Curriculum Studies (EDCS)
An introduction to current and promising designs and approaches to curriculum development from grades K-12.
Review of the history, concepts, current techniques, skills, and issues in diversity training as it applies to effective staff development.
An introduction to the vast array of differences among children, youth, and adults and the impact of these differences on the curriculum, their learning, and their social and emotional development.
The interplay of social class diversity, curriculum development, and success in formal schooling. Promising programs and practices for educating children of poverty are critically examined.
A critical examination of theories of race and ethnicity and their impact on the curriculum. The dynamics of dominance, issues of social justice, and means of social action are explored.
An examination of issues and concepts relating to sexual diversity as it applies to formal and nonformal educational settings with particular emphasis on curriculum, educational policy, and school practice.
A study of gender, culture, and power; research and theory from educational psychology, sociology, history, and current feminist scholarship.
Presentation of methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate curricula.
Study of theory, research, and practice of curriculum leadership as a transformative enterprise with particular focus on embracing diversity and fostering social justice in schools and other social institutions.
Each student identifies and studies a contemporary curriculum issue pertaining to diversity. Under faculty supervision, observations and interviews in schools and/or community agencies will take place throughout the semester.
A survey of the design and development of post-secondary curriculum.
Investigation of the process of diffusion and adoption of innovations and change in schools and communities, with a particular emphasis on the inclusion of and impact on diverse populations.
Introductory analysis, interpretation, and systematic study, using action research methodology, of a significant question or issue related to teaching or administration in K12 schools, higher education, and/or other social institutions.
Advanced analysis, interpretation, and systematic study, using action research methodology, of a significant question or issue related to teaching, administration in K12 schools, higher education, and/or other social institutions.
The formulation and use of interpretive frameworks to study and understand the relationships among human diversity, school structures, and the curriculum.
An advanced curriculum course designed to allow students to investigate and analyze curriculum studies discourse and its application to issues of diversity.
The systematic presentation of classic curriculum works as they relate to current theoretical issues in education.
Examination of empirical, critical, and phenomenological methods and issues in conducting curriculum research.
Intensive study of a designated topic influencing curriculum theory and/or practice.