Sep 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary

  
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    CIE 578 - Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities

    1-6 hrs.
    Specialized study and skill acquisition in the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary.
  
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    CIE 594 - Learning Resources in Early Childhood Education

    3 hrs.
    Students will become acquainted with learning sources, selection, use, and production of multimedia materials for kindergarten and primary education.
  
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    CIE 595 - British Studies in Early Childhood Education

    1-6 hrs.
    Compares and contrasts the philosophies and current trends of American and British early childhood education.
  
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    CIE 598 - Families of the Developmentally Disabled

    3 hrs.
    Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the developmentally disabled.
  
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    CIE 599 - British Studies: Studies in British Education

    1-6 hrs.
    Lectures dealing with education in British education.
  
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    CIE 600 - Foundations of Multicultural Education

    3 hrs.
    Examines the affective and theoretical dimensions of pedagogy appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students, with emphases on research, current social and educational issues, and strategies for teaching tolerance.
  
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    CIE 602 - Procedural Errors in Mathematics

    3 hrs.
    The identification and remediation of procedural errors in the basic operations of elementary school arithmetic.
  
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    CIE 605 - The Process of National Board Teacher Certification

    3-6 hrs.
    Provides opportunities to analyze and apply National Board for Professional Teaching standards in the student's content area using the reflective process. Three hours may be taken at the pre-candidate level or three hours may be taken at the candidate level.
  
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    CIE 606 - Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary Grades

    3 hrs.
    The basic concepts of language teaching and learning with consideration of all the language arts and their interrelationships.
  
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    CIE 616 - Teacher/Administrator Legal Rights and Responsibilities

    3 hrs.
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the legal rights and responsibilities of teachers and administrators.
  
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    CIE 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
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    CIE 691 - Research In Reading

    1-16 hrs.
    Designed to provide the student with the opportunity to pursue an individual research project or to make an intensive review of reading research on a selected topic.
  
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    CIE 692 - Special Problems I, II, III

    1 hr. each.
    A problem study to be approved by the department chairman to develop knowledge and facility in a field of interest of the student. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required.
  
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    CIE 694 - Field Problems in Production I, II, III

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department chairman. This course provides students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a graduate professor.
  
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    CIE 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    CIE 698 - Thesis

    3 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    CIE 704 - Multicultural Education: Curriculum Development and Pedagogy

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIE 600 /CIS 600  or permission of instructor. Evaluates existing curricular materials and pedagogical practices against guidelines for teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students, with emphases on making adaptations in curricular materials, using appropriate assessment, effective teaching strategies, and relevant research.
  
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    CIE 717 - Professional Relationship in Improved Elementary Programs

    3 hrs.
    A course designed to investigate behavioral factors and individuals and groups as they affect elementary school environments.
  
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    CIE 720 - Internship in Reading: Public School

    3-6 hrs.
    The student is assigned to a public school in a teaching or supervisory capacity under the direct supervision of a reading faculty member in order to develop competency in instruction, administration, or clinical skills.
  
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    CIE 724 - Elementary Mathematics Methods

    3 hrs.
    Advanced theory and practices related to the teaching of mathematics; an investigation and analysis of the elementary curriculum based on NCTM standards.
  
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    CIE 725 - Social Studies Education in Elementary School

    3 hrs.
    A course which deals with programs, practices, trends, and investigation of criteria for evaluating, planning, organizing, and improving social studies programs.
  
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    CIE 726 - The Development of the Latin Countries

    3 hrs.
    A seminar which deals with the historical, political, social, and economic development of the Latin American region.
  
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    CIE 727 - Diagnostic Techniques in Elementary Mathematics

    3 hrs.
    Varied data sources that serve the diagnostic teaching cycle are investigated.
  
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    CIE 728 - Curriculum in the Elementary School

    3 hrs.
    A course involving analysis and evaluation of curriculum elements and procedures in terms of the implications for the individual, the school, and the community. A major paper on a curriculum topic is required.
  
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    CIE 730 - Practicum in Elementary Mathematics

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIE 724 , or permission of the instructor. Provides experience in the diagnosis and developmental instruction of elementary pupils and explores related materials.
  
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    CIE 753 - Instructional Management

    3 hrs.
    Designed to help school districts develop and manage their educational program through clear instructional objectives and matching test items.
  
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    CIE 756 - Developing Community Education

    3 hrs.
    A course designed to acquaint teachers with the concept of community education and its impact on their role in the classroom through strengthening community ties.
  
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    CIE 762 - Research in Elementary Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced graduate status or permission of chair of department. Designed to familiarize the student with the elements and methods of research, with the representative types of research, and with the major contributions of research to the field of elementary education.
  
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    CIE 768 - Children's Literature for the Early Years

    3 hrs.
    Principles and practices relative to literature in early childhood education with emphasis on methods of integration into the curriculum.
  
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    CIE 770 - Practicum in Early Childhood Education

    3 hrs.
    Curriculum planning, administration, and supervision are stressed through research and practice in laboratory settings.
  
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    CIE 772 - Practicum with Parents

    3 hrs.
    Parent-teacher-child intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships are investigated through research and practice in laboratory settings.
  
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    CIE 776 - Seminar in Early Childhood Education

    3 hrs.
    Emphasis is on early childhood practice, theory, and research and their relatedness to psychological, sociological, and intellectual patterns.
  
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    CIE 777 - Evaluation in Early Childhood Education

    3 hrs.
    An introduction to specific principles and practices relative to group and individual evaluation procedures for early childhood education.
  
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    CIE 778 - Creative and Mental Growth

    3 hrs.
    Research in creative thinking and its relationship to mental growth is emphasized.
  
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    CIE 780 - Research in Child Development

    3 hrs.
    A course concerning methods and research in child growth in social, emotional, psychological, and physiological development.
  
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    CIE 782 - History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

    3 hrs.
    An investigation of Pestalozzi, Froebel, Montessori, and others representing philosophies influencing today's curricula and programs.
  
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    CIE 790 - Qualitative Research in Curriculum and Instruction

    3-6 hrs.
    Application of Qualitative Research Methodology in the context of investigations in curriculum and instruction.
  
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    CIE 791 - Research in Elementary Education

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of major professor.
  
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    CIE 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair. Provides the opportunity to pursue a special topic or area of interest.
  
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    CIE 794 - Field Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department chair. This course provides students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a graduate professor.
  
  •  

    CIE 797 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    CIE 798 - Specialist Thesis

    6 hrs.
    Specialist's degree candidates are required to select a significant educational problem for investigation and to present the findings in a scholarly report under the guidance of a graduate committee.
  
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    CIE 862 - Seminar in Elementary Education

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Advanced graduate status or permission of the chair of the department. A course which is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on contributions of research, philosophy, history, sociology, and educational psychology as they apply to the resolution of major issues in elementary education.
  
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    CIE 880 - Advanced Graduate Seminar in Education

    1 hr.
    A series of in-depth discussions and analysis of significant educational problems and issues for students in advanced programs.
  
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    CIE 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Curriculum and Instruction: Reading

  
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    CIR 512 - Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Classroom Teacher

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIR 306, CIR 309. Provides relevant practicum experiences in evaluation and gives extended opportunities in child tutoring appropriate to grades 2-8.
  
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    CIR 541 - Foundations of Reading Instruction for the Adult

    3 hrs.
    This course involves an examination of the basis of reading instruction for the nonliterate adult.
  
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    CIR 591 - The Reading Conference

    3 hrs.
    An intensive program consisting of lectures, group discussion, and demonstration lessons. Only three hours may be used for degree purposes.
  
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    CIR 622 - Supervision and Curriculum in Reading

    3 hrs.
    The role of reading supervisors and school administrators in developing and implementing programs for improvement of reading instruction in schools.
  
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    CIR 691 - Research in Literacy

    1-16 hrs.
    Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of literacy research as it relates to the unit and the program conceptual framework.
  
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    CIR 705 - Components of the Reading and Writing Process

    3 hrs.
    A study of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary and background knowledge, fluency, comprehension, and motivation and their integration in fluent reading and writing.
  
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    CIR 706 - Foundations of the Literacy Process

    3 hrs.
    A study of the psychological, sociological, and linguistic foundations of the reading and writing processes and variations related to cultural and linguistic diversity.
  
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    CIR 713 - Literacy Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation

    3 hrs.
    A comparison, interpretation and application of a wide range of formal and informal literacy assessment tools and practices.
  
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    CIR 715 - Advanced Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Disability for the Reading Specialist

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIE 706. Deals with the role of the reading specialist, reading clinic organization, diagnostic remedial materials and techniques, with limited testing-teaching and clinical observation experiences.
  
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    CIR 721 - Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaching Practicum I

    3 hrs.
    A field experience for the reading specialist/literacy coach, linking assessment, differentiated instruction and effect on student learning.
  
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    CIR 728 - Curriculum Design for a Literate Environment

    3 hrs.
    Assessment, development, and delivery of an effective student-centered literacy curriculum.
  
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    CIR 729 - Comprehensive Instruction for Literacy Development

    3 hrs.
    Application of research to effective lesson planning, with emphasis on linking assessment, methods, materials, instruction, and interventions for literacy development in K-8.
  
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    CIR 730 - Reading and Study Improvement Techniques for the Junior and Senior College Teacher of Reading

    3 hrs.
    Summarizes research, methods, and techniques of college reading programs.
  
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    CIR 733 - Comprehensive Assessment for Literacy Development

    3 hrs.
    The use of a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan effective literacy instruction and evaluate student learning in a clinical setting.
  
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    CIR 736 - Reading Specialist/Literacy Coaching Practicum II

    3 hrs.
    A field experience for the reading specialist/literacy coach supporting classroom teachers in reaserch-based literacy principles and practices for diverse learners.
  
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    CIR 737 - Practicum in Remedial Reading Instruction

    3 hrs.
    Provides the student experiences in secondary reading diagnosis and remediation, with emphasis on techniques in a practicum setting.
  
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    CIR 754 - Adolescent Literacy in the Content Areas

    3 hrs.
    Application of research to lesson planning, with emphasis on linking assessment, methods, materials, instruction, and interventions for adolescent literacy in the content areas.
  
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    CIR 785 - Seminar in Reading Instruction

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): CIE 705, CIE 706, CIE 729. Considers topics pertinent to current research in reading instruction. Topics announced in advance of registration.

Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary

  
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    CIS 540 - Supervision for Effective Student Teaching

    1 hr.
    Introduction to The University of Southern Mississippi's student teaching program and the roles and responsibilities of associated personnel.
  
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    CIS 542 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Adults to Read

    3 hrs.
    Instructional and diagnostic materials and methods for dealing with functionally illiterate adults.
  
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    CIS 570 - Curriculum in the Secondary School

    3 hrs.
    A course which examines the present-day structure and nature of the secondary school curriculum.
  
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    CIS 578 - Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities

    1-6 hrs.
    Specialized study and skill acquisition in the area of developmental disabilities. Topics vary.
  
  •  

    CIS 598 - Families of the Developmentally Disabled

    3 hrs.
    Interdisciplinary approach to the study of families of the developmentally disabled.
  
  •  

    CIS 599 - British Studies: Studies in British Education

    1-3 hrs.
  
  •  

    CIS 600 - Foundations of Multicultural Education

    3 hrs.
    Examines the affective and theoretical dimensions of pedagogy appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students, with emphases on research, current social, and educational issues, and strategies for teaching tolerance.
  
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    CIS 603 - Management and Organization of Diverse Classrooms

    3 hrs.
    Develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for teaching students from diverse backgrounds, emphasizing classroom management, organization, and discipline.
  
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    CIS 605 - The Process of National Board Teacher Certification

    3-6 hrs.
    Provides opportunities to analyze and apply National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the student's content area using the reflective process. Three hours may be taken at the pre-candidate level or three hours may be taken at the candidate level.
  
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    CIS 615 - Student Discipline Techniques and Procedures for Teachers and Administrators

    3 hrs.
    Provides a comprehensive overview of strategies for disciplining students.
  
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    CIS 616 - Teacher/Administrator Legal Rights and Responsibilities

    3 hrs.
    Provides a comprehensive overview of the legal rights and responsibilities for teachers and administrators.
  
  •  

    CIS 688 - Medical Aspects of Developmental Disabilities

    3 hrs.
    Medical conditions, diagnostic tests, and other health care issues relevant to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  
  •  

    CIS 692 - Special Problems I, II, III

    1 hr. each.
    A problem study to be approved by the department chair to develop knowledge and facility in the field of interest of the student. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required.
  
  •  

    CIS 694 - Field Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department chair. This course provides students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a graduate professor.
  
  •  

    CIS 697 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of thesis but who are actively working on a thesis, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
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    CIS 698 - Thesis

    3 hrs.
    Credit deferred until thesis is completed.
  
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    CIS 700 - Seminar in Secondary Education

    3 hrs.
    An investigation of the major trends and objectives of the secondary school, with emphasis upon the disciplinary areas of the curriculum.
  
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    CIS 701 - Algebra for Secondary Teachers

    3 hrs.
    Consideration is given to the problems relating to the teaching of algebra and a new review of special algebraic principles.
  
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    CIS 705 - Professional Subject Matter in Mathematics

    3 hrs.
    A study of ways to enrich the teaching of high school mathematics through the introduction of basic topics and concepts of college mathematics.
  
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    CIS 706 - Geometry for Secondary Teachers

    3 hrs.
    Consideration is given to the problems pertaining to the teaching of high school geometry and a review of special geometric principles.
  
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    CIS 707 - Materials in the Teaching of Mathematics

    3 hrs.
    A study of materials to be used in the teaching of secondary school mathematics, both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.
  
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    CIS 708 - Secondary Education Methods

    3 hrs.
    Examines research-based teaching methods that support successful learning by secondary students.
  
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    CIS 710 - Mathematics for Junior High School Teachers

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): To be teaching junior high school mathematics or have at least a minor in college mathematics. Consideration is given to the problems relative to the teaching of mathematics in grades 7, 8, and 9 and to the organization of mathematical subject matter for these grades.
  
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    CIS 718 - Research and Trends in English Education

    3 hrs.
    Uses an action research paradigm to explore current research and trends in the English classroom from various theoretical perspectives.
  
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    CIS 723 - Research and Problems in Mathematics Education

    3 hrs.
    A seminar for experienced teachers who wish to plan developmental programs of mathematics instruction in light of recent developments.
  
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    CIS 750 - Advanced Study of Problems and Issues in Teaching Secondary School Social Studies

    3 hrs.
    Explores inquiry strategies for the social studies classroom and seeks to foster a firm understanding of basic analytical concepts and principles for the experienced social studies teacher.
  
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    CIS 753 - Instructional Management

    3 hrs.
    Designed to help school districts develop and manage their educational program through clear instructional objectives and matching test items.
  
  •  

    CIS 756 - Developing Community Education

    3 hrs.
    A course designed to acquaint teachers with the concept of community education and its impact on their role in the classroom through strengthening community ties.
  
  •  

    CIS 790 - Qualitative Research in Curriculum and Instruction

    3 hrs.
    Application of qualitative research methodology in the contexts of investigations in curriculum and instruction.
  
  •  

    CIS 791 - Research in Secondary Education

    1-16 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the major professor.
  
  •  

    CIS 792 - Special Problems

    3 hrs.
  
  •  

    CIS 794 - Field Problems

    3 hrs.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of department chair. This course provides students with an opportunity to study local school problems in a field setting under the supervision of a graduate professor.
  
  •  

    CIS 797 - Independent Study and Research

    1-9 hrs. arranged.
    Not to be counted as credit toward a degree. Students actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university may enroll in this course. Students who are not in residence and are not enrolled in at least 3 hours of dissertation but who are actively working on a dissertation, consulting with the major professor, or using other resources of the university must enroll in this course for at least 3 hours each semester.
  
  •  

    CIS 798 - Specialist Thesis

    6 hrs.
    Specialist's degree candidates are required to select a significant educational problem for investigation and to present the findings in a scholarly paper under the guidance of a graduate committee.
  
  •  

    CIS 880 - Advanced Graduate Seminar in Education

    1 hr.
    A series of in-depth discussions and analysis of significant educational problems and issues for students in advanced programs.
  
  •  

    CIS 898 - Dissertation

    12 hrs.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

  
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    CISE 704 - Epistemology in the Social Sciences

    3 hrs.
     Philosophical orientations and theoretical frameworks that support and inform systematic processes of educational research.
 

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