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2100. Power, Privilege, and Public Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Service learning course. Interdisciplinary analysis of the development and structure of schooling, teaching, and learning in American society; impact of public education on its many and diverse stakeholders. Includes topics such as: equity and excellence, historical, socio-cultural, philosophical, political, and legal frameworks of education, and current educational reform efforts. Recommended for students considering applying to the Neag School of Education their sophomore year. CA 2. CA 4.

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3000. Introduction to Teaching

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the University of Connecticut's Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program. Includes the philosophical and theoretical foundations of the program, its structure and components, the nature and purposes of schooling, the relationship of the school and society, and recent educational reform movements, including the work of the Holmes Group and John Goodlad's National Network for Educational Renewal, and the nature and purposes of reflective practice for the educational professional.

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3010. Elementary Curriculum Standards and Integration

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of national curriculum standards and analysis of curriculum resources and the implementation of curriculum in the elementary setting. Focus on media arts-related standards found across language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies curriculum standards.

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3020. Choral Music Methods

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to music education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Pedagogical techniques in choral settings, evaluation of vocal and choral literature and texts, and guidelines for choral performance at elementary and secondary levels.

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3100. Multicultural Education, Equity and Social Justice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to multicultural education. Includes the nature and purposes of schooling, the relationship between diversity, schooling and society, and the concepts and practices of multicultural education and equity pedagogy.

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3100W. Multicultural Education, Equity and Social Justice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Prep Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to multicultural education. Includes the nature and purposes of schooling, the relationship between diversity, schooling and society, and the concepts and practices of multicultural education and equity pedagogy.

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3210. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: Agricultural Teaching

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary agriculture education students in the Integrated Bachelor?s/Master?s Teacher Preparation Program

Grading Basis: Graded

Pedagogical techniques in middle and high school agriculture classroom settings, including setting student learning goals, planning and engaging students in activity that is authentic to the discipline of agriculture, with an increased focus on facilitating productive small group and whole class task-based discourse in agriculture classrooms.

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3211. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: English

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary English Education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Drawing upon current research related to the teaching of writing, this course invites students to examine and participate in a workshop approach that fosters skill development and engagement with writing.

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3212. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: Mathematics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary mathematics education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program

Grading Basis: Graded

Focuses on developing a deep understanding of mathematics content and goals for secondary mathematics education, and developing pedagogical techniques and competencies necessary for effective teaching in middle and high school math classroom settings. Focal areas include: setting student learning goals, planning and engaging students in activity that is authentic to the discipline of math, and facilitating meaningful, task-relevant discourse in math classrooms.

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3213. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: Science

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary science education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program

Grading Basis: Graded

Pedagogical techniques in middle and high school science classroom settings, including setting student learning goals, planning and engaging students in activity that is authentic to the discipline of science, with an increased focus on facilitating productive small group and whole class task-based discourse in science classrooms.

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3214. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: Social Studies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary History/Social Studies Education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the teaching and learning of social studies. The social studies include many disciplines such as history, political science/government/civics, geography, economics, and others. The focus will be on the discipline of history - the heart of the social studies curriculum - but time is also spent on civics, geography, and economics, and on an inquiry approach to teaching.

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3215. Introduction to Secondary Methods and Clinic: World Languages

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to secondary world language education students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the theoretical and methodological issues in the teaching of world languages in U.S. schools. Examines current issues in the professional literature of the field and explores approaches to world language teaching and theories about language learning. Explores setting student learning goals, planning and engaging students in authentic, culturally relevant activities for language learning, with a focus on facilitating productive small group and whole class task-based discourse in the target language.

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3305. Methods and Clinic in Elementary School Music

3.00 - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Satisfactory progress in applied music; open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Development of pre-service music teachers' skills in elementary learning (grades Pre-K-5; 6-8) and teaching through hands-on experience and observation. Students will explore the fundamental standard terms, concepts, musical skills, and understandings, and dispositions to be effective elementary music teachers through the lenses of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Music activities, materials, and teaching methods for elementary music classes, based on research and theories in music education, will be discussed.

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4010. Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the role of reading and writing in the learning of the content areas taught in secondary schools.

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4088. Variable Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit.

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4099. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed primarily for qualified students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area. Students must present the instructor with a problem well laid out for investigation. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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4110W. Teaching Reading and Writing in the Elementary School

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Open only to Elementary Education and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the teaching of reading and writing in the elementary school. Field experiences may be included.

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4115. Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary Education and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to current approaches and methods for teaching mathematics in the elementary school. Opportunities will be provided for participants to develop awareness of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics to inform instruction and enhance student learning.

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4120. Teaching Science in the Elementary School

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary Education and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of curriculum materials, laboratory experiences and teaching techniques in science.

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4125. Teaching School Social Studies in the Elementary School

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary Education and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the organization of learning experiences and teaching methods emphasizing the social sciences as the foundation of the social studies.

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4130. Teaching the Language Arts in the Elementary School

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Elementary Education and Special Education majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of current theory and approaches to teaching the language arts effectively by connecting the teaching of speaking, listening, reading, and writing and by integrating this instruction with children's literature and content learning. Field experiences may be included.

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4150. Directed Student Teaching

1.00 - 9.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Student teaching in selected elementary schools. Provides opportunity for students to observe teaching, to develop teaching skills through practice, and to engage in other school activities for which elementary teachers are responsible. Application, signed by the advisor, must be made to the Coordinator of Student Teaching for the fall semester prior to March 1; for the spring semester prior to October 1.

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4205W. Methods of Foreign Language Instruction, Pre K through 12

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Prep Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Selection and organization of learning experiences, instructional activities and materials, and methods of teaching foreign language in pre K-12 settings. Course activities include a combination of lecture, seminar and clinical experiences in local schools.

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4210W. Instruction and Curriculum in the Secondary School

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Prep Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of the selection and organization of learning experiences, instructional materials and teaching methods. Course activities will include a combination of lecture, seminar, and clinical experiences in local schools. SM-5/3/04

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4215. The Teaching of Reading in Middle and High Schools

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Methods of teaching reading to middle and high school students.

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4250. Directed Student Teaching

1.00 - 9.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Preparation Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Class meetings providing orientation to student teaching followed by teaching in schools supervised by a member of the staff of the Curriculum and Instruction Department. It is the policy of the department to extend its practice-teaching opportunity to a point sufficient to indicate adequately a student's teaching ability and aptitude. Application, signed by the advisor, must be made to the Coordinator of Student Teaching for the fall semester prior to March 1; for the spring semester prior to October 1.

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