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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Teacher Education

Courses - EDCI Graduate Level

500. Studies in Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Program or consent of instructor. Must be taken during the first or second semester in the Master's Program.
Introduction to graduate study. Overview of curriculum and instruction as a field of inquiry. Reading critically and conducting educational research. Using reflective strategies to analyze and improve professional practice.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505. History of Education in the United States (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to an approved masters program or consent of the instructor. Must be taken during the first or second semester.
Advanced exploration of the major historical and philosophical paradigms of elementary and secondary education in the United States from which contemporary educational reform movements, curricula, and instructional practices have emerged.
Letter grading only (A-F).

530. Cross-cultural Education: US and Global Perspectives (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to an approved Master's program or consent of the instructor.
Critical analyses of cultural diversity, educational equity, and global interdependence to enhance cross-cultural competence. Students will investigate research literature, apply research-based knowledge to their educational practice, and infuse cross-cultural concepts, skills, and attitudes into the K-12 curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F).

532. Socialization of Literacy in More Than One Language (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Masters of Education program, Option in Elementary Education, Dual Language Specialization, or consent of the instructor.
Examination of the social and cultural relationships between language and text from early utterances to adult literacy processes. Analyses of the contexts and conditions that influence literacy development for first and second language learners.
Ten hours fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F).

533. Action Research Methods: Teachers as Inquirers (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Curriculum and Instruction Master's Program or consent of instructor.
Examination of goals and features of action research, with focus on developing skills in data collection and analysis in order to support sustained action research as a teacher/researcher in classroom settings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

541. Designing Curriculum and Instruction in Primary and Second Language Settings (3)

Prerequisites: A valid California CLAD teaching credential or equivalent.
Principles of curriculum development, including primary, dual, and second language teaching and learning. Critical literacy. Includes research and program design internationally. (Offered in US or Mexico.)
Ten hours fieldwork required. Letter grade only (A-F).

570. Advanced Studies in Teaching History-Social Science (3)

Prerequisites: EDEL 472; EDP 400, EDP 520 or 696, or equivalent.
Intensive study of selected topics related to teaching and learning history-social science. Students engage in a systematic inquiry into their own practice as they conduct a teacher action research project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

615. Contemporary Issues in Elementary and Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: EDCI 500 and admission to an approved masters program or consent of the instructor.
Advanced analysis of current trends and issues in specific areas of elementary and secondary education. In-depth exploration of research perspectives and societal factors that influence the direction of elementary and secondary education in America.
Letter grade only (A-F).

625. Analysis of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: EDCI 500, 505, EDP 400; and one of the following EDP 520, 595, or 696 or EDCI 533; consent of the instructor.
Advanced study of curriculum design, instructional processes, and student assessment through analysis of theory and research on teaching and learning. California K-12 Content Standards and the California Standards for the Teaching Profession are used to align curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: EDCI 500, 505, 625 and advancement to candidacy, or by consent of instructor.
Studies in curriculum and instruction. Course content varies.
Offered on an irregular basis; consult the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research in Curriculum and Instruction (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, department chair, and associate dean.
Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member.
A student may enroll for one to three units to a maximum of six units for certificate and degree purposes, subject to a suitable change in course content. Application for enrollment must be made by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

698. Thesis Study in Curriculum and Instruction (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy; approval of thesis advisor, department chair and associate dean.
Planning, preparation, and completion of thesis under supervision of a thesis committee.
Application for enrollment must be made in the Graduate Studies Office by October 1 for the spring semester or by March 1 for the fall semester or summer session. Credit/no credit grading only. May be taken for a maximum of 6 units in different semesters.

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