Courses

SCED-301. Writing Intensive Program:Methods Of Teaching On The Secondary Level. 3 Hours.

This course prepares students to become professional secondary educators by examining theories and methods of effective teaching, including: selecting, organizing, and using materials and methods common to varied subject areas in the secondary schools to meet individual student needs, including the needs of exceptional children; developing and writing of lesson plans and unit plans; facilitating class discussion; and managing discipline.
Prerequisites: EDFN-305 minimum grade of C and EDFN-306 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES and ENGL-101 minimum grade of C.

SCED-303A. Contemporary Art Education In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

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. To be taken before student teaching in the Spring semester.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-304A.

SCED-303E. Methods Of Teaching English In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the methods, techniques and materials for teaching English in secondary school. Emphasis on planning and methodology to meet individual student needs, including needs of exceptional students. To be taken with SCED-304E.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-303F. Teaching Modern Foreign Languages In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the methods, techniques and materials for teaching foreign languages in the secondary school. Emphasis in on mastery of selected skills on a performance basis and meeting individual student needs. Prior to taking methods in foreign language ( SCED-303F ), students must score an "Advanced Low" or higher rating on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-304F.

SCED-303H. Methods Of Teaching History In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

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. To be taken with SCED-304H.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-303I. Methods And Techniques Of Teaching Music In Secondary School:Instrumental. 3 Hours.

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.
Prerequisites: MUS-391 minimum grade of C and SCED-311 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-303J. Methods Of Teaching Middle And Junior High Mathematics. 3 Hours.


Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-303M. Methods Of Teaching Mathematics In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

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.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-304M.

SCED-303R. Materials And Methods For Teaching High School Science. 4 Hours.

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.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-304B.

SCED-303V. Methods And Techniques Of Teaching Music In Secondary Schools:Vocal. 3 Hours.

Methods and materials utilized in teaching and organizing music classes and performing groups in the secondary school; major emphasis upon general music classes, music rehearsal and performance problems in instrumental music.
Prerequisites: MUS-391 minimum grade of C and SCED-311 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-304A. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:Art. 1 Hour.

A supervised clinical experience designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the instructional process. Requires experience with broad range of students, including exceptional students. To be taken with the academic methods course, SCED-303A.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303A.

SCED-304B. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:Biology. 1 Hour.

A supervised clinical experience designed with less emphasis on observational experiences and more on direct involvment in the instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students. To be taken with the academic methods course SCED-303R.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303B.

SCED-304E. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:English. 1 Hour.

A supervised clinical experience designed with less emphais on observational experiences and more on direct involvement in the instructional process. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students. To be taken with the academic methods course, SCED-303E.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303E.

SCED-304F. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:French. 3 Hours.

Score of Advanced Low or higher on OPI.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303F.

SCED-304H. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:History. 1 Hour.

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. To be taken with the academic methods course, SCED-303H.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303H.

SCED-304J. Foreign Language Clinical Experience In The Secondary School. 3 Hours.

Supervised direct involvement in the instrucitonal 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).
Corequisite: SCED-303F.

SCED-304M. Clinical Experiences In The Secondary School:Mathematics. 1 Hour.

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. To be taken with the academic methods course, SCED-303M.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.
Corequisite: SCED-303M.

SCED-305A. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Art. 9 Hours.

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 Spring semester.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and SCED-303A minimum grade of C and Illinois Content Area Test PASS.

SCED-305B. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Biology. 9 Hours.

Sixteen weeks of full-day student teaching providing practical teaching experience in one or more levels of secondary school biolodgy. 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.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of B and Illinois Content Area Test PASS.

SCED-305E. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In English. 9 Hours.

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 superior who also conducts a weekly two-hour seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Prerequisites: Illinois Content Area Test PASS and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-305F. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In French. 9 Hours.

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 seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including those with exceptionalities.
Prerequisites: SCED-303F minimum grade of B and SCED-304J minimum grade of C and Illinois Content Area Test PASS.

