Graduate Middle Childhood Education (MCED)
An asterisk (*) adjacent to a course number indicates that students are required to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned “school/agency” before the first day of the semester in which the student teaching/internship will take place.
50002 Teaching Science in Middle Childhood II (3)*
Individual and group work develop effective techniques of teaching science concepts to 8 to 14 year olds. Attention given to methods, equipment, safety and planning. This course includes 40 field/clinical hours. Special fee: $15 per semester. Prerequisite: MCED 30002.
50003 Teaching Social Studies in Middle Childhood II (3)*
Advanced methods course. Examines the purpose of citizenship education and understanding the role of history and the social sciences. Applies the principles of powerful teaching. Includes a major field experience at the student teaching site. Prerequisite: MCED 30002.
50005 Effective Use of Phonics in Reading (3)
The influence of theoretical perspectives on word identification instruction, an examination of the role of phonics in reading and writing, strategies for effective phonics instruction and assessment.
50006 Reading and Writing in Middle Childhood (3)
Understanding of literacy learning in middle childhood (ages 8-14) with emphasis on the development of reading and writing processes, strategies for text learning, literacy in electronic environments, authentic assessment, and teaching children who struggle as readers.
50007 Teaching Reading with Literature in Middle Childhood (3)
The study of the teaching of reading with literature with middle childhood students within an integrated language arts approach in a comprehensive literature program. Prerequisite: MCED 50006.
50045 Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Years, Grades 4-5 (3)
To develop knowledge of the theories, materials and methods used to teach mathematics in the contemporary classroom for grades 4-5 and develop skill in their use. Prerequisite: ECED 40147 with a minimum grade of C.
52358 Student Teaching in Middle Childhood (9)*
Full-time student teaching for 12 weeks on an interdisciplinary team in two selected concentrations (mathematics, language arts, social studies, science) and reading in grades 4-9. Prerequisite: approval of program coordinator.
56645 Critical Inquiry and Integration: Science and Social Studies, Grade 4 (3)
Introduces students to fourth grade content using an interdisciplinary, inquiry approach to teaching and learning in science and social studies. Prerequisite: special approval.
57745 Critical Inquiry and Integration: Science and Social Studies, Grade 5 (3)
Engages students in the use and development of pedagogical content knowledge for teaching grade 5 using an interdisciplinary, inquiry approach to teaching and learning in science and social studies. Prerequisite: special approval.
59525 Inquiry into Professional Practice Middle Childhood (3)
A seminar linked to student teaching with an emphasis on action research as professional development, completion of professional portfolios, professional ethics and legal, medical and ethical issues in teaching. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in CI 67107, and MCED 50007.
60092/70092* Advanced Practicum in Middle Childhood (2-6)
Teaching and observing in grades 4-9.