In this course, the teacher candidate will become familiar with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) and indicators with each standard. The teacher candidate will be able to produce examples of artifacts with these standards. Exploration of middle adolescent characteristics (intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and moral development) will be emphasized. Completing a case study on a middle school child will allow the teacher candidate to reflect on characteristics of the young adolescent and provide an educational plan for the strengths and weaknesses of the young adolescent. Components of service learning and mentorship in an advisor/advisee relationship of middle schools will be explored as well as the latest technology available to help the young adolescent succeed with school and the community. Professional communication models from various sources within the school community will focus on ways to involve parents and other adults to encourage the young adolescent.
Offered Fall, Summer for 1 Semester hours.