MGED Middle Grades Education

MGED   5799G   Student Teaching in Middle Grades Education

9 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A period of guided teaching during which the candidate, under the direction of a clinical supervisor, takes increasing responsibility for leading the school experiences of a given group of learners over a period of consecutive weeks and engages more or less directly in many of the activities which constitute the wide range of a teacher's assigned responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the teaching field and professional education courses and admission to the Student Teaching Program.

Corequisite(s): MSED   7635.

Cross Listing(s): MGED   5799.

MGED   6131   Curriculum for the Middle Grades

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An introduction to the middle school concept that emphasizes the developmental needs of early adolescents in the context of patterns of school organization and curriculum that are responsive to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of adolescents. Topics will include historical development, school organization, assessments, materials to enhance student learning, and special programs for early adolescent learners. Emphasis will be placed on lessons and units appropriate for adolescents. Candidates will design an instructional unit that demonstrates effective instructional strategies, appropriate content, multiple assessments of student learning, and a range of learning resources, including technology.

Prerequisite(s): ITEC   7530 or equivalent.

MGED   6738   Supervised Practicum in the Middle Grades

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A supevised teaching experience in grades 4-8. Candidates will plan and teach in one's specific teaching field(s) and grade levels for which they are being certified. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, effective instruction, classroom management, and student evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MSED   6120.

Corequisite(s): MGED   6131.

MGED   6739   M.A.T. Internship I: Middle Grades

3 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This supervised practicum course is designed for M.A.T. candidates who are employed full time in an approved teaching position. It provides a supervised teaching experience in an appropriate grade level and school setting for the candidate's teaching field. Candidates will plan and teach in the specific teaching field(s) and grade levels for which one is being certified. Emphasis is placed on instructional planning, classroom management, and student evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MSED   6120; admission to Teacher Education Program.

Corequisite(s): MGED   6131. Candidates must hold a valid non-renewable teaching certificate and be currently employed in grades 4-8 and teaching in the teaching field(s) for which one is being certified.

MGED   6799   Supervised Internship: Middle Grades )

1-12 Credit Hours.   0 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A fifteen-week supervised teaching experience in the specific teaching field(s) and grade levels for which one is being certified. Candidates seeking initial certification in middle grades will complete the internship in order to be eligible for initial certification.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in MGED   6131; candidates must hold a valid non-renewable teaching certificate and be currently employed in grades 4-8 and teaching in the teaching field(s) for which one is being certified.

MGED   8132   Effective Middle Schools

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of student development concepts, school structures and practices, and important teaching and learning strategies associated with effective middle level schools. Emphasis is placed upon the relationships that exist between student development, school organization and practice and strategies for supporting effective learning and interaction among diverse learners. The course includes field-based action research, participation in learning teams, and development of significant portfolio evidence of successful interaction with the course content and other learning team members. Some components will typically be network based.

Prerequisite(s): MAT Middle Grades candidates must have completed MGED   6131 with a minimum grade of "C".