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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Graduate Courses: Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 550 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN 3
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 5
Study of language acquisition in elementary-age children, including speaking, thinking, listening, reading and writing, drama and children’s literature. Philosophy, curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching reading and language arts. Practicum required.
EDCI 565 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY 3
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 PRACTICUM 1
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: RELIGION 2
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 STUDIES 2
Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary social studies.
EDCI 583 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: SCIENCE AND HEALTH 3
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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