Courses

Fall 2018 Courses

EDUC BC 1510 Educational Foundations

Introduction to the psychological, philosophical, sociological, and historical foundations of education as way to understand what education is, how education has become what it is, and to envision what education should be. Students must sign up for a discussion section (EDUC BC 1511).

Students are required to attend a discussion section (EDUC BC 1511). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC1510

EDUC
1510

07392
001

M W 2:40p - 3:55p
202 ALTSCHUL

R. Throop

 

 
 

EDUC BC 3025 Inclusive Approaches to K-12 Literacy: Theory and Practice

This seminar engages students in an exploration of how schools prepare students to be literate across multiple subject areas. Engaging students with theory and practice, we will look at how students learn to read and write. considering approaches for literacy instruction from early childhood through adolescence. Understanding that schools are required to meet the needs of diverse learners, we will explore what it means to provide culturally relevant literacy instruction for K-12 students with special needs, multilingual learners, and students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

4 points Prerequisites: this course is a prerequisite for student teaching in elementary schools; Grade of B or better required to continue. Open to Education Program participants; others only with the instructor's permission.

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3025

EDUC
3025

01263
001

Tu 8:40 - 11:30a
318 MILBANK

L. Edstrom

 

 

EDUC BC 3032 Contemporary Issues in Education

Contemporary Issues in Education is an introduction to the range of intellectual dilemmas that are a part of American schooling through the illumination of the various social, philosophical, economic, and institutional forces that shape the learning environment. The topics serve to promote critical thought of educational dilemmas stemming from issues such as power and authority, the intersection of race, gender, socio-economic inequity, and challenges that confront students such as identity, marginalization and resiliency. This course is open to all students interested in investigating one's best "fit" in the education realm, which may include classroom teaching, educational policy, reform, and NGO-based involvement.

Prerequisites: course enrollment will be determined after the first class meeting; Google Form application will be sent via e-mail. Open to all students, preference given to Urban Teaching, Ed. Studies, and Urban Studies students. Enrollment limited to 24 students for each section. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Social Analysis (SOC I).
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3032

EDUC
3032

03742
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Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
111 MILSTEIN

L. Zoven

 

 

EDUC BC 3051 Seminar in Urban Education

The Seminar in Urban Education explores the historical, political and socio-cultural dynamics of urban education in the U.S. context. Over time, a range of social actors have intervened in the “problem” of urban education, attempting to reshape and reform urban schools. Others have disputed this “problem” focused approach, arguing that policy makers, teachers, and researchers should start from the strengths and capacities located in urban communities. Despite decades of wide ranging reform efforts, however, many urban schools still fail to provide their students with an adequate, equitable education. Seminar in Urban Education investigates this paradox by pursuing three central course questions: 1) How have various social actors tried to achieve equity in urban schools over time? 2) What are the range and variation of assets and challenges found in urban schools? and 3) Considering this history and context, what would effective reform in a global city like NYC look like? Students will engage these questions not only through course readings and seminar discussions, but through a 40-hour field placement in a New York City public school classroom, extra-curricular program, or other education based site. 

Prerequisites: Priority given to Education Studies and Urban Studies students, preference given to senior students, then to junior students. Enrollment limited to 24 students for each section. 
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3051

EDUC
3051

01264
001

M 4:10p - 7:00p
502 DIANA

R. Throop

 

 

EDUC BC 3052 Math and the City

In partnership with NYC public school teachers, students will have opportunities to engage in mathematical learning, lesson study, curriculum development, and implementation, with a focus on using the City as a resource. Students will explore implications for working with diverse populations. Non-math majors, pre-service elementary students and first-year students welcome. Fieldwork and field trips required.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Priority given to Urban Teaching, Education Studies, and Urban Studies students. 
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3052

EDUC
3052

02422
001

Tu 4:10p - 7:00p
LL103 DIANA

L. Rabinowitz

 

 

EDUC BC 3058 Science in the City II: Preparing Future Scientists Now

Students investigate the science of learning, the Next Generation Science Standards, scientific inquiry and engineering design practices, and strategies to include families in fostering student achievement and persistence in science. Fieldwork required.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Priority given to Urban Teaching, Education Studies, and Urban Studies students. Open to non-science majors and first-year students.
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3058

EDUC
3058

04403
001

Tu 4:30p - 6:20p
214 MILBANK

A. Hoard

 

 

EDUC BC 3063 Elementary Student Teaching in Urban Schools

Supervised student teaching in elementary schools includes creating lesson plans, involving students in active learning, using cooperative methods, developmentally appropriate assessment, and meeting the needs of diverse learners in urban schools. Teaching skills developed through weekly individual and/or group supervision meetings (to be scheduled at the beginning of the semester), conferences, and portfolio design. Requires 100 hours of teaching at two different grade levels, full-time for one semester. Note: Students are only permitted to leave their student teaching placements early twice a week, once for EDUC BC3064 and one other day for one additional course having a start time of 2 pm or later. Students are only permitted to take one additional course while enrolled in EDUC BC3063 and EDUC BC3064.

Prerequisites: completion of EDUC BC3053 and EDUC BC3025, with grades of B or better. NYCDOE Fingerprinting. Corequisites: EDUC BC3064. Enrollment limited.
6 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3063

EDUC
3063

07750
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Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
214 MILBANK

L. Edstrom

4/4

 

EDUC BC 3064 Critical Inquiry in Urban Teaching

Designed to help student teachers develop as reflective practictioners who can think critically about issues facing urban schools, particularly how race, class and gender influence schooling; and to examine the challenges and possibilities for providing intellectually engaging, meaningful curriculum to all students in urban classrooms.

Corequisites: EDUC BC3063 or EDUC BC3065. Enrollment limited to student teachers enrolled in the Education Program.
4 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3064

EDUC
3064

01248
001

Tu 4:10p - 6:00p
306 MILBANK

T. Abu El-Haj

9/9

 

EDUC BC 3065 Secondary Student Teaching in Urban Schools

Supervised student teaching in secondary schools includes creating lesson plans, involving students in active learning, using cooperative methods, developmentally appropriate assessment, and meeting the needs of diverse learners in urban schools. Teaching skills developed through weekly individual and/or group supervision meetings (to be scheduled at the beginning of the semester), conferences, and portfolio design. Requires 100 hours of teaching at two different grade levels, full-time for one semester. Note: Students are only permitted to leave their student teaching placements early twice a week, once for EDUC BC3064 and one other day for one additional course having a start time of 2 pm or later. Students are only permitted to take one additional course while enrolled in EDUC BC3064 and EDUC BC3065.

Prerequisites: completion of EDUC BC3054 and EDUC BC3025, with grades of B or better. NYCDOE Fingerprinting required. Corequisites: EDUC BC3064. Enrollment limited.
6 points

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Fall 2018 :: EDUC BC3065

EDUC
3065

04248
001

Tu 2:10p - 4:00p
214 MILBANK

E. Taveras Rivera

5/5

 



Spring 2019 Courses (course list for this semester will be finalized by fall 2018)

EDUC BC 1510 Educational Foundations

Introduction to the psychological, philosophical, sociological, and historical foundations of education as way to understand what education is, how education has become what it is, and to envision what education should be. Students must sign up for a discussion section (EDUC BC 1511).

Students are required to attend a discussion section (EDUC BC 1511). BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC1510

EDUC
1510

TBA
001

TBD

R. Throop

 

 

EDUC BC 3040 Migration, Globalization, and Education

Globalization and mass migration are reconfiguring the modern world and reshaping the contours of nation-states. New technologies that facilitate the movement of information, goods, and people across borders have madeit easier for people to remain culturally, politically, economically and socially connected to the places from which they migrated. This seminar focuses on the experiences of the youngest members of these global migration patterns—children and youth—and asks: What do these global flows mean for educating young people to be members of the multiple communities to which they belong?


Prerequisites: course enrollment will be determined after the first class meeting​. Open to all students, preference given to Ed. Studies and Urban Studies students. Enrollment limited to 20 students. BC: Nine Ways of Knowing GER Designation: Social Analysis (SOC I). BC: Foundations GER Designation: Social Science. BC: Foundations Modes of Thinking GER Designation: Thinking through Global Inquiry.
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3040

EDUC
3040

06110
001

TBD

T. Abu El-Haj

 

 

EDUC BC 3053 Multicultural Elementary Pedagogy

Provides prospective teachers with theory and methods for teaching elementary school subjects (grades 1-6) to meet intellectual, social and emotional needs of diverse learners. Topics include foundations of multicultural, student-centered and critical pedagogies, all aspects of literacy, utilizing literacy across content areas, constructivist mathematics instruction, authentic assessment, diversity and inclusion.

Prerequisites: this course is a prerequisite for student teaching in elementary schools and must be taken in the spring term of the junior year before student teaching (EDUC BC 3063); Grade of B or better required to continue. Open to Education Program participants; others only with the instructor's permission.
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3053

EDUC
3053

TBD
001

TBD

L. Edstrom

 

 

EDUC BC 3054 Multicultural Secondary Pedagogy

Prospective teachers explore methods for teaching English, social studies, the sciences (biology, physics, earth science and chemistry), mathematics, ancient and foreign languages (Grades 7-12). Topics include multicultural, critical pedagogical methods appropriate to specific content areas, content area standards and literacy, diversity, inclusion, and assessment.

Prerequisites: this course is a prerequisite for student teaching in secondary schools and must be taken in the spring term of the junior year before student teaching (EDUC BC 3065); grade of B or better required to continue. Open to Education Program students; others only with the instructor's permission.
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3054

EDUC
3054

TBD
001

TBD

R. Throop

 


EDUC BC 3050 Science in the City

In partnership with the American Museum of Natural History students investigate science, science pedagogical methods, and ways to use New York City as a resource for science teaching and learning. Sessions will be held at Barnard and the museum. Field trips and fieldwork required. Non-science majors pre-service elementary students and first year students, welcome.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. 
Priority given to Urban Teaching, Education Studies, and Urban Studies students. Open to non-science majors and first-year students.
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3050

EDUC
3050

04696
001

TBD

TBD


 


EDUC BC 3055 Arts and Humanities in the City: Critical Literacy and Digital Storytelling

Using the theme of “Arts and Humanities in the City”, this seminar will build participants’ knowledge of critical literacy, digital storytelling methods, and ways to use New York City as a resource for teaching the Arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts), Social Studies, and English Language Arts in grades K-12.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Priority given to Urban Teaching, Education Studies, and Urban Studies students. Open to non-science majors and first-year students.
4 points

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3055

EDUC
3055

00764
001

TBD

TBD

 


EDUC BC 3061 Performance Assessment of Teaching

3 points Open to Urban Teaching students in the Education Program.

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Spring 2019 :: EDUC BC3061

EDUC
3061

06288
001

TBA

TBA

 

 


 

Cross-Listed Courses

American Studies (Barnard)

BC3300 Topics in American Studies: The Wealth of Natives

Economics (Barnard)

BC3012 Economics of Education