EDUC 4610 - Becoming a Learning Assistant
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Introduces undergraduate Learning Assistants (LAs) to education research, active learning, and strategies that support: (1) eliciting student ideas and helping all group members become active and engaged in the class; (2) listening and questioning; (3) building relationships; and (4) integrating learning theories with effective practices. Also "LA Pedagogy Course." Department enforced prequisite: Learning Assistant Program admission. First-semester LAs requirement.
EDUC 4620 - LA Mentoring I: Becoming a Mentor
Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
This field-based course is the second in a three-sequence course intended for Learning Assistants. This course provides opportunities for advanced Learning Assistants (LAs) to practice mentoring strategies as they mentor first-time LAs. LA mentors will observe and consult with their LA mentees each week and observe entire contexts in which LAs are used. In the seminar component of the course, LA mentors will discuss their readings about mentoring, skillful teaching, and group facilitation and they will reflect on their work with their LA mentees.
EDUC 4630 - LA Mentoring II: Improving the Program
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
This is a continuation of EDUC 4620. LA mentors will continue to mentor first-time LAs, but they will also design and test projects intended to address issues with the LA program that they have identified in the field. LA mentors will complete instructional innovation projects through cycles of design, testing, feedback, and revision. In this course, LA mentors enact projects leading to the improvement of the LA program through improved student and faculty experiences.
EDUC 4800 - Special Topics
Designed to meet needs of students with topics of pertinent interest. May be repeated up to 18 total hours.