TED 357 Curriculum and Methods: Middle Level, 3 credits

This junior-level course prepares middle-level majors (Grades 4-8) to understand the unique nature and purpose of middle schools and their curricula, and identify and use developmentally responsive planning, teaching, and assessment techniques to meet the needs of young adolescents, including integrated students with disabilities, those who are ELLs, and students who are gifted. The course addresses a series of generic topics for all students enrolled and, relative to students' specializations, topics specifically related to (A) English/Language Arts, (B) Mathematics, (C) Science, and (D) Social Studies. Students must address two of the four specializations.

Prerequisites: TED 351; Co-requisite: TED 397