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Course Description

This course is designed to evaluate the unique characteristics of adolescents and the diversity among middle school students and their families. Instructional strategies, standards, technology integration, and assessment are examined. Participants develop curriculum and instruction to engage students and promote learning and achievement.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE:
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Topics and Objectives

The Middle School Classroom, Students, and Parent Involvement

  • Compare past, present, and future models of middle schools.
  • Describe components of effective middle schools.
  • Summarize young adolescent development and implications for educators.
  • Suggest strategies for creating positive learning climates for diverse middle school students.
  • Identify cultural considerations for engaging parents and the community at the middle school.

Planning Instruction

  • Compare curriculum definitions.
  • Summarize standards and frameworks for developing an effective middle school curriculum.
  • Describe considerations of middle school instructional planning.

Implementing Instruction

  • Summarize characteristics of effective middle school teachers.
  • Apply developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for middle school students.
  • Describe instructional modifications for students with varied learning needs.

Assessment

  • Summarize the types of assessment and their roles in the middle school.
  • Identify issues related to assessment in the middle school.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.

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Section Title
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Jul 09, 2019 to Aug 05, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Aug 20, 2019 to Sep 16, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Sep 10, 2019 to Oct 07, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Nov 12, 2019 to Dec 09, 2019
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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