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SEC-Secondary Education

SEC650 - Diversity in the Classroom

This course will explore the many facets confronting public schools. Schools are part of a multicultural society and this course is designed to develop an awareness, knowledge, skills and competencies needed to create a positive learning environment. The emphasis is on developing a multicultural awareness and developing differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of students. Prerequisite: SEC 705 (3 crs.) Spring

SEC720 - Classroom Management Strategies

This course will allow the Master of Arts teaching, track I major to explore different methods of classroom management, from the physical set-up of the classroom, classroom rules and procedures for secondary education to dealing with problem students in the classroom. Prerequisite: SEC 710 (3 crs.) Spring

SEC740 - Research in Secondary Education

This course provides a broad understanding of the foundations, purposes and principles of action research in secondary education. Activities will include developing a research topic, along with literature research strategies, methodology, data collection and analysis, and reporting the findings. Students will develop action research proposals that they will be able to implement in their classroom or school. Prerequisite: SEC 720 (3 crs.) Summer

SEC761 - Student Teaching

This is the final and most extensive clinical experience. Students are assigned to a supervising teacher or teaching team at one of our clinical sites. The students spend full time in the classroom teaching for a semester of 15 weeks. A university supervisor observes periodically and a weekly practicum brings student teachers together to discuss common problems and concerns and those aspects of school law pertinent for classroom teachers. Student teaching is scheduled during either the fall or spring terms of the senior year. Pass/fail grade. Prerequisite: Required for Student Teaching (9 crs.) Fall and Spring

SEC790 - Thesis in Secondary Education

The thesis will usually be empirical in nature and involve the manipulation of independent variables, use of statistical methods or experimental design. The American Psychological Association Style Manual will be required for this thesis. Prerequisite: MSE 725 (3 crs.) Fall, Spring and Summer