The McDaniel College Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) program engages teachers and staff developers in designing, implementing, and evaluating curricula. Current theories, research, and technology are applied to the improvement of the learning process at all levels from Pre-K through college. A critical program objective is to assist teachers in making practical applications of recent educational research in their actual classroom practice.
Candidates may select focus areas in *Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction, Adaptations for Special Needs, *Computer Applications in the Instructional Process, *Teaching Strategies for Students with Limited English Proficiency, or in the content areas.
*Some courses could count for Maryland course count certification in these areas.
* Couples a solid foundation in the key issues of curricular development with flexible requirements that enable students to pursue individual interests.
* May be completed at several off-campus locations, including Arundel Mills and Southern Maryland. Note that special cohort groups are frequently formed in cooperation with Maryland school systems.
* Offers courses at times convenient for working adults.
Program of Study
Seven Required Core Courses
*required for matriculation
**one other CUR course is required for matriculation. CUR 503 is recommended.
CUR 501* Curriculum Trends and Issues
EDU 550* Introduction to Research Methodology
CUR 503** Learning and Instruction
CUR 505 Differentiation and Technology
CUR 509 Monitoring and Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
CUR 512 Curriculum Analysis and Planning
CUR 515 Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction
In conjunction with your advisor, you will select two to four courses from one of these areas:
* Leadership (Some courses count toward Maryland Administration I certification)
* Adaptations for Special Needs (i.e. Courses from Special Education, EDU:520 Survey of English Language Learner)
* Teaching Strategies for Students with Limited English Proficiency (Courses that are recommended for preparing for TESOL certification)
* On-line Teaching and Learning (OTL: 501, 502 and 503 taken in sequence)
* ASL Specialist (Courses specified by the Deaf Education Department)
* Generalist (may include instructional courses and courses from other focus areas)
* The Disciplines (Take courses in the content areas one teaches)
* Student Designed (Particularly for candidates who are not teaching in pre-K-12)
A comprehenisve examination or a written thesis is required for completion of the degree requirements.