Middle and Secondary Education

School of Education

MSSE 101. Orientation to the Profession. 1 credit.

Provides information about preparation programs and careers for teachers of the middle and high school levels. Students participate in reflective activities for making personal and professional decisions about teaching.

MSSE 370. General Teaching Methods and Instructional Technology. 3 credits.

This general teaching methods course presents a wide variety of teaching and planning skills and strategies for middle and secondary education pre-service teachers. The course covers such topics as lesson planning, lesson delivery, assessment designs and a variety of topics related to the use of technology in schools and classrooms.

MSSE 371. Practicum II (0, 2). 2 credit.

Students devote 30 clock hours to classroom activities in grades four and five under university and public school supervision. Satisfactory performance in the course is required for retention in teacher education. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MSED 401. The Middle School. 1 credit.

Students learn the essential elements of the middle school program as such programming relates to educating children in the middle grades. Corequisite: MSED 402.

MSED 412. Middle School Curriculum. 4 credits.

This course provides an understanding of objectives, content, materials and trends associated with the curriculum in grades four through eight. Attention is given to interdisciplinary aspects of the curriculum  and to science, social studies and the fine arts. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MSED 420. Instructional Strategies in the Middle Grades. 3 credits.

Basic instructional planning and techniques appropriate to grades four through eight are studied. Specific attention is given to classroom management and discipline, evaluation of learner progress and working with parents. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

MSSE 470 (B-D and H-L). Teaching Methods Courses. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for middle and secondary teachers in their respective discipline areas. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models, assessment of student learning, etc. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160,  PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470B. English/Language Arts Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for English teachers grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to English education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470C. Foreign Language Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for foreign language teachers grades preK-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to foreign language education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470D. Business and Marketing Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for business and marketing education teachers grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to business and marketing education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470H. Social Studies Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12.  3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for social studies teachers grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to social studies education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160,  PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470I. Natural Sciences Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12.  3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for teaching the natural sciences, grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to natural science education. Prerequisites:  GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470K. Mathematics Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for mathematics teachers grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific  planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to mathematics education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 470L. Technology Teaching Methods, Grades 6-12. 3 credits.

Specific techniques and methods for technology teachers grades 6-12. Competencies to be developed will include discipline-specific  planning strategies, instructional models and assessment of student learning related to technology education. Prerequisites: GPSYC 160, PSYC 270, EDUC 360, MSSE 370 and passing scores on PRAXIS I. Corequisite: MSSE 471.

MSSE 471: Field Experience in Middle and Secondary Education. 2 credits.

Provides practical classroom experience for middle and secondary education students under the supervision of an in-service teacher and a clinical professor. Students engage in classroom activities that provide an opportunity for them to practice the strategies and concepts learned in the methods courses. Corequisite: MSSE 470.

MSED 480. Student Teaching in Middle Education.  8 credits.

Enables students to apply in public school classrooms those understandings, skills and attitudes acquired in all components of teacher education. Under the guidance of university supervisors and cooperating teachers, students engage in full-time teaching responsibilities.

MSSE 490. Special Studies in Education. 1-3 credits.

A supervised, individualized study of one or more issues and/or problems in middle and/or secondary education. Prerequisite: The faculty adviser and the program coordinator must approve the plan for the study.

 



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