EDU 555-K-12: Curriculum Design and Development

Examine the theory and practice of the design, development, implementation and evaluation of curricula. Discuss the development of a K-12 curriculum involving a systematic approach to identifying learners needs, establishing goals and objectives, and selecting educational strategies to meet those needs. Explore the impact of educational research on curriculum plans and development. Focus on examination of curriculum standards, state and national influences, diversity issues and curriculum assessments.