EDC-Curriculum Education

EDC 606. The Dynamics of Educational Change. 3 Hours.

Defining roles as change agents; understanding school as unit undergoing change; guiding perspectives in making changes. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate school.

EDC 651. Innovative Practices in Instruction. 3 Hours.

Current issues and special topics in instructional practice; topics vary. May be repeated with different subject areas.

EDC 655. Curriculum Principles and Practices. 3 Hours.

Current curriculum practices; concepts and principles underlying their development.

EDC 656. Developmental Prob and Issues in Curriculum Construc. 3 Hours.

Developmental Prob and Issues in Curriculum Construction includes field study of curriculum in teachers' own schools.

EDC 694. Curriculum Seminar. 1-3 Hour.

Prerequisite: EDC 655 or permission of instructor.
Prerequisites: EDC 655 [Min Grade: C]

EDC 695. Coaching for Effective Instruction. 3 Hours.

This course provides research based and standards based practices to effect instructional change in schools, working collaboratively with children, teachers, and administration.

EDC 707. Introduction to Teacher Leadership. 3 Hours.

This course is intended to be the first course in the Ed.S. program where students will begin their teacher leadership project.

EDC 711. Analysis and Evaluation of Teaching. 3 Hours.

Strategies and models for analysis of teaching. Use of data in evaluating teacher effectiveness. Prerequisite: Master's degree.

EDC 712. Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction. 3 Hours.

Critical issues and research. Development and discussion of individual research. Prerequisite: Master's degree.

EDC 713. Educational Issues and Human Diversity. 3 Hours.

Social, economic, and cultural forces contributing to deprivation; implications for teachers, administrators, and educational staff. Prerequisite: Master's degree.

EDC 720. Problems and Issues in Education. 3 Hours.

An ecological systems approach is used to assist students in focusing on the microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, and macrosystem as each relates to current problems and issues in education related meeting the needs of diverse populations. Further emphases are placed on transformational teaching and learning, service learning, social justice, and citizenship.

EDC 725. Advanced Study in Social Studies Curriculum. 3 Hours.

Major problems and issues associated with social studies curriculum and instructional practices. Prerequisites: Completion of graduate course in teaching social studies and experience in teaching social studies.

EDC 728. EDS Research Project I. 3 Hours.

Development of research proposal. Proposal must be accepted and approved by appointed faculty committee.
Prerequisites: EPR 596 [Min Grade: C]

EDC 729. EDS Research Project II. 3 Hours.

Development and implementation of research proposal. Proposal must be accepted and approved by appointed faculty committee.
Prerequisites: EDC 728 [Min Grade: C] and EPR 594 [Min Grade: C]

EDC 731. Curricular Design & Implementation. 3 Hours.

Recognizing, assessing, and supporting quality instructional practices; program evaluation. School-based problem research project and field experience.

EDC 732. Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction. 3 Hours.

Culturally responsive instruction, effective instruction of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, strategies to support academic and linguistic growth of English Learners, outreach to CLD parents and families, and professional learning communities.

EDC 740. Teaching All Learners. 3 Hours.

This course explores Universal Design for Learning to meet the educational needs of diverse populations.

EDC 750. Critical Pedagogy for Diverse Populations. 3 Hours.

In this course, students will embark on an intellectual exploration of the nuanced realms of equity and social justice in education, leveraging critical, postmodern, and feminist perspectives. They will analyze how racism, sexism, SES, and other forms of historical marginalization define and shape educational landscapes. Through this exploration, students will demonstrate understanding of critical theories by crafting strategies to foster inclusive learning environments, addressing personal biases in the process. Additionally, the course encourages engagement in transformative projects inspired by critical pedagogues and theorists, facilitating a journey marked by autonomy and scholarly rigor.

EDC 760. Engaging Glocal Communities. 3 Hours.

Engagement of local and global, (glocal)communities through the identification, development, and implementation of grant projects, especially for promoting a targeted area of specialization.

EDC 770. Professional Preparation of College Educators. 3 Hours.

The professional preparation of college educators for area of specialization in teaching K-12. Registration for this course requires admission to Pedagogical Studies Concentration or instructor permission.

EDC 780. Expanding Literature on Responsive Methodologies. 3 Hours.

The expansion of literature on responsive methodologies in a targeted area of specialization.

EDC 791. Field Studies. 1-6 Hour.

Participation in field studies related to a targeted area of specialization.

EDC 793. Directed Reading. 1-6 Hour.

Review of literature to expand understanding of conceptual and methodological basis in a targeted area of specialization.

EDC 795. Selected Topics. 1-6 Hour.

Recent studies in the education of diverse populations; systematic solutions to problems in a targeted area of specialization.

EDC 797. Dissertation Seminar. 1-9 Hour.

Doctoral Seminar.

EDC 799. Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

Doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisites: GAC Z