Single Subject Methods for Teaching English
This online methods course satisfies California requirements for teachers who want to add Single Subject English to their current general education teaching credential.
What you can learn.
- Plan, implement, and assess instruction using California’s adopted standards and curriculum for English language arts
- Develop and demonstrate mastery of subject-specific pedagogy appropriate at the middle school and high school levels
- Differentiate instruction to make content accessible to all students, including English learners
About this course:This course focuses on methodologies appropriate for facilitating English/language arts instruction at the middle and high school levels in a variety of classroom settings. As candidates for the Single Subject Credential in English, students in this course learn, practice, and reflect on the specific pedagogical knowledge needed to teach English/language arts to secondary students. We explore a variety of teaching strategies for organizing a secondary English/language arts curriculum using the national standards of the Common Core. Teacher candidates discuss, plan, implement, and assess appropriate instruction using current best practices for the effective teaching of English/language arts. The course addresses various curricular areas of English/language arts, including the teaching of writing; reading comprehension and literature; language applications; grammar; speaking applications and visual media; and how they can be effectively integrated into daily lesson planning while meeting Common Core Standards. Additionally, teacher candidates learn how to be reflective practitioners who regularly engage in classroom action research to improve their teaching.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Single Subject Methods for Teaching English.