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Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed.

Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 125 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-4006; fax: 612-624-8277)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Education
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The master of education (MEd)/professional studies degree programs are designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals in education and human development fields. Students admitted typically have interests in improving their current professional practice and applying their education to their present work responsibilities.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit transcripts from every college attended (even those where a degree wasn't earned), scores from the TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB (if applicable), a resume, and a clearly written statement of career interests, goals, and objectives. Master's applications are reviewed by department faculty three times per academic year: Fall, Spring and Summer.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Arts in Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in arts in education is designed for experienced art, theater, and dance teachers, and others who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the arts field. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs. Final project requirements include a school-based project examining a problem, issue, or topic identified by the student.
The MEd/professional studies arts in education sub-plan requires 12 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of arts in education coursework, and 6 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (12 credits)
CI 5186 should be taken for 3 credits.
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
CI 5177 - Practical Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
Arts in Education Requirements (12 credits)
CI 5075 and CI 5078 are required; CI 5075 can be taken for 1 to 3 credits. Other courses listed can be taken for desired amount of variable credits, provided 12 total credits between required and elective courses for art education are completed.
CI 5075 - The Social, Historical and Cultural Foundations of Arts Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5078 - Application of Aesthetic Theory in Education (2.0 cr)
Arts in Education Electives
CI 5049 and CI 5050 can be taken for 1 to 4 credits.
Take 7 - 9 credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5049 - Digital Media & Technology Integration: Arts Education Theory & Practice (3.0 cr)
· CI 5050 - Issues in Art Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CI 5069 - Curriculum Innovations in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Elementary Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
ALERT: the MEd/professional studies degree program in elementary education is currently suspended. We are not accepting applications at this time. The MEd/professional studies program in elementary education is designed for elementary teachers who want to improve their instructional, decision-making, evaluation, and leadership skills. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs.
The MEd/professional studies elementary education sub-plan requires 3 credits of core coursework, 15 credits of elementary education coursework, and 12 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (3 credits)
CI 5111 - Introduction to Elementary School Teaching (3.0 cr)
Elementary Education Requirements (15 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Electives (12 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
English Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in English education addresses the needs and interests of middle school, high school, and community-college English teachers. The English education program provides instruction on current developments in English/language arts curriculum theory and research, as well as methods for teaching literature, reading, composition, media, drama, and journalism. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs.
The MEd/professional studies English education sub-plan requires 6 credits of core coursework, 18 credits of English education coursework, and 6 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (6 credits)
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
English Education Requirements (18 credits)
Take 18 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5404 - Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents (3.0 cr)
· CI 5410 - Special Topics in the Teaching of Literacy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· CI 5417 - Elementary literacy Instruction for ESL Students (3.0 cr)
· CI 5422 - Teaching Writing in Schools (3.0 cr)
· CI 5442 - Literature for Adolescents (3.0 cr)
· CI 5451 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Grades (3.0 cr)
· CI 5462 - Evaluating and Assessing Writing (3.0 cr)
· CI 5472 - Teaching Critical Media Analysis in Schools (3.0 cr)
· CI 5475 - Teaching Digital Writing (3.0 cr)
· CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Environmental Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
ALERT: the MEd/professional studies degree program in environmental education is currently suspended. We are not accepting applications at this time. The MEd/professional studies degree program in environmental education is designed to develop leaders in environmental education through integrated research, outreach, and teaching. This program of at least 30 semester credits offers an interdisciplinary, integrated approach to environmental learning and leadership for school teachers, extension service educators, and environmental educators in formal and informal settings. Learning experiences allow students to integrate their work experience and academic study. Field work, evaluation methods, internships, and other practical applications of theory and method are integral parts of the program.
The MEd/professional studies environmental education sub-plan requires 13 credits of core coursework, 3 credits of coursework related to research methods/evaluation/statistics, and 14 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (13 credits)
CI 5186 and CI 5190 must each be taken for a minimum of 2 credits.
ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (3.0 cr)
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5190 - Directed Individual Study in Curriculum and Instruction (1.0-6.0 cr)
CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice (3.0 cr)
Research Methods, Evaluation, or Statistics (3 credits)
A minimum of 3 credits, chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor, intended to provide skills or knowledge essential to the required research project.
Electives (14 credits)
A minimum of 14 credits of graduate-level coursework (5xxx and above) selected in consultation with faculty advisor from the following fields: natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, education, natural resources, or agriculture.
Interdisciplinary Studies
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in interdisciplinary studies is a graduate-level, practitioner-based, coursework-only program designed for cohorts of experienced K-12 teachers of different subjects. It integrates coursework representing a number of academic disciplines as defined in K-12 contexts with coursework emphasizing particular areas of interest. Practicing teachers complete 30 semester credits of work in two areas: a core academic program with courses representing a range of K-12 disciplines, and elective courses related to a specific focus area. The program may be combined with a certificate program offered in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Depending upon the cohort for which the program is designed, the program may be completed entirely online, entirely face-to-face (F2F), or as a hybrid, with a combination of F2F and online coursework.
The MEd/professional studies interdisciplinary studies sub-plan requires a minimum of 15 credits of interdisciplinary studies coursework, and 15 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
MEd - Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies
Total: 30 credits
Interdisciplinary Requirements (15 credits)
Students will take CI 5150 twice: once under the "Educational Inequities: Race, Class & Gender" topic, and the second under the "Teaching for Civic Engagement" topic.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet (2.0-3.0 cr)
· CI 5540 - Special Topics: Science Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CI 5150 - Curriculum Topics (3.0 cr)
· CI 5474 - New Literacies Frameworks and Instruction: Digital Texts and Digital Reading (3.0 cr)
Electives (15 credits)
Elective credits around a specific focus area will be identified for specific cohorts based on their expressed interests. Elective credits may be comprised of courses leading to a particular certificate.
-OR-
Interdisciplinary Studies - Dual Language & Immersion Education Cohort
Total: 30 credits
Interdisciplinary Requirements (15 credits)
Students will take CI 5150 twice: once under the "Educational Inequities: Race, Class & Gender" topic, and the second under the "Teaching for Civic Engagement" topic.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet (2.0-3.0 cr)
· CI 5540 - Special Topics: Science Education (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CI 5150 - Curriculum Topics (3.0 cr)
· CI 5474 - New Literacies Frameworks and Instruction: Digital Texts and Digital Reading (3.0 cr)
Cohort Requirements (15 credits)
Students will take the topic "Biliteracy Development in Dual Language and Immersion Classrooms" for the CI 5660 requirement. CI 5660 is taken for 3 credits.
CI 5648 - Advanced Practices in Teaching Academic Language (3.0 cr)
CI 5660 - Special Topics in the Teaching of Second Languages and Cultures (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5671 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5672 - Language-Focused Instructional Practices and Strategies for Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms (3.0 cr)
Language Immersion Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in language immersion education is designed for practicing dual language or language immersion educators, or individuals with an interest in language immersion education. Program participants have the option to add a 15 credit certificate in dual language and immersion education, which requires a separate application. Offered partially online, the program provides educators with the specific knowledge base and skill set needed for the dual language/immersion (DL/I) education setting and emphasizes practical application of concepts. Key topics include: second language acquisition; research foundations of DL/I education; curriculum planning and assessment development that integrates subject matter content, language, literacy and culture; biliteracy development; language-focused instructional practices and strategies to bring a language focus to content-based instruction; academic language development; issues related to language status; culturally relevant pedagogy; and tools for assessing language proficiency development. The program culminates with an independent capstone project that gives educators an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained in coursework to their professional practice.
The MEd/professional studies language immersion education sub-plan requires 9 credits of core coursework, 15 credits of language immersion education coursework, and 6 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (9 credits)
CI 5186 should be taken for 3 credits.
CI 5177 - Practical Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
Language Immersion Requirements (15 credits)
CI 5648 - Advanced Practices in Teaching Academic Language (3.0 cr)
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5671 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5672 - Language-Focused Instructional Practices and Strategies for Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5676 - Biliteracy Development in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Recommended electives are included. Other elective options include University's Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) summer institutes on immersion education (options vary by year) or other courses selected in consultation with advisor.
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education (3.0 cr)
or CI 5657 - Teaching Speaking and Listening in Second Language Classrooms (3.0 cr)
Learning Technologies
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in learning technologies is designed for professionals interested in using technology in their organizations (especially K-12 and college educators, new media designers, and corporate trainers). This program also serves students interested in using technology to develop instructional materials for a wide range of settings. Because TEL certificate requirements are incorporated into the MEd program, students may earn a certificate while earning the MEd degree.
The MEd/professional studies learning technologies sub-plan requires 9 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of learning technologies coursework, and 9 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (9 credits)
CI 5331 - Introduction to Learning Technologies (3.0 cr)
CI 5177 - Practical Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
CI 5190 - Directed Individual Study in Curriculum and Instruction (1.0-6.0 cr)
Learning Technologies Requirements (12 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Electives (9 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Mathematics Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in mathematics education is designed for experienced mathematics teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the field of mathematics education. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs. Final project requirements include a school-based project examining a problem, issue, or topic identified by the student.
The MEd/professional studies mathematics education sub-plan requires 6 credits of core coursework, 14 credits of mathematics education coursework, and 10 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (6 credits)
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
CI 5177 - Practical Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
Mathematics Education Requirements (14 credits)
MTHE 5314 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics (3.0 cr)
MTHE 5366 - Technology-Assisted Mathematics Instruction (3.0 cr)
MTHE 5993 - Directed Studies in Mathematics Education (2.0 cr)
Mathematics Education Electives
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MTHE 5155 - Rational Number Concepts and Proportionality (3.0 cr)
· MTHE 5171 - Teaching Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
· MTHE 5172 - Teaching Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
· MTHE 5355 - Mathematics for Diverse Learners (3.0 cr)
Electives (10 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor. Students choose electives from MATH-designated courses (minimum 7 credits); one MTHE-designated course may be included (maximum 3 credits).
Science Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
ALERT: the MEd/professional studies degree program in science education is currently suspended. We are not accepting applications at this time. The MEd/professional studies program in science education is designed for experienced science teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the field of science education. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs. Final project requirements include a school-based project examining a problem, issue, or topic identified by the student.
The MEd/professional studies science education sub-plan requires 9 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of science education coursework, and 9 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (9 credits)
CI 5186 should be taken for 3 credits.
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects (1.0-4.0 cr)
Science Education Requirements (12 credits)
CI 5533 - Current Developments in Science Teaching (3.0 cr)
CI 5534 - Studies in Science Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5535 - Foundations of Science Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5536 - Equity, Policy, and Assessment in Science Education (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Social Studies
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
ALERT: the MEd/professional studies degree program in social studies education is currently suspended. We are not accepting applications at this time. The MEd/professional studies program in social studies education is designed for experienced social studies teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge and leadership skills in the field of social studies education. This program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs.
The MEd/professional studies social studies education sub-plan requires 3 credits of core coursework, 15 credits of social studies education coursework, and 12 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (3 credits)
CI 5741 - Introduction to Social Studies Education (3.0 cr)
Social Studies Requirements (15 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Electives (12 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Second Language Education
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in second language education (SLE) is designed for experienced second language teachers who want to acquire advanced knowledge of research, best practices, and effective policies in the field of second language education. The program addresses the needs and interests of second language educators in a variety of teaching contexts, including world languages and English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL). While the program emphasizes instructional issues related to K-12 education, it is also relevant to teachers working with university-level or adult learners. The program is flexible and can be tailored to accommodate individual needs.
The MEd/professional studies second language education sub-plan requires 12 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of second language education coursework, and 6 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Core Coursework (12 credits)
CI 5186 should be taken for 3 credits.
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment (3.0 cr)
CI 5177 - Practical Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects (1.0-4.0 cr)
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators (3.0 cr)
SLE Requirements (12 credits)
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5662 - Second Language Curriculum Design (3.0 cr)
CI 5642 - Assessing English Learners (3.0 cr)
or CI 5658 - Foreign Language Testing and Assessment (3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Courses will be selected in consultation with faculty advisor.
Second Language Pedagogy
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The MEd/professional studies program in second language pedagogy is designed for practicing K-16 world language or English as a second language (ESL) teachers with an interest in enhancing their pedagogical knowledge and skills. Program participants have the option to add a 12 credit certificate in advanced practices in second language teaching, which requires a separate application. This coursework-only program is offered in conjunction with the summer institute program offered through the University's Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). Key topics include second language acquisition; the foundations of second language pedagogy and education; using technology to enhance language instruction; content-based curriculum development; performance assessment and issues in language testing; strategies to enhance second language literacy development and the teaching of speaking and listening skills; and integrating culture in language teaching.
