Courses You Will Take

This is a 15-credit program. Required courses are:


EDRD 620: Content Area Reading (3)
Procedures for developing effective reading skills to be applied by teachers. Focuses on the relationship between the processes of literacy and the methods to enhance content area reading in order to meet the total range of student literacy needs.
Offered fall, spring, and full summer (10 weeks)

EDJH 512: Instructional Strategies and Approaches in Junior High and Middle Schools (3)
Circumstances affecting instruction in junior high and middle schools are analyzed. Students are encouraged to be creative and effective in structuring and developing instructional methods, techniques, units, materials, and evaluation procedures appropriate for junior high and middle school students.
Offered 2nd summer (5 weeks) 


EDJH 534: Classroom Management: Practical Approaches to Improving Student Behavior (3)
Assists secondary teachers in establishing effective systems of classroom management in middle, junior, and senior high school settings. Emphasizes practical skills and procedures for preventing or remedying disruptive behavior by secondary students and way to create a positive environment for learning. Not open to students who have credit in EDSE 434.  

Offered 1st summer (5 weeks) 


EDCU 630: The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum (3)
Examines several curricular practices designed to produce intended outcomes with students age ten to fifteen. Studies current research, theory, and practices. Develops curriculum designed for specific student populations.
Offered full summer (10 weeks) 


EDPS 628: Adolescent Development (3)
Advanced adolescent development. Covers the biological, cognitive, and social developmental processes from the beginning of puberty through the transition into early adulthood, emphasizing current research in adolescent development.
Offered full summer and fall semesters.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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