Graduate Education Courses

Please find the required Master's and licensure courses at Graduate Education. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your academic advisor or Karen Abbott in the Graduate Education Office at kabbott@smcvt.edu or 802.654.2649. To find if your course requires textbooks, go to the link on the left: "Campus Resources", click on Campus Store, then on the link that says "booklist for the upcoming semester". Scroll through until you find the start of the GED numbers. They can be found in the Campus Store, Alliot Student Center. The syllabi will be on Canvas, our learning management system.

Find the summer registration form under Academic Forms (to the left in the blue box, it's the first form in the list!). Fall registration starts June 6th for accepted students and July 5th for everyone else. Forms will be available by the end of May. Classes start the week of August 29th and end the week of December 12th.

Summer Savings:

$590 per credit for your first GED summer course and $150 off, per credit, for any other GED course. (Not eligible for Independent Studies, Contract Courses (GED 527/635) or auditing). Summer 2016 only.   Take 2 or 3 GED courses and save!

Future Education Course Offerings

NOTE: This is a tentative schedule for planning purposes. Some courses may need to be offered during other terms or days. Fall and spring courses are offered in the evening from 5:00-7:30 with a few exceptions beginning 30 minutes earlier or later. Contact Karen Abbott, kabbott@smcvt.edu, directly with any questions.

Last updated May 17, 2016

Course Code Course Title CR SUMMER FALL SPRING
GED 508 Current Topics in Special Education

3

X

GED 509 Integrative Curriculum

3

W

GED 510 Becoming A Literacy Leader: Tools & Strategies for Success

3

X
GED 511 Fundamentals of Curriculum

3

TH

W

GED 516

Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future

3

M

M

GED 517 Teaching Nonfiction in the Elementary Grades 3 M
GED 520 Child and Adolescent Development 3

X

GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom 3

TH

GED 526 Special Topics 3

X

X

X

GED 528 K-8 Curriculum, Assessment and Management 4

W

GED 529 Personalized Learning  X   

 TH

GED 530 Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 TH

 

GED 534 Assessment and Instruction in Reading 3

M

GED 535 Author and Illustrator Studies 3

X

GED 541 Building Classroom Community, Engaging Students and Increasing Awareness      

 T

GED 544 Mindfulness Education: Cultivating Caring, Attention, Awareness and Self-Regulation     

 W

GED 547 Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment 4

Th

GED 550 Student Teaching Internship
6    X  X  
GED 555
Student Teaching Seminar
3   T
 T  
GED 558 Educator as Researcher
3

X

T

 
GED 562 Thesis Research 3

X

X

X

GED 565 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (Cross listed with GSL 520) 3 Online
GED 567 Legal and Financial Management of Schools 4

 

M
GED 572 School Leadership 3

 W

GED 578 Visual Learning: Words into Pictures 3

X

GED 580 Approaches to Teaching 
3

 

T
GED 581 Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges 3

T

GED 595 Launching and Developing a Writers' Workshop in the Elementary Grades 3

X

GED 596 Digital Media: Imagine the Possibilities 3

T

GED 606 Literacy Development and Instruction K-8 3

M

GED 607 Literacy Instruction for Adolescent Readers Who Struggle 3

X

GED 612 Math and Diversity 3

M

GED 613 Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom 3

T

GED 618 From Assessment to Action: Using Data to Improve Schools 3

X

GED 621 Supervision, Evaluation & Teacher Development 3

Th

GED 623 Ceramics for Educators (off campus at Burlington City Arts) 3

M

GED 631 Development, Learning, Behavior and Individual Differences  3

X

GED 632 Assessment of Students within General and Special Education 3

T

GED 633 Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education 3

Th

GED 635A Middle Grades: Organizational Strand 3

W

GED 635A Middle Grades Summer Institute (off campus) 3

X

GED 636 Special Education Leadership      

 T

 
GED 668 Administration & Interpretation of Woodcock-Johnson IV 3

X

GED 640 Language and Learning 3

TH

GED 641 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom K-12 3

X

T

GED 643 Instruction of K-6 Students with Learning Challenges in Language Arts 3

X

GED 644 Approaches to Teaching Students with Intensive Special Needs 2

T

GED 645 Assistive Technology: Creating Access

1

   

T

GED 649 Arts: The Creative Process 3

W (Every other year starting SP15)

GED 651 Hand On! Learning in and through the Arts 3

GED 661 Special Education Practicum & Seminar: Part 1 4

 W

GED 662 Special Education Practicum & Seminar: Part 2 4

 W

GED 669 Oral Traditions & Literacy: Readers' Theater, Poetry Slams and Storytelling 3  

M

 
GED 671 The Art of Bookmaking: Craft, Structure, and Creativity 3

TH

GED 673 Special Topics: Arts 1-3

X

X

X

GED 674 Multicultural Arts 3

 

T
GED 675  Educator as Artist: Personalized Learning, Teaching, and Engaging in the Artistic Process  3      X  
GED 676 Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment 4

M

GED 678 Heroes, Art & Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives 3

W (Every other year starting FA14)

GED 684 School and Community 3

X

GED 686 Independent Study 1 to 6

X

X

X

GED 687 Directed Readings 1 to 6

X

X

X

GED 688 School Leadership Practicum, Part 1 (summer), Part II (fall), Part III (spring)
for Principal Endorsement, Director of Curriculum, and Director of
Special Education (2 credits each semester) Year-long Practicum
2 X

 

 

 GED 688D
Literacy Practicum: Reading/Language Arts Specialist Endorsement
 3    X  X  
 GED 693  Integrating Art, Social Studies & Language Arts:
 K-8
 3

W (Every other year starting FA15)

 


GED 695
Teaching K-8 Science and Engineering 3 X

GED 699
Capstone Seminar 3

X

T

Summer 2016 Graduate Education Courses

Courses offered, dates, and times subject to change.  Paper registration form found under "Academic Forms". DESCRIPTIONS below list of courses.  (Summer Incentive does not apply to Independent Studies, Contract Courses (GED 527 or GED 635) or auditing a course).  

GED 508 Success for all Students (3)  Glenn Patterson and Andrea Griffin M-TH  July 11-14
July 18-21
8 am-1:00 pm
GED 510  Becoming a Literacy Leader: Tools and Strategies for Success (3)


Gayle Moskowitz 

T-Th
June 1
5:00-8:00 pm
July 19-21 and July 26-28
8 am-1:15 pm
GED 520 Child and Adolescent Development (3) 

 
Janet Stearns M,W

M-F

M-Th
July 25, 27
5 pm - 7:30 pm
August 1 - 5
9 am - 1:00 pm
August 8-11
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
GED 526A Nourishing the Inner Life: Mindfulness, Resilience, and Well-Being for Educators (3) Sam Crowell
M-F
 
June 20 - 30
8:30 am - 12:45 pm
GED 526B Dsylexia: Perspectives on Identification, Intervention and Collaboration (1)  Fran Toomey  Th  June 30 to
July 28
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 
GED 535 Children's Literature: Author and Illustrator Studies (3) Anita Silvey M-Th
F
July 11-14
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
August 12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
GED 558A
558B
Educator as Researcher (3) 
Approval by Instructor needed.  Paper registration only.
First Meeting:  May 10th, 4:00-8:00 PM, Durick Library, Room 246
 
James Nagle (A)
Amy Cole (B)
T May 17 to
July 12
4:00 - 8:00 pm
First Meeting: 5/10, 4:00 PM - Durick Library, Room 246
GED 595 Launching & Developing a Writers' Workshop in the Elementary Grades (3) Libby Bonesteel M-F
M-W
July 25 - 29
August 1 -3
9:00 am - 1:45 pm
GED 607 Literacy Instruction for Readers Who Struggle (3) David Mendenhall M-F June 27 - July 8
8:00 am - 12:15 pm
GED 618 From Assessment to Action: Using Data to Improve Schools (3)  Dan French

M-F

 

   

July 18-29
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

GED 631 Development, Learning, Behavior & Individual Differences (3)

 
Fran Toomey M & W May 16 - June 22
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
 
GED 635 Middle Grades Summer Institute (3) 
(Please pick one strand; first 4 are for middle level endorsement.  See list under descriptions).  Contact James Nagle, jnagle2@smcvt.edu, or visit www.middlegradescollaborative.com.  Must register through MGI.
Staff M-F

At Castleton University
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Follow-up conference in January, 2017 at UVM - Davis Center

GED 641 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom K-12 (3) Cathy Quinn T June 14 - August 9
4:00 pm - 8:15 pm
GED 643 Instruction of Students with Learning Challenges in the Area of Language Arts: Elementary Level (3)
Prerequisite: GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom if not a classroom teacher, or approval by instructor. 
Held at St. Francis School, Winooski.
TBD M-F

July 11– 29
8:30 am - 11:30 am
At St. Francis School - Winooski

GED 668  Administration and Interpretation of the Woodcock-Johnson IV (3)

 
Rich Reid      M-F 

August 1-5
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
One follow-up Saturday in October, 2016.

GED 673A  The Art of the Book (3)
A $50.00 materials fee is required and due at registration. 
Ann Joppe-Mercure  T-F 
M-F
 July 5 - 8
July 11 - 15
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
GED 675
Educator as Artist: Personalized Learning, Teaching, & Engaging in the Artistic Process (3)
A $10.00 materials fee is required and due at registration.
Julian Bradshaw
Sat
T & Th
June 4, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
June 28 - July 21
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
GED 684 School and Community (3)


Valerie Gardner

M-F

 
 
 

June 20 - July 1
8:00 am - 12:15 pm

GED 688 School Leadership Practicum for: Principal, Director of Curriculum, Director of Special Education - Part 1 (2)
Full year practicum - 2 credits per semester, must be taken in sequential order.  Paper registration form required, approval by instructor needed.  See description below.
 Valerie Gardner W May 25, June 1
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
(August meeting will be scheduled later)
GED 695 Teaching K-8 Science and Engineering (3)
A $25.00 materials fee is required and due at registration.
Colleen Cowell  M-F June 27- July 8
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
GED 699 Capstone Seminar (3)

Needs Instructor Approval.  Prerequisite: Research proposal approved by GED 558 Educator as Researcher instructor, an IRB approval letter and all data collected an recorded.

