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EDCIT 500: Diverse Learners and Equitable Learning Environments

Description: This course focuses on the diversity of learners and considers the historical struggle for equity and excellence in educating all students. Concepts of social justice, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, culture, privilege, institutional racism, poverty, and wealth will be examined.

EDCIT 510: Advanced Human Growth and Developmental Theories

Description: This course focuses on three domains of child development (physical, cognitive, and social-emotional) of K-12 children with a focus on the learning process as it relates to content areas, classroom activities and practices, and motivation.

EDCIT 520: Student Centered Curriculum/Instruction

Description: This course focuses on instruction that places students at the center of learning (e.g. Universal Design, Project Based Learning) to increase motivation, improve retention of knowledge, promote deeper conceptual understanding, and develop more positive attitudes toward the subject(s) being taught.

EDCIT 530: Advanced Foundations of American Education

Description: This course examines how the social, political, historical, economic, legal, philosophical, and pedagogical factors influence teaching and leading in contemporary schools in a democratic society.

EDCIT 550: Analysis of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Description: This course focuses on the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices that maximize student learning.

EDCIT 540: Educational Research & Analysis

Description: This course provides an introduction to research and evaluation in the field of education with an emphasis on the development of skills needed to utilize research in practical situations. Topics include understanding, analyzing, and interpreting qualitative and quantitative educational research.

Educational Technology Core (4 Courses)

EDCIT 560: Exploring and Evaluating Digital Tools for K-12

Description: The primary focus of this course is to introduce the multitude of technology tools, software, and hardware currently used in K-12 classrooms so that informed decisions can be made about the use, purpose, and benefits and disadvantages of using such technology in the classroom. Topics will include: educational computer software, application software, instructional software, and educational hardware.

EDCIT 570: Introduction to Innovative Digital Instruction

Description: This introductory course focuses on the current models of digital instruction used in K-12 classrooms.

Prerequisite: EDCIT 560: Exploring and Evaluating Digital Tools for K-12

EDCIT 580: Applying and Integrating Digital Technology in K-12 I (3 Hour Course and Co-taught)

Description: Using the current models of digital technology, this course focuses on the application and integration of digital technology in the K-12 classroom. This includes learning how to create and use appropriate digital tools and software to create two subject area summative projects using two of the current models of digital instruction.

Prerequisite: EDCIT 560: Exploring and Evaluating Digital Tools for K-12 and EDCIT 570: Introduction to Innovative Digital Instruction

EDCIT 590: Applying and Integrating Digital Technology in K-12 II (3 Hour Course and Co-taught)

Description: This course is a continuation of Applying and Integrating Digital Technology in K-12 1 that focuses on the application and integration of digital technology in the K-12 classroom. This course continues with the creation of two subject area summative projects using two other current models of digital instruction.

Prerequisite: EDCIT 560: Exploring and Evaluating Digital Tools for K-12, EDCIT 570: Introduction to Innovative Digital Instruction, and EDCIT 580: Applying and Integrating Digital Technology in K-12 I