The tropics worldwide contain over two-thirds of the earth's organisms, but these ecosystems are some of the most imperiled on the planet. In this course students investigate the interdependence of all living things and the complexity of ecological patterns in tropical regions. In addition to class work, we explore the ecology, evolution, and natural history of a tropical location during a weeklong field trip. We examine how local conservation efforts affect the long-term sustainability of these regions and discover the interconnectedness of tropical and temperate ecosystems. Fee is variable, approximately $1,700. 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
This is a service learning course. A continuation of SWK-4811. Taken concurrently with SWK-4030. Prerequisite: "C" or better in SWK-4020 and SWK-4811. Spring. 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
The leadership program is the laboratory in which aspiring principals develop into leaders with support from school personnel, college supervisors, theoretical readings, and their cohort. This course incorporates a total of a 100-hour practicum each fall and spring semester. -First, aspiring leaders will create a Mediated Achievement Plan (MAP) focusing on one aspect of creating, managing and sustaining school improvement linked to student achievement. The MAP requires 80 hours a semester and will reconcile theory and practice, requiring candidates to continually reflect and revise their implementation plans. -Additionally, candidates will work with their school-based mentor for a minimum of 20 hours each semester focusing on role responsibilities and management. (Candidates enroll in this 2-3 credit course every semester, for a total of 9 credits.) 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
See section on Internships. Signed contract at time of registration. 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
See section on Internships. Signed contract at time of registration. 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
This course is designed to provide an overview of the major discussions and debates in the area of education and research. The main questions this course addresses are: What is education research and what kinds of education research are possible? Objectives of this course include: To develop a deeper understanding of issues surrounding education research; to understand the process of conducting research; to consider the ethics and politics of research; to gain an understanding of the production o knowledge; and to generate potential areas of interest to pursue in the field of education. 03/09/2019-03/09/2019 Lecture Saturday Times to be Announced, Room to be Announced (more)...
An examination of the evolution and development of substantive criminal law. Topics examined include: common law vs. statutory crimes; elements of a crime; parties to a crime; criminal responsibility; and defenses to criminal culpability. Selected portions of the Vermont criminal code are also examined. Prerequisite: CRJ-2020 or consent of instructor. 01/22/2019-05/17/2019
The practicum provides graduate participants with the opportunity to accomplish extensive work in a specific area. The practicum may be used for advanced clinical work in reading or special education, or an internship in educational administration. Hours by arrangement. By permission only. Recommended: EDU 6550 and EDU 6920 01/22/2019-05/17/2019