The Department of Education offers several online courses - designed to be convenient to students and suit their busy schedules. The following courses have been offered online (or as a combination of online and on campus):
- GRA 600 INT: Theory Development
- This course is a critical analysis of the processes involved in the development of theory. It includes a perspective of the underlying philosophical and historical trends in the development of theory. Emphasis is placed on the processes of concept analysis, construction of theoretical relationships and the relationships between research, practice and theory. Social, ethical and value problems related to the development of knowledge are examined. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
- EDU 620 INT: Foundations of Learning Theory
- This course is designed to familiarize students with underlying foundations, principles and theories related to education and learning. Emphasis is placed on developmental theorists and educational theory as it relates to the process of teaching and learning.
- SED 643 INT: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in the Education of Individuals with Mild Disabilities
- Course description: This course is an in-depth analysis of principles and theory related to individuals identified as having mild disabilities. The focus will be on a non-categorical approach to education in the least restrictive environment by academic, social, management and physical needs. Emphasis will be given to analysis of needs, characteristics, identification/referral and method of the processes involved in the development of theory in each area. Specific concerns related to the inclusion options for mildly involved students will be analyzed. Offered in the fall semester only
- SED 644 INT: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives in the Education of Individuals with Severe/Profound Disabilities
- Course description: This course is an in-depth analysis of the theory and research related to the nature and needs of severe, profound, and multiple handicapped individuals. Emphasis will be given to the theoretical basis of educational assessment, instructional techniques, social development and adaptive behavior, interactions with others, and service delivery systems. Philosophical and historical trends in the development of theory related to teaching these individuals, concept analysis, construction of theoretical relationships and the relationship between research, practice and theory in the field will be evaluated. Prerequisite: SED 643.