Curriculum and Instruction (ECI)

ECI 201  Intro to Instructional Technology for Educators  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to effective technology integration in teaching practices across the curriculum for pre-service teachers. Exploration of different technology-based tools commonly integrated in instruction, including desktop, Internet/ Web-based, mobile, and cloud applications. Examination of integration challenges using relevant, real-world examples from current teacher practices. Planning for student-centered, project- based lessons that make use of diverse technologies.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 204  Intro to Teaching  (1-2 credit hours)  

For prospective teachers in Middle and Secondary Business and Marketing, English, Foreign Languages, Language Arts, and Social Studies. Emphasis on what it means to be an educator as well as differing aspects and procedures of instruction and analysis of competencies required of teachers. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 school, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools. students are required to puchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge. This course is restricted to Teacher Education majors.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; Corequisite: ED 204

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 205  Introduction to Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences  (3 credit hours)  

For prospective teachers in secondary and middle years social studies, English, language arts, and foreign languages. An emphasis on differing aspects and procedures of instruction and analysis of competencies required of teachers. Field work in avariety of education settings including an extended period in one curriculum area.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 296/ED 296  Special Topics in Education  (1-3 credit hours)  

Individual or group study of particular areas of education at the freshman and sophomore levels. Specific topics will vary from semester to semester.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 305  Equity and Education  (3 credit hours)  

This course examines the intersection of diversity, inclusivity, equity, and P-16 education; specifically by considering multiple identity markers such as: gender, sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, ability, and all aspects of culture. This interdisciplinary course uses a sociological lens to examine educational materials, research studies, memoirs, and media to explore the following essential questions: In what ways do students' cultural identities impact their experiences in schools?; How are social inequalities perpetuated by and within the educational system?; What types of individual and systemic practices can help disrupt the marginalization of students in P-16 schools? How can schools celebrate and sustain students' cultural identities?

Prerequisite: ED 204 or AEE 206 or ELM 250 or Junior Status

GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives, GEP U.S. Diversity

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 306  Middle Years Reading  (3 credit hours)  

Reading skills in middle years education developed with emphasis on application of the reading process to content area.

Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 307  Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum  (3 credit hours)  

For prospective teachers of all disciplines in middle/high school. Practical strategies for writing as a learning tool and for teaching writing. Lesson plans, assignments, experiences appropriate to content areas. Focus on writing, writing instruction, and technology. Separate sections for Middle Grades (MSL) and English (LTN) majors.

Prerequisite: ENG 101

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 309  Teaching in the Middle Years  (3 credit hours)  

Nature and purposes of middle grades education. Early adolescent development, curriculum, teaching/learning methods, school organization, and characteristics of effective middle years teachers. Includes field experience.

Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 332  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention  (3 credit hours)  

Emphasis on education of the public regarding general health concerns including cancer, cardiovascular disease, accident prevention, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, mental health, sexuality, and environmental hazards.

Prerequisite: For credentialed health professionals only

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 333  Health Care Delivery  (3 credit hours)  

The historical basis of health care delivery in the U. S. with emphasis on hospitals, health maintenance organizations, ambulatory care centers, ambulatory surgery, nursing homes, and private care practice. Philosophical issues of funding health care, promoting health care, and the training of health care workers.

ECI 335  Planning Classroom and Clinical Curricula  (3 credit hours)  

Procedures for planning health occupations curricula for classroom and clinical settings. Practice in writing, updating, and refining health curriculum with emphasis on selection and sequencing. Comparison of styles of writing curricula. Roles and responsibilities of healthy curriculum planner.

Prerequisite: For Certification Majors: EOE 101, 205 ; For Non-Certification Majors: EOE 101. For credentialed health professionals

ECI 336  Strategies for Teaching a Health Occupations Course  (3 credit hours)  

Planning and implementation of effective instructional strategies for clinical and classroom settings. The nature of the teaching/learning process, psychological and philosophical aspects of teacher choice of various strategies.

Prerequisite: For credentialed health professionals

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 405/ENG 405  Literature for Adolescents  (3 credit hours)  

The history, types, and characteristics of literature for adolescents. Emphasizes reading and analyzing the literature by exploring the themes, literary elements, and rationale for teaching literature for adolescents. Addresses ways in which this literature can be integrated and implemented in English/Language Arts curriculum.

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 414  Human Relations and Discipline in the Classroom  (3 credit hours)  

Designed to help prospective teachers foster positive interpersonal relationships in classrooms, build a sense of community and create a purposive environment for learning. Investigates issues such as group building, active listening, and major approaches to discipline. Uses case studies and problem solving methods.

Prerequisite: PSY 304 or EDP 304 and 6 hours of education

ECI 416  Teaching Exceptional Students in the Mainstreamed Classroom  (3 credit hours)  

Provides classroom teachers in all disciplines and grade levels with a knowledge of various handicapping conditions, as well as with techniques to assist exceptional students within the mainstreamed classroom. Required for MSL majors.

Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 423  Methods for Teaching Modern Foreign Languages K-12  (5 credit hours)  

Methodology and pedagogy of teaching Foreign Languages grades K-12 with an emphasis on lesson and unit planning, second language acquisition, diversity, national and state standards, materials, assessment, proficiency oriented teaching, and demonstrations/practice teaching in micro-lessons. This course provides opportunities for prospective Foreign Language teachers to integrate knowledge of their language with effective materials, strategies, and methods of instruction to prepare students for K-12 Foreign Language teaching. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 schools, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools.

Restriction: Open to FLL Education majors or by permission

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 424  Student Teaching in Modern Foreign Languages  (12 credit hours)  

Teaching experience for prospective teachers of Modern Foreign Languages in a selected elementary, middle or high school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a university faculty supervisor. Additional school observations and on campus seminars are a part of this course. The course has a required fieldwork component in local K-12 schools, and students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the schools. Students are covered under the General Statute affording liability protection.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional semester, ECI 423

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 427/ECI 527/FL 527/FL 427  Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language  (3 credit hours)  

Methodologies and current approaches to teaching English as a Second Language. Techniques and strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. Selection, adaptation, and creation of instructional materials for various levels of proficiency and teaching situations. Evaluation and assessment of written and oral language proficiency through standardized and non-standardized assessment tools. Students cannot receive credit for both FL/ECI 427 and FL/ECI 527.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 430  Methods and Materials for Teaching Language Arts in the Middle Grades  (4 credit hours)  

Inquiry, activity-oriented course provides opportunities for prospective language arts middle school teachers to integrate knowledge of English with effective materials, strategies, methods of instruction. Students observe middle school classes, plan lessons, and units, practice varied classroom strategies, technologies in micro-lessons. Prepared students for teaching language arts with other content areas in middle schools.

Prerequisite: ECI 205,ELP 344,PSY 304 or EDP 304,ECI 309, ECI 306, ECI 307, Senior standing, candidacy in Middle Grades Teacher Education, Corequisite: ECI 435

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 435  Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades  (4 credit hours)  

For preservice middle school social studies teachers. Focus on: teaching and evaluation skills, adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, identification and creation of instructional materials appropriate for use in social studies teaching.

Prerequisite: Admission to professional semester

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 436/FL 536/ECI 536/FL 436  Perspectives on English as a New Language  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of the complexity of multiculturalism in American society and the challenges faced by immigrant families in adapting to U.S. institutions. Emphasis on understanding historical, legal, cultural and pedagogical issues with respect to learning English as a new language [ENL]. No credit given for both FL/ECI 436 and FL/ECI 536.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 438  Medical Law and Ethics  (3 credit hours)  

Ethical and legal issues involved in delivering health care, such as euthanasia, reproductive technology, organ transplants, patients' rights, and confidentiality. Classical ethical theories and principles. Systematic review procedures and currentmedical law used to examine current case dilemmas in the health professions.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 442  Field Experience in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Supervised off-campus work experience in an approved business and marketing content related job. The work experience relates on-the-job experiences to the technical competencies taught in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for business and mar

Prerequisite: Junior standing

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECI 444  Administration of Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Development of successful business and information technology, and marketing education programs. Program promotion, managing cooperative education experiences, managing DECA and FBLA chapters, and determining professional development strategies. Primary roles of the business and information technology and marketing education teachers' classroom instruction. Program management, classroom management, management of career-technical student organizations, cooperative education, and program development.

Prerequisite: ED 204 and ECI 204 and MKE Business and Marketing Education Major

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 445  New Literacies, Emerging Technologies, and Electronic Portfolios  (2 credit hours)  

Inquiry, activity-oriented course designed to engage students in theory and practice related to 21st century skills, new literacies, and emerging technologies, as well as focused support for developing the culminating electronic portfolio. Course provides opportunity for pre-service, English Language Arts/ Social Studies middle School teachers to integrate knowledge of English and Social Studies with emerging technologies and digital literacy applications.

Prerequisite: Senior Standing; Corequisite: ECI 430 and ECI 435

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 446  Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Business and Marketing Education  (4 credit hours)  

Study of the curriculum common to business and information technology and marketing education and the research behind its development. Methods common to instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective business and information technology and marketing education programs are topics included in this course. Twenty hours of field work are required. Student are expected to provide their own transportation to and from assigned public schools. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details in acquiring the insurance and the current charge. MKE students only.

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Candidacy ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 447  Student Teaching in Business and Marketing Education  (9 credit hours)  

Fifteen weeks full-time student teaching business and marketing subjects in the public schools under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Students will develop skills in instruction, evaluation, advisement, administration, and observation. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to and from assigned public schools. Students are required to purchase internship liability insurance to participate in this course. Contact University Insurance & Risk Management for details on acquiring the insurance and the current charge. MKE students only.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Semester ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors, Corequisite: ECI 494

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 448/ECI 548  E-Business Applications in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Emphasis on design and construction of advanced web pages, business and marketing applications of electronic commerce, as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues that are related to conducting business in a virtual environment. Content prepares students to apply principles to the business and marketing education curriculum in the public schools. Credit for both ECI 448 and ECI 548 is not allowed.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 450  Methods and Materials in Teaching English  (4 credit hours)  

Methods and materials of teaching English in grades 9-12, with an emphasis on lesson planning and demonstrations/practice in teaching literature, study skills, speaking, listening, and writing. Taught during the first seven weeks of the semester.

Prerequisite: ECI 204, ELP 344, PSY 304 or EDP 304; Senior standing and admission to Teacher Education candidacy with a Major in English

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 451  Teaching Reading Across Disciplines  (3 credit hours)  

Facilitates study of methods and materials for teaching literacy across disciplines. Develops instructional strategies in the use of print and digital texts and media to support disciplinary learning.

Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 454  Student Teaching in English/Language Arts  (1-12 credit hours)  

Provides the prospective teacher with experience in the techniques and skills involved in teaching English in secondary schools or Language Arts in middle schools in a selected off-campus station. Student interns become familiar with the total school program, eventually carrying a full teaching load, and participate in relevant school and community activities. Students are required to provide their own transportation. TED and MSL majors only.

Prerequisite: Admission to Student Teaching Professional Semester ; For MSL students: ECI 430, 416, 464

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 460  Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies  (4 credit hours)  

Teaching techniques, innovations, and development of teaching and evaluation skills in the area of secondary school social studies. Adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, and selection and design of instructional materials. Taught during the first six weeks of the semester. Taught during the first six weeks of the semester.

Prerequisite: ECI 205, ELP 344, Sr. standing and admission to professional semester with a major in either history, sociology, political science

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 464  Student Teaching in Social Studies  (1-8 credit hours)  

Skills and techniques in teaching social studies in secondary and middle schools. Each student spends ten weeks in a selected off-campus center. The student demonstrates competencies essential for teaching social studies, becomes familiar with thetotal school program, and participates in a variety of school and community activities.

Prerequisite: Admission to professional semester, Corequisite: For LTH, LTP, LTS students: ECI 460. For MSL students: ECI 454, 430, 416

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 471  Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to human psychological development. Cognitive, social, physical changes, and their interaction among adolescence. Departmental Approval Required.

Prerequisite: NC TEACH Participants

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 472  Interaction of Classroom Management and Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to teaching in the content area and classroom management. Lesson planning, principles applied to education, measurement and evaluation procedures, behavior therapy, and student motivation. Departmental Approval Required.

Prerequisite: ECI 471 ; NC TEACH Participants

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 473  Subject Specific Methods  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to cultural factors and how they affect teachers and students in the classroom. Instructional techniques and the development of instructional plans that enhance schooling experiences of culturally diverse students. Departmental Approval R

Prerequisite: ECI 472 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 474

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 474  Curriculum and Instruction Practices 1  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to essential skills and concepts needed by beginning teachers. The class focuses on questioning, test preparation, discussion skills, familiarity with national standards, multiple teaching strategies, and assessment + evaluation of students. Departmental Approval Required.

Prerequisite: ECI 472 ; NC TEACH participants, Corequisite: ECI 473

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 475  Peer Mentoring in Alternative Licensure  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to observing and evaluating fellow teachers in relation to the national state teaching competencies. Classroom observations, videotaping, and group evaluations that are shared and discussed with fellow teachers. Departmental Approval Required.

Prerequisite: ECI 474 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 476

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 476  Curriculum and Instruction Practices 2  (3 credit hours)  

Topics related to inquiry, activity based instruction, and constructivist principles. Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Departmental Approval Required.

Prerequisite: ECE 474 ; NC TEACH Participants, Corequisite: ECI 475

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 494  Senior Seminar in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Discussion and analysis of problems, trends, and issues experienced while student teaching in the public schools.

Prerequisite: Admission to Professional Semester ; MKE Business and Marketing Education Majors, Corequisite: ECI 447

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 496/ED 496  Special Topics in Education  (1-3 credit hours)  

Individual or group study of special topics in professional education. The topic and mode of study are determined by the faculty member after discussion with the student.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or Senior standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 500  Theory and Practice In Teaching Diverse Populations  (3 credit hours)  

Analysis of literature and research in related to impact of cultural factors on teaching and learning in contemporary schools. Exploration of teaching techniques and curricular directions designed to improve school experiences for diverse populations i

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 501  Foundations of Curriculum  (3 credit hours)  

Origin, development, and current status of elementary and secondary school curriculum and an evaluation of trends and issues likely to influence the curriculum in the future.

Prerequisite: 12 sem. hrs. graduate ED and PSY

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 502  Technology Program Evaluation  (3 credit hours)  

This course is about evaluation of instructional technology programs, which is the systematic process of collecting and analyzing data in order to determine whether and to what degree program goals have been or are being achieved.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 505/FL 505  Issues and Trends in Foreign Language Education: Theory & Practice  (3 credit hours)  

An exploration of theory and practice issues related to foreign language teaching. Inquiry into proficiency-oriented instruction, innovative methodological approaches, the National Standards and learning scenarios, integrating culture, options for testing and assessment, content-based instruction, the role of grammar in second language acquisition, teaching foreign language students with learning disabilities, and Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) in North Carolina. Students will examine case studies related to these topics and engage in a classroom action research project.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECI 507  Social Justice Education  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to principles of social justice education and their centrality in progressive policies and pedagogies that lead to equity in all teaching contexts. Students will develop strategies for successfully incorporating a social justice education f

Prerequisite: ECI 500

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 508  Teachers as Leaders  (3 credit hours)  

Examines teacher leadership research, theory, and practice. Prepares teachers to assume leadership roles in classrooms, schools, school systems, and the larger educational community. Independent research projects required.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 509  Special Problems in Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 510  Research Applications In Curriculum and Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Focus on current issues and research methods used in the areas of curriculum development and supervision, instructional technology, English education, middle grades education, reading education, social studies education and special education.

Prerequisite: ST 507, Doctoral student, C and I Major

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 511  Introduction to Learning Design and Technology  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to the Learning, Design, and Technology master's program at North Carolina State University and to the field of instructional design and educational technology, with an investigation of relevant careers, important theories and models guiding practice, and noteworthy research findings by area.

Restriction: Graduate Standing

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 512  Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of emerging technologies as applied in educational settings with a focus on related research, case studies, theoretical underpinnings, and strategies for effective integration.

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 513  Teaching and Learning with Digital Video  (3 credit hours)  

Development and implementation of digital video within educational contexts and situations. Design of educational watching, analyzing, and creating activities with video. Application of conventions and genres of digital video capture and editing to sample technology projects across curricular areas.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 514  Developing and Delivering Online Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of learning theories and research-based principles to design and apply appropriate digital tools to create maximally effective educational products.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 515  Cultural Investigations and Technical Representations in Education  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of contemporary approaches that educators can use to help their students construct cultural understanding in education settings through investigations and technical representations of culture with emerging tools (e.g., mapped cultural tours, AR/VR heritage exhibition, documentary, social media, games, fabrication, data analytics and visualization).

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 516  Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials  (3 credit hours)  

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded r

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 517  Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Learning Environments  (3 credit hours)  

Examination and application of behavioral, cognitive, and constructivist theoretical frameworks underlying the design and development of advanced technology-enhanced learning environments.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 518  Digital Learning Program and Staff Development  (3 credit hours)  

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in K-12 settings.

Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514, ECI 515, ECI 642

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 519  Special Problems in Learning Design and Technology  (3 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in Learning Design and Technology selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 520  The Teaching Of Composition  (3 credit hours)  

For classroom teachers. Practical field-tested ideas to help students improve as writers by focusing on composition as a process as well as a product. Activities for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, grammar and evaluating with suggestions for individual and group learning. Writing in content areas and composition research/ theory. To take this course in sum. as part of Capital Area Writing Project, student must apply and be selected

Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of ED, PSY and/or ENG;

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 521  Teaching Literature For Young Adults  (3 credit hours)  

Designed to acquaint in-service and pre-service teachers with breadth and diversity of contemporary literature for adolescents, with emphasis on teaching young adult literature. Addresses history and themes of young adult literature, readability of materials, reading preferences, literary merit, skills that can be taught through literature, censorship, motivating students to read and organizing literature units.

Prerequisite: Senior standing or Graduate standing or PBS status

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 522  Trends and Issues in English Language Arts Education  (3 credit hours)  

Consideration of past, current, and future trends and issues in English Language arts instruction, standards, and methodologies. Examination of research, theory, and practice in concert with trends, issues, and questions. Independent research projects required.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

ECI 523  Teacher as Researcher  (3 credit hours)  

This course is designed to introduce the methods and skills required for designing, conducting, interpreting, and applying action research - the systematic inquiry into curriculum, instruction, teaching, and learning. This course will focus on reflective inquiry and practical applications.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 524  Theory and Research in Global Learning  (3 credit hours)  

An examination of theoretical frameworks for global learning and comparative studies of various national approaches to K-12 education. This course provides students with multiple lenses through which to consider how we teach and learn given the demands

Typically offered in Spring and Summer

ECI 525  Contemporary Approaches In the Teaching Of Social Studies  (3 credit hours)  

Analysis of principles, strategies and application of new teaching approaches. Structured projects and practical experiences.

Prerequisite: Advanced Undergraduate standing or Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 526  Theory and Research On Teaching and Learning Social Studies  (3 credit hours)  

A critical analysis of the literature relating to the teaching and learning of social studies and the drawing of implications for instructional practices.

Prerequisite: ECI 530 or ECI 525

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 527/FL 527/FL 427/ECI 427  Methods and Materials in Teaching English as a Second Language  (3 credit hours)  

Methodologies and current approaches to teaching English as a Second Language. Techniques and strategies for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. Selection, adaptation, and creation of instructional materials for various levels of proficiency and teaching situations. Evaluation and assessment of written and oral language proficiency through standardized and non-standardized assessment tools. Students cannot receive credit for both FL/ECI 427 and FL/ECI 527.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 528  Strategies for Teaching English in Secondary Schools  (3 credit hours)  

Methods and materials of teaching English in grades 9-12, with and emphasis on lesson planning and demonstrations/practice in teaching literature, study skills, speaking, listening, media literacy, and writing. Some classes and assignments will be completed in a field setting.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 530  Social Studies In the Elementary School  (3 credit hours)  

Advanced professional training in teaching of social studies for middle grades and elementary teachers, including in-depth introduction to research-based teaching strategies, instructional resources and literature of the field.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ECI

ECI 531  Advanced Writing in Education  (3 credit hours)  

Appropriate for any specialty area in Education. Focus on writing required in graduate courses, research reviews for educational reports and National Board Certification, writing for educational journals, theses, and dissertations. Opportunities to gain knowledge, tools, and strategies to meet the academic community's standards. Strategies to develop and/or enhance form, style, content, quality of academic writing, and on researching, composing, revising, and editing. Students will compose,self-evaluate and give feedback on the work of their peers. Graduate status.

ECI 535  Methods and Materials for Teaching Social Studies in the Middle Grades  (3 credit hours)  

For preservice middle school social studies teachers. Focus on: teaching and evaluation skills, adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, identification and creation of instructional materials appropriate for use in social studies teaching. Cannot earn credit for ECI 435 and ECI 535.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 536/FL 436/ECI 436/FL 536  Perspectives on English as a New Language  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of the complexity of multiculturalism in American society and the challenges faced by immigrant families in adapting to U.S. institutions. Emphasis on understanding historical, legal, cultural and pedagogical issues with respect to learning English as a new language [ENL]. No credit given for both FL/ECI 436 and FL/ECI 536.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 537/ELM 537  Teaching Children's Literature  (3 credit hours)  

Instructions for educators in quality children's literature, specific needs of young reader, genres of children's literature, strategies for instructing children's literature, ways to target reader's interests, and design of literature units.

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 540  Reading In the Elementary School  (3 credit hours)  

Theoretical foundations of reading instruction and current methods and materials for teaching reading, with emphasis on planning and implementing reading programs for children in kindergarten through grade six.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 541  Reading In the Content Areas  (3 credit hours)  

Methods in instruction for applying reading to content areas, with emphasis on means of improving comprehension, vocabulary and learning strategies in subject matter classrooms.

Prerequisite: Six hours in ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 543  Literacy Assessment and Intensified Instruction I  (3 credit hours)  

Designed for students to expand their knowledge and skills in diagnostic assessment and instruction in alphabetics and word study needed for K-12 Reading Specialist licensure. Topics include assessment and instruction in word recognition, word analysis, spelling, and early reading skills such as phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, and concepts of print. Emphasis is placed on critical examination of reading intervention practices in these areas and implementation of innovative research-informed approaches for supporting diverse learners when they have difficulties with literacy in school.

Prerequisite: ECI 540 or ECI 541

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 544  Literacy Assessment and Intensified Instruction II  (3 credit hours)  

Designed for students to expand their knowledge and skills in diagnostic assessment and instruction in language, comprehension, and inquiry needed for K-12 Reading Specialist licensure. Topics include assessment and instruction in fluency and print processing, comprehension, vocabulary/language, and text-based inquiry. Emphasis is placed on critical examination of reading intervention practices in these areas and implementation of innovative research-informed approaches for supporting diverse learners when they have difficulties with literacy in school.

