SECONDARY Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (CSE)
Associate Professor Lisa Scherff, Program Coordinator
Office: 204 Carmichael 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. 3 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. 1 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.
The course examines and explores various classroom technologies for specifically teaching secondary mathematics topics, including but not limited to spreadsheets, hand-held and computer graphing technologies, dynamic geometry software, computer algebra systems, and data collection devices. Offered fall semester only.
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. 3 hours.
Study of contemporary literature for young adults, with emphasis on high- interest and high-quality literature from diverse authors.
CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar. 3 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 470 Teaching Writing 6-12. 3 hours.
Prepares prospective and current English language arts teachers for the successful teaching of composition in grades 6-12 in an era of timed writing and writing in high-stakes situations. This course includes teaching narration, description, exposition, and argumentation; the writing process; and the evaluation of student writing.
CSE 476 Improving Science Teaching through New Technologies. 3 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.
Methods and media essential to effective instruction of English in the secondary school.
CSE 480 Teaching Secondary School Foreign Languages. 3 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.
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.
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.
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. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: PY 101, SS 121, or equivalent, and admission to TEP.
Corequisite: Appropriate methods course.
Observation and participation experiences in secondary schools.
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. 9–12 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.