May 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

EDUC 390 - Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools


This course builds on prior learning in Educational Studies to deepen understanding of both the challenge and potential of teaching in urban schools. Focal topics include exploration dynamic learning environments for teaching children and youth with a variety of social, cognitive, economic, and cultural experiences. We will consider the evaluation, appropriate accommodations, and methods of instruction and assessment for students possessing a broad range of academic interests and aptitudes and varied forms of exceptionality. The course is grounded in a field experience (40 hour minimum) engaging students in learning from and contributing to a local classrooms at the grade level/subject matter area of their choice. The course culminates in the design of a curricular unit that reflects instruction aimed at higher order cognition and holistic child development. Course reserved for Educational Studies majors (Teaching/Learning Emphasis). Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Every fall. (4 Credits)