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ELED 519 - Theory and Practice in Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: Admission to the MEd in Elementary Education (Initial Licensure) program and completion of ELED 510
This course will consider and practice classroom strategies for use in the elementary school to enhance the underlying and interdependent competencies of language arts (reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and visually representing), as well as the several delineated conceptual, skill and knowledge areas of social studies (history/geography, civics/government, economics) through candidate involvement in purposeful and critical communication activities. Special emphasis will be given to the teaching of writing within the framework of a writer’s workshop and to the development of critical thinking skills needed to become a life-long learner as a teacher of writing and social studies. The seamless integration of the language arts into the content areas will be considered throughout the course with a global perspective being the overall organizing principle of this integration.