EDCI 534 Integrated Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood and Adolescent/Young Adult

This course overviews middle childhood and adolescent/young adult social studies content and focuses on the state and national standards for instructional development within the social studies. It includes a survey of current practice and trends, methods and strategies that emphasize hands-on experience, relevant materials, age-appropriate activities, cross-disciplinary planning and teaming. Students will focus on problem solving, critical thinking and application skills. There is a field experience requirement attached to this course. Students will be required to keep logs/journals, prepare lessons and assessments and analyze the classroom and their instruction using College of Education criteria. A second methods course (EDCI 531, EDCI 532 or EDCI 533) should also be taken if the candidate is seeking a middle childhood license. The Level 2 portfolio requirement is attached to this class for middle childhood candidates.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

EDFI 503 (post-baccalaureate), EDFI 504, EDFI 560; EDIS 509; EDCI 528 and EDCI 529