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  • Undergraduate
    • CEPD-2121 Organizational Leadership
      Description

      Theoretical approaches to organizational leadership will be emphasized. Developing a practical use of skills and methods for immediate application will be stressed.

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    • CEPD-4101 Educational Psychology
      Description

      An introduction to the psychological theories and principles applied to the classroom. The course will include aspects of learning, motivation, classroom management, and assessment. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally designed instruction for all students.

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    • CEPD-4200 Working with Diverse Populations in Human Services
      Description

      This course provides knowledge, skills and awareness related to the effective delivery of human services to diverse populations in contemporary society.

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    • EDUC-2110 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education
      Description

      This course engages students in observations, interactions and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Student will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.

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    • EDUC-2120 Exploring Sociocultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts
      Description

      This course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.

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    • EDUC-2130 Exploring Learning and Teaching
      Description

      Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational settings and contexts. A field component totaling 10 hours is required.

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    • MEDT-3401 Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
      Description

      Hands-on technology integration techniques are provided, scaffolding form the student's basic computer skills to foster skills in five interrelated areas of instructional proficiency: (1) Georgia's Performance Standards for Curriculum, (2) integration of modern and emerging technologies into instructional practice, (3) classroom management in classrooms, computer labs and 21st century learning environments, (4) new designs for teaching and learning, and (5) enhanced pedagogical practices. Satisfies the Georgia Special Technology Requirement. Minimum of 9 hours of upper level major courses.

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  • Masters
    • CEPD-6101 Psychology of Classroom Learning
      Description

      This course provides an in-depth study of the major cognitive and behavioral theories of classroom learning. Emphasis will be placed on enabling teachers and counselors to better understand how students learn; on helping educators identify and remove barriers that impede student learning; and on helping educators develop, utilize and advocate teaching practices, programs, and curriculum that lead to academic success for all. Theories of motivation, classroom management practices, and belief systems that promote learning will also be addressed.

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    • CURR-6575 Curriculum Trends and Issues
      Description

      This course is a critical study of the design and implementation of curricula in the field of education.

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    • EDFD-7303 Culture and Society in Education
      Description

      A critical analysis of cultural and sociological factors and their effect on issues affecting educational thought and schooling practices.

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    • EDFD-7305 History of American Education
      Description

      A survey of the development and patterns of public education in this country.

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    • EDFD-7306 Leadership Formation
      Description

      This course prepares aspiring leaders to create school learning communities capable of providing ongoing support for adult and student learning.

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    • EDFD-7307 Critical Issues in Education
      Description

      A study of selected issues affecting educational thought and schooling practices emphasizing critical analysis of the cultural and sociological contexts of school-societal problems.

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    • EDFD-7309 Philosophical Foundations of Education
      Description

      A survey of philosophical thought foundational to educational theory and practice.

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    • EDFD-7311 Ethics in Education
      Description

      This course provides a survey of traditional and contemporary ethics as a foundation for examining selected educational policies, practices, and case studies.

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    • EDFD-7385 Special Topics
      Description

      Individually designed studies of educational foundations.

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    • MEDT-6401 Instructional Technology
      Description

      An overview of communication and technology as it relates to teaching and learning. This course includes the design, production and utilization of materials and operation of audiovisual equipment and microcomputers. This course will meet the Georgia Technology certification requirement.

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    • MEDT-6461 Administration of the School Media Center
      Description

      An overview of the procedures in planning, administering and evaluating a school media program.

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    • MEDT-6465 Selection and Materials
      Description

      An overview of current materials, including all genre of print and no-print, all formats of fiction and non-fiction materials. An introduction to the criteria of evaluation and the tools and techniques used in selecting all types of materials and equipment for school library media centers.

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    • MEDT-6491 Internship in Instructional Technology
      Description

      Supervised internship in a school or training environment. Provides students with experience in applying instructional technology principles and techniques.

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    • MEDT-7461 Instructional Design
      Description

      The course provides an overview of systematic approaches to instructional planning, development, and evaluation.

