Feb 23, 2020  
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 2860 - Introduction to Secondary School Teaching

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered in the Fall.

This course introduces theoretical and practical knowledge of teaching and learning in the secondary school. Teacher candidates consider the development of adolescents; explore the role of the teacher; learn ways to manage the classroom environment; learn instructional strategies to motivate and engage students with diverse learning styles, interests, and levels of readiness; and examine the use of assessment to measure student growth, and to plan, evaluate and strengthen instruction. A review of legal and ethical principles reinforces the importance of integrating culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with disabilities; collaborating with caregivers; and professional attitudes and behaviors in general. A pre-practicum of 25 hours is required. This course is cross-listed with  CHEM 2860 , HIST 2860  and MATH 2860  

Prerequisite(s): GPA of 2.5

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