COURSE DESCRIPTION

SCED-301 Methods of Teaching on the Secondary Level, 3 cr. Selection, organization, and use of materials and methods that are common to all subject areas in the secondary school. Discussion of the unit, the lesson plan, discipline, class discussion, and other elements of methodology necessary for effective teaching. Emphasis on planning and methodology to meet individual student needs including needs of exceptional students. Prereq.: EDFN-305, EDFN-305, ENGL-101 and Admission into the College of Education.

SCED-303A Contemporary Art Education in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Designed to develop inquiry and
understanding of many problems of communicating or teaching art in the secondary school. Emphasis on
planning and methodology to meet individual student needs, including needs of exceptional students.
Offered in Fall only. Prereq.: 45 hours in art. Concurrent course: SCED-304A.

SCED-303E Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Introduction to methods,
techniques and materials for teaching English in secondary schools. Emphasis on planning and
methodology to meet individual student needs, including needs of exceptional students. To be taken with
SCED-304E. Prereq.: SCED-301 and 42 hours in the academic major. Concurrent course: SCED-304E.

SCED-303F Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Introduction to the
methods, techniques and materials for teaching foreign languages in the secondary school. Emphasis is on
mastery of selected skills on a performance basis and meeting individual student needs. Prereq.: 24 hours
in academic major and consent of instructor, Concurrent course: SCED-304J.

SCED-303H Methods of Teaching History in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Demonstration of specific
organizational patterns and teaching methods in history, teaching for critical thinking, and trends in the
teaching of history. Emphasis on planning and methodology to meet individual student needs, including
needs of exceptional students. Prereq.: SCED-301 and 27 hours in academic major. Concurrent course:
SCED-304H.

SCED-303I Methods and Techniques of Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools: Instrumental, 2 cr.
Methods and materials utilized in teaching and organizing music classes and performing groups in the
secondary schools; major emphasis upon general music classes, music rehearsal, and performance
problems in vocal music. Prereq.: ELED-311 and consent of advisor, Concurrent course.: MUS 393L.

SCED-303M Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Strategies for teaching
concepts, principles, and mathematical skills. Emphasis on problem solving, proof, and planning and
methodology to meet individual student needs, including needs of exceptional students. To be taken with
SCED-304M. Prereq.: SCED-301 and 33 hours in mathematics, concurrent course SCED-304M.

SCED-303R Materials and Methods for Teaching High School Science, 3 cr. Interpretation of the content
and structure of those areas of natural sciences generally included in secondary school curricula; recent
developments in curriculum organization and teaching materials; methods of teaching in the classroom
and laboratory, including team teaching and other individualized guided study programs. Emphasis on
planning and methodology to meet individual student needs, including needs of exceptional students.
Offered during Fall term only. Prereq.: one term of chemistry, one of physics, one of biology, and SCED-
301. Concurrent course: SCED-304B.

SCED-303V Methods and Techniques of Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools: Vocal, 2 cr. Methods
and materials utilized in teaching and organizing music classes and performing groups in the secondary
schools; major emphasis upon general music classes, music rehearsal, and performance problems in
instrumental music. Prereq.: ELED-311 and consent of advisor, Concurrent course.: MUS 393L.

SCED-304A Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: Art, 1 cr. A supervised clinical experience
designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the
instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Concurrent course: SCED-303A.

SCED-304B Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: Biology, 1 cr. A supervised clinical experience
designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the
instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Concurrent course: SCED-303R.

SCED-304E Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: English, 1 cr. A supervised clinical experience
designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the
instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Concurrent course: SCED-303E.

SCED-304H Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: History, 1 cr. A supervised clinical experience
designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the
instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Concurrent course: SCED 303H.

SCED-304J Foreign Language Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School, 3 cr. Supervised direct
involvement in the instructional process for students taking the academic major methods course; four
hours of direct involvement in the instructional process; four hours of clinical experience per week. Prior
to taking clinical experience (SCED 304J), students must score an "Advanced Low" or higher rating on the
Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

SCED-304M Clinical Experiences in the Secondary School: Mathematics, 1 cr. A supervised clinical
experience designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in
the instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional
students. Concurrent course: SCED 303M.

SCED-305A Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Art, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student
teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school art. Supervised
by secondary school personnel and a university supervisor, who conducts a weekly two-hour seminar
associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including
exceptional students. To be taken during the Spring semester. Prereq.: SCED-301, SCED-303A, SCED-304A,
and approval of art department. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305B Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Biology, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student
teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school biology.
Supervised by secondary school personnel and a university supervisor, who conducts a weekly two-hour
seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including
exceptional students. Prereq.: SCED-301, SCED-303R, and SCED-304B. Passing score on ILTS Content Area
Examination.

