Preview of Courses

The following is a preview of courses offered by Whittier College’s Graduate Programs in Education. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog

EDUC 262. Children's Literature / SOWK 386. The Welfare of Children (Paired Course)
Survey of literary genres and elements, including picture books, folklore, poetry, historical fiction, contemporary realism and nonfiction. Some attention to pedagogical issues for teacher credential candidates. One semester or January. Professor Ralph. / Students enrolled in this course will explore the diverse needs and issues related to child welfare systems of care. The course provides an overview of relevant knowledge, theories, values, skills, and social policies related to competently working with children and their families. One semester. Professor Sheridan.

EDUC 250. Urban Education
In this course students will learn about both historical and contemporary issues in public school education, which have led to the achievement gap between underrepresented groups. Students will compare the schooling experiences and underachievement of Latinos, African Americans, and English Language Learners (ELLs) in K-12 settings. Local school visits and educational documentaries will be utilized as experiential and pedagogical tools.

EDUC 605/606. Introduction Education Inquiry
Overview of quantitative, qualitative, and applied research approaches to educational inquiry, with a focus on critiquing research, writing a literature review, and designing a research plan.