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Curriculum and Instruction Core options

EDAT 6000. Professional Decision Making (0-0-3) GOML. Offered by Valdosta State University. Preparation for making informed decisions about effective practices, assessment of learning, and professional actions that will enable educators to optimize both instructional performance and student achievement. This course will focus on the selfassessment of individual student understanding and application of master teacher outcomes based on National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

EDAT 6001. Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning (0-0-3) GOML. Offered by Valdosta State University. Advanced study of the critical role of formative and summative assessment implementation and evaluation in an effective standards-based P-12 classroom. The course addresses knowledge of assessment theory and skill in effective practice.

EDAT 6115. Knowledge of Students and Their Learning (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree and valid teaching certificate. This course is part of the on-line M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in Accomplished Teaching. Requires students to participate in critical examination of research and theories relevant to effective teaching and learning, student and teacher motivation, at-risk students, classroom management, variability in student learning, self-esteem, behavioral learning, cognitive learning, social learning, brain-based learning, multiple intelligences, and assessment. Includes an action research planning project. (Course Fee Required)

EDAT 6226. Curriculum Design for Student Achievement (2-2-3) Prerequisite: Bachelors Degree and valid teaching certificate. This course is part of the on-line M.Ed. in Accomplished Teaching. Investigates best practices in curriculum development, curriculum alignment reflecting state and national standards, and assessment in ensuring high student achievement. The course explores subject-specific pedagogical content, related content areas, inclusion of resources and technology that enhance curriculum development and implementation in the classroom. Includes a thirty-hour field experience in the public school environment in activities related to curriculum development and alignment. A curriculum development or curriculum alignment project will be submitted as partial requirement for the successful completion of the course. (Course fee required.)

EDAT 7131. Enhancing Student Performance (0-0-3) GOML. Offered by Georigia Southern University. Best practices for selecting and adapting curriculum instructions resources and assessments in order to maximize student learning. The course provides teachers with a way to identify, analyze, and use results from student assessments to plan instruction aimed at enhancing and demonstrating student learning.

EDAT 7132. Framework for Teaching (0-0-3) GOML. Offered by Georigia Southern University. A study of teaching and learning strategies associated with effective teaching practices. Emphasis is placed upon the relationships that exist between student development, instructional practices, educational environments, continuous reflection and assessment, learning communities, and dispositions of the profession.