EDCI 52003 Theories & Trends (Master’s Completion)

This course focuses on current theories and trends influencing curriculum and instruction. A theory is a plausible or scientifically acceptable general principle or body of principles offered to explain phenomena. It is a belief, policy, or procedure proposed or followed as the basis of action. A trend, on the other hand, is a pattern of gradual change in a condition, output, or process. It reflects a general tendency of a series of moves in a certain direction over time. We will focus on understanding sources of current theories and trends and how they may influence work in curriculum and instruction. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.

Note: In order to enroll in this course, teachers must have completed the Integrated STEM Graduate certificate in the Winter/Spring II 2024 semester.  Only teachers accepted to the Master’s Completion Program may register for this course.  Registration will begin on March 11, 2024, and will be done by a STEM Teach staff member.  Teachers will not register for this course through the STEM Teach portal.

Graduate Certificate: If you are seeking the Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction from Purdue University, the completion of EDCI 52001, 52004, 52002, 52003, and 67900 are required.

Related Offerings: Cohort 1
EDCI 52001 C & I Seminar – 1 credit/EDCI 58500 Multicultural Education – 3 credits (SU I 24)
EDCI 52004 Teachers as Leaders (SU II 24)
EDCI 52002 C & I Seminar II (FA I 24)
EDCI 52003 Theories & Trends (FA II 24)
EDCI 67900 C & I Portfolio/C & I Capstone (W/S I 2025)

Purdue University

Semester: Fall II 2024

Instructor: Krista Primrose – Instructor, Chrystal Johnson – Course Lead

Credit Hours: 3 Graduate

Dates: 10/14/24 – 12/8/24

Location: Online Asynchronous

Teacher Level: Grades K-12

EDCI 52003 Syllabus

Master’s Completion: Yes