Course Catalog

Course Catalog

Edmentum offers a broad range of rigorous and engaging courses paired with virtual instruction. Explore your options below.

Post Secondary Teacher Prep Library
Math

Courses

Algebra 1 A/B

Algebra 1 v7.0 is a completely re-designed course that offers 100% alignment to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The specific standard alignment for each lesson is visible to both educators and students. In addition to the emphasis on alignment, the lessons in the new course are designed to be shorter in length than lessons of previous versions, offering focused exploration of topics to make concepts more digestible for students.

Practice questions are included with each lesson, including technology-enhanced items and explanations to assist students in their understanding of the concepts. New features to support student mastery include worksheets for practice and guided notes to help students record key takeaways as they move through the tutorial.

The course is also built around student engagement, with more interactive lessons and videos that work through examples and model problem-solving skills. This fresh new look and feel for the course was inspired by educator feedback.

Educators were also involved in the course at the design-level, as many unit activities, worksheets, and video scripts were written by current algebra classroom teachers. Algebra 1 v7.0 reflects our commitment to standards alignment and putting the needs of educators and students first in all aspects of course design.

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Algebra 2 A/B

This course advances students’ ability to think algebraically, taking their earlier work with linear, exponential, and quadratic equations and expanding on it with polynomials and more advanced equation types. Students will work with rational, radical, logarithmic, inverse, and piecewise functions. They will also extend their studies to include systems of equations and inequalities, trigonometry, complex numbers, and statistics. The course emphasizes using these algebraic concepts to solve problems and help people in many walks of life. The course employs many tools to teach students these concepts, including interactive graphing, videos that walk through problems, and many practice items.

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Integrated Math 1 A/B

These two semester-long courses are designed to enable all students at the high-school level to develop a deep understanding of the math objectives covered and leave them ready for their next steps in mathematics. The courses are built to the Common Core State Standards. The three units in Semester A advance students through the study of single-variable expressions to systems of equations, while Semester B covers functions, advanced functions, and concludes with a practical look at the uses of geometry and trigonometry.

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Integrated Math 2 A/B

Building on the concepts covered in Integrated Math 1, these courses are based on proven pedagogical principles and employ sound course design to effectively help students master rules of exponents and polynomials, advanced single-variable quadratic equations, independent and conditional probability, and more. Online and offline activities combine to create an engaging learning experience that prepares high school learners for their next step in their studies of mathematics.

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Integrated Math 3 A/B

Beginning with the simplification of rational and polynomial expressions, Semester A takes students through the next steps in mastering the principles of integrated math. These two semester-long courses focus on meeting Common Core objectives with engaging and interactive content. Semester B begins with the derivation of the trigonometric formula for the area of a triangle, and proceeds through the use of functions and on developing the critical thinking skills necessary to make logical and meaningful inferences from data.

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Math 8 A/B

This course is designed to enable all students at the middle school level to develop a deep understanding of math objectives and leaves students ready for algebra. The first semester covers objectives in transformations, linear equations, systems of equations, and functions. The second semester focuses on scientific notation, roots, the Pythagorean Theorem and volume, and statistics and probability. The course is based on the Common Core State Standards Initiative and on a modern understanding of student learning in mathematics.

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Probability & Statistics

This course is designed for students in grades 11 and 12 who may not have attained a deep and integrated understanding of the topics in earlier grades. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to represent and interpret data; how to relate data sets; independent and conditional probability; applying probability; making relevant inferences and conclusions; and how to use probability to make decisions.

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English Language Arts

Courses

English 09 A/B

English 9 v6.0 is a completely new course built for and 100% aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. A balance of fiction and nonfiction texts are used throughout the course, and each unit is designed around a thematic concept to provide cohesiveness to the skills-based lessons and activities that make up the unit.

The course intertwines the development of reading skills with the development of writing, speaking and listening, and language skills. Students can look forward to a course where the information is delivered in easy-to-digest chunks using student-friendly language, with assessments that are tightly aligned to the concepts and skills learned in the lesson.

The course design reflects educator feedback about student engagement by featuring a variety of interactions, videos, and new student resources, such as worksheets and guided notes.

Educators were also involved with writing activities and worksheets for this course. English 9 v6.0 reflects our commitment to standards alignment and putting the needs of educators and students first in all aspects of course design.

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English 10 A/B

This course focuses on using personal experiences, opinions, and interests as a foundation for developing effective writing skills. Skills acquired in English I are reinforced and refined. Literary models demonstrate paragraph unity and more sophisticated word choice. A research paper is required for completion of course. Topics include grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, organizing compositions, and the research paper.

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English 11 A/B

English 11A explores the relation between American history and literature from the colonial period through the realism and naturalism eras. English 11B explores the relation between American history and literature from the modernist period through the contemporary era, and presents learners with relevant cultural and political history. Readings are scaffolded with pre-reading information, interactions, and activities to actively engage learners in the content. The lessons in both semesters focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, speech, and writing skills.

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English 12 A/B

In keeping with the model established in English 11, these courses emphasize the study of literature in the context of specific historical periods, beginning with the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods in Britain. Each lesson includes tutorials and embedded lesson activities that provide for a more engaging and effective learning experience. Semester B covers the romantic, Victorian, and modern eras. End of unit tests ensure mastery of the concepts taught in each unit, and exemptive pretests allow students to focus on content that they have yet to master.

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Social Studies

Courses

U.S. Government

The interactive, problem-centered, and inquiry-based units in U.S. Government emphasize the acquisition, mastery, and processing of information. Semester A units include study of the foundations of American government and the American political culture, with units 2 and 3 covering the U.S. constitution, including its roots in Greek and English law, and the various institutions that impact American politics. 

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U.S. History A/B

This course not only introduces students to early U.S. History, but it also provides them with an essential understanding of how to read, understand, and interpret history. For example, the first unit, The Historical Process, teaches reading and writing about history; gathering and interpreting historical sources; and analyzing historical information. While covering historical events from the founding events and principles of the United States through contemporary events, the course also promotes a cross-disciplinary understanding that promotes a holistic perspective of U.S. History.

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Science

Courses

Chemistry A/B

This inquiry- and lab-based course is designed to support modern science curriculum and teaching practices. It robustly meets NGSS learning standards associated with high school chemistry along with additional concepts and standards typically included in a full-year high school chemistry course. Content topics include atoms and elements, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, quantitative chemistry, molecular-level forces, solutions, and energy and changes in matter. 

It also addresses additional concepts and standards typically included in a full-year high school chemistry course, including molar concentrations, acid-base reactions, advanced stoichiometry, gas laws, and organic compounds.  Each lesson includes one or more inquiry-based activities that can be performed online within the context of the lesson. In addition, the course includes a significant number of hands-on lab activities. Approximately 40% of student time in this course is devoted to true lab experiences, as defined by the National Research Council (2006, p. 3).

Lab materials note: Most hands-on labs employ relatively-common household materials. A few labs require specialized scientific equipment or materials, such as an electronic balance (0.01g), graduated cylinders, test tubes, and chemical reagents. These few specialized labs are optional but provide valuable laboratory experience. School laboratories may be used for these specialized labs or single-student Edmentum Lab Kits may be purchased from Ward’s Science. Please refer to the Student Syllabus or Teacher’s Guide for details on lab materials.

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Integrated Physics & Chemistry A/B

The lessons in this course employ direct-instruction approaches. They include application and Inquiry-oriented activities that facilitate the development of higher-order cognitive skills, such as logical reasoning, sense-making, and problem solving.

Lab materials note: None of the virtual labs require specialized laboratory materials or tools. Some virtual labs do allow students to make use of common, household items—such as paper and a pencil—if they choose.

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North Carolina Chemistry A/B

This inquiry- and lab-based course is designed to support modern science curriculum and teaching practices. It robustly meets North Carolina Essential Standards for Chemistry associated with high school chemistry along with additional concepts and standards typically included in a full-year high school chemistry course. Content topics include atoms and elements, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, quantitative chemistry, molecular-level forces, solutions, and energy and changes in matter. 

It also addresses additional concepts and standards typically included in a full-year high school chemistry course, including molar concentrations, acid-base reactions, advanced stoichiometry, gas laws, and organic compounds.  Each lesson includes one or more inquiry-based activities that can be performed online within the context of the lesson. In addition, the course includes a significant number of hands-on lab activities. Approximately 40% of student time in this course is devoted to true lab experiences, as defined by the National Research Council (2006, p. 3).

Lab materials note: Most hands-on labs employ relatively-common household materials. A few labs require specialized scientific equipment or materials, such as an electronic balance (0.01g), graduated cylinders, test tubes, and chemical reagents. These few specialized labs are optional but provide valuable laboratory experience. School laboratories may be used for these specialized labs or single-student Edmentum Lab Kits may be purchased from Ward’s Science. Please refer to the Student Syllabus or Teacher’s Guide for details on lab materials.

