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Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN)

CUIN 3327:    Educational Technologies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admitted to the University of Houston-Victoria Teacher Education Program. 
This course is an introduction to classroom applications of educational technologies.  It will provide an overview of skills and resources needed to integrate technology into the K-12 classrooms.

CUIN 4105:    Instructional Internship

Cr. 1. Prerequisite(s):  Approval by Program Coordinator
Supervised instructional internship in schools.  May be repeated as needed.

CUIN 4300:    Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). May be repeated when topics vary.

CUIN 4302:    Independent Study

Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite(s): Approval of school dean.

CUIN 4303:    Student Teaching in an English as a Second Language Classroom

Cr. 3. Prerequisite(s): Admission by application to the Director of Field Experiences.
English as a second language teaching experience in a public or laboratory school, guided by a cooperating teacher and directed by a university supervisor.

CUIN 4307:    Professional Seminar:  Capstone Course

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admitted to the University of Houston-Victoria Teacher Education Program.  Enrolled in the last semester of coursework for degree and certification.
Teaching in an accredited school, guided by a cooperating teacher and directed by a university supervisor, includes university student teaching seminars.

CUIN 4308:    Professional Seminar

Cr. 3. (3-0-3).  Prerequisite(s): Admission by application to Director of Field Experiences.
Effective lesson planning, teaching strategies, questioning strategies, and classroom management for classroom teacher or instructional aide, in a school setting, under the guidance of a facilitator/mentor.

CUIN 4310:    Teaching Diverse Populations

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Examination of divergent communities and education through cultural categories.

CUIN 4311:    Mathematics Concepts and Methods for Secondary Teachers

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  INDS 3323 and CUIN 3323 and Admission to Teacher Education. 6 s.h. of college mathematics and consent of instructor
Introduction to the nature, history, methods and applications of mathematics and to mathematic journals of relevance to secondary teachers; study of computer algorithms and applications and survey of computer related journals of relevance to secondary teachers.

CUIN 4312:    Effective Teaching Models

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education.
Facilitates learning through research-based effective models and strategies of teaching.  
Teacher certification only.

CUIN 4313:    Secondary Teaching Strategies

Cr. 3. (3-3-0) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education
The secondary pre-service teacher will be given opportunities to create, observe, and     
evaluate classroom strategies for secondary students.

CUIN 4315:    Secondary Science Methods

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval; Admission to Teacher Education
Course focus is on methods, materials, and technology for teaching science in secondary     
schools.

CUIN 4316:    Effective Social Studies Instruction

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to teacher education program. Block III.
Analysis and integration of early and middle school social studies curriculum based upon
cognitive and social development, current research and state mandates.

CUIN 4317:    Science Instruction Methods

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to teacher education program.
Teaching science as inquiry, teaching for understanding and content deepening, the nature of science, safety, laboratory experiences, technology, classroom planning, management, assessment and evaluation.

CUIN 4320:    Teaching English as a Second Language

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Advisor approval.
Study of methods and materials in teaching students of limited English speaking ability. Instruction and practice in designing strategies and using appropriate materials derived from assessment of specific linguistic competencies.

CUIN 4322:    Elementary Science Methods

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education Program
Elementary science methods: Teaching science as inquiry, teaching for understanding, the     
nature of science, safety, laboratory design, technology, classroom planning, management,     
assessment and evaluation.

CUIN 4324:    Teaching Mathematics Methods

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education
Provides a base for understanding the mathematics curriculum and how children learn     
mathematics in an EC-6 classroom. Field-based hours are included.

CUIN 4325:    Assessment in Mathematics and Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Uses a variety of formal and informal assessment techniques appropriate to monitor and guide instruction and to evaluate and report student progress.

CUIN 4326:    Mathematical Perspectives

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Historical development of mathematical ideas, the interrelationship between the society and mathematics, the structure of mathematics and the evolving nature of mathematics and mathematical knowledge.

CUIN 4327:    Mathematics Methods for the Middle School

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s):  Admission to Teacher Education; Block I or concurrent
enrollment.
Provides a base for understanding the mathematics curriculum and how students learn mathematics in a 4-8 classroom.

CUIN 4357:    Science for the Middle School

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education; Block I
Curriculum, concepts, methods and materials for grades 4-8 science program in a field-    
based setting.

CUIN 4358:    Science for the Middle School (Non Field Based)

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education; Block I
Curriculum, concepts, methods and materials for grades 4-8 science program in a non-field-    
based setting.

CUIN 4360:    Beginning Math and Science

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s): Admission to Teacher Education, CUIN 3323. INDS 3323, and
LITY 3310.
A developmentally appropriate approach to create math and science curriculums for     
students in the preschool and primary grades.  Designed for EC-6 teacher candidate.

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