SEED 4408 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching II
4 hours recitation plus conference, weekly supervised teaching (total 20 days, 150 hours); 5 credits
Advanced theories and methods of teaching specific subject areas within social studies at grade levels appropriate for state certification requirements; focus on developing reflective practitioners and researchers; developing individualized instruction for all students; using technology for cooperative learning in the classroom and school; developing and evaluating standards-based social studies curriculum and classroom and school cultures responsive to the needs of diverse students and students with special needs, particularly in urban settings; developing advanced methods of teaching English language learners and applying knowledge of language acquisition. Students enroll in safety education workshops in identifying, reporting, and responding to child abuse and violence prevention, and in substance abuse, fire and arson prevention. Students spend the equivalent of twenty days in the schools, during which time they engage in daily supervised student teaching. Support the development of portfolio for state certification.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education 4402 and permission of head of the program in Social Studies.