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Elementary Student Teaching

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This course emphasizes the practical application of educational theories and methods.  The course will focus on the following topics: the student teaching experience, the school culture, the learning environment, instructional design, implementing assessments, instructional decision-making, analyzing learning results, reflection and self-evaluation, and planning, preparing, and implementing 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. The course also provides a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on student teaching classroom experiences.

This graduate-level course is 12 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 12

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    The School Culture

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

    Seeking a Teaching Position

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

    Managing the First Year of Teaching

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

    The Student Teaching Experience

    • Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching.
    • Examine the importance of appropriate attire for the professional educator.
    • Examine expectations of the formal student teaching observation process.
    • Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship.
    • Review the components, process, and timeline of the Teacher Work Sample.
    • Analyze stress management techniques and strategies.

    Legal and Ethical Issues

    • Examine state reporting requirements for school personnel.
    • Evaluate how the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act affects teachers’ roles in education and communication.
    • Examine copyright infringement as it applies to students and teachers.
    • Examine legal and ethical issues related to technology use.

    Program Reflection

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

    The Learning Environment

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

    Planning and Preparation

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

    Analysis of Learning Results

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

    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.

    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.

    Instructional Decision-Making

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

    Reflection and Self-Evaluation

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