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2012-2013 Catalog

Instructional Area

Curriculum and Instruction (CUIN)


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CUIN 1100:

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

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 4100:

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

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: 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 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 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.