All courses are ON-LINE and are awarded 3 college graduate level credits (unless stated otherwise)
EDPR 536 Methods of Teaching Social Studies for Middle and Secondary Teachers
February 2 – March 15 | Registration Closes January 26, 2015
This course is specifically designed to develop the methods, knowledge, skills, and understandings needed to teach social studies in middle and secondary level classrooms. Teachers will receive a comprehensive overview of the most effective approaches to planning, implementing, managing, and assessing successful and effective learning experiences for students.
Required Text: Zevin, Jack 3rd Edition Social Studies for the Twenty-First Century Methods and Materials for Teaching in Middle and Secondary Schools
EDPR 555 Methods of Teaching Middle/High School Science
January 19 – March 1 | Registration Closes January 12, 2015
This methods course is for middle/high school science teachers. Emphasis will be placed on effectively using various teaching methods for both middle and high school science. This course offers “specific ways to enhance the curriculum, making it relevant, current and personal to students” Both theoretical and practical applications will be covered.
Required Text: The Sourcebook for Teaching Science, Grades 6-12: Strategies, Activities, and Instructional Resources
EDPS 598 Common Core Math Standards – Integration and Implementation
Not being offered this fall semester
Please note – Maine Dept of Certification will allow this course to be used towards re-certification, not for initial certification
This course is designed for K – 12 educators who are searching for a better understanding of the Common Core Standards and their relativity to current trends in instruction. Grade specific standards will be explored along with implementation tools, methods, techniques and resources.
This course will provide opportunities for educators to create and/or adapt current curriculum based activities, lessons and units which align with the Common Core Standards.
Required Text: NONE
EDPR 537 Methods of Teaching Middle & Secondary School English Language ArtsMarch 23 – April 24 | Registration closes March
This course guides students in preparing to teach English Language Arts in secondary school classrooms by studying and practicing a repertoire of teaching/learning strategies based on principles research. This course is designed to examine, incorporate, and support the development of reflective, professional, collaborative, and research-based practitioners in the field of English/language arts.
Required Text: Burke, J The English Teacher’s Companion, Third Edition A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession