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Courses at Bryn Mawr

Education courses serve as sites for bringing together students to build and interrogate knowledge. The introductory and culminating courses offer a foundation and a capstone set of supports as students complete their respective programs of study, and the electives offer students the opportunity to pursue and prepare themselves in certain areas of interest, such as urban education, literacy, and populations with special needs. Most courses include a field component through which students are taught to integrate academic and experiential knowledge, theory and practice, in the classroom and beyond it.

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Spring 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
EDUC B200-001 Critical Issues in Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Bettws Y Coed 127 Lesnick,A.
EDUC B225-001 Topics: Empowering Learners: Health Literacies in Context Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Lesnick,A.
EDUC B260-001 Multicultural Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Cohen,J.
EDUC B285-001 Ecologies of Minds and Communities Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 1:30 PM MW Goodhart Hall B Cohen,J.
EDUC B303-001 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Semester / 2
EDUC B303-001 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Semester / 2
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B425-001 Praxis III: Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
EDUC B210-001 Perspectives on Special Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Bettws Y Coed 127 Flaks,D.
EDUC B270-001 Identity, Access, and Innovation in Education Semester / 1 LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Cohen,J.
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B425-001 Praxis III: Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
EDUC B200-001 Critical Issues in Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Bettws Y Coed 127 Lesnick,A.
EDUC B225-001 Topics: Empowering Learners: Health Literacies in Context Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Taylor Hall G Lesnick,A.
EDUC B260-001 Multicultural Education Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Cohen,J.
EDUC B266-001 Schools in American Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Taylor Hall G Cohen,J.
EDUC B303-001 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Semester / 2
EDUC B303-001 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Semester / 2
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B425-001 Praxis III: Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA

Courses at Haverford

Spring 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/UNITS MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
EDUCH200 Critical Issues in Education Semester / 1 MW 1:00-2:30 Chase 101 Curl, Heather
EDUCH302 Practice Teaching Seminar Semester / 1 W 6-8:30 Chase 101 Curl, Heather
EDUCH311 Fieldwork Seminar Semester / 1 M 7:30-10 Chase 101 Curl, Heather

Fall 2014

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)


