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2012-2013 Catalog

Instructional Area

Curriculum & Instruction (CUIN)


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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.