Instructional Methods Computer Science

CIT 651 is a graduate-level educational technology course offered by the UNLV Department of Teaching and Learning.

Course Description: Study of research-based practices and methods in the teaching of computer science topics including algorithmic processes and their principles, object orientation and programming, elements of software design and usability, data abstraction and logic structures, and interface design. Emphasis is on project-based learning (PBL) strategies in a web-based development environment.

Target Audience: Educators interested in teaching computer programming. Appropriate for K-12 and adult educators.

Prerequisite knowledge: A previous educational technology course or equivalent experience is recommended. A basic understanding of one computer programming language is also recommended.

Offered: UNLV Summer session II

Relevant Credentials:

This course is designed to meet the methods of teaching computer science requirement for the Nevada Department of Education endorsement to teach advanced computer science.

This course can also be used as an elective in many Curriculum and Instruction graduate degrees. See your advisor for confirmation of applicability to your program.

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For more information, contact kendall.hartley@unlv.edu.