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EDSC 311 Secondary Methods Practicum I (1-3 credits)
First in a sequence of field and clinical experience courses in a secondary classroom. Students work in middle-level or high school classrooms to develop skills working with students and implementing instructional plans. Students will spend approximately 15 hours observing in the public schools. Class may repeated up to a total of three credits. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must be taking EDU 250.

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EDSC 313 Secondary Methods Practicum II (1-3 credits)
Second in a sequence of field and clinical experience courses in a secondary classroom. Students will observe approximately 25 hours of the middle-level or high school classrooms. The portfolio and admission process is explained. Class may be repeated up to a total of two credits. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must be taking EDUC 323.

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EDSC 315 Secondary Methods Practicum III (1-3 credits)
The third and final course in a sequence of field and clinical experience courses. Students will spend 30-60 hours at the middle-level or high school classroom. Students will be expected to work toward completion of the requirements for their portfolio project. Taken in conjunction with content area methods course. Class may be repeated up to a total of three credits. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Education Program and be taking EDSC 473 or EDSC 463 or EDSC 453 or EDSC 433 or EDCT 463 or EDCT 439.

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EDSC 407 Interdisciplinary Integrated Curriculum Secondary Education (3 credits)
Examines the relationship between literacy skills and learning the context area. Students will focus on developing literacy skills to promote better learning in the content area as well as guide students to better interpret, analyze, evaluate, and communicate in the world around them. Ideas and literacy, mathematics, the process of reading and writing, and specific pedagogical strategies will be considered. The course will also include problem-solving approaches, planning curriculum, and analyzing techniques to evaluate a variety of content area resources. The course will ask students to analyze and reflect upon personal experience as a reader, a writer, and a problem solver. (Formerly EDU 440, Essential Skills Across the Curriculum)

Prerequisite: Must have completed EDUC 323 and EDUC 406.

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EDSC 433 Teaching Secondary English (3 credits)
Designed to prepare students to teach English at the 7-12 grade levels. The course will consist of three hours of lecture and a one hour lab each week. Course objectives are aligned to the INTASC teaching standards. The course is premised upon the assumption that effective teachers combine an awareness of theory with ongoing research into effective practices, as well as continual reflection upon their own teaching. Students will also design objectives which reflect the Nevada State English standards and which integrate the various components of the Language Arts Curriculum. Students will develop and implement lessons and effective assessments based upon those objectives.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Education Program and be taking EDSC 315.

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EDSC 453 Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3 credits)
Course examines the methods, materials, teaching techniques, and strategies unique to mathematics education. Emphasis is placed on the pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry curriculum; classroom organization; test construction and evaluation; use of audio-visual materials and equipment.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Education Program and be taking EDSC 315.

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EDSC 463 Teaching Secondary Science (3 credits)
Course will give students a broad perspective on science education from its historical development to current issues and trends, and will introduce methods of curriculum design, assessment techniques, instructional strategies, and other areas important in equipping successful science teachers. Practical material will be developed that may be used as resources in future science teaching situations.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Education Program and be taking EDSC 315.

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EDSC 473 Teaching Secondary Social Studies (3 credits)
Designed to provide undergraduate students in secondary education with an overview of the methods, assessment techniques, materials, curriculum, and activities used to teach social studies. The course is intended to help students acquire a repertoire of planning and instructional skills necessary for teaching social studies.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Education Program and be taking EDSC 315.

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EDSC 483 Secondary Supervised Teaching Internship (1-16 credits)
The Supervised Internship provides the student with the opportunity to experience, in depth, the full role and meaning of teaching in a school setting. Experiences include planning and organizing for instruction, developing classroom teaching competencies and skills, evaluating pupil progress, participating in extracurricular activities, working with special school personnel, and utilizing school and community resources in the instructional program.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into the Teaching Internship program and be taking EDSC 491. Instructor consent required.

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EDSC 491 Secondary Education Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Addresses ethical, professional, and substantive issues in the teaching profession. This course forms the bridge between theory and practice where teaching skills can be analyzed, discussed, and refined; and professional competency can be assessed and achieved through professional collaboration and reflective practice.

Prerequisite: Must be admitted into Teacher Internship program and be taking EDSC 483. Instructor consent required.

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