Educational objectives and the selection and organization of learning experiences. Investigation and analysis of curriculum development. Enhanced theoretical perspectives as they relate to the process of curriculum. A thorough explanation of pertinent research, curricula issues and the completion of a curriculum project.
Addressing Diverse Populations in the Classroom
This course prepares teachers to develop instructional strategies and assessments that are appropriate for all learners, while exploring the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to meet their learning needs. Investigating the impact of educational policies on diverse learners will be a focus.
Teacher as Practitioner
Knowledge and skills regarding effective teaching and instruction. Analysis of current and emerging research in pedagogy.
Fundamentals of Learning Theory
Learning facilitators will develop an understanding of cognitive development in K-12 children and adult learners. This course will focus on cognitive functioning, brain research and critical thinking as they relate to research-based, best practices for teaching and learning.
Studies in Literacy and Multiliteracies
Examination of the correlattion of effective literacy instruction. Emphasis on application of current theory and research in literacy and multiliteracies as it applies to P-12 classrooms.
Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum
This course is an introduction to the disciplined practice of integrating technology into teaching and learning. It provides an overview of current instructional technologies and theory-based design strategies for effectively using these technologies.
Assessment of Student Learning
This course enables teachers to develop an understanding of how to create, implement and evaluate classroom assessment effectively and efficiently. A variety of assessment tools and types will be explored. Understanding the alignment of assessment to curriculum and teaching practices will be a focus.
Providing Instructional Support
Examining school and teacher practices that enhance student achievement.
Teacher as Researcher
Principles of teacher research. Focus on development of basic research skills to carry out action research, self-study, or other practitioner research projects with the goal of improved teacher practice. Skills for interpreting published research are also emphasized.
The capstone experience for the master’s degree in teaching and tearning is embedded in the final course, Seminar in Reflective Practice. Candidates will be required to develop and implement a research project based on their interests related to teaching and learning.
Seminar in Reflective Practice
Implementation of an action research, self-study or other practitioner research projects. Data collection and analysis to inform researchers' perspective as it relates to pertinent educational issues. As a result, the research will be presented in a final formal format to serve as the project capstone.