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Reading comprehension, including promoting students’ ability to access grade-level texts of increasing depth

and complexity and activate background knowledge, make connections, synthesize information, and evaluate

texts.

Purposes and characteristics of the major genres of literature.

Literary response and analysis and critique of texts and media for point of view, bias, power, validity,

truthfulness, persuasive techniques, and appeal to both friendly and critical audiences.

Writing instruction (inclusive of the writing process) on conventions, domains (i.e. response to literature,

informational, persuasive, and technical), research, and applications that allow students to produce complex

texts.

Academic language development emphasizing discourse that leads to the production of complex texts.

Incorporation of technology into language arts as a tool for conducting research.

Strategies and systematic guidance so that students select texts for reinforcement of independent reading habits.

Opportunities for listening and speaking, including comprehension, organization and delivery of oral

communication, and analysis and evaluation of oral and media communications.

Instruction in speaking applications, including grade-level genres and their characteristics.

At least ninety (90) hours, including those in ED520, ED550, and ED560, of English classroom observations and

fieldwork required.

Prerequisite: admission to the Single Subject Credential Program. Corequisites: all fieldwork semester courses.

ED540F Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School – Music (5)

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching music in the secondary school using the guidelines

set in the respective California State Standards (Common Core) for K-12 public schools, including working with English

learners and students with special needs. The course is constructed to meet California Commission on Teacher

Credentialing program standards for preparation for teaching music, including instruction in how to teach students to

sight sing, sight read, improvise, compose, and arrange music; how to help students understand the roles of musicians,

composers, and general instruments in diverse cultures and historical periods; how to help students identify

contributions of diverse cultural, ethnic, and gender groups and well-known musicians in the development of musical

genres; how to instruct students in voice, keyboard, woodwinds, brass, strings, guitar, and percussion; and how to use

a variety of instrumental choral and ensemble rehearsal techniques and employ an understanding of developmental

stages of learning in relation to music instruction. At least ninety (90) hours, including those in ED520, ED550, and

ED560, of music classroom observations and fieldwork required.

Prerequisite: admission to the Single Subject Credential

Program. Corequisites: all fieldwork semester courses.

ED540G Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School – Physical Education (5)

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching physical education in the secondary school using

the guidelines set in the respective California State Standards (Common Core) for K-12 public schools and the English

Language Development Standards. The course is constructed to meet California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

program standards for preparation for teaching physical education, including instruction in how to balance the focus of

education among information, concepts, and skill development to provide students with the foundation for developing

active and healthy lifestyles; and how to design a curriculum accessible to all students that includes a variety of

fundamental movements, individual/dual/team sports, dance, aquatics, outdoor/adventure activities, combative, and

fitness activities that meet the developmental needs of all students, including individuals with disabilities, lower-skilled

individuals, and higher performers. At least ninety (90) hours, including those in ED520, ED550, and ED560, of

physical education classroom observations and fieldwork required.

Prerequisite: admission to the Single Subject Credential

Program. Corequisites: all fieldwork semester courses.

ED540H Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School – World Language (5)

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching world language in the secondary school using the

guidelines set in the respective California State Standards (Common Core) for K-12 public schools, including working

with English learners and students with special needs. The course is constructed to meet California Commission on

Teacher Credentialing program standards for preparation for teaching world language, including instruction in how to