Secondary Teaching Methods – med560 (3 credits)

This course focuses on enhancing learning at the secondary level. Current trends and issues affecting the secondary classroom are examined, including communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Participants develop and evaluate standards-based instruction, curricular materials, and assessment strategies aligned to 21st-century skills.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Secondary Education: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Identify trends, challenges, and issues.
  • Illustrate the connection between globalization and education.
  • Analyze shifting demographics.

Learning in a Global Society

  • Explain the role of communication in global society
  • Identify ways to increase collaboration.
  • Explain the value of creativity in a global society.
  • List strategies to develop creativity and critical thinking.

The 21st-Century Classroom

  • Analyze curriculum choices for the 21st century.
  • Create a plan for effective student-centered instruction.
  • Compare management strategies.
  • Identify strategies for building cultural competency.
  • Integrate technology to enhance learning.

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

  • Summarize legal guidelines.
  • Describe the characteristics of intelligent behavior.
  • Determine best practices for creating a positive learning environment.

Purposes and Principles of Assessment

  • Explain the language of assessment.
  • Analyze the assessment process.
  • Critique the reporting of student achievement.


  • All objectives apply.

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