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General Course Information for TED616A: C&I I:History & Social Science

Course: TED616A - C&I I:History & Social Science
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Course Description:

Elementary education curriculum development and teaching History and the Social Sciences using Nevada content standards. Content specific teaching practices, lesson design, learning environments and assessment of student learning are emphasized to provide access to the curriculum for all students.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Create a classroom plan that includes, rules, routines, procedures, and consequences that establish and support a positive learning environment for all students.
  • Identify and describe community resources that support school learning environments.
  • Given student backgrounds, design a variety of educational experiences and provide adaptations for learners with exceptional linguistic and learning needs in the upper elementary grades.
  • Design lessons.
  • Design and implement a lesson plan.
  • Reflect on the experience after instruction.
  • Design long-term curricular plans.
  • Will be able to reflect and revise the unit plan.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply Teacher Performance Expectations and subject specific pedagogical competencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of student learning styles and the needs of diverse student populations in curriculum planning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to assess student learning of academic goals based on learner characteristics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to connect instructional planning to learner characteristics.
  • Design and assess subject specific content and pedagogy appropriate to the age and specific needs of elementary students.
  • Evaluate the application of educational research, evidence-based practices, and academic writing with a focus on elementary education.
  • Integrate concepts and differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences that respect cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical differences.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing and using multiple methods of assessment that learners use to monitor their own growth and decision-making as well as guide the teacher in instructional planning.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing and using multiple methods of assessment that learners use to monitor their own growth and decision-making as well as guide the teacher is instructional planning.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in establishing and maintaining inclusive learning environments enabling all learners to meet high standards while recognizing individual and cultural differences.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in establishing and maintaining learning environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • Integrate knowledge and abilities in using a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
  • Integrate knowledge of learners and the community context in planning instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals of content areas.
  • Integrate the discipline(s)' central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures to create learning experiences accessible and meaningful for learners in mastering the content.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
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Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures