EDSS 515 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Course Focuses on specific aspects of adolescent development that influence teacher-student interactions and relationships in secondary classrooms. Emphasizes the particular challenges and possibilities teachers encounter when working with adolescent students across differences in culture, ethnicity, gender, linguistic heritage, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

EDSS 530 GENERAL SECONDARY SCHOOL METHODS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: 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)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 580, EDSS 575, or EDSS 585

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 Teacher Performance Expectations 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)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 580, EDSS 575 or EDSS 585

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 Teacher Performance Expectations 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 ENGLISH IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570 , EDSS 580, EDSS 575 or EDSS 585

A study of essential content and methods in teaching expository and creative writing and literature, primarily at the middle school level. Focuses on the strategies for building reading comprehension and for teaching textual interpretations, questioning strategies, and scaffolding techniques. Emphasizes reflective practice based on Teacher Performance Expectations and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Emphasizes teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

EDSS 534 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS (3)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Social Studies Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 575, EDSS 580, EDSS 585

Prepares single subject credential candidates to teach social studies content in middle school classrooms. Primary emphases include the state standards, instructional techniques, and curricular materials commonly used to promote academic achievement in California’s multicultural social studies classrooms. Methods to reach and teach English language learners and students with special needs are also highlighted.

EDSS 540 LITERACY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS (3)

Three hours lecture/discussion per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: 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 HIGH SCHOOLS (4)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 575, EDSS 580 or EDSS 585

A study of content, methodology, materials and current research in teaching secondary mathematics courses including a focus on literacy. Focuses on the curricular framework of mathematics as appropriate for high school courses. Emphasizes reflective practice based on California Teacher Performance Expectations and the use and alignment of curricula to the Academic Content Standards for California Public Schools. Emphasizes teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

EDSS 542 TEACHING SCIENCE IN HIGH SCHOOLS (4)

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 575, EDSS 580 or EDSS 585

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

EDSS 543 TEACHING ENGLISH IN HIGH SCHOOLS (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 580, EDSS 575 or EDSS 585

A study of the content and methods of teaching writing that are specific to language development, including a focus on literacy, grammar instruction, student errors, and writing challenges for English language learners; studies the teaching and integration of non-fiction, particularly at the high school level. Emphasizes reflective practice based on teacher performance expectations and the use and alignment of curricula to the academic content standards for California public schools. Emphasizes teaching in multicultural, multilingual and inclusive classrooms.

EDSS 544 TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN HIGH SCHOOL (4)

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Social Studies Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 570, EDSS 575, EDSS 580, or EDSS 585

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

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)

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
(PART-TIME PROGRAM) (1)

Four hours per week in a middle school setting

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program.

Corequisite: 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 (2)

Two hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 575; Concurrent enrollment in or completed one content methods course

Weekly meetings to discuss observations and teaching practice during the first student teaching experience. Teacher education performance assessments will be introduced.

Graded Credit/No Credit

EDSS 575 STUDENT TEACHING MIDDLE SCHOOL (6)

Equivalent of eight weeks of full-time student teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: 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)

Four hours per week in a high school setting

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: EDSS 540, EDSS 541, EDSS 542, or EDSS 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 (2)

Two hours seminar per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Successful completion of EDSS 575

Corequisite: EDSS 585 Concurrent enrollment in one or successfully completed two content methods courses.

Weekly meetings to discuss observations and teaching practice during the second student teaching experience. Teacher education performance assessments will be completed as an exit requirement of the program. 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)

Equivalent of eight weeks of full-time student teaching

Prerequisite: Admission to the Single Subject Credential Program

Corequisite: 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