Course code:

ED5011

Level:

A - Advanced

Meets the following requirements:

  • ED - Educational Studies
  • HS - Human Studies

Lab fee:

25

How can an integrated curriculum for elementary school students help to deepen the relationships children and young adolescents construct with the natural and social worlds in a way that promotes their capacity to know themselves and the communities in which they act?

For those preparing to be elementary school educators (grades K–8), this three-credit residency provides an intensive guided apprenticeship that prepares the student-teacher with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to design an integrated math, science, and social studies curriculum, create and maintain a constructive learning environment, teach diverse learners using appropriate learning technologies and a variety of strategies, and assess student learning.

Learning objectives include all eleven of Maine’s teaching standards as well as a working knowledge of the Parameters for Essential Instruction (PEI) for Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Students will participate in a ten-week field work practicum observing and participating in elementary classrooms as well as planning and teaching weekly in a lab environment.  Readings, discussions, and experiential learning in class will complement the field work component. 

Evaluation will be based on reflection on fieldwork, participation in discussions of readings and field work, curriculum and assessment design and implementation, and professional performance in lab school and at the practicum site.  Partial credit may be awarded based on completed work and demonstrated learning.

 

Prerequisites:

Learning Theory, Exceptionalities, and Integrated Elementary Methods: Reading and Writing and permission of instructor.

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