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2006-2007 University Catalog

Education Single Subject

EDSS 530 GENERAL SECONDARY SCHOOL METHODS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 570 (1-2 units) or EDSS 575

Students learn and apply teaching strategies, assessment practices, lesson planning, and universal instructional design as appropriate for secondary classrooms. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms. Places special emphasis on middle school teaching and the middle school concept. Students will be placed in middle schools for the field placement/student teaching.

 

EDSS 531 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 570 (1-2 units) or EDSS 575

A study of content, methodology, materials and current research in teaching middle school mathematics. Focuses on the state curricular mathematics frameworks appropriate for middle school classrooms. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms

 

EDSS 532 TEACHING SCIENCE IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 570 (1-2 units) or EDSS 575

A study of content, methodology, materials and current research in middle school science teaching. Focuses on developing science process skills in middle school students. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 533 TEACHING WRITING AND LITERATURE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 570 (1-2 units) or EDSS 575

A study of content and methods in teaching critical expository writing, including methods of research and documentation and content and methods in teaching literature to secondary students. Focuses on the teaching of major literary genres. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 540 LITERACY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 570 (1-2 units) or EDSS 575

Secondary students will learn methods and techniques for reading, writing, language and literacy across the secondary curriculum including students with varied language backgrounds. Emphasis on how language and literacy issues and processes are crucial to successful student learning and successful teaching across contexts and content areas. This course addresses the special needs of proficient readers and adolescents who struggle as readers. Includes approaches and methods that are consistent with a comprehensive, systematic program, and are aligned with the state adopted academic content standards for students in English language arts and the reading/language arts framework. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 541 TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 580 (1-2 units) or EDSS 585

A study of content, methodology, materials and current research in teaching secondary mathematics courses. Focuses on the curricular framework of mathematics as appropriate for high school courses. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 542 TEACHING LIFE/PHYSICAL/GEO-SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 580 (1-2 units) or EDSS 585

A study of the content, methodology, materials and current research in teaching high school science courses. Focuses on methods, curriculum design, and technology use specific to teaching science courses in grades 9-12. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 543 TEACHING LANGUAGE SKILLS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3) [top]

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 580 (1-2 units) or EDSS 585

A study of content and methods in teaching the essentials of English language study, including the history of the English language, key models of English grammar, and a variety of applied topics ranging from semantics and dialect study to current research in the teaching of English. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Standards for the Teaching Profession and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Includes an emphasis on teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

 

EDSS 550 ACCESS TO LEARNING: ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (2) [top]

Two hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Various curricula and instructional programs designed for English language learners, including placement, grouping, methods of language and content assessment, English language development and specially designed academic instruction in English. Examination and application of theoretical and methodological issues in designing instruction for ELLs in classroom settings through reflective and critical practice.

 

EDSS 560 ACCESS TO LEARNING: SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNERS (2) [top]

Two hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

This course focuses on methods and techniques for identifying and teaching students with special needs, culturally diverse, and gifted and talented students, and the unique issues associated with integrating students with special needs in secondary settings.

 

EDSS 570 FIELD EXPERIENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL  [top]
(PART-TIME PROGRAM) (1)

Four hours per week in a middle school setting

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program.

Co-requisite: One of the following: EDSS 530, 531, 532, 533, or 540

Participatory observation in selected middle schools under the supervision of a classroom teacher and University supervisor. May be repeated for to a maximum of four units.

Graded Credit/No Credit

EDSS 571 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR-MIDDLE SCHOOL (1) [top]

Bi-weekly two hours of discussion

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 575

Bi-Weekly meetings to discuss observations and teaching practice during student teaching. Discussion and seminar with University supervisor to discuss practical issues relevant to the student teaching experience.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDSS 575 STUDENT TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL (6) [top]

Equivalent of eight weeks of full-time student teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 571

Participatory observation and teaching in selected middle level secondary schools under the supervision of a classroom teacher and University supervisor, with a student teaching seminar.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDSS 580 FIELD EXPERIENCE HIGH SCHOOL (PART-TIME PROGRAM) (1) [top]

Four hours per week in a high school setting

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 540, 541, 542, or 543

Participatory observation in selected high schools under the supervision of a classroom teacher and University supervisor. May be repeated to a maximum of three units.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDSS 581 STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR-HIGH SCHOOL (1) [top]

Bi-weekly two hour discussions

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 585

Discussion and seminar with University supervisor to discuss practical issues relevant to the student teaching experience.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

EDSS 585 STUDENT TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL (6) [top]

Equivalent of eight weeks of full-time student teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Co-requisite: EDSS 581

Participatory observation and teaching in selected high school level secondary schools under the supervision of classroom teacher and University supervisor, with a student teaching seminar.

Graded Credit/No Credit

 

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