EPY 201Assessment procedures that provide information that enable teachers to make decisions regarding appropriate instruction for the children they serve are learned and applied. Informal and formal assessments used in identifying exceptionalities are analyzed. The formally evaluated strengths and weaknesses are developed into an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Standardized and informal test results are evaluated and analyzed in relation to student achievement, curriculum development, and instructional improvement. Special emphasis is given to individually administered achievement instruments in relation to intelligence test measures.
Development and Implementation of IEPs
Advising and Mentoring in the Middle School
The focus of this middle level course is the exploration of middle level counseling and mentoring models that are congruent with culturally responsive and appropriate interaction between teacher and student. Included are overviews of: young adolescent development, implications of diversity on young adolescent development, trauma-informed middle school classrooms, home-school communications, parent involvement, and community resources. The importance of solid and positive relationships between teachers and students is emphasized throughout this course.
Prerequisite(s): EDU 102, EDU 203, and PSY 332