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Physics A/B

Physics introduces students to the physics of motion, properties of matter, force, heat, vector, light, and sound. Students learn the history of physics from the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to those of contemporary physicists. The course focuses more on explanation than calculation and prepares students for introductory quantitative physics at the college level. Additional areas of discussion include gases and liquids, atoms, electricity, magnetism, and nuclear physics.

Lab materials note: None of the virtual labs require specialized laboratory materials or tools. Some virtual labs do allow students to make use of common, household items—such as paper and a pencil—if they choose.

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Electives

Courses

Academic Success

As in other areas of life, success in academics results from learning and practicing positive habits. This one-semester elective provides practical, hands-on guidance on developing and improving study habits and skills, regardless of a student's level of accomplishment. Academic Success includes five lessons and two course activities in a flexible structure that is adaptable to the needs and circumstances of individual students. The course can also be used for college-level developmental education.

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Health and PE

Courses

Health

This course is based on a rigorously researched scope and sequence that covers the essential concepts of health. Students are provided with a variety of health concepts and demonstrate their understanding of those concepts through problem solving. The five units explore a wide variety of topics that include nutrition and fitness, disease and injury, development and sexuality, substance abuse, and mental and community health.

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Physical Education

This course’s three units include Getting Active, Improving Performance, and Lifestyle. Unit activities elevate students’ self-awareness of their health and well-being while examining topics such as diet and mental health and exploring websites and other resources. In addition to being effective as a stand-alone course, the components can be easily integrated into other health and wellness courses.

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Higher Ed & Career Readiness

Courses

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics Part 1

We help students achieve by helping educators be their best. Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Mathematics, Part 1, helps prepare educators for successfully advancing their careers. Part 1 addresses GED preparation, pre-Algebra, precalculus, foundational mathematics, algebra, and the application of data skills to today's learning and working environment. Tutorials and lesson activities enhance the learning experience and learning tools make this easy-to-implement course easy-to-use as well. 

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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics Part 2

Following up on Part 1, this course begins with two semesters of Geometry and concludes with a course on probability and statistics. The course continues to effectively prepare learners for the Core Academic Skills for Educators (CASE) evaluation for mathematics. Extensive reader support and online and offline resources create an engaging and productive learning environment. 

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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Part 1

Praxis CASE preparation courses include a variety of assessments to ensure effective CASE readiness. Reading, Part 1, covers essential reading skills and advances the learner through fundamental and advanced writings processes and practices. Part 1 provides a strong framework for advancement and achievement. Unit pretests, post-tests, mastery tests, and end-of-course tests ensure conceptual mastery while a variety of activities effectively address a wide range of learning styles. 

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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading Part 2

Praxis CASE Preparation for Reading, Part 2, emphasizes reading strategies as it further develops reading skills, as well as how writing processes and practices are integral to the development of those skills. Creative online and offline activities promote learner engagement, while sound pedagogical and course design principles ensure effective learning. Vocabulary is also covered, along with comprehension and textual exposition. 

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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Part 1

Beginning with the essentials of writing processes and practices, Writing, Part 1 proceeds through more advanced writing skills and emphasizes the integral relationship between writing and reading. Part 1 includes a rigorous overview of test production and revision, and provides a solid foundation for the advanced language and research skills explored in Part 2. 

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Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing Part 2

With an emphasis on language and research skills and writing, Praxis CASE Preparation Part 2 leverages best practices in instructional design to effectively develop Praxis skills and master Praxis concepts. Part 2 further develops the critical-thinking skills that result in greater achievement and in more effective preparation. Learners continue to develop the ability to more effectively communicate and the result will be higher-order writing skills that lead to lifetime success. 

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Praxis II: Biology: Content Knowledge

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Biology: Content Knowledge course covers eight units of content: Unit 1: Basic Principles of Science, Unit 2: Chemical Basis of Life, Unit 3: Animals, Unit 4: Classical Genetics and Evolution, Unit 5: Plants, Unit 6: Life Science, Unit 7: Math and Measurement, and Unit 8: Data Skills.

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Praxis II: Chemistry: Content Knowledge

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Chemistry: Content Knowledge course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Introductory Chemistry, Unit 2: Chemical Transformations, and Unit 3: Mathematics, Measurement and Data Skills.

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Praxis II: Citizenship & Social Science, Part 1

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Citizenship and Social Science, Part 1 course covers six units of content: Unit 1: World History I – The Growth of Early Civilizations, Unit 2: World History II – Medieval Times to the Mid-1800s, Unit 3: World History III – Mid-1800s to World War II, Unit 4: World History IV – Post-World War II to the Present, Unit 5: Civics and Government, and Unit 6: Scarcity and Economic Choice.

