Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Education Curriculum & Instr. (EDCI)

EDCI 210  Ins Tec  (3 Credits)  

Instructional Technology I (3) Provides practice using computers for instruction, evaluation, and management. Analyzes the tenets of professional conduct, ethics, roles, and responsibilities for teaching with computer technology. Three hours of computer use and lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 246  Hist & Theories of Child Devel  (3 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 301  Content Foc Tchng: Reading  (3 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 310  Field Based I Perf Focus Tchng  (3 Credits)  

Principles and Foundations of Education (3) Analyzes the ethical and legal aspects of teaching, including the structure, organization, and management of the U.S. school system. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 328  Field Based -II Perf Focus Tch  (3 Credits)  

Psychology of Learning, Growth, and Development (3) Analyzes human development and behavior that influences learning. Attention given to motivational styles, learning styles, and ethnic identity development in multicultural classrooms. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): EDCI 310 and EDCI 339

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 329  Content Foc Tchng:Social Stud  (3 Credits)  

Content Focused Teaching in Social Studies (3) Provides developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills needed for planning, organizing, and effectively delivering instruction based on NCSS social studies standards. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 330  Content Foc TCHG: Mathematics  (3 Credits)  

Content Focused Teaching in Mathematics (3) Teaching and learning with an emphasis in content-integrated curriculum and school-based inquiry in mathematics. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 339  Classrm Mngt  (3 Credits)  

Assessment and Evaluation (3) Develops the relationship between evaluation and the instructional process, including using, constructing, and selecting assessment instruments. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: EDCI 310 and EDCI 328.

Prerequisite(s): (EDCI 310 and EDCI 328)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 340  Ins Tec II  (3 Credits)  

Instructional Technology II (3) Emphasizes researching, planning, developing, implementing, and evaluation of teaching and learning materials for specific purposes. Requires planning for higher order thinking, multiple learning and information processing. Three hours of computer use and lecture per week. Prerequisite: EDCI 210.

Prerequisite(s): EDCI 210

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 345  Survey of Early Chld Dev  (3 Credits)  

Survey of Early Childhood Development (3) Analyzes, in-depth, children from birth to age eight with special emphasis on typical and atypical cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Minimum of 20 hours of observation required. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 346  Intro to Edu Psychology  (3 Credits)  

History and Theories of Child Development (3) Develops historical, philosophical, psychological, and social foundations in early childhood. Cognitive, physical, social, and emotional developmental theories emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 347  Adol Dev  (3 Credits)  

Adolescent Development Theories (3) Analyzes developmentally appropriate human processes, from birth through age 16, with respect to adolescent adjustment to school and society. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 348  Hum Dev Thry  (3 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 350  Desgng & Implg Inst/Assessment  (3 Credits)  

Effective Instructional Strategies (3) Focuses on the study of instructional methods that emphasize practical application to the teaching/learning process. Some of these strategies include: planning, resources and communication. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: EDCI 310 and EDCI 328.

Prerequisite(s): (EDCI 310 and EDCI 328 (may be taken concurrently) and EDCI 339)

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 402  Content Foc Tchng: Science  (3 Credits)  

Science Strategies (3) Stresses the principles, content, methods and materials of teaching science in grades EC-8. The major focus is on planning, organizing, and delivering instruction based on the Science Teks. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 403  Sci Strat II  (3 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 404  Cert Sem  (3 Credits)  

Certification Seminar (3) Emphasizes the importance of aligning knowledge and skills with ideal practices in developmentally appropriate teaching environments. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: EDCI 310, 328, 339 and 350.

Prerequisite(s): EDCI 310 and EDCI 328 and EDCI 339 and EDCI 350

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 405  Integrated Lang Arts/Soc Stud  (3 Credits)  

Integrated Language Arts, Social Studies, and Fine Arts (3) Enhances the language skills of pre-service teachers through Social Studies, Art, Music, and Drama in order for them to model effective teaching practices from a whole language approach. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): RDG 301 or RDG 302

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 410  Individual Projects  (3 Credits)  

Individual Project (3) Creates opportunities for students to increase learner outcomes through participation in an independent project to apply effective instructional practices for diverse populations of urban learners.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 430  Integrated Sci, Math, & Health  (3 Credits)  

Integrated Science, Mathematics, and Health (3) Provides integrated study of the natural and social sciences, along with mathematics and health, in a creative way with associated teaching strategies to support the success of urban students. Intended for pre-service teachers. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 133 and MATH 235 and MATH 236

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 431  Linguistics  (3 Credits)  

Linguistics (3) Introduces the basic linguistic concepts and terminology related to phonology, syntax, morphology, vocabulary, and semantics for bilingual and ESL teachers. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 432  Language Acquisition  (3 Credits)  

Language Acquisition (3) Analyzes the first and second language acquisition theories. Addresses the linguistic, cultural, and cognitive factors that impact the acquisition of a second language. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 433  Early Childhood Curriculum  (3 Credits)  

Early Childhood Curriculum (3) Examines and stresses planning, implementation, and evaluation of developmentally appropriate curriculum content for young children from birth through age eight. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary cognitive curriculum that includes an understanding of mathematics, science, and social studies. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 434  Creat Arts & Move  (3 Credits)  

Creative Arts and Movement (3) Provides basic skills and techniques associated with activities and strategies for integrating the visual arts, music, creative drama and movement into the EC-4 curriculum. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 435  Lan Dev & Lit  (3 Credits)  

Language Development and Literacy in Early Childhood (3) Emphasizes the development of receptive, expressive language, and emergent literacy in children. Includes understanding and awareness of native speakers of other languages. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 436  English Lang Skills  (3 Credits)  

Developing English Language Skills (3) Creates opportunities for students to practice techniques to teach English to speakers of other languages. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 437  Effective Classroom Communicat  (3 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 438  Hum Dev Thry II  (3 Credits)  

Human Development Theories (3) Analyzes developmentally appropriate human processes, from birth through age twenty, with respect to cognitive, physical, emotional, linguistic, social, moral, and ethical development. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 444  Role of Play in Early Childhd  (2 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 450  DIR STU TCH GRD 4-8  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching in Grades 4-8 (6) Provides directed student teaching in grades 4-8 with supervisory support from the College of Education, a University-based supervisor, and a school-based supervisor. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 451  Curriculum & Assessment for English Language  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses second language instruction and subject matter instruction in english ELL students who are in mainstream classrooms. Three credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 452  ESL Materials and Methods  (2 Credits)  

This course will focus on key concepts in ESL methodology, inclusing teaching strategies and techniques to help ESL student in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in the content areas. Two creidit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 453  Conversation Spanish  (3 Credits)  

This course will focus on the patterns of conversation, essential vocabulary and simple grammatical structures to develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing spanish. We will explore the diverse traditions andn rich culture through a variety of activities. Three credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 454  Internship  (3 Credits)  

The Internship is designed to provide non certification track students with work experience in EC-12 or other coummunity settings. Three credit hours per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 455  Curr Dev in Bilingual Ed  (3 Credits)  

Curriculum Development in Bilingual Education (3) Examines the theoretical bases of bilingual education curriculum. Emphasis is placed on designing curriculum appropriate to EC-6 bilingual education. Includes evaluation of designed curriculum and application. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 456  Dev Span Lang Skills I  (3 Credits)  

Developing Spanish Language Skills I (3) Develops Spanish language skills needed to teach reading and language arts in a bilingual program. Taught in Spanish. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 457  Dev Span Lang Skills II  (3 Credits)  

Developing Spanish Language Skills II (3) Develops the technical Spanish vocabulary skills needed to communicate concepts in mathematics, social studies, and science. Taught in Spanish. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 458  Seminar in Teaching  (3 Credits)  

Seminar Teaching (3) Focuses on academic language among school personnel: teachers, students, parents, administrators, and others. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 460  Foundations of Bilingual Ed  (3 Credits)  

Foundations of Bilingual Education (3) This course outlines the historical perspective of bilingualism and biculturalism. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 463  DIR STU TCH SPED  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching in Special Education (6) Creates opportunities for observation and student teaching in regular and special class assignments in the area of language/learning disabilities on the elementary or secondary levels. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 464  DIR STU TCH HS  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching in High School (6) Creates opportunities for observation and directed teaching by students in an approved secondary school. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 466  Stu Tchg Bilingual Classrooms  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms (6) Creates opportunities for observation and directed teaching of students in elementary, bilingual, and/or ESL classrooms. Supervision done by bilingual faculty. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 468  DIR STU TCH ALL LEVELS  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching - All Levels (6) Creates opportunities for observation and directed teaching at the elementary and secondary levels. Half of the time spent in an elementary school and half of the time spent in a high school setting. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 469  Dir Teaching Elem School  (6 Credits)  

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 478  Family & Comm Rel In Sch  (3 Credits)  

Family and Community Relationships in Early Childhood (3) Stresses the social and psychological impact that the family and the community have on the development of children. Also examines implications of cultural diversity, family life styles, and socioeconomic level on the young child. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 479  Mgmt Early Childhd Envir  (3 Credits)  

Management in Early Childhood Environment (3) Emphasizes structuring of indoor and outdoor learning environments that promote positive self image, achievement, and competence. Examines personal health, safety, materials, and resources. Includes group management. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn

EDCI 491  Dir Stu Tchng: EC-6  (6 Credits)  

Directed Student Teaching in Elementary School and Kindergarten (6) Creates opportunities for observation and directed student teaching at the elementary and kindergarten levels. Half of the time spent in an elementary school and half of the time spent in a kindergarten setting. Two hours of lecture and forty hours of laboratory per week.

College/School: College Of Education

Department: Dept of Curriculum & Instructn