Term: Spring 2018
Subject: Secondary Education
Provides an introduction to the field of mathematics education. Explores the knowledge and skills required to teach middle and secondary mathematics, investigate how people learn mathematics, and study current issues and research in mathematics education.
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Participants in this class examine adolescent developmental and learning theories. A Service Learning requirement allows students to apply understanding in the context of instructional settings. Prerequisites: EDTE 001 or EDFS 002 or instructor permission.
Field-experience in secondary setting. Focus on school culture and student needs while documenting effectiveness in one-on-one teaching. Professional attributes/dispositions are critically assessed. Pre/co-requisite: EDFS 203/EDSC 207.
Theory and methods of reading/writing explored in the context of literacy. Focus on reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking across disciplines. Cultural contexts explored. Pre/co-requisites: EDSC 207 and EDSC 209.
Development of methods related to secondary school teaching. Study and application of constructivist learning theory, differentiation, authentic assessment in planning. Focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration. Co-requisite: EDSC 215.
Includes multiple teaching modes, questioning techniques, micro-teaching laboratory, analysis of historical content to determine students' prerequisite cognitive skills and processes for construction of historical scenarios. Prerequisite: Twelve hours of education and related areas.
Collaboration with professional teachers in design and implementation of effective instruction, with special focus on developing programs in a high school setting. Prerequisite: EDSC 203, EDSC 207, EDSC 209, EDSC 215, EDSC 216, and Special Methods.
Consideration of science curricula and instructional strategies for grades 7-12. Topics may include: teaching science as problem solving, research in science teaching, affective education through science. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or Instructor permission.
Analysis of planning, curriculum design, teaching, evaluation and classroom management from the perspective of research and practice. Individual tasks culminate in production of a licensure portfolio. Co-requisite: EDSC 226.
Approaches to teaching composition, literature, and the English language in secondary school. Prerequisite: Acceptance into licensure program.
Contemporary secondary school mathematics curricula and instructional strategies for grades 7-12. Topics may include problem solving, research in mathematics education, use of calculators and computers, manipulatives, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas or permission.
An overview of language teaching methodology. The learning/ teaching process as it relates to language learning; techniques used in the teaching and testing of second language skills and culture. Prerequisite: Acceptance into licensure program.