The MEd/professional studies second language pedagogy sub-plan requires 21 credits of second language pedagogy coursework, and 9 credits of electives for a total of 30 credits.
Second Language Pedagogy Requirements (21 credits)
LGTT 5110 - Technology in the Second Language Classroom (2.0 cr)
CI 5621 - Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom (2.0 cr)
CI 5622 - Growing Learner Language: A Hands-On Approach to Developing the Language Learners Produce (2.0 cr)
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education (3.0 cr)
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5657 - Teaching Speaking and Listening in Second Language Classrooms (3.0 cr)
CI 5662 - Second Language Curriculum Design (3.0 cr)
CI 5642 - Assessing English Learners (3.0 cr)
or CI 5658 - Foreign Language Testing and Assessment (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 credits)
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CI 5608 - CARLA Summer Institute Seminar (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CI 5623 - Improving Language Learning: A Practical Course in Styles- and Strategies-based Instruction (2.0 cr)
· CI 5624 - Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development (2.0 cr)
· CI 5625 - Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom (2.0 cr)
· CI 5626 - Developing Learners' Sociocultural Competence (2.0 cr)
· CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education (3.0 cr)
 
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CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current research/issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Interrelations among curriculum, instruction, and assessment within framework of constructivist learning theory. Individual classroom practices/theories. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5177 - Practical Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for identifying a research and development topic, reviewing the existing knowledge on the topic, planning and carrying out a project, further investigating the topic, and writing a report on the project. prereq: CI MEd student, or CI or EdPA Teacher Leadership MEd student
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research or evaluation project related to teaching, curriculum, or other aspect of schooling. Approved and supervised by faculty advisor. prereq: MEd student
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5075 - The Social, Historical and Cultural Foundations of Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The Social, Historical and Cultural Foundations of Arts Education will examine the arts in public education since the 1800s.
CI 5078 - Application of Aesthetic Theory in Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
The course explores: •contemporary theories of arts •psychological and philosophical foundations •an overview of children's production of and responses to visual and performing arts
CI 5049 - Digital Media & Technology Integration: Arts Education Theory & Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
This course explores issues in the visual and performing arts regarding the current and potential use of technology and digital media in P-12 arts classrooms. Through readings, discussions, artistic production, academic writing, and collaboration, you will understand the use and integration of technology in P-12 arts classrooms as pedagogical tools; the function of scaffolding students’ use of digital media as part of 21st century arts teaching and learning; various technological supports for student learning and artistic production; specific digital media theories, pedagogies, and content knowledge; the use of technology in designing, sharing, and conducting lessons; issues concerning the assessment and exhibition of student works; and practical issues of using technology for teaching in and through the arts.
CI 5050 - Issues in Art Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Issues/trends, current practices, recent research.
CI 5069 - Curriculum Innovations in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides students with an examination of traditions in American schooling related to visual and performing arts education curricula.
CI 5111 - Introduction to Elementary School Teaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Curriculum organization, instruction, management, assessment, professional decision making. prereq: Foundations of ed major or elem ed initial lic
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current research/issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Interrelations among curriculum, instruction, and assessment within framework of constructivist learning theory. Individual classroom practices/theories. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5404 - Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course explores multicultural literature for children and adolescents as a site where difference can be emphasized and appreciated rather than downplayed and muted. We study award-winning works of fiction and arrive at a definition of multicultural literature for the modern classroom.
CI 5410 - Special Topics in the Teaching of Literacy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Topics related specifically to the needs of in-service teachers. Topics, location, credits, and duration will be highly flexible.
CI 5417 - Elementary literacy Instruction for ESL Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Teaching reading/writing in elementary grades to students from diverse languages. Second-language literacy development. Phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension. Ways to connect students? background knowledge to literacy curriculum. prereq: Bachelor's degree completed
CI 5422 - Teaching Writing in Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of teaching writing in schools. How race, gender, and social class impact teaching/learning.
CI 5442 - Literature for Adolescents
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Characteristics of literature written for adolescents; rationale for using adolescent literature; adolescents' reading interests and attitudes; analysis of quality and appeal; individualized reading programs; methods of promoting reading; multicultural literature; developing teaching activities.
