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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 278 - Secondary Teaching Methods

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 Lecture Periods 0 lab periods

Instructional methods 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 content area. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC 4)
  2. Self-assess content knowledge and application related to the content area. (InTASC 4)
  3. Describe the ways in which cross-curricular instruction and 21st century learning skills can be integrated into the content area. (InTASC 5); International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Educators (ISTE) 5)
  4. Identify a variety of methods to informally and formally assess student learning. (InTASC 6)
  5. Describe how formal assessments drive instructional decisions in the content area and identify strategies for engaging learners in analyzing their own data. (InTASC 6)
  6. Describe strategies for differentiated instruction. (InTASC 7)
  7. Develop standards-based lessons and objectives 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; ISTE 4)
  9. Identify effective instructional strategies. (InTASC 8)

  1. Content Knowledge
    1. Discipline Domains
    2. Central Concepts
  2. Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards
    1. Content knowledge self-assessment
    2. Application self-assessment
  3. Instruction
    1. Developing standards-based lessons and objectives
    2. Differentiated instruction
    3. 21st century learning skills
    4. Effective instructional strategies
  4. Assessment
    1. Informal and formal assessment strategies
    2. Analyzing data