EDUC BC 2032x Contemporary Issues in Education
Study of critical issues confronting education today and their relation to contemporary society. Topics include equity in learning experiences for bilingual, culturally diverse, gifted, and disabled students - girls and boys. The impact of technology, school choice, and standards will be addressed. Fieldwork required.
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Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to 25 students. Permission of instructor. General Education Requirement: Social Analysis (SOC).
EDUC BC 2045x COLLOQUIUM:CURRENT ISSUES IN STEM
This course introduces students to current topics in mathematics education
through the Teachers College Mathematics Colloquium Series and lunchtime
discussions. Students will explore the sociopolitical contexts in which
mathematics education takes place, and consider the implication of these
contexts for mathematics teaching and learning in light of the topics
presented. - Lisa Edstrom
EDUC BC 2052y Seminar in Multicultural Elementary
Provides prospective teachers with theory and methods for teaching elementary school subjects (grades 1-6) to meet intellectual, social and emotional needs of diverse learners. Topics include foundations of multicultural, student-centered and critical pedagogies, all aspects of literacy, utilizing literacy across content areas, constructivist mathematics instruction, authentic assessment, diversity and inclusion.- J. Broderick
EDUC BC 2055y Urban School Practicum
Consists of weekly class meetings combined with elementary, middle or high school classroom internship (depending on desired certification level). Students observe and apply theoretical principles of pedagogy to teaching and learning. Class meetings provide opportunities to reflect on internship and focus on instructional strategies and classroom management techniques.- Section 1: J. Broderick; Section 2: M. Rivera Maulucci
EDUC BC 2062y Seminar in Multicultural Secondary
Prospective teachers explore methods for teaching English, social studies, the sciences (biology, physics, earth science and chemistry), mathematics, ancient and foreign languages (Grades 7-12). Topics include multicultural, critical pedagogical methods appropriate to specific content areas, content area standards and literacy, diversity, inclusion, and assessment.- M. Rivera Maulucci
EDUC BC 3050x Science in the City
In partnership with the American Museum of Natural History students investigate science, science pedagogical methods, and ways to use New York City as a resource for science teaching and learning. Sessions will be held at Barnard and the museum. Field trips and fieldwork required. Non-science majors and pre-service elementary students welcome.
Note: Students in the Childhood Program may use this course as a second foundations course.
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Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
EDUC BC 3052y Math and the City
In partnership with NYC public school teachers, students will have opportunities to engage in mathematical learning, lesson study, curriculum development, and implementation, with a focus on using the City as a resource. Students will explore implications for working with diverse populations.
Note: Students in the Childhood Program may use this course as a second foundations course.- L. Edstrom
EDUC BC 3063x and y Student Teaching in Urban Schools
Supervised student teaching in elementary or secondary schools includes creating lesson plans, involving students in active learning, using cooperative methods, developmentally appropriate assessment, and meeting the needs of diverse learners in urban schools. Teaching skills developed through weekly individual and/or group supervision meetings (to be scheduled at the beginning of the semester), conferences, and portfolio design. Requires 100 hours of teaching at two different grade levels, full-time for one semester.
Note: Students are only permitted to leave their student teaching placements early twice a week, once for EDUC BC3064 and one other day for one additional course having a start time of 2 pm or later.
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EDUC BC 3064x and y Senior Seminar on Issues in Urban
Designed to help student teachers develop as reflective practictioners who can think critically about issues facing urban schools, particularly how race, class and gender influence schooling; and to examine the challenges and possibilities for providing intellectually engaging, meaningful curriculum to all students in urban classrooms.
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