A critical study of the design and implementation of curricula in the education of children (Pre-K through fifth grade). Attention is given to historical, philosophical and theoretical perspectives; current national standards; programmatic design and organization; and the use of personnel, materials, and equipment. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and a certification portfolio based on National Board propositions are introduced as the conceptual framework and exit requirement for the M.Ed. program. This course should be taken within the first two semesters of the M.Ed. program.

Lecture Hours: 3.00 Lab Hours: 0Total Hours: 3.00