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EDU-540   Art Methods for Secondary Teachers2 credits

Prerequisites:Admission to Internship.

This is a study of the methods and materials appropriate to teach art at the level of middle, junior or senior high students. Topics to be considered include: philosophy of secondary art education, alignment of subject matter knowledge and Idaho state standards for visual arts, methods of art instruction, art curriculum (scope and sequence), lesson planning, assessment, budget, exhibits and portfolio development.

EDU-541   Science Methods for Secondary Teachers2 credits

Prerequisites:Admission to Internship.

This course serves as a practical foundation for pre-service teachers to formulate a basis to teach science at the secondary level in a manner that is exciting, creative, and rigorous. Techniques for promoting inquiry and discovery, in addition to laboratory safety and classroom management concerns will be investigated. Course activities will provide a basis for the development of competent, reflective professional science educators, including familiarity with relevant journals, resources, and continuing science education.

EDU-542   Mathematics Methods for Secondary Teachers2 credits

Admission to Internship. The emphasis of this class is on the mathematics that is taught in the middle and high school levels. The Idaho mathematics standards will be used in analyzing curriculum and preparing lessons. A variety of teaching techniques and methods will be described and modeled. The use of manipulatives, calculators and computers will be included.

EDU-543   Social Studies Methods for Secondary Teachers2 credits

Prerequisites:Admission to Internship.

A study of the methods and materials appropriate to the level of middle and senior high school students. Emphasis will be given to the theoretical understanding of the nature and history of social studies as a broad field of study and to the various concepts, methods, and strategies used to teach it. Special consideration will be given to an examination of the content, substantive, and syntactic knowledge necessary to teach the various social studies disciplines in the secondary schools. The critical component of the course will be the creation and teaching of social studies units as part of the internship placement.

EDU-544   Language Arts Methods for Secondary Teachers2 credits

Prerequisites:Admission to Internship.

Secondary English teachers must understand the content and structure of the English language and the variety of ways ideas can be organized within the field. In this course students will review research and practice in the areas of reading, writing, literature, as well as the grammar and mechanics of the English language. Assignments for this class may be included as artifacts in your professional portfolio.