Winter 2012 Course Schedule (Jan 9 through Jan 27, 2012)

All courses are 4 credits, unless otherwise noted.

Course: EDUC 541– Applied Research Techniques
Meets: January 9-13, MWF, 8:30 AM-12:40 PM; January 16-20, MWF, 8:30 AM-12:40 PM;
January 23-27, MWF, 8:30 AM-12:40 PM
Classroom: TBA
Instructor: Pamela Sandoval
Course Description: Basic issues in educational research; development of critical skills as consumers of research. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies; experimental, quasi-experimental and single-subject research designs. Issues of validity, reliability and sampling;
descriptive and inferential statistics.

Course: SPED 509 – Teaching Students with Developmental Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
Meets: 1/9-1/27, MTWRF, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Classroom: AB-125
Instructor: Beverly Rainforth
Course Description: Theories and strategies of teaching students with substantial cognitive, physical, and/or sensory disabilities that require interventions beyond academic remediation. Strategies for teaching sensorimotor, communication, and other basic skills; incorporating
instruction into general education curriculum routines; using high, low, and mid-tech
equipment and materials. Fieldwork required with students with multiple disabilities.
Prerequisites: Completion of 3 semesters of pre-service curriculum in Childhood, Early Childhood, and Special Education or permission of instructor.

Course: ELED 507 – Science Methods for Elementary Teachers
Meets: 12/12-12/14, 8:30-11:30 AM; 12/17, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM; 1/9-1/20, 8:30-11:30 AM
Classroom: AB-124
Instructor: Andy Cavagnetto
Course Description: This course will explore and advance your understandings of the foundational pieces of elementary science teaching. As such, the course will focus on three major components:1)the nature of science (NOS) 2)the nature of learning and teaching science and 3)science content for the elementary teaching, as instruction will be modeled for you.
Additionally, you will be asked to implement effective science teaching techniques as you
will be teaching some of the science content to your classmates. You will be designing
lesson plans for science by integrating effective science techniques and current
understandings of learning theory and do so within the NYS Science/Math/Technology
Standards. The goal is to provide you with experience and resources that allow you to
teach in a manner where you are a cognizant, rational decision maker rather than an
individual merely acting on past experience and outdated traditions of teaching science.
Special Notes: Class will be held on the following dates:
12/12/11-12/14/11 from 8:30-11:30 AM
12/17/11 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
1/9/12-1/20/12 from 8:30-11:30 AM

(All courses are 4 credits, unless otherwise noted)
Students can register through the BU Brain at *NOTE: Payment is no longer required prior to registration. Contact your advisor if you have not already done so regarding course choices. Be sure you have no delinquencies such as parking fines, library fines, health forms, etc.
Contact Amber Figueroa (607) 777-2727 or email


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