Theory and Methods: English, Language Arts and Reading

This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities.

Teacher lecturing before class

Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 461 and EDUC 561.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
EDUC461 Sheila Whitford Blended 6-8:59 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2017

Instructor: Sheila Whitford

Sheila Whitford is a retired educator from Furr High School in Houston ISD where she served as a literacy coach, School Improvement Facilitator and English teacher. She holds a B.A. in English and history from Texas Women’s University and her MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Sheila provides support to the Teacher Education program and works with team members on compliance, academic program changes, admissions, program evaluation, the development of innovative new courses and strategic planning.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Aug. 21, 2017

End Date: Dec. 01, 2017

Schedule: 6-8:59 p.m.

Length: Tuesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: Rice Tuition

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Credit Hours: 3