Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II. (Both semesters/4 credits)
An examination of modern materials and methods through a constructivist-based instructional approach. Emphasis is placed on the study of current school practices and the implementation of national and state standards. Methods emphasize appropriate activities at the concrete (manipulative), pictorial and abstract levels. Curricular topics include Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM), mathematics as problem solving, communication, reasoning and making connections with the learner’s world.