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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ED 563
Reading Pedagogy
Students will define and investigate reading as related to the individual learner. Study is made of the current research into sequential and systematic reading development and the application of multi-dimensional techniques, strategies, and materials, in the teaching of reading K-12 for both narrative and expository structures. Prerequisite: teaching certification. Annually.|
ED 564
Evidenced-Based Literacy Inst
Students will review the major national studies in literacy since the 1960's and investigate current research on various literacy topics for the purpose of developing a model of best practice based on inquiry and reflection. Fall, annually.|
ED 565
Read & Lang Arts In Ech
Study and observation of the child's early reading behavior during early childhood and observation of other aspects of language arts; exercises for listening experiences and developing writing skills; assessment of some of the causes of difficulties,in learning to read and to use language effectively.|
ED 567
Sec,Coll Content Rea Read Ins
Survey of reading programs and principles at secondary and post-secondary levels; examination of materials and strategies for various instructional settings and populations with an emphasis on secondary content area reading. Fall, annually.|
ED 568
Language and Literacy
This course is a study of literacy acquisition which includes consideration of developmental and sociocultural factors. The course examines instructional practices which utilize children's literature in teaching the language arts. Writing is emphasiz,ed. Prerequisite: Teaching Certification. As needed.|
ED 569
Assessment Of Literacy
Provides an in-depth analysis of assessment strategies and techniques in the field of literacy. Features of this course include evaluating, implementing, and analyzing data gathered from formal and informal assessment approaches for the purpose of pl,anning instruction. Introduction to literacy profile. Prerequisites: Two graduate level literacy courses. Spring, annually.|
ED 570
Practicum I: Assessment
Emphasizes the development of competency in the assessment process of addressing reading difficulties. Includes (1) selection of appropriate diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, (2) developing facility in using the assessment and standa,rds resources of the Pennsylvania Standards-Aligned System, (3) administering appropriate and purposeful assessments, (4) developing a sensitive interpretation of assessment results, and (5) reporting data, interpretations, and recommendations to sta,keholders in a comprehensive, professional manner. Prerequisite: ED 569 and permission of the instructor. Course must be taken concurrently with ED 571. Summer, annually.|
ED 571
Practicum II: Instruction
Emphasizes the development of competency in the instructional process of addressing reading difficulties. Includes (1) planning standards-based, assessment-informed instructional opportunities using the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System resource,s, (2) employing techniques for effective, evidence-based instruction, (3) implementing effective teaching of individual strategies which will enable learners to develop as readers, (4) developing expertise in using materials related to the immediate, needs of individuals, and (5) preparing a leteracy profile which suggests to stakeholders procedures and resources to enhance a student's literacy development. Prerequisites: ED 569 and permission of the instructor. Course must be taken concurrentl|
ED 574
Lit Lead Colb Cch Coll Pro Dev
The organization, administration, and supervision of reading programs from kindergarten through high school. Particular emphasis is given to the functions of a reading specialist and literacy coaches in the development of a curriculum guide for readi,ng, organizational patterns in reading programs, and procedures for instituting and operating in-service reading education programs. Prerequisites: Two graduate level literacy courses. Spring, annually.|
ED 575
Sem In Children's Lit
This seminar is an intensive study of various genres of children?s literature, with emphasis upon correlating into study units books that appeal to the interests of boys and girls. A study of storytelling techniques and other literature sharing metho,ds are included. Prerequisite: ELED 331 or LS 358.|
ED 576
Adv Sem In Reading & Lit
The study and evaluation of research and current reports on reading education issues. Prerequisite: ED 560.|
ED 578
Professional Seminar
Intended to be the capstone course for all graduate students in the MED program. Provides students with an opportunity to focus on an educationally relevant action research project as an integrating element for knowledge and experiences acquired dur,ing their graduate programs. Recognizes the validity of classroom-based inquiry and research as the basis for enhancing teaching and learning. Develops proficiency in using inquiry and reflection strategies to assist students in making instructiona,l decisions and process changes. Affords students the opportunity to share effective classroom practices and requires study and practice in interpreting and analyzing pertinent research to promote professional growth. Encourages students to view th|
ED 599
Special Topics
Examines current topics and issues in education. Topics, announced in advance, focus on the needs and interests of educators.|
ED 600
ED 610
Mobile Educational Technology
A web-based course that introduces K-12 Professionals and/or Technology Specialist Certificate candidates to the potentials of mobile devices and applications, and assists them in using these multi-faceted resources as effective teaching and professi,onal development tools. Participants will be introduced to mobile educational technology related to communications, productivity, learning, presentations and integration. Within this framework, participants will create their own personal learning net,works, mobile technology resources, online presentations and design instructional lessons appropriate to their discipline demonstrating the integration of mobile educational technology throughout the K-12 setting.|
ED 617
Adv Educational Tech
Advanced course for graduate students who have a background in computers or who have taken ED 217 or ED 517 at Clarion University. Focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in: hardware/software maintenance; instructional design; educational, electronic networking; sophisticated applications of integrated software; and educational applications of multimedia, including interactive video CD-ROM, sound, text, and graphics. Prepares teachers to make appropriate decisions regarding the use of, technology in their classrooms/schools. Admission by permission of instructor. On demand.|
ED 620
Internet Applic K-12 Edu
Introduces K-12 Educators and/or Technology Specialist Certificate candidates to the potentials of the Internet and assist them in using this multi-faceted resource as an effective teaching tool within the classroom. Participants will be introduced,to the history, structure, and overall capabilities of the Internet, including Electronic Mail, Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), World Wide Web, and web-based distance education. Within this framework, participants will create their own web pag,es, design on-line instructional lessons appropriate to their discipline, and demoonstrate the integration of Internet/Technology information throughout the K-12 curriculum. Prerequisite: None. Annually.|
ED 649
Ed Tech Leadership
Involves a survey or various theories, models, and styles of leadership, followed by the application of leadership skills in teacher-pupil, teacher-colleague, teacher-administrator relationships and how those relationships are affected by the use of,technology in schools and how technology, in turn, impacts these roles. Summer, annually.|
ED 701
Master's Thesis
Provides graduate students enrolled in M.Ed. Programs with an elective course to focus on writing a professional research report in the student's field of study under the supervision of a graduate faculty member in the department. Upon completion, t,he thesis is presented to all members of the student's thesis committee. Both qualitative and quantitative investigations may be completed as a thesis. Thesis option may be taken in lieu of the comprehensive examination and, therefore, may be used,in partial fulfillment for the Master of Education degree. Students must complete applications for independent study with their advisor before registering for ED 701.|
ED 710
Ed Funct/Super
ED 711
Admin Funct Super
ED 712
Curr Design & Dev
ED 735
Internship in Education
Provides an advanced professional experience in an educational setting where the student can gain hands-on experience working with practitioners under the guidance of certified education specialists in a school, district, or intermediate unit. Stude,nts will be able to apply the theories, knowledge, and skills in their coursework to an actual work environment. Students work with their advisor and graduate coordinator to locate an internship placement that best meets their needs. Prerequisite(s,): 18 credits of successfully completed coursework including ED 520; permission of the instructor and field supervisor.|
ED 750
Intrnship Sup E Ed
EDAD 710
Leadership & The Adm Process
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of educational administration. The course is concerned with the competencies for managing and leading effective schools and increasing individual and group productivity. Th,eories and research findings that guide sound leadership practice will be uncovered. This course has been designed as the first course in the Principal Certification Program taken by the prospective school administrator. (Theme1)|
EDAD 711
Found, Sch Reform & Align Curr
This course is designed to provide the principal candidate with an examination of the curricular issues facing school administrators. Topics covered include but are not limited to: curriculum theory and practice, school reform/standards movement, cur,riculum mapping and assessment, and the curriculum adoption process. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme 1.|
EDAD 712
Instruct Superv For The School
This is the second course in Theme II (Curriculum Issues) of the principal certification program. This course is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of the instructional supervision issues facing school administrators. Topics covere,d may include, but are not limited to: principal as instructional leader, brain theory, multiple intelligences, mastery teaching, teacher expectation theory, and models of supervision. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme I.|
EDAD 713
School Facilities & Plant Oper
This is the first course in Theme III (School Management) of the principal certification program. It is designed to provide the principal candidate with an examination of the physical building issues facing school administrators. Topics covered inclu,de: transportation, managing renovation and construction, food service operation, and custodial operations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme II.|
EDAD 714
School Finance
This is the second course in Theme III (School Management) of the principal certification program. Candidates will obtain theoretical and practical information about the basic principles of school finance, accounting procedures, and school business m,anagement. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme II.|
EDAD 715
Admin Ethic And School Law
This course represents the fourth theme (Administrative Ethics and School Law) in the principal certification program. This course is designed to provide the candidate with an examination of the legal and ethical issues facing school administrators.,Prerequisite: Successful completion of Theme III.|