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EDCI 305 - Introduction to the Middle School (3).
Description: The introductory course provides an overview of the basic philosophies, structure, and curricular aspects of middle schools. The development of middle schools, as well as current research related to exemplary middle schools, is examined. Students will develop the applicable skills and dispositions needed as prospective middle level teachers. Notes: Course may not be taken for S/U credit. Students must earn a C or higher. This course is NOT a writing intensive course.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 305H - Introduction to the Middle School (3)

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 315 - Developmental Aspects of Middle Level Learners (3).
Description: The course examines the developmental characteristics of early adolescents in today's society. In particular, the course focuses on aspects of diversity such as culture, gender, race, ethnicity and exceptionalities. Students will develop the applicable skills and dispositions needed as prospective middle level teachers. Notes: Offered as needed. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education. Course may not be taken for S/U. A grade of C or higher must be earned.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 325 - Content Literacy for Middle Level Learners (3).
Description: An examination of literacy strategies and materials appropriate for subject and interdisciplinary needs of developmentally diverse learners in middle schools . Students will develop the applicable skills and dispositions needed as prospective middle level teachers. Notes: Offered as needed. Prerequisites: EDCI 305, 315. Course may not be taken for S/U credit. Students must earn a C or higher.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EDCI 330 - Strategies and Assessment for Middle Level Learners (3)
Description: A study of research-based teaching and assessment methods appropriate for the needs of developmentally diverse learners in middle schools. Prerequisite: EDCI 305; Admission to Teacher Education program. Corequisite: EDCI 315
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

Course Attributes:
Intensive Writing

EDCI 331 - Community Connections for Families (3).
Description: This course involves the study of children, family development, and community resources. The collaboration of family and community resources to support the development of children and families is the focus of the course. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in fall and spring.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 336 - Young Children: Insuring Success (3).
Description: Study of characteristics, needs, and appropriate service delivery systems which create success for young children and their families. This course will prepare professionals to consider such factors in meeting the needs of young children. Notes: Teacher Education students must receive a grade of C or better and may not elect the S/U option. Offered in spring. Prerequisites: EDUC 210 or PSYC 206.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Laboratory/Clinical, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 392 - Field Experiences in Middle Level Education (1:0:1).
Description: The student will be able to apply principles of planning, instruction, management, assessment and professionalism in directed field-based situations involving differing numbers of young adolescent learners, peers, parents and other adults. Notes: Offered in fall. Corequisites: EDUC 390.
1.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
1.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

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EDCI 599 - General Education Elective

3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

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EDCI 600 - Philosophy, Organization and Curriculum of the Middle School (3).
Description: An examination of the history, philosophy, curriculum and structure of middle schools. Middle school theories, concepts and research findings relative to exemplary programs and practice are emphasized.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

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EDCI 610 - Early Adolescence in Contemporary Society (3).
Description: An examination of the developmental characteristics of early adolescents in contemporary society using interdisciplinary themes, young adult books and other media.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 620 - Content Literacy in Middle Schools (3).
Description: An examination of literacy strategies and materials appropriate for subject and interdisciplinary needs of developmentally diverse learners in middle schools. Notes: A student may not receive credit for EDCI 620 and READ 645. Prerequisites: EDCI 610.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 630 - Pedagogy and Assessment in the Middle School (3).
Description: A study of research-based methodologies for effective middle school teaching and assessment. Empirically verified methods of pedagogical content selection, planning, delivery and assessment appropriate to middle school teaching are emphasized. Prerequisites: EDCI 600, 610 and EDUC 681.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 635 - Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning (3).
Description: This course is designed to assist the instructional leader to collect, analyze and use data to improve the teaching-learning process. Prerequisites: EDUC 640.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 636 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction (3).
Description: An examination of contemporary, salient issues in Curriculum and Instruction (C & I); the role of educational policy in school reform; and the links among elements of policy and practice.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 637 - Capstone: Advanced Field Placement (3:1:2)
Description: The focus of this course is the preparation and completion of a field-based project reflecting the candidate's knowledge of an approved topic and its implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Prerequisites: EDCI 635 and SPED 561 or SPED 583.
3.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 690 - Capstone and Advanced Field Experiences in the Middle School (3:2-1).
Description: The principal focus of this course is the development, implementation and evaluation of a project reflecting the candidate's knowledge of middle level education. Candidates also assemble a cumulative portfolio reflecting their professional studies and present this portfolio to a review committee. Notes: A grade of S or U is recorded. Prerequisites: EDCI 600, 610, 620, 630 and EDUC 640, 670 and 681.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Field Studies, Independent Study/Research

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 695 - Thesis (3).
Description: The student will conduct an individual investigation on an applied research project. An oral defense is required. Prerequisites: EDCI 635, 636, and SPED 561 or SPED 583.
3.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
3.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory/Clinical, Thesis, Seminar/Recitation

Curriculum and Instruction Department

EDCI 699 - General Education Elective

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours
0.000 Other hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture

Curriculum and Pedagogy Department


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