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PROGRAM OF STUDY
To complete the Transition to Teaching program, all elementary and secondary candidates must:
Successfully pass the admission, mid-program review, and program completion gateways.
Successfully complete each course with at least a "B-" grade and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Successfully pass all Key Assessments with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
Successfully pass all Professional Dispositions with a score of a "3" or "4" for all rubric criteria.
Successfully pass all Clinical Experience requirements associated with their program with a score of a “3” or “4” for all rubric criteria.
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EDUT-ORE Orientation to Transition to Teaching
This two-week orientation provides candidates with an understanding of university structures and academic policies, an overview of the online learning environment via Blackboard, and establishes expectations for required clinical experiences. This course is worth 0 credit hours; however, it is a program requirement and is considered a prerequisite to EDUT 540 and EDUT 570.
EDUT-570 Introduction to 21st Century Education For Secondary Teachers
This introductory course examines the history of secondary education in American Schools and provides a comprehensive study of 21st century education and the need for classroom teachers to provide P-12 learning experiences that emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration. The course further emphasizes the needs to use technology as an effective teaching and learning tool and emphasis is given to serving diverse P-12 student populations.
EDUT-571 Innovative Teaching for the 21st Century For Secondary Classrooms
The course introduces the secondary teaching candidate to innovative teaching by integrating 21st Century skills in with the national, state, professional, and technology teaching standards. P-12 learning theories are integrated in this course with an emphasis on using best practices to improve secondary classroom teaching and learning.
EDUT-575 Assessment and Learning in the Secondary Classroom
Secondary candidates will study the need to use assessment experiences for learning. The course emphasizes the diagnostic nature of formative assessment and the appropriate use of summative assessment to improve teaching and learning. Candidates will complete classroom-based learning activities in order to understand how to best implement assessments fairly, appropriately, and effectively for data collection, analysis, and data-driven decision making. This will include ready produced and teacher created assessments and item analysis. A ten-hour embedded field experience is a requirement of this course.
EDUT-560 Content Reading and Literacy for Adolescents
This course examines strategic reading for adolescents in the content areas. The following reading techniques are emphasized: questioning, reading expository text, analyzing textbook material, and interpreting diverse materials. The course prepares teachers to develop metacognitive readers in their classrooms. Included in the course is an investigation of the process of Response to Intervention as it influences reading and content area instruction. A ten-hour embedded field experience is a requirement of this course.
EDUT-578 Secondary Teaching Methods and Resources
This course examines constructivist approaches to teaching and learning in secondary education. Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to align secondary instruction to state academic standards and national Common Core Standards as demonstrated through the development of a content area unit of instruction. This course emphasizes the role of the secondary educator as a reflective practitioner who is capable of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners through an emphasis on higher-order thinking, technology, and the application of content-area best practices. A ten-hour embedded field experience is a requirement of this course.
EDUT-580 Researched-Based Behavior Interventions And Classroom Management for Adolescents
This course emphasizes theories of learning and instruction, and involves research-based methods for managing a secondary classroom. An examination of human, social, and intellectual development for diverse populations of students is integrated with concepts of classroom management and behavior intervention. Emphasis is given to legal mandates associated with classroom management that impact student learning and the learning environment. A ten-hour embedded field experience is a requirement of this course.
EDUT-595 Student Teaching: Secondary Education
Student teaching is a demonstration of practical and content applications of program knowledge, skills, and dispositions in facilitating improvement in secondary students' learning. Authentic assessments documenting candidates' professional growth are exhibited and measured.
18 credit hours
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