Facilitates matriculation into professional education programs. Examines the relationships of teaching, learning, motivating, and instructing in classroom settings. Includes observation in public schools to help students understand these relationships and appreciate the role of professional educators in today's society. Requires substantial commitment of time to off-campus field experiences.
Introduces LET students to the teacher education system. Explores what it means to be a teacher in the Latino culture with emphasis on being a teacher in Utah. Examines general education classes along with teacher education classes in order to help students understand their importance in the education system. Demonstrates the importance of culture and ancestry in teacher education.
For those interested in working for tutorial programs on campus. Includes methodology, theory and practice of tutoring and completers will have met the requirements for CRLA tutor certification. Features experience tutoring students who have a variety of learning styles. Prepares teachers to appropriately train and use tutors for all students under their direction.
Stresses research-based teaching and learning principles used in secondary classroom settings to enhance student learning and motivation. Emphasizes the application of theory to practice. Designed to help students in the professional secondary teacher preparation program prepare for state teacher licensing requirements. Requires service-learning.
Provides a broad and comprehensive overview of American education. Facilitates the understanding of current educational practices in America as a result of the social, historical, economic, and political forces that have had influence on the education system. Provides opportunities for students to evaluate their own belief system concerning education.
Focuses on using technology in 7-12th grade and addresses the integration of technology in all curricular areas for all students. Investigates theoretical and practical issues surrounding the use of multimedia, Internet resources, Web 2.0 functionality, educational software, and social networking within the curriculum. Examines applications and processes of Educational Technology, 21st Century learning skills, and the impact of national educational technology standards for content areas to teacher pedagogy and development in the classroom.
Provides effective classroom management procedures (including classroom setup). Develops strategies to build strong student-teacher relationships and classroom management philosophy, rules, and consequences. Identifies strategies for 1st day success and strategies to handle behavior problems encountered in the classroom.
Develops strategies for planning and conducting instruction. Establishes appropriate strategies for handling chronic misbehavior and students with behavioral or emotional disorders. Explores practical and appropriate responses, including internal control and behavior modification strategies with an emphasis on self-monitoring. Prepares preservice secondary teachers to interact well with parents.
Prepares preservice secondary teachers to facilitate reading, writing and study skills achievement in the content areas at the secondary school level. Includes field experience in public schools.
Prepares pre-service secondary teachers to understand and facilitate achievement in the content areas for ethnically and linguistically diverse students at the middle school and high school level. Covers foundations of multicultural education and instructional methodology for adaptations for ethnically and linguistically diverse students. Emphasizes inclusive, anti-bias classroom strategies for supporting learning and development of diverse students. Encourages examination of personal beliefs and attitudes about diversity. Introduces teachers to the teaching of English as a second language not only for linguistic development, but for cognitive, academic and social development. Covers both theoretical and applied aspects of second language learning and teaching and provides techniques, activities, strategies and resources to plan instruction for English language learners (ELLs).
Examines state standards to prepare preservice secondary teachers to write objectives, lesson plans, and units using appropriate models of instruction and assessment. Includes a field experience component.
Provides a thirteen-week teaching experience in a secondary classroom, grades 7-12. Includes application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes derived in previous course work and program experience. Requires students to be recommended for a secondary education license from the Utah State Board of Education. Course Lab fee of $200 for practical experience applies.
For Bachelor Degree seeking students and other interested persons. Offers independent study as directed at the discretion and approval of the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.
Introduces the teaching and learning cycle: planning, instruction, and assessment. Assists students in completing an authentic assessment tool that shows how they develop and evaluate student learning. Documents authentic practices from the student's teaching experience that address planning, instruction, assessment, analyzing teaching, and academic language to reveal the impact of a candidate's teaching performance on student learning. May be Graded Credit/No Credit. Course lab fee of $300 for edTPA Performance Assessment applies.