Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 3140            Materials and Methods in Elementary School Mathematics                        3 cr.
Prerequisite:  Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course develops competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in elementary school mathematics. Field experiences in local schools are included in this course.

EDCI 3150            Materials and Methods in Elementary School Science                                3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program  Introduction to newer programs and instructional strategies in the teaching of elementary school science. Laboratory experience in the university and elementary school classroom is provided. Field experiences in local schools are also included in this course.

EDCI 3160            Materials and Methods in Elementary School Social Studies                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course is designed to investigate the purposes of social studies, understand and evaluate recent developments in content and instructional procedure, and develop competencies in planning and conducting instruction in elementary school social studies. Field experiences in local schools are included in this course.

EDCI 3310            Developmentally Responsive Curriculum and Instruction for Adolescents              3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program  and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3311. This course lays the foundation for teachers of students in secondary schools. It addresses physical, emotional, cognitive, social characteristics, and development of the adolescent, with emphasis on psychological and physical wellness, components of exemplary middle and high schools, and developmentally responsive curricular and instructional strategies.

EDCI 3311            Field Experience:  Developmentally Responsive C & I for Adolescents    1 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3310. This is a required one-credit-hour Field Experience that supports candidates in applying the content of EDCI 3310 within the classroom. Candidates must spend two hours weekly in middle and/or high school settings to implement required field activities. Candidate field work will generate artifacts to document performance of required competencies.

EDCI 3340            Methods for Developing Algebraic and Geometric Thinking                      3 cr.
Prerequisites:. Admission to the Teacher Education Program  and EDCI 3140.  The course will focus on the teaching of algebra and geometry and their connections to other content areas of the elementary mathematics curriculum. Field experiences in local schools are included in this course.

EDCI 3400            Foundations of Literacy                                                                                  3 cr.
This course provides an overview of theories of literacy development and introduces teacher candidates to varied approaches to literacy instruction with an emphasis on strategies drawn from empirical research regarding literacy learning and teaching.

EDCI 3410            Instruction for Early Literacy Development                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDCI 3400. This course provides an overview of theories of literacy development and introduces teacher candidates to varied approaches to literacy instruction with an emphasis on strategies drawn from empirical research regarding literacy learning and teaching. Field experiences in local schools are included in this course.

EDCI 3425            Literacy Instruction for Content Learning                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program  and EDCI 3400 . This course introduces literacy instruction for children in grades 4 - 8. Topics addressed include principles of literacy development in upper elementary grades, reading and writing in content areas, assessment of literacy development, materials and methods appropriate for literacy instruction in the middle grades, and planning and organizing for instruction in -8 classrooms. Field experiences in local schools are included in this course.

EDCI 3440            Practicum in Corrective Reading                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDCI 3410 . This course familiarizes teacher candidates with techniques and materials used to identify those children in the classroom who are performing below their potential in reading. It provides teacher candidates with the experience of developing appropriate instruction for these students. Field experience is required during the course.

EDCI 3500            Observation & Assessment in Early Childhood Classrooms                       3 cr.
The course is designed to teach strategies for observing, documenting, assessing, and reporting the development of young children, and further, to utilize this data to plan curricula and strategies which will foster the development of all children in inclusive nursery and kindergarten classrooms.

EDCI 3510            Understanding & Facilitating Play in PreK-3                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course includes information about the importance of play in the development and learning of young children, how to facilitate play to an optimal level, and how to advocate for young children¿s right to rich opportunities to play at home, in school, and throughout the community. Enrollment in the course includes 20 hours of field experiences.

EDCI 3520            Classroom Management in PreK-3                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and EDCI 3500. This course includes information necessary to create and maintain psychologically and physically safe environments which foster development and learning among children in preschool through grade 3. This course includes 20 hours of field experiences.

EDCI 3530            Curricula Development for PreK-3                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program, EDCI 3500 and  EDCI 3510. This course includes information related to creating environments that foster optimal development and learning among young children and strategies related to creating an integrated and seamless curriculum that honors each child¿s development and abilities. This course includes 20 hours of field experiences.

EDCI 3540            The Development of Logico-Mathematical Knowledge in PreK-3               3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. This course includes information on major theories and principles related to the development of early math literacy skills in grades PreK-3. It explores methods and materials for promoting early math literacy, develops logico-mathematical knowledge (discovering/constructing relationships as students try to make sense of their world), and techniques for integrating early math literacy concepts into themes, projects, play, and other learning experiences. This course includes 20 hours of field experiences.

EDCI 3980            Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction                             1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: a minimum of 92 credit hours and consent of the department and major professor. Investigation of pertinent problems under the direction of a Curriculum and Instruction faculty member. More than three credit hours may not be applied to any degree program. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 3999            Honors Thesis                                                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisites: consent of department and admission to Honors in Education program. Directed research with relevance to teacher education culminating in a written thesis to meet the requirements for graduation with Honors in Education and if appropriate University Honors. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

EDCI 4140            Strategies for Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics                       3 cr.
This course provides teaching strategies, methods, and instructional materials for elementary school mathematics instruction. Twenty hours of field-based experiences are included in this course.

EDCI 4201            Field Experience in Secondary Subject Areas                                              1 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4220, 4240, 4250, or 4260. This field experience course consists of 30 hours of observational and participatory experiences in secondary school settings and applies the content of secondary subject area methods courses to the classroom.

EDCI 4220            Materials and Methods in Secondary School English                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students:  Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800. This course is designed to develop competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in English. Appropriate field experiences may be required.

EDCI 4221            Materials and Methods in Secondary School English II                               3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program , consent of department and  concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4920: Student Teaching. This course is the second methods course for undergraduates seeking certification in Secondary English. It further develops competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in the English language arts.

EDCI 4240            Secondary Math Methods                                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course will focus on the teaching of 6-12 grade mathematics through multiple representations that include manipulatives and technology. The building and manipulation of representations of two and three-dimensional objects as well as the visualization of objects from different perspectives using dynamic technological software are also explored. Fieldwork will be required as part of this course.

EDCI 4241            Secondary Math Methods II                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program , consent of department and  concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4920: Student Teaching. This course is the second methods course for undergraduates seeking certification in Secondary Mathematics. It further develops competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in mathematics.

EDCI 4250            Materials and Methods in Secondary School Science                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students: EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course is designed to provide experiences with programs and instructional strategies oriented toward the teaching of biological and physical science by inquiry. Appropriate field experiences are required.

EDCI 4251            Materials and Methods in Secondary School Science II                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program , consent of department and  concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4920: Student Teaching. This is the second methods course for undergraduates seeking certification in Secondary Science. It further develops competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in the sciences.

EDCI 4260            Methods and Materials of Secondary Social Studies                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201;  Prerequisites for graduate students: EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course will provide future social studies teachers the opportunity to examine the role of social studies in the modern secondary curriculum. This examination will include the nature of the disciplines which comprise social studies and their connectedness. Students will also investigate the challenges inherent in teaching social studies and prepare strategies for teaching the various courses in the social studies curriculum at the secondary level. This class will also look at current scholarship in the social studies with an emphasis on best practice in methods and materials.

EDCI 4261            Materials and Methods in Secondary School Social Studies II                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program , consent of department and  concurrent enrollment in EDUC 4920: Student Teaching. This course is the second methods course for undergraduates seeking certification in Secondary Social Studies. It further develops competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in social studies.

EDCI 4400            Foundations of Literacy Development                                                          3 cr.
This course examines theories of literacy development and provides an introduction to various current approaches to literacy instruction, with an emphasis on strategies drawn from empirical research regarding literacy learning and teaching from birth through adulthood.

EDCI 4421            Linguistic Applications in Reading-Language Arts                                     3 cr.
Designed to provide teachers of the English language arts with a basic understanding of linguistics in order to help them improve their capacity for making decisions about instruction.

EDCI 4423            Teaching Reading-Language Arts in a Multicultural Society                      3 cr.
Designed to provide the student with an understanding of language differences in a multicultural society and with a variety of programs designed for teaching students having language and cultural differences.

EDCI 4425            Materials and Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language       3 cr.
Intensive study of linguistic developments in second language acquisition and practices in teaching English to non-native speakers of the language.

EDCI 4432            Teaching Reading in Content Areas                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800.  A study of the skills of reading and of methods, materials, and practices which contribute to the effective teaching of reading the subject matter of content areas.

EDCI 4540            Classroom Management                                                                                 3 cr.
This course teaches how to create and maintain psychologically and physically safe and challenging environments that foster development, learning, and democratic life skills among groups of children in grades pre-k to 5. A field component is required for this course.

EDCI 4545            Development of Logico-Mathematical Knowledge                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite for undergraduate students: EDCI 4500; Prerequisite for graduate students:  EDCI 6500. This course teaches early childhood and elementary education majors theories and principles related to the development of early math literacy skills in young children, methods and materials for promoting early math literacy, and techniques for integrating early math literacy concepts into themes, projects, play and other learning experiences. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 4595            Practicum in Early Childhood Education                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 4510 and EDCI 4540. Supervised experiences in a variety of nursery school and kindergarten situations.

EDCI 4620            Curriculum and Instruction for Multicultural Education                              3 cr.
Analysis of principles of multicultural education as applied to curriculum and instruction. Designed to increase students' awareness and knowledge of cultural integrity and cultural diversity and to familiarize students with school programs, strategies, and materials for developing and implementing a multicultural curriculum.

EDCI 4660            Global Education                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Introduction to global education with an emphasis on both the development of a global perspective and the development of instructional ideas and strategies designed to integrate global education into the school curriculum.

EDCI 4993            Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction                                 1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of the courses will be varied from semester to semester. These courses may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours in any degree program. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 5140            Strategies for Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics                      3 cr.
This course provides teaching strategies, methods, and instructional materials for elementary school mathematics instruction. Twenty hours of field-based experiences are included in this course.

EDCI 5220            Materials and Methods in Secondary School English                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students:  Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800. This course is designed to develop competencies in planning, conducting, and evaluating instruction in English. Appropriate field experiences may be required.

EDCI 5240            Secondary Math Methods                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course will focus on the teaching of 6-12 grade mathematics through multiple representations that include manipulatives and technology. The building and manipulation of representations of two and three-dimensional objects as well as the visualization of objects from different perspectives using dynamic technological software are also explored. Fieldwork will be required as part of this course.

EDCI 5250            Materials and Methods in Secondary School Science                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201; Prerequisites for graduate students: EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course is designed to provide experiences with programs and instructional strategies oriented toward the teaching of biological and physical science by inquiry. Appropriate field experiences are required.

EDCI 5260            Methods and Materials of Secondary Social Studies                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 4201;  Prerequisites for graduate students: EDCI 6800, EDSP 5020, EDUC 5100, or EDUC 5200. This course will provide future social studies teachers the opportunity to examine the role of social studies in the modern secondary curriculum. This examination will include the nature of the disciplines which comprise social studies and their connectedness. Students will also investigate the challenges inherent in teaching social studies and prepare strategies for teaching the various courses in the social studies curriculum at the secondary level. This class will also look at current scholarship in the social studies with an emphasis on best practice in methods and materials.

EDCI 5425            Materials and Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language       3 cr.
Intensive study of linguistic developments in second language acquisition and practices in teaching English to non-native speakers of the language.

EDCI 5432            Teaching Reading in Content Areas                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites for undergraduate students: Admission to the Teacher Education Program; Prerequisites for graduate students:  EDCI 6800.  A study of the skills of reading and of methods, materials, and practices which contribute to the effective teaching of reading the subject matter of content areas.

EDCI 5540            Classroom Management                                                                                 3 cr.
This course teaches how to create and maintain psychologically and physically safe and challenging environments that foster development, learning, and democratic life skills among groups of children in grades pre-k to 5. A field component is required for this course.

