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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 California Teacher Education Program. Students will be introduced to the program's progression and degree completion requirements. Field Experience, Electronic Resources, E-Portfolio, Student Teaching, and Teaching Performance Assessments will be discussed.

This graduate-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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    • Identify the purpose and use of the e-portfolio in the Teacher Education Program
    • Establish a TaskStream account
    • Define the Direct Response Folio (DRF)
    • Describe the Assignments DRF
    • Describe the Student Teaching Evaluations DRF
    • Analyze the differences between the Assignments DRF and the Student Teaching Evaluations DRF
    • Describe the Personal Presentation and Resource Portfolios

    Student Teaching

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

    Electronic Resources

    • College of Education Resources video
    • Identify the features of the course materials page
    • Identify the resources available in the Virtual School
    • Identify the resources available in the Web Links Library

    Field Experience

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

    Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA)

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

    Introduction to the Teacher Education Program

    • Identify the resources available in the program handbook
    • Identify admission and progression requirements
    • Identify degree completion requirements
    • Identify the program description
    • Define the mission and purpose of the College of Education
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