Course Memo

Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Junior/Senior standing. This course is designed to assist future Elementary (grades 1-6) and Special Education (K-21) teachers to develop, implement, and reflect upon evidence-based practices essential for managing a culturally responsive classroom. Topics include designing a safe/secure learning environment, understanding diverse student characteristics and learner needs, determining quality instructional practices, providing clear expectations, developing quality routines/procedures, implementing rules/consequences, executing a clear communication plan, and designing clear action plans and problem-solving measures. This course has been designated as a W course because course assignments require 30 or more pages of writing.