Learning and Instruction Courses

L_I  622 - Instructional Uses of Technology for the Learning Specialist (2)

Principles and practices of computer applications to instruction and management, with training in the operation of the microcomputer. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  640 - Intern Teaching Seminar II (1)

These courses consist of two semesters of supervised full-time teaching in special education classrooms with students who have mild/moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The courses include a variety of practica sessions with heterogeneous groupings of members of the cohort group. Candidates participate in analytic and reflective discussions, examine decision-making procedures, and discuss critical incidents from their classrooms and general topics of concern in the field. The courses also include the evaluation component of the fieldwork experience.
Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  659 - Consultation and Collaboration (3)

Issues of collaboration, consultation, communication, and teaming in interdisciplinary settings. Models for working with educators, parents, students, and community resource personnel. Ethical and practical applications of appropriate communication strategies. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  676 - Behavioral Management (3)

This course is designed to prepare candidates in the knowledge, skills, and competencies to plan and implement behavioral interventions and support for students with behavioral or emotional disabilities. Candidates will develop and implement a functional behavioral assessment and classroom management system to ensure healthy, positive learning and social environments for culturally and linguistically diverse students with mild to moderate disabilities.
Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  679 - Intern Teaching Seminar IV (1)

This is the final of four courses providing support for candidates as intern-teachers of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Candidates will continue to be observed and mentored by fieldwork supervisors, district support providers, and the course instructor. They will continue to observe credentialed instructors in a variety of special and general education settings, focusing on the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education program and curriculum. Candidates will apply methods and strategies to support students with disabilities in general education settings. Candidates will demonstrate achievement of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) through assessments and completion of portfolios. In addition, candidates will develop individual transition plans for post-program advancement towards a clear teaching credential.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Graduate level; Special Education, and Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  700 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

The major cognitive psychology theories and research on thinking. Topics include inductive and deductive thinking, analogical thinking, hypothesis testing, mental models, dual-coding, declarative and procedural knowledge, expertise, schemas and scripts, domain-specific knowledge, and social cognition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of literature reviews in research.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

Development of a research proposal leading to the dissertation.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  713 - Essentials for Teaching in Higher Education (3)

Teaching strategies for becoming an effective college teacher. Students will assess their philosophy of teaching, learning style, and teaching style; learn how to enhance motivation for learning; and acquire methods of assessment and techniques for teaching using case studies.

L_I  719 - Practicum in SPED Higher Ed I (1)

The college teaching practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to deliver instruction in a special education teacher credential program for mild-moderate disabilities.
College restricted to School of Education.

L_I  722 - Practicum in Research in Special Education (1)

The research practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to develop research skills in special education teacher education. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with structured experiences in designing and conducting research.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Learning and Instruction majors

L_I  724 - Grant Writing (3)

The objective of this course is to prepare doctoral students to develop the skills needed to write an effective grant proposal in a higher education setting. Since federal grants are some of the largest potential sources of funding, this will be the primary focus of the course.

L_I  729 - Proposal Development Seminar (3)

Continuation of proposal development, if needed
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  743 - Constructivism and Technology (3)

This hands-on course covers the history of constructivism as a learning theory, constructivist teaching strategies, curriculum designs, assessment, and the appropriate uses of technology to support student-centered learning.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation advisor and committee.
College restricted to School of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

L_I  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation advisor and committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
College restricted to School of Education.

L_I  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Learning and Instruction.