Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Admission to the Professional Development Sequence of upper-division courses for teacher certification requires formal acceptance. Information about admission requirements is available from the Office of the Dean, George I. Sánchez Building 216.

Curriculum and Instruction: EDC

Lower-Division Courses

EDC 101E. Orientation to Teaching in the Elementary School.

Open to all University students. Discussion sessions and assignments in public schools; designed to help students make teaching career decisions. One discussion hour and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

EDC 101S. Orientation to Teaching in the Secondary School.

Open to all University students. Discussion sessions and assignments in public schools; designed to help students make teaching career decisions. One discussion hour and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

Upper-Division Courses

EDC 331E. School Organization and Classroom Management in Elementary Schools.

Administrative structure of elementary schools; concepts, principles, and strategies for establishing an orderly classroom environment, preventing inappropriate behavior, and promoting student involvement in academic work. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and sixteen to twenty hours of fieldwork a week in an elementary school. Communication Sciences and Disorders 331E and Curriculum and Instruction 331E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 331S. School Organization and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools.

Administrative structure of secondary schools; concepts, principles, and strategies for establishing an orderly classroom environment, preventing inappropriate behavior, and promoting student involvement in academic work. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with at least sixty hours of fieldwork in a secondary school. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 332S. Designs for Instruction.

One of the beginning courses in the professional development sequence for approved programs in secondary education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with a single seven-hour media competency evaluation to be arranged. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and concurrent enrollment in Curriculum and Instruction 331S.

EDC 333W. Introduction to Teaching.

Open to all upper-division students. Overview of the objectives, organization, and operation of schools; the teaching process; teaching as a professional career. Two lecture hours and two hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

EDC 339C. Community Literacy.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

EDC 339D. Reading Assessment and Development.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

EDC 339E. Secondary School Literacy across the Disciplines.

Designed for students in a University secondary teacher preparation program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC 339F. Adolescent Literacy.

Designed for students in a University secondary teacher preparation program. Social, political, cultural, emotional, and personal perspectives on adolescent literacy. Subjects may include adolescent literacy practices in and out of school; literacy in relation to identity, peer communities, meaning, communication, and social engagement; curricula that emphasize the social and civic purposes of literacy; and motivation, fulfillment, and democratic participation as educational outcomes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC 339G. Literacy Seminar.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

EDC 340C. Spanish Language Methods for the Bilingual Classroom Teacher I.

Restricted to bilingual generalist certification students. Designed primarily to help prospective bilingual education teachers expand their oral Spanish proficiency for instructional purposes in the bilingual education classroom. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Spanish 611D or 312L.

EDC 340D. Spanish Language Methods for the Bilingual Classroom Teacher II.

Restricted to bilingual generalist certification students. Intensive practice in the various aspects and conventions governing literacy within the elementary bilingual education curriculum. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 340C, Spanish 611D or 312L, and admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

EDC 340E. Latino Children's Literature for Bilingual Teachers.

Restricted to students seeking certification in bilingual generalist. Covers the use of oral and written literature for children in bilingual programs while examining the history and development of Spanish-language children's literature from social, cultural, and political perspectives. Subjects may include foundational books, authors, and illustrators of Latina/o children's literature; criteria for evaluating culturally authentic children's literature; multimedia and online resources related to bilingual children's literature; and the literary response process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Knowledge of Spanish and completion of at least thirty-six semester hours of coursework.

EDC 340F. Foundations of Bilingual Education.

Restricted to bilingual generalist certification students. An overview of theory, practice, programs, and policy related to bilingual education as implemented in the United States. Designed to give students an opportunity to learn about and discuss issues related to bilingual education, and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse populations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with field hours to be arranged.

EDC 341C. Early Childhood Education.

Introductory exploration of historical antecedents and social and educational issues in early childhood education; analysis of curricula and behavioral practices in early childhood education; and development of sensitivity to particular needs of early childhood populations. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC 341D. Early Childhood Program Development.

Preparation for developing appropriate curricula for early childhood education classrooms, including the contexts of curriculum decision making (community, state, culture, and politics); developmentally-appropriate practice and classroom environments; bases for selecting materials; and frameworks for reflecting on decisions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC 343. Informal Science Education.

Three lecture hours and one three-hour field laboratory a week for one semester, with one four-hour Saturday field trip to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, six semester hours of coursework in science, or consent of instructor.

EDC 344. Digital Literacy for Teaching and Learning.

Use of digital tools to increase technical, pedagogical, and administrative proficiencies in a series of hands-on laboratory projects involving word-processing, handling of databases and spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, digital image and video editing, web page creation, and tools to create digital storytelling, e-portfolios, and electronic gradebooks. Experiential foundation creates a repertoire of possibilities for content-specific, technology-supported teaching and learning associated with learner-centered, collaborative classrooms. Emphasis on the development of critical perspectives (including pedagogical, social, technical, cultural, ethical, economic, legal, and political) to help youth fully participate in digital learning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC 345. Curriculum Issues in Physical Education.

Study of personal teaching and physical education programs. Accompanies student teaching. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: A major in applied movement science, admission to the professional development sequence of courses, and concurrent enrollment in Curriculum and Instruction 950W.

EDC 350. Topics in Educational Studies.

Analysis of selected topics and problems in education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

EDC 350E, 650E, 950E. Elementary Grade Teaching Practicum.

Supervised practicum in early childhood through grade four classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

EDC 351S, 651S, 951S. Secondary School Teaching Practicum.

Supervised practicum in secondary classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. No more than nine semester hours of this course may be taken for credit. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

Topic 1: Secondary School Teaching Practicum: English. Restricted to students seeking secondary teaching certification in English. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 2: Secondary School Teaching Practicum: Social Studies. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 3: Secondary School Teaching Practicum: Math. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 4: Secondary School Teaching Practicum: Science. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

EDC 351W, 651W, 951W. All Level Teaching Practicum.

Supervised practicum in elementary, middle school, and secondary classroom teaching. Conducted in cooperating schools as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester, with additional hours to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

Topic 1: All Level Teaching Practicum: Theatre. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 2: All Level Teaching Practicum: Visual Art. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 3: All Level Teaching Practicum: Dance. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 4: All Level Teaching Practicum: Music. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.
Topic 5: All Level Teaching Practicum: Kinesiology. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

EDC 364, 664. Internship.

Supervised fieldwork or clinical work in the student's area of study. For 364, at least one conference hour and six hours of fieldwork a week for one semester; for 664, at least one conference hour and twelve hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Communication Sciences and Disorders 364 and Curriculum and Instruction 364, 664 may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDC 665. Classroom Interactions and Project Based Instruction.

Restricted to students admitted to the UTeach Natural Sciences post-baccalaureate program. Students are assigned to a mentor teacher classroom where they might continue as apprentice teachers the next semester. Students will be observing or teaching in the classroom at least 3 hours a week, in addition to the 6 contact hours per week. Students prepare, implement and analyze results of inquiry- and project-based lessons, focusing on student thinking and participation, and meeting the needs of students with reading and writing difficulties, those learning in a second language, and those with behavioral and psychological issues. Six lecture hours a week for one semester, with three additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Curriculum and Instruction 665 and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education 695 may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 365C or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education 385.

EDC 365C. Knowing and Learning in Math and Science.

Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 350. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Natural Sciences program. Psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high-stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Curriculum and Instruction 365C and UTeach-Natural Sciences 350 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least C- or registration for UTeach-Natural Sciences 101.

EDC 365D. Classroom Interactions.

Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 355. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Natural Sciences program. Principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab activity, collaborative settings); examination of gender, class, race, and culture in mathematics and science education; overview of policy related to mathematics and science education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Curriculum and Instruction 365D and UTeach-Natural Sciences 355 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: The following courses with a grade of at least C-: Curriculum and Instruction 365C or UTeach-Natural Sciences 350, and UTeach-Natural Sciences 110; and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 365E. Project-Based Instruction.

Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 360. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Natural Sciences program who have earned a passing score on the preliminary portfolio. Foundations of project-based, case-based, and problem-based learning environments; principles of project-based curriculum development in mathematics and science education; classroom management and organization of project-based learning classrooms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester with additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Curriculum and Instruction 365E and UTeach-Natural Sciences 360 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 365D or UTeach-Natural Sciences 355 with a grade of at least C-, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 370E. Elementary School Subjects.

Curriculum content and organization, teaching procedures, materials, and research in elementary school subjects. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, including field hours in elementary schools. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50.

Topic 1: Reading. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 2: Language Arts. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 3: Science. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 4: Social Studies. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 5: Mathematics. Additional prerequisite: Mathematics 316L or consent of the mathematics education faculty; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 15: Special Adaptations for the Deaf.
Topic 19: Reading/Language Arts. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.
Topic 20: Teaching English as a Second Language. The methods, teaching strategies, and materials for developing and assessing English language proficiency in culturally and linguistically diverse populations within the context of the elementary school curriculum.
Topic 21: Teaching Elementary Physical Education.

EDC 370S. Secondary School Subjects.

Curriculum content and organization, teaching procedures, materials, and research in one secondary school subject. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. The topic in the appropriate field is required for secondary school teacher certification. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of ninety semester hours of coursework, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in the appropriate subject; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Advanced Methods in English, Language Arts, and Reading. Restricted to students in a secondary teacher preparation program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Topic 3: Advanced Methods in Social Studies. Restricted to students in a secondary teacher preparation program in the department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Topic 5: Advanced Methods in Foreign Language. Restricted to students in a secondary teacher preparation program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Topic 7: Art. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S and 332S.
Topic 8: Music (Vocal). Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S and 332S.
Topic 9: Music (Instrumental). Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S and 332S.
Topic 10: Drama. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S and 332S.
Topic 11: Speech. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 12: Teaching Secondary Physical Education.

EDC 370W. All-Level School Subjects.

Curriculum content and organization; teaching procedures, materials, and research in one school subject at all grade levels. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. The topic in the appropriate field is required for all-level school teacher certification. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 1: English as a Second Language.
Topic 2: Art.
Topic 3: Music.
Topic 4: Theatre.
Topic 5: Foreign Language Education.

EDC 371G. Teaching Young Children.

Designed to provide students with frameworks for observing and interacting with young children in classroom settings, and to acquaint students with the teacher's varied roles in early childhood classrooms. Topics include cultural and linguistic diversity; supervising and interacting with children in a range of instructional groupings, including center-based and play-based learning activities and whole-group experiences; planning and implementing appropriate practices and strategies; and record-keeping and assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and twelve to sixteen hours of fieldwork a week in a public school. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 371R. Reading Difficulties.

Reading theory, assessment, materials, and instruction with emphasis on struggling readers; field experiences in reading tutoring. Three lecture hours a week for one semester with additional field hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

EDC 373. African Americans in Sports.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic 12). Theoretical and practical complexities in issues surrounding African Americans in sports, including the relationship between athletics and higher education. Focuses on racial stereotyping, identity theory, and how practical knowledge of these theories can aid in understanding the current state of athletics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374D (Topic: African Americans in Sports), 374D (Topic 12), Curriculum and Instruction 373.

EDC 377. Conference Course in Curriculum and Instruction.

Independent studies in instructional methodology and curriculum. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.