TEMC 3701    Early Adol Curriculum Instruct    3 s.h.

TEMC 3702    Teaching & Learning in Middle Schools    3 s.h.

Physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and moral development within social and cultural contexts to uncover implications for developmentally and culturally responsive curriculum and instruction.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status.

TEMC 3703    Thematic Instruction and Assessment Methods in Social Studies    3 s.h.

Investigation and application of principles from history, geography, civics, economics, and related fields to create appropriate learning experiences for early adolescents. Exploration of middle grade level group and individual assessment, thematic, problem-solving instructional approaches, and reflective evaluation of learning in a field-based setting.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3704, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3704    Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Focus on identifying and modeling strategies used for problem solving, communicating, and reasoning in mathematics. Learning to use mathematical connections to stimulate diverse students' development of math concepts and skills and creating learning environments in which students feel free to take risks. Field experience combining mathematics pedagogy/methodology in a middle grade classroom.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3705    The Teaching of Science in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Using NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Model guidelines as a framework, students focus on establishing and maintaining learning environments that provide diverse students with a holistic, interdisciplinary understanding of science. Topics include goals formation, planning instruction, instructional strategies, resource selection, assessment procedures. Promotion of the use of science processes and problem-solving skills for life-long learning, the integration of science/technology/society. Field experience combining science pedagogy/methodology in a middle grades classroom.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, 12 s.h. science, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 3706    Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School    3 s.h.

Integrated strategies for enabling diverse students to participate successfully in the activities of a literate society through listening, viewing, and communicating orally and in writing. Emphasis on integration of the language arts, higher order thinking skills, flexibility in applying the language arts in meaningful contexts across the curriculum.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: TEMC 4801 and one of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, or TEMC 3705.

TEMC 3707    Science/Technology/Society    3 s.h.

In-depth exploration of science/technology/society connections. A subject matter-problem-solving-learning environment triad provides opportunities for study of real-life, personal, and societal science and technology problems. Field experience in which students assess STS problems, devise solutions, apply and evaluate knowledge for community improvement.
Prereq.: BCOE upper-division status, 12 s.h. science.

TEMC 4801    The Middle School Learning Community    3 s.h.

History, philosophy, and concepts of middle level education, including interdisciplinary instruction, collaborative teams, cooperative learning, classroom management, teacher-based advisory programs, flexible scheduling, cross-age grouping, departmentalized/core curriculum, adapting curriculum to the needs of culturally diverse populations, and working with families, resource persons, and community groups.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper-division status, and approval of chairperson.
Coreq.: Two of TEMC 3703, TEMC 3704, TEMC 3705, or TEMC 3706.

TEMC 4802    Student Teaching: Middle Childhood    5-10 s.h.

Demonstration of ability to integrate knowledge of early adolescents, learning theory, best-practice and content information in diverse teaching/learning settings. Full-time l6 week student teaching in grades 4-9 supervised by University faculty and experienced middle-level practitioners. CR/NC.
Prereq.: BCOE Upper Division status, passing scores on PRAXIS II content and PLT tests, criminal background check, and completion of middle childhood program excluding student teaching and student teaching seminar.
Coreq.: TEMC 4803.
Concurrent with: TEMC 4803.
Gen Ed: Capstone, Capstone.

TEMC 4802C    Student Teach Middle Science    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802E    Student Teach Middle Lang Arts    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802M    Student Teach Middle Math    5 s.h.

TEMC 4802S    Student Teach Middle Soc Stud    5 s.h.

TEMC 4803    Student Teaching Seminar for Middle Childhood Education    1-2 s.h.

Seminar topics are based on pedagogy, knowledge, and application of professional practice and standards, critical theory, and knowledge of the children/adolescent learners. Completion of the Teacher Work Sample is required. CR/NC.
Coreq.: Concurrent registration in student teaching: two of TEMC 4802C, TEMC 4802E, TEMC 4802M, or TEMC 4802S.

TEMC 4804    Middle Level Instructional Design and Student Outcomes    3 s.h.

Presents teacher candidates with skills in predicting, understanding, and controlling the fundamental principles of learning. Classroom assessment, test administration, construction, scaling, norming, reliability, validity, and interpretation of individual and group tests will be covered. Attention will be paid to how these impact instruction and assessment in middle grades. To be taken concurrently with TEMC 4801.
Prereq.: TEMC 3702, BCOE upper division status, approval of chair.

TEMC 6938    Early Adolescent Characteristics and Educational Program Needs    3 s.h.

