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EDUC 3133   Methods Of Elementary Math And Science Instruction
Students focus on making mathematics and science meaningful to children. Objectives cover TEKS required to prepare teachers of mathematics and science in Texas, as well as national standards. Topics include use of manipulatives, use of technology, planning and evaluating developmentally appropriate lessons, direct instructions, cooperative learning, planning for diversity, and adaptations for special populations. Students observe, then design and teach mathematics and science lessons in elementary school classrooms. Class 3. (Fall) EDUC 4133 Methods of Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies Instruction may be substituted for EDUC 3133.
 
EDUC 4223   Teaching The Middle School Student
Students will design and implement instructional models for the middle school classroom. Diverse instructional techniques, such as cooperative learning, team teaching, technology integration, and experiential learning, which address diverse learning styles and developmentally appropriate practices for students in grades 4-8 will be emphasized. Class 3. (Fall, Odd years)
 
EDUC 4283   Student Teaching In The Middle School
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in the 4th - 8th grade classroom. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 3 total hours needed.
 
EDUC 4383   Student Teaching In The High School
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in grades 8-12. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 3 total hours needed.
 
READ 3003   The Teaching of Reading
Students focus on the developmental stages of reading, including word recognition skills, comprehension, integration of the language arts, and vocabulary development. Topics include theoretical foundations, teaching approaches, modifying instruction for special needs students, and ways of organizing and managing reading instruction in a regular classroom. (May be taken by secondary education students.) Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 15
Notes: These courses are additional course requirements to History B.A., with Spanish as a Supporting Field; Mathematics, B.S. with Computer Information Systems as a Supporting Field, Mathematics, B.S. with Physics as a Supporting Field, Life Sciences, B.S., Physical Sciences, B.S., Science, B.S., Language Arts, B.A., with Reading as a Supporting Field, or Social Studies, B.A. EDUC 4283 and 4383 replace EDUC 4386 in the Teacher Education Core.