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Graduate Students, interested in taking an elective in the School of Education?

The School of Education offers an array of elective courses which students from across the Loyola Community can seek approval to register for. Below you will find short descriptions of the courses available during the stated terms.

Contact

To seek approval to register for courses, students can email: SOEelectives@luc.edu 


Fall 2022

Examples of former syllabi can be found on the following pages based on course type:

ELPS 500: Race and Schooling in the US

In this seminar-style course, we will explore how race and ethnicity shape students’ schooling and the results of that schooling, via interpersonal, instructional and institutional experiences in P-20 schools. 

This course will begin with a critical orientation to concepts used to define and make sense of race such as racial formation, whiteness and antiblackness, and a brief overview of different racial groups’ experiences and outcomes in U.S. schools and universities. The next unit will historically situate race in U.S. schools, considering how race has played out in schools since they originated, and touching upon patterns of racialization in schools and curricula over time. Next, the course will explore students’ experiences of their and others’ race in schools and universities, touching upon intelligence definition and measurement, academic and racial identity formation, and social interactions within and across racial groups. The course will then shift its focus to schools and universities themselves, exploring the intersections between race and teaching, curriculum, school and campus climate, and education policy such as race-conscious admissions and educator hiring/retention.

Assignments will include a race and schooling autobiography, interactive online forum posts, and a multi-staged independent or small group final research project.

Faculty: Dr. Kate Phillippo
When: Mondays, 4:15 - 6:45pm
In-Person WTC

Summer 2022

Examples of former syllabi can be found on the following pages based on course type:

ELPS 429: Undocumented Students in Higher Education

When: Thursdays, 4:15 - 6:45pm
Online

ELPS 465: Interdisciplinary Ed Leadership: Cross Cultural Methods to Advance Justice (Rome)

The purpose of this course is to provide an integrated, immersive learning experience for PK-20 educators, including but not limited to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, university personnel, etc. Educators work daily to open their doors to families, students, and parents, all who are from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The word “catholic” is defined as all-embracing, and at a Catholic Jesuit university we work to be people for others, seeing God in all things. Educators also work to ensure equal access to education, equal quality of education, and equal opportunities in education for all children and families. Advocating for the educational and mental health rights and opportunities of others is a foundational for all educators.

Given that educators across different professions/disciplines must work together, it is ideal to provide training experiences in which they can learn together as well as learn from each other about how to better understand their own cultural beliefs and values and immerse in the process of understanding the cultural beliefs and values of others in order to collaboratively advance justice in education.

Enrollment is OPEN to non-LUC students.

When: July 3rd - July 16th
In-person (Rome Campus)
 

For more information about additional dates, costs, and logistics - please refer to our Study Abroad page.

CIEP 556: Problem Solving, Thinking, & Creativity (Rome)

This course focuses on the knowledge base related to human problem-solving, thinking and creating through the presentation of a variety of approaches as they relate to instructional design.

Outcome: Students will demonstrate an advanced theoretical understanding of current models of human problem-solving, thinking and creativity along with an understanding of how these approaches drive instructional interventions, development of research questions and solutions for problems of practice.

Enrollment is OPEN to non-LUC students.

When: July  3rd - July 16th
In-person (Rome Campus)
 

For more information about additional dates, costs, and logistics - please refer to our Study Abroad page.

ELPS 580: Residency Seminar – Writing Workshop (Rome)

This course is a Residency Seminar for EdD Doctoral Students in ADSU. This course is a 2HR Writing Workshop for aspiring EdD Completers. All of the students enrolled in this course are being offered this opportunity in Rome, Italy @JFRC to substitute for the International Study Abroad requirement that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in summers of 2020 and 2021. Students will have the opportunity to complete this workshop in their final summer of their EdD program.

Enrollment is OPEN to non-LUC students working to complete a writing project

When: July 3rd - July 16th
In-person (Rome Campus)
 

For more information about additional dates, costs, and logistics - please refer to our Study Abroad page.