COURSE: 05-240 Instructional Methods, K-9, with Clinical Experience I (25 Clinical hrs.) (3)|
The first clinical course examines the components of the elementary and middle school classroom (teacher, student, environment and curriculum) and the interaction between these components. It introduces lesson planning and a variety of instructional delivery models, strategies and assessment techniques, including the adaptation of content through technology or other devices for people with disabilities. Focus is placed on creating a learning community with students and among professional educators and parents, understanding personal biases and perceptions that influence teaching, teaching for understanding and choosing appropriate methods according to curriculum goals and/or IEP goals. Students are required to complete 25 hours of clinical experience in elementary or middle schools. Prerequisite: Pass Illinois Basic Skills Test; 2.75 GPA; Consent of advisor. Offered: Every semester.