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Teaching Human Sexuality in Education
EEND and MSED-737
- Template 2016
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/29/2100
- Modified 12/06/2021
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Prepares educators to develop students’ skills in making informed and responsible decisions related to their development and sexuality over their life spans. Topics of discussion will include an overview of human ecology and health; human growth and development; the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and social responsibilities of family life, including sexual abstinence until marriage; prevention and control of disease; and the transmission and spread of AIDS, as identified as part of a comprehensive health education program.
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 develop skills in addressing essential human sexuality topics in an age-appropriate manner, with sensitivity and attention to fostering a safe and respectful environment for learning.
Serving the Community
Candidates will develop an understanding of what their community, school district, and state agencies identify as accurate, appropriate, and effective educational services, resources, and curricula to provide to their students.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will develop a strong grasp of human sexuality curriculum content in order to bring informed viewpoints to peer-educator collaborations regarding content presentation to students and future curriculum content development.
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:
1. Evaluate the appropriateness of sexual education curricula in schools. (HETE: 1c)
2. Disseminate to a variety of audiences information on human sexuality education curricula. (HETE: 1c, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3d, 4a, 4c)
3. Assess the implementation of sexual education curricula in the context of state and/or national standards. (HETE: 1a, 1c)
4. Devise evidenced-based lesson plans on sexual education concepts to reach a variety of audiences. (HETE: 1c, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3d, 4a, 4b, 5d)
5. Assess the appropriateness of strategies used to establish the learning climate for the delivery of sexual education curricula. (HETE: 2b, 5b)
6. Devise strategies to present human sexuality education topics to students in a way that is age-appropriate and sensitive and respectful of where students are in their emotional development. (HETE: 2b–2d, 3a, 3d, 5a, 5b)
Candidates will respond to weekly discussion and reflection prompts
- Course outcomes 1–6
- Standards 1a, 1c, 2b–2d, 3a, 3d, 4a–4c, 5a, 5b, 5d
Candidates will respond to different human sexuality issues and topics in the educational setting
- Course outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Standards 1a, 1c, 2b–2d, 3a, 3d, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5d
Candidates will create an 8 day human sexuality unit plan
- Course outcomes 3, 4, 6
- Standards 1a, 1c, 2b–2d, 3a, 3d, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 5d
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