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EL 623 - Curriculum and Instruction

Format: Online

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3

Transformational leaders — those who ignite passion to actively engage in the course and to continue learning long after they leave it — are fostered by effective administrators and leaders. To be influential, it’s critical you understand instructional curriculum design and instructional strategies, and master the ability to promote effective educational strategies in an organization.

Course Description

EL 623 Curriculum and Instruction, focuses on designing and evaluating curriculum and instructional strategies to create programs to meet the needs of all learners, including adult learners. Current curricular challenges and issues will also be investigated. Additionally, curriculum design models, instructional methodologies, and methods for authentic assessment of learning and learning styles will be explored.

Sample Course Topics

Each week, you will focus on a new centralized topic as it relates to the overall objectives of this course. While weekly topics are subject to change based on course and instructor, sample topics may include but are not limited to the following.

  • What is Backward Design?
  • Understanding and Teaching for Transfer
  • Assessment As, Of and For Learning
  • Feedback for Learning
  • Crafting Meaningful Instruction
  • Learner Engagement
  • Learning Theory
  • Why Design Matters

Your Learning Objectives

Upon completion of EL 623 you will be able to:

  • Examine and apply curriculum design models and instructional strategies in order to teach, train and supervise students and adults.
  • Apply learning theory for instruction.
  • Evaluate and apply curriculum methods of authentic assessment of learning.
  • Create learning experiences that meet the needs of all learners through the development of appropriate curricular and instructional strategies.
  • Use methods for promoting the improvement of educational strategies.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.


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