Education – Curriculum and Instruction

EDUC 6011 (3-3-0) Defense of Degree

Because of Dallas Baptist University’s quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate’s personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

Degree-seeking students in the College of Education will be expected to present their Defense of Degree to the Educator Preparation Board for assessment as evidence of program success during their final semester. Candidates are to follow the Defense of Degree guidelines provided by the College of Education.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer.

EDUC 6313 (3-3-0) Assessment to Improve Learning: Formative Assessments and Continuous Improvement.

This course will help students understand what is needed in order for a school district to have a system in place that provides quality data that will guide systemic improvement in design and delivery of the district curriculum and improved student learning.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Spring, Online.

EDUC 6315 (3-3-0) Internship in Curriculum and Instruction (S-L)

The Curriculum and Instruction Internship is designed to allow students to engage in practical, on-the-job, supervised, and evaluated field experiences that provide the foundation for success in skills associated with curriculum planning, instructional leadership, professional development, and specialized content training. Students will develop conceptual and professional skills through their experiences at a field site as they integrate theory and practice through a field-based training approach with a practicing curriculum leader. Specific activities and assignments will be determined collaboratively by the student, the school supervisor, and the University supervisor to ensure that the intern obtains practical experience consistent with the expectations of a curriculum and instruction specialist. This internship will serve as a culminating experience for MEDCI students to become outstanding curriculum and instruction professionals in a field of specialization. A candidate must earn a final grade of B (3.0, minimum) in the practicum/internship course in order to receive credit. If not, the course will need to be repeated. This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring.

EDUC 6318 (3-3-0) Leading for Learning

This course explores the models, management techniques, and group process of staff development and instructional coaching, including learning multiple strategies and techniques for advancing successful professional learning.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Periodically, Online.