Mar 30, 2023  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 404 - Curriculum Planning and Instruction

5 Credits

Students will plan and/or adapt standards-based and learner-centered curricula  with a particular focus on: recognizing what students know and can do, and are learning to do; prioritizing the most important understandings and core concepts informed by state and national standards; using their knowledge of students’ assets to inform planning; and designing instructional strategies, learning tasks, and assessments to support students’ learning and language use in line with academic and developmental standards.  Students will explore strategies for collaborating with families, neighborhoods, and/or communities in support of student learning.

Pre-requisite(s) ENGL& 101 min. 2.0
Program Admission Required Yes Admitted Program BAS - EDUC

Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Evening, Online, Weekend
Designed to Serve BAS in Teaching students.
Active Date 20200330T21:15:05

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
Course Outline
Backward Design Understanding by Design 

  • Year-Long Plans & Curriculum Maps 

  •  Purpose of using Backward Design Making documents public 


Writing unit plans 

  • Essential Questions Planning for student success 



  • Authentic assessments 

  • Using evidence to anchor curriculum units & guide instruction 


Determining the extent of student understanding 

  • Grading and reporting practices that support learning

Instructional Best Practices 

  • Collecting evidence 

  • Using evidence to support academic excellence 

  • High-leverage teaching practices

Student Learning Outcomes
Plan and/or adapt standards-based curricula in ways that are personalized to the diverse needs of each student.

Demonstrate ability to align instruction to the learning standards and outcomes so all students know the learning targets and their progress towards meeting them.

Plan and/or adapt learner centered curricula that engage students in a variety of culturally responsive, developmentally, and age appropriate strategies.

Demonstrate ability to incorporate tools of language development into planning and instruction, including strategies for making content accessible to English language learners and for evaluating and supporting their development of English proficiency.

Plan and or adapt curricula that are standards driven so students develop understanding and problem-solving expertise in the content area using reading, written and oral communication, and technology.

Effectively integrate technology to create technologically proficient learners.

Demonstrate ability to access resources, supports, and specialized assistance and services to meet particular learning differences or needs, including students’ families and communities.

Demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge and skills developed through field experiences with the content of the program’s coursework by reflecting on practicum experience.

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