EDUC 633: Middle School Curriculum and Instruction

3 credit hours

Students examine educational programs appropriate for students in late childhood and early adolescence. The course emphasizes philosophy, curriculum, instruction and organization of middle schools. Major components of effective middle schools are studied. Programs designed especially for pre- adolescent youth are examined and contrasted to elementary, traditional junior high and high school education. Innovative ways of meeting the distinctive physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the middle school student are studied.