Master of Education Curriculum & Teaching
EDTL 6110 - Curriculum Inquiry with Field Experience (4) Sources of curriculum; foundational bases for contemporary curriculum; forces that shape design and development of curriculum; and factors related to implementing, modifying, and evaluating curriculum. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 7100 - Curriculum and Instructional Design (3) Spring, Summer. An analysis of curriculum and instructional systems, structures, and designs. Historical and philosophical bases for contemporary curriculum and instructional innovations and practices will be examined. Representative models will be presented and discussed to facilitate the creation of student-generated designs. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6770 - Curriculum Issues and Trends with Field Experience (4) On demand. Theories, principles, and concepts pertaining to learning process; variables associated with basic classroom learning problems. Recent theoretical and research developments related to classroom learning problems; current practices and innovations in educative process; and the learning development of children, adolescents, and young adults. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6120 - Classroom Technology for Teachers (3). On demand. The Classroom Technology for Teachers course is an introduction to computers in education with hands-on experience. The purpose of the course is to introduce technology skills and integration strategies to the educator. The course participants will become aware of several applications of technology and integration methods in the elementary and secondary classroom. The participant will also develop skills and strategies in using Internet resources in the classroom. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6500 - Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices with Field Experience (4). Advanced Pedagogy and Best Practices. This course provides Masters level students with a deeper review of pedagogy as it looks and operates in best practice settings. It focuses on understanding the interrelated nature of methodology, context and pedagogical content knowledge. Key best practice teaching methods will be explored. Key concepts in pedagogy and best practice will be addressed such as inquiry, differentiated instruction, hands-on, standards based and technology infusion. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6270 - Development of the Elementary School Child (3). Study of the physical, intellectual, and social development of the elementary school-age child and school programs and environments which affect development at this age. Specific emphasis is placed on school intervention programs intended to promote prosocial behavior, cognitive functioning, and physical well-being.
EDFI 6710 - Human Growth and Development (3). Fall, Summer. Study of basic knowledge and theories of human development and behavior from a multidisciplinary approach. Special emphasis placed on the sociocultural nature of human development including the physical, intellectual, and socioemotional growth patterns of individuals throughout the life span. Prerequisite: six hours of psychology, educational psychology, or consent of instructor. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6730 - Adolescent Development within Social Context (3). Spring. Study of the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development of adolescents in relation to their socio-cultural environments. Specific emphasis placed on adolescent behavior within the family, school, peer groups, and within the context of various historical and cultural settings. Prerequisite: six hours of psychology, educational psychology, or consent of instructor.
EDFI 6770 - Contemporary Theory & Research in Classroom Learning (3). On demand. Theories, principles, and concepts pertaining to learning process; variables associated with basic classroom learning problems. Recent theoretical and research developments related to classroom learning problems; current practices and innovations in educative process; and the learning development of children, adolescents, and young adults. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6410 - Statistics (3). Statistics as a tool in education and research, descriptive statistics, transformation of scores, sampling and probability, linear correlation and regression, introduction to statistical inference, basic tests of significance, and effect size. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6450 - Using Assessment and Research to Improve Practice (3) Introduction to process of data-driven instructional decision making, through assessment-based research in educational settings; focus is on using assessment results and additional research to better inform instructional decisions. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6530 - Qualitative Approaches to Classroom Inquiry (3) Introduction to qualitative methods focusing on naturalistic inquiry, ethnographic methodologies, and interpretive research to be used in classroom research. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6910 - Master's Project in Curriculum Teaching (3). On demand. Supervised independent research on delimited topic for Plan II Master of Education degree option. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6990 - Thesis Research (1-12). On demand. Enrollment in excess of four hours acceptable for Plan I master's degree but not more than six hours creditable toward degree. Graded S/U. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6000 - Philosophy of Education (3). Fall, Spring. Philosophical examination of issues pertinent to educational theory and practice. Readings of influential work in classical and contemporary philosophy, educational theory, and adjacent disciplines. Reading list varies depending upon the course focus. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6010 - Comparative Education (3). Fall, Summer. Comparative study and critique of the role of education in national and global development. Emphasis on the interrelationship between cultural, economic, and political factors and the roles of education in selected developed and developing nations.
EDFI 6020 - History of Education (3). Spring, Summer. Historical background of contemporary educational theory, practice, and reform. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDFI 6030 - Cultural Studies in Education (3). An interdisciplinary introduction to the concept of culture and its relation to education; cross-cultural and international education; globalization; text and language; immigration and displacement; human possibility, subjectivity and identity.
EDTL 6200 - Content Literacy P-12 (3). Analysis of the unique nature of learning with informational texts across grade levels and subject areas. Investigation of literacy requirements, teaching and learning strategies, and materials. Topics include nonfiction genres, word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension, writing to learn, study skills, and assessment and evaluation methods. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6800 - Graduate Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3). On demand. Selected topics within the discipline. Content varies from one year or semester to the next. Must have approval of graduate coordinator if graduate program credit is desired or at discretion of student for recertification or for personal growth. Approved for Distance Ed.
EDTL 6950 - Workshop in Curriculum and Instruction (1). Workshop hours in curriculum and teaching topics. Topics based on current trends and interests in the field.