2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Secondary Education (EDSC)

EDSC-3600: Teaching at the Secondary Level (3 hours)

This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of theories and methodology related to secondary education. Field Experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall and Spring.

EDSC-4100: Foundations/Ethics of American Education (3 hours)

Introduction to the historical, political, legal, economic, social and cultural foundations of American Educational development including philosophies and ethics. Cross-Listed: EDUC-4100. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall and Spring.

EDSC-4220: Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas (3 hours)

Teaching reading and writing to secondary education students. Emphasis on language acquisition; instructional approaches; reading processes; writing; reading materials; assessment; vocabulary, comprehension and fluency strategies; analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing and summarizing information; integrating reading, writing and oral communication; collaborating with others; and stimulating discussion in the content areas. Cross-Listed: EDMG-4220. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall and Spring.

EDSC-4601: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Art (3 hours)

This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of visual arts content and the methodology necessary to teach middle and high school students. Field Experience: Required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in ART-1210 and ART-1310 and acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4602: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary English (3 hours)

Philosophy, structure and operation of secondary schools. Curriculum, methods, materials and strategies for teaching English Language Arts. Field Work: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in EDU-3600 and acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4603: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Foreign Language (3 hours)

This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of foreign language content and the methodology necessary to teach middle and high school students. Cross-Listed: FOL-4603. Field Experience: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in EDSC-3600 and acceptance to the College of Education. Special permission required for students not enrolled in the CUC K-12 Spanish Education program. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4606: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Math (3 hours)

Curriculum, methods, materials and instruction for teaching mathematics at the secondary level. Philosophy, structure and operation of comprehensive American High Schools. This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of mathematics content and the methodology necessary to teach middle and high school students. Field Experience: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in EDU-3600 and acceptance to the College of Education. Must have successfully completed 6 hours of math above MAT-2000. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4618: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Science (3 hours)

Curriculum, methods, materials and instruction for teaching science at the secondary level. Philosophy, structure and operation of comprehensive American high schools. This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of science content and the methodology necessary to teach middle and high school students. Cross-Listed: EDMG-4912. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in of EDSC-3600 and acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4619: Content & Methods of Middle/Secondary Social Science (3 hours)

This course develops the pre-service teacher’s understanding of social studies content and the methodology necessary to teach middle and high school students. Cross-Listed: EDMG-4907. Field Experience: Required. Prerequisite: C or higher in EDSC-3600 and acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4800: Assessment & Management of Middle/Secondary Grades (3 hours)

Foundations, planning and implementation of effective classroom assessment to improve instruction and evaluate student learning and foundations for planning and implementing a positive classroom environment that is safe, healthy, motivating and engaging for every student. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall and Spring.

EDSC-4900: Content & Methods: Teaching PE Middle/Secondary (3 hours)

This course examines learning theories, instructional and teaching strategies and assessment techniques for directing motor learning experiences. This course develops the pre-service teacher to teach middle and secondary school students in Physical Education. Field Experience: Required. Cross-Listed: EDMG-4901. Prerequisites: C or higher in PES-4625, PES-4635 and PES-4640 and acceptance to the College of Education. Offered: Fall.

EDSC-4930: Student Teaching Internship: Secondary (15 hours)

EDSC-4931: Student Teaching Internship Art: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4932: Student Teaching Internship English: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4933: Student Teaching Internship Math: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4934: Student Teaching Internship Physical Education: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4935: Student Teaching Internship Science: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4936: Student Teaching Internship Social Science History: Secondary/Middle Grades (15 hours)

Internship in a 6-12 classroom(s) daily for the 16-week semester under the guidance of a classroom cooperating teacher and the supervision of the University. Illinois Professional Teaching Standards (2010) are assessed with the Education Teacher Performance Assessment, the Positive Impact Presentation and other assessments. Seminar and colloquium participation is required. Fee: Required. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Internship Professional Semester.

EDSC-4950: Independent Study in Secondary Education (1-6 hours)