Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Secondary Education (6–12) Licensure

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Degree Type Offered: Teacher Licensure

Professional Education Course Requirements for Teacher Candidates

EDUC-140 Introduction to Teaching

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps candidates explore the career of teaching. Emphasis on the historical, sociological and pedagogical foundations of American public education, as well as culturally responsive pedagogy with academically, culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Introduces InTASC standards and provides information about local, state and national requirements of the teaching profession.

EDUC-200 Educational Psychology

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Surveys principles of development, learning and evaluation as they relate to learners' educational growth. The study of the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the learner focuses on how this development relates to pedagogy, motivation, classroom management, and assessment.

EDUC-215 Diversity in the Classroom

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Explores cultural, linguistic and academic diversity, with an introduction to multicultural education. Introduction to appropriate and effective strategies for instructing these diverse learners in inclusive classroom settings. Includes a minimum 10 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 GPA, application to the TEP, have taken Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests: Mathematics, have taken or registered for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA); Sophomore standing.

EDUC-334 Literacy in the Context Area

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Helps secondary education candidates describe and develop effective content literacy strategies for academically, culturally and linguistically diverse 6-12 students. Candidates use their content area curriculum to enhance literacy development including: vocabulary development; literal, interpretive, critical and evaluative comprehension; critical thinking; writing strategies; and listening and speaking skills. Includes minimum 20 hours of field experience. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP and junior standing

EDUC-372 Classroom Management, Secondary

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Effective and efficient management of time, space and resources, including lessons and classroom behaviors, are examined as a means of promoting learning. Candidates develop a management plan that is inclusive, respectful and based upon current theory and practice. Effective organization and communication techniques are stressed. Includes a minimum of 20 hours field experience in 6-12 classroom (or in a classroom of the licensure.) Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisite: admission to the TEP

EDUC-380X Practicum in Current Teaching Techniques

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term & Summe

Three-week, full-day, field practicum taken immediately before student teaching. Candidates teach in a grade-level range different from their student teaching placement, but within their range of licensure and certification. Candidates teach a minimum of two times, participates in all professional activities of their classroom cooperating teacher, and engage in reflective seminars back on campus, or through online delivery. Prerequisites: FILA-150 or FILA-350, admission to the TEP, successful completion of EDUC-371 or EDUC-372 and taken in May Term or summer before student teaching FILA general education: experiential learning Note: Those seeking ESL certification take this course the junior year but after having taken EDUC-371 or EDUC-372.

EDUC-412 Curriculum and Instruction Second Class Secondary Classroom

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Instructional practice in the secondary classroom. Strategies for effective teaching of content based on Virginia Standards of Learning or National Standards in specified content area (PK-12 or 6-12). Significant emphasis will be placed on curriculum content, lesson planning, research-based instructional strategies, and assessment. Taken the semester immediately prior to student teaching. Includes minimum of 20 hours of field experience in an elementary (PK-12 or 6-12) classroom. Successful field experience is necessary for a passing grade in the class. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP, taken the semester before student teaching

EDUC-452 Seminar in Educational Practices, Secondary

Credits: 1 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Taken during the student teaching experience, this course emphasizes professional licensure requirements and teacher performance standards, measuring student academic progress and collaboration models of teaching. Candidates develop various personal skills and resources, including the development of an online educational portfolio, consistent with InTASC standards for obtaining employment in the education field. Prerequisites: admission to the TEP Corequisites: EDUC-465 or EDUC-470

EDUC-470 Professional Student Teaching

Credits: 13 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Fifteen-week final field experience involving instructional planning, observation and teaching. Supervised by the classroom cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Students are expected to assume complete responsibility for the classroom during the student teaching experience and engage in all activities related to teaching in the school community. Prerequisites: admission to the Teacher Education Program and completion of all coursework in the Teacher Education Program Corequisite: EDUC-450