Program Planning


Education (EDUC)

Education (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Education 2500

Practicum I - Orientation to Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-60
An introductory Education course with a field experience component to assist students in making a decision concerning admission into the Faculty of Education and to assist the Faculty in determining the appropriateness of the student's admission. Field experience component consists of two three-hour blocks of time in the morning for student assignment to school classrooms.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours);
A GPA of 2.50, calculated on all University of Lethbridge and transferable courses
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: Education 2500 must be completed for admission to the Faculty of Education.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Session I.

Education 2501

APPLIED STUDIES
Practicum I - Orientation to Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100
Students complete a minimum of 100 hours as an employee or volunteer in a school setting. The course is similar to Education 2500 but may be particularly appropriate for students employed as teacher assistants or working as volunteers outside of the Lethbridge area.
Prerequisite(s): Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science;
A GPA of 2.50, calculated on all University of Lethbridge and transferable courses
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 2510

APPLIED STUDIES
Work Experience Evaluation
Credit hours: 3.0
Development of a specific learning proposal defining the learning objectives to be achieved and a written/oral evaluation of the work experience in an educational setting. Formal written submission is required to demonstrate ability to apply theory to the work experience.
Corequisite(s): Education 2500
Grading: Pass/Fail

Professional Semester I


(PS I) (Fall only)


These components are restricted to students admitted to and registered in PS I. Students must register for the complete package and are assigned to schools for related field experiences.

Education 3500

Professional Semester I Practicum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125
Students are assigned to schools for approximately 125 hours in a generic practicum to develop and practice skills and knowledge related to on-campus components.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 3501

Curriculum and Instruction
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0
Interpreting and mapping of pedagogical content knowledge and integrated teaching strategies, with particular focus on meeting learner needs through establishing learner outcomes, lesson and rudimentary unit planning and classroom management.

Education 3502

Educational Psychology
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0
Principles of educational psychology applied to classroom applications; includes child development, principles of learning, classroom management and motivation.

Education 3503

Language in Education
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0
Understanding the role of language and the language arts in education generally and in instruction across the curriculum (K-12) specifically.

Education 3504

Evaluation of Learning
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0
Introduction to a variety of approaches to evaluating student learning.

Education 3505

Teaching Seminar
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-24-0
Understanding the personal and professional nature of teaching; learner and classroom contexts; teaching strategies and teacher development.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 3508

Communications Technology and Education
Credit hours: 2.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 24-0-0
Introduction to some of the ways in which electronic and traditional communications technology may be used within the educational system. Five main topics: using a computer/word processing, Internet, video, databases, spreadsheets.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 3599

Professional Semester I Placeholder
Credit hours: 15.0

Professional Semester II


(PS II) (Spring Only)


The following courses are restricted to students registered in PS II.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 3600

Professional Semester II Practicum
Credit hours: 4.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-150
Student teachers are assigned to schools for approximately 150 hours of teaching experience in a subject-related practicum.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 3601

Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Majors
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0
The relationship of content and teaching strategies in specific subject majors. For Modern Languages majors, the language of instruction is French.

Education 3602

The Educational Psychology of Exceptional Learners
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0
An introduction to the characteristics and potentialities of children with exceptional learning needs, including principles and strategies used to meet the needs of students with learning and/or behavioural needs within mixed-ability classrooms.

Education 3603

Social Context of Schooling
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 39-0-0
Social and cultural influences and issues affecting learning, teaching and the process of schooling.

Education 3604

Evaluation of Student Learning
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0
Evaluation of student learning, emphasizing data gathering, summarizing and interpreting data and use of the results to improve curriculum, teaching and guidance.

Education 3699

Professional Semester II Placeholder
Credit hours: 15.0

Professional Semester III


(PS III)


Students who have completed PS II will have the opportunity to choose from a number of alternative PS IIIs, including:
· an Elementary Education PS III;
· a Secondary Education PS III;
· a `Special Focus' PS III; or
· one from a choice of Fine Arts PS IIIs (Art, Dramatic Arts or Music).
PS III is compulsory for all students.
Note: Students should be aware that PS III will be in a school setting for a full semester anywhere in southern Alberta (or beyond, at student request); and students will be responsible for their own accommodations and/or travel expenses.

