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Educational Leadership (1)

Educational Leadership
A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in managing and leading the modern school. This program focuses on the principal as the instructional leader and the chief architect of change in the school. In addition to a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of administrative and management theory and capacity building, students will be introduced to the concept of the principal as change agent. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring organizational development, assessment, change skills and identifying and working with the issues facing the urban school administrator.

Educational Leadership (1)

Educational Leadership
A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in managing and leading the modern school. This program focuses on the principal as the instructional leader and the chief architect of change in the school. In addition to a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of administrative and management theory and capacity building, students will be introduced to the concept of the principal as change agent. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring organizational development, assessment, change skills and identifying and working with the issues facing the urban school administrator.

Educational Technology (1)

Educational Technology
Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The technology revolution has touched all aspects of teaching and administration in today’s schools. As a result educators—teachers, professionals, and administrators alike—must keep up with changes and make choices among an ever expanding array of technology resources.

Educational Technology (1)

Educational Technology
Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The technology revolution has touched all aspects of teaching and administration in today’s schools. As a result educators—teachers, professionals, and administrators alike—must keep up with changes and make choices among an ever expanding array of technology resources.

English, Graduate (2)

English, Graduate
The Master of Arts in English is designed to provide both theoretical and practical foundations for teaching English in community colleges or high schools. It is a 33-credit-hour program whose courses are offered in the evening and on weekends. Two required core courses will give a solid base for graduate English studies, while two 600-level advanced seminars will offer rigorous opportunities to explore various disciplinary topics in depth. The flexibly conceived Masters Project will provide an opportunity for students to further explore their topic of interest in literary works or in teaching composition.

Early Childhood Education (14)

Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) minor is done in conjunction with the Teacher Certification Program, along with a major leading to Elementary Level teacher certification (Language Arts, Integrated Science, Math, or Social Studies). The successful graduate will qualify for the endorsement in Early Childhood Education being added to an Elementary Level (K-8) teaching certificate. This added endorsement recognizes the graduate as a specialist for Kindergarten and primary level teaching in elementary schools.

Early Childhood Education - Student Resources (2), Early Childhood Education - Specific Information (4)

Economics (3)

Economics
The Department of Economics offers courses to meet general education requirements and to serve business majors, students who major in different disciplines in the social sciences, and economics minors.

Education (4)

Education
The Education Unit, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Certification (TCCERT) Program. Students must make a separate application to the Teacher Certification Program. Prior to admission to the TCCERT program, undergraduates will be assigned an advisor who will assist in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements as listed below in order to obtain teacher certification.

English, Undergraduate (6)

English, Undergraduate
You will be interested in an English major if you want a career in teaching, journalism, law, or business. A major in English will help you become an accomplished writer and critical thinker with skills valued and needed in many professions.

Environmental Studies (3)

Environmental Studies
The Environmental Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong environmental science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering environment-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in environmental science for science educators and others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology, environmental implications of new laws and health advances.

Ethnic / Cultural Studies (6)

Ethnic / Cultural Studies
Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas. This is essential in preparing students for a complex world, given the growing importance of diversity in the workplace and in society at large. The two minors and two certificate programs, though multi-disciplinary in nature, are offered through the Social Science Department.

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Environmental Science Course Descriptions

ENV 135   Earth Science  4 hours
Prerequisite: LS 105; MTH 099 Term Winter. Fee: yes. General Education option.

Physical and chemical processes related to the past, present and future behavior of the Earth system and the energy systems that drive these processes. The course will focus on the Earth’s materials, the Earth’s surface and the Earth’s interior. Laboratory included.

ENV 201   Ecology and the Environment 4 hours
Prerequisites: LS 105, ENG 107, MTH 099; Term Fall, Summer. Fee: yes.  General Education option. Cross-listed with BIO 201

This course is a survey of the basic concepts of ecology, natural resources and ecosystems, relationships between humans and their natural environment, and the magnitude and scope of global environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and use of the scientific method. Laboratory is included.

ENV 300 Weather and Climate 4 hours
Prerequisite: ENV 135; Term Fall; Offered alternate years. Fee: yes. 

This course will orient you to the fundamentals of weather and climate. The course seeks to answer questions such as: Why is there weather in the first place? What drives the movement of air and water around the globe? How do the climates of various places differ, and what factors drive these differences? Why do the great majority of the world’s peoples live near the coasts? How might the climate be changing, and what factors might be driving these changes? Various aspects of meteorology will be dis­cussed, including solar radiation, global circulation, winds, stability, precipitation processes, weather systems, and severe weather. Basic physical principles behind the weather, terminology, and weather analysis will be explored. Laboratory included.

ENV 320   Introduction to Environmental Sustainability 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108; ENV 201,  Term: Fall.

This course introduces students to the dynamics between the influences of social, economical and environmental factors important in any analysis of environmental sustainability.  The course will examine both historical and current perspectives of sustainability and the challenges in creating a balance between development and the environment.

ENV 350   Environmental Chemistry 3 hours
Prerequisites: CHM 241; CHM 325; Term: Fall. Offered alternate years. Cross-listed with CHM 350

Introduces students to environmental chemistry, the branch of chemistry dealing with the origins, transport, reactions, effects and fates of chemical species in the water, air, soil and living environments.

ENV 370   Environmental Policy and Regulations 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108; Term: Winter Offered alternate years.

This course is intended as a simple, practical introduction into America’s environmental politics, policies and regu­lations. It will answer questions such as; who governs the environmental regulations, what are examples of these regulations, are the regulations and politicians focusing on the most important priorities? What are the environ­mental concerns in Michigan and the Metropolitan Detroit Area?

ENV 388   Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

ENV 410   Special Topics in Environmental Studies: Urban Issues 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENV320 Term: TBA.

Advanced study of urban environmental problems ranging from health, crime, pollution and policy.

ENV 488   Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior  standing, science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

ENV 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; science major or minor; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer

Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement. 

Elementary and Secondary Teaching Certification

Any student with a history major who plans to teach at the secondary level is required to take the following coursework. These additional requirements are designed to meet the State of Michigan certification code and will prepare students to effectively teach the K-12 Content Standards for Social Studies in Michigan’s Curriculum Framework.

A. The Social Science General Education Requirements

POL 149        American Political Systems

ECN 200        Introduction to Macroeconomics

                  -OR-

ECN 203     Introduction to Microeconomics    

B. Additional Coursework

HIS 330         Michigan History and Politics

One of the following multicultural courses:

POL 306        Racial and Ethnic Diversity

                 -OR-

IS 320A      Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis

C. Certification Requirements

HIS 347: Methods of Secondary Social Studies is required for secondary education.

Professional Education courses are found in the Teacher Certification section of the catalog.

A grade of C (2.0) or better must be maintained in all courses of this major. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required to enter the Teacher Certification Program at Marygrove. See Teacher Certification section of this catalog for more information.

D. MTTC and Gateway Courses

Students are required to take the State mandated Basic Skills Test and the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in history. Students may not register for MTTC in history until they have successfully completed 80 percent of the major coursework and a gateway course. The gateway course is designed to help students prepare for the MTTC and to determine their readiness to take the test. Please consult the department for the current list of history gateway courses.

E. Certifiable Minor

See the Teacher Certification section of the catalog for certifiable minors.

EDU 568 Teacher as Leader

This course provides an overview and examination of the foundational knowledge, current practices, and research related to teachers as leaders. The course addresses application and practices that develop competencies and behaviors that teachers need to become teacher leaders. Participants become reflective practitioners as they study the current state of education and many of the leading reform efforts. They learn and apply leadership strategies in their classrooms and communities. Participants explore theories as they may relate to the forces reshaping their schools. Topics such as organizational models, characteristics of leadership, change systems, vision development, and school design may be investigated. Participants set personal goals outlining ways they can create lasting change within the education profession through strengthening their instructional practice and commitment to student learning and achievement.

EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students

This course focuses on planning and organizing for meeting the differentiation needs of students in the mixed ability classroom. It takes seriously that students have different means for acquiring information, processing information, and developing products to show what they have learned. Participants study the differentiating instruction model of lesson content, the processes used in lessons, and the products of lessons within the context of students’ learning preferences, readiness, and interests. Course participants apply differentiation strategies in their classrooms to strengthen their instructional practices and commitment to meeting the diverse learning needs of their students.

 

EDU 570 Instructional Design

This course establishes a comprehensive way for teachers to engage in unit planning and instructional design. Participants integrate assessment into their planning and crate a sequence of learning experiences that logically and meaningfully help students meet required learning goals. In addition, participants align their instructional design to state and local standards.

EDU 618 Effective Assessment

This course begins with the basics of classroom assessment, then goes on to discuss the principles behind using assessment to differentiate instruction.  Participants create a variety of assessments to evaluate different types of student work and inform teacher’s instructional practices to improve student learning.

EDU 501 Teacher as Researcher

This course provides the opportunity for teachers to: reflect on and assess their teaching; explore and test new ideas, methods and materials; assess the effectiveness of the new approaches; share feedback with others; and make decisions about which new approaches to include in their classroom practices. Participants complete an individual research project aimed at a particular problem specific to their classroom situation that addresses student achievement. Next, participants engage in action research, data analysis and creation and implementation of a plan of intervention based upon their research findings.

EDU 5604 Evidence-Based Interventions

This course is designed to help the classroom teacher develop methods to assess students who are not succeeding and identify, implement and assess interventions to help those students. This course also builds upon content introduced in EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students to prepare participants to assess effects of instruction on student performance. Emphasis is placed on theories and practical concepts related to differentiation of instruction and assessment in order to meet the needs of a wide range of learners, including those in special education. Response to Intervention (RTI) will be discussed in terms of structuring individual, small group and whole group instruction.

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