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Middle School Curriculum Development and Instruction




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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course is designed to evaluate the unique characteristics of adolescents and the diversity among middle school students and their families. Instructional strategies, standards, technology integration, and assessment are examined. Participants develop curriculum and instruction to engage students and promote learning and achievement. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.



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The Middle School Classroom, Students, and Parent Involvement

  • Compare past, present, and future models of middle schools.
  • Describe components of effective middle schools.
  • Summarize young adolescent development and implications for educators.
  • Suggest strategies for creating positive learning climates for diverse middle school students.
  • Identify cultural considerations for engaging parents and the community at the middle school.

Planning Instruction

  • Compare curriculum definitions.
  • Summarize standards and frameworks for developing an effective middle school curriculum.
  • Describe considerations of middle school instructional planning.

Implementing Instruction

  • Summarize characteristics of effective middle school teachers.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for middle school students.
  • Describe instructional modifications for students with varied learning needs.


  • Summarize the types of assessment and their roles in the middle school.
  • Identify issues related to assessment in the middle school.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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