Undergraduate Secondary Education
2023 Fall Term
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MIDDLE/SECONDARY SCHOOL ART EDUCATION
A preparatory course toward teaching art in middle/secondary school. The place of art in the middle/high school program, use and organization of art materials, exhibits and community relations. Required of all broadfield art education majors.
METHODS OF TEACHING ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS
Engages the students in shaping viable perspective for teaching English in today¿s middle/secondary school; in planning, developing, and evaluating a course, a unit, and a lesson series; in considering and practicing several modes of instruction-learning; in individualizing learning for particular adolescents; and in preparing generally for the Teaching Practicum.
METHODS OF TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES
An introduction to the principles and techniques of teaching modern world languages designed to prepare students for the Teaching Practicum. Emphasis is placed on a communicative approach to lesson planning, classroom instruction and proficiency assessment in accordance with the WI Academic Standards.
THE TEACHING OF MATHEMATICS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
A study of the materials, methods, curriculum and structure of secondary school mathematics. Review of current objectives in secondary school mathematics.
METHODS OF TEACHING SCIENCE
Designed to acquaint students with basic educational techniques; to develop in students the ability to utilize effectively techniques characteristic of science programs, namely, laboratory learning to acquaint students with new approaches to science; to familiarize students with new developments in the science curriculum; to help students gain a broad vision of their teaching profession, their science area and their responsibilities to all students.
THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
The study of the teaching-learning process, objectives in social studies, planning for teaching, selection of content and resources, teaching-learning strategies and evaluative methods.
METHODS OF TEACHING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND PROGRAMMING
This course examines the methods of teaching computer-based courses through the study of keyboarding development, curriculum for keyboarding from early elementary grades through high schools, curriculum and instructional techniques for programming, procedures and standards of assessment, computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, web development and various emerging technologies. In addition, the course includes a weekly seminar that provides opportunities for students to develop skills in analyzing, describing, and evaluating their own teaching performance.
SECONDARY FIELD STUDY SEMINAR
Designed to support students in field study during the Secondary Methods Block with opportunities for focused reflection, discussion, and close supervision of preparation for performance assessment tasks. Offered on a satisfactory/no credit basis only.
LITERACY IN THE DISCIPLINES
Students will develop an understanding of the role of literacy within and across the disciplines. They will design secondary classroom literacy materials according to a theoretical framework of how learners use multiple literacies, with emphasis on the application of skills within the disciplines in order to maximize student learning.