Curriculum & Instruction

College Credit Plus Course Descriptions


Master of Arts and Education in AYA Integrated English

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CI 6830 Curriculum Issues and Trends (3 hrs.)
Designed for educators, this course guides students in exploring core ideas to develop a framework for the study of teaching. Students investigate issues of what and how to teach in the content areas as well as explore the knowledge of expert content teachers. As a core graduate course in curriculum and instruction, students analyze and integrate ideas to form a theoretical framework and are guided in developing professional written work grounded in the literature. Topics include: Educative experiences, learning progressions, ambitious teaching, e-learning environments, and pedagogical content knowledge.

Literacy studentsCI 6490 Theory & Research in Literacy (3 hrs.) 
Extensive examination of current research and theoretical considerations in language and literacy learning and instruction. Contemporary contextual factors such as policy and standards are explored. The reciprocal nature of research and practice is a central theme of the course. Individualized culminating projects focus on specific issues of interest related to language and literacy learning and instruction. 

ENGL 6980 American Poetry and Poetics (3 hrs.)
Seminar on a specialized topic in English studies. 

ENGL 6980 Literature of the British Empire (3 hrs.)
Seminar on a specialized topic in English studies. 

TSOC 5300 Philosophy and Education (3 hrs.)
Exploring the nature of philosophic inquiry in education and examining competing traditions in the West, particularly in the United States. A distinction between education and schooling will be drawn. 

ENGL 6010 Composition (3 hrs.)
For prospective college instructors of composition. Includes supervised teaching of composition.

EDP 5310 Issues and Innovations in Learning and Instruction (3 hrs.)  
Reviews emergent theory, principles and research findings on cognition and learning and applies these concepts to developing instructional experiences and conditions for optimizing classroom learning and performance. 

ENGL 5090 Writing Theory (3 hrs.)
An intensive study of current theories and research connecting reading, critical thinking and writing with applications of theory to students' literate practices and research. 

CI 6900 Master’s Research Seminar (3 hrs.) 
Graduate seminar designed as a culminating experience in the master's programs in Curriculum and Instruction.  Participants critically examine the research and scholarhip in their specific field of interest.  Emphasis is placed on professional academic collaboration, peer review, constructive criticism. The final product of this seminar is an academic manuscript of publishable quality that contributes to the academic discourse in a particular body of scholarship.  

RESM 5220 Applied Assessment for Improved Practice (3 hrs.)
This is an advanced course in classroom assessment with a focus on informed and applied evidence-based decision making. Key components are the analysis and reporting of results from assessment datasets, the creation of formative and summative assessment action plans based on analysis results, and the incorporation of 21st century technology tools to support assessment planning and instructional decisions. 

ENGL TBD:  American Literature (3 hrs.)

ENGL TBD:  British Literature (3 hrs.)


Last Updated: 11/28/17