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Courses - Fall 2017
TLPL
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership
TLPL101
Inquiry Teaching of STEM in Elementary School
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Additional information: Attendance at each class session will be vital to student success in the course. To complete the observations and lessons, students must allow a three-hour block of time during the local elementary school operational hours from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm. A background check is required.
Exploration of teaching science or mathematics as a career. Discussions include standards-based lesson design and various teaching strategies. Fieldwork consists of observing, planning and teaching inquiry-based lessons to students in grades three to six in local elementary schools.
TLPL102
Inquiry Teaching of STEM in Middle School
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have completed TLPL101.
Additional information: Attendance at each class session will be vital to student success in the course. To complete the observations and lessons, students must allow a three hour block of time during the local middle school operational hours from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm. A background check is required.
Second course in the Terrapin Teachers teacher preparation sequence. Students gain field experience and continue exploring teaching as a career by conducting teacher observations, and planning and implementing lessons in local, high-need middle school classrooms. Students work closely with UM master teachers to build upon the inquiry-based teaching practices developed in TLPL 101. Students work with mathematics and science curricula while attending to state and district standards, in order to develop and enact lessons that are responsive to students' reasoning in math and science.
TLPL446
Language Variation and Multilingualism in Elementary Classrooms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Elementary Education program; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Or permission of EDUC-Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership department.
Issues in language variation and multilingualism in elementary classrooms, schools and communities with a focus on classroom practice, assessment, and policy.