Models, Theories, And Instructional Strategies – mte508ca (3 credits)

This course focuses on the theoretical models that underlie teaching and learning. Students examine methods for teaching all students, explore lesson plan designs, analyze the most effective teaching strategies to promote student learning, and develop a lesson plan.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Instructional Strategies

  • Describe how students’ critical thinking can be promoted through effective objectives, questioning, and activities.
  • Describe methods of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of culturally and academically diverse students.
  • Explain how Response to Intervention supports student learning.
  • Design a lesson plan.
  • Compare and contrast the effectiveness of various instructional strategies.
  • Demonstrate how to use various instructional strategies to promote student-centered learning.
  • Integrate graphic organizers and concept mapping to promote lesson planning and instruction.

Lesson Planning

  • Explain the role of standards in planning and instruction.
  • Describe the components of a lesson plan.
  • Compare and contrast different approaches to lesson planning.
  • Determine the information needed to make instructional decisions.

Promoting Student Learning and Development

  • Explain the effect of school, family, and community relationships on teaching and learning.
  • Develop classroom management strategies to positively affect lesson delivery and student learning.
  • Describe how addressing student diversity in lesson planning can promote student learning.
  • Analyze the legal and ethical issues regarding the use of technology in the classroom.

  • Explore the range of social, health, educational and language-related service agencies and other resources that are available at school and off-campus.

Learning Goals and Objectives

  • Write developmentally appropriate objectives.
  • Differentiate between goals and objectives.
  • Relate Bloom’s Taxonomy to writing goals and objectives.
  • Explain how a lesson plan objective relates to instruction.

Evaluation and Reflection

  • Describe the importance of self-reflection for lesson planning.
  • Describe how assessments and evaluation of student learning can be used in lesson planning.
  • Critique lesson plans.
  • Evaluate your personal disposition toward the teaching profession.


  • Create instructionally sound assessments.
  • Compare the strengths and weaknesses among assessment types.
  • Design a rubric to identify criteria for evaluating an assignment.

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