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Natasha Heny

Associate Professor
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 218F
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2013
M.Ed., George Washington University, 1998
B.A., University of Virginia, 1995
EDIS 4882: Field Experience: English Education
Credits: 1
Extensive experience in observing classrooms and in practice teaching using various instructional strategies. Classroom placements are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
ENPG 5400: Counterpoint Seminar in Teaching Modern Literature
Credits: 3
This course offers future elementary, middle, high school teachers of English the opportunity to reflect on their own college learning of the subject; it teaches those future teachers how to convert that earlier learning into the stuff of K12 teaching. Specifically, course looks back at ENGL 3830, the last part of the English Department's 3-semester survey required for majors (or equivalent courses that future teachers may have taken elsewhere) Prerequisites: ENGL 3830 or its equivalent or permission of instructor
EDIS 5400: Teaching English in Secondary Schools I
Credits: 3
Students build knowledge of effective English instruction in the areas of reading, writing, oral discourse, language, and literature. Emphasis is on individualized instruction, developmentally appropriate learning objectives, authentic assessments, reflective writing processes, and integration of both media and technology. Students create lessons that include a variety of teaching methodologies. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education
EDIS 5401: Teaching English in Secondary Schools II
Credits: 3
Translate theory & research into practice: design instructional units using a variety of best practices. Emphasis on individualized projects, developmentally appropriate learning objectives, authentic assessments, plus cooperative learning, creativity, reflection, media & technology integration. Critique & reinvent school textbooks for effective instruction; incorporate standards while delivering imaginative, relative learning. Prerequisites: EDIS 5410, 5420 & 5430.
EDIS 5435: Writing Across the Curriculum
Credits: 3
Designed to be a collaborative effort to explore writing as a process to discover how writing across the curriculum can enhance each discipline within our schools. Writing to learn using quick write strategies, learning logs, as well as, using technology will be considered. Focuses on ways to design and implement writing strategies across the curriculum within the framework of a writing workshop.
EDIS 5500: Selected Topics
Credits: 1–6
These are designed as pilot courses to meet new program area degree requirements, and changing needs in the field. Used also to offer experimental courses, and courses under development, these are announced and offered on a semester-to-semester basis. May be graded or S/U, depending on the instructor, and may be repeated.
EDIS 5830: Languages and Literacies Across the Disciplines
Credits: 3
This course is designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification. This course explores how the languages and literacies of students influence teaching and learning in secondary classrooms of all disciplines.
EDIS 5840: Clinical Experience in Adolescent Education
Credits: 1
The clinical experience is designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year master of Teaching Secondary Program. This clinical experience is aimed at developing professional communication skills in general and competencies for designing instruction to encourage communication with linguistically and culturally diverse populations.
EDIS 5852: Content Area Seminar in English
Credits: 3
This seminar is designed for further secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the state of Virginia. Designed to accompany the 5862 Clinical Experience, this seminar provides opportunities to discuss, process, and reflect on experiences in the clinical placement.
EDIS 5862: Clinical Experience in English Education
Credits: 6
Designed for future secondary teachers enrolled in the one-year Master of Teaching Secondary Program who are seeking initial certification in the State of VA. A semester long intensive clinical experience designed to develop skills in fostering positive professional relationships with adolescent students, colleagues, & peers; observing & reflecting on instruction; & designing & implementing individual, small group, & whole class instruction.
EDIS 5872: Seminar: Teaching Internship: English Education
Credits: 3
Designed to accompany the teaching internship (i.e., student teaching). Focuses on special issues and concerns that grow out of that experience, including classroom management, parent-teacher conferences, and school-community relations. Seminar sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for approved licensure programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
EDIS 5882: Teaching Internship: English Education
Credits: 6–12
A required student teaching internship for pre-service teachers, this full-semester experience is supervised by clinical instructors from the public schools and university supervisors. Course sections are aligned with specific program/endorsement areas and meet the guidelines for the approved licensure program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program
EDIS 6991: Professional Field Project
Credits: 2
EDIS 6991 serves as the framing course for the completion of the Curry Teaching Performance Assessment (CTPA), the culminating capstone project for the Secondary One-Year PGMT program. Additionally, EDIS 6991 explores the process of searching for and obtaining a job as a middle and/or high school teacher as well as issues of professional engagement in these settings.
EDIS 7710: Reading in the Content Areas
Credits: 3
Familiarizes teachers with literacy instruction linked to content subjects, with an emphasis on how teachers in the upper elem., middle, & secondary grades can facilitate comprehension of nonfiction sources. Topics include practical assessments, evidence-based instruction in technical vocabulary & comprehension, affective and multicultural issues, writing in content areas, & technology.
EDIS 7993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Course permits students to work, under close faculty guidance, on an individual research project. Research done in this course may not be considered a part of thesis or dissertation work. Enrollment in this course should be limited to two three-credit registrations (six credits) at the doctorate level. Exceptions to this regulation should have the approval of the advisory committee and the dean of the School of Education.
EDIS 8970: Field Study
Credits: 3–6
In this student-driven, field-based course, students perform work at a school, district, or other educational setting to investigate and address a specific question, challenge, need, or interest of the partner organization. Students make informed analyses of the educational issues and present findings.
EDIS 8982: Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
Credits: 1–12
Practicum: Curriculum & Instruction
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Advisor Permission Required