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Graduate Secondary Education (SEED)

 The minimum prerequisite for 50000-69999 level courses is graduate standing. The minimum prerequisite for courses 70000 and higher is doctoral standing. Additional prerequisites may apply and are listed in this catalog.

An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.

50093/70093 Variable Title Workshop in Secondary Education (1-4)

Various topics designed to respond to issues, trends and specialized needs of elementary or secondary schools. S/U grading. Prerequisite: special approval.

52157 Teaching with Microcomputers: Secondary Classroom (3)
In-depth study of instructional use of microcomputers in all subject areas of the secondary classroom. Use of BASIC and LOGO in developing and modifying instructional software. Students will develop and field test computing materials for their classroom.

52260 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages (3)

Introduction to modern techniques and methods of foreign language instruction at the elementary and secondary level. Prerequisites: Foreign language proficiency level for teaching in public schools.

52277 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3)
Analysis of teaching materials, demonstrations and participation in science classes appropriate for graduate students seeking certifi cation to teach science in the secondary school. Special fee: $15 per semester (subject to change).

53315 Teaching Literature in the Secondary School (3)
Explores the pedagogy of canonical literature, literary theory and approaches to teaching texts in the secondary classroom.

53325 Multi-modal Literacies in the Secondary Classroom (3)
Explores the pedagogies of reading and composing with a variety of print and non-print texts. Focuses on the impact of media culture on adolescent learners. Utilizes new literacies to enhance learning in the content area.

53335 Teaching Language and Composition (3)
 Explores linguistic and rhetorical perspectives on the teaching of composition in secondary schools.

57248 Teaching Critical Thinking (2)

Techniques, procedures and materials for developing skills in application of analysis and thinking processes.

60199 Thesis I (2-6)

Thesis students must register each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible.

60299 Thesis II (2)
Thesis students must continue registration each semester until all degree requirements are met. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: SEED 60199.

62145 Principles of Secondary Teaching (3)
Principles of teaching in the secondary schools with emphasis on purposes, curriculum, roles of the teacher, instruction and the adolescent learner in secondary, middle, junior and senior high schools.

62146 Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management (3)
Enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the selection and application of general strategies for instruction, of appropriate instructional media and materials, and in the accommodation of individual needs and cultural diversity within the secondary instructional setting. Pre- or corequisite: SEED 62145.

62191/72191 Seminar in Secondary Education (1-3)
Study and experience of various theoretical, methodological and practical approaches to special problems Prerequisite: special approval.

62192/82192 Advanced Practicum and Internship in Secondary Education (1-10)*

Prerequisites: special approval. S/U grading; IP permissible.

62195/82195 Special Topics in Secondary Education (1-5)
Prerequisites: special approval.

62196/82196 Individual Investigation in Secondary Education (1-5)

Independent reading and/or research directed by a graduate faculty member. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

62198/82198 Research in Secondary Education (2-15)
Students pursue an individualized research project under direction of instructor. S/U grading; IP permissible. Prerequisite: special approval.

67147 Teaching Adolescent in the Secondary School Culture (3)

Providing for motivation, discipline and instruction of adolescents within the culture of the secondary school.

67148 Research and the Classroom Teacher (3)
An examination of the teacher as both a researcher and as a consumer of research.

67231/77231 Trends in Secondary Education (3)
Current trends, issues and problems in secondary schools. Emphasizes individual student’s careful examination of a problem in American secondary schools.

67232/77232 Secondary School Social Studies (3)

General focus is on examining current instructional and curricular trends in teaching social studies. Emphasis is placed on strategies of teaching, developing student’s critical thinking skills, role of the computer, use of primary sources, teaching controversial issues and stimulating active citizenship. Prerequisite: special approval.

67234/77234 Science in Secondary Education (3)

Analyzes methods, materials, course content and evaluation in secondary school science teaching. Includes lectures, discussions, field trips, demonstrations and laboratory practicum. Prerequisite: teaching certification in one of the sciences.