Introduction to the Teaching Profession
Course Description:This is a survey course including historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations of education, governance and finance of education, educational policies, legal, moral and ethical issues and the profession of teaching. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, state-adopted standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. The students will complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with students in schools.
Required textbooks/ course materials:
Sadker, D.M., and Zittleman, K.R. Teachers, Schools, and Society (Florida Edition), 10th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 9780077411152
See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.
Discipline-level learning outcomes:
E – 1 Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.
E – 2 Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.
E – 3 Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.
E – 4 Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.
E – 5 Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.
E – 6 Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.
Course-level learning outcomes:
|Course-level student learning outcomes||Discipline-level learning outcomes||Assessment methods|
E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6
|Pre- and Post-Tests, Case Study, Discussion Board, Practicum, Project, Report/Presentation, Skills Demonstration, Writing Assignments, Objective Tests, Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam|
Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:
The primary methods of instruction include class discussions, experiential learning opportunities, interactive lecture, and assigned readings. Learning strategies may include case studies, questioning, practicums, small group discussions, demonstrations, and presentations. Active student participation is expected. Additionally, students are expected to complete assigned projects by the assigned due dates.
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