Secondary Education (EDSC)

Courses

EDSC 200. Contemporary Issues. 3 Credits.

Designed so that its content and structure may accommodate special issues not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas.

EDSC 207. Development:Theory & Applctn. 3 or 4 Credits.

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.

EDSC 209. Practicum in Teaching. 3 or 4 Credits.

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.

EDSC 215. Reading in Secondary Schools. 3-4 Credits.

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.

EDSC 216. Curr,Instr&Assmt Sec Schl Tchr. 3 Credits.

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.

EDSC 225. Tchg Soc Studies in Sec Schls. 3 Credits.

Includes multiple teaching modes, questioning techniques, micro-teaching laboratory, analysis of historical content to determine students' prerequisite cognitive skills and processes for construction of historical scenarios.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.

EDSC 226. Teaching Internship. 8-12 Credits.

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.

EDSC 227. Tchng Science in Sec Schls. 3 Credits.

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.

EDSC 230. Teaching for Results. 3 Credits.

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.

EDSC 257. Tchg Math in Secondary Schools. 3 Credits.

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.

EDSC 259. Tchg Foreign Lang in Sec Schls. 3 Credits.

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.

EDSC 295. Lab Experience. 1-6 Credits.

Supervised field work designed to give students experience in specialized areas for their professional development. Prerequisite: Permission of the Coordinator of Professional Laboratory Experiences.

EDSC 397. Problems in Education. 1-6 Credits.

Individual work on a research problem selected by the student in consultation with a staff member. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in education and related areas; endorsement by a sponsoring faculty member.