Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's calendars page.

Fall 2022 EDUC

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
EDUC B210-001 Perspectives on Special Education 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM M Bettws Y Coed 127
In Person
Price,E.
EDUC B217-001 Lessons in Liberation: Rejecting Colonialist Power in Edu 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM W Taylor Hall, Seminar Room
In Person
Wilson,C.
EDUC B310-001 Redefining Educational Practice: Making Space for Learning in Higher Education 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM M Old Library 251
In Person
Zuckerman,K.
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA

Spring 2023 EDUC

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
EDUC B295-001 Exploring and Enacting Transformation of Higher Education. 1Semester / 1 In Person Cook-Sather,A.
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
EDUC B403-001 Supervised Work 1Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA

Fall 2023 EDUC

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2022-23 Catalog Data: EDUC

EDUC B200 Community Learning Collaborative: Practicing Partnership

Not offered 2022-23

Designed to be the first course for students interested in pursuing one of the options offered through the Education Program, this course is open to students exploring an interest in educational practice, theory, research, and policy. The course asks how myriad people, groups, and fields have defined the purpose of education, and considers the implications of conflicting definitions for generating new, more just, and more inclusive modes of "doing school". In collaboration with practicing educators, students learn practical and philosophical approaches to experiential, community-engaged learning across individual relationships and organizational contexts. Fieldwork in an area school or organization required

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Africana Studies

Counts Toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B210 Perspectives on Special Education

Fall 2022

The goal of this course is to introduce students to a range of topics, challenges and dilemmas that all teachers need to consider. Students will explore pedagogical strategies and tools that empower all learners on the neurological spectrum. Some of the topics covered in the course include how the brain learns, how past learning experiences impact teaching, how education and civil rights law impacts access to services, and how to create an inclusive classroom environment that welcomes and affirms all learners. The field of special education is vast and complex. Therefore, the course is designed as an introduction to the most pertinent issues, and as a launch pad for further exploration. Weekly fieldwork required. Prerequisite: EDUC B200 or permission on instructor.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Child and Family Studies

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B217 Lessons in Liberation: Rejecting Colonialist Power in Edu

Fall 2022

Formal schooling is often perceived as a positive vestige of colonization, yet traditional practices continue a legacy of oppression, in different forms. This course will analyze education practices, language, knowledge production, and culture in ways especially relevant in the age of globalization. We will explore and contextualize the subjugation of students and educators that perpetuates colonialist power and implement practices that amplify the voices of the marginalized. We will learn lessons in liberation from a historical perspective and consider contemporary influence, with a cross-continental focus. Liberatory education practices have always existed, often on the margins of colonial forces, but present nonetheless. This course will support students' pursuit of a politics of resistance, subversion, and transformation. We will focus on the development of a critical consciousness, utilizing abolitionist and fugitive teaching pedagogy and culturally responsive pedagogy as tools for resistance. Students will engage with novels, documentaries, historical texts, and scholarly documents to explore US and Cape Verdean education as case studies. In this course, we will consider the productive tensions between an explicit commitment to ideas of progress, and the anticolonial concepts and paradigms which impact what is created to achieve education liberation.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Critical Interpretation (CI)

Counts Toward Africana Studies

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EDUC B220 Changing Pedagogies in Mathematics and Science

Not offered 2022-23

This Praxis course will examine research-based approaches to teaching mathematics and science. What does research tell us about how people learn? How can one translate this learning theory into teaching approaches that will help all students learn mathematics and science? How are these new approaches, that often involve active, hands-on, inquiry based learning, being implemented in the classroom? What challenges arise when one tries to bring about these types of changes in education? How do issues of equity, discrimination, and social justice impact math and science education? The Praxis component of the course usually involves two (2) two hour visits per week for 8 weeks to a local math or science classroom.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B225 Topics: Empowering Learners

Not offered 2022-23

This is a topics course. Course content varies. Praxis course. Prerequisite: EDUC B200 or permission of instructor.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B240 Qualitative Research

