The Department  of Curriculum and Instructions runs the following degree plans: 


Arabic Education:


English Education:


 Biology:


Chemistry:


Mathematics:


Physics:


The department offers a range of English courses. Below is a description of each course:

 

Science and Science Education (UE): CUTM1001
This course presents the concept of science, its nature, and its structure. It also treats the concept of scientific literacy, and its elements . It aims at introducing the role of science in serving the society, and the inter-relationship among science, society, culture, and environment. The local scientific activities are emphasized.

 

Environmental Education (UE): CUTM1002
This course aims at introduces the concept of environment,its components, and the causes of environmental equilibrium and dis-equilibrium.It also discusses the role of human beings in the process of environmental dis-equilibrium and its consequences on the society . It presents some local environmental issues, and some important environmemtal policies.

 

Principles of Teaching (UE): CUTM1003
The course aims at giving students general background knowledge on pedagogy, its importance , concepts and skills. It covers the definition of teaching, its components and processes. Content areas include planning, implementation, evaluation, methods of teaching, class room interaction, questioning, motivating and class room management.

 

Educational Curriculum: CUTM3007
This course aims at providing students with the bases of ELT curriculum design and development. Content areas include the distinction between curriculum and syllabus, a brief account of bases of ELT curriculum design and the different components of a curriculum guide and types of ELT sykkabi.

 

Methods of Teaching Islamic Education (1): CUTM3010
This course contains the following : the meaning of method in teaching and relation with other curriculum elements , general characteristics of teaching methods in Islamic education , competences of Islamic education teachers, the use of teaching methods, such as: discussion , story, inquiry problem-solving , role play, deductive, inductive and the integrative approach in teaching The Holy Quran, the Prophet's Sunna, Islamic doctrine, Jurisprudence, the Prophet's biography with practical samples in teaching the Holy Quran and Prophet's Sunna. Also training in teaching skills through microteaching.

 

Methods of Teaching Arabic (1): CUTM3011
This course aims at helping students to acquit re a series of knowledge, skills and values related to teaching Arabic in the second phase of Basic Education. It covers the following topics;(1) the nature and roles of Language, (2) the teaching difficulties of Arabic, (3) the definitions, advantages and principles of micro-teaching, (4) the general teaching skills, including lesson planning, implementation and evaluation,(5) the general teaching methods and their applications to teaching Arabic, (6) teaching language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing ), (7) teaching Arabic language elements (grammar, spelling rules and handwriting ) and (8) the planning, implementation and evaluation of language activities.

 

Methods of Teaching English (1): CUTM3012
The course introduces the students to the major trends and methods in TEFL for both young learners and adults. It familiarizes the students with the strategies and models for teaching receptive skills and some language areas such as pronunciation and vocabulary. Moreover, the course focuses on equipping the students with the necessary skills in lesson planning. In addition, the course provides student teachers with a step-by-step practical training in teaching the above-mentioned content (microteaching 1). It is worth mentioning that the content of the course takes into account the local needs of teaching English as a foreign language.

 

Methods of Teaching Social Studies (1): CUTM3014
This course aims at introducing students to the concept of social studies and its historical developments, its relation with other disciplines; helping students to identify aims and objectives their sources and how they are stated and written; to be familiar with the traditional and modern methods of teaching how they are used effectively in practice and what are the pros and cons of each method. The course aims also at training students in effectively using textbooks, analyzing their content, and making use of instructional media, assessment instruments and devices, and lesson planning ang stating questions in the classroom situations. The course includes practical applications of lesson planning and implementation, classroom management and interaction, which are carried out through micro teaching sessions.

 

Methods of Teaching Science (1): CUTM3016
This course introduces students to the nature of science and its processes. It provides them with knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to teach science in accordance with modern trends in science education. It emphasizes the importance of linking classroom practice to learners' mental processes and their developmental characteristics. It encourages students to become creative thinkers and be able to produce variety of teaching ideas for a single teaching situation. It focuses on science education aims for the twenty first century, general teaching skills, content analysis, and attitudes towards science and science teaching.

 

Methods of Teaching Mathematics (1): CUTM3017
Mathematics objectives in Basic education and its Mathematics basic cores, lesson plan preparation skills and practical models, Content analysis of Mathematics in Basic Education(Concepts, algorithms and skills), Mathematics teaching methods and strategies: cooperative learning, discovery and problem solving. Students will learn new trends in Mathematics teaching and new evaluation methods of mathematics education. This course includes the uses of educational technology in mathematics e.g. Computers and Calculators.

 

Methods of Teaching Physical Education (1): CUTM3018
The course aims at providing the students with an introduction to Physical Education through studying a theoretical framework of the teaching process and connecting it with the practical side.The course presents a description of the Physical Education teacher's tasks and activities related to implementing the syllabus inside the school and participating in the supplementary eduational activities outside school. The course also provides a clarification of the basic teaching methods suitable for the nature of the content and the different stages of students' age with an emphasis on the importance of planning and its role in helping the teacher to create and innovate beside giving attention to measurement and evaluation in the learning situation.

 

Methods of Teaching Art Education (1): CUTM3027
This course aims at helping the student to master the skills and learning tasks in the areas of planning, implementing and evaluating teaching in art education; acquire the pedagogic knowledge, skills and teaching methods of teaching art education in the second cycle basic education in the Sultanate of Oman ; analyzing the books of art education in the same cycle and developing the skills necessary for mastering the learning tasks; teaching some of the art education topics in microteaching and designing and building concept maps and advanced organizers.. The methods used in teaching this course are lecturing, discussion, cooperative learning, workshops, group work, field training, individual assignment and projects.

 

Information Technology Teaching Methods (1): CUTM3029
This course covers the following items: - Objectives of information technology teaching methods. - Approaches of information technology teaching methods. - Different methods in teaching information technology. - Planning in information technology teaching. - practicing in information technology teaching methods. - Evaluation in information technology teaching methods.