 
Claudine Bedell W



 
June 1, 8, 15
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, (Th) July 21
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

(20th & 21st are presentation days)

GED 508A Success for All Students (3cr.)
Instructors:  Glenn Patterson and Andrea Griffin
M-Th: July 11-21, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This course is designed for general educators, special educators, social workers, and other adults supporting students who struggle in school. Participants will create strategic plans, lessons, and learning opportunities for individual students in regular education settings. The course will focus on: effective strategies for keeping struggling students engaged in learning, systems to keep students in classrooms which include safety and transition plans; and ways to involve parents and families in the learning process.  Together we will explore the best approaches for working with students who have a variety of needs including students with ADHD, ASD, emotional disturbance, who display oppositional behaviors, and students who have experienced trauma.  Assignments will include daily reflections and journal entries.  The culminating project is a written student success plan focusing on a past, current, or incoming student.  It will include a short presentation. 

GED 510 Becoming a Literacy Leader: Tools and Strategies for Success (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Gayle Moskowitz
Wednesday June 1, 5:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21 and July 26-28, 8:00 am – 1:15 pm

This interactive and student-centered course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead improvements in literacy instruction and student achievement in their schools or districts. Various models of literacy leadership, professional development, literacy instruction and literacy intervention will be examined. This course is highly recommended for students in the M.Ed. and C.A.G.S. Reading Concentrations.  It is open to all graduate education students interested in leading improvements in literacy instruction and intervention.  

GED 520 Child and Adolescent Development (3cr.)
Instructor: Jenny Stearns
M, W: July 25, 27, 5:00-7:30 pm
M-F, August 1-5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
M-Th, August 8-11, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
This course provides an analysis of developmental theories for school-age children and adolescents.  Students will examine specifics of cognitive, social, emotional, moral and physical development.  Stages and theories will be reviewed from an interdisciplinary perspective and related to implications for learning.

GED 526A Nourishing the Inner Life: Mindfulness, Resilience, and Well-Being for Educators (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Sam Crowell
M-F, June 20-30, 8:30 am – 12:45 pm
This course recognizes the pressures and stresses that are part of the everyday lives of educators.  It affirms that when teachers and administrators nurture their own lives, there is a positive difference in their professional lives as well. Using research from the neurosciences, various contemplative practices, and recent research based on the science of happiness, the course will guide students to a more conscious approach to living, as well as to relationships and teaching in educational settings. The course is relevant for all educators at all levels.

GED 526B Dyslexia: Perspectives on Identification, Intervention and Collaboration (1 cr.)
Instructor:  Fran Toomey
Thursdays, June 30 – July 28, 5:00 pm -7:30 pm
This course is designed to provide participants with a broad orientation to dyslexia, considering the views of students, parents, teachers and special educators.  The course will address issues of definition, identification, assessment and eligibility for Special Education.  Instruction at Tires 1, 2 and 3 will be the main focus.  Students will have the opportunity to compare instructional approaches, develop criteria for choosing an approach, and plan an intervention for students at a specific level. 

GED 535 Children’s Literature: Author and Illustrator Study (3cr.)
Instructor:  Anita Silvey
Monday-Thursday:  July 11-14, and August 12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
After the instructor presents the components of a successful picture book, seven author-illustrators will be traced from their first book to their final work -- Virginia Lee Burton, James Marshall, Ezra Jack Keats, Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, David Wiesner, and Laura Vacarro Seeger. Class members will read and evaluate the works of these creators and in the final class present an author study. Drawing on forty years of experience in publishing and reviewing books, Anita Silvey will model different approaches to author units and help each student execute a final project that can be used in the classroom or library.

GED 558A Educator as Researcher (3cr.)
Instructor:  James Nagle

GED 558B Educator as Reseracher (3cr.)
Instructor:  Amy Cole

First Meeting: Tuesday,May 10th, 4:00-8:00 PM in the Durick Library, Room 246
Tuesdays, May 17 – July 12, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This course introduces educators to the world of educational research so that they will be able to read qualitative and quantitative studies intelligently, and design and conduct teacher action research projects. The overall purpose of this course is to prepare educators to use educational research methods as investigative tools to address educational issues. Beginning with an overview of the epistemological assumptions behind different kinds of research approaches, the course will explore various types of research methods. Educators will develop skills in research design, data collection and analysis to create a research proposal for their capstone project. Required writing assessment for Candidacy included in course. Paper registration: requires approval by instructor.

GED 595 Launching & Developing a Writers’ Workshop in the Elementary Grades (3cr.)
Instructor:  Libby Bonesteel
M-F July 25-29
W-F August 1-3, 9:00 am – 1:45 pm
This course explores the components of writing workshop in the elementary grades (K-6). Participants focus on the structures on workshop teaching; learning the continuum of strategies writers draw from and how to teach those within a conference or small group; planning at the unit, whole group, small group, and individual levels; giving productive feedback to students; and changing our mindsets to support the most challenged writers. Participants will be designing a unit of study to put in action in their classrooms. The Common Core will be studied as a document that centers the work within the writing workshop. TEXTS: The Writing WorkshopWorking Through the Hard Parts (And They're All Hard Parts), Katie Wood Ray w/ Lester Laminack, 2001 by National Council of Teachers of English and Seft-Directed Writers: The Third Essential Element in the Writing Workshop 2013 by Leah Mermelstein.

