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Orientation To Teacher Education

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This course is designed to provide an orientation to the primary components of the Teacher Education Program. Students will be introduced to the program's progression and degree completion requirements. Field Experience, E-Portfolio, Student Teaching, Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA), and technology resources will be discussed.

This undergraduate-level course is 1 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 0
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 1

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    • Describe the Personal Presentation and Resource Portfolios
    • Describe the California Teaching Performance Assessment DRF
    • Identify the purpose and use of the e-portfolio in the BSLS program 
    • Define the Direct Response Folio (DRF)
    • Describe the Assignments DRF
    • Describe the Student Teaching Evaluations DRF
    • Analyze the difference between the AssignmentsDRF, the Student Teaching Evaluations DRF and the California Teaching Performance Assessment DRF

    Student Teaching

    • Identify student teaching requirements
    • Identify student teaching materials
    • Define the roles and the responsibilities of the student teacher, the faculty supervisor, and the cooperating (master) teacher
    • Examine the relationship between the Student Teaching Seminar courses and the student teaching experience

    Teaching Performance Assessments

    • Define the Teaching Performance Assessments
    • Explain the relationship between the Teaching Performance Assessments, TPA courses, student teaching courses, and the student teaching practicum experience

    Introduction to the Teacher Education Program

    • Define the mission and purpose of the College of Education
    • Identify the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies (BSLS) program description
    • Identify program admission and progression requirements
    • Identify degree completion requirements

    Electronic Resources

    • Identify the features of the College of Education Resources.

    Field Experience

    • Identify field experience requirements
    • Identify opportunities for field experience
    • Examine the Field Experience Record
    • Review the requirements for Field Experience Evaluations
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