EDU 621: Curriculum Design and Program Planning

Class Program
Credits 3
Using sound principles of curriculum development and instructional design, implementation and evaluation, students learn to create a meaningful and significant teaching-learning environment for all students. Students will examine effective practices, procedures and theories for the development, implementation and evaluation of quality curriculum. A major focus of the course is the theoretical relationship among curriculum, instruction and assessment as a basis for creating and evaluating standards-based curriculum. Approaches to standards-based curriculum and assessment are explored and applied to PK-12 classrooms. Current issues and theories about curriculum are analyzed throughout the course. (Many components of this course are in an on-line format.) Students will examine researched best teaching practices and apply them. (Also listed as ECE 621.)