CI - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

Department of Curriculum & Instruction (EDU)


CI- 3010 TEACHING ELEMENTARY READING, LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES
[7 hours] Integration of instruction in listening, talking, writing and reading skills with purposes, scope and sequence of Social Studies. Ways to help children grow and develop in these areas. Preparation of an integrated unit. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; EDP 3210 Corequisite: CI 3020


CI - 3020 INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY FIELD EXPERIENCE
[3 hours] Prepare and teach integrated language arts/social studies unit, and teach reading/language arts in an elementary, or middle school classroom. Corequisite: CI 3010


CI - 3100 EFFECTIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING METHODS
[3 hours] Introduction to theory and research supporting effective curriculum development and instruction. Students acquire knowledge and skills necessary to create effective classroom environments. Prerequisite: EDP 3220; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 3110


CI - 3110 SECONDARY FIELD EXPERIENCE I
[1 - 2 hours] Students will implement and apply skills of instructional design, content area reading and classroom management within selected secondary school settings. Corequisite: CI 3100


CI - 3210 OFFICE PRODUCTION
[2 hours] Development of understanding, and judgement relating to the production of documents and statistical reports. Introduction to Cortez Peters method of teaching keyboarding. Prerequisite: GSCT 2270


CI - 3220 OFFICE PROCEDURES
[3 hours] Analysis of the activities of today's office professionals. Includes office technology, management, communication procedures (oral and written), and office procedures.


CI - 3230 INFORMATION PROCESSING FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION
[3 hours] Hands-on experience in the operation of information processing equipment used in today's modern offices. Prerequisite: CI 3210


CI - 3400 LITERACY ISSUES
[3 hours] An introduction to literacy and the acquisition of reading and writing skills/proficiency. Presents a study of language development, language diversity, the process of reading and writing, and their development.


CI - 3430* PHONICS AND WORD IDENTIFICATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD
[3 hours] Methods for using phonics and word identification strategies with preschool and kindergarten-primary learners. Focus on phonological and morphological underpinnings of English, nature and role of word recognition in reading proficiency, phonemic awareness, decoding and spelling, reading deficits and disabilities. Assessment of reading.

*course is pending final approval


CI - 3440* PHONICS AND WORD IDENTIFICATION FOR MIDDLE GRADES
[3 hours] Methods for using phonics and word identification strategies with preadolescent and early adolescent learners. Focus on phonological and morphological underpinnings of English, nature and role of word recognition in reading proficiency, phonemic awareness, decoding and spelling, reading deficits and disabilities. Assessment of reading.

*course is pending final approval


CI - 4030 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE GRADES
[4 hours] Introduction to the purposes, scope and sequence, resources, curriculum, instruction, and evaluation in middle grades science. Methods and materials for teaching science concepts. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; CI 3010, 3020


CI - 4040 TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE PRIMARY GRADES
[4 hours] Introduction to the purposes, scope and sequence, resources, curriculum, instruction, and evaluation in primary science. Relationships to DAP and science concept development. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; CI 3010, 3020


CI - 4050 SCIENCE FIELD EXPERIENCE
[1 hour] Prepare and teach a science unit of instruction in the elementary classroom. Corequisite: CI 4030 or 4040


CI - 4060 TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
[4 hours] Focus on the mathematics education of children in early childhood through the middle grades with emphasis on mathematics learning process, mathematics content, effec tive teaching strategies, instructional materials, and assessment techniques. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; CI 4030 or 4040 Corequisite: CI 4070, 4930


CI - 4070 TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS - FIELD
[1 hour] Teach a mathematics unit in an early childhood, elementary, or middle grade classroom. Corequisite: CI 4060


CI - 4080 INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY TEACHING METHODS I
[5 hours] Methods for teaching and integrating language arts in diverse classrooms. Emphasis on understanding the reading and writing process from emergent literacy through middle school. For Special Education Majors only. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; EDP 3210 or 3220


CI - 4090 INTEGRATED ELEMENTARY TEACHING METHODS II
[5 hours] Integrated approach to teaching mathematics and science. Emphasis on the learning process, mathematics and science content, effective teaching strategies, instructional materials, and assessment techniques. For Special Education Majors Only. Prerequisite: Adv Prof Stand; EDP 3210


CI - 4130 TEACHING IN URBAN COMMUNITIES
[2 hours] Focus on student learning in urban settings. Students will examine urban demographic and school achievement data, develop a profile of urban students and develop appropriate school activities. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CI 4190 and 4150, 4160, 4170 or 4180


CI - 4140 TEACHING METHODS FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES
[3 hours] Consideration of current theory and practice in teaching foreign languages in elementary and secondary schools. Focus on planning instruction, materials selection, and methods for teaching communication skills and culture. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Advanced professional standing


CI - 4150 TEACHING METHODS FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH
[3 hours] Language immersion techniques, mastery-based teaching, and reliance on reading/writing-to-learn activities. Develop proficiency in methodologies that reflect current research and effective instructional practices in secondary English and Communications. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 4130, 4190


CI - 4160 TEACHING METHODS FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS
[3 hours] Preparation for teaching in the secondary mathematics classroom. Techniques for motivating students, using questioning and critical thinking strategies and integrating technology are developed. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 4130, 4190


CI - 4170 TEACHING METHODS FOR SECONDARY SCIENCE
[3 hours] In-depth study of the methods and materials for teaching secondary science. Apply knowledge in a secondary classroom. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 4190, 4130


CI - 4180 TEACHING METHODS FOR SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES METHODS
[3 hours] In-depth study of methods and materials for teaching social studies. Implementation of secondary curriculum within the context of current technology and the development of critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CI 4190, 4130


CI - 4190 SECONDARY FIELD EXPERIENCE II
[3 hours] Students will develop and implement a unit plan in the content area integrating teaching of content, thinking skills, and adjusting the unit to a special needs population. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Adv Prof Stand Corequisite: CI 4130 and 4150, 4160, 4170 or 4180


CI - 4200* MIDDLE GRADES FIELD EXPERIENCE
[1 hour] Provide regular and special education teacher education students opportunities to demonstrate pedagogical skills as they teach integrated units. Demonstrate understanding of middle grades curriculum, instructional and assessment strategies. Corequisite: CI 4250

*course is pending final approval


CI - 4210 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Office functions as part of business administration, including physical facility planning, office systems, procedures and services, control of office work, and administrative/supervision of office staff. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4220 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION
[3 hours] Hands-on experience in a current word processing package. Also provides an overview of word processing methodologies, concepts, and techniques needed to teach a secondary course. Prerequisite: CI 3220


CI - 4230 BUSINESS TEACHING METHODS I
[3 hours] Development and application of appropriate materials and methods in teaching general business, accounting, and computer technology. Prerequisite: CI 3100; Advanced professional standing


CI - 4240 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY METHODS II
[3 hours] Development and application of appropriate materials and methods in teaching keyboarding, business communication/English, vocational education, and computer applications. Course required for vocational certification. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; CI 3210


CI - 4250* PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM INTEGRATION
[3 hours] Theory and practice of curriculum integration and team teaching. Examination of standards for teaching in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Particular attention to integration of language arts with other school subjects and applications of technology. Preparation of an integrated teaching unit. Corequisite: CI 4200 and SPED 4020.

*course is pending final approval


CI - 4300 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN
[3 hours] Emphasis on all genres of literature for children, including poetry, traditional literature, fantasy, realistic fiction, biography and other information books, particularly for the preschool and primary student. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4310 LITERATURE FOR MIDDLE GRADERS
[3 hours] Emphasis on all genres of literature for children, including poetry, traditional literature, fantasy, realistic fiction, both historical and contemporary , biography and other information books. Geared for the middle school student. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4320 LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
[3 hours] Survey of literature materials written for the junior and senior high school student. Emphasis is placed on all genres, literary elements, and the use of literature across the curriculum. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4360 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
[3 hours] Picture books, fiction, biography and poetry appropriate for elementary and middle school students that interpret and reflect honestly the lives of persons of color will be studied and evaluated.


CI - 4390 SANDBERG CHILDREN'S LITERATURE INSTITUTE
[3 hours] To broaden students' knowledge of current professionals in children's literature, nationally-known authors, illustrators and editors presentations.


CI - 4430 ISSUES IN SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHING
[3 hours] A critical study of teaching foreign languages and English as a second language in secondary schools including current curriculum, materials, teaching strategies, and evaluation. Prerequisite: CI 4140 Corequisite: CI 4900:03, 4930:03


CI - 4440 ISSUES IN LINGUISTICS, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR
[3 hours] Examine the research on structural and generative grammars and oral language acquisition. Analyze process writing research, teaching-learning principles, and practices that employ process writing techniques. Prerequisite: CI 4150 Corequisite: CI 4930:03, 4900:03


CI - 4450 CREATIVITY AND LANGUAGE ARTS
[3 hours] Practical techniques for guiding children into effective oral and written expression of ideas and feelings will be presented. Develop lesson plans. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing
:01 Creative Drama; :02 Creative Writing; :03 Storytelling


CI - 4510 MATHEMATICS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD
[3 hours] Development of mathematical understanding in young children, appropriate learning and assessment experiences, and analysis of curriculum. Mathematical focus on place value, number sense, geometry, measurement, algebra, data analysis and probability. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4520 MATHEMATICS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
[3 hours] Conceptualization of mathematics curriculum and its implementation in the classroom. The inductive approach will be emphasized. Examination of middle school math concepts. Prerequisite: Jr Standing


CI - 4530 TEACHING GEOMETRY IN GRADES K-12
[3 hours] Examination of the development of mathematics concepts and skills across the K-12 curriculum. Discussion of mathematics content, teaching methods, instructional materials, assessment techniques, and applications to classroom practice. (:01-Geometry, :02 Algebra) Prerequisite: Junior Standing


CI - 4540 TEACHING ALGEBRA IN GRADES K-12
[3 hours] Examination of the development of mathematics concepts and skills across K-12 curriculum. Discussion of mathematics content, teaching methods, instructional materials, assessment techniques, and applications to classroom practice. (:01 Geometry, :02 Algebra) Prerequisite: Jr. Standing


CI - 4550 TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS
[3 hours] Focuses on the art of problem solving and its implementation in the classroom. Basic problem solving strategies are developed; materials and methods for their integration in mathematics teaching are provided. Prerequisite: Jr. Standing (:01 K-8; :02 7-12 )


CI - 4570 CURRICULUM ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS
[3 hours] Focuses on the content of the 7-12 mathematics curriculum and its delivery in secondary schools. Consideration is given to the role of technology, proficiency testing, conceptualizations of mathematics and resulting implications. Prerequisite: CI 4160; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 4930, 4900:03


CI - 4610 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Elementary and middle level teachers to update their physical science background and concepts. Each student will develop and test instructional materials appropriate for one long-term physical science unit.


CI - 4620 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Designed to update teachers' earth and space science backgrounds and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies fro teaching earth and space science concepts.


CI - 4630 LIFE SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Designed to update teachers' life science backgrounds and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies for teaching life science concepts.


CI - 4640 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Issues, methods, and materials related to teaching Environmental Science in grades PreK-12. Field trips to areas of environmental interest will be part of the course.


CI - 4650 AEROSPACE EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course is designed to update teachers' aerospace science backgrounds and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies for teaching aerospace science concepts.


CI - 4670 SCIENCE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
[3 hours] Nature, scope, and role of science experiences in learning development of middle school age children; integration and application of current developments; theory and research in middle school science education. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing


CI - 4680 ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course focuses on theoretical issues related to teaching science in grades pre K-12 and is designed for preservice teachers. Prerequisite: CI 4170; Advanced professional standing. Corequisite: CI 4900, 4930:03


CI - 4710 TEACHING STRATEGIES IN MULTICULTURE EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examines multicultural curriculum and teaching strategies. Reviews ethnicity, culturally pluralistic curricula, selection of instructional materials, grouping practices, assessment of learning, and multi-ethnic schools, with an emphasis on improving instructions.