CI 5451 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Grades
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods of accommodating to students' abilities and facilitating reading in regular content classes.
CI 5462 - Evaluating and Assessing Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Identifying rhetorical/linguistic features, explaining difficulties in writing. Giving descriptive feedback. Training for peer conferences. Portfolio writing evaluation. Conducting large-scale writing assessments. Issues of validity/reliability with writing assessments.
CI 5472 - Teaching Critical Media Analysis in Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
"Critical" media literacy means that we focus on, among other things, analyzing the intersection between media and issues of identity -- like gender, race, class and sexuality. We also focus on how to teach critical media analysis to students and others.
CI 5475 - Teaching Digital Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01497
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Blogs, wikis, online discussion. Database searches. Integration of images, audio, video, text. Digital note-taking, mapping, storytelling. Online discussions, collaborative writing. Audio production. Formatting/design techniques. Online evaluation. E-portfolios.
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Applies current sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research to study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: language curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and educational policies on literacy/second-language instruction.
ESPM 5202 - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00379 - ESPM 3202WESPM /5202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Negotiation of natural resource management issues. Use of collaborative planning. Case study approach to conflict management, strategic planning, and building leadership qualities. Emphasizes analytical concepts, techniques, and skills.
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research or evaluation project related to teaching, curriculum, or other aspect of schooling. Approved and supervised by faculty advisor. prereq: MEd student
CI 5190 - Directed Individual Study in Curriculum and Instruction
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Producing/evaluating curriculum materials. Literature review of issues/problems. Assessing curriculum processes. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
CI 5537 - Principles of Environmental Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Critical review of Environmental Education, its history, theories, curricula, teaching methods, and assessment practices. Development of an exemplary unit plan for teaching environmental studies. prereq: Undergrad in NRES or M.Ed. or grad student in education or instr consent
CI 5747 - Global and Environmental Education: Content and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepares educators for leadership responsibilities in the area of global environmental education. Focus on the knowledge and process skills necessary to carry out a leadership role in the curriculum.
CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implications/challenges in using Internet-based technologies in classroom. Pedagogical models.
CI 5540 - Special Topics: Science Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Detailed examination and practice of the teaching of one area of science (e.g. geology, health, physical science) or one method of instruction (e.g. laboratories, demonstrations, Internet, simulations).
CI 5150 - Curriculum Topics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics, current trends in curriculum. Subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, evaluation.
CI 5474 - New Literacies Frameworks and Instruction: Digital Texts and Digital Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Read digital texts against backdrop of traditional print-based notions of reading, literacy, school curricula/instruction. Assists education professionals in making school/district-wide decisions based on sound research on digital reading/new literacies.
CI 5361 - Teaching and Learning with the Internet
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Implications/challenges in using Internet-based technologies in classroom. Pedagogical models.
CI 5540 - Special Topics: Science Education
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Detailed examination and practice of the teaching of one area of science (e.g. geology, health, physical science) or one method of instruction (e.g. laboratories, demonstrations, Internet, simulations).
CI 5150 - Curriculum Topics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special topics, current trends in curriculum. Subject integration, curriculum contexts, development, implementation, evaluation.
CI 5474 - New Literacies Frameworks and Instruction: Digital Texts and Digital Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Read digital texts against backdrop of traditional print-based notions of reading, literacy, school curricula/instruction. Assists education professionals in making school/district-wide decisions based on sound research on digital reading/new literacies.
CI 5648 - Advanced Practices in Teaching Academic Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepares K-12 teachers for student development of academic language proficiency. Read/discuss current research. Implement innovative teaching practices. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
CI 5660 - Special Topics in the Teaching of Second Languages and Cultures
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Topics related specifically to the needs of the in-service teacher. Topics, location, credits, and duration are flexible.
