Teaching Methods in Secondary English Practicum

Course Code: LAE4941

Credit Hours: 1

Effective beginning: Spring 2021


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


Mackenzie Johnson


Required textbooks/ course materials:

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 student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

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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  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and on-line (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills through tutoring and substituting in K-12 schools.
  • Collaborate with peers and other professionals.

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