GED 607 Literacy Instruction for Adolescent Readers Who Struggle (3 cr.)
Instructor:  David Mendenhall
M-F, June 27 – July 8, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
The What Works Clearinghouse, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English have all examined research on effective classroom and intervention practices for struggling adolescents. This course is designed to build on this knowledge base as we explore ways to assess and adjust literacy instruction to the strengths and needs of adolescent students.

GED 618 From Assessment to Action: Using Data to Transform Schools (3cr.)
Instructor:  Dan French
Dates:  July 18-29, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This course will provide students with an understanding of the cultural shifts inherent in schools evolving from NCLB legislation and the increased focus on monitoring student learning.  Students will develop the necessary understandings and tools to make connections between Vermont’s grade expectations, the Common Core, local curriculum and formative and summative assessment of student learning.  Students will explore ways to use state and local student assessment data to make decisions about instruction, professional development and school/supervisory union based action planning.  Students will develop an understanding of curriculum in the context of standards, assessment, instruction and student learning.  Students will need access to school assessment data that will be used throughout the course. Students without a teacher license require instructor approval The course syllabus and reading material will be sent to participants prior to the beginning of the course.  Access to some element of student performance data (class, grade, school-wide) required or otherwise arranged with instructor prior to initial class).

GED 631 Development, Learning, Behavior and Individual Differences (3cr.)
Instructor: Fran Toomey
Mondays and Wednesdays, May 16 – June 22, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This course examines cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social development from birth through early adulthood, considering how development impacts learning at all stages.  Students examine how educational learning theory relates to cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social development. In addition to a comprehensive review of developmental and learning literature, each student has the opportunity to engage in self-directed learning by selecting a relevant topic and creating a project that is either student-based or curriculum-based.   

GED 635 Middle Grades Summer Institute (3cr.)
Must register through Middle Grades Collaborative, see below.
Monday – Friday, June 27-July 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Institute will be at Castleton University.
Follow up conference is January, 2017. To be held at Davis Center, University of Vermont. 

Please pick one strand (first 4 are for middle level endorsement):

GED 635A:  Middle Grades Organization
GED 635B:  Middle Grades Curriculum   
GED 635C:  Embedded Literacy in Middle Grades
GED 635D:  Brain Based Education for Young Adolescents
GED 635E:  Middle School is Not a Building
GED 635F:  Middle Grades Learners and Technology
GED 635K:  Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades    
GED 635L:  Flexible Pathways for the Middle Grades

Participants select one of the above courses. The first four courses can be credited toward a middle level endorsement. Individuals and teams of teachers seeking further professional development in middle grades philosophy and practice are encouraged to enroll in Middle School in Not a Building, Middle Grades Learners and TechnologyPersonalized Learning in the Middle Grades or Flexible Pathways for the Middle Grades.

For registration and information please contact James Nagle at Saint Michael's College, jnagle2@smcvt.edu or visit www.middlegradescollaborative.org.

Costs for the Institute are: $1,300 for non-credit; and $1,800 for credit. Tuition includes room and board, but residency is not required. Checks and money orders are payable to the Middle Grades Collaborative, 227 Leap Frog Hollow, Montpelier, VT 05602.

GED 641 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom K-12 (3cr.)
Instructor:  Cathy Quinn
Tuesdays, June 14 – August 9; 4:00 PM – 8:15 PM
In this course participants will learn how to teach and accommodate students with disabilities in any regular classroom.  Basic special education history and laws will be examined.  Participants will explore the complex nature of serving students with special needs and discover specific strategies for making inclusion work.  Participants will be responsible for finding a student to tutor for 2 hours per week to complete a case study as a part of the course requirements. 

GED 643 Instruction of Students with Learning Challenges in the Area of Language Arts: Elementary Level (3cr.)
Instructors: TBD
Monday - Friday, July 11 – July 29, 8:30am-11:30am
Held at St. Francis School, Winooski
This course provides an in-depth study of sound instructional practices and materials to use with unsuccessful learners based on an analysis of the learner’s strengths and weaknesses in the area of reading and written language.  Methods used to teach reading, spelling, study and writing skills are covered.  The emphasis is on working with students in elementary schools.  Course times include practicum experience.  Prerequisite:  GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom, if not a classroom teacher; or approval by instructor.

GED 668 Administration and Interpretation of the Woodcock-Johnson IV (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Rich Reid
Monday-Friday, August 1 – 5, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. 
Follow-up: one Saturday in October 2016
The Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery - Fourth Edition (WJ-IV) is a wide-range, comprehensive set of individually administered tests for measuring cognitive abilities, academic achievement, and oral language development.  The WJ-IV has been updated to reflect the contemporary research on cognitive abilities, to increase utility relative to determining special education eligibility, to provide greater diagnostic capabilities to inform instruction, and to reflect the research regarding language development and overall academic achievement.  Through participation in this course, participants will learn about the tests, factors, and scoring options that result from the administration of this test battery.  Students will also learn to administer, score, and interpret the WJ-IV.  Classroom discussions, demonstrations, and activities will be supplemented by three complete administrations of the battery.  Students who successfully complete this course will have met the training criteria recommended by the authors and publisher of the WJ-IV.  The course will also include a discussion of a variety of essential related topics such as Vermont's special education eligibility criteria as they relate to tests and scoring options.  The WJ-IV will also be thoroughly examined in regard to its use within Responsiveness to Intervention (RtI) model of student support. 

