Courses & Programs

Principles of Teaching and Learning in Elementary Education

COURSE CODE: EDU 260

CREDITS: 4

PREREQUISITES: Prerequisites: EDU 100, EDU 104, and EDU 208, each with a grade of C or better and ENG 101 (Min. 45 credits completed).

Students will be introduced to teaching skills and strategies for elementary classrooms (grades 1-6). Students will create developmentally appropriate lesson plans in alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core State Standards. The course will prepare students to teach and integrate all subjects required at an elementary level with writing across the curriculum, including: Social Studies, Math, Science, English/Language Arts, the Arts, and Physical Education. These concepts will be applied in a laboratory based experience that will include written lesson plans, student-made materials and participatory workshops. FE: A 20-hour total of observation and pre-practicum experience in an elementary classroom is required, which includes the delivery of at least three lessons.Prerequisites: EDU 100, EDU 104, and EDU 208, each with a grade of C or better and ENG 101 (Min. 45 credits completed).