Courses offered in the Department of Educational Leadership
EAD 712 Curriculum Development, Assessment and Improvement for the School Administrator. -3 credits
Pre-practicum: 15 hours of directed field-based training required. Development, assessment and improvement of curriculum to engage students in the learning process and prepare them to be active contributors in the information age is a challenge for school administrators nationwide. This course familiarizes students with proven practical techniques, methods and strategies for developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum. Current theories, research and practices of effective teaching, staff development, in-service programs, curriculum design and frameworks are explored. Internet resources and research sites are explored to aid students in understanding the complexities of curriculum development. Students also address different learning styles, cultural awareness, ethnic minorities, equality issues, and the use of community resources while designing and evaluating curriculum.