GED 673A The Art of the Book (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Ann Joppe-Mercure
Monday-Friday, July 5-15 (no class 7/4), 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Educators and students are invited to explore and create in this studio course addressing the art of the book. Participants will experiment with forms, structures, materials, and concepts as we investigate the limitless possibilities of the Book.  By surveying the historical need to record and contain knowledge and by examining the work of contemporary book artist students will gain a foundation for their own creative expression of ideas and meaning.  Students will make a working portfolio of paper treatments, book models and altered structures then create their own individual art books.  

The class will be a working model of a 21st century collaborative community supporting the creative process through practice, constructive criticism, reflecting, and refining technique.  The Common Core anchor standards of Craft and Structure and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas will be addressed.

No previous bookmaking or art experience required.  Students who have previously taken GED 671 The Art of Bookmaking and/or GED 673 Science, Art and Bookmaking: Making Connections, are welcome in this class. A $50.00 materials fee is required and due at registration.

GED 675 Educator as Artist: Personalized Learning, Teaching, and Engaging in the Artistic Process (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Julian Bradshaw
Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am -1:00 pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 28 – July 21, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do you have a creative passion that is untapped or an artistic avenue you haven’t had the courage to explore yet?  Are you interested in discovering how personalized learning can help you structure your creative process and subsequently help when structuring the learning plans for your students? This immersive course is designed for educators from any discipline and grade level seeking an opportunity to explore how differentiated, individualized and personalized instruction can fuel student interest and engagement.  Together we will model how to build an interactive and supportive learning environment that personalizes investigation in visual art, dance, poetry, music, theater, creative writing, or multimedia. From individualized projects to student-led critiques, peer mentoring to developing e-portfolios, the focus will be on creating personalized learning strategies for the classroom while reigniting your own artistic passion in an area of your choice.  This course is designed for both those who wish to begin again with their artistic journey and those who have experience with art making.   A $10.00 materials fee is required and due at registration. 

GED 684 School and Community (3cr.)
Instructor: Valerie Gardner
June 20 – July 1, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm
This course introduces current and prospective educators and administrators to the ever changing, but closely coupled, relationship between school and community.  Emphasis will be placed on how the community informs what happens in schools, and how the schools, in turn, influence the community. The course will also look closely at the role played by economic, political and social forces.

GED 688 School Leadership Practicum

            Part I   (Summer) (2 Credits)

            Part II (Fall) (2 Credits)

            Part III (Spring) (2 Credits)

This course is designed for students in School Leadership (Principal, Director of Special Education, and Director of Curriculum) who are seeking endorsements from the Agency of Education.   The course includes a 300-hour internship, completion of a professional portfolio, and additional study in the areas of leadership. The course is broken into 3 parts and requires a Full Year commitment.   Student will be expected to complete internship hours during the summer. Students will enroll in each part when the semester registration opens.  They must be taken in sequence during one academic year.

Students will receive grades of Pass/Fail for Part I and Part II.  A final grade will be given for Part III.

Instructor:  Valerie Gardner

Part I Schedule

            May 25 – 5:00 – 7:30 PM

June 1st, 5:00-7:30 PM

August meeting to be scheduled

Part II and III

(monthly classes after for full year, dates will be given at the June meeting)

Registration requires approval by instructor.

 

GED 695 Teaching K-8 Science and Engineering (3cr.)
Instructor: Colleen Cowell
Monday-Friday, June 27 – July 8, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This course is designed to explore the many facets of teaching science and engineering at the K-8 levels. Course participants will explore Inquiry-Centered Science and Engineering concepts and skills through a variety of hands-on, minds-on activities.  Course topics will include an exploration of the New Generation Science Standards as well as State and local science and engineering standards, instructional resource materials, selected science and engineering programs, the application of technology in science and engineering education as well as ways students construct a meaningful understanding of science and engineering concepts. A $25.00 materials fee is required and due at registration.

GED 699 Capstone Seminar (3cr.)
Instructor: Claudine Bedell
Wednesdays:  June 1, 8, 15; 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wednesdays:  June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, and Thursday July 21; 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
This course supports students as they complete the M.Ed. program. Before taking GED 699, students will need to have taken GED 558: Educator as Research, will need to have written their Research Proposal, and will need to have been granted Institution Review Board (IRB) approval for their research. Students will have taken a semester off to collect and record their research and will come to GED 699 prepared to analyze their data and finish the other components of their Capstone research paper. Students will also prepare and perform their final presentation demonstrating their in-depth understanding of their research topic. Research and writing skills, critique and reflection, and expressive presentations are included.

Note: GED 558 and GED 699 are required for the Masters in Education.

Prerequisites:
A research proposal approved by GED 558: Educator as Researcher instructor, an IRB approval letter, and all data collected and recorded. If any part of the prerequisite is not met, please contact the instructor of the course.


Fall 2016 Graduate Education Courses - Registration starts June 6

Course Code Day Scheduled Course Name and Credits Instructor(s) Time (Rooms on KnightVIsion)

MONDAY

GED 516 Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future (3) 

Janet Stearns 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 606 Literacy Development and Instruction K-8 (3) Kristin Gehsmann 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 612 Math and Diversity (3) TBD 5:00pm-7:30pm

TUESDAY
GED 550 Student Teaching Internship (6 cr.) Students register with GED 555 (Paper registration) N/A Off Campus
GED 555 Student Teaching Seminar (3 cr.) Students register with GED 550  Claudine Bedell 3:45pm-5:45pm 

GED 558 Educator as Researcher (3 cr.)
Instructor Approval Needed, paper registration only.  
James Nagle 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 632 Assessment of Students within General and Special Ed (3) Rich Reid 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 636 Special Education Leadership (3 cr.)
Pre-requisite: GED 633 Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education and GED 632 Assessment of Students Within General and Special Education or like course knowledge.
Mary Lundeen  5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 641
Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom K-12 (3)
Pre-requisite: Must have taken GED 522 or have Elementary Education License or have taken GED 530 or have Middle or Secondary License. 
Cathy Quinn 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 674 Multicultural Arts (3)
A $50.00 materials fee is required and due at registration.
Ann Joppe-Mercure 5:00pm-7:30pm

WEDNESDAY
GED 509 Integrative Curriculum (3) Aostre Johnson 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 572 School Leadership (3)    Dan French 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 661 Special Education Practicum & Seminar: Part 1 (Every other Wednesday starting Sept. 7th)  (4 cr.) Tania Hayes 3:45pm-6:00pm

GED 678 Heroes, Art & Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives (3 cr.) Jonathan Silverman  4:30pm-7:00pm

THURSDAY
GED 511 Fundamentals of Curriculum (3) John Barone 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 530 Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (3) Becky Wigglesworth 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom (3) Jessica Eaton 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 640 Language and Learning (3)
Tania Hayes 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 669 Oral Traditions & Literacy: Readers' Theater, Poetry Slams and Storytelling (3 cr.)
Dates:  September 1 - November 17 
Joan Robinson 5:00pm-7:30pm

GED 688 School Leadership Practicum for: Principal, Director of Curriculum or Director of Special Education - Part II (2 cr.) 
(Part III is SP17 for 2 cr.)
Val Gardner 5:00pm-7:30pm

ONLINE      
GED 565 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3) Cross listed with GSL 520
Registration must be completed by August 15, 2016.
Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Online

 

 UPDATED 5/20/16 -   REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 6 FOR MATRICULATED STUDENTS AND JULY 5TH FOR ALL OTHERS.

GED 509 Integrative Curriculum (3cr.)
Instructor: Aostre Johnson
Wednesday, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course is designed to offer a theoretical and historical overview of the concept of integrative curriculum, as well as many practical applications. We will consider integrated curriculum as expressed by interdisciplinary, thematic, place based, student directed and standards based curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple intelligences, brain based learning and the integration of technological, artistic, ethical, social/emotional, mindful and spiritual approaches to curriculum.

GED 511 Fundamentals of Curriculum (3cr.)
Instructor:  John Barone
Tuesday, 5:00pm-7:30pm

What do we mean when we use the word curriculum?” As one would expect, the definitions offered run a spectrum.”  The development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum is a complex process.  (Miller/Seller, p. 3).  This course will focus on the definition(s) and varying perspectives of curriculum. In addition, participants will examine the major frameworks of curriculum; become familiar with the varying approaches to curriculum planning, development, design, implementation, and evaluation; articulate their own perspectives on curriculum; examine the link between curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and be able to critique curriculum from a variety of different perspectives.

GED 516  Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future (3cr.)
Instructor: Janet Stearns
Monday, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course reviews the role of teacher in contemporary education and includes at least 20 hours of focused observation outside of class time. Students examine the practical and philosophical influences on teachers’ decision making processes in reaction to curriculum, motivation, educational history, classroom culture, instructional strategy, Common Core State Standards, and Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. The emphasis is on critical and creative reflection of readings, observations, and in-class discussions and activities. Students gain the experience of planning and teaching lessons during the course. Students emerge from the course with a personal philosophy of education.  Required writing assessment for candidacy is included in this course.

GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom (3cr.)
Instructor: Jessica Eaton
Thursday, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course is designed to be an introduction to best practices in literacy instruction and development.  Throughout the course students will gain an understanding of the five components of balanced literacy, word study and the workshop model, including: focus lessons, read aloud, small group instruction, conferring, sharing and formative assessment.  The class structure will consist of field observations in elementary classrooms, role-playing, video and student work analysis, small group discussions as well as whole class presentations, discussions and lectures.  This course is designed to be interactive.  This course is a requirement in the Elementary Education Licensure Program.  Practicing teachers are encouraged to take GED 606 - Literacy Development and Instruction in the elementary classroom.

GED 530 Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 cr.)
Instructor: Becky Wigglesworth
Thursday, 5:00pm-7:30pm

In this course students examine the development of literacy skills in the content area through theory, resource analysis, case studies, and personal reflection. Students explore and design curriculum for the concurrent instruction of reading, writing, and other literacy skills within their content areas.  Vermont Standards and Grade Expectations and Common Core State Standards are reviewed and integrated throughout the course as students create ways to address the standards in middle and secondary classrooms and curricula.

GED 550 Student Teaching Internship (6cr.)Includes Art, Elementary Education, English Language Learners, Middle and Secondary Licensure Programs.  Students register for this with GED 555 Student Teaching Seminar at the same time.  

 

GED 555 Student Teaching Seminar (3cr.)
Instructor:  Kristin Gehsmann
Tuesdays, 3:45pm-5:00pm

Taken concurrently with the student teaching internship (GED 555), this course focuses on standards, teaching strategies, classroom culture, management techniques, collaboration, problem solving, philosophical questions, assessment, and communication skills.  Students complete their required portfolio for licensure during this course.  The seminar is designed to provide support for student teachers in the field.  Enrollment by special arrangement only.

GED 558 Educator as Researcher (3cr.)
Instructor: James Nagle
Tuesday
, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course introduces students to the world of educational research so that they will be able to read qualitative and quantitative studies intelligently, and learn to design and conduct qualitatively oriented studies themselves. The overall purpose of this course is to prepare students to use educational research methods as investigative tools to address significant educational issues. Beginning with an overview of the epistemological assumptions behind different kinds of research, the course will explore various types of research approaches and the kinds of topics and queries they support. Students will read and critique various examples of published research chosen from the participants’ research interests. They will develop skills in research design and data collection and analysis to assist in their design of a research proposal for their capstone project. Prerequisite: This course should be taken at the end of your master’s program and two semesters prior to capstone so that students will have at least one semester to collect data for the capstone project. Requirement: Students must bring a one page single-spaced memo describing their research interests for the Capstone Project to the first class. Please request a paper registration form from Karen Abbott, kabbott@smcvt.edu. 

GED 562 Thesis Research (3cr.)

By arrangement only. The Thesis is an in-depth research study that contributes to the existing body of knowledge in the field of education. The student works with an advisor planning, researching and writing the Thesis.  This is a two semester course with a grade of XT given at the end of the first semester.  Students meet with their academic advisors to discuss topics and projects before registering.
Prerequisite: GED 558 Educator as Researcher and permission from advisor.

GED 565 Computer-Assisted Language Learning (ONLINE) (3cr.)
Instructor:  Christine Bauer-Ramazani

Participants learn how to incorporate computer and mobile technology into flipped classroom lessons that enhance the skills of English language learners (K-12, adult) through project-based activities, including newsletters, animated slide shows, and free Web-based multimedia and assessment tools. Participants construct an interactive/collaborative portfolio Web space (Wiki) for teaching and learning, review current research and follow the professional dialogue about technology in the classroom. They discuss the effectiveness of technological media through peer reviews and critical evaluation of Web sites and/or courseware. Course meets requirements for ESL licensure. Cross-listed with GSL 520.  Must be registered by August 15, 2016.

GED 572 School Leadership (3cr.)
Instructor: Dan French
Wednesdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Students examine the relationship of the leader, and the led, in the context of several dynamic forces at play within the school organization. Students reflect upon values and draw upon experiences as they explore theories and practice the behaviors of effective leadership. Students will become familiar with the process of change as it impacts school organizations. Topics include: human resource management, instructional leadership, school culture, creating a vision, facilitating change, effective communication, and ethical decision making. Relevant for any educator in, or aspiring to, a leadership position.

GED 606 Literacy Development and Instruction K-8 (3cr.)
Instructor:  Kristin Gehsmann
Mondays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course is designed for licensed teachers and will focus on literacy development and instruction in grades preK-8.  We will explore the research and “best practices” in literacy instruction with a particular emphasis on differentiated instruction within the context of the new Common Core Standards. (Pre-licensure students are encouraged to take this course after student teaching.)

GED 612 Math and Diversity (3 cr.)
Instructor:  TBD
Thursdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course will explore theories, ideas and practices for guiding learning in math for students with diverse characteristics at the pre-K – 8 levels. Students will investigate current literature on cultural, pedagogical and developmental issues related to how children learn mathematics in the four selected areas of diversity; math and students who are speakers of other languages (ELL), math and students with special needs, math and students with math disabilities, and math and students in poverty. Course content will include  the math pedagogical content knowledge associated with numeracy, operations and problem solving, the SIOP model of instruction, the WIDA standards, strategies for differentiating instruction and assessing diverse learner characteristics as well as issues associated with developmentally appropriate practice.

GED 632 Assessment of Students within General and Special Education (3cr.)
Instructor: Rich Reid
Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Participants will become familiar with assessment procedures associated with establishing the existence of the IDEA eligible disabilities. In addition, an emphasis will been placed on the assessment of student progress and functioning relative to the general education curriculum. Participants will examine assessment practices and tools that respond to the requirements of IDEA, NCLB, and State Special Education Regulations and will need access to students in order to complete course requirements.

GED 636 Special Education Leadership (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Mary Lundeen
Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:30 pm

  1. Course and knowledge regarding special education law (GED 633 Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education)
  2. Course and knowledge regarding special education assessment and evaluation (GED 632 Assessment of Students Within General and Special Education).

This course will focus on leadership and will include competency in providing, administering, supervising and evaluating special education programs and services.  This will include coordination of these services with regular education programs, home-based and community-based services for students with disabilities.  Students will also become competent in

applying the principles of leadership, special education finance, and analyzing related services.  This course also provides educators and special educators with the framework and skills necessary for cooperation and collaboration among the school community, parent/families, and interagency partners in the elementary, middle and secondary schools.  Participants will be expected to apply strategies of consultation and collaboration within a school community.