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Praxis II: Citizenship & Social Science, Part 2

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Citizenship and Social Science, Part 2 course covers five units of content: Unit 1: US History: Pre-Columbian Years to Reconstruction, Unit 2: US History: Post-Civil War America to World War II, Unit 3: US History: Post World War II to Present, Unit 4: People, Places and Geographic Regions, Part 1, and Unit 5: People, Places and Geographic Regions, Part 2.

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Praxis II: Elementary Education - Mathematics

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Elementary Education - Mathematics course covers six units of content: Unit 1: Whole Numbers, Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Unit 2: Multiplication and Division, Unit 3: Fractions, Decimals and Percents, Unit 4: Algebraic Concepts, Unit 5: Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 6: Data Organization and Interpretation.

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Praxis II: Elementary Education - Reading

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Elementary Education – Reading course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Foundations of Reading, Unit 2: Reading Reference Material, Unit 3: Components of Written Language, and Unit 4: Writing Strategies.

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Praxis II: Elementary Education - Science

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Elementary Education – Science course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Physical Science, Unit 2: Life Science, and Unit 3: Earth Science.

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Praxis II: Elementary Education - U.S. History

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Elementary Education – U.S. History course covers five units of content: Unit 1: Economics, Unit 2: Government and Civics, Unit 3: Pre-Columbian Years to Reconstruction, Unit 4: Post-Civil War America, and Unit 5: America Post World War II to Present.

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Praxis II: English Language Arts

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: English Language Arts course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Reading Literature, Unit 2: Literary Methods and Effects, and Unit 3: Reading and Communication Skills.

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Praxis II: English Language, Literature & Composition

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: English Language, Literature and Composition course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Literature and Understanding Text, Unit 2: Language and Linguistics, and Unit 3: Composition and Rhetoric.

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Praxis II: General Science, Part 1

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: General Science, Part 1 course covers five units of content: Unit 1: Basic Principles of Science, Unit 2: Measurement, Unit 3: Data Skills, Unit 4: Life Science, and Unit 5: Biology.

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Praxis II: General Science, Part 2

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: General Science, Part 2 course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Introductory Chemistry, Unit 2: Chemical Transformations, Unit 3: Physical Science, and Unit 4: Earth and Space Science.

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Praxis II: Mathematics

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Mathematics course covers four units of content: Unit 1: Number Sense and Basic Algebra, Unit 2: Basic Algebra, Unit 3: Geometry and Measurement, and Unit 4: Data Analysis, Statistics & Probability, and Problem Solving.

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Praxis II: Mathematics Content Knowledge

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Mathematics Content Knowledge course covers seven units of content: Unit 1: Arithmetic and Basic Algebra, Unit 2: Geometry, Unit 3: Trigonometry, Unit 4: Analytic Geometry, Unit 5: Functions and their Graphs, Unit 6: Discrete Mathematics and Linear Algebra, and Unit 7: Mathematical Reasoning and Modeling.

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Praxis II: Science, Part 1

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Science, Part 1 course covers three units of content: Unit 1: Life Science, Unit 2: Chemistry, and Unit 3: Biology.

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Praxis II: Science, Part 2

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Science, Part 2 course covers two units of content: Unit 1: Physical Science and Unit 2: Earth and Space Science.

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Praxis II: Social Studies Content Knowledge, Part 1

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Social Studies, Part 1 course covers three units of content: Unit 1 – American History: Period of Exploration to Reconstruction, Unit 2 – American History: Post-Civil War to the New Deal, and Unit 3 – American History: World War II to Present.

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Praxis II: Social Studies Content Knowledge, Part 2

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Social Studies, Part 2 course covers two units of content: Unit 1 – Government/Civics/Political Science and Unit 2 – Economics.

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Praxis II: Social Studies Content Knowledge, Part 3

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: Social Studies, Part 3 course covers five units of content: Unit 1 – World History: The Growth of Early Civilizations to the mid-1800s, Unit 2 – World History: Mid-1800s to the Present, Unit 3 – Geography, Part 1, Unit 4 – Geography, Part 2, and Unit 5 – Earth and Space Science.

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Praxis II: World & U.S. History

This course is aligned to the PRAXIS II exam objectives. The PRAXIS II: World and US History course covers four units of content: Unit 1 – World History – Early Civilizations to the mid-1800s, Unit 2 – World History – Mid 1800s to the Present, Unit 3 – US History – Exploration to the Civil War, and Unit 4 – US History – Post Civil War to the Present.

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