Secondary Education

Student Teaching Seminar

The Senior Project

The School of Education is requiring all student teachers and intern teachers to complete a Senior Project as part of their final portfolio. All the information you will need to complete the Senior Project can be found on Canvas for your section of EDSC 4850. In addition to the online modules, you will be required to attend 4 seminar sessions. During this seminar you will learn about the senior project, ask questions, gain feedback, receive guidance on creating, completing and editing your senior project . The seminars will be scheduled in the afternoons throughout the semester. View the calendar below for seminar dates and times. Attendance is not an option it is required. We will meet in the computer lab in the education building.

The purpose of the Senior Project is to help you continue to understand the teaching and learning process as well as demonstrating 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 and learning process.  Completion of the Senior Project is a requirement for graduation and licensure through the school of education at Utah Valley University.

Senior Meeting Schedule and Due Dates

Dates Event Location and Time

Wednesday

9-3-14

OR

Thursday,

9-4-14

Senior Meeting Session 1:

Introduction

Contextual Factors

You may attend either day but you must attend one of the days.

Contextual Factors Due by 9-30-14, upload to Canvas

ME Lab 101 D Time: 4:00 pm

Monday
9-29-14

Wednesday
10-1-14

OR

Thursday
10-2-2014

Senior Meeting Session 2:

Instructional Planning: Goals, Objectives, Instruction, & Assessment.

Attend the same day you would attend your classroom management 2 class.

If you are unable to attend your normal night select another night to attend. 

Instructional Planning Due by 10-30-14, upload to Canvas

ME Lab 1010 D  Time:   4:00 pm

Monday
11-10-14

Tuesday
11-11-14

Wednesday
11-12-14

OR

Thursday,
11-13-14

Senior Meeting Session 3:

Instructional Decision Making & Analysis of Student Learning,
Reflection and Evaluation

Attend the same day you would attend your classroom management 2 class. 

If you are unable to attend your normal night select another night to attend. 

Decision Making & Analysis of Student Learning & Reflection Due by 11-28-14, upload to Canvas

ME Lab 1010 D  Time:   4:00 pm

Monday
12-8-14
Tuesday
12-9-14
Wednesday
12-10-14
Thursday
12-12-14
Senior Meeting Session 4:

Final draft of Senior Project, Wrap Up


After all four sections of the senior project are completed and passed off you will submit the 
Portfolio CD along with the Senior Project final draft to the Secondary Education Department.

Upload fianl draft of Senior Project to your Portfolio

Websites

Organizing the Senior Portfolio
Utah State Office of Education Common Core
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Utah Education Network Common Core

Contact Information: Dr. Talitha Hudgins: thudgins@uvu.edu

Due Dates for each section of the Senior Project may be found on Canvas