Secondary Education

The NDMU Women's College prepares interested students to become certified to teach adolescents in grade 7 - 12.  The Women's College of NDMU invites students to consider preparing for a career as a secondary school educator.  By Majoring in any one of many secondary content areas [e.g. Art, Business, Computer Studies, English, History or Social Studies, Mathematics, Music, Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), Spanish, Theatre, etc.], students may become a certified secondary school educator teaching students in grades 7 - 12.  Professional educators will have the opportunity to help students navigate their changing lives and maximize their potential as they matriculate to post-secondary careers and college.  In addition to mastery of content area, students will receive a solid foundation in the theory and research that informs current secondary instructional methods, curricula, and assessment tools.

During the senior year while completing the internship, students in most cases will work for one-half of a semester in a middle school and the other half of the semester in a high school - thereby giving them an experience in both settings and preparing them for either employment opportunity. 

Courses

EDU-300 Technology for Instruction & Management

Provides prospective classroom teacher swith opportunities for planning, designing and producing projects that support the instructional needs of students in grades K-12, including best practices for the integration of technology into curriculum with state and national technology standards. Students complete a variety of projects to develop skills in word processing, Web page development, computer presentations and other technolgies. For education majors only. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-319 Human Development and Learning

Explores selected aspects of human development related to learning and instruction. Major psychological concepts and learning theories will be examined and applied to the context of eduction. Emphasis will be placed on understanding cognitive and affective domains of development as well as behavior management, motivation, individual differences in learning and instructional practices. Includes reflection, classroom activities, educational philosophy and classroom instruction. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-344 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Secondary School Content Areas I

Studies principles and techniques in teaching interactive reading and writing in secondary school content areas: vocabulary and skill development; pre-reading, reading and post-reading strategies. Techniques for assessing student literacy levels and readability levels of texts. Strategies for individualizing instruction to address the unique needs of diverse learners; e.g., gifted and talented, second language learners, students with special needs, etc. Includes classroom observation and participation in Baltimore area secondary schools. Preparation of lesson plans and peer teaching.  [3 credits]

EDU-376 Clinical Field Experience: Secondary

Provides direct instructional field experience in an assigned Baltimore area public middle school for three weeks, all day. Includes instruction in middle school organization and curriculum, characteristics and diverse needs of middle school children, and issues in teaching and learning. Classroom observation and participation. Weekly seminars. Permission required. Three-week session, full school days. [3 credits]

EDU-402 American Education in Historical Perspective

Surveys major developments in the history of American education from colonial times to the present. Examines influential persons, ideas and institutions in the context of American society. Education and public policy, legal issues, priorities and innovations in American education reviewed from a critical perspective. [3 credits]

EDU-413 Internship:Teaching in the Secondary School

Incorporates full-time observation and supervised internship teaching experience in diverse Baltimore area professional development schools during the fall semester only. Permission required. Teaching internship fee required. [11 credits] NOTE: Student Teaching Internships may start earlier than the official term start dates. Please refer to the information received at the internship orientation or contact the Education Department.

EDU-420 Dim Curric/Inst Sec Sch

Examines aims, organization and administration of American secondary schools.  Principles of curriculum organization and design for middle and senior high schools.  Curriculum development in school systems, in specific schools, and in academic disciplines.  Multicultural and gender issues are considered.  Class is interrelated with methods courses in study and application of principles of teaching-learning, used of technology for instruction, analysis of teaching, assessment of classroom management. [3 credits]

EDU-429 Meth Bus Ed/Sec Sch

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [3 credits]

EDU-430 Art N-12

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-431 English in the Secondary School

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-432 Modern Foreign Language in the Secondary School

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-433 Mathematics in the Secondary School

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-437 Science in the Secondary School

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-439 Social Studies in the Secondary School

Students in all methods courses examine the nature of the academic discipline, the structure and modes of thinking through which knowledge in the discipline advances, current research on teaching the subject, models of teaching, and techniques appropriate for instruction in the content area. Application of teaching-learning theory to the content area in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment in the content area. Evaluation and use of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum and student learner outcomes (as applicable), other curriculum guides, textbooks and resource materials in the field. Presentation and evaluation of demonstration lessons. Videotaping for analysis of teaching. Permission required for all methods courses. [ 3 credits ]

EDU-451 Teaching Reading and Writing in the Content Areas II

Examines methods, purposes and criteria used in diagnosing strengths and weaknesses of students with a range of reading abilities; e.g., special needs, gifted and talented, ESOL. Focus is on authentic formal and informal assessment of individual secondary school students and application of test results in various secondary curriculum content areas. Includes an applied, school-based assessment experience. [3 credits]

EDU-460 Assessment of Reading

Provides students with a background in assessment and its relationship to instruction. Students will learn about the variety of assessments available to the classroom teacher in the areas of reading and writing and how to administer, score and interpret the results of these various assessments. Instructional decisions regarding the educational program of the child, and his/her diverse needs will also be examined. [3 credits] NOTE: Please refer to cohort schedule. Additional clas times may meet in previous semester.

EDU-491 Topics in Education

SPE-326 Special Education for the Classroom Teacher

Includes brief history as well as legal foundations of current special education models and practices. Explores characteristics of students with disabilities as well as at-risk populations in general education. Addresses the responsibilities of educators, exploring generic strategies for programming for special needs students in the general education classroom, including the Common Core Standards. Required for all Maryland teachers. [3 credits]