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Curriculum and Instruction - Digital Literacy Courses

Course Descriptions

EDFR 6300 Foundations of Research in Education
The course is an introduction to research methodology in education. It focuses on the relationship between research problem, questions and design and introduces students to techniques for collecting and analyzing research data. The course emphasis is on writing an analysis and synthesis of research methodology and findings in empirical articles. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDFR 6388 Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education
Analyzing socio-cultural forces which shape the direction of American education with emphasis on education in philosophical, sociological, psychological and anthropological context, and the intercultural factors in society which affect public schools and influence learning and acquiring skills important to educational growth and self-fulfillment will be stressed. Lec 3, Cr 3 EPSY 6304 Foundations of Learning, Cognition and Human Development Advanced study in the specialization of life-span development theories to human behavior, learning and cognition. Includes specific models of cognition and relevant research. This course includes the nature of needs of people at all developmental levels from prenatal through old age. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDCI 7334 Curriculum Development - Problems and Processes
This course examines approaches in developing, implementing and evaluating elementary and secondary school curricula. Principles and practices in the use and production of curriculum frameworks, guides, textbooks and other curriculum materials will be included. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDCI 6367 Statistical Methods
Content of this course includes central tendency, variance normal, T, chi square, and F distributions, bivariate correlation and regression analysis, T test between means, goodness of fit and test of independence chi square, oneway and factorial ANOVA. Emphasis is on hypothesis testing, Type I and II errors, and understanding statistical significance. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDLI 6310 Emergent Print and Digital Literacy Research, Instruction, and Leadership for Emergent Bilinguals
Teacher-researchers learn about the developmental nature of literacies for emergent bilinguals. They conduct action research and workshops and reflect on research-based instructional strategies that address all elements of emergent print and digital literacy programs. Decision making, leadership, parental involvement, learning environments, and early childhood language and literacy development are highlighted. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDLI 6320 Adolescent Print and Digital Literacy Instruction and Leadership for Emergent Bilinguals
Candidates learn and teach strategies to address print, digital, and multiple literacy needs of diverse adolescent emergent bilinguals across all content areas according to state standards; they lead and mentor others to do the same. Issues and characteristics of adolescent readers, writers, and technology-users are addressed through diverse media, also. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDLI 6330 Diverse Learner Print and Digital Issues, Instruction, and Leadership
This leadership course addresses issues related to special populations, including emergent bilinguals, students with literacy difficulties, and students of all backgrounds. Candidates will present lessons and workshops in K-12 setting related to these populations and will explore ways to ensure all learners receive equitable instrucion in print and digital literacies. Lec. 3, Cr. 3

EDLI 6360 Assessment Practices and Leadership in Print and Digital Literacies for Diverse Learners
Current issues in assessment practices vis-á-vis instruction are highlighted. Candidates assess diverse students (emergent bilinguals and special needs) using formal and informal assessments of: emergent literacy skills, sight words, environmental print, writing, reading and listening comprehension, fluency, didgital literacy, and viewing and representing. Candidates learn leaedership skills in literacy assessment. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDTC 6340 Applications of Advanced Technologies in the PK-12 Classroom
This course emphasizes the skills required of the Master Teacher of Technology certification including applications of: multimedia, web-based materials, desktop publishing, streaming media, and media currently uised in scientifically-based research of instructional technology applications in PK-12 classrooms. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDTC 6341 Student Centered Learning Using Technology
This course provides the Master Technology Teacher (MTT) with the skills and conceptual knowledge for instructional design and development of student-centered learning activities in the PK-12 classroom. The course also addresses critical issues in this instructional design and development process, including effective modifications of instruction that uses advanced technologies for special needs students and mentoring other faculty members. Lec 3, Cr 3

EDTC 6342 Technology Leadership
Techniques, strategies, resources, and tools for designing, developing, implementing and evaluating critical aspects of leadership in instructional technology issues in PK-12 schools and classrooms will be addressed. Lec 3, Cr 3

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