Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education I: Learning Goals & Assessments
EDUC390 (Not Liberal Arts) Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education I: Learning Goals & Assessments 3 hrs. 3 crs. Teacher candidates will build upon their deep and broad academic content knowledge to establish learning goals and create assessment plans appropriate for students in urban elementary schools. Candidates will study elementary level curriculum across disciplines as defined by national and state standards, learning ways to translate that appropriately for diverse urban classrooms. They will explore subject-specific and interdisciplinary approaches to assessment, including reading and writing in the content areas and incorporation of technology for assessment. Candidates will learn how to interpret assessment data. In their planning, candidates will incorporate their understanding of childhood development and urban diversity and plan for inclusion of students with special needs and English Language Learners. 10 hours of field work required. Preq: Admission to the Teacher Education curriculum and methods courses.