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Course Descriptions

Courses are delivered in an accelerated (8-week) format.  The Schedule of Classes is here.
 
 
Concentration Courses :  Instructional Specialist (15 Hours)
EDCI 530: Advanced Teaching Strategies
EDCI 531: Advanced Professional Strategies
 
Research Capstone (3 hours)
EDCI 599: Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction

Course Descriptions
EDCI 507: Writing for the Responsive Professional
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Use of descriptive, analytic, and reflective writing to document teaching practices and student learning.
 
EDCI 508: Research Methods to Impact Student Learning
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Reading and use of educational research literature, particularly educational statistical (assessment) information, to improve instruction
 
SPED 502: Educating the Exceptional Child
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Learning differences and collaborative instructional models in inclusive settings
 
IRED 501: Integration of Technology in Instruction
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Use of application software to develop higher level thinking skills
 
EDCI 570: Diversity for the Progressive Educator
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Emphasis on critical elements of race/ethnicity, class, gender, language and exceptional conditions and their impact on society, schools, communities, and individuals. Includes complex, interactive discussions of contemporary issues, analysis of current literature, and application of concepts to real-world problems
 
EDCI 572: Current Issues in Education
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
 
Instructional Specialist Concentration Courses (15 hours)
EDCI 542: Supervision of Student Teaching
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Study of the philosophy, goals and practice of supervising student teachers
 
EDCI 530: Advanced Teaching Strategies
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Meaning-making and differentiation strategies across content areas.
 
EDCI 531: Advanced Professional Strategies
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Leadership, collaboration, mentorship, and advocacy for responsive professionals.
 
EDCI 572: Current Issues in Education
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Current Developments in political and social areans that inform K-12 policy and practice.  Examination of associated research and rhetoric. Restr: Teacher Certification is required..
 
EDCI 574: Leading Teacher Learning
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Advances and promotes teacher leadership through the study of  strategies and methods associated with guiding professional development for practicing teachers
 
EDCI 576: Supporting Instruction in the Classroom
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Includes theoretical and practical models for instructional coaching and tools to develop and support teachers using school level data
 
EDCI 599: Capstone in Curriculum and Instruction (3 credit hours)
8 weeks | Credit Hours: 3
Content Varies.  Alternate content titles will appear on students’ transcript