Curriculum and Instruction

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Curriculum and Instruction - EDCI

1000 Introduction to the Study of Education (3) Field experience in multicultural settings in secondary schools. Historical foundations, organization, and administration of American public education.

1001 Introduction to College Study (3) Intended for entering freshmen. College-level readings and techniques for organizing text and lecture information for effective study; critical thinking and reading; time management; preparation for tests.

2025 Foundations and Principles of Teaching in Elementary School (3) 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. field experience in elementary schools. Open only to students enrolled in programs leading to teacher certification.

2030 Teaching, Schooling, and Society (3) Prereq.: admission to elementary school teacher education program or nursery school and kindergarten teaching program. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. field experience in elementary schools. Experiences that join theory to practice; teaching as it operates in elementary school culture; a reflective approach to pedagogy; discussions of teaching in the historical and philosophical dimensions of discourse/practice.

2040 Principles and Practices in Secondary Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 1000.

2045 Principles and Practices in K-12 Programs (4) Prereq.: EDCI 1000 and enrollment in a program leading to teacher certification in grades K-12. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Managerial aspects of instruction; application of learning principles to the classroom setting.

2271, 2272 Art Education for Elementary Schools (3,3) ART 2271 is prerequisite for 2272. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Critical analysis and evaluation of past and present concepts of art education; development of a functional art

program for elementary schools in Louisiana; art materials, techniques, and activities recommended for elementary school grades.

2700 Characteristics of Exceptional Children (3) Individual differences of various types of exceptional children; characteristics, educational programs, and resources for treatment.

2701 Exceptional Children: Mild/Moderate and Severe/ Profound Impairments (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700. Etiology, behavioral aspects, and treatment of the educationally handicapped child.

3000 Children's Literature (3) Survey of children's literature across time, genres, and media; focus on wide reading in children's literature and an appreciation of the value of literature for children.

3112 Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (6) Prereq.: EDCI 2025; concurrent registration in EDCI 3113 for elementary grades majors. 3 hrs. lecture; 6 hrs. field experience in multicultural settings. Current instructional materials and methods in teaching reading at the elementary school level; understandings and skills in a laboratory situation in the public schools.

3113 Materials and Methods in Teaching Communicative Skills in the Elementary School (2) Prereq.: EDCI 2025; concurrent registration in EDCI 3112 for elementary grades majors. Instructional materials and methods in teaching language arts communicative skills at the elementary school level; understanding and skills in a laboratory situation in the public school.

3125 Curriculum Disciplines: Science (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2025 or 2030 or equivalent, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3126 and 3127. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Structures of scientific disciplines for teaching in lower/upper elementary school; strategies, techniques, basic rationales, and materials.

3126 Curriculum Disciplines: Mathematics (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2025 or 2030, 6 sem. hrs. of credit in mathematics courses, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3125 and 3127. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Structures of mathematical disciplines for teaching in lower/upper elementary school; strategies, techniques, basic rationales, and materials.

3127 Curriculum Disciplines: Social Studies (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2025 or 2030 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3125 and 3126. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Structures of the social studies disciplines for teaching in the lower/upper elementary school; strategies, techniques, basic rationales, and materials.

3135 Teaching Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 or 2045 or equivalent. Approaches for teaching reading; general review of reading approaches and materials.

3136 Reading in the Content Areas (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3135 or equivalent. Content area reading problems and solutions; the reading process, approaches, skills, and materials.

3137 Assessing and Guiding Classroom Reading Instruction (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3112 or 3200. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Additional training in reading instruction beyond that offered in the basic reading courses, EDCI 3112 or 3200.

3142 Materials and Methods in Secondary School English (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in 21 of the 24 sem. hrs. of English courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school English. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3143 Materials and Methods in Secondary School French (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in 23 of the 26 sem. hrs. of French courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school French. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3144 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Social Studies (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in 21 sem. hrs. of the social studies courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school social studies. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Techniques, strategies, and materials for teaching secondary school social studies.

3145 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Latin (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in the Latin courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school Latin. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3146 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Mathematics (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in 17 of the 20 sem. hrs. of mathematics courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school

mathematics. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Techniques, strategies, and materials for teaching secondary school mathematics.

3147 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Science (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040; 8 sem. hrs. of biology (BIOL 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 or BIOL 1201, 1208, and either BIOL 1402 or 1502; 8 sem. hrs. of chemistry (CHEM 1201, 1202, 1212); 8 sem. hrs. of physics (PHYS 2001, 2002, 2009, 2108 or PHYS 2101, 2102, 2108, 2109); and credit for or registration in at least 8 additional sem. hrs. from among the science courses required for the teaching major (biology, chemistry, or physics) or minor (biology, chemistry, physics, or general science) selected by the student. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3148 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Speech (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in the speech courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school speech. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3149 Materials and Methods in Secondary School Spanish (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2040 and credit for or registration in 23 of the 26 sem. hrs. of Spanish courses required for a teaching minor in secondary school Spanish. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3160 Materials and Methods in Art in Elementary and Secondary Schools (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2045 and credit for or registration in 25 of the 31 sem. hrs. of art courses required for a teaching minor in art. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings.

3170 Principles of Teaching Elementary School Music (3) Materials, methods, and current trends.

3171 Principles of Teaching Secondary School Music (3) Materials, methods, and current trends.

3181 Materials and Methods in Communicative Disorders in the Elementary and Secondary Schools (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2025, completion of all speech courses required in curriculum, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3641. Speech, language, and hearing services in the public schools; organization and implementation.

3200 Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication in the Elementary School (6) Prereq.: EDCI 2025 or 2030 and cohort membership or consent of instructor. 3 hrs. lecture; 6 hrs. lab/field experience in multicultural settings. Principles and practices of an effective program in reading, writing, and the oral language arts in lower/upper elementary school.

3223 Adolescent Literature (3) See ENGL 3223.

3400 Educational Principles, Policies, and Practices for Special Populations (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience. Current issues in identification, assessment, and instruction in the mainstream classroom for diverse students, such as different racial/ethnic groups.

3625 Student Teaching in the Elementary Grades (12) Prereq.: see "Requirements for Student Teaching." 2 hrs. lecture; 30 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading.

3630 Student Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary Grades (12) Prereq.: see "Requirements for Student Teaching." 2 hrs. lecture; 30 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading.

3635 Student Teaching in the Secondary Grades (12) Prereq.: see "Requirements for Student Teaching." 2 hrs. lecture; 30 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading.

3641 Student Teaching in Communicative Disorders in the Elementary and Secondary Schools (12) Prereq.: concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3181. See "Requirements for Student Teaching." 1 hr. lecture; 30 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading.

3701 Assessment of Exceptional Children (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3708. Assessment of the handicapped; technical aspects of administering, scoring, and interpreting formal tests; designing and using informal techniques for the handicapped.

3708 Practicum in Assessment (3) Prereq.: concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3701. 1 hr. seminar; 6 hrs. lab. Educational assessment of exceptional children; administration of a battery of tests.

3720 Methods for Designing and Assessing Materials for the Mildly/Moderately Handicapped Student (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and 2701. 3 hrs. lecture/field experience. Formal and informal techniques for effective utilization of materials; evaluation and selection of published materials; design of teacher-made materials.

3722 Methods of Teaching Academic Subjects to the Mildly/Moderately Handicapped (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and 2701. 3 hrs. lecture/field experience. Application of theories, methods, and materials.

3760 Curriculum for the Severely/Profoundly Impaired (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and 2701. Procedures, methods, and materials for teaching severely/profoundly impaired individuals.

4025 Modern Principles and Practices in the Elementary School (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Current issues in elementary education; research findings applied to the solution of instructional problems.

4030 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction (3) Principles and practices of middle grades education with emphasis on reflective practice and middle grades students.

4040 Principles of Secondary Education (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. Analysis of criticisms of secondary education; functions of schools and institutions in a complex political, social, and economic matrix; current theories and relevant research.

4055 Principles and Practices in Kindergarten Education (3) Prereq.: HUEC 2055 or PSYC 2076; 2.50 gpa required for registration. Same as HUEC 4055. Classroom organization and instructional management using pre-academic objectives for kindergarten as an entry point into elementary school.

4057 Methods of Teaching Nursery School and Kindergarten (3) Prereq.: HUEC 2055 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab; 2.50 gpa required for registration. Same as HUEC 4057. Philosophy, teaching methods, and materials needed for optimum learning experiences for the child under six.

4058 Student Teaching in the Kindergarten (5) See HUEC 4058.

4113 Language Acquisition and Development of Communication Skills in the Young Child (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3112 or equivalent. Analysis of stages of native language acquisition and development of communication skills in children from birth to six years.

4241 Special Studies in Art Education (3) Research in areas directly related to the teaching of art.

4269, 4270 Art Education Workshop (3,3) Art as an integral part of the school curriculum; art activities and classroom procedures, materials, and techniques.

4272 Current Practices in Art Education (3) Contemporary trends and practices in art education; critical review of texts, journals, and other information sources.

4273, 4274 Art Education in the Elementary and Secondary Schools (3,3) For students concentrating in art education. Development of a functional art program for elementary and secondary schools; philosophy of art education, curriculum construction, teaching methods, planning, and measurement of the results of instruction.

4450 Principles and Practices in Secondary Education (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. Analysis of criticisms of secondary education and of current proposals for reform; conflicting conceptions of teaching, learning, cognition and related approaches to curriculum, instruction, and evaluation; current theoretical and research approaches; implications for educational policy and practice.

4455 Principles and Practices in K-12 Education (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. Analysis of criticisms of K-12 education and of current proposals for reform; conflicting conceptions of teaching, learning, cognition and related approaches to curriculum, instruction, and evaluation; current theoretical and research approaches; implications for educational policy and practice.

4460 Planning, Managing, and Evaluating School Instruction (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Exploration and observation of skills and techniques for organizing and assessing learning in schools.

4465 Seminar: Reflective Teaching in Secondary Subjects (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Critical issues and pedagogical practices related to the reflective teacher of English, social studies, science, or mathematics.

4466 Seminar: Critical Issues in Secondary School Teaching (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Critical issues in the nature of knowledge and inquiry in school subjects: English, mathematics, science, and social studies.

4470 Reflective Practice in Foreign Language Education: K-12 (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. Class observation is required. Current theories in foreign language learning; lesson plans for different approaches and methodologies; analysis of textbooks and materials for elementary and secondary schools.

4472 Teaching for Communication: K-12 (3) Methods and techniques conducive to language proficiency; development of listening, reading, speaking, writing skills; integration of theory and practice in peer-teaching, mini-lessons, and hands-on activities; emphasis on use of foreign language as vehicle of instruction.

4606 Materials and Methods for Teaching Computer Science (3) Prereq.: 3 sem. hrs. in computer science or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture plus field experience. Materials and methods for planning instruction in computer science.

4635 Internship in Curriculum and Instruction (3-12) Prereq.: permission of the College of Education Office of Clinical Experiences. Pass-fail grading. Specific teaching or practicum experience in a public school setting; periodic evening seminars.

4701 Problems of Exceptional Children (3) Exceptionality and special education; changes required by recent federal and state legislation; information related to the integration of educational services and services offered by other community, state, and national agencies.

4704 Contingency Management with Exceptional Children (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 or 2701 or equivalent. Skills for behavior management of children in public school programs; theoretical and historical foundations; practical application of techniques.

4705 Learning and Behavior Principles Applied to Exceptional Children (3) Prereq.: EDCI 4704. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Application of advanced principles and practical solutions to problems of mild/moderate and severe/profound exceptionality.

4720 Nonbehavioral Management of Children with Mild/ Moderate Exceptionality (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700 and 2701. Application of theoretically sound nonbehavioral management techniques.

4749 Student Teaching in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Impairments (12) Prereq.: EDCI 4728. 1 hr. seminar; 30 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Laboratory teaching experience to accompany the curriculum in generic training.

4762 Counseling Exceptional Children and Their Parents (3) Special skills and information related to counseling exceptional children and their parents; types of exceptionality; types of counseling; the impact of exceptionality on individuals and families; and special counseling (such as occupational).

4800 Teaching in the Multicultural Classroom (3) Strategies and resources for teaching students of cultural diversity in the classroom; development of units and activities of cultural variety.

4900 Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction (1-3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. Methods, trends, and issues in curriculum and instruction.

5880 Special Topics in Education (1-3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 9 sem. hrs. of credit. New methods, trends, and techniques.

7001 Special Education in the Regular Classroom (3) Not for degree credit for special education students. Methods and techniques for teaching the handicapped student in a regular classroom.

7105 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3) Current instructional procedures and research in reading instruction in the elementary school; approaches and ideas for teaching reading to culturally different students.

7106 Teaching Reading to Students with Diverse Cultural Backgrounds (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7105 or 7135 or consent of instructor. Characteristics of learners from different cultural settings; analysis of methods and materials that support reading instruction for these students.

7107 Topics in Reading Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7105 or 7135 or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. Issues and practices in elementary through adult reading education.

7108 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Science (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3125 or equivalent. Theoretical foundations, instructional skills, and materials for teaching elementary school science.

7109 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics (3) Techniques and materials for teaching elementary school mathematics; relationship between learning theories and acquisition of mathematical skills and concepts.

7110 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Social Studies (3) Methods and materials for teaching elementary-level social studies.

7111 Studies in the Teaching of Elementary School Language Arts (3) Practices and curricula in the teaching of elementary school language arts.

7125 Teaching Reading to the Adult Learner (3) Theory, research, and practical application.

7130 Techniques and Resources for Reading Instruction (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7105 or 7135 or equivalent. Methods and materials in all areas of reading; demonstration and student production; application of materials and methods for effective reading instruction.

7131 Developing Learning Skills Through Content Reading (3) Relationships between learning skills and content areas; the reading process; materials and research related to reading.

7135 Techniques for Teaching Reading in the Middle and Secondary School (3) Reading skills appropriate for the upper levels; approaches for teaching reading; techniques for improving the school reading program.

7140 Studies in the Teaching of Social Studies in Secondary Schools (3) Theory and research with practical application to areas of study needed to teach social studies in the secondary school.

7141 Studies in the Teaching of Mathematics in Secondary Schools (3) Practices and issues in techniques and materials for teaching mathematics in secondary schools; relationship between learning theories and acquisition of mathematical skills and concepts.

7142 Studies in the Teaching of English in Secondary Schools (3)

7143 The Teaching of Literature in Secondary Schools (3)

7147 Studies in the Teaching of Secondary School Science (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3147 or equivalent; and science teaching experience. Instructional materials, evaluation practices, and science teaching skills for grades 7-12.

7149 Studies in the Teaching of Foreign Languages (3) Prereq.: completion of an undergraduate foreign language methods course and/or teaching experience; or consent of instructor. Principles and current research related to the teaching of foreign languages.

7205 Critical Analysis of Current Research in Reading (3) Prereq.: 12 hours of graduate reading courses or equivalent. Evaluation of current and needed research; application of research findings in the instructional program.

7210 Characteristics of Mildly/Moderately Handicapped Children (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700, 4701 or equivalent. Developmental, social, and emotional characteristics; historical and current educational issues and practices.

7211 Teaching Academic Subjects To Mildly/Moderately Handicapped Children (3) Prereq.: EDCI 2700, 4701 or equivalent; and EDCI 7210. Prerequisites to academic success for mildly handicapped children; theories and methods for teaching academic subjects.

7212 Methods of Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems (3) Prereq; EDCI 2700, 4701 or equivalent. Teaching mild/moderate students with an emphasis on curriculum utilization and adaptations for mild/moderate learners of all levels; research-based teaching principles emphasizing learning strategies and techniques.

7218 Practicum in Special Education: Mild/Moderately Impaired Children (3-6) F,S,SU Prereq.: EDCI 7210, 7211, and 12 graduate hrs. in special education. 1-2 hrs. conf.; 6-15 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Supervised experience in specific educational settings.

7247 Teaching in the Science Laboratory (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3147 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Interpreting research in laboratory science instruction; use of results to generate creative laboratory activities.

7269 Foundations of Art Education (3) Prereq.: graduate standing in art education or consent of instructor. Development of theory and philosophy leading to contemporary practices in art education.

7271, 7272 Development and Administration of an Art Education Curriculum (3,3)

7307 Topics in Curriculum and Instruction (3) May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7308 Topics in Science Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3147 or 7108; or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7309 Topics in Mathematics Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7109 or 7141 or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7310 Topics in Social Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7110 or 7140; or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7311 Topics in Language Arts Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7111 or 7142; or equivalent. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Selected topic in a specific subject matter, level of instruction, or a methodological problem in teaching English language arts.

7312 Diagnostic and Prescriptive Teaching in Mathematics (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7109 or EDCI 7141. Techniques for assessing students' skill levels and understanding in K-12 mathematics and for tailoring instruction to individual needs.

7313 Teaching Literature in the Elementary School (3) Role of literature in elementary education; relevant teaching issues and strategies; integration of literature into the elementary curriculum.

7314 Teaching Written Composition in the Elementary School (3) Prereq.: EDCI 3113 or equivalent. Practices and curricula in the teaching of written composition in the elementary school; its relationship to language arts instruction.

7315 Teaching Multicultural Children's Literature (3) Multicultural literature for children from elementary through junior high school; historical and contemporary perspectives; implications for the classroom.

7450 Designing and Delivering the Secondary or K-12 Curriculum (3) Prereq.: EDCI 4450 or 4455. Principles of education applied to vital aspects of teaching practice in all content areas: language, literacy, and reading; student needs and characteristics; multicultural and global education; uses of technology; assessment and evaluation.

7455 Foundations of Secondary or K-12 Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice (3) Prereq.: cohort membership and completion of EDCI 7460, 7461, or consent of instructor. Social contexts, history, and philosophy of current and perennial issues in education; conflicting purposes and functions of public schooling; economic and political analysis of educational policy; implications of conflicting approaches to teaching and learning; current theory and research.

7460 Fall Practicum in Secondary or K-12 Schools (5) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 8 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. First of two practica in local schools.

7461 Spring Practicum in Secondary or K-12 Schools (5) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. 1 hr. lecture; 8 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Second of two practica in local schools.

7465 Seminar: The Teacher-Researcher in Secondary School Subjects (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Study of teacher-researcher literature; its application to secondary teaching and curriculum in the subject area (English, mathematics, science, or social studies).

7467 Teaching Culture in the Foreign Language Class: K-12 (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. Class observation is required. Development of an awareness of cultures; techniques for presenting the foreign culture; integration of the four skills in daily lessons; use of authentic cultural materials.

7468 The Teacher-Researcher in Art Education (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor. Study of teacher-researcher literature and its application to art education.

7475 Research Project in Secondary or K-12 Teacher Education (3) Prereq.: cohort membership and completion of EDCI 7460 and 7461 or consent of instructor. May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Development, completion, and presentation of a research problem in curriculum and instruction that grows out of fifth-year clinical experiences and precedes course work.

7480 Teaching Practicum I (6) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7482, 7484. 20 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Along with the Seminar in Teaching Research and the Master's Project, this course is designed to partially fulfill student teaching requirements and to prepare students to be effective classroom teachers.

7481 Teaching Practicum II (6) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7483, 7485. 20 hrs. lab. Pass-fail grading. Along with the Seminar in Teaching Research and the Master's Project, this course is designed to partially fulfill student teaching requirements and to prepare students to be effective classroom teachers.

7482 Seminar in Teaching Research I (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7480, 7484. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. An integral part of the fifth-year teaching research project; along with the Teaching Practicum and the Master's Project, this course partially fulfills student teaching requirements.

7483 Seminar in Teaching Research II (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7481, 7485. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. An integral part of the fifth-year teaching research project; along with the Teaching Practicum and the Master's Project, this course partially fulfills student teaching requirements.

7484 Master's Project I (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7480, 7482. Development and completion of a research problem in curriculum and instruction that grows out of the first semester's clinical experience.

7485 Master's Project II (3) Prereq.: cohort membership or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 7481, 7483. Development and completion of a research problem in curriculum and instruction that grows out of the second and culminating semester's clinical experience.

7610 Advanced Seminar and Practicum in Curriculum and Instruction (3-6) The student, major professor, and a committee will structure experiences around the student's needs and interests.

7682 Assessment Techniques and Practicum in Reading (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7105, 7135, or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Mastery level skills for evaluating reading strengths and weaknesses of elementary and secondary school students; theoretical models and a practicum for applying techniques.

7683 Guiding Classroom Instruction and Practicum in Reading (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7105 and 7682; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Procedures for guiding instruction in reading; theory and practice.

7684 Advanced Internship in Reading (6) Prereq.: advanced standing in the specialist or doctoral program or equivalent. 1 hr. lecture; 10 hrs. lab. Field experiences in various job-related settings. Teaching experiences at the local school and university levels; administrative experience at the parish level, and consultant experience at the state level.

7685 Applied Research in Reading (3) Prereq.: enrollment in advanced graduate program and ELRC 4249; or equivalent. Individual research projects.

7711 Evaluation of Exceptional Children (3)

7713 Individual Study in Special Education (3)

7715 Diagnostic-Prescriptive Teaching in Special Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 4701 and 7711; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture and lab work. Assessment and individualized programming for educationally handicapped; assessing individual functioning levels, writing individual educational plans; methods and materials to support the programming.

7718 Practicum in Individual Assessment (3) V Prereq.: ELRC 7333 or EDCI 7711; or equivalent. Supervised experiences in specific educational assessment techniques; practical, in-depth approach to educational assessment.

7758 Practicum in Special Education: Mental Retardation (6) V 1 hr. lecture; 10 hrs. lab.

7760 Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented (3) V Historical perspective, social, emotional, and educational characteristics; administrative considerations; sociological and psychological studies; special populations.

7761 Curricular Theories and Methods for Teaching the Gifted and Talented (3) V Prereq.: EDCI 7760 or equivalent. Curricular theories, materials, and strategies for teaching the gifted and talented; emphasis on development and evaluation of educational plans for individuals and groups.

7762 Creative Behavior (3) V Nature and analysis of creative behavior; appraisal and implementation of specific processes designed to encourage creative productivity.

7768 Practicum in Education for the Gifted (3-6) V Prereq.: EDCI 7760, 7761, and 7762. Planning, implementing, and evaluating teaching strategies, materials, and counseling techniques in a school program.

7810 Current Trends in Secondary School Instruction (3) Contemporary patterns in organization, administration, curriculum, and governance of the modern secondary school.

7811 Seminar in Current Trends in Education Literature (3) Seminar for beginning doctoral students in curriculum and instruction. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7821, 7822 Problems in Curriculum and Instruction (2-4, 2-4) For advanced graduate students who are qualified to undertake individual problems.

7824 Elementary School Curriculum (3) Content, organization, and evaluation of the elementary school curriculum.

7825 Secondary School Curriculum (3) Content, organization, and evaluation of the secondary school curriculum.

7830 Advanced Seminar in Junior High/Middle School Instruction (3) For advanced students in elementary and secondary education with special interest in the instructional program for early adolescents.

7843 Early Childhood Education (3) See HUEC 7843. Historical, theoretical, philosophical, and programmatic issues that effect contemporary early childhood education.

7844 Creativity in Early Childhood Education (3) Role of creativity in designing the educational environment for young children; philosophy, teaching techniques, and instructional planning; role of parents, teachers, and today's multicultural society in the development of creativity.

7845 Teaching Concepts in Early Childhood (3) Methods and materials for the teaching of mathematics, science, and social studies concepts in the early childhood curriculum.

7846 Diagnostic Teaching in Early Education (3) Prereq.: EDCI 4055 or equivalent. Using age-level competency skills for developing diagnostic strategies for young children to be used as the basis for instructional planning.

7880 Seminar in Reading (2) May be taken for a max. of 8 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary; a minimum of 4 sem. hrs. is required for each doctoral student in reading. Special topics not covered in other reading courses.

7900 Doctoral Orientation Seminar (1) Orientation to the doctoral program for new and resident doctoral students. Pass-fail grading.

7901 Curriculum Theory (3) Means for strengthening the curriculum; links between past and current concepts of curriculum.

7902 Analysis of Research on Teaching (3) Prereq.: ELRC 7006 or equivalent. Theory of design and application of research related to systematized instruction.

7903 Curriculum Planning (3) Prereq.: EDCI 7901 or equivalent. Principles of curriculum needs assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation.

7904 Education and Cognition (3) S Understanding human cognition and cognitive change; implications for educational theory, practice, and research.

7910 Traditions of Inquiry in Curriculum and Instruction (3) Theoretical and methodological issues related to research traditions in curriculum and instruction; development of major traditions.

7920, 7921 Analysis of Research in Curriculum and Instruction (3) Prereq.: ELRC 7241 or equivalent. A max. of 6 sem. hrs. may be earned in this series; only 3 sem. hrs. may be earned in any one area. Factors influencing research and critical analysis of selected research in one of the following areas: curriculum, mathematics, science, language arts, social, or early childhood education.

7930, 7931 Seminar: Curriculum and Instruction (1-6) A max. of 6 sem. hrs. may be earned in this series when topics vary. Trends and issues in one of the following areas: curriculum, mathematics, science, language arts, social, or early childhood education.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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