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EDCI
Education, Curriculum & Instruction


EDCI 501   EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS I

EDCI 502   EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS II

EDCI 504   ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION

EDCI 505   FOUNDATION OF ACTION RESEARCH IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

EDCI 506   APPLIED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

EDCI 507   QUALITATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

EDCI 508   ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

EDCI 509   IMPLEMENTING ACTION RESEARCH IN TEACHING AND LEARNING

EDCI 510   ISSUES & TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION

EDCI 511   IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH ENHANCEMENT

EDCI 512   WRITING AND ITS IMPROVEMENT

EDCI 514   MENTORING NEW TEACHERS

EDCI 518   MASTER TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS

EDCI 520   VISUAL ARTS & LEARNING (Replaces EDEL 532)

EDCI 522   INFORMATION RESOURCES & SERVICES

EDCI 525   IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE

EDCI 531   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION

EDCI 532   GENERAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM

EDCI 533   MIDDLE YEARS SCHOOL

EDCI 534   LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION

EDCI 535   NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION

EDCI 536   CONSTRUCTION OF CURRICULUM

EDCI 537   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION

EDCI 540   AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES FOR EDUCATORS

EDCI 541   HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

EDCI 542   CREATIVE PROCESSES IN EDUCATION

EDCI 544   PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION

EDCI 545   ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION IN SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS

EDCI 546   THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

EDCI 547   INFORMATION INQUIRY AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

EDCI 548   MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

EDCI 549   APPLICATIONS OF LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

EDCI 551   EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: TEACHING, LEARNING, AND LEADERSHIP

EDCI 562   SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN LITERACY

EDCI 564   THE COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO

EDCI 571   IN-SERVICE EDUCATION

EDCI 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

EDCI 577   INTERNSHIP OPI TEACHER CERTIFICATION

EDCI 588   PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDCI 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

EDCI 590   MASTER'S THESIS

EDCI 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

EDCI 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

EDCI 594   SEMINAR

EDCI 598   INTERNSHIP

EDCI 607   QUANTITATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

EDCI 608   ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

EDCI 690   DOCTORAL THESIS



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

EDCI 501 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS I
F,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216, graduate standing or consent of instructor
-- The application of statistical processes to the analysis of educational data. Educational problems that require hypothesis testing, regression, estimation and the T-distribution, analysis of frequencies, and ANOVA in their solution will be included.

EDCI 502 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS II
S 3 cr. or On Demand. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 501.
-- The application of statistical processes to the analysis of educational data. Educational problems that apply multifactor ANOVA, multiple comparison techniques, ANCOVA, multiple regression, and factor analysis in their solution are included.

EDCI 504 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Evaluation as an ongoing process in education. This course will engage students in a discussion regarding the construction, selection and use of criterion-referenced, norm-referenced, and alternative assessment methods. In addition, students will be involved in special projects which allow them to explore evaluation at the classroom and program levels.

EDCI 505 FOUNDATION OF ACTION RESEARCH IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- This course presents an overview of classroom-based research for practicing teachers. Students will explore the role of action research in teacher professional development, and review multiple models and methods for action research. Participants will gain experience in data collection and, analysis, and will prepare an action research proposal.

EDCI 506 APPLIED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Students are introduced to systematic scientific inquiry, its purpose in an educational environment, the different approaches to conducting educational research, and the major components of an educational research study. Providing a foundation for further study of research methodologies, students will identify and evaluate existing literature on a topic and conduct an educational research study. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDCI 507 QUALITATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
S or On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and EDCI 506.
-- This course explores the implications and application of the qualitative research paradigm to systematic inquiry within the field of education. Methods used in qualitative research including techniques of data collection, analysis, and reporting will be reviewed. Students will plan and complete a qualitative research project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDCI 508 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
-- An examination of theory and research related to the diverse learning and motivation needs of K-12 students. Practical implications for effective teaching will be identified throughout the course.

EDCI 509 IMPLEMENTING ACTION RESEARCH IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 505 or another foundational course in action research.
-- In this course, students will implement the research design created in EDCI 505 or in a similar course. This will include developing and refining techniques for gathering classroom data, using multiple strategies for data analysis , and communicating the research results in a professional report and in presentation to more than one audience (e.g. other educators, community members.)

