Allen D. Glenn
Explores the organizational, personal, and interpersonal aspects of working as a teacher in schools. Preparation for membership and leadership in a professional learning community and for continuing professional growth. Credit/no-credit only. Prerequisite: TEP student
This course is designed to assist you in completing the certification process and to help you prepare for your first year in the classroom. The course has two major themes. The first focuses on aspects of completing your initial certification process and preparing you for your Initial Certificate, clarifying what must be done to obtain a teaching position, and introducing you to the Professional Development Plan that is needed to help you receive the Professional Certificate. The second major theme focuses on aspects of the first year as a professional in the classroom.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A variety of instructional methods will be used. Practioners from districts and schools will provide practical information as well as engage students in various instructional activities.
Class assignments and grading
Students will be required to develop a Professional Development Plan, a cover letter seeking a teaching position, and a personal resume.
Attendance, participation in class activities, and the completion of the assigned projects at minimum standard are required for students to receive credit for the course.