This course addresses the psychological foundations in the teaching-learning process, classroom management, and teaching diverse learners. The course is designed to prepare candidates to create a supportive and optimal learning environment for all students and to enable candidates to be conversant with current pedagogical theory and best practices employed by elementary teachers. The course topics include principles of classroom management, structuring the learning environment to maximize access to learning for all students, classroom procedures, standards-based lesson design, and issues related to professionalism and professional growth. Candidates are required to complete field experience with diverse students as a course requirement. Candidates must be admitted to the Multiple Subject Credential program or the IBEST program to take this course. Add Consent: Department Consent Required.
Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017