TED 357 Curriculum and Methods: Middle School, 3 credits

This junior-level course prepares middle-school majors (Grades 4-8) to understand the unique nature and purpose of middle schools and their curricula, and identify and use developmentally-responsive planning, teaching, and assessment techniques to meet the needs of young adolescents, including integrated students with disabilities, those who are ELLs, and students who are gifted. The course addresses a series of generic topics for all students enrolled and, relative to students' specializations, topics specifically related to (A) English/Language Arts, (B) Mathematics, (C) Science, and (D) Social Studies. Students must address two of the four specializations.