procedures for reporting abuse. (Offered only to matriculated students.)

This workshop will be fully online and synchronous. After registering, students are encouraged to visit the workshop page in Canvas. There you will find instructions for preparing your computer for video conferencing. Please be sure to check your access a week before the course starts to ensure technical difficulties will not prevent you from successful completion of your training.

Workshops start promptly. Students who are late will NOT be marked as in attendance.

STMD110-01 State Mandated Training in Dignity for All Students Act 0 Tiburcio, Ana Lisa Mondays 05:00-08:00PM 10/5/2020
Anyone graduating and applying for certification after the summer must complete six hours of training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. This workshop includes training in identifying indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention techniques, and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors. (Offered only to matriculated students.

First session: 3-hour asynchronous online component must be completed by 11:55 pm on September 30, 2020.

Second session meets online, synchronously on the day and time listed.

Workshops start promptly. You must complete the first session online in Canvas by 11:55 pm of the date listed for each section and bring a copy with you to the second, synchronous session. You must be on time for the second session in order to be marked as in attendance. Students who are late will NOT be permitted entrance to the workshop and students who do not complete both sessions will need to register for a different section.

STMD110-02 State Mandated Training in Dignity for All Students Act 0 Hyman Kaplan, Lauren Wednesdays 05:00-08:00PM 11/18/2020
Anyone graduating and applying for certification after the summer must complete six hours of training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. This workshop includes training in identifying indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention techniques, and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors. (Offered only to matriculated students.

First session: 3-hour asynchronous online component must be completed by 11:55 pm on November 15, 2020.

Second session meets online, synchronously on the day and time listed.

Workshops start promptly. You must complete the first session online in Canvas by 11:55 pm of the date listed for each section and bring a copy with you to the second, synchronous session. You must be on time for the second session in order to be marked as in attendance. Students who are late will NOT be permitted entrance to the workshop and students who do not complete both sessions will need to register for a different section.

STMD110-03 State Mandated Training in Dignity for All Students Act 0 Neil, Bisola Thursdays 05:00-08:00PM 12/3/2020
Anyone graduating and applying for certification after the summer must complete six hours of training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination. This workshop includes training in identifying indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention techniques, and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors. (Offered only to matriculated students.

First session: 3-hour asynchronous online component must be completed by 11:55 pm on November 29, 2020.

Second session meets online, synchronously on the day and time listed.

Workshops start promptly. You must complete the first session online in Canvas by 11:55 pm of the date listed for each section and bring a copy with you to the second, synchronous session. You must be on time for the second session in order to be marked as in attendance. Students who are late will NOT be permitted entrance to the workshop and students who do not complete both sessions will need to register for a different section.

Early Childhood Urban Education Initiative: Bronx Cohort

These courses are for students in the Bronx Cohort only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC505-B1 Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society 2 Jennings, Tyler Crafts Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
Based on the belief that language is an essential foundation for learning, this course addresses the typical processes of language acquisition in mono- and multilingual learners. Participants will examine theories of language acquisition and the role that caregivers and educators play in the development of language. In addition, participants will analyze historical, political, educational, social, and emotional factors that influence the socially constructed hierarchies of language varieties. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students who learn English as an additional language. Participants will learn how to use assessment of mono- and multilingual learners to identify appropriate instructional practices for social and academic language use in a range of educational settings. Course participants will also learn about ways of collaborating with families, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and interpreters.
This section is only for students in the Urban Ed cohort.
EDUC563-B1 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 Kruger, Mary Mondays 05:00-07:00PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.
This section is only for students in the Urban Ed cohort.

Early Childhood General Education Advanced Standing

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC564-A1 Language, Literature, and Emergent Literacy in the Primary Grades 3 Pollock, Wendy Sharon Mondays 05:00-07:00PM
This course examines the role of literature in children's lives. Participants develop criteria for selecting literature for children, considering factors including but not limited to child development, aesthetics, language, and culture, as well as children's interests and curiosities. Through active engagement with books, artifacts, and ideas, participants gain an understanding of the role of literature in language development in children's primary and new languages. Participants will examine ways to use literature from a wide range of genres and perspectives for reading aloud, honoring and stimulating children's storytelling, and for deepening learning across content areas.

This section is only for students in the Early Childhood Advanced Standing cohort.