Not offered 2022-23

This course teaches students to use and interpret observation, survey, interview, focus group, and other qualitative methods of educational research, as well as to read and write about such research. In addition to class meetings, research teams will meet regularly.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B260 Reconceptualizing Power in Education

Not offered 2022-23

The systematic critical exploration of the influence of power in education requires attention and re-conceptualization; this course investigates the following question: how can power be redistributed to ensure equitable educational outcomes? We will examine the production of transformative knowledge, arguing the necessity for including creativity and multi-disciplinary collaboration in contemporary societies. Supporting students' pursuit of a politics of resistance, subversion, and transformation will allow for the rethinking of traditional education. We will also center the intersections between race, class, gender, sexuality, language, religion, citizenship status, and geographic region, assessing their impact on teaching and learning. Weekly fieldwork required.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Africana Studies

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B266 Critical Issues in Urban Education

Not offered 2022-23

This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. Weekly fieldwork in a school required.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

Counts Toward Africana Studies

Counts Toward Child and Family Studies

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B295 Exploring and Enacting Transformation of Higher Education.

Spring 2023

As institutions of higher education embrace and even seek greater diversity, we also see an increase in tensions born of differences across which we have little preparation to communicate, learn, and live. This course will be co-created by students enrolled and the instructor, and it will provide a forum for exploration of diversity and difference and a platform for action and campus-wide education. Extensive, informal writing and more formal research and presentations will afford you the opportunity to craft empowering narratives for yourselves and your lives and to take research and teaching beyond the classroom. Two to three hours of campus-based field work required each week.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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EDUC B302 Practice Teaching Seminar

Not offered 2022-23

Drawing on participants' diverse student teaching placements, this seminar invites exploration and analysis of ideas, perspectives and approaches to teaching at the middle and secondary levels. Taken concurrently with Practice Teaching. Open only to students engaged in practice teaching.

Counts Toward Child and Family Studies

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools

Not offered 2022-23

Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B303 Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools

Not offered 2022-23

Supervised teaching in secondary schools (12 weeks). Two units of credit are given for this course. Open only to students preparing for state certification.

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EDUC B310 Redefining Educational Practice: Making Space for Learning in Higher Education

Fall 2022

A course focused on exploring, developing, and refining pedagogical conceptions and approaches appropriate to higher education contexts. Three hours a week of fieldwork are required. Enrollment is limited to 20 with priority given to students pursuing the minor in educational studies.

Counts Toward Child and Family Studies

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B403 Supervised Work

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EDUC B425 Praxis III: Independent Study

Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community.

Counts Toward Praxis Program

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ARTA B251 Arts Teaching in Educational and Community Settings

Not offered 2022-23

This is a Praxis II course intended for students who have substantial experience in an art form and are interested in extending that experience into teaching and learning at educational and community sites. Following an overview of the history of the arts in education, the course will investigate underlying theories and practices. The praxis component will allow students to create a fluid relationship between theory and practice through observing, teaching, and reflecting on arts practices in educational contexts. School or community placement 4 hours a week. Preparation: At least an intermediate level of experience in an art form. This course counts toward the minor in Dance or Theater and towards a major or minor in Education.

Counts Toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENGL B220 Writing in Theory/Writing in Practice

Not offered 2022-23

This Praxis course is designed for students interested in teaching or tutoring writing at the high-school or college level. The course focuses on current theories of rhetoric and composition, theories of writing and learning, writing pedagogy, and literacy issues. Students will get hands-on experience with curriculum design and lesson planning, strategies for classroom teaching and individual instruction, and will develop digital projects related to multilingual writing and plagiarism. The Praxis components of the course are primarily project-based, but we may also make one or two group visits to local sites where writing is taught.

Critical Interpretation (CI)

Counts Toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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POLS B374 Education Politics & Policy in the US

Not offered 2022-23

Studying education politics and policy provides insights into some central concerns of political science and highlights some tensions within the American political system such as: power & influence, government v markets, federalism, equity & accountability, and expertise & citizen participation. This seminar uses education politics as a window into these broader concerns

Counts Toward Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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