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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 512 - Teaching for Learning in the Content Areas


3 Credits
Students work with content-area specialists to understand the structure of their discipline, best teaching practices in their content area, and the student resources and professional development materials available in their content area. Each content area includes examination of teaching and learning styles in the 7-12 inclusive classroom, effective higher-level thinking, backwards design and content area-specific strategies and planning. Students create and practice performance-based lesson plans and develop a performance-based content unit. They will use a variety of teaching strategies that address the diversity of students in the 7-12 classroom. Observation and field study required.

Section 01-Social Studies and History

This course is a Social Studies methods course that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for them to teach Social Studies on the secondary level. The foundation of this course will be the Conceptual Framework of the University of Saint Joseph School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching, the Social Studies Frameworks and the standards of the National Council for the Social Studies. The focus will be on planning, implementing and evaluating instruction and curriculum as well as on specific strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. The use of primary sources will be emphasized. Field study is required.

Section 02-World Language

This is a foreign language methods course for initial license that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to teach the Romance Languages at the middle/secondary level. The foundation of this course is the Conceptual Framework of the USJ School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching and Foreign Language frameworks, as well as the standards of the American Council for Teaching Foreign Languages. The focus will be on second-language teaching methods. Language learning skills will be reviewed (listening, reading, writing, speaking) as well as the psychosocial aspects of language learning. Teacher candidates will understand the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (communication, culture, connections, comparison and community) and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Candidates will plan, implement and evaluate instruction and curriculum. They will also learn specific methods and strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. Special attention is paid to the technology component of teaching and learning. Field study is required.

Section 03-Mathematics

This is a mathematics methods course for initial license that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Math at the middle/secondary level. The foundation of this course is the Conceptual Framework of the USJ School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching and the Common Core Standards, as well as the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The focus will be on planning, implementing and evaluating instruction and curriculum. They will also learn specific methods and strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. Field study is required.

Section 04-Science

This is a science methods course that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Science at the middle/secondary level. The foundation of this course is the Conceptual Framework of the USJ School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching and the Science Frameworks, as well as the standards of the National Science Teachers Association. The focus will be on planning, implementing and evaluating instruction and curriculum. Students will learn specific methods and strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. Field study is required.

Section 05-Family and Consumer Science

This is a Family and Consumer Sciences course for initial license that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Family and Consumer Sciences at the middle and secondary level. The foundation of this course is the Conceptual Framework of the USJ School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching and the Common Core Standards, as well as the Connecticut Frameworks for Family and Consumer Sciences. The focus will be on planning, implementing and evaluating instruction and curriculum. The course also covers specific methods and strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. Field study is required.

Section 06-English

This is an English methods course for initial license that will enable candidates to learn and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English at the middle/secondary level. The foundation of this course is the Conceptual Framework of the USJ School of Education, the standards of the Connecticut State Department of Education, including the Common Core of Teaching and the Common Core Standards, as well as the standards of the National Council of Teachers of English. The focus will be on planning, implementing and evaluating instruction and curriculum. The course also covers specific methods and strategies that will lead to student-centered constructivist classroom activities that engage individual students in meaningful ways. Field study is required.

 
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 524 - Instruction and Curriculum  or EDUC 528 - Instruction and Curriculum for Secondary Teaching , may be concurrent with EDUC 532 - Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Secondary School  



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