Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction

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Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction

The graduate certificate program in Curriculum and Instruction provides students with the tools to plan, develop and implement standards-based curricula and instruction. The program caters to students who have an interest in expanding their teaching or supervision skills but who are not currently pursuing a master’s degree. Students will be prepared to create lesson plans for various schools and education programs and learn about various educational needs and the use of evaluation of teaching materials. The program covers various models of teaching, advanced curriculum design and instruction as well as global perspectives in curriculum.

Courses required are listed below. Please click on the course to read a description.

plus-sign EDU 501 Integrating Technology into Teaching

3 Semester Units

Integrating technology into teaching provides students with information about using the Internet and other technological resources when designing curriculum. New technology trends in learning environments, data collection tools, and productivity software are explored, and how to use modern technology in professional development and teaching various subject areas will be discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Analyze appropriate Internet resources to use in designing curriculum.
  • Critique technology trends that will shape learning environments in the future.
  • Assess popular uses for technology in the curricula for language arts, foreign language, science, math and social studies.

 

plus-sign EDU 510 Models of Teaching

3 Semester Units

Models of Teaching explores a variety of teaching models and curriculum theories to help increase student capacity for personal growth, social growth, and academic learning. Application of theories to classroom utilization is emphasized to help educators be able to construct vital and effective learning environments for their students.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the context in which students achieve personal growth, social growth, and academic learning.
  • Explain the historical context within which various models of teaching were developed.
  • Describe different models of teaching.
  • Examine different models of teaching.
  • Discuss the implications of individual differences and diversity on the selection of appropriate teaching models.

 

 

plus-sign EDU 524 Curriculum Design and Evaluation

3 Semester Units

Curriculum design and instruction provides an analysis of curriculum development and methods for aligning course content to goals and evaluation procedures. The philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum will be explored to help students better understand how curriculum models might be utilized in an ever changing and emerging educational environment.

Course Objectives

 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain how theory and practice can be integrated into the planning of curriculum.
  • Understand how gender influences teaching and schooling.
  • List the major components of curriculum design. Understand how planning curriculum relates to implementation.
  • Describe the roles that educators and non-educators can play in evaluation.
  • Explain why multicultural education is a central curriculum issue.

 

 

plus-sign EDU 548 Global Perspectives in Curriculum

3 Semester Units

This course emphasizes diversity within and across ethnic groups to help educators understand the interactions between students’ cultural and individual differences. Multicultural education focuses on culture, class, race, and gender as a foundation of ethnic diversity and community in the United States, with an emphasis on global connections.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess when, why, and how multicultural education originated.
  • Appraise the major dimensions of a comprehensive approach to multicultural education: equity pedagogy (focus on students), curriculum reform (focus on content), multicultural competence (focus on teachers), and social justice (focus on society).
  • Consider the case for multicultural education in terms of national goals for academic excellence, the needs of a culturally diverse society, survival in an interconnected world, and our nation’s democratic values.
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in conceptions of culture, race, ethnic group, and minority group.
  • Judge the importance of both individual differences and cultural differences in the teaching and learning process.
  • Evaluate our need to address the nation’s “Achievement Gap” that is due to inequitable educational opportunities rooted in the legacy of racism and unfair socioeconomic conditions.

 

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