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EDC 275 - Secondary Methods: English Language Arts/Social Sciences

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Instructional methods in English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Sciences (SS) for the secondary teacher. Includes considerations in instructional design and assessment such as standards-based lessons and objectives; instructional strategies, including differentiated instruction; 21st century Learning skills; informal and formal assessment strategies; and analyzing data. Also includes domains and concepts central to the discipline, as well as methods for self-assessment in content knowledge and application.

Information: Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program approval is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify domains and concepts that are central to the discipline (ELA or Social Studies). (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 4)
  2. Use the Standards Continuum Guide for Reflective Teaching Practice to self-assess content knowledge and application related to ELA/SS. (InTASC 4)
  3. Describe the ways in which cross-curricular instruction and 21st century learning skills can be integrated into ELA/SS. (International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2)
  4. Identify a variety of methods to informally and formally assess student learning in ELA/SS. (InTASC 6)
  5. Describe how formal assessments drive instructional decisions in ELA/SS and identify strategies for  engaging learners in analyzing their own data. (InTASC 6)
  6. Describe strategies for differentiated instruction in ELA/SS. (InTASC 7)
  7. Develop standards-based lessons and objectives for ELA/SS using Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI). (InTASC 7)
  8. Discuss and analyze current and relevant social, cultural, and academic trends in general education and how they impact lesson planning. (InTASC 7)
  9. Identify effective instructional strategies for ELA/SS. (InTASC 8)