Middle Level Education (5250)

Middle Level Education (5250)

100 ORIENTATION TO MIDDLE LEVEL ED 0 credits
Prerequisite: admission to Middle Level Education Program; corequisite: 5100:200. Orientation to the information and strategies necessary for a student to be successful in the program, including portfolio development.
300 MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION 3 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: 5500:360. Reviews nature/needs of early adolescents; developmentally appropriate middle schooling; philosophy of school organizations; curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment; cultural and community contexts. 15 field hours.
333 TCHNG SCIENCE MID LEVEL LEARNR 4 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: 5500:370. A methods course for the prospective teacher to develop a point of view toward science teaching and strategies for effective standards-based science teaching. (15 field hours)
338 TCH SOC STUDIES MIDDLE CHILDHD 3 credits
Prerequisites: 5100:300, 5500:360. A methods course to examine the school social studies curriculum and strategies for effective teaching.
342 TEACH MATH MID LVL LEARNR 3 credits
Prerequisite or corequisite: 5500:370. Modern strategies of psychology and methodology in middle childhood mathematics on exploratory, structural and mastery levels of learning.
350 TCH LANG ARTS & MEDIA MID LVL 3 credits
Prerequisites: 5100:300; 5500:245, 286, 360. This course provides preservice middle grade teachers with strategies for integrating the language arts in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, media and drama.
351 MODES OF WRITING FOR MID GRDS 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to College of Education's Teacher Education Program. This course will provide middle school languages arts teachers the understandings and skills necessary to teach writing in varieties of forms and modes including newswriting.
430 HONORS RES PROJ: MIDDLE LVL ED 1-6 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits.) Prerequisites: Permission of student's preceptor. Carefully defined individual study demonstrating originality and sustained inquiry.
480 ST: MIDDLE SCHOOL 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (May be repeated with change of topic.) Group study of special topics in middle childhood of critical contemporary concern in professional education.
490 W: MIDDLE LEVEL 1-3 credits
Elective workshop for Middle Childhood majors who would like to pursue further refinement of teaching skills. Emphasis in demonstrations of teaching techniques and development.
495 STUDENT TEACHING: GRADES 4-6 5 credits
Planned teaching experience in schools selected and supervised by the Office of Field Experience.
496 STUDENT TEACHING: GRADES 7-9 6 credits
Prerequisites: Approval of the Student Teaching Committee, considered based upon approved application to student teaching, passing PRAXIS II subject test, and approved portfolio; senior status. Corequisite: 498. Planned teaching experience in schools selected and supervised by the Office of Field Experiences.
497 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of advisor and department head. Specific area of curriculum investigation pertinent to middle level education as determined by student's academic needs.
498 STU TEACH COLLOQ: MID GRADES 1 credits
Corequisite: 495 and 496. Prepares learner for final phase of becoming a decision maker. Explores problems encountered in the classroom, initiates reflective practice and concepts of other research.

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