Enhance Your Instructional Practices
It is critical for teachers to translate knowledge of a subject area into content that is understandable by and developmentally appropriate for students at all grade levels. The ability to provide illustrations and examples, and to attach what is being learned to what a student already knows, is essential to the art and skill of teaching. Content knowledge alone does not provide these skills. Courses in pedagogy are designed to help teachers develop these skills, and become masters at creating engaging lessons that are aligned with today's Common Core standards.
Completion of our content specific pedagogy courses, combined with passage of the appropriate CSET exam(s), allows California teachers to add additional secondary content areas in Mathematics, History/Social Science, World Languages, English Language Arts, and Sciences to their existing Clear Multiple or Single Subject (with an EL authorization) Credential.
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CURRICULUM THEORY AND METHODS: CONTENT SPECIFIC PEDAGOGY FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
An overview of curriculum theory and instructional processes, including differentiation strategies for diverse learners, content standards and standards for the teaching profession, how to successfully integrate reading and writing, instructional technology, assessment tools, rubrics, and grading.
Course Number: EDUC X450.15
CURRICULUM THEORY AND METHODS: CONTENT SPECIFIC PEDAGOGY FOR SECONDARY HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE
Addresses organization of courses, sources of materials, textbooks, and methods of teaching the social sciences with an emphasis on adapting curriculum and instruction to meet the literacy goals of Common Core.
Course Number: EDUC X450.13
CURRICULUM THEORY AND METHODS: CONTENT SPECIFIC PEDAGOGY FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS
An overview of curriculum theory and instructional processes, including differentiation strategies for diverse learners, investigating different types of instruction, instructional technology, and assessment tools, rubrics, and grading.
Course Number: EDUC X450.12
CURRICULUM THEORY AND METHODS: CONTENT SPECIFIC PEDAGOGY FOR SECONDARY SCIENCES
An overview of curriculum theory and instructional processes, including how to transform science knowledge into science literacy, issues of gender equity and cultural diversity in science education, assessments, rubrics, and grading. Particular emphasis will be placed on the needs of the in-service teacher.
Course Number: EDUC X450.16
CURRICULUM THEORY AND METHODS: CONTENT SPECIFIC PEDAGOGY FOR SECONDARY WORLD LANGUAGES
Introduces teaching strategies for introducing a second language to secondary students for both the AP® exam and the IB program, and shows you how to implement new world language standards.
Course Number: EDUC X450.14
METHODS FOR TEACHING READING
An overview of various methods and approaches for teaching fundamental reading skills; how balanced reading instruction combines phonics, word analysis and linguistic skills with contextual reading to promote accuracy and comprehension, and how to incorporate reading strategies in subject area instruction. Historical perspectives on teaching reading, analyzes reading theories are also discussed.
Course Number: EDUC X450.17