Prerequisite: ECI 543

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 545  Theory and Research in Literacy  (3 credit hours)  

Advanced study of theoretical models of reading, research issues in reading and in other language processes. In-depth theoretical models of reading. Emphasis on critical examination and analysis of research investigating reading acquisition, maturereading behavior and related language processes.

Prerequisite: ECI 540

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 546  New Literacies & Media  (3 credit hours)  

Critical analysis of new literacies that are prompted by emerging technologies and participatory media in K-12. Design and application of new literacies and media instructional practices to literacy curriculum and other discipline areas.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 547  Knowledge Construction: Implications for Multicultural Education  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of sociopolitical factors involved in the construction of knowledge in education as well as the implications for practitioners and learners in schools and other educational settings. Particular emphasis on critiquing traditional epistemologies that limit the production, dissemination, and validation of progressive discourses in education in order to promote the production of knowledge that affirms the principles of social justice education.

Prerequisite: ECI 500

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 548/ECI 448  E-Business Applications in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Emphasis on design and construction of advanced web pages, business and marketing applications of electronic commerce, as well as economic, social, legal, and ethical issues that are related to conducting business in a virtual environment. Content prepares students to apply principles to the business and marketing education curriculum in the public schools. Credit for both ECI 448 and ECI 548 is not allowed.

Typically offered in Fall and Summer

ECI 549  Special Problems in Reading  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in reading education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 550  Foundations Of Middle Years Education  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of five major aspects of middle years education: (a) history and purposes of middle/junior high school, (b) pre- and early adolescent needs, interests and abilities, ¨ curriculum design and content, (d) teaching methods and (e) school organization. Emphasis on both theoretical understandings and effective classroom strategies.

Prerequisite: 6 hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 551  Teaching/Learning Approaches For Emerging Adolescents  (3 credit hours)  

Exploration of teaching/learning approaches appropriate to emerging adolescents. Learning styles; interdisciplinary inquiry; community-based curriculum; simulations and games; learning centers; minicourses; design of physical space; all-school activities.

Prerequisite: ECI 550; Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 552/YFCS 552  Program Development & Evaluation in Youth & Family Settings  (3 credit hours)  

Historical and contemporary foundations of program development and evaluation in non-formal, community-based family life and youth development settings are examined including theory, research, and three holistic program development constructs: 1) planning; 2) design and implementation; 3) impact evaluation and accountability.

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 553/YFCS 553  Applied Concepts in Child and Youth Development  (3 credit hours)  

This course explores the fundamental concepts of child and youth development (including early childhood through adolescence) as applied to programmatic and organizational contexts. A special focus is placed upon the concepts as applied to Community You

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 554/YFCS 554  Collaborations & Partnerships in Family & Youth Settings  (3 credit hours)  

To prepare educators (formal and non-formal) to better establish, lead and manage collaborations and partnerships in family settings and those that support holistic community-based youth development organizational systems. Specific foci include: types and levels of partnerships; environmental scanning and socio-organizational linkage contextual factors affecting community collaborations; leadership factors affecting community collaborations; and human, financial and programmatic management in collaborations. Some on-campus meetings are required.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 556/YFCS 556  Organizational Systems in Youth and Family Settings  (3 credit hours)  

Preparation for current and future community family and youth development professionals leading and managing community-based organizations. Course includes: fundamentals of management and leadership; institutional and organizational structures; administrative and strategic planning; working with advisory and governing groups; marketing and program delivery systems; information management systems; and human resource, financial, facilities and risk management systems.

Prerequisite: ECI 506

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 557/YFCS 557  Volunteerism in Youth and Family Settings  (3 credit hours)  

Preparation for current and future community-based youth and family professionals to better manage volunteers in local program service delivery. Specific foci include: volunteerism as a social phenomenon; volunteer resource management; new forms of vol

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 560  Professional Development in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Designed to prepare business and marketing educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and implement strategies for organizational improvement that will benefit business and marketing education programs. Attendance and participation meaningful, organized professional development activity is an integral component of the course.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 561  Curriculum and Instruction in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Designed to develop competencies needed to be a successful Business and Marketing Education Teacher-Coordinator. Focus primarily on the activities involved in planning and managing the curriculum and instructional skills needed to effectively implement

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 562  Program Management in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

This course includes the administration of middle and secondary business and marketing education programs, including career guidance; the management of DECA or FBLA chapter; supervision of work-based learning strategies; and school program promotion and development. ED & MKZ students only. Requires permission of instructor.

Prerequisite: ECI 561

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 563  Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary Social Studies  (3 credit hours)  

ECI 563 is a course that involves teaching techniques, innovations, development of teaching and evaluation skills, and in-depth subject matter inquiry in the area of secondary school social studies. Adaptation of instruction to individual learner differences, and selection and design of instructional materials will be explored. Must be enrolled in Secondary Social Studies MAT Program.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 566  Advanced Instructional Strategies in Business and Marketing  (3 credit hours)  

Advanced strategies and techniques related to teaching and learning in the business and marketing education curricula, classrooms, work places, and technology environments in middle and secondary education. MKZ students only.

