Content Methods Courses
Plan for health and fitness education for students who are culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse using state and national standards. Integrate health and fitness education into daily curriculum. Include various dimension of wellness such as physical, emotional, and social well-being.
Refine teaching strategies for language acquisition and literacy skill development for culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children at each developmental stage through the interrelated areas of speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Develop strategies for teaching reading, supporting literacy development, and engaging families in language and literacy learning.
Make fundamental connections among various Social Studies topics including civics, geography, economics, history, and global issues at the local, state, national, and global levels. Develop lessons using a wholistic approach to teaching Social Studies integrating the Since Time Immemorial curriculum, multicultural literature, and community resources.
Broaden scope of methods for teaching classroom and laboratory science in elementary educational settings in earth sciences, life sciences, physical science, and engineering. Develop scientific activities and thinking, including investigation, collection and analysis of evidence, logical reasoning, and use of academic language aligned with national and state standards.
Develop a deep understanding of the purpose of mathematical discourse, how students learn math, and the development of mathematical learning across all strands: number & operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis & probability. Create and deliver mathematics lessons and assessments for diverse classrooms aligned with state and national standards.