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research foundations and program principles for dual language/immersion. Second language acquisition; critical features of program design/implementation; benefits/challenges of dual language/immersion; program assessment; advocacy. Theory/research for dual language/immersion tied to practical application. prereq: Enrollment in certificate program in dual language/immersion educ or instr consent
CI 5671 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Content-based language instruction and curriculum development for dual language, bilingual, and immersion contexts; balancing content/language goals/objectives in curriculum and instruction; integration of language, literacy content, and culture in curriculum; standards-based instruction; backwards design; assessment that aligns with content-based curriculum and instruction. prereq: instr consent
CI 5672 - Language-Focused Instructional Practices and Strategies for Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Counterbalancing content with integrated focus on language and literacy development for dual language, bilingual, and immersion classrooms. Materials development; proactive/reactive instructional techniques; noticing and awareness-raising strategies; structuring student language production; differentiating for content, ability, and language. prereq: instr consent
CI 5177 - Practical Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for identifying a research and development topic, reviewing the existing knowledge on the topic, planning and carrying out a project, further investigating the topic, and writing a report on the project. prereq: CI MEd student, or CI or EdPA Teacher Leadership MEd student
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research or evaluation project related to teaching, curriculum, or other aspect of schooling. Approved and supervised by faculty advisor. prereq: MEd student
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5648 - Advanced Practices in Teaching Academic Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Prepares K-12 teachers for student development of academic language proficiency. Read/discuss current research. Implement innovative teaching practices. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
CI 5670 - Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research foundations and program principles for dual language/immersion. Second language acquisition; critical features of program design/implementation; benefits/challenges of dual language/immersion; program assessment; advocacy. Theory/research for dual language/immersion tied to practical application. prereq: Enrollment in certificate program in dual language/immersion educ or instr consent
CI 5671 - Curriculum Development and Assessment in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Content-based language instruction and curriculum development for dual language, bilingual, and immersion contexts; balancing content/language goals/objectives in curriculum and instruction; integration of language, literacy content, and culture in curriculum; standards-based instruction; backwards design; assessment that aligns with content-based curriculum and instruction. prereq: instr consent
CI 5672 - Language-Focused Instructional Practices and Strategies for Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Counterbalancing content with integrated focus on language and literacy development for dual language, bilingual, and immersion classrooms. Materials development; proactive/reactive instructional techniques; noticing and awareness-raising strategies; structuring student language production; differentiating for content, ability, and language. prereq: instr consent
CI 5676 - Biliteracy Development in Dual Language/Immersion Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
This course aims to provide dual language, bilingual and language immersion educators with an understanding of the complex phenomena of literacy and biliteracy and with a range of instructional strategies for fostering literacy and biliteracy development in dual language/immersion classrooms.
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Applies current sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research to study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: language curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and educational policies on literacy/second-language instruction.
CI 5657 - Teaching Speaking and Listening in Second Language Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories/methods in teaching language as communication in oral/aural modes; planning student interaction; classroom organization for oral language learning/acquisition; using technology to enhance interaction; assessment of listening comprehension and oral communication.
CI 5331 - Introduction to Learning Technologies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An exciting look at the field of learning technologies (LT), examining the numerous opportunities this area of study brings to individuals who decide to pursue a LT degree. Students engage in numerous real-world projects as they come to understand both the past and future of technology in education, business, and society as a whole.
CI 5177 - Practical Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for identifying a research and development topic, reviewing the existing knowledge on the topic, planning and carrying out a project, further investigating the topic, and writing a report on the project. prereq: CI MEd student, or CI or EdPA Teacher Leadership MEd student
CI 5190 - Directed Individual Study in Curriculum and Instruction
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Producing/evaluating curriculum materials. Literature review of issues/problems. Assessing curriculum processes. prereq: Grad student, instr consent
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current research/issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Interrelations among curriculum, instruction, and assessment within framework of constructivist learning theory. Individual classroom practices/theories. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5177 - Practical Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for identifying a research and development topic, reviewing the existing knowledge on the topic, planning and carrying out a project, further investigating the topic, and writing a report on the project. prereq: CI MEd student, or CI or EdPA Teacher Leadership MEd student
MTHE 5314 - Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Methods, materials, and curriculum development. Principles of learning. Review of research. Preparation/evaluation of tests, units, and materials of instruction. Recent developments in mathematics curriculum and in instructional alternatives. Issues in teaching/learning. Program planning/evaluation. prereq: Math Ed or MEd or CI MEd or grad student or instr consent
MTHE 5366 - Technology-Assisted Mathematics Instruction
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Technology--including computers, programmable and graphing calculators, and video--as instructional tools in mathematics; design and evaluation of technology-based mathematics lessons; the effect of technology on the mathematics curriculum; managing the technology-enriched classroom.
MTHE 5993 - Directed Studies in Mathematics Education
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Secondary school classroom teaching project to improve specific teaching skills, planned by student, approved/directed by student's adviser. prereq: Math ed MEd student, instr consent
MTHE 5155 - Rational Number Concepts and Proportionality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
The relationship between the development of rational number concepts and proportional reasoning skills. Examination of how newer school curricula treat these concepts. Application of materials in the classroom and analysis of results. Reading and responding to current research. prereq: Educ student or instr consent
MTHE 5171 - Teaching Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Investigation of fundamental concepts and principles of problem solving, reasoning, and proof. Emphasis on activities and applications appropriate for junior and senior high classes. Pedagogical experiences to prepare teachers to teach problem solving, reasoning, and proof in classrooms.
MTHE 5172 - Teaching Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Investigation of fundamental concepts and principles of probability and statistics. Emphasis on activities and applications appropriate for junior and senior high school classes. Pedagogical experiences to prepare teachers to integrate quantitative literacy accurately and effectively in classrooms.
MTHE 5355 - Mathematics for Diverse Learners
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mathematical concepts and methods for exceptional students, both low achieving and gifted. Experimental materials and methods designed for underachieving students. prereq: Teaching license or student in elem ed or special ed or instr consent
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current research/issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Interrelations among curriculum, instruction, and assessment within framework of constructivist learning theory. Individual classroom practices/theories. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research or evaluation project related to teaching, curriculum, or other aspect of schooling. Approved and supervised by faculty advisor. prereq: MEd student
CI 5533 - Current Developments in Science Teaching
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Using curriculum standards to design science courses. prereq: MEd, initial licensure, grad student, or instr consent
CI 5534 - Studies in Science Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Improvement of science teaching through the application of research findings. prereq: M.Ed., init lic, or instr consent
CI 5535 - Foundations of Science Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of present science teaching practices in light of historical and philosophical foundations of science education. prereq: M.Ed., grad student, or instr consent
CI 5536 - Equity, Policy, and Assessment in Science Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature of equity, diversity, and policy matters that influence schools/teachers involved in science teaching and scientific literacy. Classroom presentations, discussions, readings in current research. prereq: Med, or grad student, or instr consent
CI 5741 - Introduction to Social Studies Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Broad issues and themes related to social studies education, including societal context, rationale, and scope and sequence. Analysis and evaluation of selected teaching strategies, methods, and resources.
CI 5155 - Contemporary Approaches to Curriculum: Instruction and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current research/issues that cross disciplinary boundaries in curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment methods. Interrelations among curriculum, instruction, and assessment within framework of constructivist learning theory. Individual classroom practices/theories. prereq: Grad students only
CI 5177 - Practical Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Preparation for identifying a research and development topic, reviewing the existing knowledge on the topic, planning and carrying out a project, further investigating the topic, and writing a report on the project. prereq: CI MEd student, or CI or EdPA Teacher Leadership MEd student
CI 5186 - School-Related Projects
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research or evaluation project related to teaching, curriculum, or other aspect of schooling. Approved and supervised by faculty advisor. prereq: MEd student
CI 5351 - Technology Tools for Educators
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop skills in using technology applications to support teaching and learning. Internet applications, presentation software, Web 2.0 technologies, and Web site development.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading comprehension/composing processes in a second language; relationship between first and second literacy development; relationship between reading and writing; relationship of culture to reading comprehension and writing; politics of literacy; assessment of second language literacy; using technology to enhance literacy instruction.
CI 5662 - Second Language Curriculum Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical overview of curriculum development in second language education; contexts that influence curriculum development; models for curriculum development in second language settings; politics of curricular reform; national/state standards and implications for curriculum development; effects of technology on second language curriculum.
CI 5642 - Assessing English Learners
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current practices concerning language and academic content assessment of English learners (ELs) at the school site, state, and national level; factors affecting academic learning needs of ELs/where assessment fits into that picture.
CI 5658 - Foreign Language Testing and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
For world language/EFL teachers. Aligning foreign language classroom instruction/assessment; language testing/assessment; classroom-based and large-scale proficiency testing/assessment; assessing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing and communicative modes (interpretive, presentational, interpersonal); creation of formative/summative assessments; critique of contemporary assessment instruments.
