EDU 319 Methods: Secondary
This course helps to prepare pre-service educators for teaching in secondary (middle and high) schools. Pre-service educators develop a 10 lesson interdisciplinary thematic unit (ITU) with associated lesson plans and teach a lesson from that unit. The ITU is expected to address various standards expressed in the UIU Teacher Education Program and include appropriate outcomes, objectives, activities, materials, lesson plans, and an assessment plan with associated artifacts. As pre-service educators construct the ITU, they learn about appropriate categories of instructional strategies that research has demonstrated influence student achievement. Pre-service educators also become aware of the “dimensions of learning” as a useful framework for understanding teaching and learning.