Students will develop an understanding of general middle school instructional theory and practices, with a focus on teaching in their content area(s) of concentration. Emphasis is on middle school instruction based on the current standards of the National Middle School Association.
Explores cultural, political, and social factors that affect learning and teaching. Introduces students to the fields of educational anthropology and multicultural education and to the application of cultural information to curriculum development and classroom practice. The 3-hour undergraduate version and 4-hour graduate version meet the Cross-Cultural Studies for Teaching Limited-English-Proficient Students requirement for Bilingual and/or ESL Teaching Approval or Endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours.
Seminar course on topics not treated by regularly scheduled courses; requests for initiation may be made by students or faculty member. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing.