The purpose of this course is to provide teachers and administrators with a solid historical and philosophical curriculum foundation in order to prepare them to be leaders of K-12 curriculum development and design. Students will examine numerous historical, theoretical and philosophical approaches to the foundations of curriculum design. Students will explore components of curriculum design and implementation as they relate to local and state curriculum issues and trends. Students will gain knowledge of approaches to the curriculum process, the nature of the subject matter, and how society/culture and learners contribute to the curriculum. Students will analyze curriculum evaluation strategies and curriculum-based assessment in terms of the effect of the curriculum on students and the school community.
- Credits: 3
- Offered: Fall, Spring