This course includes the historical, sociological, philosophical, and Psychological examination of school curriculum theories, trends and curriculum construction. During the course, candidates incorporate best practices to be implemented in the classroom environment as a part of the teaching and learning process. This course also explores researched based methods for implementing instruction, and compares and contrasts the work of theorists and scholars who have presented pedagogy according to proven and effective strategies and methodologies. In addition, teacher candidates enhance knowledge of the theoretical framework of curriculum, and transfer theory to practice. As a result of discovering new knowledge about curriculum theories, trends and practice, candidates plan instruction and develop lesson plans based upon knowledge of subject matter, student needs, the community, and curriculum goals in today’s digital environment. Field experience required.
MAT 516 Curriculum and Instruction