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.

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