MGED 6040: Nature and Needs of Middle Grades Learner (3)
Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0
This course examines the unique nature and diverse needs of the middle school learner as lived in the student's school and the community. Educators of young adolescents should be aware of the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and psychological characteristics of their students. They are responsive to the developmental needs of young adolescents by planning and implementing appropriate school instruction, climate, and organization. The purpose of this course is to examine the developmental characteristics of young adolescents within the context of where they live, the role of the middle school philosophy, the history and organization of middle schools and those current best practices that will provide all middle school learners with an academically challenging curriculum and fulfilling schooling experience.