Departmental Courses

ED 4150 - Literacy in the Content Areas

An introduction to the best ways to use language for deepening comprehension and understanding of all the content areas. Includes inquiries into how cultural and learning differences relate to comprehension. A minimum of 28 tutoring hours in a local school is required.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 3110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410

ED 4700 - Fundamentals of Instruction

Study of key areas of instruction in preparation for student teaching. Emphasis is placed on lesson planning, classroom management, and student assessment and evaluation. Requires admission to the teacher education program by the Department of Education.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of department required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 3110 and ED 3210 and ED 3410

ED 4720 - Methods of Teaching Science

Application of learning and instructional theories to the teaching of science.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-2)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of department required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 4700(C)

ED 5110 - Educational Psychology

Review of psychological principles as they relate to human learning. Covers factors in school that contribute to the emotional, psychological stability of the developing child: assessing students' capabilities, setting educational objectives for the child, classroom practices, procedures, teachers' behavior and their relationship to different types of students. All three components of the Early Block must be taken concurrently.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

ED 5210 - Principles of Education

Contemporary issues in education from historical, philosophical, sociological, and legal perspectives. Emphasizes the structure/function of U.S. education as well as exceptional children, especially the handicapped and culturally different. This course is one component of the Teacher Education Early Block. Requires admission to teacher education program. All three components of the Early Block must be taken concurrently.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Co-Requisite(s): ED 5110, ED 5410

ED 5700 - Introduction to Education Research

In-depth study of education research methods pertaining to classroom practice, curriculum standards, and program evaluation. Action research methods are emphasized.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Permission of instructor and department required

ED 5730 - STEM Learning Materials, Inquiry and Assessment

Examination of learning materials that enable inquiry-based learning as prescribed by state and national standards. Assessment techniques to measure this type of learning will be considered.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Permission of instructor and department required

ED 5740 - Designing Education Research

Course focuses on designing a research project for the MSASE program. Emphasis on motivating a study, developing research questions, conducting a literature review, and selecting appropriate research methodology. Should be taken within one year of beginning research project.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Permission of instructor and department required
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 5700

ED 5800 - Applied Internship for Educators

Students will work in an industry or on a research project. At the conclusion of the internship, students will write a paper regarding how they will apply what they have learned in their pre-college classroom or in their own research.
Credits: variable to 6.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Co-Requisite(s): ENG 5100

ED 5900 - Graduate Research in Education

Students will conduct a research project/report as a capstone to an approved plan of study. The student should present a project plan to their education advisor for approval, conduct whatever work is necessary for the project, prepare a final report at the conclusion of the project, and defend the project/report in an oral presentation.
Credits: variable to 6.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Permission of instructor and department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): ED 5700

ENG 5100 - The Engineering Process

This course introduces the engineering problem solving and design processes. Students will learn about the engineering profession and will complete a design/build/test project.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

ENG 5200 - Engineering Applications in the Physical Sciences

This class will show how engineers use principles from the physical sciences to solve problems and design systems. Key concepts will be linked to the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks for precollege education.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 5100 or (ENG 5101 and ENG 5102)

ENG 5300 - Engineering Applications in the Earth Sciences

This course will show how engineers use principles from the earth sciences to solve problems and design systems. Key concepts will be linked to the Michigan Curriculum Frameworks for precollege education.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 5100

FW 5770 - Rural Community Development Planning and Analysis

Context, analysis, and monitoring of development processes of rural communities in tropical countries.
Credits: 2.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

GE 5020 - Earth Systems Science I

Includes basic geologic content traditionally covered in university-level physical geology and historical geology. The courser contact is a stepping through geologic time from the present in to the past. The course will take a place-based approach, using the geologic record of Michigan.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
Semesters Offered: Fall
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

GE 5030 - Earth Systems Science II

Focuses on material traditionally covered in courses on astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. This course will also address content from the field by focusing on the Earth's climate system.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
Semesters Offered: Spring
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

GE 5130 - Geology of the National Parks: Field Experience

A two-week, field-based course taught in National Parks Course requires a project and special assignments. Lab fee costs dependent upon location.
Credits: 4.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
Semesters Offered: On Demand
Restrictions: Permission of instructor required

GE 5999 - Master's Graduate Research

Research of an acceptable geological engineering, mining engineering, geology, or geophysics problem and preparation of a thesis.
Credits: variable to 15.0; May be repeated; Graded Pass/Fail Only
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

SS 5150 - Natural Hazards and Human Impacts

The interaction of humans and environment is examined through field study on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Focus on natural hazards, geological and geographical landscapes and processes. Integrates scientific and social scientific content knowledge with pedagogical approaches for K-12 teachers.
Credits: 3.0
Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-6)
Semesters Offered: Summer
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior