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EDUC 480 General Methods For Secondary Educators

This methods course prepares teaching candidates to provide high-quality instruction for diverse middle level and secondary students through the conceptual approaches of understanding by design, differentiated instruction, universal design for learning and authentic literacy. Candidates will: write a preliminary philosophy of education, learn to craft effective lessons, design varied instruction, conduct formative assessment, and respond to needs in order to promote positive student outcomes, meet standards and support the development of 21st Century Skills. Course readings will examine how to create a content-rich curriculum that links knowledge with thinking. Opportunities to design and experiment with instruction will be embedded. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite: EDUC 480L. Spring.