Middle Grades Science Education Descriptions

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Summer II 1

TCHR 6010 – The Learner and the Learning Environment – Learning theory, motivational theory, and assessment within school environment. Focus on cognitive, affective, and social development of students.

TCHR 6011 – The Teacher and the Teaching Experience – Teaching within school environment. Teaching cycle, teaching as a profession, culture of teaching, and general strategies for instruction.

Fall Semester 1

MIDG 6100 – Young Adolescents, Schools, and Community – P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Adolescence as historical and cultural concept. Analysis of research on middle school practices and students’ perspectives of schooling. Investigation of adolescents’ experiences in school and community.

MIDG 6200 – Middle Grades Curriculum Development in Public Schools – P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Theories and practice in middle school curriculum planning. Emphasis on leadership skills in developing, analyzing, and evaluating effective curriculum.

MIDG 6300 – Advanced Strategies and Assessment for Middle Grades – P: MAEd core courses; MIDG 6000. Strategies and assessment practices to promote success for all students. Emphasis on diverse learners.

SCIE Elective (5000 level or above) –

SCIE Elective (5000 level or above) –

Spring Semester 1

TCHR 6020 – MAT Classroom Management – Concurrent internship experience required. P: TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Roles and responsibilities of teacher in organizing and managing classroom setting. Approaches to handling discipline problems.

MIDG 6024 – MAT Internship – P: TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Supervised teaching in appropriate subject and level classroom. Emphasis on reflective decision-making.

Summer I 1

TCHR 6030 – Literacy Development in the Area Classroom – May receive credit for one of READ 5317; TCHR 6030. Development of literacy abilities in content area classrooms. Identification of literacy requisites, evaluation of content area materials, and assessment of student competencies. Development of strategies and teaching materials to enhance learning.

SPED 6000 – Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom – Diverse educational needs of children with disabilities in regular classroom. Identification and placement procedures, academic and behavioral strategies, and curriculum and evaluation modifications.