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 Hall.  The syllabi should be on Canvas, our learning management system.

The Spring course listing is available in KnightVision and below.  Accepted students can register starting October 27th and all others November 24th. 

We have 3 new courses this spring:  GED 529 Personalized Learning; GED 541 Building Classroom Community; and GED 544 Mindfulness Education (Go to the bottom of the Spring list to find the course description link!)

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.

Course Code Course Title CR SUMMER FALL SPRING
GED 504

Stress Management and Self-Calming Practices for Elementary School Teachers and Their Students  

3

X

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

W (Offered every other year; SP15/SP17, etc.)

TH for SP15

GED 511 Fundamentals of Curriculum

3

T

W

GED 516

Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future

(Was: The Decision to Teach)

3

M & W (FA14)

W (SP15)

GED 517 Teaching Nonfiction in the Elementary Grades 3

M (SP15)

GED 520 Child and Adolescent Development 3

X

GED 522 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary Classroom 3

TH

GED 525 Finding Your Writing Voice 3

M

GED 526 Special Topics 3

X

X

X

GED 528 K-8 Curriculum, Assessment and Management 4

W

GED 530 Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools 3

TH

GED 534 Assessment and Instruction in Reading 3 M (Offered every other year; SP16/SP18, etc.)
GED 535 Author and Illustrator Studies 3

X

GED 542 Differentiated Curriculum in the K-12 Classroom 3

X

GED 547 Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment 4

T (SP15)

GED 558 Educator as Researcher (was called Introduction to Educational Research) 3

X

W

 
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

GED 578 Visual Learning: Words into Pictures 3

X

GED 580 Approaches to Teaching - Humanities 3

T

GED 581 Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges 3

T

GED 587 Approaches to Teaching – Science, Math and Technology 3

T

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

X

GED 596 Digital Media 3

T

GED 606 Literacy Development and Instruction K-8 3 M (Offered every other year; FA13/FA15/FA17, etc.)
GED 607 Literacy Instruction for Adolescent Readers Who Struggle 3

X

GED 612 Math and Diversity 3

Th

GED 613 Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom 3

M

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 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

M

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

W

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 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

T (starting F15)

GED 661 Designing Instructional Programs for Students With Disabilities (Practicum) 4

Sat

GED 662 Implementing and Evaluating Programs for Students with Disabilities (Practicum) 4

Sat

GED 667 Words Come Alive!: Drama in the Classroom 3

M

GED 669 Storytelling, Poetry-Reciting and Readers' Theatre 3  

T

 
GED 670 Bringing Language Arts and Social Studies to Life with the Arts 3

X

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

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 Practicum 3 to 6

X

X

GED 689 Student Teaching Seminar 3

T

T

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

 

W

Spring 2015 Course Schedule

Course Code Course Name and Credits Instructor(s) / Room Day/Time
GED 510 Becoming a Literacy Leader: Tools and Strategies for Success (3 cr.)      Gayle Moskowitz/STE 205 Thursday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 511 Fundamentals of Curriculum (3 cr.) John Barone/JEM 378 Wednesday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 516 Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future (3 cr.) Amy Saks Pavese/STE 309

Wednesday
5:00-7:30pm

GED 517 Teaching Nonfiction in the Elementary Grades (3 cr.) Valerie Bang- Jensen/STE 321
Monday
5:00-7:30pm
GED 528

K-8 Curriculum, Assessment and Management (4 cr.)

Anne Tewksbury-Frye/JEM 393
Wednesday
4:30pm-7:45pm
GED 529 Personalized Learning (3 cr.)  Claudine Bedell/STE 321 Thursday
5:00-7:30pm 
GED 530  Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (3 cr.)  Becky Wigglesworth/STE 307  Thursday
5:00pm-7:30pm 
GED 541  Building Classroom Community, Engaging Students and Increasing Achievement (3 cr.)  Emily Tyl/Barbara Smith/JEM 380  Tuesday
5:00-7:30pm 
GED 544  Mindfulness Education: Cultivating Caring, Attention, Awareness & Self-Regulation (3 cr.)  Aostre Johnson/STE 321  Wednesday
5:00-7:30pm 
GED 547 Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment (4 cr.) Heather Baron/STE 307 Tuesday
5:00pm-8:00pm
GED 565

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (3 cr.) - ONLINE (Cross listed with GSL 520

Christine Bauer-Ramazani
ONLINE
GED 581 Supporting Students with Emotional & Behavioral Challenges (3 cr.) Rich Reid/STE 321
Tuesday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 596

Digital Media (3 cr.)

Matt Neckers/JEM 288
Tuesday
5:00-7:30pm
GED 613 Mathematics in a K-8 Classroom (3 cr.) Tim Whiteford/STE 309 Monday
5:00-7:30pm
GED 621 Supervision, Evaluation & Teacher Development (3 cr.) TBD/STE 334
Thursday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 623

Ceramics for Educators (3 cr.) (Held at Burlington Arts Center.)

There is a $175.00 materials fee due at registration. Students will be responsible to pay BCA for their purchase of clay and any other material used.
Jeremy Ayers
Burlington Arts Center
Monday
5:00-7:30pm
GED 633 Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education (3 cr.) Beth Peterson/STE 309 Thursday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 635

Middle Grades - Organizational Strand (3 cr.)

Jacqueline Gale/STE 307
Monday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 644

Approaches to Teaching Students with Special Needs (2 cr.)

Dates: January 13-March 24.  Usually taken with GED 645.
Mary Beth Doyle/JEM 290 Tuesday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 645

Assistive Technology: Creating Access (1 cr.)

Dates:  March 31-April 28.   Usually taken with GED 644.

Mary Beth Doyle/JEM 290 Tuesday
5:00pm-7:30pm
GED 649 Arts:  The Creative Process (3 cr.)  Jonathan Silverman/JEM 281  Wednesday
5:00pm-7:30pm 
GED 662

Evaluating Programs for Students with Disabilities (Direct Service Practicum) (4 cr.)

(Prerequisite: GED 661 Instructional Programs for Students with Disabilities)
Karen Donovan/STE 321 Saturday
8:30am-12:30pm (Monthly)
GED 689

Student Teaching Seminar (3cr.)

(Cross listed w/ED429/430)

Amy Saks Pavese/Valerie Bang-Jensen(TBA) Tuesday
3:45pm-5:45pm
GED 699

Capstone Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: GED 558 Educator as Researcher; approved Research proposal by GED 558 Instructor; IRB Letter of Approval; and completed data collection of research project.

James Nagle/STe 309 Tuesday
5:00pm-7:30pm

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