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SECONDARY EDUCATION (SED)
 
SED 340* Fundamentals of Teaching (W) 3 cr
Theory and practice of planning for instruction and classroom management. Conducted as a system for individually guided mastery. Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to candidacy.
 
SED 341* Teaching Skills (W) 3 cr

Study and practice of selected skills employing video recording (including classroom management) and micro-teaching. Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to candidacy.

 
SED 350* Introduction to Teaching in the Middle School 3 cr
A study of the concerns of the pre-service middle school teachers, including program development, characteristics of the middlescent learners, nature of student-oriented instruction, and facilitation of learning of exceptional youth within the regular learning groups. Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to candidacy.
 
SED 453* Teaching Language Subjects
in Secondary Schools
3 cr
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching language subjects in secondary schools. Offered in the Fall Semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field(s), and SED 340 and 341 or SED 555 and 559. Corequisite: RED 451.
 
SED 454* Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools 3 cr

Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching mathematics in secondary schools. Offered in Fall Semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field, and SED 340 and 341 or SED 555 and 559. Corequisite: RED 451.

 
SED 455* Teaching Music in Secondary Schools 3 cr
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching music in secondary schools. Offered in Fall Semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field, and SED 340 and 341 or SED 555 and 559.
 
SED 456* Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 3 cr
Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching science in secondary schools. Offered in the Fall Semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field and SED 340 and 341 or SED 555 and 559. Corequisite: RED 451.
 
SED 457* Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools 3 cr

Assists the student in organizing materials and in developing methods of teaching social studies in secondary schools. Offered in Fall Semester only. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, completion of two-thirds of teaching field, and SED 340 and 341 or SED 555 and 559. Corequisite: RED 451.

 
SED 459 Creative Experience in Oral Language 3 cr
Background in the theory and function of oral language, and techniques for developing oral and dramatic communicative skills. Emphasis will be on everyday oral language, rather than on formal speech or theater.
 
SED 462* Student Teaching in the Middle School 12 cr
Observation and supervised teaching in the middle schools with opportunity for study and discussion of the problems and issues encountered. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, SED 340 and 341, appropriate methods course(s), and completion of three-fourths of teaching field(s).
 
SED 463* Student Teaching in the Middle School 3 cr

Observation and supervised teaching in the middle schools with opportunity for study and discussion of the problems and issues encountered. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and appropriate methods course.

 
SED 464* Student Teaching in the High School 9 cr
Observation and supervised teaching in high schools with opportunity for study and discussion of the problems and issues encountered. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, SED 340 and 341, appropriate methods course(s), and completion of three-fourths of teaching field(s).
 
SED 465* Student Teaching in the High School 3 cr
Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be placed with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and an appropriate methods course.
 
SED 470* Student Teaching in the N-12 Program 9 cr

Observation and supervised teaching with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered in the N-12 program. Students will be place with a person holding a valid teaching certificate in the appropriate field. Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy, SED 340 and 341, appropriate methods course(s), and completion of three-fourths of teaching field(s).

 
SED 494 Directed Study in Secondary Education 1, 3 cr
Directed study. Prerequisite: Permission of department. No more than two directed studies courses can be accepted for a Bachelor’s Degree and Class B Certificate. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
SED 499 Seniors Honors Project 3-6 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project relevant to the field of study in Secondary Education that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty members chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: Participant in honors program and junior level status.
 
SED 551 The Secondary School Student 3 cr

Study of the physical, mental, and social development of students at secondary school age levels. The objectives and procedures of American secondary education are related to the development of adolescents in our culture. Included are the level of significance of specific individual differences among students in the various subject fields, the relationship of student self-concept to learning, students study through use of records, a variety of diagnostic materials, and group study projects.

 
SED 552 The High School Curriculum 3 cr
A study of the purpose of American secondary education and how these are reflected in the school curriculum. Curriculum organization, professional roles in curriculum development, and forces shaping the curriculum today are examined.
 
SED 554 Guiding Learning in the Secondary School 3 cr
Study of methods and techniques of teaching in the secondary schools. Consideration is given to the identification of learning outcomes, developing teaching strategies for achieving the outcomes identified, and techniques of evaluation.
 
SED 555 Curriculum and Teaching in the Secondary School 3 cr

Theory and practice of planning for instruction and classroom management. Conducted as a system for individually guided mastery.

 
SED 557 Teaching Basic Writing Skills 3 cr
Background in theories of the writing process and techniques to help students develop writing skills. The main emphasis will be on teaching the process of writing: evaluation of writing and the issue of non-standard English will also be considered.
 
SED 558 The Middle School Curriculum 3 cr
A study of the Middle School program in light of the characteristics and educational needs of youth in early adolescence.
 
SED 559 Advanced Teaching Techniques 3 cr

Study and practice of selected skills employing video recording (including classroom management) and micro-teaching.

 
SED 560 Graduate Research Seminar 3 cr
Research in problems confronting American secondary education. Selected topics are explored by students which provide the basis for seminar discussions. A seminar paper is presented by each student. This course also includes a field-based practicum. Prerequisite: Permission of department chair.
 
SED 561
Trends and Practices in Teaching Language Subjects in the Secondary Schools
3 cr
Current trends and practices in curriculum, instruction, selection of materials, and derivation of procedures for guiding learning in reading, listening, writing, and speaking.
 
SED 562
Trends and Practices in Teaching Social Studies
in the Secondary Schools
3 cr

Current trends and practices in organizing and teaching social studies in the secondary school. The selection and use of content, materials, methods, and the development and appraisal of typical units are emphasized.

 
SED 563
Trends and Practice in Teaching Mathematics
in the Secondary Schools
3 cr
Current curriculum trends in teaching mathematics. Included are the selection of materials and a study of methods appropriate for teaching mathematics in the secondary school.
 
SED 564
Trends and Practices in Teaching Science
in the Secondary Schools
3 cr
Current curriculum trends in teaching science in the secondary school. Included are the selection of materials and an evaluation of those methods which are appropriate for teaching the biological and physical sciences.
 
SED 590 Special Topics 3 cr

Current topics of special concern to secondary educators. A different topic will be used each time the course is offered. Not more than six semester hours may be applied toward a degree program.

 
SED 594 Directed Study and Research 1, 3 cr
Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Secondary Education. Not more than three semester hours of any department 594 courses can be accepted toward a degree program. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.
 
SED 595 Internship in Secondary Education 3, 6, 9 cr
The internship is a supervised learning experience in a work setting similar to that in which an educator will eventually be employed. The internship provides the student with an opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned during the graduate program. Not more than six hours may be taken.
 
SED 599 Thesis 1-9 cr

A student selects a project, study, or investigation in Secondary Education related to his area of specialization. The project forms a basis for the thesis. The thesis committees will give guidance during the investigation and during the writing of the thesis.

 
SED 699 Research Project 3 cr
The culminating experience which the candidate must synthesize and apply the various program components in a selected instructional setting. The student completes a research project in a public school setting under the guidance of a department faculty committee. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair.

 

 


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