Fall 2015 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
Fall 2015 Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 621 - General Methods for Secondary Teachers (TPA 2)


This methodology course explores current pedagogy and its research underpinnings with the goal of implementing specific strategies, techniques, and practice of the methods presented. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of specific competencies, including literacy and language development in detailed lesson plans to make content accessible to all learners through developmentally appropriate pedagogy, effective questioning techniques, and use of appropriate resources. Candidates’ demonstration lessons provide opportunity for reflection on attempted practices. This course includes intentional practice of classroom management, active and equitable participation for culturally, ethnically, linguistically and academically diverse learners, lesson planning, and formative assessment to differentiate instruction for all learners. Modifications for diverse learners and learners with exceptionalities are researched and applied through field work experience. Technology for teaching and learning is integrated in the course. It is through this course that each candidate completes the CalTPA task “Designing Instruction” as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.

Corequisite(s): EDU 621F 

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