Catalogue 2012 - 2013

ED 403 Methods of Teaching in Secondary Schools


3 cr.


Senior standing and acceptance into the Secondary Education Program.

Course Description

This course is a study of the process of teaching, utilizing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Learning Standards. Topics include: objectives of teaching; class control and management; lesson preparation and planning; instructional design and strategies; curriculum development; techniques of questioning; materials of instruction; use of media; legal and moral responsibilities of the teaching profession; preparation of individualized instructional lessons; evaluation procedures and MCAS testing; and the role of the teacher in different classroom situations. Clinical experiences such as communications exercises, simulation, and micro teaching are provided. A required field study is integrated with the practicum experience. Student performance is assessed by written assignments and an examination.