Spring 2015

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

Courses at Bryn Mawr

2014-15 Catalog Data

EDUC B200 Critical Issues in Education Spring 2015 Designed to be the first course for students interested in pursuing one of the options offered through the Education Program, this course is also open to students exploring an interest in educational issues. The course examines major issues in education in the United States within the conceptual framework of educational transformation. Fieldwork in an area school required (eight visits, 1.5-2 hours per visit). Writing intensive. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B210 Perspectives on Special Education Fall 2014 The goal of this course is to introduce students to a range of topics, challenges, dilemmas, and strategies in understanding and educating all learners--those considered typical learners as well as those considered "special" learners. Students will learn more about: how students' learning profiles affect their learning in school from a functional perspective; how and why students' educational experience is affected by special education law; major issues in the field of special education; and a-typical learners, students with disabilities, and how to meet diverse student needs in a classroom. Two hours of fieldwork per week required. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B220 Changing Pedagogies in Mathematics and Science Not offered 2014-15 This Praxis course will examine research-based approaches to teaching mathematics and science. What does research tell us about how people learn? How can one translate this learning theory into teaching approaches that will help all students learn mathematics and science? How are these new approaches, that often involve active, hands-on, inquiry based learning, being implemented in the classroom? What challenges arise when one tries to bring about these types of changes in education? How do issues of equity, discrimination, and social justice impact math and science education? The Praxis component of the course usually involves two visits per week each of two hours to a local math or science classroom. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B225 Topics: Empowering Learners
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Health Literacies in Context
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Health Literacies in Context Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Praxis course.
Current topic description: Students will explore the intersections of education and health and learn ways to move beyond "delivery model" and deficit thinking in a range of community-based field placements. Focus is on learning to facilitate and assess learners' growth within social contexts, challenging prescribed roles and identifying structural barriers and opportunities. Two hours of field work for 10 weeks.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B250 Literacies and Education Not offered 2014-15 A critical exploration of what counts as literacy, who decides, and what the implications are for teaching and learning. Students explore both their own and others experiences of literacy through reading and writing about power, privilege, access and responsibility around issues of adult, ESL, cultural, multicultural, gendered, academic and critical literacies. Fieldwork required. (Writing Intensive Praxis I). Priority given first to those pursuing certification or a minor in educational studies. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings Not offered 2014-15 This is a Praxis II course intended for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites. Following an overview of the history of the arts in education, the course will investigate underlying theories. The praxis component will allow students to create a fluid relationship between theory and practice through observing, teaching and reflecting on arts practices in education contexts. School or community placement 4-6 hours a week. Prerequisite: at least an intermediate level of experience in an art form. Division III: Humanities Cross-listed as ARTA B251 Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B255 Technology, Education and Society Altering Environments Not offered 2014-15 This course will examine technology in education and consider its complex impact on teaching, learning, and social organization in a global context. In order to develop agency in using, creating and evaluating technology, students will learn via experience, critical examination, collaboration, and exploration of associated issues of power, knowledge, culture, access, and identity. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B260 Multicultural Education Spring 2015 An investigation of education as a cultural event that engages issues of identity, difference, and power. The course explores a set of key tensions in the contested areas of multiculturalism and multicultural education: identity and difference; peace and conflict; dialogue and silence; and culture and the individual psyche. Students will apply theory and practice to global as well as specific, localized situations -- communities and schools that contend with significant challenges in terms of equity and places where educators, students, and parents are trying out ways of educating for diversity and social justice. Fieldwork of two to three hours per week. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B266 Schools in American Cities Spring 2015 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as SOCL B266 Cross-listed as CITY B266 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B270 Identity, Access, and Innovation in Education Fall 2014 This course explores formal policies that address dimensions of identity such as race, class, gender, language and dis/ability in education, and the informal ways that such policies play out in access to education and in knowledge construction and production. Praxis placements will provide students with opportunities to work in participatory ways in relation to these issues. Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B285 Ecologies of Minds and Communities Not offered 2014-15 This course will attend to students' distinctive ways of seeing and being in the world, in the context of communitarian questions of identity, access, and power. How can we re-imagine ecological literacy more deeply and fruitfully with and for diverse students and communities? Division I: Social Science Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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EDUC B290 Learning in Institutional Spaces: Education in Dialogue Not offered 2014-15 This course considers how two "walled communities," the institutions of schools and prisons, operate as sites of learning. Beginning with an examination of the origins of educational and penitential institutions, we examine how these institutions both constrain and propel learning, and how human beings challenge and change their soundings. Division I: Social Science Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B301 Curriculum and Pedagogy Seminar Not offered 2014-15 A consideration of theoretical and applied issues related to effective curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and related issues of teaching and learning. Fieldwork is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 with priority given first to students pursuing certification and second to seniors planning to teach. Division I: Social Science Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B302 Practice Teaching Seminar Not offered 2014-15 Drawing on participants' diverse student teaching placements, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and approaches to teaching at the middle and secondary levels. Taken concurrently with Practice Teaching. Open only to students engaged in practice teaching. Division I: Social Science Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Spring 2015 Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Spring 2015 Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B311 Fieldwork Seminar Not offered 2014-15 Drawing on the diverse contexts in which participants complete their fieldwork, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and different ways of understanding his/her ongoing fieldwork and associated issues of educational practice, reform, and innovation. Five hours of fieldwork are required per week. Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B320 Topics in German Literature and Culture Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Previous topics include: Romantic Literary Theory and Literary Modernity; Configurations of Femininity in German Literature; Nietzsche and Modern Cultural Criticism; Contemporary German Fiction; No Child Left Behind: Education in German Literature and Culture. Division III: Humanities Cross-listed as GERM B320 Counts toward Film Studies

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EDUC B374 Education Politics & Policy in the U.S. Not offered 2014-15 This course will examine education policy through the lens of federalism and federalism through a case study of education policy. The dual aims are to enhance our understanding of this specific policy area and our understanding of the impact that our federal system of government has on policy effectiveness. Division I: Social Science Cross-listed as POLS B374 Cross-listed as SOCL B374

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B425 Praxis III: Independent Study Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community. Counts toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B433 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks) - for students enrolled in the Post-baccalaureate Teacher Educatino Program. Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to non-matriculating students preparing for state certification.

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Courses at Haverford

EDUC H200 Critical Issues in Education
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Designed to be the first course for students interested in pursuing one of the options offered through the Education Program, this course is also open to students who are not yet certain about their career aspirations but are interested in educational issues. The course examines major issues in education in the United States within the conceptual framework of educational reform. Fieldwork in an area school required (eight visits, 1.5-2 hours per visit). Enrollment is limited to 25 students with priority given to students pursuing certification or the minor in educational studies. Writing intensive. (Curl,H.)

EDUC H301 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fall 2013

A consideration of theoretical and applied issues related to effective curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and related issues of teaching and learning. Weekly fieldwork is required. Enrollment is limited to 15 with priority given first to students pursuing certification and second to seniors planning to teach. (Curl, H.)

EDUC H302 Practice Teaching Seminar
Spring 2014

Drawing on participants’ diverse student teaching placements, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and approaches to teaching at the middle and secondary levels. Taken concurrently with Practice Teaching. Open only to students engaged in practice teaching. (Curl, H)

EDUC H311 Fieldwork Seminar
Spring 2014

Drawing on the diverse contexts in which participants complete their fieldwork, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and different ways of understanding his/her ongoing fieldwork and associated issues of educational practice, reform, and innovation. Five hours of fieldwork are required per week. (Curl, H)
Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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