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GRADUATE COURSES - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

EDCI 550 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN3
Study of current research-based theories, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach and support early literacy from birth through beginning reading.  Prerequisite: PSYC 215. Practicum required.
EDCI 560 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUC­TION: READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS I3
Defining literacies; reaching all students; assessing as screening, diagnosing, monitory progress, and outcomes; nurturing early literacy; phonics; and vocabulary building for academic language and language functions. Practicum required. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Certification Program.
EDCI 561 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUC­TION: READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS II3
Comprehension theory and strategies; text structures; reading and writing in content areas; study skills; reading information-based narrative texts; various approaches to teaching reading; interrelationship of writing and reading; creating and managing a literacy program. Outside of class practicum required. Prerequisite: EDUC 560.
EDCI 565 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY3
Study of research-based models and exemplary practices for teaching in the secondary classroom environment; emphasis on human dynamics, rules and routines, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, eliciting parental support, and professional growth.
EDCI 567 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY PRACTICUM1
Laboratory practice in selected teaching skills, utilizing videotaped feedback and one-on-one conferencing. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDCI 565.
EDCI 573 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: MATHE­MATICS   4
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary mathematics, including software evaluation for computer-aided instruction (CAI).  Prerequisites: MATH 112 and 113, or permission of the instructor.
EDCI 581 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: RELIGION2
Survey of the curriculum, media, and strategies used in teaching Bible to elementary-age children; emphasis on building and maintaining relationships in an environment which nurtures the child’s spiritual growth.
EDCI 582 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SOCIAL STUDIES3
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary social studies.
EDCI 583 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SCIENCE AND HEALTH3
Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student’s adviser.
EDUC 581 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT2-6
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary science and health; emphasis on science as a process of inquiry.
EDCI 590 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION    4
Designing and interpreting criterion-referenced objective and performance assessments; interpretation of norm-referenced examinations; concepts of reliability and validity; item analysis; grading and reporting classroom performance. 
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