ech599 | Graduate

Early Childhood Student Teaching, Part B

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This course will focus on the design and implementation of the Teacher Work Sample. It also provides students practical guidance in securing a teaching position. Students will examine resumes and cover letters, teaching applications, and interview strategies. Assistance in preparing an employment portfolio will be provided. This seminar also provides a forum for open discussion and problem-solving based on early childhood student teaching classroom experiences.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    The Learning Environment

    • Analyze strategies for remediation of disruptive and nondisruptive student behaviors.
    • Compare and contrast various classroom and school procedures.
    • Compare and contrast various methods of classroom management.  
    • Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
    • Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
    • Explore how brain-based research can contribute to building a positive learning climate.

    Managing the First Year of Teaching

    • Identify best practice strategies.
    • Describe effective personal and professional time management strategies.

    Instructional Decision-Making

    • Apply formative assessment information to make instructional planning decisions.  
    • Analyze examples of instructional decision-making based on students’ learning or responses.

    Analysis of Learning Results

    • Evaluate assessment data to diagnose student learning.
    • Create visual representations to profile student performance.
    • Analyze data to report performance of the following groups: whole class, subgroups, and individual students.

    Program Reflection

    • Analyze aspects of the University of Phoenix Early Childhood Education Program that have best prepared you for the teaching profession.
    • Evaluate personal and professional growth throughout the University of Phoenix Early Childhood Education Program.

    Reflection and Self-Evaluation

    • Evaluate your teaching performance relative to the instructional unit implemented for the Teacher Work Sample.
    • Identify areas for improving instructional skills and classroom management skills.

    The School Culture

    • Compare and contrast the cultures of various districts, schools, and classrooms.
    • Analyze the different demographics of schools and school districts.
    • Examine relationships within the school among teachers, colleagues, administrators, support staff, and students.
    • Develop techniques for collaborating with grade-level or subject-level teachers.
    • Describe various ways to create a team atmosphere within the school setting.

    Planning and Preparation

    • Develop goals and objectives for the Teacher Work Sample instructional unit based on the teaching and learning context.
    • Justify selected learning goals and objectives based on teaching and learning contexts.
    • Examine various classroom arrangements and available resources.

    Preparing and Implementing Assessments

    • Compare and contrast formative and summative assessments.  
    • Evaluate the usability and applicability of a variety of assessment methods.
    • Design an assessment plan to monitor students’ progress.

    Seeking a Teaching Position

    • Evaluate the components of a teaching employment portfolio.
    • Compare and contrast various teaching application formats.
    • Evaluate personal and professional considerations when applying for a teaching position.

    Instructional Design

    • Compare and contrast different lesson plan formats.  
    • Design standards-based lesson plans.
    • Demonstrate the use of differentiated instructional strategies.
    • Apply technology to the creation of instruction and instructional activities.
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