Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Teaching Adolescents EDU 301
Various; distance learning format
September 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define theories and principles of classroom management, including characteristics of effective and productive environments for learning; identify theories and principles of instructional methodologies, with emphasis on practices related to effective classrooms; discuss realities and structures of the teaching profession; learn how to design, plan and implement instruction that includes lesson planning, unit and course design and writing instructional objectives; design and implement classroom management plans that use effective classroom management strategies (maintaining a positive environment; motivating students and fostering student learning; model various methods of instruction; recognize individual differences of students and determining strategies to provide equitable instruction; and organize and manage use of time for instructional and non-instructional tasks.
This self-study course consists of 15 weekly lessons. Grading is based on writing assignments and a final examination. The primary purpose of this course is to provide pre-service teachers with information and experiences that will help learners develop and deliver effective instructional programs for students in secondary grades (7-12). Major areas of focus include: the nature of the teaching and learning process, including research-based models of instruction; planning, classroom management, learning environments and motivation. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with and demonstrate evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for effective beginning teaching.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (8/18).