EDU5360 Methods of Integrated Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Schools (3)
Students examine the development of integrated instruction in creating standards-based thematic units incorporating learning theory/processes, domains of effective pedagogy, and ongoing assessment strategies. Topics include study of the California State Curricular Frameworks and Curricular Content Standards with an emphasis on Social Studies, Physical Education, and the Visual and Performing Arts. The course also includes the develop-ment of a unit of study emphasizing content, materials, methodology, and assessment. A minimum of six (6) hours of physical education, social stud-ies, or visual and performing arts instruction observation in classrooms with students from cultural, linguistic, ethnic, or socioeconomic backgrounds different from that of the teacher credential candidate are required.