2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
    Nov 15, 2019  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDL 716 - Curriculum Design and Development

Credits: Three (3)
Prerequisite: EDL-710
Teacher leaders must be well versed in the theories and contexts that govern curriculum development and implementation to ensure the highest quality curriculum to guide instruction. This course will explore the curriculum development process from an historical perspective to build a foundation for understanding how curriculum and instructional practices have evolved over time. The development of a guaranteed and viable curriculum, based on the Common Core Standards, that maximizes students’ achievement of performance standards will be emphasized as instructional strategies and assumptions guiding teachers’ choices in curriculum and instruction are examined. The role of assessment as integral to determining the needs and setting priorities will also be a major component of the course. Good principles of staff development will also be explored to allow the teacher leader to build a collaborative community of professionals within his or her school to review and modify the instructional programs as needed.