CI - 4720 ISSUES IN SOCIAL STUDIES
[3 hours] Examines current issues of content and pedagogy in secondary social studies. Prerequisite: Advanced professional standing; CI 4180 Corequisite: CI 4900; CI 4930

CI - 4740 MODELS OF VALUING
[3 hours] Reviews the rationale, research and strategies for character education, values clarification, moral developments as well as programs designed to promote self concept.


CI - 4760 TEACHING LOCAL HISTORY
[3 hours] Rationale, strategies and resources for teaching local history including demonstrations of teaching oral history and utilization of community resources.


CI - 4790 USING NEWS MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM
[3 hours] Rationale and strategies for using newspapers as classroom resource for teaching across curriculum. Participants will explore classroom applications after interviewing reporters, photographers, cartoonists as well as Newspaper in Education classroom teachers.


CI - 4900 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
[2 - 4 hours] Focuses reflectivity on common experiences in Student Teaching. Attention to resume preparation, portfolio use, job interviews. Corequisite: CI 4930


CI - 4930 STUDENT TEACHING
[6 - 12 hours] Full-time supervised classroom teaching for 10 weeks. Prerequisite: 100 semester hrs; Adv Prof Standing; 90% major/core; all professioanl courses; 2.5 GPA Corequisite: CI 4900:01, 02, or 03, 4060, 4070, 4430, 4440, 4570, 4680 or 4720
:01 Early Childhood Pre-K and Pre-8
:02 Elementary 1-8
:03 Secondary 7-12


CI - 4950 WORKSHOP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Workshops developed around topics of interest and concern for pre-service and in-service teachers and other education personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.


CI - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Topics of interest and concern to preservice, inservice and non-degree teachers within school districts and community agencies. The course may be included in an undergraduate degree program.


CI - 4990 UNDERGRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Provides student the opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of the staff of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. This course is open to seniors with the consent of the adviser and permission of the instructor.


CI - 5210 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Office functions as part of business administration, including physical facility planning, office systems, procedures and services, control of office work and administration/supervision of office staff.


CI - 5220 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION
[3 hours] Hands-on experience in a current word processing package. Also provides an overview of word processing methodologies, concepts and techniques needed to teach a secondary course.


CI - 5300 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN
[3 hours] Emphasis on all genres of literature for children, including poetry, traditional literature, fantasy, realistic fiction, biography and other information books, particularly for the preschool and primary student.


CI - 5310 LITERATURE FOR MIDDLE GRADERS
[3 hours] Emphasis on all genres of literature for children, including poetry, traditional literature, fantasy, realistic fiction, both historical and contemporary, biography and other informational books. Geared for the middle school student.


CI - 5320 LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS
[3 hours] Survey of literature materials written for the junior and senior high school student. Emphasis is placed on all genres, literary elements, and uses of literature across the curriculum.


CI - 5360 MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
[3 hours] Picture books, fiction, biography and poetry appropriate for elementary and middle school students that interpret and reflect honestly the lives of persons of color will be studied and evaluated.


CI - 5390 SANDBERG CHILDREN'S LITERATURE INSTITUTE
[3 hours] To broaden students' knowledge of current professionals in children's literature, nationally-known authors, illustrators or editors presentations.


CI - 5430 ISSUES IN SECOND LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
[3 hours] A critical study of teaching foreign languages and English as a second language in secondary schools including current curriculum, materials, teaching strategies, and evaluation.


CI - 5440 ISSUES IN LINGUISTICS, WRITING, AND GRAMMAR
[3 hours] Examine the research on structural and generative grammars and oral language acquisition. Analyze process writing research, teaching-learning principles and practices that employ writing technique.


