EDU 4121 - Methods and Materials in Physical Education (6)
Prerequisites: Students must be admitted a full semester prior to student teaching. The following methods and materials courses are intended to give an understanding of the special teaching procedures and materials related to each of the special fields of teaching. These courses provide an understanding of teaching procedures, classroom management, reading skills, and effective teaching strategies and materials related to specialized subjects areas. These courses are components of the Senior Semester in Teacher Education for elementary, middle school, secondary, and specialty area majors. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews and specialty area coaching sessions. Prerequisite to all methods courses are admission to the Teacher Education Program and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Corequisites: EDU 4200 Student Teaching. This course, completed concurrently with EDU 4221 , is a study of the selection, organization, and presentation of materials and the study of various necessary methods. Practical teaching and activity situations are provided to determine means of improving teaching techniques. This course provides a survey of current issues in teaching physical education, effective teaching methods, classroom management techniques, and a review of philosophies of student discipline. The student teacher completes the professional portfolio and participates in mock interviews.
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