EDCI 510 ISSUES & TRENDS IN SOCIAL STUDIES INSTRUCTION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Treats current issues & trends in social studies teaching and learning, with special focus on the social and political forces driving change in social studies education and the responses from the research and practice communities.

EDCI 511 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN HEALTH ENHANCEMENT
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495.
-- Health enhancement curriculum content, integration concepts amongst instructional topics such as: skill acquisition, physical fitness, nutrition, mental health, sexuality and drug and alcohol education. Identification and development of appropriate value orientation and curriculum framework for health enhancement instructional design activities.

EDCI 512 WRITING AND ITS IMPROVEMENT
Su alternate years, 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Advanced study in language arts pedagogy. Special attention is given to the writing process.

EDCI 514 MENTORING NEW TEACHERS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- This course examines research relevant to the process of mentoring new teachers and supporting their professional development. Course content explores skills necessary for successful mentoring, the professional development needs of new teachers, and development of tools for monitoring and evaluation.

EDCI 518 MASTER TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR SCIENCE EDUCATORS
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- A professional development class for practicing science educators to learn master teaching strategies to engage grade 6 - 12 students learning science. Intended as a "gateway" online class for teachers interested in exploring an online course in consideration of the MSSE degree. Course an elective for the MSSE degree.

EDCI 520 VISUAL ARTS AND LEARNING
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Explores the importance of art in the lives of children and adolescents while finding ways to include art experiences in an integrated curriculum. Emphasizes philosophical and cultural groundings for teaching art, studio experiences and research potentials.

EDCI 522 INFORMATION RESOURCES AND SERVICES
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A course in the use of information resources in research, reference, integration, and online learning. Topics include the use and evaluation of traditional and electronic information resources, design and selection of information resources for classrooms and libraries. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 525 IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN SCIENCE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495 OR EDU 497.
-- This course focuses on theoretical and practical concerns in science education. Research, conceptual frameworks and policy issues will be introduced, as well as teaching and learning activities for elementary and secondary science classrooms.

EDCI 531 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN EDUCATION
Su 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course is designed to establish the necessary social, technical, and research, foundations for cohort groups in the Masters degree program. This course will examine critical issues in education including advanced pedagogy, Indian Education for All, and school law.

EDCI 532 GENERAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- A survey of developments in curriculum theory and the role of curriculum reform in school improvement initiatives. Also treated is the relationship between curriculum reform and implementation.

EDCI 533 MIDDLE YEARS SCHOOL
Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495, graduate standing.
-- History, philosophy and organization of Junior High and Middle schools, emphasizing curriculum and instruction based on the characteristics and needs of 10 to 13 year olds.

EDCI 534 LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 330, EDU 431, teaching experience.
-- Current theory and techniques in assessment of reading. Emphasis on instructional strategies and assessment tools developing the literacy of all students. A practicum is included.

EDCI 535 NEEDS ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 532 or EDLD 540 or EDLD 501 or EDLD 505, graduate standing.
-- Understanding the strategies and techniques for determining educational needs in a variety of settings, and disseminating and utilizing the data and information for program planning and development.

EDCI 536 CONSTRUCTION OF CURRICULUM
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- The development and evaluation of curriculum based on psychological and social foundations of curriculum, curriculum theory, developmental models, design issues, purposes, implementation plans and techniques for assessing the impact of curriculum change.

EDCI 537 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- This seminar style course focuses on current problems and controversial issues in science education. Emphasis is placed on those issues which relate directly to science teaching, learning and curriculum. Students investigate a variety of issues especially as they relate to their own teaching practices and student learning in their classroom.

EDCI 540 AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES FOR EDUCATORS
Su,F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or the consent of the instructor.
-- To equip teachers with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to meet Indian Education for All requirements. Instruction pertains to the history, traditions, customs, values, beliefs, and contemporary affairs of American Indians, particularly tribal groups in the Northern Plains Region.

EDCI 541 HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- In its classical obligation, philosophy meant "a love of learning." This course traces the growth of cultural and intellectual awareness in human civilizations and examines how we humans learned to create tools for the mind. Teachers learn to see the nature of formal cultural systems in the way they developed, and to recognize the central concepts that are the key to learning any subject.

EDCI 542 CREATIVE PROCESSES IN EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 495, Graduate Standing.
-- Reviews historical and current issues in art education, aesthetic education and related areas which inform how we know our world and construct meaningful ways to pursue creative endeavors. Emphasizes documentation and research while acknowledging growth as teachers and artists.

EDCI 544 PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- An examination of contemporary educational issues using the perspectives of traditional and contemporary philosophical documents.

EDCI 545 ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION IN SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370 or equivalent and graduate standing.
-- In this course students learn application of descriptive and subjective cataloging content and procedures including: Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress headings, AACR II rules, and examine technology issues for automation and management of library holdings. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 546 THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370 or equivalent and graduate standing.
-- This course will examine the management and leadership role of the school library media specialist and how the library media center fits into the educational setting. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 547 INFORMATION INQUIRY AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370 or equivalent and graduate standing.
-- This course presents prospective school library media specialists with content and strategies for working with teachers to incorporate information literacy and media literacy into a changing curriculum and explore information inquiry models. Also included are topics affecting change in libraries and education such as: filtering, censorship, digital ethics, new technologies and other topics as relevant to inquiry and integration. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 548 MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370 or equivalent and graduate standing.
-- Students learn the management, development, use, and evaluation of materials for building library collections in K-12 library media centers. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 549 APPLICATIONS OF LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDU 370 or equivalent and Graduate standing.
-- This course presents an overview of materials for educational, informational, and literary use by children and young adults (YA) with an emphasis on critical selection and analysis, knowledge of age-level developmental stages, and motivational techniques in libraries. Restricted to BATE Library Media program students.

EDCI 551 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: CREATIVE INTEGRATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Strategies to harness the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning while promoting 21st century skills, productivity, assessment and communication.

EDCI 562 SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN LITERACY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 531.
-- This course introduces graduate students in education to contemporary theories and research in literacy studies, with a specific focus on critical literacy.

EDCI 564 THE COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO
Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: For NPTT candidates: EDCI 552, EDCI 553, EDCI 554, EDCI 555, EDCI 556, EDCI 558, EDCI 559.
-- This course provides advanced training on the preparation of a professional teaching portfolio for candidates in the NPTT program or final project portfolio in the practitioner stand of the master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction. Based upon the standards and practices established by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the Interstate New Teacher Assistance and Support Consortium (INTASC), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) these portfolios are designed to provide comprehensive evidence of effectiveness in practice, the habit of reflection, and a command of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of professional educators as developed in the student's graduate program. Portfolios developed in this course may in turn serve as the basis for the student's comprehensive exam.

EDCI 571 IN-SERVICE EDUCATION
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. RCT/DIS/LAB
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and employment by sponsoring school organization.
-- An approved supervised group study of an educational problem within a local school supervised by an MSU faculty member which culminates in a special report to be filed with the local district and the Department of Education.

EDCI 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, EDCI 506
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

EDCI 577 INTERNSHIP OPI TEACHER CERTIFICATION
F,S,Su 1 IND 1
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An internship course restricted to OPI teacher certification students.

EDCI 588 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. May be repeated; maximum 3 cr.
-- Courses offered on a one-time basis to fulfill professional development needs of in service educators. A specific focus is given to each course which is appropriately subtitled.

EDCI 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. TUT Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the department head.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

EDCI 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing. Restricted Entry: Requires contract with major advisor.

EDCI 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

EDCI 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

EDCI 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level that are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

EDCI 598 INTERNSHIP
F,S,Su 1 - 12 cr. IND Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with a school, agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

EDCI 607 QUANTITATIVE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
F or On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 502, EDCI 506, graduate standing.
-- This course explores the implications of and application of the quantitative research paradigm to systematic inquiry within the field of education. The course includes quantitative designs, design-related data collection and management methodologies, appropriate data analysis and writing strategies, and the role of quantitative research in decision-support. Students will plan and complete a quantitative research project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

EDCI 608 ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: EDCI 502, EDCI 507, EDCI 607.
-- Doctoral Students will operationalize a research plan proposed in EDCI 507 or EDCI 607. Specifically, they will refine their research proposals to produce a dissertation proposal that is defensible by piloting research procedures, data collection methods, data analysis techniques, and presentation of results in written and oral formats.

EDCI 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing. Restricted Entry: Requires contract with major advisor. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

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