Elementary/Middle (ELEMMID)

Courses

ELEMMID 324   TEACHING OF SCIENCE IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL   3 Units

This course considers different teaching models, metacognitive tools, inquiry structures, assessment approaches, curriculum design, use of computer technology in elementary and middle school science instruction, and state and national science education standards. Issues of safety and accessibility are addressed as a part of curriculum planning for the science classroom.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADMISSION. RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH CURRICULUM ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR

ELEMMID 362   CHILDREN'S LITERATURE   3 Units

A study of literature for older children including fiction and non-fiction. Multi-media as related to literature, selection and usage are also explored.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADMISSION. RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH CURRICULUM ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR, EMPHASIS MC/EA OR LIBRARY MEDIA PUBLIC SPECIAL EMPHASIS OR LIBRARY MEDIA K-12 EMPHASIS MINOR

ELEMMID 363   THE TEACHING OF SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL   3 Units

This course prepares preservice teachers to organize the social studies curriculum, construct strategies for instruction and to teach problem solving in the elementary and middle school. Additionally, the course gives attention to methods of pupil assessment, selection of instructional materials, use of different instructional media to facilitate learning among students with a wide range of abilities and various cultural backgrounds.
PREREQ: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADMISSION. RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH CURRICULUM ELEMENTARY EDUCATION MAJOR

ELEMMID 365   STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING VISUAL LITERACY   3 Units

The pervasiveness of the visual experience in contemporary life is indisputable. Whether one is engaged in the mundane coping with one's surroundings; navigating a lived or virtual setting; acquiring new knowledge or being involved in gaming or entertainment all necessitate certain visual literacy skills. This course is a study of the means and methods of engaging elementary and middle school children in the skills and activities needed to develop the varied literacies needed to engage in their visual world.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

ELEMMID 370   VISUAL LITERACY AND PERFORMING ARTS INTEGRATION IN THE CLASSROOM   5 Units

This course is for elementary/middle school education majors focused on learning to design, implement, and evaluate art experiences that are integrated with other disciplines and developmentally appropriate, meaningful and challenging for all students. Lessons (designed and taught) demonstrate that the learners are developing a positive disposition towards artistic exploration and expression.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

ELEMMID 418   MIDDLE SCHOOL SEMINAR FOCUS ON ASSESSMENT   1 Units

This course will reflect upon the field experience in middle school grades by the student. Reflection on planning, instruction, and assessment using verbal and written assignments will promote transformative growth as a future teacher.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COREQ: CIFLD 402

ELEMMID 419   ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SEMINAR: FOCUS ON CULTURALLY RELEVANT PRACTICES   1 Units

This course will reflect upon the field experience in elementary school grades by the student. Reflection on planning, instruction, and assessment using verbal and written assignments will promote transformative growth as a future teacher. Reflection on culturally relevant practices as related to classroom management and assessment will be special topics of focus.
PREREQ: ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COREQ: CIFLD 401

ELEMMID 421   MIDDLE LEVEL MATH METHODS   3 Units

Methods and curriculum for teaching mathematics in the middle school. Develops diverse learning experiences, environments, and roles to create deep conceptual understanding that makes sense of mathematics (how, when and why). Creative mathematical thinking is practiced through problem-solving, reasoning, modeling, and applying. Mathematical content will focus on critical areas.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION
CROSS-LISTED: ELEMMID 421 AND SECNDED 421

ELEMMID 424   ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL ART EDUCATION   3 Units

A preparatory course for those planning to teach art in the elementary/middle school. Included will be a study of the contribution of art expression to the creative growth of the child and an analysis of the visual arts in the elementary/middle school curriculum. Various approaches to curriculum organization will be explored and materials developed for use in teaching. Required of all Broadfield Art majors and minors seeking licensure to teach art at the elementary level. Restricted to students with professional ed admission.
PREREQ: RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITH PROFESSIONAL ED ADMISSION

ELEMMID 425   TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN THE ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE GRADES   3 Units

The student will be instructed in how to assist the elementary/middle pupil in his understanding of mathematics, will become acquainted with different pedagogical techniques to be used in the contemporary mathematics classroom and will be taught to devise evaluation techniques to measure their effectiveness.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF MATH 149 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER AND ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION OR BSE SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJOR WITH ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

ELEMMID 472   MIDDLE LEVEL STEM METHODS APPLYING MODELING INQUIRY & DESIGN   3 Units

This course will help prospective and practicing teachers in grades 6-8 learn methods of instruction in STEM subjects, using the lens of science and math content knowledge and modeling, inquiry and design practices.Students will learn how to identify, develop, and apply and evaluate STEM challenges using project-based learning.
COREQ: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN OR COMPLETION OF EDFOUND 222 OR EDFOUND 212 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ELEMMID 472 AND SECNDED 472