Curriculum, Instruction and Special Needs in Elementary Education

This seminar is taught by a team of expert teachers and guided by experienced faculty, A continuation of EDUC 304, this course engages students in curriculum materials and instructional methods used in elementary school classrooms. Students will learn about Relationship Building and Classroom Management, Special Needs and Disability, Family/School Connections, Social Studies, English Learners and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies, and Classroom Design. An accompanying field placement is required. This course is designed for seniors in the Wellesley Elementary Teacher Education Program and other juniors and seniors who do not plan to complete teacher training at Wellesley, but want to teach after graduation.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 10

Prerequisites: EDUC 304 or by permission of the instructor. Open to Juniors, Seniors and post-baccalaureate students. It is recommended that students who take this course have at least one previous education course. Students should contact Professor Noah Rubin and/or Professor Diane Tutin for registration permission and to plan a field placement.

Instructor: Rubin, Tutin

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

Notes: Mandatory only for Seniors seeking elementary education certification through the Wellesley Elementary Program.