Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

Content Guidelines/Standards Matrix

 

 

College/University ________Lake Superior State University____________________Code:CA

 

Source of Guidelines/Standards: Michigan State Board of Education, Jan 2002††††††††††††† Program/Subject Area:††Economics

 

Note:

Michigan Test for Teacher Certification will assess teacher candidate content knowledge in Economics.The single discipline Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in Economics will cover knowledge of Economics (60%); basic information in Geography, History, and Political Science (20%); and skills using information processing, inquiry, and issue analysis (20%).

 

 

Directions:List required courses on matrix and provide additional narrative to explain how standards are met.If electives are included, they should be clearly indicated.Adjust size of cells as needed.

 




 

#

Standard/Guideline

Courses and/or Experiences that Fulfill the Standard

 

1.0

Standard 1: Have Content Area Knowledge

The program will provide candidates with a minor (20 semester hour minimum) or a major (30 semester hour minimum) providing in-depth knowledge of the content specified in Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards for economics.

 Through the study of economics the student learns how individuals and society cope in trying to satisfy unlimited societal wants with limited resources.  Students understand how the macroeconomy functions and the complexity of the interaction of output, unemployment, inflation, interest rate, and government budget deficit.  These topics form the core of the understanding of the science of economics.

 

Taking into account the education needs of students, the teacher candidate is able to:

 

1.1

describe how the economic forces of scarcity and choice affect personal financial decisions;

Elementary

Major

Minor

Secondary

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

FN242 Personal Finance

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.2

describe how the economic forces of scarcity and choice shape consumer decisions regarding the purchase, use, and disposal of goods and services affect the economic well-being of individuals and society

Elementary

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

Major

 

Minor:

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.3

explain why the scarcity of resources leads business people to choose strategically what to produce, when to produce, and for whom to produce goods and services when they want to maximize profits;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

 

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.4

describe how government decisions on taxation and spending impact what is produced, how it is produced, and who receives the benefit of production;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major

Minor:

EC201Principles of Macroeconomics

1.5

describe how government decisions on public goods, regulation, and foreign policy impact producers, consumers, and investors;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

EC201Principles of Macroeconomics

1.6

explain how a free-market economic system works to coordinate and facilitate the exchange, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in domestic and international markets;

Elementary

 

Major:

 

Minor:

 

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

Minor:

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.7

explain how economic systems other than a free-market system work to coordinate and facilitate the exchange, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in domestic and international markets;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.8

describe how trade generates economic development and interdependence for individuals, producers, and governments; and

Elementary

 

Major

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

1.9

explain how trade results in challenges and benefits for individuals, producers, and governments.

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

Minor:

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

2.0

Standard 2: Make Interdisciplinary Connections

The program will ensure that candidates understand the fundamental ideas, concepts and facts that provide the basis of the
K-12 content standards in each of the four core social studies disciplines, as specified in the Michigan Curriculum Framework.Programs may include courses required as general education requirements; for example, an American Government course could supplement an economics minor.An interdisciplinary course could be taught as part of a major or minor, such as an economic history course for an economics major.Clear indications of interdisciplinary connections should be evidenced in the course syllabi and measures of candidate performance.

 Student learn about the political and historical development of economics, how political and historical forces have helped determine the direction of economic policy.

 

Taking into account the discipline of economics, the teacher candidate is able to:

 

2.1

sequence chronologically major eras within United States history and key events within those eras in order to examine relationships and explain cause and effect;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

HS132 US History II

2.2

describe the five themes of geography and apply them to basic world geography;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

GG302 Economic Geographyy

2.3

explain the structure and function of American government, core democratic values, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens; and

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

PS110 Introduction to American Government and Politics

2.4

describe how women and minorities have been affected by the American economic system.

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

PS110 Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.0

Standard 3: Can Apply Social Science Perspectives

The program will help candidates develop skills in the crosscutting themes presented in the Michigan Curriculum Framework social studies content standards (inquiry, public discourse and decision making, and citizen involvement).

 The student will learn about optimization problems as the major focus of economics, and that this perspective shows how economics has impacted upon political science, history and government.

 

The teacher candidate is able to:

 

3.1

acquire information from books, maps, newspapers, data sets, and other sources; organize and present the information in maps, graphs, charts, and time lines; interpret the meaning and significance of information; and use a variety of electronic technologies to assist in assessing and managing information;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

EC201Principles of Macroeconomics

EC202 Principles of Microeconomics

GG302 Economic Geography

BA403 Business, Economics, and Society

3.2

conduct investigations including the ability to formulate a clear statement of questions, gather and organize information from a variety of sources, analyze and interpret information, formulate and test hypotheses, report results both orally and in writing, and make use of appropriate technology;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

 

Minor:

PS110 Introduction to American Government and Politics

BA403 Business, Economics, and Society

3.3

state issues clearly as questions of public policy, trace the origins of the issues, analyze various perspectives people bring to the issue, and evaluate possible ways to resolve the issue;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

PS110 Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.4

engage in constructive conversation about matters of public concern by clarifying issues, considering opposing views, applying democratic values, anticipating consequences, and working toward making decisions;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

PS110 Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.5

compose coherent written essays that express positions on public issues and justify the positions with reasoned arguments; and

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

BA403 Business, Economics, and Society

3.6

consider the effects of an individualís actions on other people, how one acts in accordance with the rule of law, and how one acts in a virtuous and ethically responsible way as a member of society.

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

BA403 Business, Economics, and Society

4.0

Can Provide Social Studies Instruction

The program will teach candidates how to design, present, and assess social studies instruction.(Programs should provide evidence in field experiences or content area methods classes that candidates have developed instructional skills specifically related to economics.)

 Students will learn the specifics of teaching economics in the secondary school setting through the study of the methods, curriculum and standards for economics teachers in Michigan.

 

The teacher candidate:

 

4.1

is knowledgeable about teaching methods, curriculum organization, and instructional materials in economics;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

TE490 Economics Teaching Method

4.2

can design, present, and assess instructional activities in economics as described in the Michigan Curriculum Framework teaching and learning standards (higher order thinking, deep knowledge, substantive conversations, and connections to the world beyond the classroom);

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

TE490 Economics Teaching Method - a subset of TE446

4.3

has had multiple experiences presenting economic content to students;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

TE490 Economics Teaching Method

(Can be a module out of TE446 Business Methods)

4.4

has made sustained use of technology appropriate to teaching economics;

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

Minor:

TTE490 Economics Teaching Method

(Can be a module out of TE446 Business Methods)

4.5

can implement the Michigan Curriculum Framework content standards in the economics classroom; and

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

Minor:

TE490 Economics Teaching Method

(Can be a module out of TE446 Business Methods)

4.6

will design and use assessments as appropriate to the field of economics.

Elementary

 

Major:

Minor:

Secondary

 

Major:

 

 

 

 

Minor:

TE490 Economics Teaching Method

(Can be a module out of TE446 Business Methods)

 

 

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