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ED530A Teaching Strategies for Elementary Math (2)*

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching elementary mathematics with 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.

Prerequisites: admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; concurrent enrollment

in ED550.

ED530B Teaching Strategies for Elementary Health, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, Physical

Education, & Science (3)*

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching elementary health, social studies, visual and

performing arts, physical education, and science with the guidelines set in the respective California content standards

(Common Core) for K-12 public schools, including working with English learners and students with special needs.

(Course fee $15.)

Prerequisites: admission to the Multiple Subject Credential Program; concurrent enrollment in ED550.

ED532 Learning Theory (3)

This course provides a critical examination of various theories of learning. Course topics will include main principles of

both historical and contemporary models of cognitive processing, constructivism, experiential learning, and learning

styles. Students will explore implications for teachers and students, relating theory to their own teaching practice.

ED534 Essentials of Curriculum Structure (3)

This course provides students with an overview of the structure and design of school curriculum, including historical

and contemporary factors that influence it. Students will learn how to create, evaluate, and develop curriculum, with an

emphasis on standards-based, learning-centered instruction. Various curriculum models and theories will be examined,

and students will apply theoretical learning to their current teaching practice. This is a core course in the TMU

M.Ed

.

program.

ED536 Assessment of Learning (3)

This course examines various theories about and types of student assessment. Topics include formal and informal

assessment, formative and summative assessment, test construction, rubrics, and authentic assessment. Students will

apply theory to their teaching practice, using appropriate strategies to design, implement, and evaluate assessments

effectively to enhance learning. This is a core course in the TMU

M.Ed

. program.

ED538 Biblical Principles for Teaching (3)

This course provides students with opportunity to study and apply biblical principles to teaching practice. Course topics

include the role of the teacher, relationships with children, colleagues, and parents, values, modeling, inclusion,

communication, and behavior. Students will identify and develop strategies for effective teaching based on biblical

principles.

ED540 Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School (5)*

A professional education course dealing with strategies for teaching specific subject areas 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. Each section of the course is constructed to meet

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing program standards for preparation for a specific secondary school

subject area (Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, English, Music, Physical Education, and World Language).

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

required.

Prerequisites: admission to the Single Subject Credential Program; concurrent enrollment in all fieldwork semester courses.

ED542 Classroom Management (3)

This course examines various research-based models, theories, and best practices for effective classroom management

in service of student learning. Topics include strategies for developing effective learning communities, effective

classroom procedures and expectations, anticipating and managing student behavior, rewards and motivation, positive

behavior intervention and support, and strategies for working with reluctant or difficult students. Students will develop

a personal classroom management system for use in their own teaching practice.