Middle Childhood Education
Middle childhood education prepares a teaching candidate for grades four through nine for teaching in two fields of concentration. The teacher candidate chooses two fields from the areas of social studies, mathematics, science, and reading/language arts. Students experience interdisciplinary learning, a hallmark of middle childhood education, as part of their learning experience at Xavier. The middle school teaching concept is unique, and our students are prepared for curriculum, pedagogy, philosophy and organization of the middle school.
This class emphasizes the collaborative nature of middle school structure and teaching; interdisciplinary teaming; effective teaching and management strategies.
Math Curriculum, Pedagogy, & Assessment
This class concentrates on mathematics in middle school. Teaching strategies, management techniques, methods, model curricula, assessment, and integration with other subject fields are included in the course. The course focuses on classroom, clinical, and field settings.
Science Curriculum, Pedagogy, & Assessment
This course consists of theory and research that will provide a foundation for science teaching. There are hands on active teaching strategies; integration of science content; the nature of science; use of electronic educational technology; science and society issues; assessment for student outcomes; classroom management and safety for the science classroom.
Social Studies Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
This course focuses on the content of social studies disciplines integrated into a comprehensive plan of instruction; age appropriate methods, curricula, and assessment for the middle school learner in classroom, clinical, and field settings.