Fundamentals of Secondary Education in Multiethnic Secondary Schools
The course, intended to be your first in the credential program, provides a general framework and introduction to secondary education and curriculum within a multiethnic American society. Candidates investigate various classroom discipline and management techniques, teaching strategies and techniques, and lesson planning. Candidates are also introduced to the California Academic Content standards and the thirteen Teaching performance Expectations (TPEs). Primary emphasis is placed on the TPEs in three domains: 1) Creating and maintaining effective classroom environment, 2) Engaging and supporting all students in learning, and 3) Planning instruction and designing learning experiences. Completion of classroom-based activities is required to achieve these goals.