Graduate Education

The need to implement current research-based curriculum and related supportive practices is an important element to the teacher as leader principle. In this course, candidates will develop a Curriculum Improvement Plan for their school or school district reflective of current research-based practices, immerging technology advances, and the KY Academic Core Content (KYACC) standards. Further, candidates will create an action plan for the development of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on improving their school or school district's curriculum practices for presentation at an administrative body within their school or school district (ex: Site Based Decision Making Council, Technology Advisory Board, or Assessment Board). Finally, candidates will complete a technology-based group presentation describing deconstruction of (KYACC) standards toward development of teacher and student learning targets.

Examines the fundamentals of curriculum theory and design and the research that informs and shapes reform efforts. Current trends will be discussed in relation to historical precedents and future needs.

This course examines in-depth the transition of students from childhood to adolescent, including a study of the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs unique to the middle grade student; social, economic, and political forces impacting middle schools; implications for courses of study, learning environments, and teacher characteristics. This course promotes the application of what is known about this age group to models of effective teaching, learning, and schooling. An emphasis is also placed on roles of middle grades teachers in promoting the healthy development of young adolescents.
A course designed to introduce students to Graduate Study at Union College. Students will complete entrance writing exercise and receive training in MyUnion, webmail and Chalk & Wire electronic portfolio.
This survey course is designed to acquaint students with all types of exceptional children including the physically and mentally disabled, socially and emotionally disturbed, and the gifted and talented as well as methods of adapting education to meet the needs of these children.