Prerequisite: ECI 561

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 567  Career and Technical Education Fundamentals and Program Administration  (3 credit hours)  

Emphasis on assisting various school district personnel in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to effectively provide quality career and technical education (CTE) programming at the district level. Content includes federal CTE legislation, theory and research on educational reform, local and regional economic development, sources of funding for CTE programming and continuous improvement.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 568  Designing College and Career Ready Programs  (3 credit hours)  

Examination of current school system instructional practices to assist various school district personnel in aligning core academic and career and technical education programming to prepare students for successful post-secondary education, careers, and life-long learning. Content includes an examination of education reform initiatives with an emphasis on foundational theory and research, needed workplace knowledge and skills, innovative education programs/models, and research-based best practices for success in transitioning students to post-secondary success.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 569  Special Problems in Business and Marketing Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in business and marketing education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 570  Learning Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Field of learning disabilities, including definitions, prevalence, etiology, characteristics and current educational trends for educating students with learning disabilities.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 571  Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Methods and materials for teaching students with disabilities in elementary and secondary school. Focus on research-supported instructional strategies for teaching academic skills, Universal Design for Learning, implementation of appropriate academic interventions, and evaluation of instructional outcomes within the context of Response to Intervention and Multi-Tier Systems of Supports.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 572  Resource Teaching In Special Education  (3 credit hours)  

Resource teaching in area of special education, with emphasis on resource teaching with students with special needs. Types of resource programs, establishment and maintenance of a program, selection of students, curriculum and materials.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 573  Applied Behavior Analysis & Positive Behavior Intervention and Support in Schools  (3 credit hours)  

Concepts and procedures involved in design and implementation of techniques for managing the behavior of students in classroom setting. Focus on methods for defining, measuring, increasing, decreasing, maintaining, and generalizing classroom behaviors in all learners. An exploration of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support in school settings.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 574  Intellectual Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Content presented includes definitions, classifications, and assessment of person with intellectual disability from medical , sociological, and educational points of view. Issues related to labeling, etiology, characteristics, levels of severity, litigation, legislation, family and societal issues, history, and controversies are emphasized related to persons with intellectual disability.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 575  Communication Disorders In the Classroom  (3 credit hours)  

Occurrence of communication disorders in the school-age population, including types of disorders, prevalence, etiology, characteristics and corrective therapy. Focus on communication disorders among exceptional students and classroom teacher's role in working with communication disorders.

Prerequisite: ECI 570

ECI 576  Teaching Functional and Life Skills to Students with Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Methods of instruction and materials related to teaching children and persons with mild-moderate levels of disability are emphasized. Effective general pedagogical approaches are stressed, as well as the teaching of functional academic skills, curricula used in instructions, teaching social and adaptive behavior as well as daily living skills, and transition-related skills necessary for independent adult life. Multi-tiered Systems of Support as well as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support are also discussed.

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 577  Education Of Severely Handicapped  (3 credit hours)  

Severe and profound mental retardation and autism, including assessment procedures, educational and social/vocational programs, instructional strategies and evaluation. Legal and ethical issues involved in working with severely handicapped.

Prerequisite: ECI 585 or ECI 574

ECI 579  Organization and Behavioral Management of Inclusive Classrooms  (3 credit hours)  

To increase students' knowledge of persons with high incidence disabilities (i.e., learning disability, mild intellectual disability, and serious emotional disability), and how to manage the behavior of all pupils in educational environments. Characteristics of students with high incidence disabilities will be emphasized , as well as strategies to reduce the likelihood of problem behavior of all pupils in the classroom.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 580  Transition Program For Students With Mild Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Educational and other procedures involved in providing transition programming to students with mild disabilities. Examination of secondary-level special education service delivery, as well as post-secondary interventions, from critical, practical, empirical and theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 581  Educational Diagnosis and Prescription For Children With Exceptionalities  (3 credit hours)  

Concept of educational diagnosis of students with exceptionalities, including examination of educational diagnostic procedures in current use in special education. Development of informal diagnostic techniques and procedures for adapting curriculum and instruction for learner with exceptionalities.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 583  Behavior Disorders  (3 credit hours)  

Definitions, etiology, characteristics, philosophies and approaches to educational programming for children and youth with behavior disorders, including emotionally handicapped, autistic and socially maladjusted.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 584  Intervention for Behavior Problems of Students with Disabilities  (3 credit hours)  

Curriculum materials, instructional strategies and behavior management techniques related to teaching children and youth with behavioral disorders including individualized instruction, group process, organization and evaluation of classroom programs, parent involvement, community resources and teachers' personal and professional growth and development.

Prerequisite: ECI 583

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 585  Education of Children with Exceptionalities  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to field of special education. Focus on historical overview, definitions and terminology in basic areas of exceptionality; etiological factors in exceptionality; developmental and learning characteristics of each area of exceptionality;and educational settings and strategies employed in special education including Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. Review of current educational laws and policies affecting special education.

Prerequisite: 9 hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 586  Introduction to Learning Analytics  (3 credit hours)  

As the use of digital resources continues expand in education, an unprecedented amount of new data is becoming available to educational researchers and practitioners. In response, Learning Analytics (LA) has emerged over the past decade as an interdisciplinary field encompassing Learning (e.g. educational technology, learning and assessment sciences), Analytics (e.g. visualization, computer/data sciences), and Human-Centered Design (e.g. usability, participatory design). This course will provide students with an overview of the field, examples of its use in educational contexts, and applied experience with widely adopted tools and techniques for working with and exploring data. As participants gain experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of data throughout the course, they will be better prepared help educational organizations understand and improve learning and the contexts in which learning occurs.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 587  Machine Learning in Education  (3 credit hours)  

This class is meant to teach the practical side of machine learning for applications in mining educational data. There will be a heavy project focus, and when you have completed the course, you should be fully prepared to attack new problems using machine learning in the field of education.

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 588  Text Mining in Education  (3 credit hours)  

This course will provide students with an overview of text mining as an analytical approach in education research, examples of its use in educational contexts, and applied experience with widely adopted tools and techniques (e.g. topic modeling and sentiment analysis). Students develop practical skills in the collection, analysis, and reporting of text data form sources such as Learning Management Systems, social media, and other online sources. Students can complete projects using a programming approach with R, a popular free open source software program for data science, or using non-programming point-and-click tools (i.e., SAS Visual Text Analytics).

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 589  Analyzing Learning Networks  (3 credit hours)  

Although social network analysis and its educational antecedents date back to the early 1900s, the popularity of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook have raised awareness of and renewed interests in networks and their influence. As the use of digital resources continues expand in education, data collected by these educational technologies has also greatly facilitated the application of network analysis to teaching and learning. This introductory course is designed to prepare researchers and practitioners to apply network analysis in order to better understand and improve student learning and the contexts in which learning occurs. This course will provide students with an overview of social network theory, examples of network analysis in educational contexts, and applied experience with widely adopted tools and techniques. As participants gain experience in the collection, analysis, and reporting of data throughout the course, they will be better prepared help educational organizations understand and improve both

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 603  Advanced Seminar In Literacy Research  (3-6 credit hours)  

Critical analyses of research and methodology in reading comprehension processes and strategies for comprehension and retention of written discourse. Opportunity for design and conduct of a research project in reading or related area.

Prerequisite: ECI 648

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 606  Seminar on Teacher as Learner: Developmental Theory, Research and Practice  (3 credit hours)  

Analysis of major contemporary theories and research of learning and development as a basis for individual and organizational change and development in educational settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing (6 hrs course work at 500-level)

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 607  Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Education  (3 credit hours)  

Application and analysis of research and scholarship in multicultural education and topics related to effective schools for contemporary culturally diverse student populations in K-12 settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ECI 500

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 620  Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 630  Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction  (1-3 credit hours)  

Independent curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 640  Practicum In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with curriculum and instruction or educational supervision.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 641  Practicum In Mentoring and Coaching  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in which participants become mentor to a student teacher or a teacher in a school system.

Prerequisite: ECI 705, Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 645  Supervised Practicum in Literacy  (3 credit hours)  

Supervised teaching experience with school-aged children identified as having reading difficulties. Students use diagnostic assessment data to design, implement, and evaluate individualized literacy instruction. Emphasis is placed on research-informed practices of intensified instruction embedded within engaging and authentic literacy experiences.

Prerequisite: ECI 540, ECI 541 and ECI 543; Graduate standing in College of ED

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 647  Practicum in Business and Marketing Education  (3 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with business and marketing education.

Prerequisite: ECI 569

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 648  Practicum in Special Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with teaching children and adolescents with disabilities.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 650  Internship In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with curriculum development and/or educational supervision.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 652  Field-Based Applications of Learning Design and Technology  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities to design, test, and revise learning design and technology solutions in authentic, field-based settings.

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 654  Internship In Elementary Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with elementary grades education.

Prerequisite: 3 hrs. grad.-level elementary education course work, Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 656  Internship In Middle Grades Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with the education of young adolescents.

Prerequisite: ECI 550, ECI 551, Graduate standing in College. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 657  Internship in Business and Marketing Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advance professional development in contexts concerned with business and marketing education. Requires instructor approval.

Prerequisite: ECI 561

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 658  Internship In Special Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with special education.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 681  Seminar in Special Education Literacy  (3 credit hours)  

A case study approach is used in the seminar that requires the application of assessment techniques and instructional intervention methodologies in literacy for K-12 students with disabilities. Assigned activities require access to and experience in schools and/or related settings. This seminar is designed to be completed during the last half of the graduate program. It is restricted to graduate students in SPE, SPL, SPM, SPB or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: ECI 540 or ECI 541 and ECI 581, ECI 585

ECI 682  Spe Ed Seminar in Teaching Numerical Concepts  (3 credit hours)  

This seminar is designed to prepare special education teachers to provide empirically supported instruction in numerical concepts and skills to students with disabilities in special education and general education settings. Particular attention will be paid to student characteristics that impact learning in arithmetic and mathematics and to addressing state and national curriculum standards using instructional organization and strategies that have been shown through research to be effective for this population. Field work in schools and/or related settings is required. Restricted to students in SPE, SPB, SPL, SPM or by consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 683  Seminar in Special Education Learning Strategies  (3 credit hours)  

This seminar is designed to prepare special education teachers to evaluate and teach empirically supported learning strategies to students with disabilities in special education and collaborative settings. Particular attention will be paid to learning strategies shown to help students with disabilities organize, learn, and apply facts, skills and routines that provide access to and mastery of critical information across the curriculum. Field work in schools and/or related settings is required. Restricted to graduate students in SPE, SPB, SPL, SPM or consent of instructor.

Prerequisite: ECI 585

ECI 685  Master's Supervised Teaching  (1-3 credit hours)  

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the studnet in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 688  Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration  (1 credit hours)  

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 689  Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration  (3 credit hours)  

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 690  Master's Examination  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 692  Research Projects In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-3 credit hours)  

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Prerequisite: ELP 532

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 693  Master's Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 695  Master's Thesis Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 696  Summer Thesis Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 699/ELP 699/EMS 699/EOE 699/EAC 699/ECD 699  Master's Thesis Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.

Prerequisite: Master's student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 700  Curriculum Theory and Development  (3 credit hours)  

Theory and research in behavioral sciences and education designed to provide theoretical background for development of elementary and secondary curricula. Exploration of knowledge base and skills for critical review of curricula and instructional materi

Prerequisite: 9 sem. hrs. graduate PSY, ECI 502, ECI 514

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 705  Instructional Coaching and Supervision Of Teachers  (3 credit hours)  

Theory, research and practice of the professional role of a supervisor in the development of the effective and self-analytic teacher: pre-service (student teacher) and in-service (beginning and experienced teacher). For persons with at least two years of teaching experience in K-12 schools.

