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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Education Middle Level (EDML)

EDML 4300. PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (3-0) Prerequisite to subsequent courses in teacher education. Physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth patterns from emphasizing familial, cultural, societal, and genetic determinants of behavior. Topics include developmental characteristics pre-adolescent and adolescents including exceptional learners and students with special needs.

EDML 4350. NATURE & CURRICULUM NEEDS OF THE YOUNG ADOLESCENT LEARNER (3-0) Examines the curriculum, instruction, and organization of middle grades schools. Provides a substantial knowledge base in the nature and needs of early adolescents, as well as in middle school curriculum and instruction. The course also includes a field component which consists of a one-day shadow study of a young adolescent.

EDML 4360. TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - A SURVEY (3-0) Theory and practice in the teaching of students with special needs, including a survey of the variety of disabilities (LD, ED, physical handicapped, conduct, ADD, ADHD, etc.), the creation and purpose of Individual Education Plans, concepts and forms. The IDEA law and its application, and ethical considerations. A variety of instructional approaches will be discussed including the purpose and need for appropriate modifications, inclusion, resource, consult, content mastery and others. Special emphasis will be the TAKS and State Developed Alternative Assessment.

EDML 4370. SOCIAL STUDIES & DIVERSITY IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES (3-0) Examination of materials, methods, content, and assessment learning experiences associated with middle level social studies. Content areas include history, geography, economics, government, citizenship, culture, science, technology, and society. Opportunities to demonstrate application of current researched based theory occur in an approved field site. This Inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisites: EDML 4300, EDTC 4301, and EDML 4350.

EDML 4371. SCIENCE IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES (3-0) Instructional approaches, management, materials, and effective teaching practices pertinent to teaching science in the middle level grades; the organization of science content and the selection and implementation of lesson designs which utilize a hands-on approach promoting discovery and inquiry. This Inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture /theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisites: EDML 4300, EDTC 4301, and EDML 4350.

EDML 4372. MATHEMATICS IN THE MIDDLE LEVEL GRADES (3-0) Curriculum standards, methods, and effective teaching practices as proposed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics for the middle level; the organization of mathematics content with an emphasis on using manipulatives and technology to teach math. This inquiry course involves a two-hour lecture and two-hour application of lecture/theory. The two-hour application of lecture/theory will require students to spend time in a 4-8 classroom during normal school hours. Prerequisites: EDML 4300, EDTC 4301, and EDML 4350.

EDML 4677. MIDDLE LEVEL PREPARATION RESIDENCY WITH TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS (2-25) Supervised and directed practice in an approved field setting. The student will be assigned for the ISD calendar. Required seminars will provide students with theory to integrate and apply during residency. Prerequisites: Inquiry semester, EDML 4370, EDML 4371, EDML 4372 and LIST 4378.