Curriculum Development And Instruction – edd548 (3 credits)

This course focuses on curriculum development and instructional strategies for K-12 educators. Participants examine the history of curriculum development, the role of curriculum in education, and the alignment of curriculum to state and national standards. School reform, curriculum implementation, assessment methods, textbook and material selection, and the adaptation of technology into curriculum are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Foundations of Curriculum Development

  • Describe curriculum development from a historical perspective.
  • Examine educational philosophies.
  • Compare constructivist and traditional approaches to curriculum development.

Technology and Curriculum

  • Describe the textbook selection process.
  • Analyze ways to adapt technology use in the classroom.
  • Examine issues to consider when selecting curriculum materials for the classroom.

Implementing Curriculum in the Classroom

  • Examine different methods of assessment.
  • Describe long-range, unit, and daily planning.

Review

  • All objectives apply.

Managing Curriculum and School Reform

  • Describe educational reform movements.
  • Evaluate the effect school reform has on curriculum and instruction.
  • Identify steps in managing the curriculum development process.

Role of Curriculum in Education

  • Compare the role of schooling at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Examine curriculum at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
  • Align content area curriculum to state and national standards.

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