EDUC932-A1 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 STAFF Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other school personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This section is only for students in the Early Childhood General Education Advanced Standing Program.

Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 41

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 41

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD603-P1 School Change: The Transformational Leader 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM
Current school reform efforts emphasize vision, shared decision making, professional autonomy, positive school structure, and restructuring. How are these concepts being realized in current practice? What choices and constraints accompany the processes of change and staff empowerment? In this course students examine the concepts which face principals in enhancing the effectiveness of schools, as well as the competencies of planning, joint decision making, problem solving, and negotiation. Course work complements and is tailored to the Principals Institute internship experience.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 41.

LEAD615-P1 Processes of Supervision and Professional Development 3 Neil, Bisola; Pollock, Wendy Sharon Tuesdays 07:15-09:15PM
Designed for students who are preparing for supervisory roles or who are actively engaged in such roles, this course focuses on the objectives, functions, and evaluation of the supervisory experience within multicultural educational institutions. Organizational, cultural, and human variables that may facilitate or impede effective supervision are identified, and strategies to maximize or minimize their impact are generated. Supervisory attitudes and skills aimed at increasing professional growth in individual and group supervision are synthesized from a variety of supervisory models, with particular attention given to the clinical supervision model.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 41.

LEAD912-P1 Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 STAFF Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors over 18 months. Participants also serve in a summer internship at a site that is different from their usual work site. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 41.

Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 42

For students in the Progressive Leadership Online Program Cohort 42

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD660-R1 Research for Educational Change 3 Blum-DeStefano, Jessica Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course is designed to enable leaders, teachers, special educators, and others to be effective consumers of research, as well as to plan and carry out research in response to specific educational questions. Stages of the research process are discussed. Students analyze and evaluate research in the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, administration and supervision, teaching, and curriculum reform, and apply the findings to their everyday roles as educational leaders. It is expected that this course will be valuable for those matriculated students who are initiating projects to satisfy the Independent Study requirement. The format consists of lectures and discussions of the stages of the research process. Class members participate in a project involving research design, data collection, and analysis.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. For students in the Progressive Leadership Online Program Cohort 42.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD912-R1 Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 Neil, Bisola Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors over 18 months. Participants also serve in a summer internship at a site that is different from their usual work site. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. For students in the Progressive Leadership Online Program Cohort 42.

LEAD913-R1 Practicum in Urban School Leadership 1 Neil, Bisola Wednesdays 07:15-09:15PM
Principals Institute interns continue to engage in focused leadership experiences in their own schools and/or other sites, with an emphasis on research-based strategies for turning around low-performing urban schools. Interns will refine their ongoing leadership work based on the ISLLC Standards and the New York City School Leadership Competencies and will participate in monthly conference group sessions with their advisors. At the end of this course, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of his or her internship experiences. This portfolio meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 43

For students in Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 43

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD503-P1 Adult Development: Implications for Educational Leadership 3 Blum-DeStefano, Jessica Thursdays 07:15-09:15PM
Students will examine the developmental periods of young, middle, and later years in the human life cycle, with a broad multicultural approach to learning and development. Studies and research are reviewed. Emphasis is given to developmental characteristics that have implications for professional growth and development.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 43.

LEAD537-P1 Organizational Development: Implications for Educational Leadership 3 STAFF Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course examines theory, research, and practice related to organizational development. It covers a wide range of issues related to capacity-building, school vision and culture, and problem solving, and focuses on the relationship between school management and instructional leadership. Students have opportunities to integrate theory and research with administrative practice through readings, small-group work, simulation experiences, observations, interviews, protocols, and case studies.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 43.

LEAD912-P2 Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 STAFF Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors over 18 months. Participants also serve in a summer internship at a site that is different from their usual work site. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

For students in the Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 43.

Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 44

For students in Progressive Leadership Program Cohort 44

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD503-R1 Adult Development: Implications for Educational Leadership 3 Blum-DeStefano, Jessica Thursdays 07:15-09:15PM
Students will examine the developmental periods of young, middle, and later years in the human life cycle, with a broad multicultural approach to learning and development. Studies and research are reviewed. Emphasis is given to developmental characteristics that have implications for professional growth and development.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. For students in the Progressive Leadership Online Program Cohort 44.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD537-R1 Organizational Development: Implications for Educational Leadership 3 STAFF Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course examines theory, research, and practice related to organizational development. It covers a wide range of issues related to capacity-building, school vision and culture, and problem solving, and focuses on the relationship between school management and instructional leadership. Students have opportunities to integrate theory and research with administrative practice through readings, small-group work, simulation experiences, observations, interviews, protocols, and case studies.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. For students in the Progressive Leadership Online Program Cohort 44.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD912-R2 Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 STAFF Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors over 18 months. Participants also serve in a summer internship at a site that is different from their usual work site. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAP Program

These courses are for students in the LEAP program only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD510-L1 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM Closed
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.
LEAD530-L1 Education Policy, Advocacy, and Law 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM
Education policy is examined in the context of historical, philosophical, economic, sociocultural, political, and legal perspectives. Leadership theory and practices that create learning environments responsive to the multicultural constituencies of schools, as well as the laws that sustain them, are analyzed.
LEAD660-L1 Research for Educational Change 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 07:15-09:15PM
This course is designed to enable leaders, teachers, special educators, and others to be effective consumers of research, as well as to plan and carry out research in response to specific educational questions. Stages of the research process are discussed. Students analyze and evaluate research in the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, administration and supervision, teaching, and curriculum reform, and apply the findings to their everyday roles as educational leaders. It is expected that this course will be valuable for those matriculated students who are initiating projects to satisfy the Independent Study requirement. The format consists of lectures and discussions of the stages of the research process. Class members participate in a project involving research design, data collection, and analysis.
LEAD873-L1 Special Education Leadership: Meeting Needs of All Students 1 Limperopulos, Nicole Thursdays 07:00-09:00PM Closed
Leaders are expected to create inclusive learning environments where all students, including students with disabilities and students who struggle, feel safe and have access to high quality, effective instruction. In this course graduate students will examine the history of the construct of disability and the disability rights movement and their impact on the school experiences of students with disabilities and their families. This course will also explore how markers of identity such as race, class, gender, and language intersect with disability. Graduate students will integrate their experiences and learning to reimagine and design a learning environment that provides support and promotes equity for all learners.
LEAD912-L1 Principals Institute Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 Limperopulos, Nicole Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM Closed
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors over 18 months. Participants also serve in a summer internship at a site that is different from their usual work site. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.
LEAD918-L1 Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

Yonkers Urban Leadership

These courses are for students in the Yonkers Urban Leadership program only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD510-Y1 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.
LEAD530-Y1 Education Policy, Advocacy, and Law 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM
Education policy is examined in the context of historical, philosophical, economic, sociocultural, political, and legal perspectives. Leadership theory and practices that create learning environments responsive to the multicultural constituencies of schools, as well as the laws that sustain them, are analyzed.
LEAD660-Y1 Research for Educational Change 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 07:15-09:15PM
This course is designed to enable leaders, teachers, special educators, and others to be effective consumers of research, as well as to plan and carry out research in response to specific educational questions. Stages of the research process are discussed. Students analyze and evaluate research in the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, administration and supervision, teaching, and curriculum reform, and apply the findings to their everyday roles as educational leaders. It is expected that this course will be valuable for those matriculated students who are initiating projects to satisfy the Independent Study requirement. The format consists of lectures and discussions of the stages of the research process. Class members participate in a project involving research design, data collection, and analysis.
LEAD918-Y1 Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

Rochester Urban Leadership

These courses are for students in the Rochester Urban Leadership program only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD510-C1 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.
LEAD530-C1 Education Policy, Advocacy, and Law 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Thursdays 05:00-07:00PM
Education policy is examined in the context of historical, philosophical, economic, sociocultural, political, and legal perspectives. Leadership theory and practices that create learning environments responsive to the multicultural constituencies of schools, as well as the laws that sustain them, are analyzed.
LEAD660-C1 Research for Educational Change 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Tuesdays 07:15-09:15PM
This course is designed to enable leaders, teachers, special educators, and others to be effective consumers of research, as well as to plan and carry out research in response to specific educational questions. Stages of the research process are discussed. Students analyze and evaluate research in the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, administration and supervision, teaching, and curriculum reform, and apply the findings to their everyday roles as educational leaders. It is expected that this course will be valuable for those matriculated students who are initiating projects to satisfy the Independent Study requirement. The format consists of lectures and discussions of the stages of the research process. Class members participate in a project involving research design, data collection, and analysis.
LEAD918-C1 Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Limperopulos, Nicole Wednesdays 05:00-07:00PM
This course meets New York State certification requirements for School Building Leadership (SBL) internship experiences. Through close work with a faculty advisor and peers, participants apply their learning from coursework to their field experiences, integrating theory and practice as they reflect on their own professional development. Interns work with a site supervisor and are given substantial school-based responsibilities that involve direct interaction and involvement with staff, students, families, and community leaders. Participants develop the capacity to build and support a positive school culture, build teams, enlist collaboration, and plan and sustain change efforts. Graduate students in advisement participate in small-group sessions with their advisors. At the end of supervised fieldwork, each candidate presents a comprehensive portfolio of internship experiences which meets the program's Integrative Master's Project requirement.

Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate Online Program: Cohort 3

Courses within this program are for online students only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
ELPF500-R1 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP PORTFOLIO 0 Pepper, Alison H. See Advisor See Advisor

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohort 3.

ELPF501-R1 EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP INTEGRATED PORTFOLIO PROJECT CONTINUATION 0 Pepper, Alison H. See Advisor See Advisor

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohort 3.

LEAD510-R1 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Pepper, Alison H. Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD624-R1 Fiscal Management, Grant Development and Marketing for Leaders 3 Kolker, Danielle Tuesdays 06:30-08:00PM
This course focuses on the financial management of early childhood programs in childcare settings and public schools as well as the grant development process and marketing strategies that are designed to enhance equitable access to quality early childhood experiences for young children and their families. The intersection of resources both within the community and from various funding streams will be examined to address issues of equity, advocacy and policy in early childhood settings. The first section of the course will address budget development, budget formulation and budget execution and evaluation of operating budgets. The second section of the course will focus on program design and proposal writing for grant development including categorical or competitive models. Participants will also learn about fundraising and marketing strategies designed to reach families with young children in underserved communities.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD920-R1 Early Childhood Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Pepper, Alison H. Wednesdays 06:30-08:00PM
Participants explore a variety of theories and methods of analysis as applied to organizations and their members. Each participant prepares an in-depth analysis of his or her work setting, focusing on organizational structure and behavior.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This class will meet synchronously, every other Wednesday.

Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate Online Program: Cohort 4

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD510-R1 Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction 3 Pepper, Alison H. Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
This course focuses on the roles and functions of the school leader in the spheres of curriculum and instruction. It covers the principles and processes that inform curriculum development. At the same time, in keeping with the realities faced by today's school building leaders, it focuses intensively on the knowledge and tools needed to be discerning consumers and negotiators of curriculum. Finally, the course explores leadership in curriculum and instruction as a means of inspiring, guiding, and effecting school change.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD624-R1 Fiscal Management, Grant Development and Marketing for Leaders 3 Kolker, Danielle Tuesdays 06:30-08:00PM
This course focuses on the financial management of early childhood programs in childcare settings and public schools as well as the grant development process and marketing strategies that are designed to enhance equitable access to quality early childhood experiences for young children and their families. The intersection of resources both within the community and from various funding streams will be examined to address issues of equity, advocacy and policy in early childhood settings. The first section of the course will address budget development, budget formulation and budget execution and evaluation of operating budgets. The second section of the course will focus on program design and proposal writing for grant development including categorical or competitive models. Participants will also learn about fundraising and marketing strategies designed to reach families with young children in underserved communities.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

LEAD920-R1 Early Childhood Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Pepper, Alison H. Wednesdays 06:30-08:00PM
Participants explore a variety of theories and methods of analysis as applied to organizations and their members. Each participant prepares an in-depth analysis of his or her work setting, focusing on organizational structure and behavior.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program. This section is only for students in Early Childhood Leadership Advanced Certificate cohorts 3 and 4.

This class will meet synchronously, every other Wednesday.

