Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

COURSE: 53-512 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents (3)
This course will allow the pre-service teacher to examine several components of teaching and how these components interact to create a positive learning community. Candidates will learn to design lesson plans and explore a wide range of strategies that will best address the academic and behavioral needs of the middle and high school student population. Through clinical experiences, lesson plan development and micro-teaching, candidates 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.