3252. Assessment for Middle-Level Educators (2). Focuses on understanding the purposes and practices of assessment in the middle-level classroom. Teacher candidates examine ways to assess learning formatively and summatively. They collect, manage, and analyze data to guide instructional decisions.
3320. Middle-Level Curriculum and Philosophy (3). An overview of sociological, historical, and philosophical foundations of the middle school movement. Focus is on unique characteristics of a middle school interdisciplinary curriculum and instruction. Field experience required.
3361. Teaching Social Studies at the Middle Level (3). Social studies curriculum principles and development, organization of materials, instructional techniques, and evaluation process unique to middle level social studies. Field experience required.
3370. Teaching Mathematics at the Middle Level (3). Emphasizes the content, learning and instruction, assessment, and professional development in teaching middle-school mathematics. Field experience required.
3375. Teaching Science at the Middle Level I (3). A field-based course emphasizing teaching methods and techniques, lesson organization, assessment, and classroom management. Field experience required.
4000. Student Teaching Middle Level (V1-12). Prerequisite: Attainment of admission standards to student teaching. Supervised teaching involving a period of major responsibility for instruction and learning in a middle level classroom of an accredited school. Courses graded credit (CR) or no credit (NC).
4325. Classroom Organization and Management for the Middle Level (3). Emphasizes theories of teaching and learning with a focus on classroom organization and management techniques for grades 4-8. Accompanies student teaching. (Writing Intensive)
4230. Capstone for Middle-Level Teachers (2). Focuses on teacher effectiveness in instruction, skills in classroom management, reflective practices from real-life situations in student teaching, and becoming a professional educator.
4362. Interdisciplinary Language Arts and Social Studies Methods at the Middle Level (3). Content, instructional strategies, and technologies for middle school English language arts and social studies with emphasis on integration through interdisciplinary projects. Field experience required.
4375. Integrated Mathematics and Science Methods (3). Prerequisite: Junior standing. A field-based course emphasizing teaching methods and techniques, lesson organization, assessment, and classroom management. Field experience required.
4381. Middle Level Capstone (3). Contributes to the overall competency of teacher candidates by focusing on aspects of teaching and learning that have the greatest impact on middle-level students' achievement. Accompanies student teaching.
5301. Foundations of Middle-Level Education (3). Examines the history and philosophy of middle-level education reforms and the implication for the current educational climate.