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School Health Curriculum and Evaluation
EEND and MSED-730
- Template Template
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 05/16/2017 to 07/29/2100
- Modified 10/27/2022
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Prepares health educators in the methods and procedures of health education assessment and evaluation. Candidates will focus upon the development of a comprehensive school health education program through unit planning with effective inclusion of technology. National state and local standards will be used to create a comprehensive scope and sequence of curriculum including measurable assessments of learning outcomes.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will be able to approach sensitive health related topics by developing a stronger understanding of ethical education.
Serving the Community
Candidates will identify various community resources and health professionals who can support and enhance health curriculum instruction.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will strengthen their knowledge of health standards and curricular designs in order to create more effective learning opportunities for students.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Candidates will identify issues affecting health education curriculum (e.g., legislation, local community standards and needs, culturally diverse health practices) HETE: 1a–1d, 2a, 2d, 5a
- Candidate will identify current philosophies, goals, and trends in health education HETE: 1a–1d
- Candidates will analyze the structure and organization of a comprehensive school health education program. HETE: 1b–1d, 2a, 2d, 3a, 4a
- Candidates will identify instructional strategies and curricular models of health instruction that adhere to national, state, and professional standards. HETE: 1c, 1d, 2a–2c, 2f, 3a–3c, 4a, 4b
- Candidates will identify strategies for incorporating technology and other educational media into the health education process. HETE: 1d, 2b, 2c, 2f, 3a–3c, 3e, 5e
- Candidates will assess school health instructional program evaluation results to determine appropriate curricular improvements. HETE: 1c, 1d, 2a–2c, 4c
- Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of how educators, community members, and health professionals can aid in the enhancement of curriculum instruction. HETE: 1c, 1d, 5c
- Candidates will identify ethical behaviors in working with others in developing and implementing school health programs. HETE: 1d, 2d, 5b–5d
Course Discussion Assignments
Candidates will respond and reflect upon various discussion prompts related to ethical education, assessment and evaluation, and curricular design in the health education curriculum.
Course Assignments and Activities
Investigation of Standards Alignments (District, State, National) Candidates will research and analyze the local/national standards and determine impact upon health curriculum choices.
- Course outcomes 1, 4
- Standards 1a–1d, 2a–2d, 2f, 3a–3c, 4a, 4b, 5a
Interview and Analysis of Health Curriculum Needs Candidates will interview an administrator to discuss and analyze current health curriculum obstacles including parental concerns.
- Course outcomes 2, 8
- Standards 1a–1d, 2d, 3d, 5b–5d
Designing Neutral Lessons Candidates will identify a sensitive health related topic and determine how to separate the personal bias/opinions in an effort to create effective and ethical instruction.
- Course outcomes 2, 7, 8
- Standards 1a–1d, 2d, 3d, 5b–5d
Developing Health Lessons with a Demographic Focus Candidates will analyze an assessment of student demographics to determine curricular needs.
- Course outcomes 2, 3, 4, 8
- Standards 1a–1d, 2a–2d, 2f, 3a–3c, 4a, 4b
Evaluation of Tools and Resources to Enhance Curriculum Candidates will investigate and analyze a variety of curricular websites and tools which could be used to enhance health classroom instruction.
Course outcomes 4, 5, 7
Development of Authentic Assessment Candidates will review and analyze curricular unit plans and determine/create authentic health education assessments to meet curricular goals.
- Course outcomes 6, 7
- Standards 1c, 1d, 2a–2c, 4c, 5c
Community Contacts and Curriculum
Candidates will research and determine the use of appropriate community resources and health professionals to enhance health curriculum instruction.
- Course outcomes 4, 5, 7
- Standards 1c, 1d, 2a–2c, 2f, 3a–3c, 3e, 4a, 4b, 5c, 5e
Final Project: Curriculum Map and Unit Plan
Using the format for effective curriculum development, candidates will create a health curriculum map and unit plan introducing, maintaining, and testing appropriate health curriculum skills/objectives.
- Course outcomes 1-5, 7, 8
- 1a–1d, 2a–2d, 2f, 3a–3e, 4a, 4b, 5a–5e
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