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Exploratory Teaching (Secondary)

ED 200BW

Exploratory Teaching (Secondary)

ED 200BW

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENG 111 and ENG 112 with minimum of C+ (2.3); COM 112 or COM 114 (in accordance with transfer institution requirements) with a minimum of C+ (2.3); PSY 211; and a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA; minimum of 2 courses in planned secondary teaching major and/or minor with at least a C+ in each. Provides aspiring secondary teachers with experience, study and discussion to enable them to make informed career decisions. Requires at least 90 hours of field work in a secondary school, plus at least 15 hours of seminar. Credit may be earned in ED 200A or ED 200B but not in both. (15-90)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate both in the course and in fieldwork academic ability in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Objectives:

  • Reflect on field experience and readings through regular written and oral response.
  • Use appropriate written form, grammar, and style.
  • Use appropriate spoken language.
  • Listen and learn from others.
  • Address topics appropriate to a pre-service education course.
  • Compile a growing document of professional development.
  • Initiate the reading of selected education texts.
  • Seek, read, examine, understand, and apply texts appropriate to aspiring teachers.

Demonstrate professionalism in the field.

Objectives:

  • Punctually adhere to the fieldwork schedule.
  • Groom and dress appropriately for the field setting.
  • Complete at least 90 hours of successful fieldwork in an approved K-12 classroom.
  • Achieve at least a satisfactory evaluation by the mentor.
  • Communicate effectively with the mentor, school staff, parents, and community.
  • Develop a respectful working relationship with a mentor, other district professionals, and students.
  • Show courtesy, sensitivity, confidence, and enthusiasm to mentor, students, parents and faculty.
  • Support mentor and school staff as directed in curricular and behavior management matters.
  • Demonstrate interest in extra learning opportunities.
  • Prepare and complete tasks and projects assigned by the mentor and/or ED 200 instructor promptly and comprehensively.

Demonstrate professionalism in ED 200 seminars.

Objectives:

  • Observe consistent punctuality and adhere to the ED 200 seminar schedule.
  • Show leadership in seminar participation.
  • Respect student confidentiality in speech and writing.
  • Model intellectual honest and academic integrity.
  • Show courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to others.
  • Maintain effective communication with the ED 200 instructor at all times during the semester.

Demonstrate an awareness of and exposure to fundamentals of pedagogy.

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate beginning knowledge of elements of lesson construction.
  • Recognize that students differ in learning styles.
  • Initiate an awareness of special needs students.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of classroom management.
  • Focus on relevant contemporary educational issues in the community, state, and nation.
  • Model tolerance in the classroom and promote the importance and value of diversity in the classroom and the world.

Participate in "writing to learn" activities.

Objectives:

  • Perform writing tasks to promote learning.
  • Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.