Middle School Communication Arts & Literature Minor

Program Requirements

Core

The middle school concept, curriculum, and teaching methods.

Prerequisites: none

Presents strategies for teaching reading and writing knowledge, attitudes and skills in the various teaching content areas.

Prerequisites: none

Student teaching in a second content area for a full-day, half-semester, in a middle school setting. For elementary students student teaching in middle school.

Prerequisites: none

An introduction to writing poetry and short prose. This course does not assume previous creative writing experience on the part of the student.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

A review of traditional grammar designed to prepare students for advanced work in language and grammar. This course will run for a half-semester.

Prerequisites: none

Topics have included genres such as fantasy or historical fiction and thematic topics such as survival or journeys. May be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

Prerequisites: none

Survey of books suitable for the Middle School classroom, covering a variety of topics and genres.

Prerequisites: none

Restricted Electives

Choose 2 - 4 Credit(s). *EEC 451 is for students who hold a K-6 initial license

The practicum consists of a minimum of four weeks during which candidates teach in the specific academic subject for the new licensure field. Those holding a license at the elementary level complete the experience with students in grades 7 or 8. Those who hold a license at the secondary level complete the experience with students in grades 5 or 6. The focus is on applying the standards of effective practice in teaching students, demonstrating both knowledge of the academic subject and students as well as the pedagogical skills required at the middle level.

Prerequisites: none

Student teaching in a second content area for a full-day, half-semester, in a middle school setting. For elementary students student teaching in middle school.

Prerequisites: none