Education Curriculum & Instruction Undergraduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

For course syllabi, see the departmental website.

 

ECI  100 STUDY METHODS      (1)

Methods of textbook study, note-taking and test-taking techniques, listening and locational skills, research report writing, and library usage.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units.  

 

ECI  101 READING IMPROVEMENT      (1)

Development of flexible reading rate, improved rate of comprehension, comprehension skills, habits of perception, and an understanding of the reading process.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units.  

 

ECI  199 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

Foundations of intellectual inquiry.  In-depth study of a substantive problem.  Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.

 

ECI  300 MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL     (3)

Teaching of mathematics in the elementary and junior high school; opportunity for the development of instructional materials. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Prerequisite: (MAT 155 and {Elementary Education Milestone or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone}) or International Exchange Student Group

 

ECI  302 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE      (3)

Basis for appreciating, selecting, and presenting the most suitable stories for kindergarten and elementary grades. Lab experience. Satisfies 2 hours required in library science.  

 

ECI  305 EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT      (3)

Dynamics of child development and study of the exceptional child; basic theoretical research formulation relating to development of the child from conception through middle childhood. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.

 

ECI  306 SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL      (3)

Objectives, content, and methodology of elementary science; selection and use of texts, equipment, and supplementary materials.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone

 

ECI  307 SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL      (3)

Role, objectives, and content of the social studies curriculum as well as methodology, selection of materials, and evaluation of social studies learning.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone

 

ECI  308 TEACHER AID PRACTICUM      (1-12)

Field experience in an elementary or secondary school classroom; exposure to and practical experiences in the tasks of a classroom teacher.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  

 

ECI  309 INTEGRATED LITERACY I: DEVELOPMENTAL LITERACY AND LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL      (3)

Language acquisition and emergent literacy from birth through third grade. Examines contexts that support children's language and literacy development.  ECI 310 may be taken concurrently. Contains an assessment that must be passed to be eligible to register for student teaching. Prerequisite:  Elementary Education, BAILS Learning & Pedagogy, BAS Early Childhood, BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group

 

ECI  310 INTEGRATED LITERACY II: READING THEORY, DECODING, AND LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL       (5)

Language and literacy development from kindergarten through eighth grade. Supports children's reading, writing, and language arts pedagogy with current and classic research. 5 hrs. lecture, 1 hr. lab.  ECI 309 may be taken concurrently. Contains an assessment that must be passed to student teach. Prerequisite:  Elementary Education, BAILS Learning & Pedagogy, BSED Early Childhood Milestone or International Exchange Student Group

 

ECI  311 ACTIVITIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION      (3)

Developing creative activities for young children through puppetry and drama, music and dance, movement exploration and play, and arts and crafts; techniques of preparation and use of learning centers, electric response units, and intellectual kits. Lab experience.

 

ECI  312 CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD      (3)

This course covers developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment practices and their relevance within the development and organization of early childhood and primary programs. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  313 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION      (3)

This course prepares educators to support children in gaining control of self.  Emphasis will also be on classroom management practices, building home/school partnerships, and involving parent in education.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  314 EARLY CHILDHOOD MATHEMATICS      (3)

This course focuses on developmentally appropriate math content, processes, methods, skills, and attitudes to be utilized in teaching young children.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.   Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  315 EARLY CHILDHOOD SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES      (3)

This course provides educators with the knowledge necessary to select, teach and assess the content, skills, and attitudes that promote both science, social and civic competencies in early childhood programs.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  316 PLAY EDUCATION      (3)

This course will examine play from birth through age eight by focusing on the social and cognitive benefits of play and its role in children's development.  Letter grade only.   This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Prerequisite: Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood or BAS Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  320 EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULUM      (3)

Curriculum content, organization, and construction for the primary and pre-primary levels. Lab experience.  

 

ECI  321 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM      (3)

Examines curriculum needs of middle-school students, organization of middle schools, and instructional strategies for interdisciplinary middle-school education.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Instructor's consent required.

 

ECI  322 SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM      (3)

Provides preservice teachers with experiences and knowledge necessary to develop and evaluate curriculum plans and materials that meet state and national standards and other educational goals.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Co-convenes with ECI 522.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite:  Secondary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone or SecEd ISTEP Student Group or Sec Ed SITE Student Group

 

ECI  323 THE MIDDLE-SCHOOL CURRICULUM      (3)

Examines curriculum needs of middle-school students, organization of middle schools, and instructional strategies for interdisciplinary middle-school education.  Instructor's consent required.  

 

ECI  330 EVALUATION OF LEARNING: ELEMENTARY      (3)

Principles and techniques of evaluation of achievement in education at the elementary level.  This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education Milestone

 

ECI  340 COMMUNICATION AND LITERACY BLOCK        (12)

Teaching and learning language, reading, and literature in the elementary school.

 

ECI  350 DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY, AND LITERACY IN SECONDARY EDUCATION      (3)

Provides preservice teachers with experiences and knowledge to address the needs of diverse learners using varied technology and appropriate literacy strategies. Includes evaluation of teaching resources.  Co-convenes with ECI 525.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education Program.  Prerequisite:  Secondary Education Milestone or  ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group

 

ECI  351 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY      (1)

Develops competencies in planning, choosing, producing, and using various forms of media and technology. Pass-fail only.

 

ECI  352 MICROCOMPUTERS: SECONDARY      (1)

Develops competencies in using equipment, evaluating software, and implementing both into classrooms.  

 

ECI  389 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION      (1-12)

Individualized preplanned cooperative employment experience related to your field of study or career objectives. Pass-fail only.  Fee required.  No repeat limit.  

 

ECI  394 STUDENT SUPPORT LAB      (1-3)

Lab experiences designed to supplement skill development for teacher education students. Pass-fail only. May be repeated up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

ECI  395 TEACHING LAB WORKSHOP      (1)

Series of hands-on, practical workshops focusing on essential teaching skills, at-risk learners, and current problems confronting the K-12 schools. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit.

 

ECI  396 PRACTICUM TEACHING      (1-3)

Supervised practicum teaching with individuals or small groups. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit. Department consent.  

 

ECI  399 SPECIAL TOPICS      (1-3)

In-depth study of an aspect, concept, or problem within a program of study. Letter grade only.  May be repeated for up to 6 hours of credit.  

 

ECI  404 DIAGNOSIS AND CORRECT OF READING PROBLEMS      (1-3)

Techniques for helping elementary students who evince minor disability in reading skills (practicum). Lab experience.

 

ECI  408 FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-12)

Individualized supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Pass-fail only. Fee required.  No repeat limit.  

 

ECI  408C FIELDWORK EXPERIENCE      (1-3)

Supervised field experience in an appropriate agency or organization. Pass-fail only.  Department consent.  CAP

 

ECI  424 ACTIVITIES FOR ELEMENTARY CLASSROOMS      (3)

Methods, strategies, and teaching experiences using creative arts correlated with Arizona standards and elementary curriculum. Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program.  

 

ECI  450 HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING METHODS       (3)

General and specific methods involving classroom management, lesson planning, classroom presentations, and evaluation of classroom teaching.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.   Co-convenes with ECI 540.  Letter grade only.  Prerequisite:  {(BME 430 or BME 437 or ECI 350) and ECI 322} or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group or International Exchange Student Group

 

ECI  465 EVALUATION OF LEARNING: SECONDARY      (3)

Principles and techniques of assessment at the secondary level, including formal and informal assessments, interpretation of standardized assessments, and legal and ethical issues related to assessment.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Co-convenes with ECI 565.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: {(BME 430 or BME 437 or ECI 350) and ECI 322} or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group or International Exchange Student Group

 

ECI  466 LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP     (1-12)

Supervised internship in the Arizona Legislature during spring term.  Students are selected on a competitive basis, and you must apply during the fall term.  (To be eligible, you must be a candidate for a bachelor's degree, have completed all lower-division requirements, and have attained senior status at the end of the fall term preceding the internship.)  Course enrollment is handled by the associate provost for academic administration after the legislature has made its final selection.  Pass-fail only.  

 

ECI  485 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized original research under the supervision of a research adviser.  Pass-fail only.  May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit.  

 

ECI  490C SUPERVISED TEACHING: ELEMENTARY        (3-12)

Directs teaching in the early childhood and elementary grades: directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences and seminars on theories, issues, and practices of effective elementary school instruction.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education Milestone or International Exchange Student Group CAP

 

ECI  492 SUPERVISED TEACHING: EARLY CHILDHOOD      (6)

Directed teaching in birth to pre-school settings; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching and evaluation; issues and practices of effective early childhood education.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or BSED Early Childhood Milestone

 

ECI  493 SUPERVISED TEACHING: BILINGUAL EDUCATION        (3-12)

Directed teaching in elementary classrooms meeting and emphasizing bilingual needs; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences and seminars in theories, issues, and practices in bilingual classrooms.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  Elementary Education or Secondary Education Milestone

 

ECI  495C SUPERVISED TEACHING: SECONDARY        (12)

Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor.  Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements.  Pass-fail only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite:  Secondary Education Milestone or  ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group CAP

 

ECI  497 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Individualized approach to select topics by guided reading and critical evaluation.  Pass-fail only.  

 

ECI  497C INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-6)

Approach to selected topics by guided reading and critical evaluation. Pass-fail only.  Department consent.  CAP

 

ECI  499 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS        (1-18)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area.