COURSES

BUFFALO STATE, SUNY COURSES IN KUWAIT 2015-2017

 

EDU 534 The Holistic Curriculum: Teaching to Both Sides of the Brain

Leadership - Special Needs Course                                                          

This course is designed to provide participants with a useful paradigm of teaching and learning that is based on current brain research. An eclectic instructional approach that encourages direct involvement will model many of the brain compatible techniques promulgated in the theory. Students will learn what the latest advances in the neurosciences have discovered about knowledge and skills, creating a curriculum that teaches emotional competency, differentiation, memory, discipline, student motivation, attention, and retention of new material.

 

EXE 500 Individuals with Special Needs                                                   

Special Needs Course

Traditional and evolving concepts of exceptionalities; characteristics of individuals with exceptionalities; implications for schools and society.

 

EDL 607 Principles of Leadership (Site-based Leadership)

Leadership Course                                                              

Principles of school administration and leadership; the changing role of site leadership as it relates to the dominant themes of leadership, change, shared decision-making, school characteristics, standards-based education, and student achievement.

 

EDU 604 Instructional Strategies for More Effective Learning (DI) 

Leadership - Special Needs Course  

This course is designed to provide students with current techniques, strategies, and methods for improving instruction such as differentiation of instruction, problem-based learning, multiple intelligences, as well as numerous others.

 

EDL 601 Instructional Technology – Online

Special Needs Course                                                                

Instructional uses of multimedia and the Internet; discussion of the hardware and software necessary for multimedia and Internet productions; integration of multimedia components into classroom instruction using presentation software and Web site development. Basic

                                                

EDT 603 Instructional Design and Problem-solving With Technology – Online           

Leadership Course                                          

The nature of instructional problems and various approaches to solving instructional problems, including the use of technology. The systematic design and development of instruction, including the use of technology, to create effective instructional design plans, materials, and modules. Intermediate

 

EXE 502 Contingency Management

Special Needs Course                                                                     

Procedures and strategies for managing the behavior of students with special needs in educational settings; prevention of undesirable classroom behavior; assessment and remediation of behavior problems; effective delivery of instruction.

 

CRS 559 Creative Problem Solving

Special Needs Course                                                                                             

Theory and application of the Creative Problem Solving (CPS) process; practice in both individual and group uses for either personal or professional contexts, group work and active participation are expected.

 

EDF 689 Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

Leadership - Special Needs Course                                             

This course focuses on teacher as researcher. Students will examine basic tools, materials, designs, and statistical techniques used in research and program evaluation. Students will learn to critically evaluate published research and conduct action research within their classrooms. Students will be required to design an instrument, and plan an action research project proposal as preparation for EDU 690 Master’s Project.    

 

CRS 621 Teaching Gifted, Talented and Creative Children

Leadership - Special Needs Course                                               

Designed to facilitate approval of appropriate curriculum, materials, instructional methods, and evaluation strategies for development of creativity and education of individuals who demonstrate gifted behaviors and talents. Instructional and curricular models differentiated teaching/learning and creative/critical thinking strategies, collaboration with the school community.

 

EDL 704 Seminar in Educational Change

Leadership Course                                                    

This course examines the process of change, educational change over the last decade, and how change affects all. Topics include qualities and processes that enhance or inhibit change, and personal and systemic change in the educational setting.

 

EDU 501 Seminar for the Reflective Teacher

Leadership - Special Needs Course                                           

In this course, teachers have an opportunity to reflect on ways to investigate and improve their own practice. Students will explore research, popular stereotypes, and educational demands that will help reflect on the process of teaching.  Participants will define for themselves why they teach and how to enhance their practice to align to their view of the role of teacher. Themes addressing teaching as talent developer, molder of character, inspiration for life-long learning, and provider of knowledge will provide the focus of the course.

 

EDL 631 Supervision of Teaching                                                                   

Leadership Course                                                     

Principles of supervision: classroom observation; evaluating teaching; effect of teachers’ purposes and research on choice of subject matter and teaching procedures; teacher-pupil relationships; group and individual conferences; induction of new teachers; inter-visitation; demonstration teaching; teachers’ meetings; bulletins; workshops; evaluation of programs.

                                               

EXE 503 Instructional Strategies for Students with Mild Disabilities

Special Needs Course                                                                                       

Prerequisite: EXE 500 or equivalent.

Basic curricular concepts and teaching practices related to the development and implementation of effective instructional programs for students with mild disabilities.

 

EDL 640 Conflict Resolution

Leadership Course                                   

Builds on foundations constructed in EDF 689, production of a  research-based culminating project undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest (cannot be approved until the student has completed 24 semester hours)The final product must follow APA guidelines in its written form. Pre-requisite: EDF 689 Methods and Techniques of Educational Research.                                      

                                  

EDU 690 Master’s Project

Special Needs & Leadership Course                                  

Builds on foundations constructed in EDF 689, production of a  research-based culminating project undertaken by one or more individuals on a problem of special interest (cannot be approved until the student has completed 24 semester hours)The final product must follow APA guidelines in its written form. Pre-requisite: EDF 689 Methods and Techniques of Educational Research.