Teaching Methods in Secondary English Practicum

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Course Description:
This course is designed for students who are majoring in English education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 6-12. This practicum accompanies LAE 4335 and provides students with opportunities to present their interactive curriculum projects to high school students in local school districts. Students spend a minimum of 30 school-based hours in the middle school classroom, to include 10 hours of teaching. Project presentations will be coordinated with cooperating teachers and their curriculum schedules and needs. This course addresses specific state-adopted standards, subject matter competencies, pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification.


Course Details


Corequisite: LAE 4335



Dr. Mackenzie Johnson


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

State-Adopted Standards document

Textbook from 9-12 school site



Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

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Use knowledge of the Professional Competencies/Educator Accomplished Practices, State-Adopted Standards, and the Florida Code of Ethics for the activities at the 9-12 practicum site.

Design and teach grade appropriate lessons to students in grades 9-12.

Implement strategies for effective classroom management.

Employ effective feedback strategies to improve student learning in English/Language Arts education.

Evaluate student progress in English/Language Arts education by effective use of questioning, observation, and appropriate test construction.

Plan, teach, and assess English/Language Arts lessons that accommodate diverse learners.

E-1, E-2, E3, E-4, E-6

E-1, E-2, E-3



E-1, E-2, E-3

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4

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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The primary methods of instruction include class discussions, experiential learning opportunities, interactive lecture, and assigned readings. Learning strategies may include case studies, questioning, practicums, small group discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. Active student participation is expected.  Additionally, students are expected to complete assigned projects by the assigned due dates.


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