Courses in Secondary Education

SED 115. Introduction to Teaching and Learning. This course is designed to provide an introduction to secondary education majors about how people learn and how to successfully use that information in the classroom. It will cover the characteristics of secondary schools and students and the management of teaching and learning resources. 2 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   3 credits.

SED 362. Teaching of the Sciences in the Secondary Schools. This course will offer comprehensive preparation for teaching science in secondary schools through discussing, reading, writing, and completing projects. As part of this course, students will design lesson plans that will include teaching the literacy of science for all students including those with disabilities; explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of lab instruction for a variety of populations including those with disabilities; create and teach a lesson for a target audience; synthesize, reconfigure and connect what they have learned within the areas of scientific literacy, writing and education; evaluate student work by creating their own rubrics to assess learning in units and assignments for all students including those with disabilities; use technology effectively as an instructional tool; establish and practice appropriate classroom management strategies. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisite: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics major or permission. 3 credits.

SED 363. Teaching of Social Sciences in the Secondary Schools. This course will offer comprehensive preparation for teaching social studies in secondary schools through discussing, reading, writing, and completing projects. As part of this course, students will establish and practice appropriate classroom management strategies; design lessons/units of study that meaningfully integrate different and varied aspects of social studies; develop appropriate assessment strategies for all students including those with disabilities; explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of classroom instruction for a variety of populations including those with disabilities; synthesize, reconfigure and connect what they have learned within the areas of social studies literacy, writing and education; evaluate student work by creating their own rubrics to assess learning; use technology effectively as an instructional tool. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.  Prerequisite: Social Studies major or permission 3 credits.

SED 364. Teaching of English in the Secondary Schools. This course will offer comprehensive preparation for teaching English in secondary schools through discussing, reading, writing, and completing projects. As part of this course, students will establish and practice appropriate classroom management strategies; design lessons/units of study that meaningfully integrate different and varied aspects of social studies; develop appropriate assessment strategies for all students including those with disabilities; explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of classroom instruction for a variety of populations including those with disabilities; synthesize, reconfigure and connect what they have learned within the areas of social studies literacy, writing and education; evaluate student work by creating their own rubrics to assess learning; use technology effectively as an instructional tool. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisite: English major or permission of instructor. 3 credits.

SED 365. Teaching of Second Languages in Schools. This course will offer comprehensive preparation for teaching foreign language in secondary schools through discussing, reading, writing, and completing projects. As a part of this course, students will synthesize, reconfigure and connect what they have learned within the areas of language acquisition, teaching, writing and education to formulate a mission statement for their own teaching practice; evaluate student work by creating their own rubrics to assess learning in foreign language acquisition, units of study and assignments; use technology effectively as an instructional tool; establish and practice appropriate classroom management strategies for all students including those with disabilities; design lessons/units of study that meaningfully integrate different and varied aspects of foreign language acquisition for all students including those with disabilities; develop appropriate assessment strategies for all students including those with disabilities; explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of classroom instruction for a variety of populations. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisites: Foreign Language major or permission. 3 credits.

SED 366. Teaching of Mathematics in the Secondary Schools. This course will offer comprehensive preparation for teaching mathematics in secondary schools through discussing, reading, writing, and completing projects. Students enrolled in this course will explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of instruction for a variety of populations; synthesize, reconfigure and connect what they have learned within the areas of mathematical literacy, writing, and education; evaluate student work by creating their own rubrics to assess learning in units and assignments for all students including those with disabilities; use technology effectively as an instructional tool; establish and practice appropriate classroom management strategies for all students including those with disabilities; design lessons/units of study that meaningfully integrate different and varied aspects of mathematics; explore and utilize materials, techniques and methods of classroom instruction for a variety of populations. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisites: Mathematics major or permission. 3 credits.

SED 421. Content Area Literacy. This course will guide preservice students to develop competencies in teaching literacy strategies in their content area subject(s) in middle and high school. Emphasis will be placed on teaching activities, specialized skills, technology skills and study strategies for learning substantive content. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisite: SED 115. 3 credits.

SED 431. Practicum and Methods II. This course is designed to provide preservice secondary education students with the skills to develop an integrated approach to teaching and learning. Students will create lesson and unit plans and develop integrated curricula. 4 hours a week of fieldwork is required.   Prerequisites:SED 115, 421; secondary teacher certification candidate; junior or senior status; approval of the instructor; must be taken the semester prior to SED 440. 3 credits.

SED 440. Student Teaching. Students spend an entire semester in an area school under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.   Prerequisites: A cumulative grade point average of 2.8 and admission to teacher certification candidacy are required. (See Education Department III 1-7.) SED 115, 421, 431; open to seniors or students seeking certification only. 12 credits.