Curriculum Development and Instructional Improvement

The focus of this course is to address state level, school district level, building level, and classroom related curriculum issues. The students will examine curriculum theories and will participate in curriculum design, planning, and evaluation related activities. Assessing academic achievement, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and using the assessments for the purpose of instructional improvement will be addressed. Finally, staff development and its relationship to curriculum development and instructional improvement will be a focus of this course. Site based-related activities will be included in this course. Prerequisite: admission to the educational leadership program.