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ED 406 Methods for Teaching Natural Science in the Secondary School— 3 Credit Hours 
  This course is designed to provide the prospective teacher with knowledge and skills for teaching the natural sciences at the secondary level (Grades 6-12). Content includes curriculum selection and design, safe laboratory management and operation, integration of curriculum, inclusionary practices, methods and modalities of teaching, assessment, classroom application of various forms of technology, and professional organizations. Microteaching, classroom observation and group and self-evaluation are included. Prerequisite:  EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.
ED 415 Methods for Teaching English in the Secondary School — 3 Credit Hours 
  This course is designed to assist student teachers in becoming confident, effective professional educators in secondary level English (Grades 6-12). Students will become familiar with a variety of specific methods to use in teaching literature, composition, and language. Among topics to be considered will be: current trends in English curriculum development, the six-trait writing process, inclusionary practices, classroom organization, assessment, classroom application of various forms of technology, and professional organizations. Each student will develop a unit of instruction suitable for a secondary level classroom. Prerequisite:  EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.
ED 416 Methods for Teaching Speech and Theatre in the Secondary School — 3 Credit Hours
  This course requires students to apply drama and theatre content to the techniques needed for effective secondary level (Grades 6-12) classroom teaching.  Opportunities are provided for students to exercise their teaching skills in the areas of unit plans, daily lesson plans, teaching strategies, evaluation, assessment, classroom management, inclusion and different learning styles.  Discussions of resource allocation, safety, classroom application of various forms of technology, and professional organizations are also included.  Each student is encouraged to develop his/her personal philosophy of education and incorporate it in relation to integrity/ethics in the classroom and personal evaluation to maintain a sense of balance and growth. Prerequisite: EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.
ED 440 Methods for Teaching Social & Behavioral Science in the Secondary School — 3 Credit Hours 
  This course is designed to prepare students for successful teaching at the secondary level (Grades 6-12) in both the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on different approaches and practices of instruction planning and classroom management, selection and classroom application of various forms of technology, evaluation and questioning techniques, state assessments, research methods, professional organizations and the inclusive classroom. Prerequisite: EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.
ED 450 Methods for Teaching Modern Languages — 3 Credit Hours
  This course is designed to prepare the prospective second language teacher for successful teaching at the Pre-K-12 level. It provides theories of second language acquisition, and second language teaching methods. Includes language proficiencies and planning strategies, assessment, effective discipline, inclusionary practices, and technology media. Students become familiar with professional organizations and their publications/resources. In microteaching, including group and self-evaluation, students demonstrate current second language methodology. Prerequisite:  EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.
ED 467/ Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School— 3 Credit Hours 
MATH 467  
  This course is designed to provide the prospective secondary-level (Grades 6-12) mathematics teacher the methods of teaching contemporary mathematics content. Topics include methods of presentation, awareness of national mathematics organizations, the writing of unit/daily lesson plans, microteaching of a math lesson, selecting materials, inclusionary practices, classroom application of various forms of technology, and techniques of assessment. Prerequisite:  EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School.