Course code:



A - Advanced

Meets the following requirements:

  • ED - Educational Studies
  • HS - Human Studies

Human ecologists who educate, embrace not only the interdisciplinarity of knowledge, but also the complexity of individual student development in political school environments.

This course focuses on two essential nuts and bolts of teaching: curriculum design and assessment. How can a teacher learn what students know, how they think, and what they have learned? How can a teacher use this knowledge of students and subject matter to plan learning experiences that will engage diverse interests, adapt to a wide range of learning styles and preferences, accommodate exceptional needs, and meet state-mandated curriculum standards?

This course is a required course for prospective secondary school teachers that provides an introduction to the backward design process and diverse assessment strategies. Students will engage in examining theory and practice designing and implementing curricula and assessments. A service-learning component will provide students with the opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of assessment methods in the subject they aim to teach.

The final project will be a collaboratively designed, integrated curriculum unit, including lesson plans and assessments.

Evaluation will be based on participation, reflective writing, individually designed lesson plans and assessments, and the final project.


Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom.

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