LGTT 5110 - Technology in the Second Language Classroom
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01490
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Examine, evaluate, and use technology in language teaching. Theoretical background, demonstration, hands-on exploration.
CI 5621 - Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
How language teachers foster development of intercultural communicative competence through a pedagogical approach that addresses the nature of culture and culture learning, and the interrelatedness of language and culture learning.
CI 5622 - Growing Learner Language: A Hands-On Approach to Developing the Language Learners Produce
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
The focus of this institute is on the growth and development of the language learners produce, and how that growth may be enhanced by ongoing pedagogical innovation. This institute uses the problem-solving framework of Exploratory Practice to promote a culture of instructor initiative that promotes and responds to learner language development in the classroom. Participants begin with a brief review of theories of second language acquisition, and then work together to reflect on videos of learner language as it is produced by different kinds of learners. Institute participants work with instructors to identify specific features in these learners' language. Participants then apply those insights to their own classrooms by learning how to set up engaging, puzzle-solving activities that stimulate growth in learner language. Finally, participants learn how to design pre- and post-course measures that demonstrate the impact of their innovations in instruction on the growth of specific features and dimensions of learner language in their own classrooms.
CI 5651 - Foundations of Second Languages and Cultures Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical overview of second language teaching/learning in U.S. introduction to second language acquisition. Second language instructional concepts across elementary, secondary/university options for foreign language, bilingual education, immersion language programs, and English as a second language programs. Theoretical frameworks for language instruction are tied to practice.
CI 5656 - Teaching Literacy in Second Language Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading comprehension/composing processes in a second language; relationship between first and second literacy development; relationship between reading and writing; relationship of culture to reading comprehension and writing; politics of literacy; assessment of second language literacy; using technology to enhance literacy instruction.
CI 5657 - Teaching Speaking and Listening in Second Language Classrooms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Theories/methods in teaching language as communication in oral/aural modes; planning student interaction; classroom organization for oral language learning/acquisition; using technology to enhance interaction; assessment of listening comprehension and oral communication.
CI 5662 - Second Language Curriculum Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical overview of curriculum development in second language education; contexts that influence curriculum development; models for curriculum development in second language settings; politics of curricular reform; national/state standards and implications for curriculum development; effects of technology on second language curriculum.
CI 5642 - Assessing English Learners
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current practices concerning language and academic content assessment of English learners (ELs) at the school site, state, and national level; factors affecting academic learning needs of ELs/where assessment fits into that picture.
CI 5658 - Foreign Language Testing and Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
For world language/EFL teachers. Aligning foreign language classroom instruction/assessment; language testing/assessment; classroom-based and large-scale proficiency testing/assessment; assessing proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing and communicative modes (interpretive, presentational, interpersonal); creation of formative/summative assessments; critique of contemporary assessment instruments.
CI 5608 - CARLA Summer Institute Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) offers a series of intensive summer institutes to provide timely professional development for foreign language and ESL educators throughout the country. The special topics offered under CI 5608 are designed to provide language teachers with the latest research-based information and best practices skill development as the field of language instruction evolves. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities with colleagues from around the world.
CI 5623 - Improving Language Learning: A Practical Course in Styles- and Strategies-based Instruction
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Learner-focused approach to teaching that helps students understand and make the most of their own learning styles/strategies. Participants create materials/lessons and explore ways to incorporate strategies into their own language curricula.
CI 5624 - Content-based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Intensive professional development to help foreign language teachers learn to implement the CBI curricular approach in the language classroom. Introduces all phases of CBI curricular development and provides resources necessary to ensure successful implementation.
CI 5625 - Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Assessment fundamentals and various topics, including assessment frameworks, performance assessment models, national standards, effective evaluation, and authentic materials. Participants use backward design to develop rating criteria and rubrics, and a standards-based performance assessment unit.
CI 5626 - Developing Learners' Sociocultural Competence
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Overview of how to incorporate a pragmatics component into second/foreign language curriculum to enhance learners' sociocultural competence. Includes approaches to teaching/evaluating pragmatics.
CI 5641 - Language, Culture, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Applies current sociolinguistic and discourse theory/research to study of relationships between language and culture in educational settings: language curriculum and instruction; classroom language use; borders between school and home/community language use; and educational policies on literacy/second-language instruction.