Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Education 391. Secondary School Curriculum

This fall semester course prepares students to undertake a student-teaching practicum (EDUC 496) during the spring semester. In particular, students learn how to plan lessons and deliver instruction that meets or exceed the first two components of the Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment; and Teaching All Students. By reading, discussing, observing, planning, and practicing, students begin to develop their own instructional habits and strategies. The course includes a 35-hour pre-practicum in which students participate in a local public school classroom. Throughout the course, students will respond to the following essential questions: What are your goals for students? What teaching strategies will you employ to help students reach these goals? How can you meet the needs of academically, linguistically, and culturally diverse classes?