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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: EDUC 504
Course Title: Curriculum Design and Evaluation
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

The study of curriculum design from historical precedent to current models of curriculum construction, implementation and evaluation. Prerequisites: Graduate standing, full MAT or M.Ed. status.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Graduate standing, full MAT or M.Ed. status.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

No Day Course Rotation

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Curriculum development: A guide to practice
By Wiles, J. and Bondi, J (Merrill Prentice Hal)
The Sabertooth Curriculum
By Peddiwell, A. (McGraw-Hill)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understands how to make knowledge accessible to all students. (1.1)
  2. Understands how students develop and learn. (1.3)
  3. Demonstrates skill and experience in teaching subject matter and is familiar with gaps and preconceptions students may bring to the subject. (2.2)
  4. Uses diverse instructional strategies to teach for understanding. (2.3)
  5. Delivers effective instruction, moving fluently through a range of instructional strategies, keeping students motivated, engaged and focused. (3.1)
  6. Demonstrates familiarity with learning theories and instructional strategies, and stays abreast of current issues in American education. (4.2)
  7. Works with other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development and staff development. (5.3)
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • History of curriculum development
  • Current models of curriculum development
  • Philosophical and psychological theoretical bases of curriculum¬†development
  • Outside influences of curriculum
  • Organizational approaches to designing curriculum
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Developmental stages of teaches as an influence in curriculum¬†design and implementation.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Kristina Clevenger Date: November 29, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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