May 18, 2022  
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ED 6460 - Teaching Middle and Secondary School English


(ED 4460)
(3)

Students will explore and analyze a variety of issues and approaches to the teaching of middle and secondary school English. The development of curriculum will be the foundation of the course, from lesson planning through full unit design. Pre-service and in-service teachers will learn how to use formative, summative and standardized student data to drive curricular decisions in the classroom. Differentiated instructional methods will be modeled and practiced; methods emphasized will reflect best practice and current educational technology. This course will prepare the pre-service and in-service teachers about the challenges of today’s modern classroom; therefore, it will focus on how to best serve English language learners, underperforming students, and a diverse student body. Critical thinking and problem solving will be central to the training of the students. This course also requires a non-credit field placement experience. The graduate-level course requires independent accelerated additional coursework appropriate for the graduate level.