Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Junior/Senior standing. This course is designed to assist future Middle Grades (grades 5-8) 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 learner needs, determining quality instructional practices, providing clear expectations, developing quality routines/procedures, implementing rules/consequences, and executing a clear communication plan. This course has been designated as a W course because course assignments and projects require 30 or more pages of writing.