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Courses - Spring 2021
EDUC
Education
EDUC388
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Special Topics in Education; Guided Experiences in College Teaching
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to students approved as undergraduate teaching assistants. Section 0101 is reserved for standard UTA program and should be taken concurrently with EDUC498, 0101 for one credit.
EDUC388C
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Special Topics in Education; Guided Experience in Teaching for Peer Educators
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
EDUC388E
Special Topics in Education; Controversial Issues in Education Reform
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Cross-listed with PLCY388E. Credit only granted for EDUC388E or PLCY388E.

The current U.S. education landscape including: the role of federal, state, and local governments; current academic performance relative to international competitors and historical trends; opportunity and achievement gaps facing low-income students, students of color, English learners, and students with disabilities; policy decision- making, evidence of efficacy, "cost-benefit analysis", "opportunity cost" analysis, constituent/stakeholder politics, etc. The evolution of education policy debates including: school integration, federal accountability, school finance reform, school turnaround initiatives, charter schools, vouchers, college & career ready standards, teacher preparation & evaluation, bilingual education/ dual language schools, early learning, equitable access to advanced coursework, and system resilience.
EDUC388T
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Special Topics in Education; Guided Experiences in College Teaching - UTA
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP