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EDUCATION – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (EDCI 13.03)

EDCI 500. Foundations of Reading. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: EDFR 501 or permission of the department head. Conceptual framework for the developments in the history of reading and the major psychological, sociological, and linguistic foundations of reading. Field experiences required. SP only. (13.0601)

EDCI 501. Seminar Topics in Foundations. 1-1-0. Introduction of research and theoretical foundations for the major and development of technology skills for use in coursework assessments (i.e., LiveText and Blackboard). (13.0601).

EDCI 503. Seminar in K-12 Curriculum Studies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EDFR 501 or permission of department head as a co-requisite of EDFR 501. Evaluation and study of current critical issues in the design and delivery of curriculum in general; critical analyses of existing school curricula; focus on curricular design for effective educational leadership delivering numeracy and literacy across grade levels and diverse populations. (13.0301)

EDCI 504. Seminar in Secondary School Curriculum Studies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EDFR 501 or permission of department head as a co-requisite with EDFR 501. Critical evaluation of various designs of the curriculum in general and specialized education; investigation and research in content and subject matter areas. Su and Fa only. (13.0301)

EDCI 505. Seminar in Elementary School Curriculum Studies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EDFR 501 or permission of department head as a co-requisite with EDFR 501. This is a hybrid course – face-to-face meetings combined with internet components. Critical issues in the elementary school curriculum; investigation and research in instructional practices and content. Su and Fa only. (13.0301)

EDCI 506. Foundations of Educational Assessment. 3-3-0. Course designed to introduce the classroom teacher to elements of measurement and assessment and the role they play in assessment in the curriculum, lesson planning, and instructional processes. (13.0301)

EDCI 507. Creating a Literate Environment. 3-3-0. Prerequisite:   Successful completion of EDFR 501 or permission of department head.   Principles and practices, methods and materials for devising and implementing an instructional environment that promotes literacy in life-long learning.   Field experiences in area schools required. (13.1315).

EDCI 508. Instructional Issues for Teaching Diverse Learners. 3-3-0. Analysis of educational issues relating to cultural, linguistic, economic, academic, social and gender diversity. Addresses principles and strategies for creating an equitable teaching/learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds. Field experiences required. (13.0202)

EDCI 510. Advanced Methods in HPED K-12. 3-3–0. Description of teaching functions, the skills that constitute those functions, and the principles that guide their selection and use in the elementary and secondary school. (13.1314)

EDCI 512. Exceptional Children. 3-3-0. Current practices and research literature in the psychology and education of the exceptional child and youth. Su only. (13.1001)

EDCI 513. Advanced Methods in Classroom Management. 3-3-0. Research and analysis of current classroom management theories and models and their application as tools for effective decision-making in the classroom. Sp and Su only. (13.0301)

EDCI 514. Science of Physical Education. 3-3-0. Physiological, biomechanical, and motor developmental applications to teaching sport and exercise. (13.1314)

EDCI 515. Seminar in High Incidence Disabilities. 3-3-0. Corequisite: EDCI 501. The historical contexts of special education, current trends and issues in educating students with high incidence disabilities, and factors involved in institutionalization of educational change. Sp Only. (13:1001)

EDCI 528. Communication and Literacy in Early Intervention. 3-3-0. Knowledge and understanding of the theories of typical and atypical early childhood development in the areas of communication and emergent literacy development. (13.1315)

EDCI 529. Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Correction. 3-2-1. Prerequisite: EDCI 560 or 561. The nature and identification of reading difficulties and techniques, instruments, and strategies for diagnosing and remediation of reading disabilities. (13.1315)

EDCI 530. Introduction to Learning Disabilities. 3-3-0. Co-requisite: EDCI 501 and permission of instructor. An overview of the history of learning disabilities and a review of current literature with special emphasis on characteristics of children with learning problems. Sp only. (13.1011)

EDCI 533. Advanced Instructional Planning for Students with Learning Disabilities. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A study of the current research on methods and curricular modifications for students with learning disabilities. Implementation of successful practices in the field. Sp only. (13.1011)

EDCI 534. Practicum I in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis. 3-3-0. Co-requisite: PSYC 506. Supervised individual experiences using the principles and procedures derived from the field of behavior analysis in inclusive and special education settings. Course requires 5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus. (13.1001)

EDCI 536. Advanced Methods of Teaching Basic Subjects for Students with Learning Disabilities. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. The study, selection and presentation of curricular materials for teaching language arts and mathematics to students with learning disabilities. Sp only. (13.1099)

EDCI 537. Methods of Teaching Students with Behavior Problems. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Principles and problems of working with students with behavior and learning problems. Fall only. (13.1099)

EDCI 538. Independent Study in Special Education. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: EDFR 501. Current problems, trends and practices in the education and care of exceptional children. (13.1001)

EDCI 539. Practicum II in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis 3-3-0 Pre-requisite: EDCI 534. Co-requisite: EDCI 547. Supervised individual experiences using the principles and procedures derived from the field of behavior analysis in inclusive and special education settings. Course requires 5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus. (13.1001)

EDCI 540. Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum I. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or department head. Supervised individual experience in special education. Su only. (13.1012)

EDCI 541. Mild/Moderate Special Education Practicum II. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: EDCI 540 or permission of instructor. Supervised experience in special education. Su only. (13.1012)

EDCI 547. Instructional Intervention Strategies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of Foundations Core. Co-requisite: EDCI 557. The identification and implementation of evidence based educational practices in inclusion classrooms. Consultation skills and other factors associated with acceptance of class-wide strategies studied. Sp only. (31.1011)

EDCI 548. Consultation for Implementation of Classwide Strategies. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of EDCI 547 and 557. The identification and implementation of evidence based practices in inclusion classrooms. Consultation and mentoring skills and other factors associated with acceptance of class-wide strategies studied. Fa only. (13.0301).

EDCI 549. Practicum III in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis. 3-3-0   Pre-requisite: EDCI 534, EDCI 539. Co-requisite: EDCI 557. Supervised individual experiences using the principles and procedures derived from the field of behavior analysis in inclusive and special education settings. Course requires 5 days a week for participation in community, school, and agency programs and a weekly seminar on campus. (13.1001)

EDCI 550. Psychology and Education of the Talented and Gifted Child. 3-3-0. Philosophy, definitions, characteristics, research, aids to administrators and teachers in planning enrichment for the talented and gifted. Fa only. (13.1004)

EDCI 551. Curriculum and Methods for Teaching the Talented and Gifted. 3-3-0. Philosophy, aims, organization and development of a curriculum for the talented and gifted student; methods and techniques of instructions; integrated guidance and instructional program. Sp only. (13.1004)

EDCI 552. Practicum for Teachers of the Talented and Gifted. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: EDCI 551. Supervised observation, participation, and teaching of the talented and gifted. Su only. (13.1004)

EDCI 553. Educational Assessment. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. A study of the theory and application of techniques used in the psycho educational assessment of school age children. Fa only. (13.1004)

EDCI 554. Precision Assessment and Diagnostic/Prescriptive Strategies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Co-requisite: EDCI 540. Study of formative, informal and precision assessment methods with school-age children and young adults. Student contact hours required. Su only. (13.1001)

EDCI 556. Practicum in Educational Assessment. 3-0-6. Prerequisite: EDCI 536. Practicum in formal and informal assessment strategies for school-age children and young adults. Student contact hours required as specified by area certification. Su only. (13.1001)

EDCI 557. Behavioral Intervention Strategies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Systematic behavioral assessment and implementation of behavioral intervention strategies. Field experiences required (25 child-contact hours). Sp only. (13.1001)

EDCI 558. Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted. 3-3-0 Will focus on the social, emotional, and affective needs of gifted students. Research and perfectionism, underachievement, relationships, gifted student with special needs, personality traits, and affective growth and adjustment of gifted children. (13.1004)

EDCI 559. Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.3-3-0. Will focus on an understanding of the historical background and international impact of creativity and the problem solving process. Students will be actively engaged in innovative ways of creatively and efficiently addressing problems in personal and professional situations. The goal is to ultimately strengthen one’s own creative capabilities and talents as well as integrate creativity across the academic disciplines. (13.1004)

EDCI 560. The Teaching of Reading: Developmental. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Principles and practices, methods and materials for devising and implementing effective developmental (learning to read) reading programs. (13.1315)

EDCI 561. The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Principles, strategies, and materials of instruction for adjusting reading abilities among students to the specific reading demands of various content subjects. Emphasis on the transfer of learning to read skill development to reading to learn application. (13.1315)

EDCI 562. Analysis of Reading Difficulties. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 560 or 561. The nature of reading difficulties, their identification and special techniques and instruments for diagnosing reading disabilities. (13.1315)

EDCI 563. Clinical Analysis and Correction of Reading Disabilities. 3-2-1. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 562 and 569. The disabled reader: techniques and procedures, methods and materials for analyzing and correcting reading disabilities. (13.1315)

EDCI 564. Theoretical Models of Reading I. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Theoretical, practical, and pedagogical topics in reading education. Designed for teachers interested in implementing the Reading Recovery Program within their school or district. Fa only. (13.1315)

EDCI 566. Theoretical Models of Reading II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: EDCI 564. Advanced theoretical, practical, and pedagogical topics in reading education. Designed to extend the understanding of literacy acquisition and prepare teachers to implement the Reading Recovery Program within their school or district. Sp only. (13.1315)

EDCI 567. Independent Study in Reading Education. 3-0-3. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 560 or 561. Individual project to be arranged with major professor. (13.1315)

EDCI 568. Clinical Internship. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 563. Supervised individual experience in reading education selected to provide practical training in a clinical setting. (13.1315)

EDCI 569. Correction of Reading Difficulties. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 560 and EDCI 562. This is a hybrid course – face-to-face meetings combined with internet components. The nature of reading difficulties, their treatment, special techniques and instruments for correction. (13.1315)

EDCI 570. Seminar in Early Childhood Education. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Philosophical and historical basis of early childhood education. Organization, administration, and program planning for the young child, emphasizing child growth and development, and parent involvement. Fa only. (13.1209)

EDCI 571. Foundations of Early Childhood Special Education. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Introduction to the historical and philosophical basis, the laws and current practices of early intervention programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities. Fa only. (13.1099)

EDCI 572. Seminar in Early Childhood Curriculum. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Curriculum planning for early childhood education providing children with opportunities to develop at their own rate in personal and social skills and values, academic learning and cognitive skills. Sp only. (13.1209)

EDCI 573. Curriculum and Methods for Early Childhood Special Education. 3-3-0. Curriculum issues, educational procedures and intervention strategies for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities. Su only. (13.1099)

EDCI 574. Assessment of the Young Child. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 570. Issues and strategies for implementing ecologically valid assessments of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Twenty contact hours with appropriate age clients. Sp only. (13.1209)

EDCI 576. Readings in Early Childhood Education. 3-2-2. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Historical, psychological, and sociological data; curriculum resources; and educational innovations in early childhood. Su- odd years only. (13.1209)

EDCI 578. Parent Involvement and Community Resources. 3-3-0. Parental involvement in planning for the needs of the normal and exceptional preschool child. Emphasis on program planning and community resources. Su- even years only. (13.1209)

EDCI 579. Practicum in Early Childhood Education. 3-0-6. Prerequisites: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head and EDCI 570 and 572. Application of philosophy, skills and techniques essential to successful teaching in a pre school program through supervised teaching. (13.1209)

EDCI 580. Interdisciplinary and Interagency Teaming in Education. 3-3-0. Information and exploration of the skills and approaches necessary for teachers and other education professionals to work effectively in collaborative, consultative, and teaming situations. (13.0301)

EDCI 581. Advanced Methods in Teaching Elementary Education Science and Social Studies. 3-3-0. Course focuses on current methodological and pedagological practices in science and social studies. Su and Fa only. (13.0301)

EDCI 582. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Language Arts. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Research and trends in teaching the language arts in the elementary school with emphasis on oral and written language, listening, spelling and handwriting. Fa only. (13.1202)

EDCI 583. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Research and trends in teaching mathematics in the elementary school. Sp and Su only. (13.1202)

EDCI 584. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Science. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. A comprehensive study of recent research and trends in teaching science content and skills applicable to the elementary school. Su and Fa only. (13.1202)

EDCI 585. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Social Studies. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Recent research and trends in teaching social studies applicable to the elementary school. Su only. (13.1202)

EDCI 586. Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary Education Subjects. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundations core or permission of department head. Teaching methods including teaching strategies, classroom management, evaluation, and teacher accountability in secondary subjects other than reading. Sp and Fa only. (13.1205)

EDCI 587. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Social Studies. 3-3-0. Recent research and trends in teaching social studies applicable to the secondary school. Su only. (13.1202)

EDCI 588. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Science. 3-3-0. A comprehensive study of recent research and trends in teaching science content and skills applicable to the secondary school. Su and Fa only. (13.1205)

EDCI 589. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Mathematics. 3-3-0. A comprehensive study of research and trends in the teaching of secondary school mathematics. Sp and Su only. (13.1205)

EDCI 590. Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School English. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of foundation core or permission of department head. Research and trends in teaching English in the secondary school. Field experiences required. (13.1202)

EDCI 593. Professional Workshop. 3-3-0. Intended to meet in service needs of curriculum and instruction personnel. May be repeated for credit whenever content different. Not applicable toward any graduate degree. Workshops are organized on special topics. S or U assigned upon completion of course. (13.0301)

EDCI 595. Clinical in Elementary and Secondary Education. 3-0-3. Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework and recommendation of program committee. (Must be enrolled the semester prior to Portfolio.) Identify specific area of needed educational improvement within K-12 school setting and develop a plan of research to facilitate improvement in student learning. S or U assigned upon completion. Sp and Fa only. (13.0301)

EDCI 596. Implementation of Curriculum Integration. 3-2-1. Prerequisite: Successful completion of foundations core and professional core courses EDCI 508, EDCI 561, and advanced methods. The continuum of options for content design and the nature of curriculum integration.(13.0301)

EDCI 597. Literacy Teachers as Leaders in School Communities. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: EDCI 569. The roles and responsibilities of literacy leaders related to instruction, leadership, and assessment with focus on important dimensions of research-based practice in literacy instruction.  (13.1315)

EDCI 598. Supervision and Literacy Coach Practicum. 3-0-3. Prerequisite: EDCI 563, 597. Ongoing consistent support for the implementation of the instructional and supervisory roles of the reading specialist in a school-based setting. (13.1315)

EDCI 599. Field-Based Research Seminar. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: EDCI 547 and 557. Co-requisite: EDCI 548. Evaluation of the learning environments for students, self-assessment or knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and assessment and enhancement of candidates’ skills in bringing about changes necessary to improve student learning. Fa only. (13:1001).

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