Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST)

Program Requirements - Fall Semester

Master of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST)

Program Requirements

Fall Semester

EST 572 Practicum in Secondary Education (three credits). Prerequisite: Prior application and approval of the Office of Field Services; must be taken concurrently with EDS 513, EDS 515, EDS 516, or EDS 517.

Structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in English, science, mathematics, or social studies education. Prepares students for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working in a junior or senior high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor; includes seminar. Required for secondary teaching license

EDB 505 Teaching and Management in the Secondary School(four credits)

ESE 504 Teaching Students of Varying Abilities (three credits)

Survey of educational issues related to serving individuals with disabilities as well as those considered to be gifted and talented. Includes an introduction to the characteristics, etiology, classification, incidence, and learning potential of students with special needs, as well as the legal aspects involved in teaching these students. Addresses methods for accommodating learners of varied ability within the regular classroom through alteration of the environment, curriculum, and instruction.EST 572 (Fall)

Students must also take one of the following, depending on specialization:

EDS 513 Secondary Language Arts Instruction and Assessment (four credits)

Co-requisite: EST 572. Critical exploration and analysis of current developments in the teaching of secondary English with emphasis on student-centered methods that encourage integrated study of the language arts. Pragmatic and theoretical aspects of language, literature, and composition instruction are considered especially as they apply to the selection of objectives, strategies, and materials for instruction and evaluation. Areas of study include reading and writing development, the writing process, the processes involved in reading literary works, oral language and listening-skill development, as well as formative and summative techniques for assessing pupil progress.

EDS 515 Mathematics Education in the Secondary School (four credits).

Co-requisite: EST 572. Traces the historical development of various fields of mathematics and provides opportunities for the prospective mathematics teacher to gain experience in preparing and teaching problem-centered lessons. Focuses on materials and strategies for teaching mathematics at the intermediate and secondary level. Also considered are student characteristics, teaching and learning styles, issues of equity and diversity, and constructivist theories of learning. Topics for discussion include issues associated with inquiry learning and changing instructional practices that provide a problem-rich environment for learning and the use of technology.

EDS 516 Social Studies Education in the Secondary School (four credits).

Prerequisites: Minimum of 75% of social studies content courses completed, and completion of all education foundation and curriculum courses. Co-requisite EST 572. Explores concepts, purposes, and underlying assumptions of teaching social sciences; develops activities to improve intermediate and secondary students' interest and competence in democratic citizenship in a pluralistic society; addresses interdisciplinary curriculum linkages.

EDS 517 Science Education in the Secondary School (four credits).

Co-requisite: EST 572. Introduction to structure and function of science instruction in the secondary schools; provides background and principles of science education, including instructional planning, methods, assessment, materials, and philosophy for teaching science.