EDU-430   Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 credits

Prerequisites: EDU-202, PSY-221, and full or provisional admission to the teacher education program.

This course surveys the issues of educating a diverse population in a pluralistic society. Topics of study include the culture of poverty, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, linguistic minority education models, and sheltered instruction. This course includes 20 hours field experience in a K-12 classroom. Students in this class will document proficiency for Principle 3 of the Idaho Core Teacher Standards: Adapting Instruction for Individual Needs. The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse needs.