UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Curriculum & Instruction (C&I)


C&I 3323:

Instructional Design
Cr. 3. (2-1). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Concurrent enrollment in IDS 3323.
Introduces pre-service teachers to skills and knowledge necessary to design instruction for today’s classrooms.
 

C&I 3326:

The Professional Educator
Cr. 3. (3-0).
A study of the essential components of effective teaching, curriculum development and classroom management skills. Certification only, EC-4, 4-8, 8-12.
 

C&I 4300:

Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: May be repeated when topics vary.
 

C&I 4302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3 per semester or more than 3 by concurrent enrollment. Prerequisite: Approval of school dean.
 

C&I 4303:

Student Teaching in an English as a Second Language Classroom
Cr. 3. Prerequisite: 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.
 

C&I 4307:

Professional Seminar: Capstone Course
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admitted to the University of Houston-Victoria Teacher 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.
 

C&I 4308:

Professional Seminar
Cr.3. (0-3). Prerequisites: 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.

 

C&I 4310:

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

C&I 4311:

Instructional Technology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.
Preservice teachers develop skills that enhance their ability to integrate multimedia technology into their teaching repertoire.

 

C&I 4312:

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

C&I 4316:

Effective Social Studies Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Block III
Analysis and integration of early and middle school social studies curriculum based upon cognitive and social development, current research and state mandates.

C&I 4320:

Teaching English as a Second Language
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: 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.

 

C&I 4363:

Reading and Study Skills in the Content Area
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: C&I 3323 and IDS 3323.
A field-based course for prospective secondary teachers covering reading, writing, and study skills for diverse classrooms. Includes theories and techniques of literacy, internet applications.
 

C&I 6300:

Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Approval of advisor and school dean.

 

C&I 6302:

Independent Study
Cr. 3. per semester. Prerequisites: Approval of advisor and school dean.

 

C&I 6304:

Practicum in Literacy
Cr. 3.
Literacy workshop integrating philosophy and practice in authentic teaching/learning environments. (Formerly PRACTICUM IN READING.)

 

C&I 6305:

Professional Research
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: FED 6321 or 6322 and approval of instructor.
Designing and conducting independent and original school-based research projects.

 

C&I 6306:

Practicum in Gifted/Talented Education
Cr. 3. Prerequisites: C&I 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, and advisor approval.

 

C&I 6311:

Curriculum & Technology
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Basic computer skills.
Educators learn to use and evaluate the use of current multimedia technology in restructuring the learning environment to meet the needs of diverse learners.

 

C&I 6312:

Human Development and Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program
Theoretical study of the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of children and adolescents as they apply to learning experiences in the classroom.

 

C&I 6314:

Classroom Practice, Process, & Procedure
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program
Formulation and implementation of the essential knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a professional educator. Content includes theories of curriculum development, instructional technology, and classroom management.

 

C&I 6316:

Application of Educational Roles & Responsibilities I
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program; Must be employed in an Internship as Teacher of Record
This course is designed to provide interns with the skills needed to fulfill their professional roles and responsibilities in an accredited school setting.
 

C&I 6317:

Application of Educational Roles & Responsibilities II
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program; Must be employed in an Internship as Teacher of Record
This course is designed to provide interns with the skills needed to fulfill their professional roles and responsibilities in an accredited school setting.

 

C&I 6318:

Practicum Seminar
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program
This course provides an understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of teaching.
 

C&I 6319:

Practicum in Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program; C&I 6318 Practicum Seminar
The Practicum in Teaching is supported by current research practices in a public school or TEA accredited private school and guided by a mentor teacher.
 

C&I 6320:

Models of Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education "VOICE" Program
Formulation and implementation of various teaching strategies supported by current research theory and practice to promote learning in EC-12 classrooms.
 

C&I 6321:

Principles of Curriculum Development
Cr. 3. (3-0).
A study of curriculum development since 1900; approaches to curriculum construction, determination of objectives, selection and adaptations of subject matter.
 

C&I 6322:

Principles of Curriculum Organization
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Principles of curriculum organization and the selection and evaluation of instructional materials. Rationale underlying major positions on those issues.
 

C&I 6330:

Using Multicultural Literature in Schools
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Education and Human Development graduate program.
Evaluation and selection of children and adolescent multicultural fiction and non-fiction literature, literacy approaches with an emphasis on comprehension and assessment of literacy development.
 

C&I 6332:

Education in a Multicultural Society
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Examination of psychological, sociological, political and economic forces on education within various communities.

 

C&I 6341:

Teaching Problem Solving
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Cert. Prog.
Methodology and content for understanding and using mathematical processes to reason, solve problems, make connections and communicate mathematically to teach the statewide curriculum.

 

C&I 6342:

Assessment in Mathematics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Certificate Program
Methodology and content for selecting assessments for diagnosing, evaluating, and reporting student progress and to become more effective teaching the statewide curriculum.

 

C&I 6343:

The Math Teacher as Leader
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Certificate Program
Study of leadership skills and best practices for mathematics teachers as leaders working with school, districts, state and/or national (NCTM) initiatives and issues.

 

C&I 6346:

Math Applications and Research
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education.
Mathematical concepts, skills and research, which address Standards and TExES, will be objective of class with reference to classroom experiences.

 

C&I 6347:

Teaching Number Concepts
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Certificate Program
Methodology and content research on number systems and their vertical alignment, operations, algorithms, and quantitative reasoning to teach the statewide curriculum.

 

C&I 6348:

Teaching Algebra and Geometry
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Certificate Program
Methodology and content for understanding and applying patterns, relations, and functions; algebraic, analytic, geometric, and spatial reasoning; and measurement concepts to teach the statewide curriculum.

 

C&I 6349:

Teaching Probability and Statistics
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to EC-4 or 4-8 Master Math Teacher Certificate Program
Methodology and content appropriate to understand probability and statistics, the applications and vertical alignment of probability and statistics concepts to teach the statewide curriculum.

 

C&I 6350:

Teaching the Social Sciences & History
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Recent literature, teaching methods and trends. (Formerly: EED 6350 Teaching the Social Studies.)

 

C&I 6360:

Foundations of Literacy Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Teaching experience.
Major literacy theories and their implications for classroom contexts. Models of recent reading and writing research findings are explored. (Formerly: Survey Of Reading Instruction)

 

C&I 6362:

Assessment of Literacy Learning
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Information on various assessment tools and the theoretical underpinnings that guide the use of these tools. Both formal and informal assessments are included. (Formerly: Diagnostic Testing of Reading)

 

C&I 6363:

Reading in Content Areas
Cr. 3. (3-0).
Application of current insights about the reading process to the needs of subject-matter teachers. Emphasis on examining the variations in written language across disciplines.

 

C&I 6370:

Introduction to Gifted/Talented Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Postbaccalaureate status.
Survey of gifted education: topics include characteristics, identification procedures, programs, curriculum, instructional strategies, assessment of current issues, and professional literature.

 

C&I 6371:

Learning Theories Applicable to Gifted/Talented Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: C&I 6370.
Psychological theories and teaching/learning models related to gifted/ talented education. Includes research on creative and critical thinking.

 

C&I 6372:

Curriculum for Gifted/Talented Education
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisites: C&I 6370 and 6371.
Strategies and techniques for developing differentiated curriculum. Includes scope and sequence, instructional strategies, material selection, evaluation and current literature.

 

C&I 6373:

Assessment and Guidance for Gifted/Talented
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: C&I 6370.
Identification and evaluation of gifted students. Includes interpretation of appropriate objective and subjective measures. Study of psycho/social nature and needs of gifted.