EDUC 501 – Educational Foundations – 3 credits
This course will look at the historical, legal, and intellectual development of education in the United States, including the traditional and contemporary philosophical thoughts and their educational implications. Topics will include principles of effective human learning and the teacher as a facilitator of learning experiences. This course will also examine the current issues and trends influencing educational practice.
EDUC 511 – Cultural Diversity in a Complex World – 3 credits
This course will examine curriculum and pedagogy from the perspective that all students, regardless of the group to which they belong, such as those related to gender, social class, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, or exceptionality, should be ensured educational equity in school. This course will promote attitudes and teaching strategies that meet the needs of diverse students, families, and communities.
EDUC 521 – Curriculum Design, Delivery, & Assessment – 3 credits
This is an inquiry-based course for the reflective practitioner to develop deep understandings of curriculum content emphasized by PK-16 state and national common core standards and their impact on college readiness skills. It will include an examination of current trends in curriculum design theory and assessment strategies and their application in teaching and learning. The emphasis will be on the relationship of current research to contemporary practice.
EDUC 531 – Educational Research – 3 credits
This course will provide an examination of the research techniques most commonly used in education, and an evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses and applications of each framework. Students will also analyze and reflect on educational research and its ability to inform practice, and will acquire strategies to promote the efficacy of using and understanding data to make actual improvement in K-12 schools.
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