Course Offerings


Upper Division

542. Seminar in Education
Intensive study of topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (1-5 units)
595. Independent Study
Special topics involving library and/or field research. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and college approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (1-4 units)


May not be taken by undergraduate students.
600. Master's Degree Project
Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy. (4 units)
601. Advanced Independent Study Topics in Education
Special topics involving application of educational procedures. Prerequisites: minimum grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and college approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application, and filed in advance of the term in which the course is to be taken. (1-4 units)
603. Effective Communication in Education
Varying theoretical approaches with an emphasis on identifying one's personal/professional school of thought. Dynamics of interpersonal communication in educational structures: participation of individuals and small groups from a pluralistic perspective; writing for research purposes and professional speaking. Prerequisite: EDUC 306 or equivalent. (4 units)
605. Foundations of Education
History and theory of elementary, secondary and postsecondary education within the setting of American society: underlying assumptions, organizational structure, and educational change. Multiculturalism is studied in a balanced context relevant to the educational setting. Students apply what they learn to their school of thought in education, thereby connecting theory to the daily practice in the schools. Formerly EDUC 695. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC 603. (4 units)
607. Introduction to Educational Research
Introduction to the vocabulary, design, and sources of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and program evaluation research in education. Ethical strategies for collecting, treating, and reporting data are emphasized; research reports and identifying, developing and critiquing trends in research communities. Formerly EDUC 663. Prerequisites: EDUC 603 and 605. (4 units)
611. Foundations of Integrative and Holistic Models of Education
Introduction to constructive post-modernist paradigms, systems theory, theories of meaning, constructivism and holistic theory. Students explore the importance of an engaging learning environment, a facilitative learning community and open-ended processes of problem solving. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
613. Integration and Meaning in Education
Investigation of instructional applications of the neuro-sciences, holistic learning and constructivist principles. Emphasizing group processes, collaborative action research, integrating technology, implementing cooperative groups, and developing cultural sensitivity and awareness of social justice issues. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
615. Exploring Arts, Creativity and Sign Systems
Application of the research on, and processes of art and creativity to learning. Exploration of the use of multiple modalities and somatic approaches to teaching, and semiotic understandings of disciplines. Introduction of intuitive development into the teaching/learning process. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
617. Exploring Integrative and Holistic Curriculum Theory
Exploration of the dominant perspectives on curriculum and introduction to constructive postmodernist curriculum theory as a foundation for integrative and holistic curriculum design. Development and field testing of substantive and engaging curriculum projects. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
619. Seminar in Holistic Education
Exploration of a variety of selected topics in holistic education through readings, class presentations, discussions, and reflective writing. Selection by student of an approved topic for in-depth exploration. Planning of a mini-conference in holistic education that includes presentations by each student, as well as outside speakers. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
620. Spiritual Perspectives in Public Education
Principles and techniques of integrating a nonsectarian spiritual perspective in a public school setting. Theoretical framework consistent with a variety of spiritual traditions, the implications of the new sciences, and current educational psychology (e.g., constructivism). Focus on nonsectarian methods that nourish the inner life of the educator and the student. (4 units)
621. Assessment and Research: Holistic Perspectives
Focus on the skills, understandings and methodologies of assessment and research design from a holistic perspective. Includes both quantitative and qualitative models, evaluation design and scholarly writing. Prerequisite: consent of department. (4 units)
694. Master's Project in Science Education
Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and consent of the graduate coordinator. (4 units)
698. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Page 370, Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies. 698 is a variable unit course, see Page 43 for fee schedule. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid. (0-6 units)

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