EDU 313 Classroom Culture and Student Behavior

This course provides an opportunity for pre-service middle level teacher candidates to understand, use, and reflect on the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to young adolescent development and use that knowledge in their future practice. They demonstrate their ability to apply this knowledge when making curricular decisions, planning and implementing instruction, participating in middle level programs and practices, and providing healthy and effective learning environments for diverse learners. In addition, the Trauma-Informed Classroom, including what it is and how to achieve it, is included as a key topic in this course. Practical tips to assist middle level candidates plan a management scheme for their future middle level classrooms in order to impact student learning.