SCED-305E Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in English, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student
teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school English.
Supervised by secondary school personnel and a university supervisor who also conducts a weekly twohour
seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students,
including exceptional students. Prereq.: SCED-303E, SCED-304E and 45 hours in academic major. Passing
score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED 305F Student Teaching and Seminar in French, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student teaching
providing practical teaching and experience in secondary school foreign language. Supervised by
secondary school personnel and a university supervisor, who conducts a weekly seminar associated with
student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Prereq.: SCED-301, SCED-303F, WLC-300, approval of department and/or second level proficiency test.
Passing score on the ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305H Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in History, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student
teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school history.
Supervised by secondary school personnel and a university supervisor who also conducts a weekly twohour
seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students,including exceptional students. Prereq.: 30 hours in academic major, SCED-303H, and SCED-304H. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305J Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Spanish, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full- day student
teaching providing practical teaching experience in secondary school foreign language. Supervised by
secondary school personnel and a university supervisor, who conducts a weekly two-hour seminar
associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including
exceptional students. Prereq.: SCED-311, WLC-300, SCED-303F and approval of department and/or second
level proficiency test. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305K Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar – Health Education, 9 cr. (See Department of
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics for description.)

SCED-305M Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Mathematics, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day
student teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school
mathematics. Supervised by secondary school personnel and a university supervisor who also conducts a
weekly two-hour seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of
students, including exceptional students. Prereq.: SCED-301, SCED-303M, SCED-304M, and 36 hours in
mathematics. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305N K-12 Student Teaching and Seminar in Music, 9 cr. Sixteen weeks of full-day student teaching
providing practical teaching experience in K-12 school music. Supervised by K-12 school personnel and a
university supervisor, who conducts a weekly seminar associated with student teaching. Requires
experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students. Prereq.: ELED-311, SCED-303I,
SCED-303V, MUS-393L, and department approval. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.

SCED-305P Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education, 9 cr. (See Department of
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics for description.)

SCED-311 School Curriculum, 3cr. Selection, organization and use of materials and methods based on
theory and practice for early childhood, elementary and secondary levels of instruction and learning are
studied. Discussion of the unit, the lesson plan, classroom management, higher order thinking techniques,
decision-making process and elements of effective teaching. Emphasis on planning and methodology for
integration of multicultural curriculum and mainstreamed exceptional program needs. This course only
applicable to k-12 certification.

SCED-315 Teaching Writing in Junior and Senior High School, 3 cr. This course covers the teaching of
writing in the middle and upper grades. Mini-lesson design and placement, methods and strategies for
teaching sentence completeness, sentence structure, and punctuation and capitalization are covered. In
addition, students will learn methodology that will be useful and effective with writing genres (e.g.
expository, descriptive), and the research paper. The assessment of writing (e.g. rubrics, conferencing,
portfolios) approaches for language-and-dialect different learners, and uses of technology in writing
instruction. Finally, program issues are approached: the development of writer’s workshop, and writing
across the curriculum. Offered Fall semester only.

SCED-401E New Directions in Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools without Clinical
Experience, 3 cr.
 Designed for the in-service teacher of middle-secondary school English; study and
discussion of new perspectives for the school English program growing out of the reform efforts of the
past decades. Offered Spring semester only. Prereq.: graduate standing, teaching certificate, or teachers
with degrees who have at least one year of teaching experience.

SCED-401H New Directions in Teaching History in the Junior and Senior High School, 3 cr. In-depth
treatment of selected new and experimental methodologies of teaching history in the secondary school.
Also included are materials from other social science disciplines as they relate to the teaching of history.
Since new trends are constantly finding their way in to the teaching of secondary history, the course
content will also correspondingly change. Prereq.: graduate standing, teaching certificate, or teachers with
degrees who have at least one year of teaching experience.

SCED-401L New Directions in Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools with Clinical Experience,
3 cr.
 This course is designed for pre-service teachers of middle school/ secondary English-Language Arts.
Study and discussion will focus on an exploration of recent trends and innovations in teaching the
composition process and its relationship to reading, thinking, speaking, and listening. Participants will
review and critique recent research and curricula. Students will complete a minimum of 50 clock hours of
field experience in a middle school-secondary school setting. Emphasis of the clinical experience will be on
assuming a range of classroom responsibilities. Offered Spring semester only. Prereq.: Acceptance in the
M.A.T.: Language Arts program. EDFN- 416, EDFN- 405, EDFN -406 or equivalent. Apply to CEST Office for
placement at least 12 months in advance.

