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For those interested in pursuing your teaching credential, the Department of Educational Studies offers the first two sets of courses you will complete (phase one and phase two). These courses encompass curriculum designed to bring together courses offered in the academic area of educational foundations (which usually includes introductory content in educational history, sociology, and policy), teaching and learning, assessments, multicultural education and educational psychology (including developmental psychology). These courses are interdisciplinary and field-based requiring students to spend some time in classroom, school, and community settings. The connection between foundation coursework, multicultural education, educational psychology, and teaching and learning, along with field based-experiences, has the structural effect of bridging the gap between theory and practice.
The courses offered by the department are linked with the state of Wyoming's Professional Education Standards. In addition to striving to meet the state standards, the faculty works to engage students on issues of health/wellness, leadership, literacy, multiculturalism/diversity, special education, and technology. Alternative forms of authentic assessment are a key aspect of courses that are taught in the department.
For those individuals seeking their advanced degree, Education Studies collaborates with Elementary/Early Childhood Education and Secondary Education to offer a Master of Arts (MA) in Education in Curriculum and Instruction as well as both an Ed.D. and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Information about graduate programs with specialization in Curriculum and Instruction can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/c_i/
Should we be of any assistance to you in making decisions about or completing requirements toward teaching as a career or about pursuing graduate degree offerings, email Leslie Rush firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to contact us:Department of Educational Studies 213 McWhinnie Hall (307) 766-3130
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316 McWhinnie Hall