Application of research and theories about the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development of ten- to 15-year- olds to middle grade instructional decisions. Students will reflect upon and analyze policy and program implications based on developmental principles and investigate effective collaboration with family and others involved with the age group. Includes field inquiry.

TEMC 6939    Organizational Components of Middle Level Schools    3 s.h.

Reflection on theory and research information concerning the historic, philosophical, and organizational components of middle-level schools, including program assessment and evaluation of learning environments for appropriateness to early adolescent learners.
Prereq.: TEMC 6938.

TEMC 6940    Inquiry into Current Issues in Middle-Level Education    1-3 s.h.

Application of previously acquired knowledge, critical thinking, inquiry techniques, including Internet searches, and collaborative synthesis strategies to significant middle-level education problems. Cohort inquiry team participants will present a multimedia reform proposal. May be repeated.
Prereq.: TEMC 6938 and TEMC 6939.

TEMC 6941    Pedagogy Appropriate for Early Adolescent Learners    3 s.h.

A course linking the learning needs of early adolescents with a variety of curricular and instructional approaches and assessments. Students will reflect on pedagogical theories and research on ways to integrate middle-level curriculum and promote learning construction by students, participate in professional collaboration, investigate alternative assessment techniques, and design an action research project to apply their understanding.
Prereq.: TEMC 6940.

TEMC 6942    Action Research: Pedagogy Appropriate for Early Adolescent Learners    3 s.h.

A culminating middle-grade-level classroom teacher research project implementing the design of the study organized in TEMC 6941. Students will review authentic assessment literature, collect and analyze evaluation data collaboratively with students, interpret results, and propose improvements.
Prereq.: TEMC 6941.

TEMC 6943    Field Experience: Service Learning and School-Community Collaboration    3 s.h.

Field experience study of middle-grade-level school-community collaboration and opportunities for service learning to promote healthy development of early adolescents. Participants design, administer, and analyze an interview survey and propose a collaborative model for interaction.

TEMC 6950    Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 1    3 s.h.

Integrates mathematics content, mathematics pedagogy, and results from mathematics education research through direct instruction and inquiry-based experiences with manipulative materials and technology. Develops conceptual foundations through topics of number, number sense, and measurement; operations, functions, patterns, and algebra; and mathematical processes. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than mathematics.

TEMC 6951    Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Mathematics for Middle School Teachers 2    3 s.h.

Integrates mathematics content, mathematics pedagogy, and results from mathematics education research through direct instruction and inquiry-based experiences with manipulative materials and technology. Develops conceptual foundations through topics of geometry, measurement, and spatial sense; data analysis and probability; and mathematical processes.
Prereq.: Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than mathematics, TEMC 6950.

TEMC 6952    Science for Middle School Teachers 1    3 s.h.

Using NSES/NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Standards as the framework, candidates engage in a purposefully integrated in-depth exploration of science content and pedagogy appropriate for middle grades teachers. Topics include content, inquiry, general skills of teaching, curriculum, assessment, safety and welfare, and professional growth. Experiences that integrate science content with processes and problem-solving skills for achieving life-long learning and science literacy will be emphasized. Portions of the course may be offered on-site, on-line, or as a combination of both. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research and Middle Childhood Licensure area(s) other than science.

TEMC 6953    Science for Middle School Teachers 2    3 s.h.

Using NSES/NSTA/NCATE and Ohio Standards as the framework, candidates engage in a purposefully integrated in-depth exploration of science content and pedagogy appropriate for middle grades teachers. Topics include content, nature of science, issues, science in the community, and professional growth. Experiences that integrate science content with processes and problem-solving skills for achieving life-long learning and scientific literacy will be emphasized. Portions of the course may be offered on-site, on-line, or as a combination of both. Field experience in a middle grades learning environment is required.
Prereq.: Admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research and Middle Childhood Licensure in area(s) other than science.

TEMC 6954    Middle School: Theory, Research, and Practices    3 s.h.

Major concepts, research, and theories about the physical, cognitive, emotional, moral, and social development of students in grades 4-9. Research historical, philosophical, and organizational components of middle grades schools, including program assessment and evaluation of learning environments. Emphasis will be placed on research and position statements from National Middle School Association. Students will design an action research project to apply their understanding.
Prereq.: Admission to School of Graduate Studies and Research.

TEMC 6955    Field Experience: Middle Years School/Community Collaboration    3 s.h.

Field experience study of middle grades level school/community collaboration and opportunities for service learning to promote healthy development of early adolescents. Additional research into current issues and challenges facing middle schools today. Participants design, administer, and analyze an interview and survey instrument and propose a collaborative service learning model.
Prereq.: Admission to School of Graduate Studies and Research.