EDCI 5545            Development of Logico-Mathematical Knowledge                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite for undergraduate students: EDCI 4500; Prerequisite for graduate students:  EDCI 6500. This course teaches early childhood and elementary education majors theories and principles related to the development of early math literacy skills in young children, methods and materials for promoting early math literacy, and techniques for integrating early math literacy concepts into themes, projects, play and other learning experiences. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 5595            Practicum in Early Childhood Education                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 4510 and EDCI 4540. Supervised experiences in a variety of nursery school and kindergarten situations.

EDCI 5620            Curriculum and Instruction for Multicultural Education                              3 cr.
Analysis of principles of multicultural education as applied to curriculum and instruction. Designed to increase students' awareness and knowledge of cultural integrity and cultural diversity and to familiarize students with school programs, strategies, and materials for developing and implementing a multicultural curriculum.

EDCI 5660            Global Education                                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Introduction to global education with an emphasis on both the development of a global perspective and the development of instructional ideas and strategies designed to integrate global education into the school curriculum.

EDCI 5991            Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of the courses will be varied from semester to semester. These courses may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours in any degree program. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 5993            Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction                               1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. The content of the courses will be varied from semester to semester. These courses may be repeated but total credit may not exceed six semester hours in any degree program. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 6020            Writing Institute                                                                                3 min. cr. - 6 max. cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. (EDCI 6020 and ENGL 6151 are cross-listed)  Offered during the summer session only. An invitational workshop designed for teachers interested in improving writing, theirs and their students'. An intensive exploration of the research and practice in the field. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 6060            Action Research in Education                                                                       3 cr.
Participants in this course will engage in explorations of action research that include single subject and multiple subjects in education. Students will identify a problem in their practice, design and action research plan, gather and analyze data, report results, and develop implications for their future teaching practice.

EDCI 6220            Studies in the Teaching of English in Secondary Schools                         3 cr.
Prerequisite:  EDCI 5220. Designed to assist teachers in developing instructional strategies related to the secondary English program

EDCI 6240            Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools                3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 5240. Designed to assist teachers in developing instructional strategies related to the secondary school mathematics program.

EDCI 6250            Studies in the Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 5250. An examination of recent trends, methods, issues, and research in middle/secondary school science instruction.

EDCI 6260            Studies in the Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools             3 cr.
Prerequisite:  EDCI 5260. An examination of recent trends, methods, problems, and literature in social studies instruction.

EDCI 6300            Developmentally Responsive Curriculum & Instruction for Young Adolescents      3 cr.
This course will introduce teacher candidates to the developmental characteristics of young adolescents, social factors influencing their development, and developmentally responsive curriculum and instructional strategies. This course requires a field experience component.

EDCI 6400            Foundations of Literacy Development                                                          3 cr.
This course examines theories of literacy development and provides an introduction to various current approaches to literacy instruction, with an emphasis on strategies drawn from empirical research regarding literacy learning and teaching from birth through adulthood.

EDCI 6410            Early Literacy Development                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisites:  EDCI 4400/4400G  This course provides an examination of early literacy development and instruction.  It introduces teacher candidates to varied approaches to early literacy instruction with an emphasis on strategies drawn from empirical research regarding literacy learning and teaching. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 6421            Linguistic Applications in Reading-Language Arts                                     3 cr.
Designed to provide teachers of the English language arts with a basic understanding of linguistics in order to help them improve their capacity for making decisions about instruction.

EDCI 6423            Teaching Reading-Language Arts in a Multicultural Society                      3 cr.
Designed to provide the student with an understanding of language differences in a multicultural society and with a variety of programs designed for teaching students having language and cultural differences.

EDCI 6425            Materials and Methods for Teaching English as a Second Language       3 cr.
Intensive study of linguistic developments in second language acquisition and practices in teaching English to non-native speakers of the language.

EDCI 6430            Information Literacy Instruction for Content Learning                                3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDCI 4440G.  An examination of literacy instruction for children in grades PK-8 in self-contained and departmentalized classroom settings with applications in field settings.  Topics include principles of literacy development in upper elementary grades, reading and writing in content areas, assessment of literacy development, materials and methods appropriate for literacy instruction in the middle grades, and planning and organizing for instruction in PK-8 classrooms. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 6434            Developmental Reading                                                                                  3 cr.
A comprehensive treatment of methods, materials, principles, and practices of devising an effective developmental reading program, with emphasis on studies, research, and experimentation.

