This course focuses on literacy practices and instructional strategies specific to the disciplines (English, math, science, social studies) in the context of examining theory and research that inform literacy learning for adolescent learners from diverse backgrounds, including English learners. The course emphasizes the differences among disciplines in the ways they create, communicate, and evaluate information to make meaning, and explores trans- and interdisciplinary practices and strategies. The course introduces teacher candidates to and engages them in the development of instructional objectives and lesson plans aligned with state and national standards. In addition to exploring the relation of disciplinary literacy to state and national standards, the course considers the relation(s) among discipline specific and academic language, and students’ funds of knowledge and home language(s). The course addresses basic routines for classroom management. A 5-hour field experience is required for students in the Adolescence Education MSED Program; the Adolescence Education Advanced Certification (Certification-Only) Program; and any student taking the course as an elective. Students must obtain fingerprint clearance prior to beginning field experiences. SEC 518 is a pre-requisite to SEC 515 Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Schools. Not open to students matriculated in the Literacy program. Fall.
X'd with SEC 371 X1 Face-to-face