Introduction to Secondary School Teaching:This course introduces theoretical and practical knowledge of English teaching and learning in the secondary school. Teacher candidates consider the development of adolescents; explore the role of the teacher; learn ways to manage the classroom environment; learn instructional strategies to motivate and engage students with diverse learning styles, interests, and levels of readiness; and examine the use of assessment to measure student growth, and to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction. A review of legal and ethical principles reinforces the importance of integrating culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with disabilities; collaborating with caregivers; and professional attitudes and behaviors in general. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required. Prerequisite: GPA of 2.5.