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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Selected experience related to educational and social interaction with youth. Offered for 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 units. Thirty to 60 hours of interaction with designated youth. Field Experience with Youth may be taken for a maximum of 6.0 units. Sign up at the CAVE office. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002762)
This course is a field experience offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. A field experience in education, designed to introduce students to practical classroom experiences early in their college careers. Regularly scheduled meetings will provide a setting wherein the students can discuss their pre-kindergarten, elementary, secondary, or community college experience in the classroom. A maximum of 3 units may be earned. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002766)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020334)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (020356)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA).
Professional development seminars for new teachers focusing on planning and designing instruction, delivering instruction to all students, organizing and managing the classroom, diagnosing and evaluating student learning and participating as a member of a learning community. 3 hours seminar. Credit/no credit grading. (002781)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Beginning Teacher Suppport and Assessment Program (BTSA).
Professional development for teachers in their first and second years of teaching supported by a collegial coaching relationship. New teachers are guided in reflective practice and self-assessment. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002782)
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent.
This course is also offered as RECR 448.
Experiential-oriented survey of methods and materials for teaching environmental concepts in schools, communities, nature centers, camps, and parks. Exposure to history, theory, philosophy, and goals of environmental education programs. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (002778)
Introduction to current processes and practices of curriculum development, instructional design, implementation, and assessment. Emphasis is on applications of processes to curriculum decision making in districts, schools, and classrooms. 3 hours seminar. (002796)
Develops an understanding of assessment of learning, focusing on assessment instruments, design of multidimensional assessments, and appropriate use of assessment techniques and the data derived from them. 3 hours seminar. (002795)
Applications of principles and practices used in the observation of classroom instruction. The collection and analysis of systematic and objective data are applied to classroom-based inquiry and clinical supervision processes. May be repeated once for credit by National Board Certification candidates with permission of the department graduate coordinator. 3 hours seminar. (002813)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Historical attitudes and associated theories of creativity provide a basis for reviewing current educational models of creativity. Personal creative abilities and techniques for planning, organizing, and implementing K-12 lessons are addressed. The course is cross-curricular in design and provides opportuities for the student to make educational comparisons and discoveries on an academic and personal level. 3 hours seminar. (002785)
This course focuses on the pedagogy of teaching two- and three-dimensional art in the classroom and integrating art with other subjects in the K-12 curriculum. Lesson planning, teaching strategies, and course assignments are aligned with the expectations of state and national arts standards. 3 hours seminar. (002784)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Teaching strategies and activities in the arts that support integration with other curriculum areas. Addresses the many aspects of arts in our world, as well as how these aspects become powerful learning tools for teachers and their students. Examination of current state and national standards. 3 hours seminar. (002783)
Curriculum development and new instructional practices for teaching English in middle and secondary schools, with emphasis on the teaching of writing. Examination of current state and national practices. 3 hours seminar. (002797)
Teaching and learning of mathematics. Guidelines for developing curriculum and improving instruction in the learning of basic mathematics, problem solving, math investigations, use of current technology, interdisciplinary instruction, and assessment. Each participant will complete a focused investigation designed to enhance his or her mathematics teaching abilities. Examination of current state and national standards. 3 hours seminar. (002787)
This course focuses on curriculum development theory, techniques, and practices in science education and applications of instructional strategies for improvement of K-12 science learning. Examination of current state and national standards. 3 hours seminar. (002799)
This course explores the proactive and reactive characteristics of a variety of classroom management models. Participants create effective organizational and management systems and learn to diagnose behavior problems. 3 hours seminar. (002804)
History, purpose, infrastructure, successes, and problems of the community college and adult education in the United States. Relationships to the larger context of higher education and profiles of diverse students are explored. 3 hours seminar. (002789)
Teaching is an intellectual challenge that involves planning, facilitating, assessing, and reflecting on the process of student learning. Prospective educators learn research-based instructional methods for community college and work place settings, related to their areas of expertise. 3 hours seminar. (002790)
This academic course is five face-to-face sessions with some additional online work, created to equip the participant with the organization and revision skills necessary to produce good quality graduate-level writing for the MA in Education. Content will cover academic writing focus, expected research and knowledge skills, and experiences necessary for graduate thesis, graduate project, and the academic or professional journal. Expectations include communicating complex and difficult material clearly to a wide variety of expert and non-expert readers, including the readers in the educational academic community. The course may be repeated or recommended. 1 hour lecture. Credit/no credit grading. (020943)
Philosophy and objectives of school media center programs; planning, organizing, adminstering, and coordinating the program with the curriculum of the school; standards for evaluation of programs; development of automated library systems. 3 hours seminar. (002806)
Study of the purpose, history, and principles of access to information through bibliographic organization, description, and subject analysis; applications of classification schemes, subject headings, and MARC formats; automated library systems, as applied in school library media centers. 3 hours seminar. (002807)
Emphasis on search strategies for finding information; selection and evaluation of information sources, multimedia, CD-ROMS, databases; techniques of access to electronic information sources and networks; issues related to information services, the information industry, and information management, as applied in school library media centers. 3 hours seminar. (002808)
Principles and policies of selection; building and maintaining collections; appraisal and use of bibliographic aids, reviews, and other information sources; the current publishing and media-producing world; censorship and copyright issues. 3 hours seminar. (002809)
Prerequisites: EDCI 650 and EDCI 651 or equivalent, faculty permission.
Supervised practice in a school library media center for at least 12 hours per week for one semester. 9 hours supervision. Credit/no credit grading. (002814)
This course investigates the issues and problems that are confronted by educators who work in rural and samll schools, specifically in California. Learners review current theories and models for rural and small school organization and operation. Topics include small school and community relationships, curriculum design and implementation, options for operation and governance, community focus, partnerships and opportunities, implications of Federal policy, technology plans, diversity, and contemporary resources. 3 hours seminar. (020332)
This course addresses the creation of graphics and ways of including graphics in a range of presentation formats used in the K-12 curriculum. Participants will use paint and graphic programs, digitize and convert images and formats for the Web, scan, make computer slide presentations, develop hypermedia, and do basic Web page construction for online displays. 3 hours seminar. (002810)
This course examines theoretical foundations and practical applications of digital instructional media for educators teaching face-to-face and/or online. Pedagogical considerations and best practices for using web technologies, digital photography, podcasting, video capture, DVD production, and online resources are addressed. 3 hours discussion. (002811)
Specially designed and supervised field experience activities through coaching or mentoring, appropriate to the level of expertise and profession. Participants enhance competencies related to instruction, curriculum, assessment, and management. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002815)
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