This course is designed to examine theories of discipline and motivation. It will focus on principles of classroom management and organization, building relationships and rapport, and considering alternative behavior management plans. In addition, candidates will learn teaching methods such as the use of time, space, and materials for instruction as management techniques. Topics will address how knowledge of general teaching methods and classroom management may improve teacher quality and student outcomes, including closing the achievement gap. Candidates will learn general methods for teaching English Language Learners (ELL), and differentiation of instruction for diverse learners. Field experience is required. Candidates must be admitted to a secondary education program, have junior/senior standing and proof of liability insurance to participate in the course.