Professional Semester III


(PS III)


Education 4571

Elementary Education Internship (Spring)
Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an elementary (K-6) school placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: Students in the B.F.A. (Art or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. Combined Degrees who choose to do their internship in an Elementary placement must register in Education 4574 or Education 4575.

Professional Semester III


(PS III)


Education 4572

Secondary Education Internship (Fall)
Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a secondary (Gr. 7-12) school placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: Students in the B.F.A. (Art or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. or B.Mus./B.Ed. Combined Degrees who choose to do their internship in a Secondary placement must register in Education 4574 or Education 4575.

Professional Semester III


(PS III)


Education 4573

Special Focus Internship (Series)
Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35
Students may complete a special focus internship in one of the areas listed below.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
Career and Technology Studies (CTS) - Trades
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on the teaching of the CTS strands (Trades); and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration, and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Education 3700 - CTS Trades, in a strand related to the practicum placement
Early Childhood Education
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school or other early childhood placement; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice; exploration and discussion of selected topics, and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Early Childhood Education
Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Early Childhood Education must enrol in this special focus.
International Education
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an international setting: and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): One of Education 4310 - Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations, Education 4311 - World Issues and Problems in Education, Education 4783 - Culturally Different Students, or Education 4920 - Study Tour
Native Education (Fall)
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a Native setting; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): One methods course in Native Education
Note: All students who are declared Native Education majors must complete their Professional Semester III in this special focus.
Niitsitapi
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics, and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Faculty of Education in the Niitsitapi program
Special/Inclusive Education (Spring)
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on special/inclusive education; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Special/Inclusive Education
Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Special/Inclusive Education, must enrol in this special focus.
Technology in Education
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in a school placement with emphasis on the use of technology in instruction; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Additional Prerequisite(s): Completion of the four course options for students electing to complete a specialization in Technology in Education
Note: All students who elect to complete a specialization in Technology in Education, must enrol in this special focus.

Professional Semester III


(PS III)


Education 4574

Fine Arts Internship in Art or Dramatic Arts (Fall)
Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an elementary or secondary school placement with primary responsibility for teaching art or dramatic arts; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: All B.F.A. (Art or Dramatic Arts)/B.Ed. candidates are required to enrol in this course.

Education 4575

Fine Arts Internship in Music (Fall)
Credit hours: 15.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-35
An integrated five-course equivalent semester consisting of two components: a half-time teaching internship in an Elementary or Secondary school placement with primary responsibility for teaching music; and engagement in professional study under the direction of a faculty mentor, including reflective practice, exploration and discussion of selected topics and professional portfolio development. Students are assigned to schools full time.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail
Note: All B.Mus./B.Ed. candidates are required to enrol in this course.

Education 4599

Professional Semester III Placeholder
Credit hours: 15.0

Education (Electives) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Education 3700

Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Relationship of objectives, content, teaching strategies and evaluation in a subject area.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Note: Students may not complete this course in their major area of study.
Students may complete up to two offerings in Career and Technology Studies (CTS), which will be reflected on their transcript as:
Education 3700 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series), CTS I
Education 3700 - Applied Principles of Curriculum and Instruction for Non-Majors (Series), CTS II

Education 3801

Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An in-depth study of curriculum and instructional strategies in a specific area of a school-based subject. With permission of the Assistant Dean, Student Program Services, some of these courses may replace the required Curriculum and Instruction course for non-majors.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I;
Additional prerequisites may be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

Education 3871

Elementary Music Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Development and administration of the elementary music program, including teaching methods and materials.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II in Music Education

Education 3872

Secondary Music Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Development and administration of the secondary music program, including teaching methods and materials.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II in Music Education

Education 3875

Brass and Percussion Methods
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0
Brass and percussion performance teaching skills, brass and percussion curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2160;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 3875 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 3876

Woodwind and String Methods
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0
Woodwind and string performance teaching skills, woodwind and string curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2160;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 3876 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 3877

Vocal and Classroom Instruments Methods
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-2-0
Vocal and classroom instruments performance teaching skills, vocal and classroom curriculum, instrument maintenance and appropriate instructional strategies.
Prerequisite(s): Music 2160;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 3877 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree (except for Music Education majors) if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4000

Advanced Level Curriculum and Instruction (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An expansion of the content and teaching strategies introduced in Education 3601. Emphasis on the theoretical and research bases of specific subject areas.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II (in the same subject area)

Education 4210

Curriculum Development Seminar (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Examination, design and development of curriculum in a specific area.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II;
Additional prerequisites may be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

Education 4220

Curriculum and Administration Seminar (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Development and administration of curriculum at the kindergarten/elementary, middle/junior high, senior high school and adult education levels.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4259

Issues in Educational Media (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Current issues in educational media dependent on student interests and needs and instructor availability. Examples include: Presentation Media - Application of instructional design principles to the preparation of mediated communications. Guidelines for planning and treatment of messages in any media format. Planning and Production of Learning Centres - Examination of learning centres as a means for individualizing instruction. Production of a learning centre which illustrates the qualities of effective centre design.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4260

English Language Arts in the Elementary School
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Foundational theory and classroom practices of language arts instruction in the elementary school.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4262

English Language Arts in the Secondary School
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Foundational theory and classroom practices of language arts instruction in the secondary school.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4263

Language Arts Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-20
Assessment and instruction of children who experience difficulty in learning to read and write; participants will design and deliver instruction under supervision in instructional settings.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Recommended Background: One 4000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Language Arts

Education 4265

Children's and Young Adult Literature in the Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The characteristics, qualities and pedagogical uses of literature for children and young adults.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4269

Issues in Language Arts (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Issues in Language Arts Education, selected according to student interest and available instructor expertise. Examples include: Holistic Approaches to Teaching Language Arts; Language Arts and Special Needs Students; Language Arts and Non-Academic Students; Popular Culture as Literature.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4270

Communication Development: Oral Language
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The nature and development of oracy and implications for care giving and instructional programs in spoken language.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 4270 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4271

Teaching Writing in the Schools
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Teaching and practice of writing in the schools.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4272

Teaching English as a Second Language
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Foundations, approaches, methods, techniques, programs and issues pertaining to instructing and evaluating English as a second language.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4310

Comparative Studies of Education in Developed and Third World Nations
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Societies and educational systems of developed Western, developed Socialist and Third World nations.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4311

World Issues and Problems in Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Major factors affecting educational accessibility, achievement, practices, policies, planning and structures from an international perspective.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4320

Education and Society from a Sociological Perspective
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Theories in the sociology of education; relationships between schools and other social institutions; economic, political and socialization functions of schooling; influences upon learning, achievement, evaluation, the curriculum and educational practice; issues of mobility stratification and differential treatment in the classroom.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 4320 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4321

Social Issues in Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of such factors as the economy, the state, social class, gender, ethnicity, subcultural membership, ideology and the home environment in relation to schooling.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4341

Foundations of Multicultural Education in Canada
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An historical and sociological analysis of Canada's policy of Multiculturalism and multicultural education; multicultural policies and practices in Canadian schools.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4360

Studies in the History of Western Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The influence of race, religion, social class and gender in shaping dominant educational ideas and practices in the Western tradition from ancient times.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4361

History of Canadian Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
History of educational thought and development in Canada.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 4361 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4362

Concepts of Childhood in the History of Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Changing perceptions of the nature of childhood within the family, the community and society from antiquity to today; attendant educational theories and practices.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 4362 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4380

Developing a Philosophy of Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A critical examination of some basic beliefs about what are the sensible, right and good things to do in promoting human learning, using the tools of philosophical reflection.
Prerequisite(s): Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Note: Education 4380 will not be counted toward the B.Ed. degree if it is taken prior to admission to the Bachelor of Education program.

Education 4381

Ethics of Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Ethical problems arising in the context of teaching; a case study approach.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4391

Seminar in Educational Foundations (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Interdisciplinary study of specific topics relevant to educational foundations, dependent on student interest, need and available faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4510

Advanced Practicum (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100
Optional, intensive experience in the student's major or minor area of study. Approximately 100 hours of school experience arranged individually for each student.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 4520

Specialized Practicum (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-100
Optional, intensive experience in a specialized area of interest. Approximately 100 hours of school experience arranged individually for each student.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 4702

Individualizing Instruction in the Regular Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Assessment and program planning for students with mild learning handicaps and for gifted students within the regular classroom. Principles, conditions and instructional practices relating to the educational progress of such students.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4703

Assessment for Individualized Educational Programming
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-3
Evaluation of the educational abilities, deficits and achievement of atypical students in regular classrooms and segregated settings. Screening, formal and informal measures of achievement, skills, aptitude, performance, attitudes and behaviour. Includes a laboratory component. Relation of assessment to individual planning and instruction.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4709

Issues in Special Education (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Current issues in Special Education.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4726

Native American Culture and Psychological Perspectives in Human Development
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Cultural and psychological perspectives in Native Education. Relationship to contemporary psychological thought and therapies.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4727

Social Issues in Native Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Social issues affecting the education of Native students, including the home and educational environment.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4729

Issues in Native Education (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Current issues in Native Education.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4736

Family and Community Resources in Early Childhood Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The environment in which children develop during their critical years. Role of the family and community resources in relationship to the school.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4737

Psychological Foundations of Early Childhood Education for Teachers
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A teacher-oriented study of child development from birth to puberty, significance of child development in the preschool and early-school years. Importance of directed teaching intervention strategies in language, motor skills and social behaviour for preschool and early-school students.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4738

Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Concepts of early childhood development relating to the curriculum content and methods of instructing young children.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4739

Issues in Early Childhood Education (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Current issues in Early Childhood Education.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4760

Computers in the Classroom
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0
Strategies for effective use of computers in the classroom. Organizing classroom settings to accommodate computer augmented learning, alternative modes of computer usage, record keeping, management and testing systems, software tools, computer peripherals and hardware configurations.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4762

Problem Solving with Computers
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0
Teaching of problem-solving techniques and strategies with emphasis on computer-based approaches.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4763

Computer Applications in the Curriculum
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-3-0
Identification and development of teaching strategies and resource materials appropriate for computer problem-solving applications in specific subject majors.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4764

The Internet and Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the services available on the Internet that are of particular interest to teachers and others interested in issues affecting education today. Topics will include email, newsgroups, mailing lists, FTP, and most importantly, the World Wide Web, and students will be engaged in critical discussion of the implications of such developments.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Equivalent: Education 4769 (The Internet and Education) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 4765

Multimedia and Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
A study of the educational value of multimedia, and the tools commonly associated with multimedia. Students will develop the skills and knowledge to effectively integrate and discuss the role of multimedia in learning. Topics include multimedia applications, the value of multimedia for learning, the development of curriculum-based multimedia, principles of design and layout, and the engagement of users in a team approach.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Equivalent: Education 4769 (Multimedia Applications in Education) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 4766

Web-Based Learning
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The design and development of websites for the enhancement of personal learning. Students will create a number of websites that correspond to various topics of personal interest, and which incorporate a variety of psychological learning principles such as semantic mapping, notebook creation and journal writing.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Equivalent: Education 4769 (Web-Based Learning) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 4767

Web-Based Teaching
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The design and development of websites for instructional purposes. Students critically review web-based instructional sites, and create a website that corresponds to an instructional unit and which incorporates a variety of instructional design principles.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Equivalent: Education 4769 (Web-Based Teaching) (prior to 2002/2003)

Education 4769

Issues in Educational Computing (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Issues in educational computing dependent on student interest, needs and availability of faculty resources.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4782

Issues in School Librarianship (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Knowledge and skills required by teacher-librarians and the role of the school library in resource-based learning. Specific issues will be dependent on student interest, needs and availability of faculty.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester II

Education 4783

Culturally Different Students
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Exploring issues dealing with culturally different students in the education system of the majority culture.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4850

Special Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Content reflects the unique interests of students and instructors.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Education 4920

Study Tour
Credit hours: 3.0
A group tour in Canada or in a foreign country which enables students to broaden their educational studies by examining and/or experiencing other educational and/or cultural institutions and settings.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 4950

Professional Development Topics
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0
This Professional Development course is a series of one-half semester credit offerings (20 hours of instruction) designed to address current topics in Education and meet the specific needs of educators.
Prerequisite(s): One of Professional Semester II or admissibility to the Diploma in Education program
Grading: Pass/Fail or Letter Grading, depending on the section offering-refer to the current Timetable for section offerings
Note: Certification as a teacher is the normal prerequisite for admission to these courses. A maximum of two half-credit Professional Development courses (3.0 credit hours) may be credited toward the B.Ed. degree and a maximum of four such courses (6.0 credit hours) toward the M.Ed. degree.
Registration fees are assessed on a full-cost recovery basis. Registration is through the Office of the Associate Dean, Faculty of Education.

Education 4951

Development Topics for the Diploma in Education (Series)
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0
This Professional Development course is a series of one-half semester credit offerings (20 hours of instruction) designed to meet the specific needs of students in the Diploma in Education program.
Prerequisite(s): One of Professional Semester II or admissibility to the Diploma in Education program
Grading: Pass/Fail or Letter Grading, depending on the section offering-refer to the current Timetable for section offerings
Note: Certification as a teacher is the normal prerequisite for admission to this course. A maximum of two half-credit Professional Development courses (3.0 credit hours) may be credited toward the B.Ed. degree and a maximum of four such courses (6.0 credit hours) toward the M.Ed. degree.
Registration is through the Bridge or the Registrar's Office and Student Services (ROSS).

Education 4980

Applied Studies
Credit hours: 3.0
Using a suitable employment or volunteer experience as a basis, the student completes a project which relates the experience to the study of education. Students should initially contact the Applied Studies Coordinator for specific information.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 4990

Independent Study
Credit hours: 3.0
The student undertakes to study independently a topic not covered under regular electives or special topics courses. The student works under the supervision of a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should contact Student Program Services in the Faculty of Education for more information.
Prerequisite(s): Professional Semester I

Master of Education
(Core Courses) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.
Students in the CAAP program may take these courses only with the consent of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

Education 5200

Curriculum Studies and Classroom Practice (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the relationship between curriculum studies and practices in a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

Education 5300

The Foundations of Modern Educational Theory and Practice (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An interdisciplinary analysis of the evolution of modern educational theory and practice as it relates to a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

Education 5400

The Nature of Educational Research (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-2
An introduction to the paradigms of educational inquiry, the framing of research questions and research processes and methods as it relates to a variety of educational settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

Education 5500

Understanding Professional Practice and Professional Development (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to a broad variety of methods in which knowledge and understanding of professional practice and professional development can be enhanced and applied through field studies for professionals in education and education-related contexts in community settings. Credit can be obtained from only one course within the series.

Master of Education (Electives) (EDUC)
Faculty of Education


Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the prerequisite for each of the following courses is eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program.
Students in the CAAP program may take these courses only with the consent of the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education.

Education 5210

Graduate Seminar in Curriculum Studies (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to curriculum, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Teachers' Life Histories and Curriculum Development; Critical Pedagogy and Curriculum; Evaluation of Curriculum; Language in Education; and Critical Thinking: Issues and Approaches.
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Critical Thinking) is equivalent only to the "Critical Thinking: Issues and Approaches" offering in the Education 5210 Series

Education 5310

Graduate Seminar in Foundational Studies (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to educational foundations, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: The Historical Context of Educational Thought; Educational Psychology and Instructional Decision-Making; Ideas of the Great Educators.

Education 5410

Graduate Seminar in Educational Research (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to research design and methodology, dependent on student interest and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research; Interpretive Inquiry; Action Research.
Equivalent: Any CAAP course with the same title as the offering in the Education 5410 Series

Education 5510

Graduate Seminar in the Practice of Teaching (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to teaching practice, dependent on student needs and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Instructional Supervision; Professional Development of Teachers; Leadership in Educational Practice.
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Reducing Workplace Stress) is equivalent only to the "Professional Health and Well-Being" offering in the Education 5510 Series

Education 5550

Practicum in Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 10-0-100
This experience allows graduate students to explore independent scholarly activity in the context of teaching in their own or another's classroom. The student works with a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education for more information.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 5560

Internship in Education
Credit hours: 3.0
Other hours: 10-0-100
This experience allows graduate students to examine and/or implement some practical aspect of his or her study in a field placement. The student works with a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education for more information.
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 5610

Graduate Seminar in Educational Leadership and Administration (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to educational administration and leadership, dependent on student interests and Faculty resources. Examples might include: Supervision, Evaluation and Accountability; Leadership in Educational Organizations; Understanding Educational Change; Educational Governance, Structure and Finance.

Education 5620

Graduate Seminar in Counselling Psychology (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
In-depth study of specific topics in and approaches to counselling psychology for educational and community settings, dependent on student interest and faculty resources. Examples might include: Gender and Culture Issues in Counselling; Counselling in Special Settings; Consultation Techniques.
Equivalent: CAAP 6603 (CAAP 603) is equivalent to Education 5620 (Ethics and Professional Practice);
Any CAAP course with the same title as the offering in the Education 5620 Series

Education 5630

Educational Leadership and the Change Process
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An interpretation of the change process, leadership models, administration theory, and the role of vision in leadership.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5631

School Culture and the Instructional Program
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An examination of the leader's role in facilitating a positive school culture and in positioning teaching and learning as the focal point of schools.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5632

Managing the Organization
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The nature of leadership practice in an organizational context-the leader as manager. Understanding school system management processes, and developing human resources. Assessing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural contexts.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5633

Governance, Collaboration and Community Engagement
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Examination of relationships, partnerships, governance, and moral decision-making in an ethical culture.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5634

Collaborative Problem Solving
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-40
The resolution of school-system problems in a collaborative environment. Students will develop strategies, establish methods of inquiry, gather and interpret data, draw conclusions and report to stakeholders.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5635

Educational Leadership Internship I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-120
This course will allow students to synthesize and apply their knowledge, to practice and to develop the skills addressed in the leadership core and concentration courses. The field placement will provide a real leadership setting-planned and guided co-operatively by the Faculty of Education and the school district.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 5636

Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Opportunity for learners to present, critique and synthesize the practicum experience, and to demonstrate the skills developed in core and specialization courses.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program

Education 5637

Educational Leadership Internship II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 1.5-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-120
An in-depth professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program. The internship has three components: (1) observing leadership in action in a school and/or school district setting, (2) practicing school leadership strategies, and (3) researching a school problem/issue.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the M.Ed. (Educational Leadership) program
Corequisite(s): Education 5635
Equivalent: Education 5850 (Educational Leadership Internship II) (prior to 2007/2008)
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 5701

Gender and Educational Practice
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Gender issues as they relate to the philosophy, structure and conduct of educational systems.

Education 5703

Pedagogy and Global Culture
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Themes and issues surrounding the concept of global culture and implications for the meaning and conduct of pedagogy. Topics include: Postmodernism; the Cultural Implications of the New Biology; Native Sensibility and the Face of the Other.

