Secondary Teaching Methods – med560 (3 credits)
This course focuses on enhancing learning at the secondary level. Current trends and issues affecting the secondary classroom are examined, including communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants develop and evaluate standards-based instruction, curricular materials, and assessment strategies aligned to 21st-century skills.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Purposes and Principles of Assessment
- Critique the reporting of student achievement.
- Explain the language of assessment.
- Analyze the assessment process.
- All objectives apply.
Learning in a Global Society
- Explain the role of communication in global society
- Identify ways to increase collaboration.
- List strategies to develop creativity and critical thinking.
- Explain the value of creativity in a global society.
The 21st Century Classroom
- Analyze curriculum choices for the 21st century.
- Compare management strategies.
- Integrate technology to enhance learning.
- Identify strategies for building cultural competency.
- Create a plan for effective student-centered instruction.
Professional Roles and Responsibilities
- Summarize legal guidelines.
- Describe the characteristics of intelligent behavior.
- Determine best practices for creating a positive learning environment.
Secondary Education: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
- Analyze shifting demographics.
- Identify trends, challenges, and issues.
- Illustrate the connection between globalization and education.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
Although these courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use this course for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student's choice. Continuing teacher education courses that are not part of a degree program are not intended to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix.