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Secondary Teaching Minor
This minor enables secondary PDP, PLP and AHCOTE students to explore a range of curriculum and teaching areas that are applicable to the secondary school program.
Upper Division Requirements
Students complete 15 units of upper division education course work as listed below, including at least one of:
EDUC 412W - Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts (4)
Designs for Learning: Secondary Language Arts
Focuses on teaching secondary school language arts and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of language arts education. Students examine their own thinking about language arts education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Writing.
EDUC 414 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Social Studies (4)
Designs for Learning: Secondary Social Studies
Focuses on teaching secondary school social studies and addresses aspects of the theory and practice of social studies education. Students examine their own thinking about social studies education through critical reflection, work with the prescribed curriculum, and explore various ways to develop engaging learning experiences for young adults within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 416 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Science (4)
Designs for Learning: Secondary Science
Focuses on teaching secondary school science. Students explore the sciences and aspects of learning science; examine their own scientific thinking; work with the prescribed curriculum; and plan science learning experiences within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 430 - Designs for Learning: Dance (4)
Designs for Learning: Dance
For students and teachers with some movement and dance experience who are planning to teach dance in school or recreational settings. Students will continue experiential and theoretical explorations of movement language framework concepts with increasing emphasis on expressive, formal and critical aspects of dance and movement education. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 457 - Drama and Education (4)
Drama and Education
Deals with theory, curricula and methodologies in drama education. Topics will include a selection from the following: aims of drama education; drama as methodology; role of the teacher in the drama classroom; evaluating students in drama classes; creative drama; the use of improvisation and storytelling; incorporating film and video work into drama classes; developing major projects with students such as choral dramatization, docudrama, anthology, and readers theatre; introducing scene work, stagecraft, and theatre history. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 459 - Instructional Activities in Physical Education (4)
Instructional Activities in Physical Education
Focuses on theory and curriculum of school physical education programs. Emphasis is given to the movement education orientation as it pertains to the various program activities and approaches applicable to primary, intermediate and secondary levels. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 473W - Designs for Learning: Reading (4)
Designs for Learning: Reading
Offers theoretical and practical information about teaching reading in K-12 general education settings. Students with credit for EDUC 473 may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Writing.
EDUC 477 - Designs for Learning: Art (4)
Designs for Learning: Art
Introduces students to the main ideas, skills, materials, resources, understandings and organizational concerns involved in teaching art in schools. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 478 - Designs for Learning: Music (4)
Designs for Learning: Music
Designed for in-service and pre-service teachers who would like to acquire the skills that will allow them to teach music competently and creatively. They will learn basic conducting techniques, design their own curriculums and have an opportunity to prepare and teach their own lesson plans. Previous musical experience is welcome, but not required. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 480 - Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language (4)
Designs for Learning: French as a Second Language
Deals with a variety of approaches, teaching strategies and curricula, for teaching French as a second language in elementary and secondary schools. Students with credit for EDUC 480W may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 481 - Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools (4)
Designs for Learning: French Immersion Programs and Francophone Schools
Focuses on research and theories of language learning in bilingual programs and minority contexts, pedagogical approaches and curricula for teaching in French Immersion programs and Francophone elementary and secondary schools. Instruction given in French. Students with credit for EDUC 481W may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 (French Immersion) or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 482 - Designs for Learning: Information Technology (4)
Designs for Learning: Information Technology
Students will develop a critical understanding of information technologies in education and learn how to integrate these technologies into classroom settings. An emphasis is on teaching strategies and methods as they complement the guidelines set forth in the BC Information Technology Curriculum. Prerequisite: 60 units.
And at least one of the following Q option courses:
EDUC 313 - Numeracy and Society (3)
Numeracy and Society
Conceptions of numeracy in contemporary society; consequences of innumeracy; enhancing personal numeracy skills; examination of numeracy across the curriculum. This course is designed for students NOT working in a Mathematics or Science specialization. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Quantitative.