GED 640 Language and Learning (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Tania Hayes
Thursdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course considers how difficulties in language acquisition and usage affect a student’s ability to succeed in the classroom. Students will learn research-based approaches to teaching oral language, written language, academic language, vocabulary and reading comprehension for atypically developing students in whole class, small group and individual instructional settings.  Emphasis will be placed on students in grades K-12 with language based disabilities in inclusive and remedial settings. Students will develop a unit to teach a specific reading or writing skill.  PrerequisiteGED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom or Elementary License.

GED 641 Teaching in an Inclusive Classroom K-12 (3cr.)
Instructor: Cathy Quinn
Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

In this course participants will learn how to teach and accommodate students with disabilities in any regular classroom. Basic special education history and laws will be examined. Participants will explore the complex nature of serving students with special needs and discover specific strategies for making inclusion work.  Participants will be responsible for finding a student to tutor for 2 hours per week to complete a case study as a part of the course requirements.  Prerequisite:  Taken GED 520 for Elementary Education students or have Elementary Education License.  Taken GED 530 for Middle or Secondary students or have Middle or Secondary License.

GED 661 Special Education Practicum & Seminar: Part 1 (4cr.)
Instructor: Tania Hayes
Every other Wednesday starting September 7th, 3:45pm-6:00pm

In this practicum, graduate students work in local schools as a team member to learn about providing services to students in special education. Students design, implement, and evaluate instructional programs for students with disabilities. They are involved in all aspects of the special education process.  (This is a school-based internship for students in the Special Education Program.) Limited to students completing the Special Education Program. Permission of instructors required.

GED 669 Oral Traditions and Literacy: Readers’ Theater, Poetry Slams and Storytelling (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Joan Robinson
Thursdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm, September 1 - November 17

Storytelling, readers’ theater, and poetry slams are just a few of the ways teachers can help improve students' motivation and engagement with the written and spoken word.  In this course, participants will explore ways to effectively engage K-12 students in developing oral communication skills while increasing student literacy, extending fluency and deepening comprehension. Adhering to the Common Core and national arts standards, class activities will help students investigate text through multiple lenses whether reading poetry, fiction, or informational text, and will be carefully scaffolded to meet all levels of performing experience. 

GED 674 Multicultural Arts (3 cr.)
Instructor:  Ann Joppe-Mercure
Tuesdays, 5:00pm-7:30pm

This course will combine the discipline of visual arts with the concept of multicultural studies. By engaging in hands-on projects, using artifacts, going on field trips, and discussing professional readings, participants will learn to integrate multicultural studies into their curriculum. The major themes of the course include inquiry based exploration of cultural artifacts, similarities across cultures and folk art. Connections will be made to the Common Core’s goal of understanding other perspectives and cultures. This course fulfills the integrated arts requirement in the Arts in Education concentration. A $50.00 materials fee is due upon registration.

 

GED 678 Heroes, Art and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives (3 cr.)
Instructor: Jonathan Silverman
Wednesdays, 4:30pm-7:00pm

From defiance to expression and from those individuals who are visionary to those who join world-wide activism, this course examines broad perspectives on education through the lens of heroes, the arts, and social justice. With the help of literature, paintings, performances, and memoirs we will juxtapose our stories with stories of those who have influenced our evolving understanding of beauty and truth. We will critique our visual and material culture to understand current habits and values of local and global societies. Familiar and unfamiliar “heroes,” whether printmaker, dancer, environmentalist, civil servant, athlete, or social worker, will inspire us to discourse about the attributes and deeds of some who have changed the course of history.   Through critical discourse, collaborative projects, and artistic interpretations of current issues we ideally will expand our aesthetic, social, and spiritual consciousness for the future. 

GED 686 Independent Research
1 – 6 credits

GED 687 Directed Readings
1 - 6 credits

These two courses allow matriculated students to study special topics in depth.  The student and instructor submit a proposed course description and an “Independent Study Learning Contract” to the Academic Advisor using guidelines provided by Graduate Programs in Education. After approval by the academic advisor, the course proposal must also be approved by the Director of Graduate Programs in Education. Registration must be completed by the third week of the semester.

GED 688 School Leadership Practicum for: Principal, Director of Curriculum or Director of Special Education, Part II (2 cr.)
Instructor:  Valerie Gardner
Thursdays, 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Part I   (Summer) (2 Credits)       
Part II (Fall) (2 Credits)
            Part III (Spring) (2 Credits)

This course is designed for students in School Leadership (Principal, Director of Special Education, and Director of Curriculum) who are seeking endorsements from the Agency of Education.   The course includes a 300-hour internship, completion of a professional portfolio, and additional study in the areas of leadership. The course is broken into 3 parts and requires a Full Year commitment.   Student will be expected to complete internship hours during the summer. Students will enroll in each part when the semester registration opens.  They must be taken in sequence during one academic year.

 

Students will receive grades of Pass/Fail for Part I and Part II.  A final grade will be given for Part III, spring semester.

 

GED 688D Practicum: Reading Teacher (3 cr.) Note: students must alert Kristin Gehsmann, kgehsmann@smcvt.edu, of their intention to register for this practicum by October 15th for the spring semester and by February 15th for the fall semester.

 

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