Education 5704

Counselling Psychology: Skills
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Understanding and acquisition of communication skills in interpersonal and counselling contexts. Emphasis is placed on the identification and development of specific communication skills that are essential for working in helping contexts in particular, and for the development of working alliances in general.
Equivalent: CAAP 6605 (CAAP 605)

Education 5705

Counselling Psychology: Theory
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Theoretical foundations in the various schools of psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic, humanistic, behavioural, cognitive, constructivist and systems therapies are covered.
Equivalent: CAAP 6601 (CAAP 601)

Education 5706

Counselling Psychology: Interventions
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Theoretical and practical framework for the planning and implementation of client change interventions in counselling. Students work in a variety of simulated contexts to gain practice using a range of frequently used counselling interventions that have demonstrated clinical efficacy.
Corequisite(s): Education 5704;
Education 5705
Equivalent: CAAP 6615 (CAAP 615)

Education 5707

Counselling Psychology: Assessment
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Through theoretical analysis and applied skill development in laboratory settings, students will develop proficiency in the administration of assessment procedures and in the interpretation of assessment results. Standardized and non-standardized assessment techniques are covered.
Corequisite(s): Education 5704;
Education 5705
Equivalent: CAAP 6613 (CAAP 613)

Education 5708

Counselling Psychology: Career Counselling
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Major career theories, and core career counselling processes of meaningful client engagement, exploration of potential, decision strategies, preparation and implementation strategies. Occupational information sources, computer-based career programs and services, and career guidance programs are evaluated from the context of theory and core career counselling processes.
Corequisite(s): Education 5704
Equivalent: CAAP 6621 (CAAP 621)

Education 5709

Counselling Psychology: Practicum I
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125
Professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in counselling psychology. The class seminars provide opportunity for group supervision of student work with clients, and for in-depth exploration of issues encountered in the practicum settings. The practicum settings provide opportunity for supervised practice in counselling techniques with clients.
Corequisite(s): Education 5704;
Education 5705;
Education 5706;
Education 5707
Equivalent: CAAP 6611 (CAAP 611)

Education 5711

Counselling Psychology: Practicum II
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 2-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-125
Advanced professional development and supervised practice for graduate students in counselling psychology. Students will develop and/or practice their counselling skills within a specialized setting, or with a specialized counselling focus.
Corequisite(s): Education 5709
Equivalent: CAAP 6619 (CAAP 619)

Education 5760

Information Technology: Educational Issues
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
An introduction to the issues raised by the increasing use of the Internet within society, with particular emphasis on education. Topics may include learning styles, curriculum reform, teacher roles, acceptable use policies, freedom of speech, privacy, gender bias, economic factors (access for the poor), cultural bias (e.g., English, Native Cultures), virtual reality and addiction.
Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for admission to the M.Ed. program

Education 5850

Special Topics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Additional graduate Education electives are offered as determined by student program needs and available University resources.

Education 5960

Professional Development
Credit hours: 1.5
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 20-0-0
This series offers one-half semester credit courses (20 hours of instruction) designed to meet the specific needs of graduate students.

Education 5990

Independent Study
Credit hours: 3.0
The graduate student undertakes to study independently a topic not covered under regular electives or special topics courses. The student works under the supervision of a Faculty member to develop a proposal and the details of the study. Students should consult the Assistant Dean, Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Education for more information.

Education 5999

Master of Education Placeholder
This is a placeholder registration for students admitted to the M.Ed. program, who are not registered in a course in a particular semester.

Education 6000-6001

Project
Credit hours: 3.0 each
Students engage in systematic inquiry of a topic relevant to their educational practice. This inquiry is grounded in theory and research but typically focuses on practice. Methods of inquiry may be both qualitative or quantitative. The final project must be submitted to the student's Supervisory Committee for evaluation. The completed project will be deposited in the University of Lethbridge Library, and an abstract available online.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the four core courses and six approved electives
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 6005

Comprehensive Examination
Credit hours: 3.0
The comprehensive examination evaluates a candidate's knowledge of educational theory and practice, and their interrelationship, in his/her area of study. The student must successfully complete a written and oral examination conducted by the student's Supervisory Committee.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the four core courses and seven approved electives in the M.Ed. program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 6006

M.Ed. Capstone
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
The capstone is conducted in a supportive seminar environment that draws on the participant's experience in the graduate program in order to synthesize the student's learning in the creation of a significant contribution to scholarship and/or professional practice.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of the four core courses and seven approved electives in the M.Ed. program
Grading: Pass/Fail

Education 6011-6014

Thesis
Credit hours: 3.0 each
Grading: Pass/Fail