EDN 300: Elementary School Programs and Practices
Focuses on the purposes of the elementary school in today’s society and the varied philosophical and theoretical stances used to design programs and select practices that will meet the needs of diverse learners. Ten hours of field experience required.
EDN 334: Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (K-6)
An overview of the goals of social studies education and how this affects various patterns of organizing curricular content. The implications of learner developmental characteristics for selecting approaches to instruction from history as well as the social and behavioral sciences will be explored. Emphasis on selection and preparation of appropriate materials including the strategies of inquiry, critical thinking, mapping and graphing, simulation, and problem solution. Field experiences required.
EDN 543: Advanced Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom
This course explores contemporary research, practices, and issues in social studies education with emphasis on enhancing the global dimension in the elementary school curriculum. Candidates design an integrated unit of study reflecting strong content knowledge, the integration of digital tools for teaching and learning, and the use of authentic assessment methods.
LIC 501: Research-based Instructional Design and Integrated Curriculum
Short-term and long-term planning structures emphasized including standards-based units and lesson design, scaffolding strategies, and ways to effectively assess student learning. Emphasis on using research literature as well as formative and summative assessment data to design curriculum. Field experience required