Feb 21, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

EDUC 567 - Secondary Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms: Investigating and Designing Transformative Learning Environments


Prerequisites, students who have been given admission to the Teacher Credential and/or Masters of Arts in Teaching program. This course prepares prospective secondary teachers with general foundational, pedagogical, and research tools. It provides a foundational study of the historical, political, and ideological context that have shaped schooling systems and teachers' unions in the United States. Major curriculum traditions will be explored and critically analyzed. The focus will be on designing collaborative, democratic, and culturally-responsive classroom environments grounded in critical pedagogy (Freire) and progressive education (Dewey), with an emphasis on lesson design, interdisciplinary curriculum development, formative and authentic assessment, and the social organization of learning. Up to 10 hours of fieldwork for this class is optional for completion. (Offered every year.) 3 credits