Teaching English in Secondary Schools
Students will be able to write effective lesson plans with clear objectives and appropriate activities and assessments that promote and measure the desired learning for a variety of learners in an English/language arts classroom.
Students will be able to develop a unit plan that shows the ability to integrate all areas of language arts; to correlate unit goals, activities, and assessments; and to show understanding of current best practice.
Students will be able to establish patterns for future professional practices by accessing and evaluating ideas in professional journals and conference presentations.
Context and Assessment
Students will be able to show how context influences good instructional decisions and how a variety of assessments can foster student learning as well as measure it for diverse students.
Students will be develop their ability to improve as teachers in the future by reflecting on their teaching experiences through both talk and writing.
Students will be able to analyze readings to extract main ideas, synthesize readings with their own ideas/experiences and those of others in the classroom, and reach well-supported conclusions.