SCED-401M New Directions in Teaching Mathematics in the Junior and Senior High School, 3 cr. Designed to focus on teaching strategies for the development of mathematical concepts, principles, and skills that
are suggested in the current literature. The applicability of these strategies to the class participants'
particular school and classrooms will be emphasized. Participants will also select areas of specific interest
for personal study, e.g., teaching mathematics to the exceptional student. Prereq.: graduate standing,
teaching certificate, or teachers with degrees who have at least one year of teaching experience.

SCED 407A: Teaching Multicultural Young Adult Literature in the Secondary School With Clinical
Experience, 3 cr. 
This course for pre-service secondary English teachers will emphasize curricular design
and instructional techniques for selecting and using multicultural young adult (YA) literature in a wellrounded
English Language Arts curriculum. Students will read and analyze a wide range of award-winning
multicultural YA fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and will develop curriculum for middle and high school
students, using YA and canonical multicultural literature. Students will also complete a concurrent,
supervised clinical experience of at least 50 clock hours in a secondary English classroom. Full admission
into the MAT: Language Arts--Secondary Program. Apply to CEST Office for placement at least one year in
advance.

SCED-407B Teaching Multicultural Literature in Middle & Secondary Schools Without Clinical Experience, 3 cr. Designed for middle school and secondary school teachers who have limited knowledge and
experience in teaching ethnic minority literature. The course will emphasize curriculum design, teaching
techniques, and the assessment of appropriate instructional resources. The ultimate purpose of the
course is to enable teachers to integrate effectively the multi-ethnic literary experience into traditional
literature programs. Offered Fall semester only. Prereq.: graduate standing and a teaching certificate, or
teachers with degrees who have at least one year of teaching experience.

SCED-408 The Nature of Mathematical Abilities in School Children, 3 cr. An exploration of mathematical
learning by all students (K-12), with emphasis on the processes used by exceptional students. The
differences that are shown by these students when doing mathematics will be examined, and with this
information the class will focus on teaching practices that are most appropriate to these students’ needs.
Prereq.: graduate standing and teacher certification or consent of instructor.

SCED-409 Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving in the Secondary Schools, 3 cr. An examination of the
logical understanding of mathematical problem solving with emphasis on improving competence in
teaching problem solving to secondary students; includes theoretical study, preparation of materials, and
observations and demonstrations in the teaching of problem solving. Prereq.: admission to master of
science program in mathematics, secondary education, or a teaching certificate in mathematics.

SCED-410 Computers in the Teaching of Secondary School Mathematics, 3 cr. A computer application
course, using BASIC, designed for teachers of secondary school mathematics. Examples from algebra,
geometry, trigonometry, number theory, and probability and statistics will serve as the basis for
programming activities. Strategies for effectively using the computer and computer software in the
teaching of mathematics will be discussed. Prereq.: graduate standing; a course in BASIC programming or
consent of instructor.

SCED-421L Research in Classroom Teaching of Language Arts, 3 cr. Designed to acquaint the student with
research in contemporary trends in teaching the language arts, including reading; critical appraisal and
discussion of classical and current studies in language arts will provide specific suggestions useful in
classroom practice; an overview of the entire area, as well as opportunity for individual study in-depth of a
specific area related to the student’s need and interest; in-service teachers may become involved in action
research. Offered Summer semester only. Prereq.: SCED MAT/ MSI acceptance or permission of program.

SCED-421M Research in Classroom Teaching of Mathematics, 3 cr. Designed to acquaint the student with
the general principles of research in the teaching of mathematics, analytical examination of the various
research studies with special emphasis on the new mathematics. Prereq.: Graduate standing.

SCED-429 Internship in Secondary Education, 6 cr. Internship will provide practical field experience under
joint supervision of University and public school personnel. Students will refine and extend their
theoretical understanding by applying it to instructional settings. Principles, attitudes, and techniques
related to successful teaching careers will be explored. This course is the culminating experience for
graduate students within the secondary education MAT sequence. Prereq.: Completion of all professional
sequence coursework; apply to the Clinical Experiences and Student Teaching Office at least one year in
advance. Passing score on ILTS Content Area Examination.