Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Professor Billy Askins, Chairperson.

Horn Professor Skoog; Professor Welton; Associate Professors Button, Geer, Hovey, P. Johnson, and Swafford; Assistant Professors Bush, Cooper, Janisch, H. Johnson, Morgan-Fleming, Morris, Passman, Peña, Price, Reynolds, Schultz, Thomas, Verdi, and Xu.

The division offers study in the following graduate degree programs: bilingual education, elementary education, LANGUAGE LITERACY education, and secondary education, Master of Education; curriculum and instruction, Master of Education and Doctor of Education. Within the curriculum and instruction major several support areas are possible including bilingual, elementary, language literacy, and secondary education.

Programs leading to the professional teacher's certificate and associated endorsements are available.

Individuals seeking initial certification to teach in elementary or secondary schools must complete specified courses in education and meet other general education and teaching field requirements. Information on the post baccalaureate program is available in the division office. Information on teacher certification is included in the Undergraduate Catalog and the division office.

Information on admission standards, program requirements, and other matters concerning graduate programs in the division may be obtained from the division office or the Office of Graduate Education and Research in the College of Education.

Courses in Bilingual Education. (EDBL)

5332. Foundations of Bilingual Education (3:3:0). Overview of curriculum, assessment process, teaching strategies, research, and legislation related to bilingual education.

5333. Teaching the Multicultural-Multilingual Student (3:3:0). Strategies and techniques for teaching and working with the multicultural-multilingual student.

5334. First and Second Language Acquisition (3:3:0). First and second language acquisition and development as related to bilingual education and the teaching of English as a second language.

5336. Instructional and Management Issues in Bilingual EducationESL (3:3:0). A survey of issues relating to classroom instruction and management for language minority students.

5337. Teaching Strategies for ESL and Content-Area Teachers of Limited English Proficient Students (3:3:0). Provides an instructional framework for material development and teaching approaches to limited English proficient students.

5338. Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language to PreK-12 Students. (3:3:0). Study of rationale, theories, and goals of a comprehensive ESL curriculum program in compliance with public school needs and standards of the State of Texas.

5340. Language Minority Students With Exceptionalities (3:3:0). Identification, learning characteristics, and instructional adaptations for language minority students with exceptionalities.

5393. Internship in Bilingual Education (3). Experience in various roles in bilingual education.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

Courses in Educational Curriculum
and Instruction. (EDCI)

5001. Advanced Education Workshops in Curriculum and Instruction (V1-6). Advanced workshop activities in curriculum and instruction. Topics may vary.

5306. Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3:3:0). Recent research, trends, and issues in curriculum and instruction. May be repeated for credit.

5310. Instructional Theory and Design (3:3:0). Applications of contemporary educational theory and design procedures to secondary education, including models of teaching, enhancement of self-concept, and adolescent needs and interests.

5320. Curriculum Theory: Foundations (3:3:0). Fundamental bases for curriculum development.

5321. Curriculum Theory: Design and Development (3:3:0). Principles of curriculum needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation.

5333. Improving the Teaching of Thinking (3:3:0). Provides an instructional framework for teaching specific thinking skills and for developing and nurturing the teaching of skillful and reflective thinking in all content areas (K-12).

5335. Models of Teaching (3:3:0). Selected models of or approaches to teaching are described, demonstrated, and practiced. Emphasis is placed on expanding the repertoire of teaching skills.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-12).

6306. Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3:3:0). Critical analysis and design of research in selected curriculum areas. May be repeated for credit.

6320. Curriculum Theory: Inquiry (3:3:0). Antecedents of contemporary curriculum paradigms; relationships among curriculum, instruction, and society; tactics and models of curriculum analysis and criticism.

6393. Advanced Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction (3:3:0). A supervised laboratory or field experience in a curricular area; includes assessment, planning, instruction, and evaluation. May be repeated for credit.

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

Courses in Elementary Education. (EDEL)

5002. Advanced Education Workshops in Elementary Education (V1-6). A maximum total of 6 hours of credit may be earned either simultaneously or in different semesters.

5360. Developing Social Studies Programs in Elementary Education (3:3:0). Objectives, patterns, and principles of organization of social studies in the elementary schools.

5370. Developing Mathematics Programs in Elementary Education (3:3:0). The development of arithmetic and its educative function in the elementary school curriculum.

5375. Developing Science Programs in the Elementary School (3:3:0). Methods and materials for helping children develop an understanding of their natural and physical environments.

6306. Studies in Elementary Education (3:3:0). Trends in modern elementary education.

6360. Studies in Social Studies Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDEL 3360 or 5360. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to social studies education. May be repeated for credit.

