Course Abstract Details

EDUC-216, Effective Teaching Methodology: Secondary Education

Credits: 3

Course Description

EDUC-216, Effective Teaching Methodology: Secondary Education, is designed to provide prospective and non-certified secondary school teachers with knowledge of theory and teaching practices, current educational goals, both nationally and locally, and trends in educational assessment and application. This knowledge will be used to plan, design, and conduct effective instruction. Supplemental topics will include multiculturalism, classroom management, and the inclusion of students with special needs. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. Prerequisite: Students must hold a baccalaureate degree. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. MSDE approved for Secondary Teaching Methodology. Offered Fall term only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. explain the major teaching theories and demonstrate models for effective instruction.(GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

2. demonstrate the ability to plan effective instruction using a variety of models and strategies. (GE 1, 2, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

3. demonstrate the effective use of a variety of instructional models. (GE 1, 2, 5, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

4. demonstrate the ability to appropriately match instructional models, content, and learners. (GE 1, 2, 5; PG 1, 2, 3) 

5. demonstrate the ability to select models and techniques appropriate to what is being taught and the needs and abilities of diverse student populations. (GE 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

6. demonstrate the ability to use effective communication and classroom management strategies. (GE 1, 2, 5, 6, 7; PG 1, 2, 3) 

7. demonstrate the ability to discuss in an informed manner the realities and dynamics of teaching in Maryland Secondary Schools today. (GE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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