Course Descriptions

Middle Childhood Education Courses


Course Descriptions

EDM 313 Teaching and Assessing Language Arts in the Middle School (4-0-4). Prerequisites:This is critical exploration and analysis of student-centered methods that encourage integrated study of the language arts. Areas of study include pragmatic and theoretical aspects of reading, writing, listening, viewing, and oral language development during early adolescence - especially as they apply to the selection of objectives, strategies, and materials for instruction and the evaluation of pupil progress. Return to top

EDM 315 Teaching and Assessing Mathematics in the Middle School (4-0-4). Prerequisites: The course provides opportunities for the prospective mathematics teacher to gain experience in preparing, teaching and assessing problem-centered standards-based lessons. It focuses on materials and strategies for teaching and assessing mathematics at the middle-childhood level. Also considered are student characteristics, teaching and learning styles, issues of equity and diversity, constructivist theories of learning and the history of mathematics. Extensive use of technology is integrated throughout. Return to top

EDM 316 Teaching and Assessing Social Studies in the Middle School (4-0-4). Prerequisites: Eligibility for EST 371 Practicum, which must be taken concurrently. The course explores concepts, purposes, and underlying assumptions of teaching the social sciences; develops activities to improve children's understanding of democratic citizenship in a pluralistic society; addresses interdisciplinary curriculum linkages. Return to top

EDM 317 Teaching and Assessing Science in the Middle School (4-0-4). Prerequisites: This is an introduction to science instruction and assessment in upper elementary, middle, and junior high school settings.  It provides background and principles of science education, including instructional planning, methods and materials, integration of technology, nature of current research in science education and its role in guiding science instruction and assessment, best practices in science education and a philosophy for teaching science. Return to top

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