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Stanley C. Trent

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 206B
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1992
M.Ed., Temple University, 1979
B.S., Virginia State University, 1977
EDIS 2010: Teaching as a Profession
Credits: 3
In this survey of American education, students examine education history, philosophy in action in schools, student diversity, curriculum, effective teaching, school organization & governance, education finance, education law, sociopolitical dimensions of education, & the role of the teacher as a professional. Co-requisite: EDIS 2880.
EDIS 2880: Field Experience
Credits: 1
This initial lab experience is a co-requisite class with EDIS 2010. Experiences are provided for students to observe children in either a community or school context and to develop an understanding of essential evidence-based practices for effective teaching. Corequisite: EDIS 2010.
EDIS 5782: The Role of Whiteness in Education
Credits: 3
The course will examine the notion of whiteness as a social, cultural, historical and political construction that has created power differentials and structural advantages for White Americans in schools and in the larger society.
EDIS 5784: Intersectionality in Special Education
Credits: 3
This course explores the intersection of disability with other aspects of identity as it relates to special education. Through critical analysis of counternarratives, experiences, and readings, students will learn about the role of -isms, namely ableism and racism, as well as how these issues manifest systematically within United States school systems.
EDIS 5786: Introduction to Education and Diversity
Credits: 3
Intro to Education & Diversity focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and the ways in which it has been defined and treated in the American educational system, especially as it relates to students from historically under-served populations. We will analyze and discuss key topics within the context of the education system and larger society including legislation and educational policies.
EDIS 8855: Education and Diversity
Credits: 3
Education and Diversity focuses on cultural diversity and the ways in which it has been defined and treated in the American educational system. Cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) will be used as the guiding theoretical framework for discourse and reflection about the education of historically underserved students
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 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
EDIS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.