New UCCI Courses


May 17, 2016

We're excited to announce that four new "a-g" approved courses have been added to the UCCI Course Catalog, bringing the current number of courses we have available to 66!

These courses were produced at our "on-demand" UCCI Institutes, and they will be available for any California school to add to their "a-g" course list.  Below are brief course descriptions, with links to the full course framework for each course below.

Contemporary Issues in Education: Education, Child Development, and Family Services and English ("b”)

This course allows students to see where the skills of English intersect with the elements of education, preparing them for further education and career opportunities in the field of Education, Child Development, and Family Services. Read the full course framework

Exploration of Child and Adolescent Literature: Education, Child Development, and Family Services and English ("b")

This course allows students to utilize Language Arts skills to investigate and evaluate the value and purpose of world literature for children and adolescents. Students evaluate how familial and cultural influences affect the themes and development of child and adolescent literature and why those themes are crucial to the educational progress of children and adolescents. Read the full course framework

Forensic Biology: Public Services and Laboratory Science (“d”) – Physics

In this course students study biology and earth science by engaging in investigations of how scientific evidence is used to solve crimes. Students take on the roles of public safety professionals to identify, collect, preserve, test, and analyze physical evidence. Read the full course framework

Funcational Design Through Algebra: Engineering and Architecture and Mathematics ("c") – Algebra

This course allows students to discover the power of mathematical modeling with Algebraic functions. Through a variety of Engineering Design projects, students must utilize functions to optimize the outcome of each challenge. By building understanding of functions, graphs, equations, and algebraic relationships, students will see how mathematical understanding can verify optimal performance and design in a variety of applications. Read the full course framework

If you're interested in implementing one or more of the above courses--or any course currently on our course catalog--but want some support in developing the instructional materials needed to make the course come to life, you can find that support through UCCI's Teacher Exchange! And if you have a need for courses beyond what's currently available on our catalog, you can request a UCCI Institute.

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- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes