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2009-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Curriculum & Instruction


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Chair

Odell, Sandra
  (1996), Professor; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico
  

Graduate Coordinators

Boone, Randall A.
  (1991), Professor; B.S., M.S., University of Central Arkansas; Ph.D., University of Oregon
Ford, Marilyn Sue
  (1984), Associate Professor; B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
 

Graduate Faculty

Bailey, Janelle
  (2006), Assistant Professor; B.A., Agnes Scott College; M.Ed., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Arizona
Bean, Thomas W.
  (1995), Professor; B.A., University of Hawaii at Manoa; M.S., Southern Oregon State College; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
Butcher, John
  (2004), Assistant Professor; B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.S. Nova Southeastern; Ph.D., University of Florida.
Crippen, Kent J.
  (2001), Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.Ed., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Deniz, Hasan
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.S., Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University.
Garcia, Jesus
  (2004), Professor; B.A., San Francisco State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California.
Giorgis, Cynthia
  (1995), Associate Professor; B.S., Chadron State College; MLS, Ph.D., University of Arizona.
Grubaugh, Steven J.
  (1991), Professor; B.A., California State University, Sonoma; M.A., Ed.D., University of Northern Colorado.
Harper, Helen
  (2004), Associate Professor; B.A., University of Winnipeg; B. Ed., Brandon University; M.A., University of Calgary; Ph.D., University of Toronto.
Hartley, Kendall
  (1999), Associate Professor; B.S., Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.S., University of Iowa.
Klecka, Cari
  (2004), Assistant Professor; B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Levitt, Gregory A.
  (2001), Professor; B.A., Capitol University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Lin, Emily Shu-Ying
  (2002), Assistant Professor; B.Ed, M.A., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., University of Toronto.
McCafferty, Steven
  (1995), Associate Professor; B.A., California State University; M.A., University of Hawaii; Ph.D., University of New Mexico.
McCarthy, Jane
  (1991), Professor; B.A., Douglass College-Rutgers; M.S., Florida State University, Tallahassee; Ed.D., University of Houston.
McKinney, Marilyn M.
  (1988), Professor; B.A., Mary Washington College; M.S., Ed.D., Northwest Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Iowa.
Travis A. Olson
  (2009), Assistant Professor; B.S., Western Illinois University; M.S., Western Illinois University; Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri.
Quinn, Linda
  (1999), Professor and Associate Dean; B.S., Portland State University; Ed.D., University of Houston.
Ramirez, Maria G.
  (1989), Associate Professor; B.S., M.A., Texas A&I University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.
Schrader, Peter
  (2003), Assistant Professor; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut.
Shih, Jeffrey (1999),
  Associate Professor; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Shim, Meehye
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., Seoul National University; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University.
Spalding, Mary Elizabeth
  (2004), Associate Professor; B.A., M.A., University of West Virginia; Ph.D., Indiana State University.
Speer, William
  (1998), Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Education; B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Northern Illinois University; Ph.D., Kent State University.
Strudler, Neal
  (1989), Professor; B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., George Peabody College for Teachers; M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon.
Troutman, Porter L.
  (1971), Professor; B.S., Southern University; M.A., Northern Arizona University; Ed.S., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ed.D., Northern Arizona University.
Usnick, Virginia E.
  (1990), Associate Professor; B.S., University of Nevada, Reno; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
Wang, Jian
  (1998), Associate Professor; B.A., Nanchang Technical and Vocational Teacherメs College; M.A., Northeast Normal University; Ph.D., Michigan State University.
Young, Martha W.
  (1986), Professor; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico; M.A., St. Johnメs College.
Zhang, Shaoan
  (2007), Assistant Professor; B.A., M.A., Hebei Normal University; Ph.D., Old Dominion University.
   

Professors Emeriti

Boord, Robert O.
  (1963-1994), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Indiana University.
Case, James B.
  (1969-1994), Emeritus Professor; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Toledo.
Hendrix, Holbert H.
  (1956-1980), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., State University of Iowa.
Kirkpatrick, Thomas E.
  (1978-1993), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., Florida State University; M.A.C.T., University of Tennessee; Ph.D., Ohio State University.
Lockette, Agnes L.
  (1971-1984), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., Albany State College; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ed.D., University of Arizona.
Lyons, Kathleen P.
  (1971-1987), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., Siena Heights College; M.S., University of Detroit; M.A.T., Ed.D., Indiana University.
Phillips, Leonard W.
  (1966-1994), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Humboldt State College; Ed.D., Michigan State University.

