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Spring 2021 Terms

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Spring 2021 Online Course Schedule (Tentative)

Elementary, Secondary, ESL, Special Ed., and Ed. Leadership

CURR 514 Curriculum Theory & Practice | Instructors: Linda Mayger and Alan Amtzis

Full spring semester.  Synchronous meetings scheduled on the following Saturdays: Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 27, Apr 17, and May 8 from 8:00-9:30 am Eastern Time.

This course examines the historical and philosophical foundations of curriculum development. It discusses the social and political influences on the planning, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and learning.

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SPED 501 Students with Disabilities in Our Schools | Instructor: Helene Anthony (This course has reached enrollment capacity. Please contact Off-Site Graduate Programs at osgp@tcnj.edu to be included on the waitlist. SPED 501 will be offered online this summer, please visit our Summer 2021 Online Page.)

February 6 – February 21, 2021

Synchronous Meeting Times:
Saturday: 7-10 am EST
Sunday: 7-9 am EST

This course presents an introduction to the field of special education within the broader context of public education. The history and changing philosophies of teaching children and youth with disabilities are -discussed in relation to the history and philosophy of public education in the U.S. The legal foundations for special education today are covered in-depth, as are discussions of current social and ethical issues such as the over-representation of minority children in special education, the use of segregated schools in special education, and the changing role of teachers in meeting the needs of today¿s students with disabilities. Given the unique position of special education in schools, as well as the current shift from segregated to inclusive settings, it is imperative that students understand the underlying theories and philosophies that inform current special education practices

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RDLG 579/ESLM 579 Content Area Literacy/Language & Literacy for ESL | Instructor: Joe Kassick

March 6 – March 21, 2021

Synchronous Meeting Times:
Saturday: 7-10 am EST
Sunday: 7-9 am EST

A study of the purposes, specialized reading skills, reading materials, and modes of inquiry specific to the content areas; application of these specialized skills to the specific reading task.

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ELEM 663 Advanced Trends Elementary/SCED 663 Advanced Trends Secondary | Instructor: Greer Burroughs

April 3 – April 18, 2021

Synchronous Meeting Times:
Saturday: 7-10 am EST
Sunday: 7-9 am EST

Examination of current trends in elementary/secondary education through the critical analysis of recent research.  Topics emphasized are: (1) innovations in school and classroom organization; (2) recent developments in curricula; (3) current trends in evaluation, measurement, and grouping; (4)implications of P.L. 94-142; and (5) competing viewpoints on current issues and practices in elementary education.

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Spring 2021 Counselor Ed (Online)

EPSY 520 Fundamentals of Human Development | Instructor: Jennifer Braverman

This course examines the various psychological processes as they develop across the lifespan.  It surveys the major issues in developmental psychology and integrates them using a lifespan perspective.

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EPSY 643 Measurement and Evaluation | Instructor: Sandy Gibson

COUN 515 is the prerequisite for EPSY 643. The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the field of psychological and educational testing.  Students will become familiar with the basic principles of test construction, administration, scoring, and interpretation.  In addition, issues related to validity, reliability, testing in the multicultural context, and performance assessment will be examined. Commonly used tests of ability, aptitude, and personality will be reviewed. This course requires a working knowledge of descriptive statistics.

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COUN 545 Community Agency Counseling | Instructor: Corinne Zupko

This course is designed to address the fundamentals of community agency counseling.  Understanding the nature of the clientele and the concerns they bring to counseling, counselor roles, identification of effective treatment modes, client advocacy, and collaborative work among the helping professionals are considered. Use of the DSM and treatment planning will be reviewed. Assessment procedures that are useful in community counseling settings will be explored

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COUN 693 Internship | Instructor: Stuart Roe

COUN 501, 670, 675 & 690 are prerequisites for COUN 693.The purpose of this course is to provide students with an intensive, supervised on-the-job counseling experience specific to students in the counselor education program specialization and totaling a minimum of 600 hours. Emphasis will be upon analyzing and strengthening the application of counseling skills, maximizing utilization of community resources and facilities, and identifying and developing the consultation skills needed to negotiate professional counseling and administrative systems.  Internship placements will be approved and consulted by the college. Advanced-level, weekly individual supervision sessions and participation in intern-ship classes are required components of this internship experience.

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COUN 694 Internship Seminar | Instructor: Stuart Roe

COUN 501, 670, 675 & 690 are prerequisites for COUN 693. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an intensive, supervised on-the-job counseling experience specific to students in the counselor education program specialization and totaling a minimum of 600 hours. Emphasis will be upon analyzing and strengthening the application of counseling skills, maximizing utilization of community resources and facilities, and identifying and developing the consultation skills needed to negotiate professional counseling and administrative systems.  Internship placements will be approved and consulted by the college. Advanced-level, weekly individual supervision sessions and participation in intern-ship classes are required components of this internship experience.

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Spring 2021 Internship Courses

Elementary, Secondary, ESL, Special Ed., and Ed. Leadership

Internships are taken throughout the spring term (academic calendar).

*EDAD 691-693 is a continuum internship created to be taken over the course of the academic year. (EDAD 691/fall; EDAD 692/spring; EDAD 693/summer) EDAD students must register each term for the corresponding internship course. Note: EDAD 693 runs from May-early June.

ELEM 695 Internship II (Elementary Education)
SCED 695 Internship II (Secondary Education)
ESLM 688 Practicum for Second Language Teachers
EDAD 692 Educational Leadership Internship II
SPED 617 Practicum in Special Education
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Spring 2021 Internship Planning 

ELEM 695 Syllabus
SCED 695 Syllabus
EDAD 691-693 Syllabus
ELEM/SCED 695 Introduction Letter (to assist with placement)

Please contact OSGP at osgp@tcnj.edu if you would like our office to write a letter on your behalf for Internship II. This may be helpful as you seek a placement for ELEM or SCED 695 and outlines the requirements and expectations of this course.  A sample letter can be found here.

 

 

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