EDUC 375 - Struggle with Mathematics: Sources and Recovery (3)
Struggle with Mathematics: Sources and Recovery
Causes of Mathematics risk and anxiety from both a conceptual and a dispositional point of view. Exploration of different remediation strategies. Enhancement of personal mathematical skills through immersion in a problem-solving environment. The role of mathematical competence in society and job market. This course is designed for prospective secondary teachers not working in a Mathematics or Science specialization. As such, students with sufficient credit to receive a minor in Mathematics, Physics, Biology or Chemistry will not receive credit for this course. Students who have credit for or are currently enrolled in EDUC 415 or EDUC 475 may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Quantitative.
EDUC 415 - Designs for Learning: Secondary Mathematics (4)
Designs for Learning: Secondary Mathematics
Focuses on teaching secondary school mathematics. Students explore mathematical learning, their own mathematical thinking and curriculum; and plan mathematical instruction within a consistent framework using appropriate instructional materials and methods. Prerequisite: One of MATH 152, 155, or 158, and either EDUC 401/402 or corequisite EDUC 403. Quantitative.
EDUC 454 - Quantitative Approaches to Environmental Education (4)
Quantitative Approaches to Environmental Education
Integrating mathematical, scientific and socio-cultural methods and processes of learning across the curriculum and in teaching practice. Students will experience and apply approaches that are situated in the practices of environmental and social scientists through modelling, simulation and evaluation. Students who have completed EDUC 452, REM 452, or ENV 452 may not complete this course for further credit. Prerequisite: EDUC 401 and EDUC 402 or Corequisite: EDUC 403. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.
And at least one of:
EDUC 311 - Foundations in Indigenous Education, Language, and Culture (3)
Foundations in Indigenous Education, Language, and Culture
An introduction to Indigenous education in Canada and BC. There will be a critical examination of historical and contemporary issues in education and an exploration of culturally based Indigenous education grounded in Indigenous philosophies. Prerequisite: 60 units. Breadth-Humanities.
EDUC 325 - Assessment for Classroom Teaching (3)
Assessment for Classroom Teaching
A survey of assessment methods that contribute to improving teaching and learning, and for making judgments and decisions about qualities of teaching, the classroom environment, and student achievement and growth. Topics include: goal and task analysis, validity and reliability, observing and assessing classroom processes and environments, self-report methods, assessing student achievement, published tests of achievement and aptitude, marking and reporting. Prerequisite: EDUC 220.
EDUC 326 - Creating Positive Learning Communities (3)
Creating Positive Learning Communities
Prepares student teachers to design positive learning environments in K-12 classrooms. The focus will be on practical approaches to creating a space in which students and teachers can work successfully together toward common goals. Prerequisite: One of EDUC 100, 220, 230, or 240; or EDUC 401/402, or corequisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 341 - Literacy, Education and Culture (3)
Literacy, Education and Culture
What counts as literacy and whose literacies are valued? What does this mean for the organization of societies, and for teaching and learning? How is literacy implicated in projects of social ordering, colonialism, oppression and empowerment? This course explores these questions through case studies, histories, policies and place-based investigations of literacy education across the life course and inside and outside formal schooling. Prerequisite: 60 units including three units in EDUC courses. Breadth-Humanities.
EDUC 371W - School Health Education (4)
School Health Education
Explores health concepts, health behaviors, and health concerns of school-aged children and youth. Focuses on comprehensive and co-ordinated school health programs, innovative instructional strategies, and health-promotion initiatives to create healthy school communities. Students with credit for EDUC 371 may not take this course for further credit. Prerequisite: 60 units; or permission of instructor. Writing.
EDUC 422 - Learning Disabilities (4)
A study of conceptual and historic foundations of learning disabilities and an introduction to the methodologies of diagnosis and of learning disabilities. Prerequisite: PSYC 250 or corequisite of EDUC 315 or 473. Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.
