Approved Electives

Concentration Area Electives

Students must complete 25 credits of Educational Studies electives, and 25 credits of electives from other departments in their chosen concentration.  Below are lists of approved electives for each concentration.

*There is some flexibility for students who are interested in electives from both concentrations.  At a minimum students can choose 15 credits from their chosen concentration area list. The other 10 credits can be from the other concentration area.

 

Approved Electives List

  Courses Credits

Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice

  • BEDUC 220 - Education & Society
  • BEDUC 230 - Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • BEDUC 250 - Topics in Education and Popular Culture (may be taken twice if different topics)
  • BEDUC 255 - Critical Diversity Studies
  • BEDUC 315 - History of Education in the U.S.
  • BEDUC 328 - Diversity Leadership Engagement
  • BEDUC 330 - Race, Culture, and Identity in the classroom
  • BEDUC 460 - Moral Dimensions of Education
  • BEDUC 461 - Educational Implications of Gender Inequality
  • BEDUC 475 - Global Perspectives on Diversity and Citizenship Education
25*

Curriculum, Instruction & Equity

  • BEDUC 170 - Understanding & Communicating Mathematics in Elementary Classrooms
  • BEDUC 230 - Culture, Knowledge, and Education
  • BEDUC 340 - STEAM Education
  • BEDUC 402 - Human Growth and Learning
  • BEDUC 403 - Intro to Special Education
  • BEDUC 405 - Context of Learning and Schooling
  • BEDUC 408 - Knowing, Teaching and Assessing in Multicultural Education and Social Studies
  • BEDUC 409 - Knowing, Teaching and Assessing in: Reading, Writing, and Communication
  • BEDUC 413 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in the Arts
  • BEDUC 416 - Instructional Design and Assessment
  • BEDUC 417 - Families, Communities, and Schools
  • BEDUC 419 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Mathematics
  • BEDUC 421 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Earth, Physical, and Life Sciences
  • BEDUC 423 - Knowing, Teaching, and Assessing in Health, Fitness, and Issues of Abuse
  • BEDUC 437 - Current Issues in Technology
  • BEDUC  441 - Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Education and the Structure of English
  • BEDUC 456 - Adolescents in School and Society
  • BEDUC 465 - Fostering Algebraic Reasoning
  • BEDUC 466 - Fostering Geometric Thinking
  • BEDUC 467 - Fostering Statistical Thinking, Data, and Graphical Analysis
  • BEDUC 470 - Disability Culture
  • BEDUC 473 - History of US Public Schooling
  • BEDUC 474 - Global Englishes
  • BEDUC 476 - New Literacies for Digital Learning
  • BEDUC 480 - Life and Learning in the Middle School
  • BEDUC 493 - Environmental Education
  • BEDUC 521 - Multicultural Children's Literature
25*

Electives from other departments

Educational Leadership, Policy & Social Justice

  • BIS 219 - Politics of Sex Education
  • BIS 224 - Feminist Studies
  • BIS 226 - Foundations of Social Services
  • BIS 275 - Social Problems
  • BIS 317 - Language, Society, and Cultural Knowledge
  • BIS 325 - Disability and Human Rights
  • BIS 328 - Diversity, Leadership, and Engagement
  • BIS 335 - Human Rights in America
  • BIS 348 - Cultural Psychology
  • BIS 405 - Environmental Education
  • BIS 414 - Topics in Human Rights
  • BIS 415 - Public Policy Law
  • BIS 419 - Urban Politics and Policy
  • BIS 433 - Gender, Work and Family
  • BIS 436 - Comparative Family System
  • BIS 443 - Educational Policy and the American Economy
  • BIS 444 - Reality of Inequality
  • BIS 448 - Social Policy
  • BISAMS 367 - Exploring American Culture
  • BISCP 343 - Community Psychology
  • BISGST 362 - Contemporary Political Ideas and Ideologies
  • BISSEB 331 - Families in US Society
  • BISSEB 359 - Ethics and Society
25*

Curriculum, Instruction & Equity

  • BIS 219 - The Politics of Sex Education
  • BIS 235 - Critical Media Literacy
  • BIS 237 - Public Speaking and Communication
  • BIS 244 - Wetlands Discovers
  • BIS 302 - Issues in Mathematics across Cultures
  • BIS 329 - Topics in Mathematics across the Curriculum
  • BIS 348 - Cultural Psychology
  • BBIO 310 - Brain and Behavior
  • BISIA 484 - Arts and Learning in the Community
  • CSS 211 - Computers and Society
  • CSS 295 - K-12 Computing Education
  • CSS 305 - Survey of Computer Systems for Teachers
25*