Undergraduate Course Catalog 2004-2005

COURSE: 53-312 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents (3)
This course allows the pre-service teachers to examine several components of teaching and how these components interact to create a positive learning community. Students learn to design lesson plans and explore a wide range of strategies that best address the academic and behavioral needs of the middle and high school student population. Through clinical experiences, lesson plan development and micro-teaching, students create alternative learning materials that enable them to effectively interact with other professionals and provide academic and behavioral support to students with individual learning needs. A 50-hour clinical in a secondary or middle school setting is associated with this course. Prerequisite: Pass Illinois Basic Skills Test; 2.75 GPA; Consent of Education Advisor. Offered: Every semester