Columbus State University
1999-2000 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions
EDCI

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EDCI - Education, Curriculum and Instruction

EDCI 3455. Practicum 1 for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (0-4-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Co-requisite: enrollment in methods/curriculum courses determined by major. A field-based course linked to requirements in middle grades or a secondary education program(English, mathematics, science, social studies): emphasis on observation, supervised tutorials, and guided participation in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning.

EDCI 4455. Practicum 2 for Middle-Grades and Secondary Education (0-4-2) Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education; Co-requisite: enrollment in selected methods/curriculum courses determined by major. The second of two practica linked to requirements in middle grades or a secondary education program (English and social studies) with in-depth supervised participation in planning, instructing, and assessing student learning.

EDCI 4485. Student Teaching (0-40-10) Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching. Observation, participation, and instruction in a school classroom in the student’s major field. Cooperative supervision by selected classroom teachers and college faculty. (S/U grading)

EDCI 4795. Student Teaching Seminar (1-0-1) Co-requisite: EDCI 4485, ARTE 4485, PELM 4485, or SPED 4485. Discussion of common problems encountered in student teaching conducted in a seminar setting.

EDCI 5555. Selected Topics in Curriculum and Instruction (1-3) Selected topics in curriculum and instruction. Course may be repeated twice for credit when topics differ.

EDCI 6118. Teaching Composition in Grades 4-12 (3-0-3) Curriculum and methods for teaching writing in grades 4-12, with analysis of NCTE/IRA Standards. Focus on the teacher as writer using the workshop approach.

EDCI 6158. Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education (2-0-2) A survey of contemporary trends and issues affecting middle-grades and secondary curriculum and teaching. Consideration of school reform, technology, multi cultural/global perspectives, national standards, and inclusion.

EDCI 6159. Integrating Multicultural/Global Studies Throughout the Curriculum (3-0-3) An examination and study of literature, curricula, and psychological issues that recognize and appreciate ethnic differences within an education setting.

EDCI 6235. Space Science Methods, Grades 4-12 (2-2-3) Curriculum design, implementation strategies, and selection of materials for space science (selected topics). Emphasis on science processes and recommendations from national curriculum movements for grades 4-12.

EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation (1-2-2) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: EDCI 6158. An individualized inquiry, paper of reflection, or action research project on an approved topic related to the student’s level or content specialty. Presentation at graduate colloquium or to other professional audience.

EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (1-6) Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair. An internship for working teachers establishing credit for initial certification in Georgia. Outcomes-based assessment and portfolio development.

EDCI 7115. K-12 Curriculum Studies: English Language Arts (3-0-3) Curriculum theory, design, and evaluation in English language arts, K-12. Analysis of NCTE/IRA Standards and model curricula.

EDCI 7158. Leadership in the Curriculum Change Process (2-0-2) A consideration of the curriculum process related to providing leadership in planned curriculum change.

EDCI 7359. Specialist Project (0-4-2) Prerequisite: EDCI 7158. A capstone course through which candidates demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving, and leadership skills. (S/U grading.)


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