Secondary Education

  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management (3 cr.) Focuses on discipline approaches appropriate for middle and high school through an understanding of adolescents. Analysis of cognitive and moral development, puberty, environmental and cultural issues, family and peer relationships, identity formation, and social and personal problems. Provides tools to diagnose students' behaviors and to establish learning climate.
  • EDUC-S 405 The Middle and Junior High School (3 cr.) The course provides future middle and junior high teachers with an understanding of how early adolescent students and school structures impact curriculum, instruction and classroom management decisions.  The course meets the middle/junior high school endorsement requirement for elementary school majors.
  • EDUC-S 420 Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (3 cr.) Middle schools operate on unique philosophical and organizational foundations. This course will explore the design of middle schools and the ways teachers work to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners including those with specific needs. Preservice teachers will develop the skills needed to provide challenging learning opportunities to young adolescent learners.
  • EDUC-S 430 Teaching and Learning in the High School (3 cr.) This course for secondary teachers explores curriculum planning for conceptual learning that is developmentally appropriate for adolescents and young adults.  It includes the topics of high school organization and reform, assessment, critical thinking, urban school settings, risk behaviors, identity development, and importance of the larger community context.
  • EDUC-S 490 Research in Secondary Education (1-3 cr.) Individual research.