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Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Courses

  • Courses in Education-Graduate (EDG) 

    *5360 Teaching Internship (0-0-3). Supervised practice in applying instructional skills in organized settings. (May be repeated once for credit.) Grading will be either pass or fail.

    *5361 Internship (0-0-3). Required for educators on a probationary certificate. (May be repeated for credit.)

    *5660 Clinical Teaching (0-0-6). Observation of and participation in supervised teaching in appropriate approved school settings for students seeking teacher certification. Grading will be either pass or fail.

    6300 Curriculum Development (3-0). Learn to analyze and design curriculum appropriate for all students using feedback from continuous and appropriate assessment. Curriculum will be based on valid learning theories, have clear goals and objectives, consider student diversity, and account for external influences.

    6301 Social and Cultural Influences (3-0). Designed to present a broad base of knowledge about culture and learning. Approaches, materials, and research will be investigated. Specific skills for identifying learning problems and solving them through classroom instruction will be featured.

    6302 Tests and Measurements (3-0). A study of typical methods of measuring and testing both quantitative and qualitative data used in educational research. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and use of tests. Elementary statistical terms and processes are studied.

    6303 Lifespan Development (3-0). A study of human development through the life span, including social, emotional, cognitive, language, and cultural influences.

    6304 Applied Research (3-0). This course will focus on collecting and interpreting data to achieve a stated educational goal for each individual student. Concepts of tests and measurements will be emphasized for interpreting research results and gathering data for applied research. Students will develop a project based upon their research. Student will apply concepts learned within their own classroom under the guidance of the professor.

    6305 Legal and Ethical Principles (3-0). Explores the field of knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws pertinent to educational administration. Includes a study of ethics and codes of ethics used to facilitate effective decision making.

    6306 Curriculum and Methodology Trends (3-0). This course examines curriculum and instructional trends across disciplines. Focus is on increasing knowledge of new innovations, topics, and issues as they relate to instructional context.

    6310 Behavior Management (3-0). Learn to organize a positive and productive learning environment. Integrate the study of the physical and emotional environment to develop effective classroom management techniques and student behavior modification theory.

    6311 Instructional Supervision (3-0). Designed to acquaint students with current literature regarding instructional supervision including such topics as theories of leadership, communication, change, organization, and decision making.

    6312 Learning Theories (3-0). Learn to apply evidence-based instructional methods through the study of incidence and etiology of different learning styles.

    6313 Foundations of the Public School System (3-0). Develop an understanding of the organization and structure of the school system. Learn to fulfill the professional role and responsibilities of the instructor, adhering to the legal and ethical requirements of the profession.

    6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment (3-0). Learn effective and practical instructional methods that utilize appropriate technology and engage students in a variety of formats. Study responsive instruction practices that incorporate continuous assessment into the delivery.

    6315 Content Area Instruction (3-0). A course designed to study higher level thinking skill development in the content areas for diverse classrooms. Includes unit preparation, evaluation of curriculum materials, adapting learning experiences, theories and techniques of literacy, internet applications and assessments.

    6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice (3-0). Designed to explore the theory and practice of effective instructional practices in diverse classrooms. Focus on research relevant to factors influencing instructional effectiveness and the interaction among instructional and learning variables. Includes current issues in instruction such as instructional technology and others.

    6317 Teaching Diverse Populations (3-0). This course is designed to emphasize the instructional needs of English Language Learners and other diverse populations. Participants will design effective instruction based on specific methodologies to address the learner’s needs. Participants will understand the local, state, national, and international implications of diversity issues on the teacher, student, and educational system as a whole.

    6318 Role of the Teacher (3-0). Designed to acquaint the student with the instruction, assessment, communication, organization, curriculum, and education procedures for the elementary, middle, and senior high school.

    6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes (3-0). An examination of the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation of student outcomes data in higher education.

    6391 Individual Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students under the direction of a graduate faculty member. (Course may be repeated only with departmental approval.)

    6399 Professional Practice (0-0-3). Practical application of acquired knowledge in an appropriate environment under the supervision of a qualified professional. Meets the practicum or internship requirements for a professional certificate. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated for credit.)
    Prerequisite: Permission of graduate advisor.

    * A maximum of two 5000-level courses totaling no more than eight semester credit hours may be taken for graduate credit by graduate students and applied to the graduate degree plan. Department approval is required.