6370. Studies in Mathematics Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDEL 4370 or 5370. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to mathematics education. May be repeated for credit.

6375. Studies in Science Education (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDEL 4375 or 5375. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to science education. May be repeated for credit.

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

Courses in Language Literacy Education. (EDLL)

5340. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDLL 5351 or concurrent enrollment. Psychological and research bases of reading instruction. A foundations course.

5342. Assessment in Reading (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, 5344, 5351, or consent of instructor. Examines the use of both formal and informal assessment measures as a means to provide information useful for evaluating student performance and planning instruction.

5343. Practicum in Language Literacy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, 5344 and 5351 or consent of instructor. Must be taken concurrently with EDLL 5342. Provides an opportunity to work in instructional settings to assist children in their reading development. Student achievement is considered through instructional strategies and assessment procedures.

5344. Content Area Literacy (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDLL 5340, undergraduate equivalent, or consent of instructor. Theoretical and research bases, issues, strategies, and methods related to learning from print in all content fields.

5345. Early Literacy (3:3:0). Theoretical bases, procedures, techniques, and materials for early literacy instruction.

5346. Understanding, Valuing, and Assessing Language Learners (3:3:0). Examines a constructivist framework as a foundation for understanding language and literacy development in elementary classrooms.

5348. Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of Reading (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Previous reading courses or consent of instructor. A study of reading as communication with applications of linguistics to the reading classroom.

5349. Adolescent Literature (3:3:0). Study of current literature for middle and secondary level students (grades 7-12); selection of material and strategies appropriate for adolescents.

5350. Developing Language Arts Programs in Elementary Education (3:3:0). Applications of research findings and modern theory to teaching and organizing the language arts in the elementary school.

5351. Children's Literature for Elementary School Teachers and Librarians (3:3:0). Literature for children in the elementary school; selection, use and organization. Includes nonprint media.

5352. Portfolio Assessment in Reflective Teaching (3:3:0). Theory and technique for student portfolio assessment (observation, anecdotes, tests, reading and writing samples). Must have access to classroom students K-12.

5355. Developing Writing Programs in K-12 Classrooms (3:3:0). Application of in-depth studies of research and instructional practices in the teaching of writing to guide development of effective writing programs.

5356. Problems, Trends, and Issues in English Education (3:3:0). Investigation of current problems, trends, and issues in the teaching of secondary school English. May be repeated for credit.

5357. Early Detection in Reading (3:3:0). Assessment of and intervention with children during daily literacy lessons. (First of two courses).

5358. Early Literacy Intervention (3:3:0). Assessment of young children and initial intervention based on ongoing reading and writing assessment.

5393. Internship in Language Literacy Education (3). Prerequisite: Advanced graduate classification in education. Experiences in the various roles of language literacy education.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6341. Problems, Trends, and Issues in Literacy Teaching and Learning (3:3:0). Study of selected problems, trends, and issues related to literacy teaching and learning. Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit as topic varies.

6347. Research Seminar in Literacy (3:3:0). In-depth analysis and synthesis of contemporary research in literacy development and instruction.

6350. Studies in Elementary Language Arts (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDRD 3352 or EDLL 5350. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to elementary language arts. May be repeated for credit.

6351. Studies in Children's Literature (3:3:0). Prerequisite: EDRD 3350 or EDLL 5351. In-depth studies of research and instructional practices pertaining to children's literature. May be repeated for credit.

6353. Investigations in Literacy (3:3:0). Theoretical bases and research perspectives on literacy learning and instruction. An in-depth analysis of historically important research.

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

Courses in Secondary Education. (EDSE)

5305. Issues and Reform in American Secondary Schooling (3:3:0). Purpose, role, contemporary issues, and reform trends in American secondary schooling. Historical, philosophical, sociological, and ideological foundations of education. Examination of multiple contexts that influence schooling and roles of teaching.

5307. Seminar in Secondary Education (3:3:0). Trends and issues in modern secondary education.

5320. Developing Curricula in Secondary Schools (3:3:0). Foundations, principles, and issues of curriculum in secondary level schools.

5322. Managing Secondary School Learning Environments (3:3:0). Planning, organization, and implementation of social and academic systems in the classroom. The course is designed to examine critically research-based perspectives on conditions that must be created in order to develop a culturally responsive classroom learning environment.

5331. Improvement of Instruction in the Secondary School (3:3:0). A study of teaching behaviors, styles, and strategies. Instructional theories and various models of teaching are examined.

5377. Science Curriculum and Instruction (3:3:0). A study of evolving science curriculum with emphasis on innovative practices, methodology, organization for instruction, and evaluation.

6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

7000. Research (V1-12).

8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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