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SECONDARY CURRICULUM, TEACHING, AND LEARNING (CSE)

Dr. Joyce Stallworth, Department Head
Office: 204 Graves Hall

Enrollment in specific courses in the College of Education may be restricted to students who clearly demonstrate the greatest potential for success as teachers. Factors such as general studies courses completed, GPA, scores on state and program tests, interviews, etc., may be considered.

CSE 390 Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools. Three hours.

Corequisites: CSE 493 and BEF/BEP 360.

The course focuses on evaluating teaching and learning behaviors and on general teaching competencies.

CSE 392 Evaluation of School Structure and Organization. One hour.

Corequisite: CSE 390.

Observation and participation experiences in a secondary school, with focus on school structure and organization. Successful completion of this course requires spending five full days in approved educational settings.

CSE 401 Computers in Secondary Mathematics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CAT 200 and admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 406.

The course examines and explores various technologies for use in secondary mathematics classrooms including but not limited to calculators and various computer software. Offered spring semester only.

CSE 406 Curriculum in Secondary Mathematics. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to the teacher education program in secondary mathematics, CAT 200, and MATH 227.

Corequisite: CSE 401.

Future secondary mathematics teachers examine advanced concepts, structures, and procedures that comprise secondary mathematics. This course focuses on current issues and trends in the curriculum, teaching, and learning of secondary mathematics with emphasis on the investigation and implementation of current reform efforts. Offered spring semester only.

CSE 455 Literature for Adolescents. Three hours.

Study of contemporary literature for young adults, with emphasis on high- interest and high-quality literature from diverse authors.

CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar. Three hours.

This is a practical course intended to enhance the student's understanding of the structure of the English language. The course is designed to encourage a thorough study of grammar and its role in the English language arts curriculum, to explore the psycholinguistic nature of language processes, and to develop methods of instruction for the classroom.

CSE 476 Improving Science Teaching through New Technologies. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CAT 100.

Examination and evaluation of appropriate technologies for the secondary science curriculum. Technologies will include CD-ROM and Internet-based simulations and databases, Web pages and other Internet resources, multimedia presentations, and calculator-based laboratories.

CSE 479 Teaching Secondary School English. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 489.

Methods and media essential to effective instruction of English in the secondary school.

CSE 480 Teaching Secondary School Foreign Languages. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 489.

Theories, methods, techniques, and essential media for teaching foreign languages effectively in the secondary school. Offered fall semester only.

CSE 483 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 489.

The course presents primarily methods and instructional strategies of teaching mathematics, but necessarily includes a study of selected topics in mathematics. Offered fall semester only.

CSE 486 Teaching Secondary School Science. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 489.

Instructional strategies and media essential to effective learning of science in the secondary school. Content includes objectives, inquiry teaching, analysis of curricula, assessment, teaching for diversity, science-thinking skills, unit planning, and laboratory management. Offered only fall semester.

CSE 487 Teaching Secondary School Social Science. Three hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher education program.

Corequisite: CSE 489.

This course will use a reflective teaching model for examining the history, issues, and contemporary practices related to teaching middle- and high- school social science.

CSE 489 Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools. Three hours.

Prerequisites: PY 101, SS 121, or equivalent, and admission to TEP.

Corequisite: Appropriate methods course.

Observation and participation experiences in secondary schools.

CSE 493 Diversity Block Seminar. One hour.

Corequisites: CSE 390 and BEF/BEP 360.

A reflective teaching model will be used to explore differences in race, class, gender, and academic achievement as they affect classroom interaction and academic success.

CSE 497 Secondary School Internship. Nine to 12 hours.

Prerequisites: Senior standing, admission to the teacher education program, teaching methods course in the major, and the minimum GPA as required by each certification program or teaching field.

Observation and teaching of the major subject in the secondary school. Offered fall and spring semesters only. Application for student teaching must be made the semester prior to student teaching (excluding summer term) through the Office of Clinical Experience. Formal application meetings are held and their times will be posted in Graves Hall and announced in the Crimson White prior to the meetings.

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