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DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
 
Chair: W. Scott Hopkins (251-380-2894)
Professors: Casteel, Feldman, Shaw
Associate Professor: Rogers
Assistant Professors: Bailey, Broughton, Frederick, Giles, Salyer, Santoli
Emeritus Professor: Culp, Russell
Instructors: Baggett, Byrd, Varden
 
Department of Curriculum and Instruction web site
 
UNDERGRADUATE
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers degree programs for Elementary Education (Grades K-6), and High School. Additionally, the department offers programs for Preschool through Grade Twelve (P-12) teachers in art or music.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Studies (64 hours) For Elementary Education (K-6)
See College of Education General Studies Requirement.
Elementary majors must take BLY 101 and BLY 102 or BLY 121 and BLY 122; MA 201 and two math courses MA 110 or higher; NSE 201 and one science course from CH, GY, or PH.
 
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (K-6)
The program in Elementary Education is designed to prepare teachers for kindergarten through grade six. Satisfactory completion of the program and accompanying tests lead to a recommendation for a Class B Certificate in Elementary Education. Students may also qualify for a Class B Certificate in Early Childhood Education (P-3) through an additional internship placement.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (no grade below “C” in professional studies or teaching field)
In addition to General Studies, the requirements for a B.S. degree in Elementary Education are:
 
Professional Studies (28 hours)  
Curriculum, Teaching, and Media 7 hrs
EEC 345*, 346*; EDM 310, or 312  
 
Educational Foundations 9 hrs
EDF 315 and 211, EPY 251, and SPE 400  
 
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3 hrs
EPY 455*  
 
Internship 9 hrs
EEC 430*  
 
Teaching Field/Curriculum Area (36 hrs)
EEC 332*, 335*, 336*, 337*,
RED 330**, 331*, 333*, AED 301, MUE 301,
PE 166, NSE 201
 
Choose one: HS 262 or 361
 
*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy
**RED 330 must be taken prior to RED 331*
 
SECONDARY EDUCATION
The Department offers degree programs to prepare high school teachers, and preschool through grade twelve (P-12) teachers in art or music.
 
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum General Studies (64 hours)
For High School, and P-12 Programs
See College of Education General Studies Requirements
I. High School Option
  This option is designed to prepare students to teach in high schools.
  A. Professional Studies (33 hours min)
    EDF 315, 211; EPY 251, SPE 400; EDM 310, or 312; EPY 455; SED 340, 341; RED 351; SED 464
  B. Teaching Fields
    Students must select two separate teaching fields or one Comprehensive Teaching Field. One third of the course work in each teaching field must be in the upper-division.
    (1) English Language Arts (Comprehensive Teaching Field, 60 hours)
      EH 102, 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, 236, 371, 372 or 373, nine (9) hours in upper division EH courses, CA 100, 110, 220, 388; RED 352, 458; SED 453; DRA 110, 120 or 130 or 240 or 261 or 460
    (2) Mathematics (Comprehensive Teaching Field, 43 hours)
      CIS 110 or 120 or 150; MA 125, 126, 150, 227, 237, 311, 320, 321, 410, 413; SED 454; ST 210 or ST 315, (three hours electives from MA 238, 267, 316, 318, 332, 334, 335, 354, 367, 414, 434, 436, 437, 451, 458; ST 335, 340, 425 and 470)
    (3) Science
    (a) General Science
      Composite (Comprehensive Teaching Field, 60 hours)
      BLY 121, 122 and twelve (12) hours in upper-division BLY electives; CH 131, 132; GY 111; NSE 403 or pH 101; pH 114 and 115 or 201 and 202; MA 115 or 125; ST 210; SED 456, an additional eight (8) hours in upper division BLY, CH, GY, or pH courses
    (b) Health Education/Biology Option (62 hours)
      HS 170, 262, 263, 351, 361, 362, 460, 463; BLY 121, 122, 205; BMD 114, 115; MA 112; ST 210; SED 456; plus twelve (12) hours in upper division BLY courses.
  (4) Social Science Composite
    (Comprehensive Teaching Field, 57 hrs)
    HY 101, 102, 103, 104 or 262, 135, 136, 477, 478 or 479; PSC 130 or 232; PSC 230 or 250 or 270; SY 109; GEO 115; ECO 300; PSY 120; SED 457; and eighteen (18) hours of approved upper-division electives.
II. Preschool Through Grade 12 Option
  This option is designed to prepare students to teach art or music at any grade level from preschool through grade 12.
  A. Professional Studies (33 hours.)
    EDF 315, 211, EPY 251, and SPE 400, EDM 310, or 312; EPY 455; SED 340, 341; RED 351; SED 470
  B. Teaching Fields
    (1) Art (42 hours)
      ARS 121, 122, 123, 124; ARH 123, AED 440, 441; Select one course from each of three studio areas (choose from painting, ceramics, printmaking, crafts, sculpture, photography, computer art, and commercial design); six (6) hours in upper-division ARH courses; six (6) hours in upper division ARS courses in a single studio field. (A minimum of 15 hours must be in upper-division work.)
    (2) Music
      (a) Instrumental Music
      Check with Music Department for specific courses
      (b) Vocal/Choral Music
      Check with Music Department for specific courses
 
