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EDCI 6158. Trends and Issues in Middle Grades and Secondary Education ({2-3}-{0-12}-{2-3}) A survey of contemporary trends and issues affecting middle-grades and secondary curriculum and teaching. Consideration of school reform, technology, multi cultural/global perspectives, national standards, and inclusion.

EDCI 6255. Teacher Inquiry and Investigation ({2-3}-{2-12}-{3-3}) Prerequisites: EDUF 6116 and 18 graduate hours completed at CSU. An individualized action research oriented course related to inquiry into and investigation of the graduate student's effectiveness as a teacher in his or her content specialty. Presentation at the Teacher Education Graduate Symposium or at another approved professional meeting is required.

EDSE 6145. Teaching Social Studies in Grades 6-12 (3-0-3) Prerequisite for MAT: Admission to Teacher Education. Corequisite for MAT: EDCI 6482 Clinical Experience II.The course examines methodology, philosophy, and objectives of the social studies from theory to practice. This includes in depth study of methods, techniques, strategies, management and assessment. Emphasis is placed on disposition, interdisciplinary approaches, state standards, active learning, critical thinking, diversity and technology.

EDSE 6205. Teaching the Diverse Learner in the Social Studies Classroom (1-2-2) Concepts and strategies for effective teaching of diverse learners in the general social studies classroom. Laboratory in a social studies classroom features application of effective instructional strategies with diverse learners. (Course fee required.)