EDU 202 Literacy in Middle School Curriculum and Instruction
This course has two primary foci: a study of the philosophy of and key curricular models and debates around the contemporary middle school in the United States, and the role of literacy in the teaching and learning of the content areas at the middle school level. Students will be introduced to the major philosophies and curricular theories behind the current middle level education movement along with theories of literacy learning and current research on adolescent literacy methods. In the context of teaching young adolescents and promoting their literacy levels at this important age, students are also introduced to Classroom-Based Research (CBR) and will complete a pilot study of their own questions on literacy development in young adolescents. Required field experience (20 hours) will culminate in a two-week team-teaching experience in a middle school setting. The course is required as part of the AOC in Education and for state licensure.
Level: Open to students not yet admitted to the Teacher Education Program; recommended students take this course in the sophomore year.
Prerequisite: Education 101