Teacher candidates with the content area of English/Language Arts are expected to have a broad and comprehensive understanding of the knowledge and skills needed for this educator license, and to use that knowledge to help students prepare for the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. This requires the ability to identify, comprehend, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the basic principles, fundamental concepts, and essential content defined in these standards, and to apply that knowledge to the tasks of planning and delivering effective instruction and assessment. This course strengthens the candidate’s background in curriculum and instruction related to English/Language Arts. Teacher candidates apply instructional planning, delivery, and demonstrate the ability to deliver standards-based, differentiated instruction that engages students. Candidates make effective use of contemporary tools and technologies and use assessment to monitor student progress and use data to guide instructional decision-making. This course provides instruction in classroom management, incorporates English Learner standards (EL), and provides opportunities for candidates to collaborate with HQT’s to improve student learning, engage in continuous professional growth and self-reflection, and adhere to legal and ethical requirements of the profession. Clinical Experience required.
MAT 548 English / Language Arts Secondary Content Methods