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 709  Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 711  Computer Applications and Curriculum Integration  (3 credit hours)  

Use and evaluation of existing educational software, research findings with respect to integration of computers and new technologies in instruction.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 714  Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Emphasis on use and evaluation of existing educational software and research findings with respect to uses of computers in instruction.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 715  Internet Applications and Web Page Design in Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Instructional design principles underlying development of microcomputer-based instructional software and accompanying materials and programming principles and their implementation in courseware development. Additional topics include authoring languages, programming languages and graphics.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 716  Design and Evaluation Of Instructional Materials  (3 credit hours)  

Characteristics and selection of various media for instruction and their use in educational settings. Design and production of instructional materials. Analysis of research in the field. Individualized projects and assignments. Application of grounded r

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 717  Advanced Multimedia Design and Applications in Instruction  (3 credit hours)  

Advanced study and application of instructional design principles underlying development, evaluation, and integration of multimedia and hypermedia in K-12 settings.

Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 718  Digital Learning Program and Staff Development  (3 credit hours)  

Study and application of principles related to digital learning program planning, facilities and resource management, and staff development in K-12 settings.

Prerequisite: ECI 511, ECI 514, ECI 515, ECI 642

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 719  Special Problems in Learning Design and Technology  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in Learning Design and Technology selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 720  The Teaching Of Composition  (3 credit hours)  

For classroom teachers. Practical field-tested ideas to help students improve as writers by focusing on composition as a process as well as a product. Activities for teaching prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, grammar and evaluating with suggestions for individual and group learning. Writing in content areas and composition research/ theory.

Prerequisite: 9 hrs. of ED, PSY and/or ENG; to take this course in sum. as part of Capital Area Writing Project, student must apply and be selected

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 721  Technology and Informal Learning Environments  (3 credit hours)  

Survey of theory and research grounding popular informal after-school technology environments, such as computer clubhouses, music studios, video clubs, coding camps, robotics clubs, and makerspaces. Examination of strategies for planning experiential, hands-on activities supportive of informal learning, sourcing necessary materials, outfitting spaces, facilitating student design and collaboration, and engaging the community and other resources to sustain facilities/clubs.

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 722  Theory and Research in Distance Education  (3 credit hours)  

Introduction to distance education foundations, models, and underlying theories. Analysis of distance education research findings, research and evaluation methods, and management in varied settings--virtual schools, higher education, continuing education, and corporate e-learning. Application of distance education standards and research-based findings to the design of original course plans and materials prototypes, including appropriate recommendations for online teaching and community building, online student support, and online student assessment.

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 727  Special Problems in Social Studies Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in social studies education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 729  Special Problems in English Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in English education selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hours of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 745  Literacy Theory and Research  (3 credit hours)  

Advanced study of theoretical models of reading, research issues in reading and in other language processes. In-depth theoretical models of reading. Emphasis on critical examination and analysis of research investigating reading acquisition, maturereading behavior and related language processes.

Prerequisite: ECI 540

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 801  Seminar In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-3 credit hours)  

Consideration of contemporary issues, trends and recent research and development findings in curriculum and instruction.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 803  Advanced Seminar In Literacy  (3 credit hours)  

Critical analyses of research and methodology in reading comprehension processes and strategies for comprehension and retention of written discourse. Opportunity for design and conduct of a research project in reading or related area.

Prerequisite: ECI 545

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 804  Seminar On Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Research and Treatment  (3-6 credit hours)  

Critical analysis of theory, research and interventions in Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity-Disorder. Reading and synthesization of literature and student-led class discussions of such topics as characteristics, diagnosis, etiology, long-term outcomes and management of ADHD.

Prerequisite: 9 hrs. grad. credit in PSY or SPE

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 806  Seminar on Teacher as Learner: Developmental Theory, Research and Practice  (3-6 credit hours)  

Analysis of major contemporary theories and research of learning and development as a basis for individual and organizational change and development in educational settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing (6 hrs course work at 500-level)

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 807  Advanced Seminar in Multicultural Education  (3 credit hours)  

Application and analysis of research and scholarship in multicultural education and topics related to effective schools for contemporary culturally diverse student populations in K-12 settings.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and ECI 500

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 820  Special Problems In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

In-depth study of topical problems in curriculum and instruction selected from areas of current concern to practitioners in education.

Prerequisite: Six hrs. of ED or PSY

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 830  Independent Study in Curriculum and Instruction  (1-3 credit hours)  

Independent curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 840  Practicum In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with curriculum and instruction or educational supervision.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 841  Practicum In Mentoring and Coaching  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in which participants become mentor to a student teacher or a teacher in a school system.

Prerequisite: ECI 705, Graduate standing in College of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall only

ECI 847  Practicum in Business and Marketing Education  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised practical experiences in schools and area agencies concerned with business and marketing education.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 850  Internship In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities for advanced professional development in contexts concerned with curriculum development and/or educational supervision.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 851  Internship In Mentoring  (1-6 credit hours)  

Supervised opportunities teaching educational personnel in local school systems how to serve as mentors to their colleagues.

Prerequisite: ECI 845 and ECI 705, Graduate standing in Col. of ED and PSY

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 880  Directed Study in Curriculum and Instruction  (1-6 credit hours)  

Curriculum or research project in curriculum and instruction under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 885  Doctoral Supervised Teaching  (1-3 credit hours)  

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 890  Doctoral Preliminary Examination  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who are preparing for and taking written and/or oral preliminary exams.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall and Spring

ECI 892  Research Projects In Curriculum and Instruction  (1-3 credit hours)  

Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.

Prerequisite: ELP 732

Typically offered in Spring only

ECI 893  Doctoral Supervised Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 895  Doctoral Dissertation Research  (1-9 credit hours)  

Dissertation research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer

ECI 896  Summer Dissertation Research  (1 credit hours)  

For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Summer only

ECI 899  Doctoral Dissertation Preparation  (1-9 credit hours)  

For students who have completed all credit hour, tull-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.

Prerequisite: Doctoral student

Typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer