This two-part course focuses on literacy practices for the elementary reader and writer in a 21st century environment. Part I focuses on knowledge of literacy practices. Part II focuses systems used in the school and classroom to create literate environments that foster reading and writing. Participants will observe, analyze, engage, and co-teach in the elementary classroom. Twenty focused clinical experience hours are required.

This two-part course focuses on literacy practices for the elementary reader and writer in a 21st century environment. Part I focuses on knowledge of literacy practices. Part II focuses systems used in the school and classroom to create literate environments that foster reading and writing. Participants will observe, analyze, engage, and co-teach in the elementary classroom. Twenty focused clinical experience hours are required.

Practice teaching methods specific to the teaching of social studies. Develop an understanding of social studies and the purposes they serve. Exploration of issues in curriculum development. Survey methods of teaching; planning for teaching; study and research skills in social studies; professional and community resources for the social studies teacher; and current trends in social studies.

This is a graduate level course with graduate level expectations.