EDUC 426 - Teaching Children and Youth with Special Needs (4)
Teaching Children and Youth with Special Needs
An introduction to the field of special education including studies of the definitional criteria and characteristics of major categories of special need, and the distinctive instructional challenges associated with these categories. The course focuses on the special learning needs of school age students, both elementary and secondary school levels, and emphasizes both the analysis of issues and treatment needs across the array of special needs. Prerequisite: Students may be required to successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. 60 units including EDUC 220 or PSYC 250, or EDUC 401/402 or Corequsite: EDUC 403.
EDUC 428W - Nature and Nurture of Gifted Students (4)
Nature and Nurture of Gifted Students
Conceptions and misconceptions related to the nature and education of individuals with extraordinary abilities will be introduced. Implications for teaching and learning will be examined. The nature and feasibility of curriculum differentiation, flexible pacing, and other educational options for these students will be critiqued. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 401/2 or EDUC 403. Students must successfully complete an SFU Criminal Records Check. Writing.
EDUC 435 - Infusing Global Perspectives into Curriculum (4)
Infusing Global Perspectives into Curriculum
An examination of the rationale for and concepts of global education including its content, methods and skills objectives, and its place in existing provincial curricula. Prerequisite: 60 units, including three of which must be in Education.
EDUC 437 - Ethical Issues in Education (4)
Ethical Issues in Education
Ethical problems in education are identified and examined. Four major areas of concern are explored: 1. the normative character of education as a whole; 2. the justification of education; 3. ethical questions related to equality, autonomy, interpersonal relationships, and rights in education; 4. moral education and values education. Prerequisite: 60 units including 3 units in Education.
EDUC 441 - Multicultural and Anti-racist Education (4)
Multicultural and Anti-racist Education
Focuses on developing approaches for multicultural and anti-racist teaching. Topics include: diversity of race, language and culture among learners; identifying the operation of racism, prejudice and discrimination in classrooms and schools; becoming familiar with a variety of approaches such as: co-operative learning, culturally appropriate assessment, and community involvement to counteract and prevent negative classroom and school dynamics; identifying bias in curriculum resources; and locating entry points in selected curriculum areas (e.g. language arts, social studies, art, music, etc.) for integrating approaches which employ a range of multicultural/anti-racist curriculum resources. Prerequisite: EDUC 100, or EDUC 230, or EDUC 240, or EDUC 250, or EDUC 401/402 or Corequisite: EDUC 403.
EDUC 446 - Law for the Classroom Teacher (4)
Law for the Classroom Teacher
Provides a fundamental knowledge of law to teach law-related content in the BC curriculum: social studies, science, personal planning, language arts, P.E., social responsibility, and business. Topics: Canadian legal system, legal history, legal reasoning, dispute resolution strategies, the role of the courts, and family, environmental, property and contract laws. Prerequisite: 60 units.
EDUC 448 - Teaching about Justice, Law and Citizenship (4)
Teaching about Justice, Law and Citizenship
The justification and practise of law-related education in the K-12 curriculum are the subjects of this methodology course. Students will examine the place of law in the curriculum, existing resources and appropriate teaching strategies and will have the opportunity to develop unit plans and curriculum materials. Emphasis is on developing and implementing law-related programs in the classroom. Prerequisite: 60 units including six in education courses. Teaching experience is recommended.
EDUC 467 - Curriculum and Instruction in Teaching English as an Additional Language (4)
Curriculum and Instruction in Teaching English as an Additional Language
Designed for prospective and beginning teachers to learn more about theory, research, and practice in teaching English as an additional language (EAL) in today's multilingual classrooms. Exploring an integrated approach working with learners to develop language skills through designing and delivering curriculum, instruction and assessment. Prerequisite: 60 units plus one of the following: six units of EDUC course work; or completion of EDUC 401/402; or admission to the Certificate in Teaching ESL program, or co-requisite EDUC 403.
EDUC 471 - Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)
Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice
Explorations of curriculum theory and processes of development with applications at different levels and in several subject areas. Prerequisite: 60 units.
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