General Course Information for TED380: Arts/PE/Health Methods

Course: TED380 - Arts/PE/Health Methods
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Includes content, methods, and materials for teaching visual and performing arts, physical education, and health in the elementary classroom.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Know and understand the content of the visual and performing arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and insight among elementary students.
  • Candidates will be able to integrate the performing and visual arts into the general elementary curriculum.
  • Candidates will know and understand teaching techniques integrating art, music, movement, and drama in Core Content Areas.
  • Candidates will be able to use Physical Education and Health to enhance and the curriculum of the core content areas of language arts, social studies, mathematics, and science.
  • Candidates will be able to use the curriculum and teaching techniques of physical education and health.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
    • Adhere to professional standards and ethics.
    • Consider students’ knowledge when designing, implementing, and assessing curriculum to promote developmentally appropriate learning outcomes for all children.
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the learning needs and developmental issues of students to create positive learning environments that ensures healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent development in order to explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains.
    • Demonstrate understanding through use of systematic observations, documentation and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning, and to support positive growth.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals.
    • Apply educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
    • Create positive learning environment that ensures healthy human growth.
    • Demonstrate a deep and flexible understanding of subject matter.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary theory and the practice of critical thinking for the collection, validation, analysis, and synthesis of historical data and new information
    • Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
    • Design, implement and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
    • Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains
    • Use information communications technology for knowledge sharing and the interdisciplinary approach.
    • Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish the teaching and learning goals
    • Utilize systematic observations, documentation and other assessment strategies to facilitate and account for learning, and to support positive growth.

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:

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  • 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