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2011-2012 Catalog

Instructional Area

Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN)


Instructional Area | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

CUIN 1300:

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

CUIN 1310:

The Art of Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Provide insight into the teaching profession through field-based observations of P-12 classrooms with diverse populations in order to analyze schools and classrooms.

CUIN 1318:

The Well Child
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A study of factors that impact the well-being of the children including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. There is a focus on local and national standards, as well as legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Field Experience with chldren, infancy through age 12, is required.

CUIN 1319:

Geography for the 21st Century Classroom
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction to geographical perspective for future educators to master subject content while focusing on spatial distributions of human activities that account for present and past cultural patterns such as population, folk and popular culture, language, religion, gender, ethnicity, politics, and economic development.

CUIN 2300:

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

CUIN 2310:

Introduction to Special Populations
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An overview of diversity in schools and classrooms in language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic, and academic with field-based observations in P-12 classrooms.

CUIN 2312:

Educational Technology for Teaching, Learning, and Communicating
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Student content mastery of applications of word processing databases, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, and the internet integrated with curriculum software, communities of shared interest, and media rich teaching and learning tools.

CUIN 3300:

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

CUIN 3323:

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

CUIN 3324:

Effective Classroom Management and Student Assessment for Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education program. Should be taken after completion of Block I.
Best practices and subject mastery of effective classroom management, conflict resolution, and classroom assessment with application of a variety of communication styles and assessment methods to help students become self-regulated learners.

CUIN 3326:

The Professional Educator
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A study of the essential components of effective teaching, curriculum development and
classroom management skills. Certification only, EC-4, EC-6, 4-8, 8-12.

CUIN 4300:

Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: May be repeated when topics vary. (Formerly C&I 4300)

CUIN 4302:

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

CUIN 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.

CUIN 4307:

Professional Seminar: Capstone Course
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 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). 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.

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). Prerequisites: 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 mathematis 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). Prerequisites: 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). Prerequisites: 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: 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: 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 4320:

Teaching English as a Second Language
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 4322:

Elementary Science Methods
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: 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: 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 ar included.

CUIN 4357:

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

CUIN 6100:

Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction
Cr. 1. (1-1-0). May be repeated when topics vary.

CUIN 6102:

Independent Study
Cr. 1. (1-1-0).

CUIN 6300

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

CUIN 6302:

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

CUIN 6305:

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

CUIN 6306:

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

CUIN 6308: 6309:

Master's Thesis
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).

CUIN 6311:

Curriculum & Technology
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6312:

Human Development and Learning
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6314:

Classroom Practice, Process, & Procedure
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6315:

Application of Physics for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction of basic concepts in physics and the utilization of inquiry method for teaching physics in elementary schools.

CUIN 6316:

Application of Educational Roles & Responsibilities I
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6317:

Application of Educational Roles & Responsibilities II
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6318:

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

CUIN 6319:

Practicum in Teaching
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6320:

Models of Teaching
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6321:

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

CUIN 6322:

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

CUIN 6327:

Theory and Practice of Adult Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Overview of theories, practices of adult learning. Curricular foundations for higher education. Study of andragogy, self-directed learning, situated learning and transformational learning. Exploration of effective classroom methodology – critical thinking and instruction via current technologies.

CUIN 6328:

Internship in Higher Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Mentoring of higher education faculty with classroom visits, professional seminars on selected topics. Guided development of individual research or study plans in the specific teaching field of the intern.

CUIN 6331:

Application of Life Science for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree
This course will enhance teachers' life science teaching skills. It will include the following topics: plant biology, animals' structures and functions, genetics, evolution, natural selection biodiversity, and cells.

CUIN 6332:

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

CUIN 6335:

Applications of Environmental Science for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course will enhance teachers' environmental science teaching skills. It will include the following: environmental science and systems, ecology, human population, conservation biology, resource management, health, water systems and resources, pollution, global climate change, etc.

CUIN 6336:

Applications of Science Methods for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree.
This course enhances teacher instructional skills. It includes case studies, teaching science as inquiry, teaching for understanding, the nature of science, classroom planning, management, assessment and evaluation.

CUIN 6337:

Applications of Earth Science for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Bachelors Degree.
This course will enhance teachers' Earth Science knowledge and intructional skills. It includes topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meterology, and astronomy.

CUIN 6338:

Application of Chemistry for Teachers
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduction of basic concepts in chemistry and the utilization of inquiry method for teaching chemistry in elementary schools.

CUIN 6341:

Teaching Problem Solving
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6342:

Assessment in Mathematics
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6343:

The Math Teacher as Leader
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6346:

Math Applications and Research
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6347:

Teaching Number Concepts
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6348:

Teaching Algebra and Geometry
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6349:

Teaching Probability and Statistics
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6350:

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

CUIN 6370:

Introduction to Gifted/Talented Education
Cr. 3. (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.

CUIN 6371:

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

CUIN 6372:

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

CUIN 6373:

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