ELPS 605: Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (3)
This course surveys the organization, supervision and evaluation of curricular innovation and instructional programs on the elementary and secondary levels. Basic concepts and processes of curriculum and instruction including classroom arrangements (traditional, cluster, and open), organization and scheduling plans (continuous progress, cross-grade grouping, departmentalization, house plans, integrated day, non-graded, self-contained classrooms, etc.), general instructional methods (computer-based, individualized, team teaching, supervised independent studies) and alternative approaches (alternative schools, mini-schools, school within-a-school). Students will have reading assignments, peer presentations, classroom discussions and written examinations.