The 3 unit version of this course comprises modules which serve to fulfill the elementary endorsement essential areas of study including reading and language, math, science, art, music, physical education, health, and social studies. It is required that students have content knowledge in these areas from their undergraduate preparation. These modules look at curricular structure and instructional methods in each of these fields. Assessing students' skill levels and evaluating effectiveness of instruction is also covered. This course includes a practicum of 10 hours a week in a local school. The two unit variation (616M) is for students seeking a middle school endorsement who take reading, language, math, science, and social studies modules only. The one-unit 616N variation contains modules for art, music, health and physical education and is designed for students completing the full course over a two year period, taking 616M in one year and 616N in another. The one-unit 616L variation covers the Language and Literacy in the Elementary Schools module.