Curriculum Design and Development

Course number: PS0156DIR • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Engaging communication is vital in reaching children today, but even more important than that is the message we are trying to communicate.   Fortunately, churches have many good curriculum options to choose from, but with this blessing can also come some challenges: How do they evaluate and choose a curriculum? If they decide to write their own, how do they go about it? How can they adapt what they already use to better meet their needs? Students will explore these and other questions that surround the exciting challenge of what churches teach children.

This is a directed study course: the instructor will develop the course of study with the student including instruction, related experiential activities, and assessment of learning outcomes for this course. Students will take this course at a distance but are welcome to join the class via video conference (i.e., Skype or FaceTime).  Face-to-face interaction with the instructor is also encouraged.