GRADUATE
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers degree programs to prepare teachers for Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3), Elementary Education (Grades K-6), and High School (Grades 6-12), and Preschool through Grade Twelve (P-12) teachers in art and music.
The programs have both general and professional studies components. Requirements for each component include, but are limited to, the following courses or experiences:
 
PROGRAMS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Early Childhood Education provides advanced study for teachers working with children three through eight years of age. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Early Childhood Education Certificate provided they already hold the Class B Professional Early Childhood Certificate.
 
Note: The appropriate advising guide sheets and the assigned departmental advisor should be consulted in all program matters.
 
Candidacy
The special requirements for Admission to Candidacy in Early Childhood Education are:
1. Submission of a test score from one of these tests:
  (a) Graduate Record Examination, or
  (b) Miller Analogies Test
2. Satisfactory completion of the written Candidacy Examination which is administered by the department once each semester. This must be completed prior to eighteen semester hours of course work and after the graduate has taken IDE 510. The exam may be repeated no more than twice. Applications are available in UCOM 3020.
3. Completion of a minimum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate studies with a 3.00 grade-point average.
4. Completion of IDE 510.
 
Comprehensive Examination
After being admitted to Candidacy and completing 36 semester hours of course work, the student must successfully complete a Comprehensive Examination covering all areas of the student’s program. Application forms for the Comprehensive Examination are available in UCOM 3020.
 
Thesis
A student may elect to write a thesis as part of the program. If the student decides to write a thesis, a Thesis Committee will be appointed to work with the student and to evaluate the thesis. (IDE 510 and 620 are required.)
 
Program
The program for the M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is as follows: 36 minimum hours required (24 must be on the 500 level)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 551*, EEC 553*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Select One
EPY 502, EPY 521
C. Research & Evaluation (three hours)***
IDE 510*
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
EEC 535*, 536*, 537*, 550, 552, 554, 555, 556, 557, 560****, 562, 575, 590****, 592, 594, 599, AED 501, RED 530, 531*, 533, 544, 545
E. Electives: (six hours)
SPE 500**
  Free electives to be selected with consent of advisor.
  *Required
  **All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate level.
  ***Students who have previously not completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ****No more than three hours can be applied to the Teaching Field.
 
PROGRAMS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program in Elementary Education provides advanced study for teachers working with children six through eleven years of age. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for the Class A Professional Elementary Education Certificate provided they already hold a Class B Professional Elementary Education Certificate.
 
Note: The appropriate advising guide sheets and the assigned department advisor should be consulted in all program matters.
 
Candidacy
The special requirements for Admission to Candidacy in Elementary Education are:
1. Submission of a test score from one of these tests:
(a) Graduate Record Examination, or
(b) Miller Analogies Test.
2. Satisfactory completion of the written Candidacy Examination which is administered by the department once each semester. This must be completed prior to eighteen semester hours of course work and after the student has taken EEC 522 and 551 and IDE 510. The exam may be repeated no more than twice. Application forms are available in UCOM 3020.
3. Completion of nine (9) semester hours of graduate studies with a 3.00 grade-point average.
 
Comprehensive Examination
After being admitted to Candidacy and completing 36 semester hours of course work, the student must complete successfully a Comprehensive Examination covering all areas of the student’s program. Application forms for the Comprehensive Examination are available in UCOM 3020.
 
