2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Secondary Education/School Leadership (SED)

SED 233  Seminar in Assessment and Evaluation  (3 Credits)  

Study and application of theories, methods, and materials used in acquiring critical thinking skills. Emphasis on developing critical thinking in specific contexts such as the Core Battery Tests of the National Teacher Examinations. and assessing and evaluating thinking skills and knowledge.

SED 380  Foundations of Secondary School Methods and Management Instruction  (3 Credits)  

Study of concepts related to teaching and learning, classroom management, student-teacher relationships, presentation of subject matter, and testing and evaluation.

SED 384  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Mathematics  (3 Credits)  

Study of methods and practices designed to assist prospective secondary teachers in defining and implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach Mathematics in the classroom.

SED 385  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Science  (3 Credits)  

Study of methods and practices designed to assist prospective secondary teachers in defining and implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach Science in the classroom.

SED 386  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in Fine Arts  (3 Credits)  

Study of methods and practices designed to assist prospective secondary teachers in defining and implementing the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach Fine Arts in the classroom.

SED 387  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in English  (3 Credits)  

Study of materials and methods for teaching, integrating, and assessing English language, literature, grammar, and composition with attention to current research and theories that inform best practices in language instruction.

SED 388F  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Teaching French in Secondary Schools  (3 Credits)  

Study of materials and methods for teaching, integrating, and assessing French language, literature, grammar, and composition with attention to current research and theories that Inform best practices in foreign language instruction.

SED 388S  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Teaching Spanish in Secondary Schools  (3 Credits)  

Study of materials and methods for teaching, integrating, and assessing Spanish language, literature, grammar, and composition with attention to current research and theories that inform best practices in language instruction.

SED 390  Curriculum & Instructional Procedures in History & Social Studies  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the modeling and making of the best curriculum and instructional practices by future secondary social studies teachers. Introduces future secondary social studies teachers to both the content standards of national accrediting bodies and those p

SED 405  Reading in the Content Area  (3 Credits)  

Skills in this area are designed to impart an understanding of comprehension skills in all content areas, including a repertoire of questioning strategies, summarizing and retelling skills, and strategies in literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative comprehension, as well as, the ability to foster appreciation of a variety of literature and independent reading.

SED 420  Educational Technology  (3 Credits)  

Focus on incorporating multimedia skills needed for competence in K12 settings. Introduction to Power Point and Microsoft Excel as tools for grading, alongside the innovation of online teacher management applications.

SED 486  Human Growth and Development  (3 Credits)  

In this course students will be able to contribute, and gain an understanding of the physical, social,, emotional, speech and language, and intellectual, development of children and the ability to use, this understanding in guiding learning, experiences. The interaction of children with, individual difference - economic, social, racial,, ethnic, religious, physical, and mental - should, be incorporated to include skills contributing to, an understanding of developmental disabilities and, developmental issues related to but not limited to, attention deficit disorders, gifted education, including the use of multiple criteria to identify, gifted students, substance abuse, child abuse, and, family disruptions.

SED 488  School Community Relations  (3 Credits)  

Study of the relationships between the local school and the local community, examining the impact of social classes and systems on education, providing opportunity for community field experience, and exploring means by which to involve various proponents of the community in the educative process.

SED 498  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures for Business & Information Technology  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on curriculum and instructional procedures for business, office technology, and computer-related subjects. Other topics integrated into this course include communications, assessment techniques, school and family interactions, child abuse awareness, and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS). Each student will be required to complete an observation and participation experience in a public school setting for 20 clock hours. Also, students will be required to complete a job shadowing or work experience for 10 hours in an approved business environment.

SED 499  Directed Teaching (internship)  (12 Credits)  

Observation and participation at the secondary level, including off campus, field oriented activities (five days per week) under the supervision of cooperating public school/college personnel. Following observation and orientation under the direction of cooperating teachers, students will teach assigned classes. They also attend weekly sessions of discipline specific instructional method conducted by professors associated with the various disciplines.