University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Curriculum & Instruction (EDCI)

EDCI 200 - Contemporary Issues
Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Pre/co-requisite: twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
EDCI 207 - Univ and Third World Devel
Examination of the role of educational policies on urbanization vs. ruralization in the human capital formation process of third world countries. Pre/co-requisites: six hours of Political Science, History, Geography or Economics, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 211 - Educational Measurements
The essential principles of measurement in education. Topics include validity, reliability, principles of test construction, item analysis, and analysis of standardized tests as they apply to the classroom. Pre/co-requisite: twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 215 - The Gifted Child
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 238 - Teach'g w/Global Perspective
Approaches to teaching global and multicultural issues: justice and human rights, peace, and the environment. Development of curriculum materials. Links between local and global concerns. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 241 - Science for the Elem School
Examines a number of elementary school science programs. Emphasis on methods and materials relating to construction and use of science units for children in grades K-6. Pre/co-requisite: twelve hours in Education and related areas and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 245 - Computer Apps in Elem&Sec Curr
For elementary, secondary educators with experience in simple programming. Design of instructional procedures, integrating computers into school curriculum. Use of computer software to teach basic skills, reasoning, thinking skills. Prerequisites: CS 003 or equivalent; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 261 - Current Direction in C&I
Current trends, issues, literature, programs, and organizational activities in fields of curriculum and instruction emphasizing areas of individual concern. Focus on elementary and secondary school levels. Prerequisite: Twelve credits in Education or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 295 - Laboratory Experience in Educ
Supervised fieldwork designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDCI 296 - Laboratory Experience in Educ
Supervised fieldwork designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
EDCI 321 - Learning, Design & Technology
This course examines the relationship between learning theory and technology integration in K-12 classrooms and integrates backward design in standards-based units of study. Prerequisite: Teaching experience.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 322 - Differentiation & Technology
This course enables educators to develop and utilize instructional frameworks based on current research related to differentiating instruction, universal design for learning and assistive technology.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 323 - Inquiry and Technology
This course examines how technology can promote a student-centered active learning classroom environment that promotes problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Prior teaching experience.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 324 - Assessment and Technology
Students will cover assessment basics, the role of technology in education, information & knowledge management, and methods for integrating technology into assessment practice.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 325 - Leadership and Technology
This course explores leadership and the role of the Integration Specialist and/or teacher leader in the context of educational technology integration planning.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 333 - Curr Concepts/Planning/Develop
Overview of conceptions of curriculum for elementary and secondary education; examination of contemporary curriculum trends, issues; processes for initiating, planning, developing curriculum activities and programs. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of Education or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 334 - Social Studies in Elem Schools
Study of literature, research, and problems in teaching social studies in the elementary school. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 356 - Methods & Materials in Math
Evolution of mathematical concepts, notations. Meaning of numbers, number-systems. Theory underlying fundamental operations, metric measurements, analysis of modern approach to mathematics. Manipulative approach to teaching mathematics. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 363 - Analysis of Curr & Instruc Sem
A case study of the design, implementation, and evaluation of selected curricular and instructional improvements. Prerequisite: Ed.D. students have priority.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 380 - Professional Problems in Ed
Designed to cover selected educational problems in depth. The major emphasis will be on intensive and critical analysis of the literature and practice in a given area.
Credits: 3.00
EDCI 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Thesis topic must be approved by a faculty committee. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
EDCI 397 - Problems in Education
Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Pre/co-requisites: Twelve hours in Education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00