Bulletin--Secondary Education Discipline

SECONDARY EDUCATION


College of Education

Undergraduate Courses

610 Early Field Experience in Secondary Schools (2)

Provides 45 hours of field experience in middle schools and high schools for students considering secondary school teaching as a career choice. Students also meet in a seminar for fifteen (15) hours. Required prerequisite for Single Subject program.

615 Constitutional Concepts for Future Teachers (2)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Provides basic constitutional concepts and facts needed by teachers to effectively infuse those concepts into teaching, regardless of instructional field. Major concepts include separation/sharing of powers; popular sovereignty; limits on government. Meets U.S. constitutional requirement for basic teaching credential.

620 Reading in the Secondary School (3)

F,S
Reading problems of adolescents. Selection of materials; developing remedial techniques and technical vocabulary; skills in the content fields; motivating the hard-to-reach adolescent; problems of cultural diversity. Each student participates in a reading laboratory situation.

621 Teaching Reading in Every Class (3)

Prerequisite: teaching experience. A survey of methods and materials of teaching reading in all subject fields in high school. A review of prominent reading programs and techniques to improve vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation. Attention to bilingual and remedial language problems.

631 Selected Topics in Secondary Education (1-3)

F,S
Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Corequisite: S ED 651. Specialized study of a selected topic in emerging areas of concern to secondary teachers. May be repeated for maximum of six units when topics vary.

640 Supervised Observation/Participation in Public Schools (5)

Corequisite: S ED 651. A program of observation and participation in public schools under the guidance of a university supervisor, including regular meetings for the analysis of field experiences. CR/NC grading only.

651 Seminar in Secondary Education (5)

F,S
Prerequisite: application to Secondary Education Department. Integrates psychological, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education with involvement in field experiences. Includes organization of school systems, planning and implementation of effective classroom environments, development of teaching styles, new directions in education.

652 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education (4)

F,S
Prerequisite: S ED 651. Integrates foundations of education with involvement in field experiences. Planning and implementation of effective instruction. Development of teaching styles; organization of school systems; planning classroom environments; new directions in education.

654 Mainstreaming for Secondary Teachers (2)

An experience-based workshop on mainstreaming for secondary teachers. Assists them in understanding the implications of current legislation; in developing formal and informal assessment procedures. Teaches them to prepare an individualized educational program.

659 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School (3)

F,S
Workshop in curriculum and instruction in secondary schools. Includes lesson planning, unit construction, evaluation techniques; examines the relationship of individual subjects to the total curriculum.

660 Student Teaching—Single Subjects (2-13)

F,S
Teaching experience in the public school under guidance of a university supervisor with the cooperation of a supervising teacher. Open only to candidates formally approved by the Secondary Education Department. Recommendation for a Credential requires a total of twelve units of credit.

699 Special Study (1-3)

F,S
An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.

Graduate Courses

702 Contemporary Adolescent Value and Belief Systems (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: student teaching or equivalent experience or approval of instructor. Seminar in the analysis of changing adolescent value and belief systems and the implications of these changes for the contemporary secondary school. Theoretical frameworks for curriculum construction and research related to moral and ethical development in adolescence.

710 Seminar in Secondary Education (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: successful completion of teacher certification program or consent of instructor. Specific professional field problems in secondary teaching and curriculum development; empirical methodology and individual theoretical organization employed in professional investigations.

722 Teaching Language and Literacy in Content Fields (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: at least one previous course in reading or consent of instructor. Evaluation of methods of teaching reading in high school subjects. Analysis of most commonly used materials for matters of readability, relevance, bias and the implied study skills needed for their mastery.

723 Inservice Leadership in Reading (2)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser and instructor. Corequisite: S ED 724. For course description, see E ED 723.

724 Supervised Field Experience in Inservice Leadership in Reading (1)

Prerequisites: consent of adviser and course instructor. Corequisite: S ED 723. For course description, see E ED 724.

753 Urban Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Seminar in problems of educating multi-cultural urban youth including analysis of attitudes of minority students, parents and community members toward secondary schools; development and use of appropriate teaching strategies; development of techniques for educational ethnography.

760 Advanced Field Practicum (3-6)

F,S
Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Corequisite: S ED 710. The conceptualization of advanced teaching strategies and the analysis of implementation of theoretical systems in local secondary schools or related agencies under the guidance of a university supervisor.

785 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (2)

Preparation of secondary school teachers to work effectively with students from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, and language groups. The varied classroom activities and readings also explore differences in values, priorities, world views, and expectations about schooling.

800 Teaching the Adolescent (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: student teaching or equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Seminar in the research and theories of adolescence concerned with teacher-student relationships and social groupings in school cultures.

811 The Implications of Social and Technological Change for Teaching (3)

An exploration of the impact of social and technological change on adolescents, the implications of this impact for teaching, and the development of curriculum and instruction responsive to this impact, including the use of technology.

821 Integrating Language Arts Instruction (3)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Theory and pedagogical practice in the language arts, with emphasis on integrating listening, speaking, writing, and reading in the classroom. Language development and learning, learning environments, dialect diversity, teacher and peer talk, and the relationship between oral and written language in the classroom.

850 Advanced Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School (3)

F,S
Modern theories of curriculum construction in secondary school subjects, program development for total school curriculum, teaching strategies, evaluation. Required for Master of Arts candidates with major or related field in secondary education.

865 Seminar in Middle Level Education (3)

Prerequisite: admission to middle school certificate program or consent of adviser and instructor. Evolution and present status of middle school education; historical and philosophical roots of middle school movement; trends and issues. (Also offered as E ED 865.)

866 The Early Adolescent in School (3)

Prerequisite: admission to middle school certificate program or consent of instructor and adviser. Includes an overview of learning theory and social behavior, emotional and cognitive development of the early adolescent as pertaining to middle school teaching and learning. (Also offered as E ED 866.)

867 Curriculum of the Middle Level School (3)

Prerequisite: admission to middle school certificate program or consent of instructor and adviser. Overview of learning theory; social, emotional, and cognitive development of the early adolescent. Major emphasis on evolution and present status of middle school programs, issues in middle level education, organization of subject matter, articulation with elementary and high schools. (Also offered as E ED 867.)

895 Field Study (3)

F,S
Alternative culminating study for the Master of Arts in Education with concentration in Secondary Education, conducted under direction of graduate major adviser. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

897 Research in Secondary Education (3)

Prerequisite: department approval. In depth study, discussion, research, and evaluation of topics germane to secondary education. May not be used to satisfy the 30-unit minimum for the M.A. degree. Graduate Approved Program (GAP) form must be filed before registration.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

F,S
Prerequisite: advancement to candidacy and approval of graduate major adviser. Submission of a thesis when required for the master's degree. Credit granted when thesis is approved. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

F,S
An intensive study of a particular problem in education under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open only to regularly enrolled graduate students.


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