Students completing this course will, as current or future educational leaders (teachers and administrators), explain and work effectively with the design and management of academic programs, grades Pre-K-12. They will interpret past, current, and emerging curriculum initiatives, and describe their intended impact on school curricula, teachers, and students. Students will also explain and demonstrate in simulated settings processes for creating, implementing, and managing local academic programs in the context of those reform initiatives. Students will be asked to apply their knowledge in four projects which gauge how students can successfully apply what they have learned in a variety of curriculum related settings.