CI - 5450:001 CREATIVITY AND LANGUAGE ARTS - DRAMA FOR CHILDREN <
[3 hours] Practical techniques for guiding children into effective oral and written expression of ideas and feelings will be presented. Develop lesson plans.
:01 Creative Drama
:02 Creative Writing
:03 Storytelling


CI - 5450:002 CREATIVITY & LANGUAGE ARTS - CREATIVE WRITING
[3 hours] Practical techniques for guiding children into effective oral and written expression of ideas and feelings will be presented. Students will review the professional literature which focuses upon creative writing.


CI - 5450:003 CREATIVITY & LANGUAGE ARTS - STORYTELLING
[3 hours] The study of the history, materials, and applications of storytelling in the curriculum. Emphasis on performance techniques appropriate for classroom use and library programs. Modeling activities.


CI - 5460/7460 THEORY & PRACTICE IN LANGUAGE ARTS
[3 hours] Advanced methods for teaching and integrating language arts in diverse classrooms. Emphasis is on understanding the reading and writing process from emergent literacy through middle school.


CI - 5510 MATHEMATICS FOR THE YOUNG CHILD
[3 hours] Development of mathematical understanding in young children, appropriate learning and assessment experiences, and analysis of curriculum. Mathematics focus on place value, number sense, geometry, measurement, algebra, data analysis and probability.


CI - 5520 MATHEMATICS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
[3 hours] Conceptualization of mathematics curriculum and its implementation in the classroom. The inductive approach will be emphasized. Examination of middle school math concepts.


CI - 5530 TEACHING GEOMETRY IN GRADES K-12
[3 hours] Examination of the development of mathematics concepts and skills across the K-12 curriculum. Discussion of mathematics content, teaching methods, instructional materials, assessment techniques, and applications to classroom practice.


CI - 5540 TEACHING ALGEBRA IN GRADES K-12
[3 hours] Examination of the development of mathematics concepts and skills across the K-12 curriculum. Discussion of mathematics content, teaching methods, instructional materials, assessment techniques, and applications to classroom practice.


CI - 5550:001 TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS: K-8
[3 hours] Focuses on the art of problem solving and its implementation in the classroom. Basic problem solving strategies are developed; materials and methods for their integration in mathematics teaching are provided.


CI - 5550:002 TEACHING PROBLEM SOLVING IN MATHEMATICS
[3 hours] Focuses on the art of problem solving and methods and materials for classroom implementation. Consideration given to current trends and related resource regarding use of problem solving in mathematics teaching.
:01 grades K-8; :02 grades 7-12


CI - 5570 CURRICULUM ISSUES IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
[3 hours] Consideration of the 7-12 mathematics curriculum and its delivery system. Attention is given to developments in mathematics and mathematics education, curriculum issues and resulting implications for teaching and learning.


CI - 5610 PHYSICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Elementary and middle level teachers to update their physical science background and concepts. Each student will develop and test instructional materials appropriate for one long-term physical science unit.


CI - 5620 EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Designed to update teachers' earth and space science backgrounds and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies for teaching earth and space science concepts.


CI - 5630 LIFE SCIENCE CONCEPTS
[3 hours] Designed to update teachers' life science background and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies for teaching life science concepts.


CI - 5640 ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Issues, methods, and materials related to teaching environmental science in grades PreK-12. Field trips to areas of environmental interest will be part of the course.


CI - 5650 AEROSPACE EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course is designed to update teachers' aerospace science backgrounds and to learn how to prepare instructional strategies for teaching aerospace science concepts.


CI - 5670 SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
[3 hours] Nature, scope, and role of science experiences in learning and development of middle school age children; integration and application of current developments; theory and research in middle school science education.


CI - 5680 ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
[3 hours] This course focuses on theoretical issues related to teaching science in grades preK-12 and is designed for preservice teachers.


CI - 5710 TEACHING STRATEGIES IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
[3 hours] Examines multicultural curriculum and instructional issues. Reviews diversity issues. Reviews diversity issues, pluralistic curricula, selection and development of instructional materials, grouping practices, assessment of learning, and multi-ethnic schools. Emphasis on improving instruction.