Thesis
A student may elect to write a thesis as part of the program. If the student decides to write a thesis, a Thesis Committee will be appointed to work with the student and to evaluate the thesis. (IDE 510 and 620 are required.)
 
Program
The program for the M.Ed. in Elementary Education is the following: 36 minimum hours required (24 must be on 500 level).
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 522*, EEC 523*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Select One
EPY 502, EPY 521
C. Research & Evaluation (three hours)***
IDE 510*
IDE 620 (Thesis Option Only with IDE 510)
D. Teaching Field (18 hours)
EEC 532, 535*, 536*, 537*, 550, 551* 552, 557, 558, 560****, 562, 575, 590****, 592****, 594****, 595, 599, AED 501, RED 530, 531*, 533, 534, 544, 545
  Electives (three hours)
IDE 620 (req of Thesis option only)*
SPE 500**
 
  *Required
  **All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate level.
  ***Students who have not previously completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ***Students who have not previously completed an evaluation course will be required to complete an approved evaluation course in addition to IDE 510.
  ****No more than three hours can be applied to the teaching field.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
After admission to the program, the assigned advisor reviews the student’s record and determines prerequisite course needs as required by the Department. In general, the program requires a minimum of 51 graduate hours and such additional undergraduate courses or experiences as the Department may require. A degree plan sheet is available upon request from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.
The following prerequisite courses are required. Equivalent courses or experiences may be substituted with written approval of the advisor and department chair.
 
Prerequisites
RED 330, RED 333, MA 201, EPY 455, SPE 400
Other courses as the Advisor may require.
In addition to the above prerequisites, students must also have completed three courses in mathematics and four courses in science (natural and physical) at the undergraduate level.
 
Program
The program for the Alternative M.Ed. in Elementary Education is as follows: 51 minimum graduate hours requires (30 must be 500 level).
Students may not enroll for more than 18 hours of degree program course work before achieving Level II (Unconditional) admission status.
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
EEC 522*, EEC 523*
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
EDF 501, or EDF 515 and EPY 502
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
IDE 510   Educ Research & Eval*
D. Technology (three hours)
See Department advisor for approved course.
E. Teaching Field (24 hours)
EEC 532*, 535*, 536*, 537*, 551*, RED 530 or 531*, RED 545*
 
  Remaining or additional hours from the following courses:
  AED 501, EEC 550, 552, 557, 562, 575, EEC 590, RED 545
F. Field Experience (three hours)
EEC 557
G. Clinical Field Experience (six hours)
IDE 597*
(Supervised practice in a school setting in the student’s teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester).
 
*Required Graduate Courses
 
AA CERTIFICATE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
In addition to the Core Courses required for the Instructional Specialist program, the following courses are required for the AA Certificate.
 
Research and Evaluation
EEC 610
 
Teaching Field (15 semester hours)
EEC 601*, EEC 622, EEC 699
Additional approved courses
*Must be taken twice.
 
All certification programs require an introductory special education course if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
PROGRAMS IN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS
M.Ed. programs are designed to enhance and extend the knowledge and qualifications of high school teachers.
Requirements for admission to candidacy in high school education programs are:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of required SED course and IDE 510 with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Successful completion of a candidacy examination.
4. Alabama Class B Professional Certification (or equivalent) must be held by the student.
5. Regular admission in Graduate School and submission of a test score on either the GRE, MAT or NTE.
I. High School
  A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hrs)
SED 552
Specific Course for certificate area:
Language Programs (French,
German, Spanish, Language Arts)

SED 561
Mathematics
SED 563
Science Programs
SED 564
Social Science Programs
SED 562
  B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One
SED 551, EPY 502, EPY 521
Choose One
EDF 501, EDF 515
  C. Research and Evaluation (six hours)
IDE 510
(Prerequisite: EPY 455 or equivalent)
SED 560
  D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Courses selected with advisor approval from student’s teaching field.
    Language Arts: Courses selected with advisor approval from English, Speech, Communication, Drama, and Reading.
    Mathematics: Courses selected with advisor approval from Mathematics.
    Science Programs: Biology: Courses selected with advisor approval from Biology. Science Composite; Courses selected with advisor approval from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Aerospace Education.
    Social Science Programs: History: Courses selected with advisor approval from student’s teaching field. Social Science Composite: Courses selected with advisor approval from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
  E. Electives (three hours)*
 
*All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN HIGH SCHOOL

This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.

