Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Curriculum and Instruction: EDC

EDC 380F. Sociocultural Foundations.

Problems and issues in the study of education from a sociocultural perspective. Examines research in different fields, including history, sociology, and anthropology of education; innovative education reform in the field of multicultural education; and issues of racial, class, and gender inequality. Includes a critical assessment of the American public school system, with an emphasis on social justice. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 380G. Anthropology of Education.

Same as Anthropology 388K (Topic 2: Anthropology of Education). A study of social life in contemporary American schools from an anthropological perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or consent of instructor.

EDC 380R. Educational Research and Design.

An introduction to the methodology of social science research, with a focus on the field of education. Examines the fundamental assumptions, principles, and procedures of research; the meaning of knowledge and the ways in which knowledge may be acquired and communicated to others; preparation and utilization of effective questions; principles of data collection and data analysis; drawing conclusions from data; and evaluation of current research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Master of Arts or a Master of Education degree program.

EDC 380T. Writing: Process and Pedagogy.

Studies research, theory, pedagogy, and curricula in writing for school and extracurricular settings and investigates personal writing processes, habits, and strategies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 380W. Teaching Composition.

Topics in the methodologies for the teaching of writing in American elementary, intermediate, and secondary classrooms. Topics may include writing assessment, connections between school and other settings, reading-writing connections, writing development, writing to think and learn, writing for a range of purposes and in a range of genres, and classroom structures for the teaching of writing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 381F. Introduction to Teaching and Teacher Education.

Examines research on teaching, research in teacher education, and modes of inquiry. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 381J. Curriculum Organization.

Designed for master's degree students with majors outside curriculum and instruction and for doctoral students needing to update preparation. An overview of theories, principles, and issues in curriculum construction for modern education. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

EDC 381M. Designs for Instruction.

Examination of the instructional design process at one of the following levels: elementary school, secondary school, higher education, all-level. Emphasis on promising practices and current efforts toward improvement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, and teaching experience.

EDC 381R. Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry.

Designed to provide students with the knowledge and competence in social science research methods required for careers in teaching or human services. Explores competing definitions of research; the idea of a research paradigm; characteristics of various forms of inquiry, including quantitative and qualitative research; and research methods in relation to issues of ethics and rigor. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Curriculum and Instruction 381R and 385G (Topic: Introduction to Systems of Human Inquiry) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 382E. Teaching Elementary School Subjects.

Examination of the discipline of the subject-field selected, coupled with intensive study of research findings, publications of learned societies, and advanced experimentation with the improvement of instruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, an undergraduate course in the subject-field selected (if appropriate), and teaching experience or consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Reading. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 370E (Topic 19: Reading/Language Arts) or the equivalent.
Topic 2: Language Arts.
Topic 3: Science.
Topic 4: Social Studies.
Topic 5: Mathematics.
Topic 6: Foreign Language. Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in foreign language or consent of instructor.
Topic 7: The Humanities. An examination of personal values and such areas in the humanities as philosophy, music, art, drama, dance, and literature to provide richer educational experiences.
Topic 8: English as a Second Language. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 9: Early Childhood Education.
Topic 10: Bilingual Education. Additional prerequisite: Knowledge of Spanish.

EDC 382R. Fundamentals of Statistics.

Designed for students majoring in the social sciences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 382S. Teaching Secondary School Subjects.

Examination of the discipline of the subject-field selected, coupled with intensive study of research findings, publications of learned societies, and advanced experimentation with the improvement of instruction. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division education, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in the subject-field of the topic or consent of instructor, and teaching experience or consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 1: Reading.
Topic 2: English.
Topic 3: Science.
Topic 4: Mathematics.
Topic 5: Social Studies.
Topic 6: Foreign Language.
Topic 7: English as a Second Language.
Topic 8: Instructional Technology.

EDC 382T. Problems of College Teaching.

Methods and procedures for teaching in specific fields selected by participants; major emphasis on successful classroom practices. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and an interest in teaching at the college level.

EDC 383C. Bibliography in Teaching and Curriculum.

Survey of the scholarly literature in teaching and curriculum, with emphasis on bibliographic sources and techniques. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 383F. Curriculum Theory.

An introduction to the central issues in curriculum theory. Includes historical and contemporary approaches to the philosophy and analysis of curriculum, and curriculum theory and practice. Emphasis on the issues of power, knowledge, and exclusion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 383T. Instructional Theory.

Identification and analysis of the major types of contemporary instructional theory. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 385G. Seminar: Program Development and Research.

Advanced investigations of selected topics and problems in curriculum theory, program design, and research design at one of the following levels: elementary school, secondary school, higher education, all-level. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Global Comparative Early Childhood. An examination of international and indigenous perspectives on early childhood, as well as the types of fieldwork and comparative inquiry that international research requires using work from early childhood scholars within anthropology, child development, psychology, sociology, and early childhood education. Students will prepare a research proposal for a comparative and/or international project with or about young children.
Topic 2: Parents and Education. An exploration of the relationship between families and schooling in the United States through racial, class-based, linguistic, cultural, and global perspectives, using multiple theoretical frameworks to both understand and challenge current approaches towards parental involvement in school.
Topic 4: Second Language Acquisition.
Topic 5: The Second Language Learner. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 4) or consent of instructor.
Topic 6: Linguistics and Language Teaching. Same as Linguistics 387. Designed primarily for participants in international education exchange programs. Application of the findings of linguistics to the teaching of languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 7: Language and Politics in Language Planning. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 30). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 11: Action Technologies.
Topic 17: Culture, Gender, and Race in Organizations.
Topic 19: Managing Human Resource Development.
Topic 21: Training and Development.
Topic 24: Qualitative Research: Mixed-Method Investigation. Additional prerequisite: Completion of one qualitative research methods course.
Topic 25: Life History Research.
Topic 27: Qualitative Research: Naturalistic Inquiry.
Topic 28: Multimedia Authoring.
Topic 29: Interactive Multimedia Design and Production. Engaging in the design and production process through work with a client on an interactive, web-based application through new media technology tools. Emphasis on industry standard technology: graphics, video, audio, animation, and web development.
Topic 30: Advanced Qualitative Research: Discourse Analysis. Additional prerequisite: Completion of one qualitative research methods course; completion of a graduate course in linguistics, sociolinguistics, or psycholinguistics; and admission to the doctoral program.
Topic 31: Inquiry in Play. An examination of play as a meaningful aspect of curriculum and child development; philosophical, psychological, and educational perspectives on play; and the grounding of educational play research in broader fields of inquiry.
Topic 32: Advanced Science and Mathematics Education.
Topic 33: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Explores current research, theories, and strategies of computer-supported collaborative learning. Includes web-based activities focused on collaborative inquiry and writing, and approaches to project-based and foreign language learning.
Topic 34: Language, Culture, and Identity.
Topic 35: Constructivism and Instructional Design. Examines the philosophical, rhetorical, practical, and evaluative bases for constructivist approaches to instructional design. Students visit one constructivist classroom at the kindergarten through grade twelve level, and one at the college level.
Topic 36: Content and Instruction of Reform Algebra.
Topic 37: Critical Issues in Bilingual and Bicultural Education.
Topic 38: Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education. Designed to allow students to examine and evaluate early childhood education research, practice, and curricula; and to question preconceived notions about working with young children.
Topic 40: Current Issues in Teaching Social Studies.
Topic 41: Curriculum Development in School Systems.
Topic 42: Curriculum History in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. The historical development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Discusses politics, equity, the development of technology, and theories of learning; and examines current curricular trends. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 59: Knowing and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education).
Topic 43: Curriculum in Science and Mathematics Education.
Topic 44: Curriculum Theories for Prekindergarten and Kindergarten.
Topic 45: Designs and Strategies for New Media. Explores human-computer interaction (HCI), emphasizing designs and strategies for new media through various evaluations and hands-on activities. Examining the use of new media from the perspectives of information design, interaction design, and interface design; and using industry standard new media tools to illustrate understanding.
Topic 46: Early Childhood Education Programs. Investigation of various approaches to early childhood education. Examines philosophical, theoretical, historical, and empirical bases of education programs and curricula, and includes current trends.
Topic 47: Educational Communication Networks: Theory and Practice.
Topic 48: Educational Communication: Diffusion of Innovation.
Topic 49: Teaching and Learning with the Internet.
Topic 50: Education in Contemporary Black America. Contemporary issues affecting the educational outcomes of black students in the United States, including recent immigrants. Emphasis on the historical relationships of education and educational philosophy to people of African descent in the United States.
Topic 51: Feminist Participatory Action Research. An overview of feminist social-action theory and research. Studies social action within the local community setting and with community projects.
Topic 52: Foundations of Instructional Technology.
Topic 53: Curriculum and High-Stakes Testing. Explores the provisions of state and federal legislation regarding high-stakes testing, including the implications for culturally and linguistically diverse student populations, the motivations for use, and the impact upon curricula, teaching, and student academic performance.
Topic 54: The History of American Reading Instruction. A historical analysis of the methods and materials used in beginning reading instruction in American schools. Focuses on philosophical schools of thought, technological changes, societal issues, and research.
Topic 55: Historical Perspectives on Curriculum.
Topic 56: Service Learning as an Instructional Strategy.
Topic 57: Learning Technology Planning and Management. Current theories, research, and strategies related to the planning and management of learning technology projects. Exploration of funding proposals, strategic planning, and the use of planning tools such as surveys, inventory forms, project management aids, and decision-support systems.
Topic 58: Multicultural Education in Austin. Explores local educational and community resources for teaching from a multicultural and global perspective. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 58) and 385G (Topic: International Austin: Multicultural Classrooms) may not both be counted.
Topic 59: Knowing and Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. Explores various theories related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics epistemology. Includes memory and the structure of knowledge, problem solving and reasoning, and the foundations of learning.
Topic 60: Language Acquisition in Multicultural Special Education.
Topic 61: International Perspectives on Literacy Development. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 61) and 385G (Topic: Literacy Development: International Perspectives) may not both be counted.
Topic 62: Education in Contemporary Black America. Examines the historical and contemporary philosophies, practices, and pedagogies for Black education. Includes culturally responsive pedagogy, African-centered pedagogy and curriculum, multicultural curriculum and critical race theory.
Topic 63: Identity, Agency, and Education. Considers the cultural production of identity and identity politics and agency within a cultural, political, racial, gender, and activist framework in relation to education.
Topic 64: Cultural Theory in Education. Investigation of theories of popular culture, cultural difference, and cultural politics, and their applications in educational research and practice. Focuses on the relation between culture and power, with attention to issues of identity as well as social structure.
Topic 65: Critical Pedagogy. Introduction to critical pedagogy, focusing on theoretical foundations and methodologies of teaching and curriculum. Explores approaches to education oriented toward the development of critical consciousness, empowerment, and social action.
Topic 67: Cultural Knowledge of Teachers and Teaching. Examines how scholars have utilized cultural theory and cultural knowledge to situate and respond to: the identity, role and responsibility of "being" a teacher; the pedagogic functioning of teaching; and teacher preparation. Particular emphasis is placed on how these factors concern the education of historically marginalized student population.
Topic 68: Women and Education: Research, Theory, and Practice. Explores the roles and experiences associated with women and girls in the broad field of education. Subjects related to women across a diverse social terrain are targeted including: historical scholarship, research, theoretical frameworks and policy issues.
Topic 69: Chicana Feminist Theorists. Explores current historical and theoretical writings of Chicana women feminist theorists. Themes include patriarchy, domination/resistance politics, epistemology, contestation, social reproduction, identity and difference and how these connect to schooling practices, policies, and politics.
Topic 70: Chicana Participatory Action Research. Investigates the history and philosophy of participatory action research, including that done by and for Chicanas. A research project benefiting Chicanas and other young, Latina females in a public educational setting will be required.
Topic 71: Exploration in the Education of the Mexican American Child. Provides a historical and contemporary overview of Mexican American children's schooling experiences that consider tracking, bilingual education, school finance, higher education access, and standardized testing.
Topic 72: Race and Ethnic Relations in Schools. Investigates the role of race and ethnicity as key organizing principles of society. Themes include individual and institutional racism, reproduction theory, cultural and structural assimilation, critical race theory, epistemology, anti-racist and culturally relevant pedagogy.
Topic 73: Seminar in Advanced Educational Policy. Investigates policy from a critical policy analysis perspective. Considers the importance of context, discourses, players, and policy articulations that influence policy development primarily in education and areas such as immigration and the economy.
Topic 74: History of American Reading Instruction. Focuses on shifts in reading pedagogy in relation to changing societal conditions in the United States from colonial times through the 1980s. Engages with instructional materials and investigate practices through readings and course lectures. Considers historical research methods including oral history.
Topic 75: Reading and Writing in the Elementary School. Offers an overview of methods, materials, and assessments used in the reading and writing instruction at the elementary level. Focuses primarily on classroom and school level processes with additional consideration of the instruction for special needs learners.
Topic 76: Literacy and Culture. Examines the relationship between culture and literacy from a variety of theoretical perspectives including New Literacy Studies, identity and agency, sociocritical literacy and critical race theory with a particular emphasis on discourse and social change.
Topic 77: Classroom Discourse and Teacher Research. Designed as a collaborative, critical examination of teacher/action research, particularly in relation to the exploration of classroom discourse. Focuses on the rationale, issues, and implications of the teacher research movement within education and on the research strategies and techniques that can be used by teachers in conducting research in their own classroom settings.
Topic 78: The Teaching of Literacy. Develops a stance of inquiry into teaching from a social practices framework. Emphasis will be on formulating thoughtful and theoretical questions to enhance the quality of interactions with children in classrooms; making ideologies that operate within the school literacy communities explicit; and looking through informed and critical lenses at each aspect of literacy instruction.
Topic 79: Sociolinguistics in Research and Teaching. Focuses on the sociocultural investigation of language, particularly as it pertains to educational settings. Traces the historical emergence of the related fields of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, exploring how each of these scholarly traditions approaches the study of language, identifying key points of overlap and tension between the two fields, and discussing recent examples of inter-disciplinary scholarship. Issues to be addressed include linguistic variation, language and identity, bilingualism and multilingualism, language ideologies, and classroom discourse.
Topic 80: Orality, Literacy, and Technology. Explores the relationships among speech, writing, and technology across human history, in contemporary cultures, in individual lives, and in processes of education. Situates discussions of "new literacies" in the context of the history of literacy.
Topic 81: Research on Adolescent Literacy In and Out of School. Considers ways in which the literacy practices of youth in out-of-school settings and the literacy work of schools might productively inform each other, and examines the purposes, processes, and outcomes of this literacy work.
Topic 82: Major Theorists in Early Childhood. Studies a historical range of theorists who have tried to explain childhood and early learning in the fields of anthropology, psychology, philosophy, education, and child development.
Topic 83: Research on Teacher Education in Physical Education. Discusses philosophical orientations such as progressivism, post-modernism, humanism, and social reconstruction. Of particular value to those in the doctoral program in physical education teacher education.
Topic 84: Contemporary Problems in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. Identifies and explores contemporary problems in science and mathematics education through collaboration with a practitioner in the field.
Topic 85: Current Issues in Physical Education. Explores and critically analyzes current issues, coalitions, and legislation related to physical education and develops the understanding and skills necessary to impact the future directions.
Topic 86: Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education. Critically analyzes scholars of early childhood education research, practice, and curricula. Questions assumptions about early childhood education; beliefs, theories, and ideas about working with young children, their families, and the communities in which they live and work. Curriculum and Instruction 185G, 385G (Topic 38) and Curriculum and Instruction 185G, 385G (Topic 86) may not both be counted.
Topic 87: Technology, Teacher Learning, and School Change. Examines the complexity of the change process, especially in relation to the introduction of digital technologies in the PK-12 school context.
Topic 88: Research on Early Childhood Education. An introduction to research practices in the field of early childhood education. Classic studies and research reviews in various facets of early childhood education will be reviewed. Subjects include: child development, early childhood program models and evaluation, curriculum (including concept development and play), parent involvement, and teacher education in early education.
Topic 89: Social Construction of Thinking in Childhood. An intensive exploration of social constructivism, particularly Vygotskian theory and research. Classroom interactions, teaching and learning, parent and family contributions to education, cultural influences, and other contextually applicable aspects of education will be explored.
Topic 90: Social Contexts of Early Childhood Education. With a sociological lens, an examination of the constructs of the child and childhood through a range of social, political, educational, and economic contexts.
Topic 91: Early Childhood Education Programs. An examination of specific approaches to early childhood education including as the Montessori approach; programs such as Head Start; and critical analysis of how these various models of early childhood education define their role within the education of the young child as well as define the role of the child, teacher, and family. Philosophical, theoretical, historical, and empirical approaches to the field will be investigated.
Topic 92: Theories of Curriculum for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten. An exploration of the central issues and theoretical orientations of curriculum theory and practice in early childhood and elementary public school programs in the United States.
Topic 93: Evaluation in Language Education. Explores the policy and classroom implications of language assessment and evaluation practices, including review and critique of the assessment of English language proficiency for language minority students, standardized language assessment tools, and informal classroom-based methods for assessing language.
Topic 94: Immigration Theory in Education. An investigation of sociological, psychological, and anthropological perspectives of immigration theory and immigration post-1965 as they apply to educational research and immigrant youth in United States schools.
Topic 95: Language Policy in Education. Explores the implications of the perception of language as alternately a right, a resource, and a problem. Emphasis is on the development of linguistic support movements (bilingual, ESL, AAVE/Ebonics, etc.) as well as implicit and explicit language policies in the United States and in other countries.
Topic 96: Biliteracy and New Literacy Studies. Focuses on the theoretical foundations of biliteracy theories and new literacy studies.
Topic 97: Biliteracy and Culture. Includes theories and research topics relevant to teaching and learning literacy in two languages, Spanish and English. Discussion of the ways in which sociocultural, linguistic, and academic factors influence biliteracy development.
Topic 98: Social, Cultural, and Political Contexts of Language Learning. An analysis of oral and written language learning from interdisciplinary perspectives and within a variety of contexts, both within and outside of school settings. Particular attention is paid to issues of pedagogy, "non-standard" dialects of English, second-language learning, and multiliteracies.
Topic 99: Curriculum in Physical Education. An examination of current research regarding physical education curriculum paradigms, reform initiatives, and physical activity interventions as related to curriculum.

EDC 385H. Cultural Transmissions in America.

Analysis of contemporary social, political, and economic trends in national and international life from the standpoint of educational implications. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science, and twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education.

EDC 385K. General Foundations of Education.

Designed for curriculum and instruction doctoral students preparing for qualifying examinations and other master's or doctoral degree students without previous work in foundations of education. General survey of basic concepts, topics, and policy issues in the foundations of education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 385R. Introduction to Quantitative Research.

Designed to help students develop skills in a variety of approaches and methodologies used in research design that requires quantitative methods. Focuses on multivariate methods; and includes research questions, purposes, methodologies, instruments, measures, participant selection, data collection and data analysis methods, results, and conclusions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program; and Curriculum and Instruction 382R, Educational Psychology 371, or an equivalent introductory statistics course and consent of the graduate adviser.

EDC 386R. Introduction to Qualitative Research.

An introduction to the theoretical and methodological issues central to conducting qualitative research studies. Designed to help students develop practical research skills, and includes opportunities to evaluate current research, analyze data, observe, and interview. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Qualitative Research in Educational Settings) and 386R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

EDC 387R. Topics in Advanced Quantitative Research.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Curriculum and Instruction 385R, and admission to a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

Topic 1: Advanced Quantitative Analysis.
Topic 2: Statistical Inference.
Topic 3: Survey Research Methods. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Survey Research Methods) and 387R (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

EDC 388R. Topics in Advanced Qualitative Research.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Curriculum and Instruction 386R, and admission to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy degree program.

Topic 1: Narrative and Oral Tradition. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Narrative and Oral Tradition) and 388R (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Discourse Analysis. Additional prerequisite: Completion of one qualitative research methods course, and completion of a graduate course in linguistics, sociolinguistics, or psycholinguistics.
Topic 3: Educational Ethnography. Only one of the following may be counted: Curriculum and Instruction 385H (Topic: Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods), 388R (Topic: Educational Ethnography), 388R (Topic 3).
Topic 4: Postmodern Analytical Methods. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Advanced Qualitative Research: Postmodern Analytical Methods) and 388R (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Life History.
Topic 6: Naturalistic Inquiry.
Topic 7: Feminist Participatory Action Research.
Topic 8: Mixed-Method Investigation.
Topic 9: Case Study. An in-depth investigation into the methodology of case study research, including approaches and theories, development of goals, and current issues and challenges. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Case Study Research) and 388R (Topic 9) may not both be counted.

EDC 389R. Topics in Advanced Mixed Methods Research.

Instruction in design-based research, a methodology aimed to improve educational practices through interventions involving iterative analysis, design, and development, and implementation of interventions based on collaboration among researchers and practitioners in real-world settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; admission to a Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy degree program; and Curriculum and Instruction 385R and 386R, or consent of instructor.

EDC 390T. Institute in Instruction.

Various topics designed to help students analyze and improve instruction at one of the following levels: elementary school, secondary school, higher education, all-level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Reading.
Topic 3: Science.
Topic 4: Social Studies.
Topic 5: Mathematics.
Topic 6: Foreign and Second Language Materials Development. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 7: Advanced Instructional Systems Design. Advanced topics, theoretical frameworks, and strategies for the design of instructional systems. Students work in teams to design and develop an instructional product for an authentic client such as a state agency, school system, university, corporation, or museum that meets specified criteria. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 390T (Topic 21: Instructional Systems Design).
Topic 8: English as a Second Language. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 9: Bilingual Education.
Topic 10: Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education. An examination of the history and current practices involved in high and low inference methods of analyzing teaching. Commonly used evaluation systems such as the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) and National Board Certification will be reviewed.
Topic 11: Archaeology Education for Social Studies.
Topic 12: Childhood and Adolescent Literature.
Topic 13: Design for Technology Innovation.
Topic 15: Elementary School Curriculum.
Topic 16: English as a Second Language: Oral.
Topic 17: English as a Second Language: Literacy.
Topic 18: English as a Second Language: Reading.
Topic 19: Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.
Topic 20: Systemic Reform and Science and Mathematics Education. Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic: Systemic Reform and Science and Mathematics Education) and 390T (Topic 20) may not both be counted.
Topic 21: Instructional Systems Design. Provides an overview of the theoretical frameworks, current trends, and common concerns associated with the design and development of instructional materials. Investigates the theoretical, practical, and critical perspectives on instructional design as applicable in a variety of educational contexts (K-12 education, higher education, and corporate training) and modes (face-to-face, online, and hybrid environments). Includes readings, discussions, real-world design, practical applications, and interactions with instructional design experts.
Topic 22: Improving Social Studies Education.
Topic 23: Instructional Telecommunications.
Topic 24: Introduction to Curriculum Studies. Designed to familiarize doctoral students with the theoretical, philosophical, sociocultural, and practical areas within the field of curriculum study.
Topic 25: Literature for Young Adults.
Topic 26: Multicultural Curriculum and Teaching.
Topic 27: The Planning and Management of Instructional Programs.
Topic 28: Practice in Reading Difficulties. A practicum in assessing and teaching elementary school students who struggle with reading. Class meetings take place at a local elementary school and include one-on-one tutoring with coaching and modeling by the instructor, small group support sessions, and seminars on issues related to reading difficulties.
Topic 29: Reading Difficulties. Introduces history, theory, research, and policy related to reading difficulties in school-age children and critically examines existing programs designed to address the needs of students with reading difficulties. Students study and employ teaching strategies in the context of cases and/or a practicum experience.
Topic 30: Research on Teaching.
Topic 31: Research on Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.
Topic 32: Seminar in Elementary School Curriculum.
Topic 33: Studies in Curriculum and Instruction.
Topic 36: Humanities and Literacy in Social Education.
Topic 37: Systemic Reform in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. Covers the major themes of systemic reform in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and explores, develops, and investigates models of reform initiatives. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 59: Knowing and Learning in STEM Education); and credit or registration for Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 42: Curriculum History in STEM Education).
Topic 38: Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education. Focuses on a critical issue in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education aligned with STEM education faculty research interests, culminating in a product (paper, presentation, proposal) that can be submitted to professional or funding agencies. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 385G (Topic 59: Knowing and Learning in STEM Education) and 385G (Topic 42: Curriculum History and Development in STEM Education).
Topic 39: Instructional Systems Design. An overview of the theoretical frameworks, current trends, and common concerns associated with the design and development of instructional materials. The theoretical, practical, and critical perspectives on instructional design as it is applied in a variety of educational contexts will be reviewed for the purpose of designing effective and engaging learning experiences.
Topic 40: Advanced Instructional Systems Design. Includes advanced topics, theoretical frameworks, and strategies for the design of instructional systems. Students work in teams to design and develop an instructional product for an authentic client such as a state agency, school system, university, corporation, or museum that meets specified criteria for quality.
Topic 41: Measurement and Assessment of Physical Activity. An introduction to theoretical bases for evaluating and investigating physical education teaching effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on current technologies and issues of assessment for physical education instruction, basic statistics concepts, and current educational evaluation trends. Designed primarily for physical education teachers.
Topic 42: Research on Teaching in Physical Education. An examination of past and current research on teaching, teachers, and curriculum in physical education. Empirical and conceptual scholarship related to the physical education teaching process, the preparation of teachers and their experiences, and the development of curriculum in physical education settings will be explored.
Topic 43: Foundations of Learning Technology. Introduces students to the field of learning technology by learning its history, as well as the learning theories, paradigms, thought leaders, trends, and issues that have shaped the field. Primarily web-based and involves both individual and collaborative work. Online class meetings will be held every two to three weeks to facilitate real-time discussions on the readings, as well as opportunities for interaction with visiting experts in the field. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Curriculum and Instruction 390T (Topic: Foundations of Learning Technology) and 390T (Topic 43) may not both be counted.

EDC 391C. Curriculum and Pedagogy.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

EDC 391G. Gender and Race in Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 391P. Educational Policy.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 391T. Educational Theory.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 391V. Educational Evaluation.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

EDC 392L. Philosophical Foundations of Education.

Designed for master's degree students without previous graduate work in philosophy or philosophy of education and for doctoral students who need to update preparation. A systematic overview of the field of philosophy of education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and either twelve semester hours of coursework in upper-division education or consent of instructor.

EDC 395C. Cultural Studies in Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395H. Social Studies Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395K. Early Childhood Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395L. Language and Literacy Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395M. Bilingual Bicultural Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395P. Physical Education and Teacher Education.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 395T. Learning Technologies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EDC 196, 396. Doctoral Seminar.

Research projects and creative investigations in a selected subject-field and developments in instructional practices and in research findings and methodologies. Offered at the following levels: elementary school, secondary school, higher education, all-level. The equivalent of one or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Foreign Language.
Topic 2: Social Studies Education.
Topic 3: Learning Technologies.
Topic 4: Cultural Studies in Education.
Topic 5: Early Childhood Education.
Topic 6: Bilingual/Bicultural Education.
Topic 7: Language and Literacy Studies.
Topic 8: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.
Topic 9: Physical Education Teacher Education.

EDC 196T, 296T, 396T. Directed Research in Curriculum and Instruction.

Investigation of assigned problems under the direction of a Graduate Studies Committee member; development and demonstration of competence in research design and execution; production of acceptably written reports of a technical character. The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

EDC 197V, 397V. Independent Study.

May involve syntheses of literature, field investigations on selected subjects, or other individual research subjects. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be taken for credit five times. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and twelve semester hours of graduate education coursework.

EDC 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in curriculum and instruction and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser; for 698B, Curriculum and Instruction 698A.

EDC 198P, 398P, 698P. Graduate Internship.

Supervised practice in a professional position. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be taken five times for credit. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and admission to approved internship program.

EDC 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in curriculum and instruction and consent of the graduate adviser.

EDC 398T. Supervised Teaching in Curriculum and Instruction.

Supervised college teaching experience. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant or an assistant instructor.

EDC 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

EDC 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 399R, 699R, or 999R; approved dissertation proposal must be on file with the graduate adviser.