CI - 5720 ISSUES IN SOCIAL STUDIES
[3 hours] Examination and evaluation of teaching strategies in relation to social science learning. Special attention will be given to the literature and research related to multicultural education and urban schools.


CI - 5740 MODELS OF VALUING
[3 hours] Rationale, research and strategies for character education, values clarification, moral development and self concept programs. Students will do a critical review of programs in values education.


CI - 5760 TEACHING LOCAL HISTORY
[3 hours] Rationale, strategies and resources for teaching local history including demonstrations of teaching oral history and utilization of community resources.


CI - 5790 USING NEWS MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM
[3 hours] Rationale and strategies for using newspapers as classroom resource for teaching across curriculum. Explore classroom applications after interviewing reporters, photographers, cartoonists as well as Newspaper in Education classroom teachers.


CI - 5810/7810 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
[3 hours] Purposes of classroom instruction and role of the teacher. Investigation and characteristics of mediated instruction, lecture-recitation, inductive discussion and inquiry, and cooperative learning models. Modeling activities.


CI - 5820 ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM & TEACHING
[3 hours] Introduction to curriculum and teaching for initial 1-8 certification at the graduate level. Analysis of classroom management, curriculum and instructional planning, and evaluation strategies. Unit and lesson preparations.


CI - 5830/7830 TEACHING IN THE MIDDLE AND JUNIOR HIGH
[3 hours] An exploration of quality teaching in middle grades schools (5-9) including historical and philosophical foundations, developmental traits of students, current curriculum, teaching strategies, discipline and classroom management and evaluation.


CI - 5860/7860 MIDDLE-JUNIOR HIGH CURRICULUM
[3 hours] An exploration of the junior high and middle school curriculum including philosophical, psychological and historical bases, current organization and design and principles of curriculum development. Designing developmentally-appropriate curriculum is stressed.


CI - 5870/7870 SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM



[3 hours] Exploration of senior high school curriculum. Social, psychological, historical and philosophical foundations. Curriculum organization and design. Sources of curriculum.


CI - 5950 WORKSHOP IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Workshops developed around topics of interest and concern to inservice teachers. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized. Students may include several workshops in their master's or specialist degree programs.


CI - 5980/7980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] A course developed around topics of interest and concern to inservice teachers within school districts and agencies. Stresses solution and resolution of education problems occurring within the district.


CI - 5990 GRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual study designed to provide a student the opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of the faculty of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


CI - 6400/8400 TRENDS IN LITERACY ACQUISITION
[3 hours] Study of the theories and problems of literacy instruction. Factors affecting literacy development including organizations and climate of the classroom texts and instructional methods will be considered.


CI - 6410/8410 CONTENT AREA LITERACY
[3 hours] Study of the integration of reading and writing in the content areas. Attention will be given to instructional methods as well as assessment practices. Prerequisite: CI 6400


CI - 6420/8420 CONTENT AREA LITERACY FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS
[3 hours] Study of the integration of reading and writing in the content areas. Attention will be given to instructional methods as well as assessment practices.


CI - 6430/8430 DIAGNOSIS OF READING DISABILITY
[3 hours] Teachers acquire the knowledge and skill needed to assess the reading and writing of students and to plan appropriate instruction. Prerequisite: CI 6400


CI - 6440/8440 REMEDIATION PRACTICUM
[3 hours] Focus on comprehension, vocabulary and word identification strategies for supporting disabled readers in the regular classroom in learning to read independently. Prerequisite: CI 6400, 6430


CI - 6460/8460 WRITING PROCESS
[3 hours] Understanding and implementation of writing process in elementary classrooms, focusing on helping students write more effectively in three genrefiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as on evaluating student writing.


CI - 6470/8470 INTEGRATING LANGUAGE ARTS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
[3 hours] Addresses the philosophical underpinnings of integrated instruction as well as practical aspects of its implementation. Students incorporate literature and instructional strategies in thematic units.


