Curriculum & Instruction Department

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 environmental 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 educational 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 concept 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 capture 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 pedagogical 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 student teachers are to be familiarized with the major technique's for integrative teaching of English language. The course also focuses on equipping the students with the necessary skills in classroom management. 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 . Moreover, 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 understand the interrelationship connecting between the teaching methods, strategies 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 strategies 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.

 

Information Technology Teaching Methods (2): CUTM4029
This course covers the following 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 with knowledge in the field of methodology 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 teaching mathematics direct exposure models and leaning through discovery model, strategies for solving mathematical problems, teaching basic magmatically concepts, teaching mathematical skills reinforcement Tanique's followed in teaching mathematics, making 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 Quran and Hadith, Islamic faith (Aqedah), 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.

 

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