Curriculum and Instruction (CI)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
CI 410 Literature, Social Studies, and the Arts in the Elementary School 4 hours. Theory and practice in curriculum development, planning instruction, and assessing learning in elementary classrooms. Literature, social studies, and the arts content foci. 
CI 414 Middle and High School Literacy 3 hours. Focuses on the teaching of reading and writing strategies appropriate for disciplinary learning and expression. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.
CI 464 Bilingualism and Literacy in a Second Language 4 hours. Theoretical foundations of second language acquisition and the teaching of English as second language. Methods and materials for teaching reading and writing in bilingual/ESL settings. Prerequisite(s): CI 481 or ED 258; or consent of the instructor. 
CI 472 Language Proficiency Assessment and ESL Instruction 4 hours. English language proficiency assessment instruments and procedures; effective planning and ESL instructional practices; methods, materials, and technology resources for teaching ESL in K-12 school settings. Prerequisite(s): CI 481 or ED 258; or consent of the instructor. 
CI 480 Technology and Multimedia: Learning Tools in the Classroom 3 OR 4 hours. New technologies to support teaching and learning in pre-college classrooms. Same as SPED 480. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
CI 481 Foundations and Current Issues in Educating English Language Learners 4 hours. Philosophical, theoretical, socio-cultural and educational examination of learning and achievement issues that culturally and linguistically diverse students face in American schools. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above. 
CI 482 Assessment and Instruction: A Multilingual/Multicultural Perspective 4 hours. Methods and materials for teaching English language learners (ELLs) in bilingual/ESL classrooms. Emphasis upon curricular and methodological practices, assessment for academic placement, and instruction. Prerequisite(s): CI 481 or ED 258; or consent of the instructor. 
CI 483 Methodology of TESOL 3 OR 4 hours. Methods of teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing to speakers of English as a second or foreign language. Same as LING 483. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and consent of the instructor.
CI 484 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle School 3 hours. Philosophy, curriculum, and instructional methods for teaching middle grade students (grades five through eight). Content area reading is included. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 255 or both ED 200 and ED 210; or graduate standing and either ED 402 or ED 403, and ED 421;  and approval of the of the College of Education.
CI 494 Special Topics in Curriculum and Instruction 1 TO 4 hours. Exploration of an area not covered in existing course offerings. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.