 

Professional Practices: CUTM3300
This course aims to prepare the candidate for the professional reality in its various dimensions by providing practical experiences based on the conceptual framework of the College. This includes classroom observation, analysis of teaching practices and taking part in teaching with the cooperating teachers as well as participating in other professional responsibilities such as planning, classroom interaction, assessment and evaluation and classroom management. In all these processes learners? mental, physical, social, and emotional traits have to be considered. This practical training course provides the candidate with skills in discovering the relationship between the official, the real and the hidden curricula in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Hence, the candidate analyzes the elements of the curriculum such as aims/goal and their relationship to the teaching objectives, content, teaching methods, teaching aids, and evaluation. These experiences are expected to reflect the development of the candidate's critical thinking skills and objective criticism.

 

Educational's Curriculum: CUTM3400
The course aims to develop students' abilities in understanding the concpt of curriculum, its types, bases, its Islamic identity, and the relationship between its components (i.e objectives, content, techniques, activities, and evaluation). It also aims to help students to caputre the different designs and organizations of curriculum theoretically and practically. It also focuses on core and integrated curriculum as well as the different processes of developing and evaluating curriculum in its different stages and identifying the roles of people involved in these stages. Finally the course presents practical applications for the different components of curriculum.

 

Islamic's Curriculum: CUTM3401
This course deals with the concept of curriculum past and present, its elements and foundations. It also covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing Islamic education curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content and task types of Islamic education curriculum.

 

Arabic's Curriculum: CUTM3402
This course deals with the concept of curriculum past and present. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing Arabic curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content and task types of Arabic curriculum.

 

Social Studies's Curriculum: CUTM3403
This course deals with the concept of curriculum, its components and principles and criteria of their selection, organization and analysis It covers the definitions, rationales ,steps and procedures followed in building, designing, implementing, evaluating and developing Social Studies curriculum.

 

Science's Curriculum: CUTM3404
This course deals with the concept of curriculum past and present. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing science curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content, task types and designs of science curriculum.

 

Math's Curriculum: CUTM3405
This course deals with the concept of curriculum. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing Mathematics curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content and task types of Mathematics curriculum.

 

Physical Education's Curriculum: CUTM3406
This course aims at acquitting students with the principles and aims related to skills identified in the Omani PE national curriculum. It gives students opportunities to plan programs to promote better integrated learning experiences. The course covers health education through physical education and learning learn different subjects through physical education.

 

Art's Curriculum: CUTM3407
This course aims to introduce the concept of curriculum in generally and in art education in particularly and its history, establishment, basics and processes. Its also aims to introduce the student to curriculum models in teaching art and its development and stages of teaching art curriculum in order to understand the basics of art education curriculum design and its components. Its also aims to introduce the curriculum organizing in generally and in art curriculum in specifically. This course also includes the role of art curriculum in developing creative thinking and the way of analyzing and developing art curriculum.

 

Information Technology's Curriculum: CUTM3408
This course deals with the concept of curriculum past and present. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing Information Technology curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content, task types and designs of Information Technology curriculum.

 

Methods of Teaching Islamic Education (2): CUTM4010
The content of this course appears in the following: modern attitudes toward teaching Islamic education, use of new technology in teaching education such as : television, computer, and internet.In addition, self-learning, cooperative group learning, thinking skills, content analysis,problems related to memorizing the Holy Quran and the prophet's sunna, problems related to the constitution of morals and attitudes, skills of performance, training in teaching skills through microteaching and modern teaching methods to teach Islamic education.

 

Methods of Teaching Arabic (2): CUTM4011
This course aims at providing students with knowledge, skills values and positive attitudes of teaching Arabic in the latest years of the second phase of Basic Education and the two years of post Basic Education. The course focuses on teaching Arabic literature. This includes topics related to the aims, methods and difficulties of teaching: (1) the history of arabic literature, (2) literary texts, (3) rhetoric, (4) literary appreciation and criticism, and (5) prosody. The course also covers padagogical topics such as: the good qualities of the teacher of Arabic, extra language activities, and teaching practice.

 

Methods of Teaching English (2): CUTM4012
This course is a continuation of the previous prerequisite CUTM 3012. It provides the students with a critical analysis of the remaining major trends and methods in TEFL for both young learners and adults.It familiarizes the students with the strategies and models for teaching productive skills and some language areas such as pronunciation and structure. Moreover, the stundent teachers are to be familiarized with the major techinques for integrative teaching of English language. The course also focuses on equipping the students with the necessary skills in classroom managemant. In addition, it provides student teachers with a step-by-step practical training in teaching the above-mentioned content (microteaching 2) .

 

Methods of Teaching Social Studies (2): CUTM4014
This course aims at broadening and deepening the students knowledge of social studies concepts, issues and methods, helping them acquire the necessary skills for using modern methods and approaches to teacging social studies: enquiry, problem solving cooperative learning, brainstorming and environmental education, as well as skills relating to effective use of maps and globe. Students are also provided with knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with various kinds of learning resources, learning activities, first hand sources, current events, supplementary readings,advanced information technology - computer and data bases-and how to be used in teaching social studies.

 

Methods of Teaching Science (2): CUTM4016
This course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for practicing modern science teaching methods. It enables prospective science teacher to evaluate learning outcomes and to identify students' misconceptions. This course emphasizes the importance of linking teaching practice to major learning theories in science education such as constructivism, information processing theory, and Ausuble's theory of meaningful learning . Moreove, this course aims to develop prospective teachers' critical and creative thinking and train them to become independent learners.It also focuses on elevating their motivation to teach science.