Future School Leaders Academy

These courses are for students in the Future School Leaders Academy only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD535-F1 Foundations of Educational Leadership: Organizational Development 1 Selesnick, Andrew Saturdays 08:30AM-12:00PM
This course examines theory, research, and practice con- cerning organizational development. The course provides opportunities for students to integrate theory and research with administrative practice through the use of such methods as simulation experiences, readings, observations, and interviews.
LEAD660-F1 Research for Educational Change 3 Valenti, Ronald Thursdays 04:00-06:00PM
This course is designed to enable leaders, teachers, special educators, and others to be effective consumers of research, as well as to plan and carry out research in response to specific educational questions. Stages of the research process are discussed. Students analyze and evaluate research in the areas of leadership, school effectiveness, administration and supervision, teaching, and curriculum reform, and apply the findings to their everyday roles as educational leaders. It is expected that this course will be valuable for those matriculated students who are initiating projects to satisfy the Independent Study requirement. The format consists of lectures and discussions of the stages of the research process. Class members participate in a project involving research design, data collection, and analysis.
LEAD863-F1 Leading a School District III 1 Patrick, Andrew Phillip Thursdays 06:30-08:30PM
This course focuses on how human and financial resources are allocated in a district to support the instructional program and the goals of the superintendent and school board.
LEAD906-F1 Future School Leaders Academy Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 1.5 STAFF Saturdays 01:00-04:00PM
This course, for Future School Leaders Academy students, is designed to meet New York State certification requirements for building and district leadership internship experiences. Students develop internship program plans each semester, linked to each semester's theme and national leadership preparation standards. Students are supervised on site by their internship supervisor/mentor and their advisor; they also participate in learning walks to other schools each semester. Three times a semester, students meet with their advisors in conference groups. Students document and reflect on their leadership development experiences by preparing a comprehensive portfolio, presented at the end of the two-year program.

Museum Leadership

These courses are for students in the Museum Leadership program only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD501-01 Human Development I: Programming for Young Audiences 4 Pinkney-Ragsdale, Troy; Hogarth, Brian Thursdays 02:00-04:00PM, Sundays 02:00-04:00PM 10/01/2020, 10/15/2020, 10/18/2020, 10/22/2020, 12/03/2020, 12/06/2020, 12/10/2020, 12/13/2020
In this course students will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children, with a particular focus on the elementary school years. They will explore core developmental theories and relate them to how young children function in museums and other out-of-school settings. Course work includes visits to museums and experiences with storytelling and other age-appropriate educational and programmatic strategies. For Museum Leadership students only.
LEAD502-01 Human Development II: Adolescents and Adults as Visitors and Volunteers 3 Blum-DeStefano, Jessica Thursdays 02:00-04:00PM, Sundays 02:00-04:00PM 11/08/2020, 11/12/2020, 11/15/2020, 11/19/2020
This course assists museum educators in understanding adolescents and adults from two perspectives-as core audiences for their institutions and also as volunteers and salaried staff. Readings in adolescent development are supplemented by work with organizations experienced in working effectively with young people. Course work on the characteristics of the adult learner includes strategies for creating a sustainable volunteer program. For Museum Leadership students only.
LEAD950-01 Museum Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 2 STAFF See Advisor See Advisor
Fieldwork in an appropriate setting with supervision and advisement.
LEAD951-01 Museum Leadership Seminar I: Theories and Issues in Museum Learning 1 Hogarth, Brian Wednesdays 02:00-04:00PM, Thursdays 02:00-04:00PM, Sundays 02:00-04:00PM 09/09/2020, 09/10/2020, 09/13/2020, 09/17/2020
This initial leadership seminar provides an overview of the key themes of the program's first year. It asks students to draw upon both current research in the field and their own experiences as museum visitors in order to construct and articulate their own philosophies of museum learning. In the process, students examine their own assumptions about learning and teaching. The insights offered in this course are intended to provide a conceptual framework for students' program participation and ongoing professional growth. For Museum Leadership students only.

Leadership in Mathematics Education

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD940-01 Mathematics Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 STAFF See Advisor See Advisor
Fieldwork in an appropriate setting with supervision and advisement.
MACP500-01 LEADERSHIP IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION CULMINATING PROJECT 0 STAFF See Mentor See Mentor

School District Leader Program

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD861-01 Leading a School District I 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 09/15/2020
This course focuses on the key constituencies in a district and the different relationships that exist among them. It includes understanding the district's vision, how it was developed, and how it is sustained. The course also examines a district's demographic and achievement data.
LEAD862-01 Leading a School District II 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 10/06/2020
This course looks at the varied roles and responsibilities of the superintendent/district leader and ties them to the challenges of creating and sustaining dynamic, humane, effective learning communities. It emphasizes the ways that district leaders' decisions-in such spheres as instructional policy, planning, fiscal and human resources, facilities, legal and equity issues, accountability, and external relationships-affect schools' capacity to engage students and strengthen achievement.
LEAD863-01 Leading a School District III 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 10/27/2020
This course focuses on how human and financial resources are allocated in a district to support the instructional program and the goals of the superintendent and school board.
LEAD908-01 School District Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Mann, Nancy See Advisor See Advisor
Fieldwork in an appropriate setting with supervision and advisement.

School District Leader Online Program

Courses within this program are for online students only.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
LEAD861-R1 Leading a School District I 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 9/15/2020
This course focuses on the key constituencies in a district and the different relationships that exist among them. It includes understanding the district's vision, how it was developed, and how it is sustained. The course also examines a district's demographic and achievement data.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAD862-R1 Leading a School District II 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 10/06/2020
This course looks at the varied roles and responsibilities of the superintendent/district leader and ties them to the challenges of creating and sustaining dynamic, humane, effective learning communities. It emphasizes the ways that district leaders' decisions-in such spheres as instructional policy, planning, fiscal and human resources, facilities, legal and equity issues, accountability, and external relationships-affect schools' capacity to engage students and strengthen achievement.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAD863-R1 Leading a School District III 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 10/27/2020
This course focuses on how human and financial resources are allocated in a district to support the instructional program and the goals of the superintendent and school board.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAD864-R1 Leading a School District IV 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 11/17/2020
This course focuses on examining a district's budget from multiple points of view: theoretical, conceptual, and practical. Participants will become familiar with all phases of the budget process, from its inception to its implementation throughout a district. Content will be closely aligned, whenever possible, with the "real world" budgets currently in place in districts.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAD870-R1 Special Education Leadership: The District Perspective 1 Gottlieb, Alice; Monahan, Brian Tuesdays 05:00-06:00PM 12/08/20
Strong leadership at the district level is essential if schools are to become positive and successful learning environments for diverse learners, including children with disabilities and those at risk of failure. This course covers issues that enhance or create obstacles for inclusive schools and communities. Issues of equity are evident in most school districts and challenge educators to transform educational environments and processes to meet diverse needs. The course will address the issue of "achievement gaps" as well as links between social class and achievement in schools.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

LEAD908-R1 School District Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 3 Mann, Nancy See Advisor See Advisor
Fieldwork in an appropriate setting with supervision and advisement.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

Matriculation Maintenance

A degree can only be conferred for currently enrolled students. Students anticipating degree completion pending submission of prior semester grades must be registered in the current term, in order for their degree to be awarded. If students are not registered for classes in the semester of their graduation, they must register for matriculation maintenance by the end of the semester add/drop period. Registration for matriculation maintenance, MMNT500, can be conducted on my.bankstreet during web registration. A $50 fee applies.

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
MMNT500-01 Matriculation Maintenance 0 STAFF N/A
A degree can only be conferred for currently enrolled students. If students are not registered for classes, the Integrative Master's Project, or supervised fieldwork in the semester they intend to graduate, they must register for matriculation maintenance by the end of the add/drop period. This situation might occur, for example, if students are completing coursework for a prior class in which they received a grade of Incomplete.
MMNT500-R1 Matriculation Maintenance 0 STAFF N/A
A degree can only be conferred for currently enrolled students. If students are not registered for classes, the Integrative Master's Project, or supervised fieldwork in the semester they intend to graduate, they must register for matriculation maintenance by the end of the add/drop period. This situation might occur, for example, if students are completing coursework for a prior class in which they received a grade of Incomplete.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

Childhood General and Special Education Online Program

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC500-R1 Child Development 3 Costa, Jennifer S. Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC505-R1 Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society 2 Costa, Luisa Wednesdays 06:30-08:30PM
Based on the belief that language is an essential foundation for learning, this course addresses the typical processes of language acquisition in mono- and multilingual learners. Participants will examine theories of language acquisition and the role that caregivers and educators play in the development of language. In addition, participants will analyze historical, political, educational, social, and emotional factors that influence the socially constructed hierarchies of language varieties. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students who learn English as an additional language. Participants will learn how to use assessment of mono- and multilingual learners to identify appropriate instructional practices for social and academic language use in a range of educational settings. Course participants will also learn about ways of collaborating with families, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and interpreters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC535-R1 Science for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Chu, Stan Thursdays 06:30-08:00PM
Science for Teachers focuses on developing a science way of thinking and doing in PreK-6th grade classrooms. Each session deepens an understanding that doing science requires direct sensory encounters with the physical world. By experiencing first-hand investigations of physical and biological materials and related phenomena, participants create a range of representations that can uncover existing patterns and concepts. Discussions, readings, and reflective writings deepen and broaden work done with physical materials. Participants will reflect on their own learning as they work to construct meaningful science experiences that respond to the developmental levels of their students and affirm students' cultural, linguistic, and learning diversity. The course explores evidence-based ways of making sense of the world that support the integration of science inquiry across the curriculum.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC563-R1 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 Rolander, Susan Thompson Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC930-R1 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other setting personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

Early Childhood General and Special Education Online Program

Section Title Credits Rooms Instructor Days/Times Dates Status
EDUC500-R1 Child Development 3 Costa, Jennifer S. Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
In this course we will examine the interactions among the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development of children from infancy into adolescence. We will pay close attention to children as makers of meaning in the contexts of their development, including family, school, socioeconomic class, and culture. Through reading classic and current literature, we will attend to some of the larger questions about development, such as the relationship between nature and nurture, the role of developmental theory, and the tension between the search for developmental universals and the reality of individual differences. The goal is to make developmental theory vibrant and meaningful so that the generalized theoretical child comes to enhance and inform how one understands individual children.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC505-R1 Language Acquisition and Learning in a Linguistically Diverse Society 2 Costa, Luisa Wednesdays 06:30-08:30PM
Based on the belief that language is an essential foundation for learning, this course addresses the typical processes of language acquisition in mono- and multilingual learners. Participants will examine theories of language acquisition and the role that caregivers and educators play in the development of language. In addition, participants will analyze historical, political, educational, social, and emotional factors that influence the socially constructed hierarchies of language varieties. A significant part of the course will be devoted to students who learn English as an additional language. Participants will learn how to use assessment of mono- and multilingual learners to identify appropriate instructional practices for social and academic language use in a range of educational settings. Course participants will also learn about ways of collaborating with families, colleagues, specialists, administrators, and interpreters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC535-R1 Science for Teachers (Grades N - 6) 2 Chu, Stan Thursdays 06:30-08:00PM
Science for Teachers focuses on developing a science way of thinking and doing in PreK-6th grade classrooms. Each session deepens an understanding that doing science requires direct sensory encounters with the physical world. By experiencing first-hand investigations of physical and biological materials and related phenomena, participants create a range of representations that can uncover existing patterns and concepts. Discussions, readings, and reflective writings deepen and broaden work done with physical materials. Participants will reflect on their own learning as they work to construct meaningful science experiences that respond to the developmental levels of their students and affirm students' cultural, linguistic, and learning diversity. The course explores evidence-based ways of making sense of the world that support the integration of science inquiry across the curriculum.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC563-R1 The Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts in the Primary Grades 3 Rolander, Susan Thompson Mondays 06:30-08:00PM
This course examines the process through which reading and writing are acquired by young children, ages 4-8.  We study the ways teachers can support literacy growth for children's diverse learning needs and styles, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.  The course explores theoretical frameworks of literacy development as well as practical applications. Graduate students work directly with a child, who is an emergent reader and writer, to develop the skills of close observation, assessment, record keeping, and planning.  Graduate students, individually and as a group, analyze the contexts, activities and relationships that support children's language and literacy learning in early childhood classrooms.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.

This course will meet synchronously on some of these dates. Alternative dates will be used for small group or individual meetings.

EDUC930-R1 Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement 6 STAFF Wednesdays 07:00-09:00PM
Fieldwork in appropriate settings with supervision and advisement. Candidates in advisement participate in weekly small-group conferences with their advisor. These seminars include the exchange and analysis of ongoing professional experiences and provide a forum for integrating theory with practice. Participants will develop their capacity to construct learning environments and communities that support the development of infants, children, and/or adolescents, depending on the focus of their program. Opportunities to collaborate and co-teach with cooperating teachers and other setting personnel are an integral part of the course. This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is taken over two consecutive semesters.

This course is only for students enrolled in a fully online degree program.