Contemporary Issues in Education Courses (Credit Hours in Parentheses)
CUI 3055 International Human Rights and Educator's Responsibility (3)
What can our schools do today to promote human rights and to combat violence? Learn about bringing human rights advocacy, global perspectives, and world-wide views into the lives of children. Philosophies of humans rights education, education for
peace-building, and promising practices for teaching about human rights and conflict resolution while combating homophobia and discrimination are discussed.
HED 3263 Sports and Higher Education (4)
In this foundations course, you will be introduced to the history of college and university sports, athletics, and wellness programs. You will learn about current and future issues related to intercollegiate sports, including student athlete support systems, ethical considerations, legal issues, and the politics and policies of institutional and NCAA norms/regulations.
HED 3264 Psychosocial Dimensions of Sports and Wellness (4)
This course examines the psychological and sociological aspects of sports as they relate to college and university athletics, recreation, and wellness. Upon successful completion of this course, you will understand and be able to articulate the major issues related to sports in society and how those relate to the way people behave.
HED 3265 Sports Administration in Higher Education (4)
This course focuses on the scope of the administration and leadership for a collegiate athletics and recreation department. You will be led in your study of the wide range of responsibilities included under the sports administration umbrella, ranging from everything from facilities operations to student athlete recruitment and retention, to NCAA compliance and community relations
CUI 3801 Current Issues in K-12 Education (3)
This is an excellent introduction to pre-kindergarten through high school learning environments. If you ever thought you might want to teach, this course will provide an excellent overview of different types of schools (both public and private) as well as the different learning environments across the plethora of schools.
CNP 3802 Peer Counseling (3)
Are you interested in learning how to help others? Interested in being a counselor? This course will provide an introduction to the profession of counseling. Learn more about the variety of roles and responsibilities of mental health professionals and how you can learn to help others.
CUI 3803 Psychology of Teachers and Teaching (3)
Shape a mind...be a teacher! During the next decade, some of the most important developments affecting our society will happen in the schools. Teachers will lead national efforts to raise children's intelligence, bridge racial divides, and diminish violence. Learn how to be an effective instructor and gain an understanding of the psychology of teaching.
CUI 3970 Education in International Settings (3)
Objectives of this course include: viewing education in the 21st century as cross-cultural and international; examining the role of schooling in shaping national identity and citizenship in nation-states around the globe; and identifying promising practices and exemplary curriculum material for teaching cross-cultural perspectives and world awareness.
CUI 3990 Service Learning in the Community (2)
Service Learning is an educational approach that promotes life long learning and social engagement. Service Learning involves students in organized community service in many different areas. This Course provides the opportunity for students to do community service and to reflect on their service experience in a classroom setting and in non-real time chat room.
LIS 3800 Educational and Information Technologies (3)
Introduction to information technologies for personal, scholarly, and professional use. Provides extensive hands-on experience in the efficient and effective use of personal and networked computers and operating systems, introduces networks and networking concepts, and provides an overview of generic and specialized software applications. Focus will be on the use of information in educational settings.