SCED-305H. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In History. 9 Hours.

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 two-hour seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Prerequisites: Illinois Content Area Test PASS and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-305J. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Spanish. 9 Hours.

Sixteen weeks of full-day student teaching providing practical teaching experience in secondary school foreign language. Supervised by secondary school personnel and a university superior, who conducts a weekly two-hour seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Prerequisites: Illinois Content Area Test PASS and SCED-304J minimum grade of C.

SCED-305K. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar - Health Education. 9 Hours.

Sixteen weeks of full-day student teaching providing practical teaching experience in secondary school health education. 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 those with exceptionalities.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and HLED-304 minimum grade of C and HLED-305 minimum grade of C and HLED-302 minimum grade of C.

SCED-305M. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Mathematics. 9 Hours.

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.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and Illinois Content Area Test PASS and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-305N. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Music. 9 Hours.

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 two-hour seminar associated with student teaching. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students.
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and SCED-303I minimum grade of C and SCED-303V minimum grade of C and SCED-311 minimum grade of C and Illinois Content Area Test PASS.

SCED-305P. Secondary Student Teaching And Seminar In Physical Education. 9 Hours.

Participation in directing learning experiences in secondary physical education at several levels under the supervision of one or more regularly assigned secondary teachers; observation of experienced teachers; familiarization with the daily program of the secondary school; weekly two-hour seminar and critique. Requires experience with a broad range of students, including exceptional students. (full-day, Spring term).
Prerequisites: SCED-301 minimum grade of C and PEMA-344 minimum grade of C and Illinois Content Area Test PASS.

SCED-311. Writing Intensive Program: School Curriculum. 3 Hours.

Designed for students in Physical Education, Health, Music, Visual Arts, World Languages, and Special Education, this course prepares students to develop and implement curriculum. Focal topics include objectives, unit planning, lesson planning, classroom management, higher order thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, developmental considerations, and assessment techniques. Specific emphases include strategies for differentiating effectively to meet the needs of academically, culturally, and experientially diverse learners in mainstream classrooms.
Prerequisites: EDFN-305 minimum grade of C and ENGL-101 minimum grade of C and EDFN-306 minimum grade of C and EDFN-307 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-315. Teaching Writing In Junior And Senior High School. 3 Hours.

This course covers the teaching of writing in the intermediate and upper grades. Mini-lesson design and placement, methods and strategies for teaching sentence completeness, for teaching sentence structure, and for 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.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.

SCED-401E. New Directions In Teaching English In The Junior And Senior High School. 3 Hours.

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 effort of the past decade.

SCED-401L. New Directions In The Teaching Of English In The Junior & Senior High School With Clinical Experienc. 3 Hours.

This course is designed for preservice 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 responsobilities.

SCED-401M. New Directions In Teaching Mathematics In The Junior And Senior High School. 3 Hours.

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 participant's particular school and classroom will be emphasized. Participants will also select areas of specific interest for personal study, e.g. teaching mathematics to the exceptional student.

SCED-407A. Teaching Multicultural Young Adult Literature In The Secondary School With Clinical Experience. 3 Hours.

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 well-rounded English Language Arts curriculum. Students will read and analyze a wide range of award-winning multicultural YA fiction, non-fiction, 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. Prerequisites: 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 And Secondary Schools Without Clinical Experience. 3 Hours.

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.

SCED-408. The Nature Of Mathematical Abilities In School Children. 3 Hours.

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 student's needs.

SCED-409. Teaching Mathematical Problem Solving In The Secondary Schools. 3 Hours.

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.

SCED-410. Computers In The Teaching Of Secondary School Mathematics. 3 Hours.

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.

SCED-421L. Research In Classroom Teaching Of Language Arts. 3 Hours.

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 laguage arts will provide specific suggestions useful in classroom practice; an overview of the entire area, as well as opportunity for individual study in-depth for a specific area related to the student's need and interest; in-service teachers may become involved in action research.

SCED-429. Internship In Secondary Education. 6 Hours.

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.