 

Methods of Teaching Mathematics (2): CUTM4017
This course aims at developing advanced skills in teaching mathematics. Therefore, the content includes the following subjects: The analysis of math curriculum in secondary school and in high stage of basic education school, teaching mathematic proves and mathematical thinking utilization of computers in teaching mathematics (Internet and Microsoft programs), teaching selected subject matters of math content, applications of theories of learning in teaching mathematics (Gagne , Piage, ...), and teaching math for special students.

 

Methods of Teaching Physical Education (2): CUTM4018
The course aims at helping the students to undersstand the interrelationship connecting between the teaching methods, straegies and approaches as well as its role in implementing the syllabus of Physical Education. The course includes up-to-date approaches of teaching the different branches of the subject suitable for the technology available at schools.The course also emphasizes the teaching skills necessary for the Physical Education teacher and the different ways of implementing it in real life as well as clarifying the different methods, forms and tools of evaluation that are used in teaching.

 

Methods of Teaching Art Education (2): CUTM4027
This course aims at helping the students to have a comprehensive knowledge of the different classifications of the teaching units in Art Education, developing the skills of planning modules and successive teaching units and implementing these skills in microteaching; content analysis of art education books and syllabi in the secondary stage; mastering the skills of carrying out the learning tasks; acquiring some of the thinking styles in art education teaching and practicing these styles in microteaching studying the appropriate and necessary straegies in the field of art education; using computer in teaching art education,and mastering some of the recent and innovative models in planning and teaching . The methods used in teaching this course are lecturing, discussion, cooperative learning, workshops, group work, field training, individual assignment and projects.

 

Informatiom Technology Teaching Methods (2): CUTM4029
This course covers the follwing items: - The instructional strategies objectives for information technology. - Differnt teaching theories. - Applying different instructional theories and models in teaching. - Utilizing, and evaluating technology-based learning environments. - Skills of managing the class and learning. - Skills if teaching thinking.

 

Graduation Project: CUTM4400
The course aims at helping candidates acquire a number of the college conceptual framework dimensions, such as academic rigor, skills and professional dispositions, which are considered necessary in preparing teachers who are competent in their areas of specialization, skills in dealing with learners and basic research skills. Candidates are required to conduct project / action research on a topic that stems from their field training environment and be linked to the college conceptual framework. Candidates have to survey the related literature and follow the appropriate research methodology (instruments, data collection procedures and data analysis, conclusions, recommendations).

 

Teaching Practice: CUTM4500
This course is a school teaching practice where information technology student teaches in actual classroom environment.

 

Student Teaching: CUTM4600
This course aims to enable the candidate to apply and demonstrate his/her specialized knowledge in promoting professional practice and teaching competencies as a trainee teacher in the partner school. The candidate receives direct training in the partner schools for an entire semester. The course provides candidates with opportunities for direct practical application of the College of Education conceptual framework. The Student teaching is designed, implemented and evaluated based on the principle of partnership between the college and the partner schools. The candidate is expected to apply the professional responsibilities of the school teacher and make use of the knowledge he/she acquired during his years of study at the College to support students? learning and meets their needs.

 

Methods of Teaching Arabic Language: CUTM5304
This course aims to give candidates a combination of knowledge, skills, and values relating to teaching Arabic language in basic education and post-basic education stages. It does so through introducing them to modern methods and strategies of teaching Arabic language skills and areas such as listening, reading, speaking, writing, spelling, literary texts, rhetoric, etc. Furthermore, the course aims to promote candidates knowledge and skills of lessons planning, implementation & assessment; critical and creative thinking; and motivation to teach Arabic in schools.

 

Methods of Teaching Islamic Education: CUTM5305
The content of this course includes the following studies presented in the order stated below and emphasizing the importance of providing students wih knowledge in the field of methodolgy and adequate training in the microteaching tab.

 

Methods of Teaching Science: CUTM5306
The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that help in planning and teaching in accordance with goals of science teaching, and train them on their practical application in the classroom. It gives great importance to developing candidates? creative thinking skills, and their ability to link teaching methods and types of classroom activities to learners? mental processes and to address their alternative conceptions. The course introduces candidates to the nature of science and different scientific operations, as well as a number of modern teaching methods. The course also aims to train candidates on creating safe learning environments for science teaching and on evaluating learning outcomes.

 

Methods of Teaching Mathematics: CUTM5307
Aims of teaching mathematics and the models of teachng mathematics direct exposure models and leaning through discovery model, strategies for solving mathematical problems, teaching basic maematical concepts, teaching mathematical skills reinforcement teaniques followed in teaching mathematics, makning use of the microteaching lab facilities to provide students with the necessary instructional skills.

 

Methods of Teaching English Language: CUTM5309
This course aims to develop student teachers? pedagogical knowledge and skills. It introduces methods, approaches and techniques of TEFL with a focus on teaching the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary. Curricular, institutional and student related issues are addressed, associating scholarly matters to the local context. It also targets skills of lesson planning, assessment and classroom management. It acquaints students with some traditional approaches to ELT as well as Communicative Language teaching and Task-Based Learning and Teaching. The course includes three weeks of field experience in local schools.

 

Teaching Methods for Art: CUTM5311
This course aims give the student the basic knowledge of methods and styles of teaching art education in the basic educational system and beyond including the concept of teaching, principles and it?s components with reference to the philosophy of teaching the arts and its importance in the society. This course will focus on the mastering student of teaching competences for planning, implementing and evaluating art education. It also aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience in methods and approaches of teaching art education in schools. In terms of methods of teaching, the course exposed to methods such as discussion , problem solving and others. On the other side there are approaches of teaching such as Multiculturalism approach, curriculum integration approach in teaching arts, theory of DBAE, Galleries and Museums in teaching of art education, art portfolio as a recent trend in assessing of arts. This course also touched on the development the elements of creativity in art education through Identification and caring of talented in Arts. This course also moving to Training students to design and produce Teaching aids in Art Education, and achievement of learning aims.

 

Methods of Teaching Social Studies: CUTM5312
This course aims to make students acquire a range of knowledge, skills, and values related to teaching Social Studies in Basic Education program. This course introduces students to the nature and properties of Social Studies, and the characteristics, competencies and roles of the teacher. It also introduces students to the curriculum of Social Studies in Basic Education Program in Sultanate of Oman, the skill of planning Social Studies classes in its all levels and models, and some general teaching methods in Social Studies such as discussion, story, solving problems, brainstorming, concept map, deductive approach, and inductive approach. Moreover, this course includes practicum in teaching methods in a mini Teaching Laboratory. The aim of this course is for students to link between the practical and theoretical aspects through giving them the opportunity to practice planning, teaching, and evaluating skills in a mini Teaching Laboratory, and through field experiences related to school visits and experiencing its educational and practical environment. Finally, this course aims to develop students' research capabilities and their ability to think creatively and critically, also to raise their motivation to learn Social Studies in the different levels of education.

 

Teaching Methods of Musical Skills: CUTM5313
The course aims to provide students with knowledge, skills and teaching methods necessary to teach music education in accordance with the modern trends in teaching. It aims also to identify the qualities and competencies of the music education teachers in the light of contemporary trends, demonstrate some learning theories that are related to teaching music education, train students on modern methods in teaching music education, how to plan lessons, the definition of classroom management and factors that contribute to students? success and problems that might face them in classroom management, presenting common mistakes that face students in teaching music education, in addition to the presentation of cognitive and skill assessment methods that can be used in teaching music education, and how to choose and organize leaning activities. Also the course aims to train students on micro teaching to enable them teach music education to their peers, where students are expected to plan music education lessons, evaluate the teaching of their colleagues and provide them with feedback. Finally, it trains students on using different teaching methods while teaching, and demonstrate critical thinking skills through micro teaching lessons.

 

Educational Curriculum (Islamic Education): CUTM5321
The course aims to develop candidate?s understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive, psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and the relationship between them, highlighting the Islamic identity. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences and relates its learning experiences to components of Islamic education curriculum, including Qoran and Hadith, Islamic faith (Aqidah), etc., in the textbooks of basic and post-basic education stages.

 

Educational Curriculum Arabic Language: CUTM5322
The course aims to develop candidate?s understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive, psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and the relationship between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences and relates its learning experiences to the components of Arabic language curriculum for basic and post-basic education stages.

 

ELT Curriculum: CUTM5323
This course is an introduction to curriculum design. It explores the main principles and issues related to the development of educational curricula in general and language curricula in particular. It covers the different states of the process, such as formulation of goals and objectives, specification of content, and methods of evaluation. The course requires students to look critically at the ELT curriculum in the Omani public school education. Students are involved in various tasks and activities that deepen their understanding of the issues related to curriculum development

 

Educational Curriculum (Science): CUTM5324
The course aims to develop candidate?s understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive, psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and the relationship between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences and relates the experiences to the components of science curriculum, its applications and elements and problems.

 

Educational Curriculum of Mathematics: CUTM5325
The course aims to develop candidate?s understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive, psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and the indissoluble link between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences that involve teaching and assessing learning of mathematics. It also provides candidates with the NCTM standards for school mathematics and an approach of analytical applications to mathematics in Oman.

 

School Curriculum: CUTM5326
This course aims to identify the concept of school curriculum in general and in art education in particular, as well as the history of curriculum and its origins. The school curriculum also aims to identify the student models of teaching arts and its development stages in order to accommodate the methods of art education curricula construction. The course also offers the role of the arts curriculum in developing the creative thinking, in addition to curriculum analysis and development.

 

Educational Curriculum of Social Studies: CUTM5327
This course aims to develop students' abilities to understand the meanings and implications of the curriculum, and its intellectual, cognitive, psychological and social principles. It also identifies the components of the Social Studies curriculum and its elements (goals, content, methods, activities, and evaluation) and the relationship between its components. Moreover, this course aims to help students to get acquainted with the theoretical and practical designs of the curriculum, also to define curriculum evaluation and to improve it. This course includes practical applications in the elements of the curriculum, and it provides practical solutions to some of its problems.

 

Curricula of Musical Skills: CUTM5328
The course aims to introduce students to the school curriculum in terms of the linguistic meaning of the concept, the concept of the old and modern curriculum, and the role of teacher, students and learning content in both curricula. Then the course allows students to study the components of the modern curriculum and its elements in a more comprehensive and detailed way, this includes (foundation - philosophy - objectives ? learning content - teaching objectives - learning activities - assessment - feedback). Students begins with studying about the learning content and how to organize it, the mechanism of formulating educational objectives, how to choose appropriate teaching methods, teaching aids, students? learning activities and assessment methods. The course provides students with foundations of building musical education curricula, how to design and build curricula, and finally methods and standards used to build different types of curricula. The course emphasis what is appropriate in all previous skills in teaching music education, evaluation of curriculum and finally improving it in music education.

 

Field Training: CUTM5400
Field training is designed to enable candidates to apply and demonstrate specialized knowledge in enhancing professional practice and teaching skills as a resident teacher in a partner school, practicing a vast range of teacher tasks. The course employs the conceptual framework of the college as the grounds for practice. Candidates go to schools five days per week and hold weekly meetings with their cooperating teachers and university supervisor once a week in order to raise their efficiency.

 

Graduation Project: CUTM5500
This course aims to enable the candidate to conduct simple action research in the field of education, addressing an important issue derived from their teaching practices and experiences in (CUTM 5400 Field Training). They are expected to explore and discuss the issue in depth suggesting possible solutions based on obtained data. Candidates are expected to employ valid and reliable data collection tools such as questionnaires, interviews, observations, tests, etc. Candidates are supported in the process of conducting and writing the action research so as to produce a research paper that meet the standards of the college and has the following elements: title, introduction, methodology, tools, data analysis, discussion of results, conclusion and a list of references according to the APA style. The research paper is submitted as a part of the professional portfolio in CUTM4500.

 

Contemporary Trends in Teacher Education: CUTM6103
The course aims to equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge on various systems of teacher preparation and teacher professional development programs, especially in terms of both national and international models and the latest developments in the field. The course also covers the most important approaches in teacher preparation such as the competency-based approach, and the system-based approach. The course also includes practical activities and tasks where students analyze and evaluate teacher preparation programs in their area of specialization, in light of the philosophies of teaching, and standards of academic accreditation. Other tasks in the course include microteaching and field visits; diagnosis of professional needs; identifying channels of partnerships with stakeholders; identifying challenges and constraints and developing research partnerships between teacher preparation programs and the educational field. The course also addresses the role of teacher preparation programs in promoting positive attitudes towards the profession and strengthening teachers' values and positive dispositions as well as the role of the teacher as a guide who is capable of understanding learners' behavioral and developmental problems and how to deal with them.

 

Assessment in School Curriculum: CUTM6104
This course addresses the theoretical framework of educational assessment, the problems that the field faces and the latest developments in it . The course aims to equip the students with the necessary skills and comptencies to practice assessment in the teaching process in terms of: designing valid and reliable assessment tools that address cognitive, affective and psychomotor aspects of learning, applying these assessment tools on leaners and collecting assessment results, analysing assesment results, using technology in different aspects of the process, consulting the latest research and adopting the latest developments, and referring to both national and international standards on assessment and implementing them on the data analysis of students' assessment results such as those in TIMSS and PIRLS or national test results. The course also distinguishes between assessment as a main component in curriculum design and course evaluation as a process that aims to improve a course. The course will include practical exercises on curriculum assessment in light of national and international standards and demands.

 

Problems in Islamic Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6112
A study of various problems related to Islamic education, including: teacher training; school textbooks; skills of recitation and recital of the Holy Qur'an; choosing verses from the Holy Qur'an at the general education level; choosing sayings of the Prophet; teaching Islamic education; problems arising from the spread of certain negative ideas. Concepts of Islamic education, problems on teaching islamic education.

 

Advanced Methods in Islamic Education: CUTM6113
An examination of the different modern approaches to teaching Islamic education: historical, informational, subjective, social and comprehensive. As well, modern teaching methods are studied: discovery methods, questionnaires, individualized instruction. Lerning cycle concept-mapping story, using computers in islamic education Finally, the course examines: teaching Islamic concepts and principles; the nature of values, tendencies and feelings, and their inter-relations; the role of the above in the Islamic education curriculum; methods of note-taking; linguistic interplay. Evaluation of some research papers.

 

Islamic Education through English: CUTM6114
this advanced course is designed to improve the students reading and comprehension skills in texts written in English in curriculum and methods of teaching Islamic Education. It aims at improving their abilites to translate from English materials that are relevant to their theses. Selected readings books and DAI and ERIC documents. Writing term papers, reseach proposals and master thesis.

 

Islamic Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Schools: CUTM6115
this advanced course introduces to the students the curriculum of Islamic education in the three stages: elementary, preparatory and secondary. The four elements of the curriculum: aims, content, methods of teaching and methods of evaluation are carefully examined and avaluated. Teaching methods employed are: content analysis, dicussions and research papers about the nature of teaching islamic education at omani schools.

 

Research Project in Islamic Education Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6116
The aim of the course is to provide the learner with the basic concepts associated with educational research, identifying its elements, steps, procedures and applications by addressing a specific field research problem in Islamic education curricula and methods of teaching and applying them, formulating questions and/or assumptions that define them, identifying their members or community and identifying them, collecting data through appropriate tools, monitoring and analysing results according to appropriate statistical processes, and then interpreting them, and writing recommendations and suggestions. The learner displays his research and the results he reached for discussion by faculty members in the specialty.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in Islamic Education: CUTM6117
This course aims to introduce students to the concept of theory, the concept of philosophy, the relationship between general philosophy and educational philosophy, the steps of constructing the theory of the curricula of education, the relationship of theory to the foundations of the curriculum, models of theories of the universal curriculum, It also acknowledges students with the comparison between the theories of the curriculum in light of its vision of the realities of divinity, the universe, humanities and life, and its relationship to Muslim education. Moreover the course introduces students to the concept of curriculum design, its elements, and steps and some models and applications. In addition the course also covers topics related to the concept of curriculum development its importance, the participants in the process of development, methods of development and its foundations and steps. And the theoretical aspects of the process of building, developing, organizing and evaluating the curriculum in the Sultanate.

 

Problem in Arabic Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6122
A study of various special problems in the field of teaching Arabic, including: teacherrelated problems; school textbooks; productive skills (speaking and ting); receptive skills (reading and listening); analysis of linguistic errors; difficulties in acquiring listening skills; difficulties in acquiring linguistic structures; diglossia and its effect on acquiring teaching skills.

 

Advanced Methods in Arabic Education: CUTM6123
Topics include: psychological theories relating to language development in individuals; relation between methods of teaching Arabic and the fields of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics; modern trends and methods in teaching Arabic; use of the computer; affective aspect of language acquisition; incentives to learning language; relation between the method of learning and linguistic fluency; methods of note-taking and linguistic interplay. Teacher competencies using educational technology and computers in teaching Arabic.

 

Arabic Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Schools: CUTM6125
This advanced course introduces to the students the curriculum of arabic in the threestages: elementary, preparatory and secondary. Aims, content, methods of teaching and methods of evaluation of the curriculum are carefully examined and evaluated. Several methods of teaching are employed, these include: these include: content analysis, discussions and research.

 

Research Project in Arabic Language Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6126
This course aims to provide learners in the curricula and methods of teaching the Arabic language the basic concepts related to educational research, and identify its elements and steps; by addressing a specific field research problem in specialization and its application, and formulating questions and / or hypotheses that define it, while identifying its members or society and its sample, and collecting Data through appropriate tools, Perform data analysis, interpreting results, and writing recommendations and Suggestion. At the end of the application, the learners present to the faculty members in the specialization what they have come up for their discussion in it.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in Arabic Language: CUTM6127
The course aims to enable the student in the Master of Arabic Curriculum and Teaching Methods program to build an in-depth knowledge of the theory of the curriculum, its relation to the educational theory, its critique, and identify the genesis of the syllabus, its main scholars and types. And develop its ability to draw the processes of the curriculum in terms of its concept, characteristics, procedures, and the conclusion of the most important challenges facing the curricula of the Arabic language, and how to deal with them.

 

English Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Schools: CUTM6131
This program is designed to provide students with adequate background knowledge in ELT curriculum design. It covers the different types of ELT curriculum such as structural curriculum, notional-functional curriculum, lexical curriculum, procedural curriculum and negotiated curriculum. The program is also concerned with the different theorotical underpinnings of each type. Strengths and limitations of each type will be discussed with particular emphasis on its applicability to the Omani context. Students will be required to analyze different curricular documents particularly Omani English Curricular documents.

 

Problems in English Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6132
This program is designed to provide students with adequate background knowledge in ELT curriculum design. It covers the different types of ELT curriculum such as structural curriculum, notional-functional curriculum, lexical curriculum, procedural curriculum and negotiated curriculum. The program is also concerned with the different theoretical underpinnings of each type. Strengths and limitations of each type will be discussed with particular emphasis on its applicability to the Omani context. Students will be required to analyze different curricular dicuments particularly Omani English Curricular documents.

 

Advances in English Education: CUTM6133
This program is designed to provide students with current trends in foreign and second language teaching related to the whole issue of effective language teaching. More specifically, the following topic areas will be covered: Research-based indicators of effective foreign language teaching. The post-method phase. Task-based language learning. Reflective foreign language teaching. Classroom management Selecting and evaluating foreign language WWW materials.

 

English Education through English: CUTM6134
This course is intended to provide the students with adequate background knowledge in Applied Linguistics for language teaching. More specifically students should be exposed to readings in the functional analysis of language, particularly the speech act theory, discourse analysis, second language acquisition and foreign language learning and the whole area of learner autonomy and language learning strategies. They should also be exposed to a separate module on academic writing skills.

 

Research Project in English language Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6135
The course aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge and skills of educational research, and to identify its elements and procedures, by addressing a specific research problem in English Language Curriculum and Instruction (ELT) and its applications. This includes: formulating viable research questions and/or hypothesis, defining and selecting sample population, collecting data by appropriate instruments and analyzing, and interpreting the findings as well as writing recommendations and suggestions. Upon the competition of the research project, the findings are presented and discussed at the ELT unit.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in English Language: CUTM6136
The course looks at curriculum theory and explores curriculum issues as they relate to globalization and IT revolution. The course also introduces innovative ways of developing ELT curriculum. Students are involved in class presentations, projects, field work, peer assessments, role playing and small group discussions.

 

Problems in Social Studies Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6142
This advanced course is designed to give the student and excellent idea by analyzing problems related to Social studies curriculum and teaching methods-teacher prepration, teaching values and attitudes-educational research-teaching historic documentations-teaching current events. The methods used are: lectures, duscussions, role-play, individual and group reports and projects.

 

Advanced Methods in Social Studies Education: CUTM6143
This advanced course concentrates on Teaching skills, especially those relevant to maps and globes, questioning skills, inductive skills, distinguishing between facts and opinions, problem solving skills, social participation skills, teaching values and attitudes, characteristics of the effective teacher, criticizing research studies in the field and writing research proposals. The methods used are: individual and group projects and reports, presentations, lectures, discussions and role play. using educational technology and computers in education, teacher competencies and skills.

 

Social Studies Studies Through English: CUTM6144
This advanced course is designed to improve reading and comprehension skills by reding journal articles, chapters from reference books, dissertation abstracts closely related to the social studies curriculum in public schools, learning to use English references, acquiring terms papers and research proposals. Writing term papers, research proposal and master thesis.

 

Social Studies Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Schools: CUTM6145
This advanced course is designed to get an idea about founations, Curriculum design, Curriculum Evaluation, the basis of the characteristics of the effective curriculum, content analysis, student criticisms of the curricula and school textbooks in the Omani public schools. Basic education in Oman, writing reports about teching in public education.

 

Research Project in Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6146
The course aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge and skills of educational research, and to identify its elements and procedures, by addressing a specific research problem in Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (ELT) and its applications. This includes: formulating viable research questions and/or hypothesis, defining and selecting sample population, collecting data by appropriate instruments and analyzing, and interpreting the findings as well as writing recommendations and suggestions. Upon the competition of the research project, the findings are presented and discussed at the Social studies unit.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in Social Studies: CUTM6147
This course aims to introduce a key concepts, namely theory, philosophy and the relationship between general philosophy and educational philosophy. In addition, these concepts employed to understand the steps of building the specific theory of educational curriculum in terms of its influence on the foundations and components of the curriculum. Furthermore, a set of education theory will introduce such as constructivism theory, critical theory, multiple intelligence theory, funds of knowledge theory, chaos theory, post- human theory, learning in nature theory, and the impact on social studies curriculum will be interpreted. Also, the course focuses on designing and developing the social studies curriculum by study some designing modules. Finally, the course gives attention to evaluation and developing of the curriculum focusing on who participates in these processes and how they carry on them.

 

Mathematics Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Schools: CUTM6151
- Nature of Mathematics, Mathematics History, - Teaching Algebra, Statistics and Probability, - Teaching Geometuy: Eculids Geometry- Solid Geometry, - Teaching Low-achievers in Mathematics, - Teaching School Mathematics Teaching Methods, - Researches in Curriculum and Methods of Teaching School Mathematics (Periodicals, Theses), - Mathematics Teaching Competencies and Teacher Education Programs,

 

Problem in Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6152
This course gives students the knowledge and skills of Mathematics Curriculum, analysis and evaluation of school Mathematics Textbooks, teacher's manuals, problems related to Mathematics teaching, new trends in Mathematics curriculum and uses of educational technology in learning mathematics.

 

Advanced Methods in Mathematics Education: CUTM6153
Uses of Internet for developing Mathematics teachers performances, Uses of Graph, Calculators, Problem Solving Strategies, Inquiry and Research Methods in Mathematics Education, learning difficulties in Mathematics, Creative Thinking for Mathematics Teaching, Basic and Applied Research in Mathematics Education, Problems in Mathematics Evaluation.

 

Mathematics Education Through English: CUTM6154
Reading journal articles, chapters from reference Mathematics books, theses and dissertation abstracts closely related to the Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Mathematics, Learning to use English references (Mathematics Journals and Books), acquiring concepts and terms in their Major and specializations, and implementing such skills in writing papers, research proposals and theses.

 

Research Project in Mathematics Education Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6155
The course aims to provide learners with the basic concepts related to educational research and identify its elements and steps by addressing a specific field research problem in the specialization of curricula and methods of teaching mathematics and its application. It also aims to to provide learners with basic research skills such formulating questions and / or hypotheses that define it, identifying research sample, collecting data through research tools and methods, monitoring and interpringt results, and finally write recommendations and proposals. The learners present and discuss their findings to the faculty members in the specialization of mathematics curricula and methods of teaching.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in Mathematics: CUTM6156
This course aimed to provide a strong Knowledge of educational philosophy, educational theory, and mathematics curriculum concepts. It provide also, principles of mathematics curriculum design and development, the nature of relationship between mathematics curriculum and curriculum theories. Course components include NCTM standards as basic development of Mathematics. Also, developing assessment tools for research in mathematics curriculum field.

 

Science Curriculum and Methods of Teaching in Schools: CUTM6161
Foundations of Science Curriculum, design, analysis and evaluation. Textbooks and teacher's manuals analysis and evaluation in terms of aims, content, and approaches. Critics of the curricula on the basis of content, evaluation, methods and techniques of teaching science, activities, educational media and methodology. Emphasis is on research findings related to course topics and contents. Overall review and critical analysis of schools curricula.

 

Problems in Science Curriculum and Teaching Methods: CUTM6162
This course gives students the knowledge and skills about the philosophy of science , science literacy, nature of science(science as knowledge and process). The role of science teachers in changing students' skills, knowledge, interests and attitudes towards science subjects, scientific thinking, creativity in science, new trends in teaching science such as constructivism (concept mapping, learning cycle), cooperative learning and emphasis on research findings related to course topics and content.

 

Advanced Methods in Science Education: CUTM6163
Scientific knowledge (types, characteristics, and methods of teaching) scientific concepts, misconceptions, effective science teaching, science teacher preparation, scientific curiosity and questioning, teaching science creativity, research proposal preparation, Emphasis on research findings related to course topics and content analysis. Discussion of problems related to science curriculum and methods of teaching, teacher manuals, Laboratories and preparation for teaching science.

 

Science Education Through English: CUTM6164
The course addresses reading journal articles, chapters from reference science books, theses and dissertation abstracts closely related to the Science Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Science, learning to use English references (Science Journals and Books), acquiring concepts and terms in their Major and specialization, and implementing skills in writing papers, research proposals and theses.

 

Research Project in Science Education Curriculum and Instruction: CUTM6165
The course aims to provide learners with the basic knowledge, skills and values related to the educational research in science education. This will be demonstrated by addressing a specific research problem in science education and its applications. This includes: formulating viable questions and / or hypotheses, identifying and selecting sample population, collecting data with appropriate tools, analyzing and interpreting the results, writing recommendations and suggestions. Upon the competition of the research project, a thorough evidence based research report is presented and discussed at the Science Education Unit.

 

Curriculum Theory & Design in Science: CUTM6166
This course aims to introduce students to educational philosophy, educational theory and concepts related to theory in the field of curricula in general and the field of science in particular, as well as to introduce students to the fundamentals of building science curricula, design and development, and the nature of the relationship of these foundations with the theories of the curriculum. The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to conduct structured systematic studies and to design and implement appropriate research tools.

 

Art Curriculum Design and Development: CUTM6181
This course aims to equip the candidate with the basics design of art education curriculum and its developing methods, based on recent trends in curricula development and theories. This course targets in particular curriculum designers and developers, art educators, art teachers and supervisors. This course will focus on the art education reforming movements, theories and models of art curriculum, national standards and art curriculum and their relation to standards of art teacher preparation programs. It's also includes the UNESCO Roadmap on Arts Education, and Sustainable Development Goals in Art education as an approach to develop learning in schools. It will also deal with executive research as an approach to curriculum development in light of the contemporary theories of art education. In this course, candidate will practice curriculum design projects for art curriculums which reflecting the methods of integrating learning and education within one or more theory of art education curriculum theories.

 

Reading in Art and Art education: CUTM6182
This course aims to activate the candidate's role, enabling him to select and review the literature, the studies and the published scientific researches, in order to have an overview on the researches' topics, the issues and the research problems as well as the artistic and scientific concepts related to Art education curricula and its teaching methods. Thus, the candidate will acquire the skills of writing reports, scientific research or thesis and will know several global organizations working on education through art in the United King Dom, such as British National Association in Art and Design (National Society for Education in Art and Design, NSEAD), International Association for Education through Art- National Art Education Association (NAEA) in the USA, and other organizations concerning Art and Art Education. Candidate also will be introduced to the most important scientific refereed journals and magazines in the discipline of curricula and Art Education teaching methods such as Studies in Art Education, The Research of Visual Arts, Journal of Aesthetic Education, in the USA, the Journal of Art and Design Education belonging to the British Association of NSEAD, and other relevant scientific journals in Art Education at Australia and Canada such as Curriculum Studies and series of Educational Researches.

 

Methods of Teaching Art Education (advanced): CUTM6183
This course aims to provide practical and theoretical knowledge regarding modern art education strategies and teaching methods that associated with current issues. It includes many topics such as: Nature of teaching fine arts, educational lessons from arts, Projects-Based Art Education, Inquiring -Based Art Education, Imagination-Based Strategy, Problem Solving-Based Education, Meta-knowledge Strategy, Advanced organization and concept maps methods, Contract-Based education, constructive learning, Research-Based Education, Museum-Based Education, New Technology-Based Education strategy, E-Art Education, and Art Integration Strategy. This course also refers to some of current issues related to Art Education such as identity, democracy, peace and Arts Curriculum, Visual Culture and Art Education, Multiculturalism and Sustainable Development and their relation to Art Education at schools in the Sultanate of Oman.

 

Contemporary issues in Art and Art Education: CUTM6184
This course aims to present and discuss the major contemporary issues in curriculum and Art Education methods of teaching such as Multiculturalism, and how to integrate it into the Contemporary art curricula in Art Education, The issue of visual culture in the basic education school and its educational and artistic dimensions. It also covers the issue of contemporary art and Postmodernism Artists' Artwork and how to utilize them for developing and enhancing the content of Fine Arts curriculum, and how to integrate relevant disciplines into the curricula such as Art Criticism, Aesthetic, the History of Art and Art production. The course also refers to the globalization and Fine Arts curriculum with correlating them to other issues such as modernism and contemporary in Fine Arts , and how to use seize the introductions of Islamic Art in developing the curricula and the philosophy of art via Islamic and educational perspectives, and other problems and issues related to art education curriculum and current practices of contemporary art.

 

Assessment in Art Education: CUTM6185
This course aims to equip the student with the knowledge of Assessment philosophy and its facts in Art and Art Education, with aiming to understand the design methods of assessment and evaluation in the discipline. It includes the following topics: philosophy of assessment in Art and Art Education, the nature of Fine Arts discipline and its relation to the evaluation, history of evaluation in Art Education, theories of Aesthetic and evaluation (Simulation, expressionism, theory of form, instrumental theory, opened theory, institutional theory, theory of post-modernism), Standardized tests, alternative evaluation forms, comprehensive evaluation based on the art Portfolio and presenting (ARTS PROPEL) project which has been developed by Gardner in Harvard University, performance or practice evaluation, and disposition evaluation in Fine Arts, with reference to the evaluation fundamentals and principles within art exhibitions, Self Assessment, designing multi dimensional evaluation techniques and standards rubric for art disciplines as an approach for the Quality Assurance in teaching Art and Art production.

 

Supervision and Guidance in Art Education: CUTM6186
This course aims to equip the candidate with skills and competencies of supervision related to teaching Fine Arts in pre and post basic education schools in Sultanate of Oman, and to develop the teachers' performance through the follow-up sessions in the field and workshops that could be organized by an educational supervisor in Fine Arts. This course also refers to the standards of judging and evaluating the Art teacher performance and the Fine Arts education program level. It also deals with principles and plans of the international standards of art programs in schools and their required equipments. It also aims to recognize the concept of partnership in teacher preparation within school and in other educational institutions related to Fine Arts curriculum and methods of teaching such as museums, art galleries and exhibitions.

 

Inquiring - Based Art Education: CUTM6187
This course aims to provide the candidate with several opportunities to practice his/her thinking abilities in the area of teaching Art based on research approaches, experimentation and exploration of the best teaching practices in Art Education. This course will focus on teaching art by the survey-based, with concerning to it as a comprehensive approach to integrating learners effectively, brings the real world, encourages group work and takes into account different types of learning and complementation with the other curricula subjects. It will also focus on the practice of different art education theories and their issues. It also concerns on applying approach of learning by survey-based with aim of investigation, experiment and exploration the factors influencing effectively the process of Art learning.

 

Graduation project: CUTM6188
In this course, candidates will undertake a small project as a research study to complete the course requirements for the master degree in Curriculum and Instruction of Art Education. In the fourth semester in their study, candidates will carry on the research project under the supervision of the specialized professor. The idea of the project will be chosen during the end of first semesters and in the beginning of the second year the research topic should officially identified (third semester) to be completed and assessed not later than summer. The research project will be examined by the experts' committee from the Curriculum and Instruction department and accordingly, candidate will awarded final result: success, or failure at the end of the study.

 

Master's Thesis: CUTM7001
The course aims at preparing students in writing MA thesis in his/her specialty area in curriculum and instruction according to the academic regulations of postgraduate studies. The thesis should include all scientifically acceptable research elements such as the literature review, data collection and analysis, and drawing conclusions and recommendations. The student has to present the research proposal before the start of writing the thesis (seminar 1). Moreover, he/she has to present the findings in a departmental seminar (seminar 2). The student can register for the thesis after completing 12 credit hours of required courses.

 

PhD Thesis: CUTM8001
A thesis containing original work of suitable merit to demonstrate the candidate command of the relevant methodology and the ability to undertake independent research. At least one paper to be published or accepted for publication in an international peer-refereed journal, alternately presenting scientific papers in an international relevant conference.

 

PhD Thesis: CUTM8002
A thesis containing original work of suitable merit to demonstrate the candidate command of the relevant research design methodology and the ability to undertake independent research. At least one paper to be published or accepted for publication in an international peer-refereed journal or alternately presenting scientific papers in an international relevant conference.

 

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