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Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

Courses in the Wyoming Teacher Education Program are also listed under EDEL.

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

4000. Environmental Education for Teachers. 2-3 (Max. 6). An introduction to the philosophy, methods and content of environmental education for students in elementary and secondary education. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor. (Offered both semesters).

4050. Minority Sexual/Gender Identity Issues in Education. 3. How youth of minority sexual and gender identities have been educated: the challenges they experience in U.S. K-16 schools, the risk factors related to academic success (health, safety, and emotional well being), and strategies to create safe, caring, and inclusive learning environments for all youth. Dual listed with EDCI 4050; cross listed with WMST 5050. Prerequisites: completion of WA and WMST 2000 with C or better or instructor approval.

4120 [LIBS 4120]. Literature for Young Adults. 3. Designed for prospective and working library media specialists and teachers who wish to strengthen their backgrounds in the utilization of literature with young adults in classrooms and libraries. The course involves the reading and critique of literature. Dual listed with EDCI 5120. Prerequisite: senior level or graduate standing or consent of instructor. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4140 [LIBS 4140]. Storytelling. 2. [C3<>(none)] An investigation of storytelling as an art and as an aid to instruction. Emphasis is on literature for preschool and elementary age children. Dual listed with EDCI 5140. Prerequisite: junior standing or EDCI 4120 is recommended. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4160 [LIBS 4160]. Recent Trends in Children's and Young Adult Literature. 3. Important new developments in the subject matter, settings and style of children’s and young adult books are identified and studied. Students in this course are expected to have a strong basic knowledge of children’s  and young adult literature. Dual listed with EDCI 5160. Prerequisite: EDCI 4120. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4300. Introductory Diagnosis Corrective Reading Instruction. 3-4 (Max. 4). Provides students with opportunities to work with children who have severe reading problems. Students in this class tutor one or two children for an entire semester under the direct guidance of the course instructor and the supervising teacher of the teaching division of the reading clinic. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

4330. Advanced Diagnosis, Corrective Reading Instruction 3-4 (Max. 4). Designed to provide students with opportunities to work with children who have reading problems. Students in this class tutor under the direct guidance of the course instructor. Prerequisites: EDCI 3100, 4300 and consent of instructor.

4340. Integrating Computer-Based Technologies in Teaching _____. 1-3 (Max. 6). Equips students with information, skills and insights necessary for successful integration of computer-based technologies into classroom teaching. Content includes modeling of techniques, teaching strategies and appropriate applications of computer-based technologies in specific content areas and consideration of computer-related issues facing educators. Prerequisite: ITEC 2360 or equivalent.

4350. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition. 3. Addresses theoretical and conceptual foundations of working with second language learners. Focus is on the classroom applications of this theoretical base to interactions with English language learners, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, classroom organization, and school-community relations. Native American language revitalization issues are featured. Dual listed with EDCI 5350. Prerequisites: none.

4400 [3400]. The Middle School. 2-3 (Max. 3). This is the basic professional course in the program for the preparation of middle years educators. A review of the reorganization of junior high school leading to the establishment of the middle school philosophy, the teacher, and the unique function of the middle school compose the essential outline topics of the course. Prerequisites: EDST 3000, EDST 2450 or PSYC 4300, WA, 2.5 GPA. (Offered fall, spring and summer)

4450 [4250]. Issues In Multicultural Education. 3. Provides the future teacher and other interested students with a better understanding of current issues and social foundations of multicultural America. Enables more accurate educational decisions related to utilizing strengths and diversity of each cultural group. Dual listed with EDCI 5450. Prerequisite: students must have at least 12 credit hours in education classes.

4665. History and Philosophy of American Education. 3. Provides cultural, philosophical, and historical perspectives drawn from the American experience and centered in the American ideology of equality of educational opportunity.  Major trends and philosophies that have developed, and are developing, in American education will be shared through discussion, presentations, and written projects. Dual Listed with EDCI 5665. Cross listed with HIST 4665. Prerequisite: Completion of WA with C or better.

5000. Principles of Curriculum. 3. Provides an overview of general understandings fundamental to the study of all aspects of curriculum to include pre-school, kindergarten thru high school. Consideration is given to the various factors, institutions and societal issues that impinge on and affect the decision making processes of curriculum developers. Prerequisite: graduate standing in education. 5050. Minority Sexual/Gender Identity Issues in Education. 3.

5010. Supervision of the School Music Program. 2-4 (Max. 4). Two sections: vocal; instrumental. Designed for graduate students who have a background in music education and for other interested graduate students in education. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education and graduate standing.

5020. Curriculum Workshop. 1-4 (Max. 4). Two sections: vocal; instrumental. Designed for graduate students who have a background in music education and for other interested graduate students in education. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education and graduate standing.

5050. Minority Sexual/Gender Identity Issues in Education. 3. How youth of minority sexual and gender identities have been educated: the challenges they experience in U.S. K-16 schools, the risk factors related to academic success (health, safety, and emotional well being), and strategies to create safe, caring, and inclusive learning environments for all youth. Dual listed with EDCI 4050; cross listed with WMST 5050. Prerequisites: completion of WA and WMST 2000 with C or better or instructor approval.

5070. Educational Trends. 1-6 (Max. 6). Provides reading, discussion, research, and appraisal of new methods, materials, equipment, and experimental programs concerned with the improvement of education as it pertains to curriculum and instruction. The maximum allowable credit applies to the total offerings under this number. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education courses.

5110. Foundations of American Indian Education. 3. Examines cultural, geographical, linguistic, spiritual, political and societal factors before, during and after colonization of the Americas. Definitions and day-to-day realities of terms like ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, assimilation, acculturation, and institutional racism. Development of insights into positive teacher-pupil-community relationships that honor culture and language differences and enhance achievement. Cross listed with AIST 5110. Prerequisites: AIST 1001 and 15 credit hours of AIST or EDST.

5120. Literature For Young Adults. 3. Designed for prospective and working library media specialists and teachers who wish to strengthen their backgrounds in the utilization of literature with young adults in classrooms and libraries. Involves reading and critiquing literature. Dual listed with EDCI 4120. Prerequisite: senior level or graduate standing.

5110. Educational Foundations in American Indian Education. 3. Examines cultural, geographical, linguistic, spiritual, political and societal factors before, during and after colonization of the Americas. Definitions and day-to-day realities of terms like ethnocentrism, cultural relativism, assimilation, acculturation, and institutional racism. Development of insights into positive teacher-pupil-community relationships that honor culture and language differences and enhance achievement. Dual listed with EDCI 4110; cross listed with AIST/EDST 4110. Prerequisite: AIST 1001 and 15 credit hours of AIST or EDST.

5121. History and Philosophy of American Indian Education. 3. Addresses the history of Indian education in the U.S. and Canada, examination of missionary initiatives, government programs, and tribal efforts. Review of documentary accounts of Native education, review autobiographical accounts of Native teachers and children. We will develop insight necessary for development of appropriate teaching methods and materials. Cross listed with AIST 5121. Prerequisites: Post-Baccalaureate standing.

5130. Cultural Foundations of American Indian Education. 3. In-depth study and analysis of the educational experiences of American Indians, focusing on contemporary educational issues and experiences, examining the impacts of cultural orientations, stereotypes, bias and other issues on the educational attainment of American Indian students. Critique instructional practices and programs developed addressing the needs of American Indian students. Cross listed with AIST 5130. Prerequisites: Post-Baccalaureate status.

5140. Storytelling. 3. An investigation of storytelling as an art and as an aid to instruction. Emphasis is on literature for preschool and elementary age children. Dual listed with EDCI 4140. Prerequisite: junior standing or EDCI 4120 is recommended.

5141. Instructional Methods in American Indian Education. 3. Addresses culturally responsive methodologies for teaching American Indian students, review of documentary accounts of Native education and autobiographical accounts of Native teachers and children as students develop appreciation of the complexity and difficulties of Native education. Students acquire insight necessary for development of appropriate teaching methods and materials. Cross listed with AIST 5141. Prerequisites: Post-Baccalaureate status.

5160. Recent Trends in Children's and Young Adult Literature. 3. Important new developments in the subject matter, settings and style of children’s and young adult books are identified and studied. Students in this course are expected to have a strong basic knowledge of children’s  and young adult literature. Dual listed with EDCI 4160. Prerequisite: EDCI 4120. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

5205. Methods of Teaching Middle-Level Mathematics. 3. Research based pedagogy and pedagogical content knowledge for teaching middle-level mathematics. Designed for practicing teachers of middle-grades mathematics. Cross Listed with NASC 5205. Prerequisites: admission to the SMTC program.

5215. Using Instructional Technology for Middle-Level Mathematics. 3. Covers the use of technology appropriate to middle-level mathematics teaching, such as microworlds, geographic information systems, spreadsheets, and other content appropriate technologies. Cross Listed with NASC 5215. Prerequisites: admission to the SMTC Program.

5225. Assessment for Middle-Level Mathematics. 3. Middle-level Mathematics Initiative teacher participants examine, analyze, and implement a variety of assessments that are aligned with standards and instruction appropriate to the middle level math learner. Cross listed with NASC 5225. Prerequisites: admission to the SMTC program.

5250. Advanced Topics in Pedagogy. 3. A graduate level seminar to be taken concurrently with undergraduate methods courses in specific content areas (EDSE 425X-4260, EDEL 4309) EDCI 5250 is restricted to students pursuing teacher certification leading to a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EDCI 5550, EDST 3500, EDCI 5870, Seminar in Assessment, earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

5270. Seminar for Early Career Teachers. 3. Provides an opportunity to engage in critical issues facing beginning teachers as well as to address pressing challenges faced. Provides an opportunity for mutual support and academic engagement around these critical issues as well as propel the beginning teacher further into the teaching profession. Prerequisite: teaching credentials required.

5300. Perspectives In Reading Instruction. 3. Designed to provide an intense examination of reading instruction for the large number of students in typical classrooms. The teaching and learning of basic reading skills is analyzed and discussed. Reading materials, alternative approaches to reading instruction, and classroom organization schemes are examined. A major thrust of the class is the application of current developments in reading to classrooms.

5310. Reading Comprehension Processes and Instruction. 3. Designed to acquaint the student with recent developments, research findings, and newer practices. Viewpoints expressed by experts are compared, and an emphasis is given to the objectives of knowledge and to an understanding of attitude and skills. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5320. The Writing Process in the Classroom. 3. Designed to acquaint the student with recent developments, research findings, and newer practices in the area of composition. Viewpoints expressed by experts are compared and an emphasis is given to the objectives of knowledge and to an understanding of attitudes and skills. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5350. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition. 3. Addresses theoretical and conceptual foundations of working with second language learners. Classroom applications of this theoretical base to interactions with English language learners, curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation, classroom organization, and school-community relations. Native American language revitalization issues are featured. Dual Listed with EDCI 4350. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5390. Literature and Reading/Writing Instruction. 3. Links the use of literature for children with instruction and practice in reading, writing, spoken language, and critical thinking skills. Students are expected to have a strong background knowledge of literature for children before taking this course. Dual listed with EDCI 4390. Prerequisite: EDEL 2280, or basic children's literature course work.

5400. Midpoint Portfolio Reflection. 1. Allows students to reflect, self-assess, and receive guidance related to their progress in the C&I Master's Program. Requirements include: self assessment of progress toward the C&I program outcomes, completion of a series of research abstracts, formation of the students' graduate committees and approval of programs of study. Prerequisites: admission to the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Program and completion of at least 12 hours of EDCI coursework.

5430. Theory and Methods of ESL I. 3. Provides an overview of theoretical and practical considerations in the teaching of English as a second/foreign language; acquaints students with different approaches, methods and procedures in TESL/TEFL; examines issues in the profession; requires a teaching/tutoring component. Prerequisite: EDCI 5350.

5440. Theory and Methods of ESL II. 3. Continues the theoretical and practical considerations in the teaching of ESL. Emphasis on Specifically Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and literacy development for intermediate and advanced English language learners. Application of different approaches, methods, and procedures in TESL/TEFL. Development of curriculum. Issues in the profession. Requires teaching/tutoring component. Prerequisites: EDCI 5430.

5450. Issues in Multicultural Education. 3. Provides future and inservice teachers and other interested students with a better understanding of current issues and social foundations of multicultural America. Enables more accurate educational decisions related to utilizing strengths and diversity of each cultural group. Additional assignments are required of students completing this course for graduate credit. Dual listed with EDCI 4450. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of education classes.

5480. Short Course. 1-6 (Max. 6). Provides offerings in special topics in curriculum and instruction on the basis of need. The maximum allowable credit is six semester hours. Prerequisite: 6 hours of education courses.

5490. Individual Problems. 1-6 (Max. 6). Provides flexible credit for seniors who may need the credit for graduation, or for students who wish to undertake intensive study of a special problem identified in a regular class. Prerequisite: 12 hours of education courses and consent of instructor.

5500. Classroom Assessment. 3. Provides reading, discussion, and research examining a variety of classroom-based assessments with a focus on the alignment of teaching, learning, and classroom assessment at the P-12 level. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5510. Improvement of Instruction In:. 1-3 (Max. 12). This series of courses is designed to acquaint the student with recent developments, research findings, and newer practices in each of the fields listed. Viewpoints expressed by experts are compared, and an emphasis is given to the objectives of knowledge and to an understanding of attitudes and skills. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

5515. National Board Certification Seminar. 1-3 (Max. 12). Provides information and support for teachers in the National Board Certification process. Content includes: reviewing, understanding, and applying best practice research; development of differentiated instruction; integration of formative assessment and reflective practice; understanding problem solving across the curriculum; and focuses on writing strategies for National Board Certification success. Prerequisites: graduate student standing.

5550. The Art and Science of Teaching. 4. Students engage in a variety of experiences related to teacher decision making. Students research a variety of curriculum and instruction topics to discern the range of theories and associated models and develop personal theories and methods they plan to employ in their classrooms. Prerequisite: successful completion of EDST 4000 and earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

5560. Seminar in Assessment. 1. One credit hour course is designed for students in the (post baccalaureate) teaching credential program with master's option. Covers important concepts of assessment such as teachers as graders, self-and peer-assessment techniques, standardized assessment instruments, challenges facing new teachers, using assessment for planning/modifying instruction to improve learning experiences, and differentiated assessment in diverse classrooms. Prerequisites: successful completion of (grade C or higher) or concurrent registration in EDST 3550 or EDST 3500.

5580. Internship. 1 - 8. (Max 12). An internship experience may be required as part of the planned program in curriculum and instruction. A maximum of eight hours may be counted in meeting the minimum requirements of a graduate degree, but additional credit may be taken beyond this limit for the recording of appropriate supervised experience. Prerequisite: 15 hours of education, consent of department head, and graduate standing.

5600. Diversity in Education. 3. Provides practicing teachers and graduate level students with an understanding of the macrolevel influences on diversity in education. Includes an examination of competing models of diversity in education as well as reviews critical scholarly work in the field (including alternative methodological frameworks for engaging in this research). Includes competencies for developing advocacy-oriented skills and dispositions. Prerequisite: graduate level students only.

5650. Early Childhood Secondary Education Curriculum. 3. Graduate students specializing in curriculum and instruction work intensively on key issues, questions, and/or themes pertaining to early childhood through secondary school curriculum and participation in systematic, critical, interpersonal evaluation. Prerequisite: EDCI 5000 or concurrent enrollment in EDCI 5000.

5665. History and Philosophy of American Education. 3. Provides cultural, philosophical, and historical perspectives drawn from the American experience and centered in the American ideology of equality of educational opportunity.  Major trends and philosophies that have developed, and are developing, in American education will be shared through discussion, presentations, and written projects. Dual Listed with EDCI 4665. Cross listed with HIST 5665. Prerequisites: Graduate student status; priority enrollment given to students registered in the C&I/Curriculum Studies area.

5700. Institute In Reading. 2-6 (Max. 6). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5710. Genre-based, Discipline-based Literacies. 3. Designed to provide educators with knowledge of reading  factors as they relate to various genres and disciplines. Includes new literacies, assessment and development of comprehension, writing and oral language as learning tools, techniques for the development of vocabulary, questioning and study strategies appropriate to various disciplines and genres. Prerequisite: at least one year of successful classroom teaching experience in a recognized K-12 school setting.

5720. Literary Difficulties: Assessment and Instruction. 3. Examines contemporary research and practice related to 1) literacy difficulties, 2) classroom assessment, and 3) RTI & school literacy reform. Students will read and discussion research addressing these issues and also engage in projects focused on intervention with struggling students and school wide-systems for literacy intervention. Prerequisite: at least one year of successful teaching experience in a recognized K-12 school setting.

5750. Research in Literacy Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Classrooms, Grades K-5, Part I. 3-6 (Max. 6). Examines contemporary research and practice in literacy instruction. Read about and discuss cutting-edge literacy methods related to 1) word recognition, 2) beginning and fluent text reading, 3) reading comprehension, and 4) vocabulary development. In addition, students will analyze their current literacy instruction and develop, implement, and evaluate lessons that involve new instructional approaches. Prerequisites: EDEC 4320 or EDCI 4330, 5310 or 5320 or graduate standing in education.

5755. Research in Literacy Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Classrooms, Grades K-5, Part II. 3. Second of two related courses that address research in literacy instruction in elementary classrooms. The two-course sequence is required for students seeking the Wyoming K-5 Literacy Endorsement. Can also serve as a literacy content course in the Literacy Education Ph.D. option or as an elective in other graduate degree programs. Prerequisites: EDCI 5750.

5760. Social Linguistic Literacies. 3. Introduces key concepts in linguistics, sociolinguistics, and social literacies necessary for understanding and working with children from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Redirects focus from schooled language and literacy to an understanding of the diverse language and literacy knowledges and skills that children bring from their own sociocultural contexts. Prerequisite: at least one year of successful classroom teaching experience in a recognized K-12 school setting.

5770. Research in Literacy Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Classrooms, Part I (6-12). 3.  Critically examines reading-writing research for the express purpose of recognizing fundamentals of superior studies. Students are encouraged to select and pursue a topic in reading-writing research for intensive examination. Students may pursue areas of emphasis in elementary, secondary, or higher education. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in education.

5775. Research in Literacy Learning, Teaching, and Assessment in Classrooms, Part II (6-12). 3. Designed to be the second in a two-course sequence that focuses on research and practice in adolescent literacy learning, teaching, and assessment. Will focus on applying research to practice.  Prerequisites: Graduate standing in education.

5790. Advanced Instructional Strategies. 3. Designed to allow graduate students and other educators to explore in depth the various instructional strategies that are available to them, research behind the development of these strategies, learning theories and the philosophy upon which they are based, curriculum standards that have encouraged their development, and assessment techniques that effectively measure student's learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing and classroom teaching experience.

5800. Curriculum Development. 3. The process of developing an early childhood through grade 12 curriculum are learned. Factors involved in initiating, developing, and evaluating curricula are studied. Prerequisite: EDCI 5000 and 5650.

5810. Writing for Professional Publications. 3. Designed to give students a structured experience with writing to publish in professional journals. Students will be expected to have written and submitted a publishable article by the end of the course. Prerequisite: 8 hours of graduate coursework completed.

5870. Seminar. 1-6 (Max. 8). Advanced students in curriculum and instruction work intensively on current issues and problems and participate in systematic, critical interpersonal evaluation. Students may pursue areas of emphasis in elementary, secondary, or higher education in the seminar. Only six hours may be allowed in the curriculum and instruction program on a student's program under this number. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and graduate standing.

5880. Special Problems. 1-6 (Max. 9). Provides a broad perspective through selected reading material and, wherever possible, the student collects and uses original information from a practical school situation. All work is done independently under the direction of a faculty member. As many conferences are held as necessary to assure successful completion of the project. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department head, and graduate standing.

5890. Directed Professional Study. 1-6 (Max. 9). Provides additional opportunity for the student to pursue advanced graduate work through independent research. Projects are done under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Offered in the areas of business education and distributive education. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor, the department head and graduate standing.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max. 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5980. Dissertation Research. 1-12 (Max. 48). Designed for students who are involved in research for their dissertation project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their dissertation. Prerequisite: enrollment in a graduate level degree program.

5990. Internship. 1-12 (Max. 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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