C&T 702: Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at the Middle and Secondary School Levels (3)

The course focuses on standards-based education reform and the relation between standards, curricula, assessments and instruction at the middle and secondary levels. This course will investigate issues specific to each of the individual content licensure areas, including mathematics, science, social studies, English, and foreign language. Since the inception of No Child Left Behind in 2001, many middle school and secondary school classroom teachers have felt constricted by standards-based practices in the classroom. This course will explore the historical foundations of the standards movement as well as current research on connecting standards to instructional practices within individual content areas. The course also will explore ways in which middle school and secondary school teachers can be accountable to the standards without losing creativity in their individual classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission into the professional (graduate) year of the teacher education program. LEC
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