May 23, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUR 5025 Introduction to Elementary Methods and Literacy

3 semester hours

This course is designed to provide opportunities for elementary intern teachers to identify, experience, and describe current best practice pedagogy for multiple content areas in elementary classrooms. Because literacy is a foundational component of elementary education, the course is based on a progression of English Language Arts development with the integration of other disciplines including mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, physical education, and technology. Candidates will explore topics including classroom culture and management, inquiry in teaching and learning, differentiation, thematic unit and lesson planning, student engagement, and assessment for/as learning. Candidates will also be expected to be able to plan for effective subject matter instruction and use multiple means of representing, expressing, and engaging students. Course content is connected to culturally and linguistically diverse students in urban education settings, 21st century teaching and learning, and special population needs so interns can teach in fully inclusive urban classrooms. Through on-line course experiences, candidates will model and develop digital literacy for instruction.