Requirements for admission to candidacy in the alternative program:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours of required courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Submission of a test score on either the GRE or MAT.
4. Completion of a candidacy application.
5. Successful completion of at least one semester in the High School Teacher Mentor Program. (Two semesters are required. Additional information on this requirement will be provided by the Department).
6. Regular admission in the Graduate School.
  Students will complete one of the following programs.
I. High School Option
  A. Curriculum and Teaching (nine hrs)
SED 555, SED 559
Appropriate methods course for the teaching specialization.
  B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One
EDF 501, EDF 515
Choose One
EPY 502, EPY 521
  C. Evaluation (three hours)
EPY 455
  D. Survey of Special Education
(three hours)
SPE 500
  E. Reading (three hours)
RED 541
  F. Technology (three hours)
See department advisor for approved course.
  G. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Selected from approved electives in the student’s teaching field. These fields are presently available in this program:
   
Language Arts Composite
General Science Composite
Social Science Composite
Spanish
Biology
Mathematic
French
German
History
  H. Internship (six hours)
IDE 597 Student Teaching
Supervised practice in a school setting in the student’s teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester.
 
AA CERTIFICATE IN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
In addition to the Core Courses required for the Instructional Specialist program, the following courses are required for the AA Certificate.
 
Teaching Field (15 hours)
Selected from approved electives in the student’s teaching field. These fields are presently available in this program:
Language Arts Composite
General Science Composite
Social Science Composite
Biology
Math
History
All certification programs require an introductory special education course if not completed at the undergraduate or master’s level.
 
PROGRAMS IN NURSERY THROUGH GRADE TWELVE (P-12)
Requirements for admission to P-12 programs in the department are:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours in required courses with a grade of “B” or higher (must include IDE 510).
3. Successful completion of a candidacy examination.
4. Alabama Class B Professional Certification (or equivalent) must be held by the student.
5. Regular admission in Graduate School and submission of a test score on either the GRE, MAT or NTE.
 
ART EDUCATION
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
AED 501, AED 502
B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One

EPY 502, EPY 521, SED 551
Choose One
EDF 501, EDF 515
C. Research and Evaluation (six hours)
IDE 510
(Prerequisite: EPY 455 or equivalent)
AED 560
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Art courses selected with advisor approval
E. Electives (three hours)*
*All certification programs require an introductory special education course, if not completed at the undergraduate or Master’s level.
 
ALTERNATIVE M.Ed. IN P-12 PROGRAM
This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level for students interested in pursing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.
Requirements for admission to candidacy in the alternative program:
1. Successful completion of at least nine semester hours of graduate work.
2. Completion of six hours of required courses with a grade of “B” or higher.
3. Submission of a test score on either the GRE or MAT.
4. Successful completion of at least one semester in the High School Teacher Mentor Program (additional information on this requirement will be provided by the Department).
5. Regular admission in the Graduate School. Students will complete one of the following programs.
 
PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 12 OPTION
ART EDUCATION
A. Curriculum and Teaching (12 hours)
SED 555, 559, AED 440, 441
B. Foundations of Education (six hours)
Choose One
EDF 501, 515
Choose One
EPY 502, 521
C. Evaluation (three hours)
EPY 455
D. Survey of Special Education (three hours)
SPE 500
E. Reading (three hours)
RED 541
F. Technology (three hours)
See Department advisor for approved course.
G. Teaching Field (15 hours)
15 hours in approved Art electives
H. Internship (six hours)
IDE 597
Supervised practice in a school setting in the student’s teaching field. The student will work full time in the school for an entire semester.
 
SECONDARY EDUCATION EMPHASIS COURSES *(24 hours)
SED 690 - Special Topics 3 hrs
SED 694 - Directed Study and Research 3 hrs
SED 695 - Internship in Secondary Education 3 hrs
Approved Teaching Field Courses 15 hrs
*(Minimum hours required)  
 
DESCRIPTIONS OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION COURSES:
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL ART EDUCATION (AED) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL ELEMENTARY/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC (EEC) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL NATURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION (NSE) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL READING EDUCATION (RED) COURSES
 
DESCRIPTION OF ALL SECONDARY EDUCATION (SED) COURSES
 
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