Course: SED 641. Curriculum in Theory and Practice (3)
Prerequisite: Enrollment is restricted to students in Master of Arts programs in the Department of Secondary Education or by department consent. This course is a requirement for the Master of Arts in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction and an approved elective for all other M.A. programs and options in the Department of Secondary Education. This course explores theories, methods, and principles underlying the development and design of curriculum and instruction; best practices for developing curriculum and instruction that meet the needs of an inclusive school; and the interrelationships among curriculum, instruction, and assessment. A brief history of curriculum development and evaluation, the importance of aligning learning theory and learner variables, removal of barriers to student achievement, and how to meet diverse student needs are also addressed.