Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC 265 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Students

This course provides an overview of teaching methodology for effective instruction for prospective and noncertified secondary teachers. Students plan, design, and conduct instruction. Topics include theory and practices, research-based instructional models, multiculturalism, classroom management, and inclusion of students with special needs. This course meets the Maryland State Department of Education Teaching Methodology requirement for an initial certificate in Secondary Education. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 207.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Discuss the realities and dynamics of teaching in Maryland secondary schools today.
  • Define a learning environment that is conducive to learning and teaching.
  • Explain the relevance of curriculum to instructional planning and the organization of instruction.
  • Create goals and objectives coordinated with secondary curriculum and selected content using taxonomies of thinking levels.
  • Develop lesson plans and unit plans that specify appropriate goals, activities, and content.
  • Explain the application of learning theory in the selection of instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrate the effective use of a variety of instructional methods and the ability to match these methods to diverse learners.
  • Demonstrate effective clarity techniques: clear explanations, directions, communicating high expectations, questioning, and managing the classroom.
  • Identify the appropriate use of reinforcement and corrective feedback in the secondary classroom.
  • Identify content-reading strategies that promote the development of reading skills in the content area.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate instructional outcomes with different kinds of assessment tools.
  • Discuss current research findings relative to teaching methodology, classroom management techniques, and research-based practices of secondary teachers.

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