Teacher Education/Master's Completion
Students begin the Teacher Education/Master's Completion Program with the 43-credit course sequence of the Teacher Education Program.
CUI 4020 Introduction to Curriculum (3)
Introduces curriculum theory and curriculum as a field of study; includes study of issues such as standards, cognition, diversity, ecology, and social justice, among others.
CUI 4058 Teacher as Researcher (3)
Emerging philosophical and methodological issues that arise when school practitioners undertake research within their own sites; range of research traditions including quantitative, statistical research and qualitative methodologies; master relevant skills and access resources for students to be better prepared to conduct their own inquiries and understand and solve problems.
CUI 4029 Issues in Literacy (3)
Prepares educators to participate thoughtfully and critically in often-contentious discourse about literacy. Examines the research base that supports sound policy and practice regarding literacy instruction.
CUI 4034 Curriculum and Cultural Context (3)
Influence of cultural, political, sociological, and economic factors on curriculum at instructional, institutional, societal, and ideological levels.
CUI 4035 Urban Education: Problems and Perspectives (3)
Focuses on the complex problems and unique possibilities that face teachers in culturally diverse urban schools. Students will consider both theoretical perspectives and practical, applied approaches as they explore the family, community and school environments, as well as their relationships to the academic success of children and youth in urban schools.
CUI 4040 Teaching with Technology: Intro to Theories and Practices (4)
This course will provide resources, practice, and guidance to teachers who wish to improve their ability to use technology effectively. The objective is to give the students experience with hardware, software, teaching techniques, and technology management strategies.
CUI 4045 Teaching with Technology: Practicum (2)
Under the supervision of the professor, students will generate technological applications relevant to their own work settings using ideas and concepts learned in CUI 4040.
CUI 4170 The Arts in Education (3-5)
This seven day institute is designed to engage participants in a challenging exploration of the creative process through workshops with professional artists in the disciplines of dance, visual arts, creative writing, music, and theatre, and to provide a greater understanding of the theory and practical applications of school reform.
CUI 4172 Aesthetic Foundations of Education (3)
Educational enterprise from aesthetic viewpoints; examination of a number of aesthetic theories and exploration of implications for curriculum, teaching, and evaluation.
CUI 4400 The Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners (3)
Provides the foundational background necessary for understanding and working effectively with gifted and talented learners, including the nature and definition of giftedness; types of giftedness; the relationship of giftedness to intelligence and creativity; the relationship between giftedness and child, adolescent, and adult development; and the special educational needs of gifted learners. Emphasis is also placed on the identification of giftedness, including models and systems of identification, identification instruments, and special issues related to identification of sub-populations of gifted students.
CUI 4401 Psychological Aspects of Giftedness (3)
Focus on the psychological development of gifted children and adolescents, including current cognitive and developmental theory, interaction between giftedness and social-environmental context, and implications of the psychology of giftedness for education. Specific topics include the psychological needs of gifted individuals, exceptionally gifted individuals, perfectionism, underachievement, stress, gender-related issues, and motivation.
CUI 4402 Curriculum for Gifted Learners (3)
Emphasizes both the conceptual foundations and field practice in the design and development of curriculum especially for gifted and talented students. Includes theories, models, and processes for curriculum modification and curriculum design; strategies for adapting educational content, process, product, and learning environment based on the educational characteristics and needs of gifted learners; curriculum design and development approaches that are especially effective with gifted learners, including curriculum compacting, integrated curriculum, independent study, and project- and problem-based learning and assessment.
CUI 4403 Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learners (3)
Focuses on models and strategies for teaching gifted and talented learners, and on instructional decision-making based on matching instructional approaches to the salient learning characteristics and needs of gifted students. Includes specific emphasis on classroom-based differentiated instruction; individualized programming; flexible grouping strategies; acceleration approaches; dialoguing and questioning strategies; enrichment programming; and instructional responsiveness to the affective needs of gifted learners. Will include field assignments.