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Middle Childhood

Middle Childhood, grades 4-9, licensure program seeks to prepare teachers who effectively integrate pedagogy and developmental theories into cohesive and personally enriching experiences for young adolescents.

To accomplish this goal the student will:

  • Understand the needs of the young adolescent, cognitively, psychologically, physically, and socially
  • Acquire a strong liberal arts foundation and pursue greater knowledge in two content areas selected from: mathematics, reading & language arts, science, and social studies
  • Acknowledge and develop the personal qualities required to be a middle school teacher (e.g., sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, energy, and a cooperative attitude)
  • Cherish young adolescents and find joy sharing in their personal, academic, and social growth
  • Understand the necessity of actively including the parent and community in the education of the young adolescent
Course work also includes the State mandated reading requirement and field experiences throughout the program.


For more information please contact: 
Mary Jo Cherry
440 646 8147
mcherry@ursuline.edu


Course Descriptions


EDM 215 Adolescent Development and Education (3)
A study of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and moral development of the young adolescent and how these stages are reflected in the philosophy and organization of middle schools. Includes 30 hours of field-based experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201

EDM 260 Systematic Phonics in the Integrated Language Arts (3)
Course addresses the nature and role of systematic phonics and phonemic awareness both in isolation and in meaning-centered reading and writing processes. Current research regarding phonics instruction is explored; the integration of phonics into the language arts program and strategies and materials for applying theoretical perspectives in teaching practice are also included. Includes 5 specific hours of field-based experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201

EDM 300 Visual Arts Methods - Middle Childhood (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on unit and lesson planning specific to the design of visual arts instruction at the fourth- through ninth-grade levels. Students plan a unit based on GCS and Ohio Learning Curriculum learning objectives, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus, and field work involves instruction in and application of current practices in schools. Requires 20 field hours (minimum) in grades 4-9 placement.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDM 301 Reading Methods in the Middle School (3)
Application of current philosophies and practices in the teaching of reading with emphasis on the integration of reading, writing, and the language arts. Attention to issues of language and language acquisition, word attack skills, vocabulary development, levels of comprehension, critical and creative reading, and reading and writing in the content areas. Use of trade books, literature-based basal texts and expository materials geared to the adolescent is covered. Includes 30 hours of field/clinical experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220; EDM 260

EDM 308 Reading in the Content Area (3)
Critical exploration and analysis of current theory, research and practice in content areas. Developmental reading instruction in specific disciplines emphasizing assessment of readability, word recognition skills, vocabulary building, level of comprehension, study skills and basic instructional strategies for the teaching of reading in content areas. Also stresses the relationship of reading and writing to academic achievement and learning. Students gain experience in conducting needs assessments for reading and writing demands of the middle school reader. Requires 40 field/clinical hours.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220; EDM 260, 301

EDR 345 Reading Assessment and Intervention (3)
Students will learn a variety of strategies and guidelines for the appropriate assessment and evaluation of children. Concepts and principles of developmental assessment both formative and summative including instruments, interpretation, parent conferences and referrals to community agencies are studied. The selection and use of informal and formal assessment instruments such as observation and portfolio assessment with special concern for cultural sensitivity, family involvement, communication of results and adaptation for special needs will be considered in this course. Review of standardized tests and measurements for typical and special needs children will also be addressed.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220; EDM 260, 301, 308

EDM 350 Middle School Language Arts Methods (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on integrated unit and lesson planning specific to the design of language arts instruction at the middle school level. Students plan a unit based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards' objectives, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus and applied in the middle school experience. Requires 30 hours field/clinical experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDM 352 Middle School Social Studies Methods (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on integrated unit and lesson planning specific to the design of social studies instruction at the middle school level. Students plan a unit based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards' objectives, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus and applied in the middle school experience. Requires 30 hours field/clinical experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDM 354 Middle School Mathematics Methods (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on integrated unit and lesson planning specific to the design of mathematics instruction at the middle school level. Students plan a unit based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards' objectives, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus and applied in the middle school experience. Requires 30 hours field/clinical experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDM 356 Middle School Science Methods (2)
A study of curriculum with an emphasis on the practical application of principles of instruction on integrated unit and lesson planning specific to the design of science instruction at the middle school level. Students plan a unit based on the Ohio Academic Content Standards' objectives, deliver lessons in both school and micro-teaching contexts, and apply principles of measurement and evaluation to the design of a variety of assessment instruments. Principles are introduced by college faculty on campus and applied in the middle school experience. Requires 30 hours field/clinical experience.
Prerequisites: EDL 101, 201, 210, 220

EDM 450 Student Teaching in the Middle School (12)
For 16 weeks the student, under the supervision of a master teacher, team members, and college supervisor(s), incrementally assumes planning, advising and teaching responsibilities culminating in teaching full time in areas of concentration.
Prerequisite: Completion of professional sequence



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