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    • MEDT-7462 Internet Tools, Resources, and Issues in Education
      Description

      A study of various internet tools, resources, and issues as related to K-12 education. Strategies for integrating internet into the curriculum will be included.

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    • MEDT-7464 Designing Technology Enhanced Instruction
      Description

      This course will focus on the application of instructional design principles as they relate to instruction. A systems approach to instructional design which includes information and application of skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction will be used.

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    • MEDT-7465 Digital Resources for Teaching and Learning
      Description

      An overview of current digital resources (tools, applications, etc.) to support the teaching and learning of children and young adults in diverse classrooms. Non-fiction and digital resources are included. Students will design, develop, and produce digital resources appropriate to their situation.

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    • MEDT-7466 Digital Photography in Instruction
      Description

      An exploration of the principles of photography including the elements of light, subject, camera, and composition. Instructional applications of digital photography in the workplace and instructional settings, shooting high-quality digital photographs, and how to enhance digital photographs are covered.

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    • MEDT-7467 Web Design for Instruction
      Description

      Intermediate level course on design, development and formative evaluation of web-based instructional systems. Web page design strategies based on research on effective practice are emphasized. Students use software development tools to create and evaluate interactive lessons including strategies for assessing learning achievement.

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    • MEDT-7468 Instructional Multimedia Design and Development
      Description

      This is a survey course focused on basic elements and technical aspects of multimedia design and development to support teaching and learning in diverse classrooms. Included are selection of hardware and software, design principles, hands-on production, classroom applications, and discussion of issues and useful digital and web-based resources.

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    • MEDT-7469 Supervision of School Library Media Programs
      Description

      A study of the supervision of the school library media program from the district perspective. A field based experience is included.

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    • MEDT-7470 Digital Media Production and Utilization
      Description

      An advanced course in the design and production of digital media and instructional materials. Classroom utilization of digital media will be included.

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    • MEDT-7471 Data Networks for Instruction
      Description

      Enrollment requires completion of MEDT 6401 or instructor¿s permission. The design and development of data networks for instructional settings will be covered. In addition to current trends and issues, students will also explore how to use data networks for a variety of instructional contexts and how to perform basic network trouble shooting and repair.

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    • MEDT-7472 Introduction to Distance Learning
      Description

      This course is a general introduction to conceptual, theoretical, and practical ideas concerning distance education, including the current status of distance learning and its impact on education. Students will become conversant in the terminology of the field of distance education, review its history, conduct research on specific areas of practice, investigate instructional and learning design strategies, explore the technologies commonly used, and understand the unique roles and responsibilities of the distance learner and the distance instructor.

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    • MEDT-7473 Advanced Multimedia
      Description

      An intermediate to advanced level course on the design, development and formative evaluation of multimedia software delivered locally and online. Strategies based on research on effective practice are emphasized. Students use software development tools to create and evaluate interactive software including strategies for instruction and assessing learning.

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    • MEDT-7474 Online Reference Sources and Services
      Description

      An introduction to reference sources and services, with, emphasis upon online sources and services, and to the development of reference skills in P-12 learners.

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    • MEDT-7475 The Distance Education Professional
      Description

      This course focuses on current issues and challenges for the distance education professional. Students will be prepared to assume the role of an e-learning teacher and professional through the study of distance education research as well as the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of e-learning environments. Students will examine the management of e-learning initiatives including cultural impact; budget, technological and managerial requirements; quality support; policy issues; development of e-learning materials; facilitating instruction and interaction; and other areas of professional development and training.

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    • MEDT-7476 Assessing Learning in Technology-Enhanced Instruction
      Description

      This course will focus on application of the principles of assessment of student learning as they relate in the context of technology-enhanced instruction and diverse populations. Specific concepts covered include formative and summative assessments, alternative assessment, and standardized testing, especially the use of technology-based instruments. Students will design and develop assessment tools for their content areas and contexts.

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    • MEDT-7477 Technology for Media Services
      Description

      An introduction to technology for media services including basic computer operations, troubleshooting, and networking; internet issues, resources and applications; video resources and production; and technology training and instruction. MEDT 6401 or equivalent; MEDT 7461.

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    • MEDT-7478 Cataloging and Automating
      Description

      Introduction to school library media cataloging and automation procedures including Sears, Dewey, CIP, and MARC records.

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    • MEDT-7481 Independent Project
      Description

      Preparation of an independent project under the direction of a faculty member. Advanced topics in theory, issues, trends, and media or instructional technology techniques will be emphasized. Students will specialize in topics, studies, and projects in the area of specialty.

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    • MEDT-7482 Directed Readings
      Description

      This course allows a student to pursue an area of professional interest in greater depth or in a scope different from existing courses. Such independent study presumes participant knowledge, skill, and motivation. An integrated research paper of the reading is required.

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    • MEDT-7485 Special Topics in Media
      Description

      Individually designed studies of topics in media or instructional technology focused on the student's areas of specialty.

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    • MEDT-7487 Practicum
      Description

      Current issues in school media centers will be examined. Course requirements will include exhibiting professionalism and documenting impact on learning. Documentation of all volunteer experiences completed throughout the program will be compiled. An electronic program portfolio will be developed and prepared for sharing with peers and instructors.

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    • MEDT-7490 Visual and Media Literacy for Teaching and Learning
      Description

      This course is an introduction to visual and media literacy principles that support student learning in specific content areas. Students will explore elements of photography and videography that support learner-centered instruction. Instructional applications in the workplace and instructional settings, shooting high-quality digital photographs and video vignettes, how to produce enhance digital-based instructional materials and resources are covered.

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    • MEDT-7494 Educational Workshop
      Description

      These workshops allow a student to pursue an area of professional interest in greater depth and issues and new developments in the field of specialization.

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  • Doctorate
    • CEPD-8102 Lifespan Human Development
      Description

      This graduate course is a study of human growth and development from birth through aging and death. The course focuses on areas of physical, cognitive, social, personality, and emotional development as a series of progressive changes resulting from the biological being's interactions with the environment. Special emphasis is placed on the development characteristics of school age youth within a multicultural and diverse society.

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    • MEDT-8461 Diffusion of Innovations
      Description

      This course will study effective communication skills, group dynamics, time management, and facilities planning with special emphasis on applying these skills to facilitate the integration of newer technologies into school library media centers and classrooms.

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    • MEDT-8462 Leading and Managing Instructional Technology Programs
      Description

      This course provides an overview of the procedures in planning, designing, developing, implementing and managing instructional technology programs in schools. Emphasized are: leadership skills, managing people and resources, effective training techniques, program development, funding, and trends and issues associated with school uses of instructional technology.

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    • MEDT-8463 Issues in Instructional Technology
      Description

      Advanced topics in the theory, selection, production, and utilization of technology-based instructional materials will be examined, and issues, trends and problems in instruction technology will be emphasized.

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    • MEDT-8464 Issues in School Library Media
      Description

      Current issues and trends in school library media services and programs will be examined. The basic vision of the school library media program comprised of collaboration, leadership and technology will be emphasized.

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    • MEDT-8480 Program Evaluation
      Description

      This course is designed to prepare students to effectively and efficiently participate in program evaluation at the school sites Students are expected to evaluate efficacy of existing programs and/or the appropriateness of programs being considered for implementation.

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    • MEDT-8484 Research on Media and Instructional Technology
      Description

      This course provides an overview of research on media and instructional technology. Because the course addresses both theoretical and practical dimensions of research on media and instructional technology, students will study exemplary research studies through printed and digital materials.

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    • MEDT-8485 Research Seminar II
      Description

      This course is designed to extend students' empirical research experiences and help them develop proficiency in the use of research methodologies. Students develop an electronic research portfolio to showcase their work and present it at the students' Ed.S. orals.

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