EDCI 6436            Diagnostic and Remedial Reading                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 4400G or 6434. Study of diagnostic and remedial techniques in reading. Practicum.

EDCI 6460            Psychology Of Reading                                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 4400G or 6434 or consent of the department. Explorations in the psychological processes involved in reading and learning to read.

EDCI 6490            Seminar in Reading-Language Arts                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 6436 or consent of department. Explorations in recent trends and problems in specific areas of research and practice in reading and language arts. The topic will vary with the instructor. May be taken for graduate credit more than once.

EDCI 6493            Practicum in Diagnostic and Remedial Reading                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite:EDCI 6436. A course designed for the practice of diagnosing and remediating reading disability.

EDCI 6500            Foundations of Child Development                                                               3 cr.
A study of child development from birth through eleven years of age for teachers working in preschools and grades K-5. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 6510            Advanced Curriculum Design in Early Childhood Education                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 6500, 4500G or 4500 . An analysis and application of techniques, planning and evaluative procedures in developing curricula for the preschool and kindergarten

EDCI 6530            Survey of Measurement in Grades PK-5                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: EDCI 6500. This course surveys instruments which measure children's growth across the affective, cognitive, and psychmotor domains. Field work is a required component of this course.

EDCI 6540            Study of Programs in Early Childhood Education                                        3 cr.
Prerequisites: EDCI 6510 and 6520 or consent of department. This course will examine the evolution of the early childhood profession including historical events, people and trends form past to present. Students will explore the impact of current early childhood program such as state and federally supported preschools, parochial preschools, employer-supported child care, and the day care industry, through observation and extensive readings.

EDCI 6550            Effective Parenting and Understanding Child Behavior                               3 cr.
Analysis of the nature and process of parent-child interaction through the child-rearing years of infancy and childhood.

EDCI 6560            The Role of Play in the Development and Learning of Young Children     3 cr.
The study of the role play in the development and learning of young children. Subtopics include the meaning of play in diverse cultures, the research basis for including play in the early childhood curriculum, techniques for the facilitation of play activities in early childhood programs, and strategies helpful in the advocacy for play among colleagues, administrators, and curriculum designers.

EDCI 6600            Foundations of Curriculum Development                                                     3 cr.
A critical analysis of the fundamental principles and practices underlying curriculum development

EDCI 6610            Elementary School Curriculum                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite:  EDCI 6500. A study of the critical issues in the elementary school curriculum and of desirable instructional practices in the major areas of instruction.

EDCI 6620            Secondary School Curriculum                                                                        3 cr.
The study and critical evaluation of various designs of the curriculum as they apply to general and specialized education, including content and subject matter areas. There is particular emphasis on course development.

EDCI 6658            College Curriculum                                                                                          3 cr.
(EDCI 6658 and EDAD 6650 are cross listed) This course provides an overview of the issues, principles, and practices associated with college curriculum development. Topics include the diversity of philosophical foundations for college curricula; perspectives and models of the college curriculum in higher education. The interaction of theory and practice is an important theme of the course.

EDCI 6675            Advanced Educational Program Evaluation                                                 3 cr.
(EDFR 6675 and EDCI 6675 are cross-listed) Prerequisites EDCI 6670 and EDFR 6710 and 6711 or consent of department. This course is designed to provide students with the research and evaluation skills required to implement various program evaluation models. It is also intended to provide the skills necessary for effectively using the standards of the National Joint Committee on Standards for Program Evaluation as required by state certification guidelines.

EDCI 6710            Nonfiction Across the Curriculum                                                                 3 cr.
(EDCI 6710 and EDLS 6710 are cross-listed) A critical examination of nonfiction books used in schools. Focus is on standards for evaluation and curricular uses for informational and biographical works.

EDCI 6720            Teaching Information Literacy                                                                       3 cr.
(EDLS 6650 and EDCI 6720 are cross-listed) .  Investigation of teaching strategies and instructional materials to implement the Louisiana Content Standards for information literacy in elementary and secondary schools, including the principles of critical thinking and problem-based learning.  Designed to provide teachers of language arts, social studies, and sciences, and library media specialists with an understanding of the role and uses of information in the contemporary world.

EDCI 6755            Content Applications of Instructional Strategies                                         3 cr.
Over-view of instructional strategies as pertains to content areas and research on the effective teaching of content. Emphasis on lesson design implementation and assessment of content instruction and classroom management practices.

EDCI 6758            College Teaching                                                                                             3 cr.
(EDCI 6758 AND EDAD 6640 are cross listed) This course provides an overview of the issues principles and practices associated with effective college teaching. Topics examined include learning and diversity; teaching models and strategies teacher and student behaviors and learning outcomes; and instructional improvement strategies. The interaction of theory and practice is an important theme of the course.

EDCI 6793            Graduate Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction                             3 cr.
The content of the course will be varied form semester to semester. This course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours.

EDCI 6800            Principles and Practices of Instruction and Assessment                           3 cr.
This course covers a survey of principles of instruction and assessment for middle and secondary school classrooms, with an emphasis on the interaction of theory and practice. This course prepares teacher candidates to design and deliver instruction and evaluate student learning. Field experiences are a required component of this course.

EDCI 6900            Introductory Doctoral Readings in Curriculum and Instruction                 3 cr.
Fall Semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program. Readings on major theories and ideologies of curriculum and instruction. This course must be taken before the Qualifying Examination. Required of all doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction.

EDCI 6902            Topical Doctoral Readings in Curriculum                                                     3 cr.
Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program. Reading, lectures, and discussion concerning a current curriculum issue. Intensive study of relevant theoretical issues as well as broader spectrum of educational concerns. Topics will vary with each offering.

EDCI 6905            Research Critique in Curriculum and Instruction                                         3 cr.
Fall Semester. Prerequisite: EDFR 6710 6711 and 6715; or consent of the department. Detailed analysis of criticism of recently published research studies in curriculum and instruction. Topics will vary with each offering. Required of all doctoral students in Curriculum and Instruction.

EDCI 6910            Directed Group Doctoral Study                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: Completion of all research tools, courses, or consent of the department. Directed practice in developing research in curriculum and instruction. Topics will vary with each offering.

EDCI 6920            Doctoral Research Seminar in English Education                                       3 cr.
Offered every other year. Prerequisite: Consent of the department. An analysis and critique of current research in English Education, this course is designed to help doctoral students interested in English Education develop deep knowledge of educational research literature and theory in the areas of literature, language and composition teaching. Topics will vary with each offering.

EDCI 6980            Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction                        1 min. cr. - 3 max. cr.
Prerequisite: advanced graduate standing with consent of department and major professor. Investigation of pertinent problems under the direction of a graduate faculty member. This course may be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.

EDCI 6990            Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction                                          3 cr.
Offered every Fall. Prerequisite: EDFR 6710 EDFR 6715 and an advanced research tools course; and EDCI 6900, EDCI 6902, EDCI 6904 and EDCI 6905 or consent of the department. Discussion of critical issues in writing and conduction dissertation research in curriculum and instruction. Required of all doctoral students.

EDCI 6992            Doctoral Research Seminar in Curriculum Theory                                        3 cr.
Preqrequisite: EDCI 6900, EDCI 6902, and EDCI 6905; or consent of the department. Critical analysis of research affecting curriculum theory. Required of all doctoral students in General Curriculum and Literacy Studies and Language Education, optional for Teacher Development students.

EDCI 6995            Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Supervised functional application of educational theory in the student's major area of concentration.

EDCI 7000            Thesis Research                                                                                1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
To be repeated for credit until thesis is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned

EDCI 7040            Examination or Thesis Only                                                                           0 cr.
No credit Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.

EDCI 7050            Dissertation Research                                                                        1 min. cr. - 9 max. cr.
Prerequisite: approval by the candidate's graduate committee. To be repeated for credit until the dissertation is accepted. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned.