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to study, reflect, question, and become knowledgeable about instructional methods while
applying and practicing these methods in a collaborative and constructive setting. Major topics
include: assessment of student learning, classroom management, curriculum development, and
instructional technology. Prerequisite: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

302. Secondary English Methods
This course is designed to introduce students to the methods and strategies of teaching English
at the secondary level. Students will focus on several topics and themes that are of great
importance to practicing and aspiring teachers. These topics include recent debates about the
teaching of English, active learning opportunities with literature, methods of instruction,
curriculum development and alignment with standards, the use of technology in teaching and in
student research, and assignment design and evaluation. This course is conducted at the
practicum site. Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the
student. Prerequisites: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

303. Secondary Art Methods
This course is designed to help prepare students to be effective teachers of art at the secondary
school level. The practicum will allow students to observe and teach in the high school art
classroom and examine the stages of artistic development and appropriate art lessons and
teaching strategies. Consequently, students will be in conversation about the particulars of
teaching various artistic mediums in the high school setting. This course is conducted at the
practicum site. Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the

student. Prerequisites: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

304. Secondary Foreign Language Methods
This course explores the theory and practice of teaching and learning a foreign language in the
secondary school setting. Topics will include instructional strategies for teaching conversational
skills and cultural appreciation in the target language, and learning theory as it relates to the
study of foreign language. This course is conducted at the practicum site. Transportation to and

from the practicum site is the responsibility of the student. Prerequisites: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

305. Secondary Math Methods
This course is focused on the practice of teaching mathematics. It will offer students
opportunities to observe, experiment with, and evaluate specific instructional methods for
mathematics and discuss the importance of balancing theory with practice. Specifically, this
course is designed around three primary domains of teaching mathematics: providing
instructional explanations of mathematics, facilitating small-group cooperative problem solving,
and orchestrating whole-class mathematical discussions. This course is conducted at the
practicum site. Transportation to and from the practicum site is the responsibility of the

student. Prerequisites: EDU 215 or EDU 230.

306. Secondary Social Studies & History Methods
This course introduces students to methods and strategies for teaching social studies and history
at the secondary level. In the course students will be introduced to the historical and theoretical
foundations of teaching social sciences, as well as to general issues involved in planning and
organizing a social studies curriculum. These include primary source-based history instruction;
methods of historical production (e.g., films, graphic histories, documentaries); curriculum
development; aligning instruction with standards; technology and social studies teaching; and
assignment design and evaluation. This course is conducted at the practicum site.

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