EDUC 0321 - Middle School and its Students

Credits: 3

Participants in this first of two courses related to secondary education will explore and apply theories of cognitive, social, emotional, language, and physical development from childhood through adolescence. Focus will be placed on utilizing an asset vs. deficit model, as well as the importance of understanding one's own dispositional/cultural mindset. In order to create developmentally responsive schools, classrooms, lessons, and interactions, research-based practices will be emphasized. Students with and without special needs, the myths of adolescence, and responsive curriculum will be emphasized to align with the department's commitment to Critical Engagement with Diversity, Building Community, and Reflective Practice.

Prerequisites: EDUC 0221 

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