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Course Materials

The following textbooks will be used for this course:

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Program Outcomes

  1. Professional disposition: Demonstrate comfort with, commitment to and self-efficacy in teaching sexuality education.
  2. Legal and professional ethics: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and policies as well as professional ethics in teaching sexuality education.
  3. Content knowledge: Demonstrate accurate knowledge of the biological, emotional and social aspects of human sexuality and the laws relating to sexuality and youth.
  4. Diversity and equity: Demonstrate respect for individual, family and cultural characteristics and experiences that may influence student learning about sexuality.
  5. Planning: Plan age- and developmentally-appropriate sexuality education that is aligned with standards, policies and laws and reflects the diversity of the community.
  6. Assessment: Create effective strategies to assess student knowledge, attitudes and skills.
  7. Implementation: Demonstrate a variety of effective strategies to teach sexuality education.

Course Outcomes

Resolving Concerns
Each student will address and resolve concerns related to sexuality education and the promotion of sexual health in a caring, professional, and competent manner.

Content Knowledge
Each student will demonstrate a mastery of the content knowledge necessary to teach sexuality education in professional settings.

Instructional Regulations
Each student will be familiar with the rules and regulations for sexuality education in Utah's public schools.

Each student will demonstrate an understanding of sexuality education research related to a specific area of their intended professional service.

Professional Preparation
Each student will demonstrate an understanding of sexuality education information related to a specific area of their intended professional service.

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There are two proctored exams for this course. They are not comprehensive. To study for the exams, review your computer-graded assignments, know the information in the review questions, look over and review the main sections of the text, and review the terms and homework assignments in the text.

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Grades will be based on the following:

Assignment Percentage Points
Lesson quizzes, Briefcase Study Assignment 40% 460 points (20 each)
Knowledge and skill expectation assignments, Webquest Assignment 26% 300 points (25 each)
2 Reflection Papers 3% 40 points (20 points each)
Unit Map 2% 30 points
Unit Assessment Plan 1% 10 points
Lesson Plan Portfolio 10% 120 points
Midcourse Exam 9% 100 points
Fina Exam 9% 100 points
Total 100% 1160 points
Grading Scale
A 93–100
A− 90–92
B+ 87–89
B 83–86
B− 80–82
C+ 77–79
C 73–76
C− 70–72
D+ 67–69
D 63–66
D− 60–62
E (fail) 59 and lower

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Copyright Notice

The materials used in connection with this online course are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated. Any copying or further dissemination of these materials may be subject to applicable U.S. Copyright Laws. For questions or more information, please visit the BYU Copyright Licensing Office website.

“Members of the BYU community who willfully disregard this Copyright Policy or the BYU Copyright Guidelines place themselves individually at risk of legal action and may incur personal liability for their conduct. The unauthorized use or distribution of copyrighted material, including unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing, may subject individuals to civil and criminal liabilities, including actual and statutory damages, costs and fees of litigation, fines, and imprisonment

Violations of the Copyright Policy may result in university disciplinary action including termination of university enrollment or employment.” (Emphasis added. Excerpt taken from the BYU Copyright Policy)

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University Policy - Title IX Statement

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Misconduct

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Brigham Young University prohibits unlawful sex discrimination against any participant in its education programs or activities. The university also prohibits sexual harassment—including sexual violence—committed by or against students, university employees, and visitors to campus. As outlined in university policy, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are considered forms of "Sexual Misconduct" prohibited by the university.

University policy requires all university employees in a teaching, managerial, or supervisory role to report all incidents of Sexual Misconduct that come to their attention in any way, including but not limited to face-to-face conversations, a written class assignment or paper, class discussion, email, text, or social media post. Incidents of Sexual Misconduct should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at or (801) 422-8692. Reports may also be submitted through EthicsPoint at or 1-888-238-1062 (24-hours a day).

BYU offers confidential resources for those affected by Sexual Misconduct, including the university’s Victim Advocate, as well as a number of non-confidential resources and services that may be helpful. Additional information about Title IX, the university’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, reporting requirements, and resources can be found at or by contacting the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

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Accessibility Notice

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