Readence, John

  (1993-2008), Emeritus Professor and Dean; B.A., Cleveland State University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University.
Trione, Verdun
  (1966-1987), Emeritus Professor; B.A., Roosevelt University; M.A., DePaul University; Ed.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Vergiels, John M.
  (1968-1997), Emeritus Professor; B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Toledo.
Warren, John H.
  (1971-1994), Emeritus Associate Professor; B.S., Illinois State University; M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) offers graduate degrees in education at the master, specialist, and doctoral levels. All C&I graduate programs are aimed at providing the professional experiences required by teachers, field supervisors, curriculum specialists, adult educators, and future professors of education who are dedicated to school improvement.

Master Degree Programs

The Department of C&I offers the Master of Education (M.Ed.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. The M.Ed. degree requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of study including a 1 credit culminating experience or 3 credit professional paper and a core of three semester hours in research, three semester hours in foundations, and three semester hours in curriculum and instruction. The M.S. degree requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of study including 6 credits of thesis and a core of six semester hours in research and three semester hours in foundations.

The Department of C&I offers the following concentrations for a M.Ed. or M.S. degree:

Concentrations:

Art Education
Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Elementary Education
English Education
Library Science
Literacy Education
Mathematics Education
Multicultural Education
Postsecondary Teaching English as a Second Language
Reading Specialist
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Teacher Leadership
Secondary Education
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
Technology Integration
Technology Leadership

Licensure:

Elementary Education Endorsement
Graduate Licensure Program

Graduate courses offered in the Department of C&I arelisted under five prefixes: CIE, CIS, CIG, CIL, and CIT.  Students are advised to review all department courses and to read the course descriptions carefully. Students should contact their academic faculty advisor if additional clarification is needed. Graduate program information for master’s students is available on-line at http://ci.unlv.edu.

Professional Development Teacher Licensure Programs

C&I professional development teacher licensure programs are designed for individuals who hold a degree in a field other than education and aspire to become elementary or secondary classroom teachers.

Specialist in Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.S.)

The Ed.S. degree program is designed for individuals who possess the ability and desire to pursue advanced graduate work beyond the master’s level.

Doctoral Programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) in Curriculum & Instruction and Ph.D. in Teacher Education)

The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance their studies in the theory and practice of education. The completion of this degree will enable individuals to become members of university and college faculties as well as leaders in school districts and community agencies.

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is intended for professional educators who desire to extend and advance knowledge in the theory and practice of education as university researchers. The completion of this degree will enable individuals to become skilled researchers and mentors of university students, as well as leaders in school districts and community agencies.

Curricular emphasis areas within the Ed.D. and Ph.D. include:

  1. Teacher Education;
  2. Literacy Education;
  3. English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education;
  4. Mathematics Education;
  5. Educational Technology;
  6. Science Education;
  7. Cultural and International Studies in Education.

The Ph.D. in Teacher Education is designed for professional educators who have an interest in becoming practitioner-oriented scholars in teacher education and who are interested in teacher education as a content area for research. Completing this degree will enable individuals to answer the national call for teacher educators and researchers in this field. The program is one of only a few in the nation devoted to teacher education.

Courses in the C&I Department:

The following courses are intended for students accepted into degree programs for the M.Ed., M.S., Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. This is only a listing of courses and is not a student’s degree plan. The degree plan must be formally filed after meeting with an assigned advisor. Advanced 700-classes are limited only to students in the Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs. Advanced graduate students (Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. students) occasionally may take master’s level classes with the approval of their advisors.

  • Specified 500-level courses may be used in a graduate degree only with the approval of an advisor; these courses primarily are reserved for graduate licensure students.

*C&I Course Numbering Format

   

CIE - Elementary (K-8)

 
   
Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIG - General (K-12)

Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Art 650 - 659
Multicultural 660 - 669
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIL - Literacy (K-12)

Literacy/Reading/Language Arts 600 - 639
English 640 - 649
English Language Acquisition  

TESL

650 - 659

Bilingual

660 - 669
Library Science 670 - 679
Literature 680 - 689
Advanced Literacy 690 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIS - Secondary (7-12)

Pedagogy 600 - 619
Mathematics 620 - 629
Science 630 - 639
Social Studies 640 - 649
Advanced Pedagogy 680 - 699
Doctoral 700 - 799
   

CIT - Technology (K-12)

Introductory 600 - 619
Intermediate 620 - 649
Advanced 650 - 669
Doctoral 700 - 799

Programs

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