Mission and Learning Outcomes of the UVU Elementary Education Teacher Preparation
The mission of the UVU Teacher Preparation Program is to prepare competent, caring, and qualified individuals who are ready to assume the role of teacher in elementary schools. Students who complete our program meet the InTASC teaching standards.
Throughout the education program you will be required to create lesson plans. The School of Education uses a certain form for lesson plans created in your different classes. Click on the Lesson Plan Template to view the form. The lesson plan rubric will be used to score your lesson plans.
During your student teaching assignment you will complete a senior project. The purpose of this project is to help you continue to understand the teaching/learning process and to demonstrate your skills and abilities as a teacher. Your project will involve teaching a unit, which will include planning, teaching, assessing, evaluating learning and teaching, and reflecting on the teaching/learning process. Completion of the Senior Project is a requirement for graduation and licensure through the School of Education at Utah Valley University.
For directions and scoring guides click on the Senior Project.
The School of Education uses the Senior Portfolio to document our claim to the Utah State Office of Education and to TEAC accreditation board that we are preparing students to be successful beginning teachers. Throughout the program you will be required to complete key assignments. The key assignments make up the Senior Portfolio which is reviewed to ensure all students have been prepared in meeting the INTASC standards. To view the requirements and layout of the Senior Portfolio click on the Senior Portfolio.
Dispositions are important character qualities useful for success in the Elementary Education program and for future success as a professional educator. Once each semester program students will complete and submit an online disposition survey. This will be done during Classroom Management I-IV.
Useful resources for the Utah State Office of Education:
You will find various websites under Professional Organizations to use throughout the Education Program and your teaching career.
This workshop provides a simple but explicit process for phonics instruction to beginning readers, struggling readers, and English language learners.