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ED 431. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Credits: 2
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Curriculum, instruction and assessment in the PreK-12 setting. Inclusive and responsive approaches for middle level and high school classrooms. Teacher identity; creating safe learning communities; complex, student-centered lesson design with varied instruction; interdisciplinary curricula; and authentic assessment.
Prerequisites: ED 300, CPSY 361, Completion of NES Basic Skills Tests or equivalent
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Examine the role of racial, gender, and professional identity in the work of teachers.
2. Employ multiple methods for learning about students backgrounds, interests and lives.
3. Describe inclusive and responsive teaching at the middle and high school levels.
4. Delineate the characteristics of a participatory democratic classroom environment.
5. Employ various communication and relationship-building strategies to be used with students, peers, school employees and parents/community members.
6. Apply language development and literacy knowledge to teaching in specific content areas.
7. Create inclusive and equitable curricula and assessments based on learner needs.
8. Use a variety of interdisciplinary instructional strategies based on learner needs.






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