CI - 6490/8490 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN LITERACY
[3 hours] Extensive examination of current research in literacy instruction. The influence of scientific studies on teaching procedures, materials, and context of learning will be considered. Prerequisite: CI 6400, 6430, 6440, 6410


CI - 6590/8590 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
[3 hours] Analysis of the latest research in mathematics curriculum of the elementary school. A critical appraisal is made of current issues in mathematics instruction.


CI - 6690/8690 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
[3 hours] Critical appraisal of current issues and trends in science education research. Emphasis on research investigations concerning concepts and issues in science learning theory, curriculum development, and assessment.


CI - 6750/8750 CHILDREN OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE-STRATEGIES AND CURRICULUM MATERIALS
[3 hours] Examination of family substance abuse and dysfunction. Hidden learning, roles, and patterns of behavior among COSAs. Strategies and materials for elementary, middle school, junior high COSAs.


CI - 6790/8790 THEORY AND RESEARCH IN SOCIAL STUDIES
[3 hours] Intensive study of contemporary developments in social studies including national standards, current research, and major publications.


CI - 6800/8800 FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
[3 hours] Consideration is given to major conceptualizations (models) of curriculum and instructionclassical, technological, personalized and interactional. Stress is placed upon the philosophical, psychological and historical determinants of these curricular models.


CI - 6810/8810 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: K-12
[3 hours] Study of essential structural components of curriculum. Role of the educator in making defensible curriculum decisions. Issues related to curricular aims, content, designs and evaluation are examined with the assistance of curriculum theory.


CI - 6820/8820 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR NON-SCHOOL SETTINGS
[3 hours] Program development for community agency personnel training and staff development. Principles of curriculum design applied to non-school programs. Model for design; evaluation.


CI - 6830/8830 CURRICULUM TRENDS AND ISSUES
[3 hours] Analysis of current curriculum developments in public school education such as the major curriculum reform projects, individualization of programs, compensatory programs, ITU and programmed instructional packages, and related developments.


CI - 6840/8840 CURRICULUM FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS
[3 hours] Study of initiating and implementing curriculum change in the school setting. Students will build upon a review and examine key theories of educational leadership concerned with curriculum development.


CI - 6900 MASTERS RESEARCH SEMINAR IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[2 - 3 hours] Examination of research and current issues in curriculum and instruction. Emphasis on theory and research and evaluation models. Preparation and submission of article manuscript. Prerequisite: CI 6490, 6590, 6690, 6790 or CIEC 6950


CI - 6920 MASTERS RESEARCH PROJECT IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours] Students will complete an individual research project under the direction of a committee of at least two faculty members in Curriculum and Instruction, ordinarily including the faculty adviser.


CI - 6940 INTERNSHIP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours] Placement of a masters student in an appropriate school district setting under direction of a CI instructor.


CI - 6960 MASTERS THESIS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours] Students will complete a thesis under the direction of committee of at least two faculty members from Curriculum and Instruction, ordinarily including the faculty adviser.


CI - 7940 SPECIALIST PRACTICUM IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours] Observation and supervised experience in an appropriate setting. Students will be assigned to work as interns under the joint supervision of school and University personnel.


CI - 8860 ADVANCED CURRICULUM THEORY
[3 hours] Problems of conducting systematic inquiry in the curriculum field. Students will discuss ideas and research of curriculum scholars. Requires the ability to analyze and evaluate current programs and scholarly writing.


CI - 8870 CURRICULUM CRITICISM
[3 hours] An in-depth investigation of the foundations of curriculum inquiry with specific emphasis on the application of contemporary philosophy, curricular criticism and possibility in the design of educational programs.


CI - 8900 DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[2 - 4 hours] This seminar will consider problems and provide advanced study for doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction.


CI - 8930 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 5 hours] Individual study is designed to provide the doctoral student opportunity to work individually on professional problems under the direction of CI faculty.


CI - 8940 DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 3 hours] Placement of doctoral students in appropriate school, school district, or other professional setting under direction of joint placement personnel and CI faculty.


CI - 8960 DISSERTATION IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
[1 - 10 hours] Original research in an area of curriculum and instruction.

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