Dr. Meg Callahan
An introductory theoretical and practical course that addresses both the
general and the particular nature of the language, learning, and
cognitive processes for pre-adolescents and adolescents including
adolescents with disabilities. The principles of language acquisition
and development are examined. The course explores how reading and
listening (receptive language arts), and speaking and writing and
visualizing (expressive language arts) as well as literacy technology,
function in learning. Specific language skills needed for success in
social studies, English, mathematics, science and languages other than
English serve as a basis for understanding how to deliver effective
instruction to all middle and high school students. Special education
and including diverse learners and adolescent literacy are major topics.
Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BHMR. This course is required for Adolescence Certification; it is also recommended for juniors and seniors in Education, Community Youth Development, or related fields.
For four years, Nazareth College has partnered with East High School's Teaching & Learning institute,
in a collaboration wherein Nazareth students interview youth about teaching & learning experiences, and East High students come to Naz to create digital compositions on GarageBand.
For more information on the East High School Teaching and Learning Institute, see: