2016-2017 Graduate Academic Catalog

C.A.G.S. in Curriculum and Instruction 36 credits

This certificate program in curriculum and instruction is designed for experienced educators with Master's degrees who wish to extend their knowledge of instructional methodology, academic content areas, and curriculum development. The program is geared to serve the needs of master teachers who wish to continue in the same role or to enter new roles as coaches, consultants, supervisors, or administrators.

Coursework in research and adult learning anchor a concentration in content or other disciplinary areas in which students wish to gain more in-depth knowledge. Opportunities for directed study, internships, or other field experience may be provided. The program culminates in a final capstone project.

Program Prerequisite: Master's degree

Program of Study

Courses may have prerequisites for registration; please check course descriptions before registering.

Required Foundation Courses (6 credits):

EAGSR 7116Learning and the Brain: Fitting the Nurture of Teaching to the Nature of Learning

3

EAGSR 7004Adult Learning and Development

3

Current Topics Courses (9 credits):

Select three of the following 3-credit courses:

EAGSR 8110Change is a Process

3

ECOMP 6012Cyberbullying in Schools: Awareness, Prevention & Intervention

3

ECOMP 7010Emerging Tech: Bringing the Future to Your Classroom

3

ECOMP 500721st Century Teaching: Supporting All Learners with Technology

3

EEDUC 6158Enduring Ideas and Current Issues in the Education of Young Children

3

Curriculum Courses (6 credits)

EEDUC 7111Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction: Assumptions, Relationships, and Design

3

EEDUC 7112Making Systems Work! Integrating Data with Instruction

3

Content Courses (12 credits):

Four 3-credit graduate level content courses, chosen in consultation with an advisor, may be chosen from the following disciplines: the arts, literacy, mathematics, science, special education, TESOL, or technology. The courses may be in a single discipline or a combination of the above. Choices are subject to approval by the division director.

Capstone Courses (3 credits):

Select one of the following 3-credit courses:

EARED 7102Arts-Based Research

3

EEDUC 6999Independent Study

3

EEDUC 7500Curriculum and Assessment Thesis Project

3