NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Principles & Practices of Middle School Philosophy

EDUC 600




Instructor: Sandy Stadheim

Grading: Letter

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Meet June 3, 4, 5 & 6 {8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) + remainder of class online due July 1, 2014

Instruction Mode: Combination

Location: Fort Berthold Community College, Room 44, New Town, ND

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $300

Course Description:

Middle School has changed its agenda and structure. Become familiar with development of the adolescent in mental, physical and cultural needs. Know and understand interdisciplinary teams.


  • Identify and explain and mental development of the adolescence;
  • Identify and explore contemporary issues involved in middle schools and the advantages and disadvantages of both;
  • Become familiar with the history of middle school;
  • Identify technology resources available on the internet for Middle School students and teachers;
  • Understand the philosophical foundations of developmentally responsive and middle level program and schools;
  • Become familiar with foundations that support developmentally responsive and socially equitable programs for all young adolescents;
  • Understand the team process as a structure for school improvement and student learning;
  • Understand flexible scheduling and the provisions made available;
  • Understand the commitment to middle level philosophy.

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