This course will introduce students to the Professional Standards for Teaching (PST) and Licensure Preparation. Students will complete a pre-practicum experience (15 hours) in which they will observe a veteran teacher demonstrating the elements of the PST’s as well as the basic theories of child development and how students learn. The course will present the basic components of unit and lesson planning using Understanding by Design (UbD). Students will learn techniques around differentiating instruction, including tiered instruction, scaffolds to accommodate differences in learning styles, needs, interests, and levels of readiness of students. Students will examine specific systematic behaviors teachers use to create orderly, cooperative, and motivating learning environments that promote student achievement. The course will familiarize students with state and federal regulations regarding students with disabilities. Students will examine their own cultural competence and develop strategies that promote culturally responsive, inclusive classrooms.
Co-requisite (0 credits):
- ED 6500G – Pre-Practicum Field-Based Experience I