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EDU 397L - Methods: K -8 Language Arts & Social Studies for All Learners

4 Credit(s)
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts of social studies and language arts instruction in a K-8 classroom. Candidates will demonstrate skills in using developmentally appropriate practices to ensure that all students can learn in a positive environment. Candidates will incorporate social studies and language arts within lesson plans, while creating instructional frameworks for the integrated study of other subjects. Through micro-teaching or field experience, candidates demonstrate skills in teaching children how to read and write, with a focus on developing in children the joy of learning. Candidates demonstrate skills in using a variety of methods and strategies for literacy development, including the development of literacy for second language learners. Candidates learn to plan a balanced literacy program that includes integrated, thematic instruction. Multicultural topics, including issues and concepts relevant to Native American history and culture, citizenship, and guided decision-making are included. Candidates are assessed through development of lesson plans and a unit plan, designed to ensure that students with diverse learning needs are successful. Other assessments include quizzes, candidate-developed assessments, peer teaching, observations of teaching K-8 children, and portfolio items. Candidates’ professional skills and dispositions are also assessed using an observation form. $20 Course Fee.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to TEP and EDU 233 .
(fall/spring)



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