Core Classes

ED 200: Education (Historical and Philosophical Perspective) Cornerstone class for secondary teachers. It's goal is to develop firm education roots through understanding historical events, theories and philosophy of education, broadened perspectives, and enlightened discernment. 

ED 304: Development, Cognition, and Understanding This course uses social science, cognitive neuroscience, and the study of Christ as a master teacher to explore child and adolescent development. Students will identify principles that promote understanding and guide the creation of meaningful learning experiences. They will be able to identify teaching strategies that promote thoughtfulness in the effective and cognitive domains. 

ED 461: Content Area Reading and Assessment II This course will immediately follow a student's student teaching semester, but in conjunction with general secondary methods courses. Students are taught assessment first planning and develop the ability to facilitate learning. Students will continue development of general teaching abilities with a focus on selection and creation of learner appropriate curriculum materials. The lab requires 25-30 hours per semester in local secondary schools.

ED 492: Student Teaching This course is the capstone of the academic and professional training of a pre-service teacher. This practicum will last 12 weeks and will be completed in the public school classroom. A weekly forum will be held in which student teachers can address challenges and concerns and share experiences, expertise, and successes. The student teaching experience may take place at a distant site (Las Vegas, South Salt Lake, Davis County, Mesa, Boise)

SPED 360: Exceptional Students Grade 6-12An introductory course to Special education for Secondary Education majors. Students will learn the history, laws, and assessment of common exceptionalities encountered in secondary school classrooms. Students will also learn about resources, classroom management, and appropriate teaching practices.

Major Specific Core Classes

ART 314: Secondary Art Methods I Students will be acquainted with Secondary Art Education methods including lesson planning, curriculum development, presentation skills, art classroom motivation and management. This course will be completed through written lesson planning and lesson presentation, completing studio processes in Art Education, and participation in a secondary art classroom.

BIO 305: Science Teaching Principles Students will receive experience in lesson preparation and teaching of general biology topics to non-major biology students. This class focuses on a mix of classroom discussion of science teaching and preparation and execution of mentor-directed teaching experiences. (Take 1st semester of junior year) 

ED 361: Secondary Education Principles of Learning, Teaching, and Assessment I Students will spend a minimum of 40 hours in public school classrooms observing and instructing. Students will be taught and will implement curriculum design, lesson planning, classroom management, instructional strategies, and assessment.

FCS 405: Teaching Methods for Family and Consumer Science Students will take this class as preparation to secondary teaching, and will apply teaching methods and theories used in a Family and Consumer Sciences secondary classroom. (Take semester before SecEd 492)

MUSIC 377B: String Practicum B Students will spend time teaching second string instruments to school students. They will be able to give authentic instruction, additional development on a second string instrument, and higher level conducting.