Course Descriptions

Teacher Education Field Based
(faculty, see Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture)
(TEFB)

For additional information regarding Teacher Education Field Based (TEFB) courses, contact the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture’s Office of Undergraduate Advising, 107 Harrington Tower. Admission to Teacher Education is required for enrollment in all TEFB courses, except for TEFB 201, 271 and 322.

201. Self-Directed Experiences with Adolescents. (1-3). Credit 1.

Study of adolescents in diverse school and community settings; issues in physical, mental, social and emotional development; issues relating to racism, sexism, and cultural diversity; development, presentation, and defense of portfolio required. Attendance at seminars required. Phase I of secondary program. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

271. Children, Schools and Society. (2-6). Credit 3.

Field-based course that introduces the culture of schooling and classrooms for analysis within the lens of language, gender, racial, socio-economic, ethnic and academic diversity; family as a partner in education and educational equity addressed.

273. Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools. (2-3). Credit 3.

Field-based course that introduces the culture of schooling and classrooms for analysis within the lens of language, gender, racial, socio-economic, ethnic and academic diversity; the family as a partner in education and educational equality discussed.

322. Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society. (2-3). Credit 3.

Development, structure, management and finance of secondary schools; historical, philosophical, ethical and moral dimensions of teaching; role of school in a democratic society; teaching as a profession. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

323. Teaching Skills I. (2-3). Credit 3.

Study and development of teaching skills necessary for reflective problem solving, managing classroom learning environments, motivating students to learn, and making ethical decisions; emphasis given to models and theories of human behavior, informal and formal data collection techniques, and diversity of learners. Phase III of the secondary program. Prerequisites: Successful completion of TEFB 201 and 322; admission to teacher education.

324. Teaching Skills II. (2-2). Credit 3.

Study and development of teaching skills necessary for applying instructional strategies; teaching general strategies, assessing student learning, and analyzing and synthesizing multiple source data; emphasis given to adolescent development and cultures and to teacher and child cultures. Prerequisites: Successful completion or concurrent enrollment in TEFB 322; junior or senior classification.

401. Language Arts in the Middle and Senior School. (2-6). Credit 3.

Methodology of teaching language arts-related content with specific reference to language, literature, journalism, drama and speech interactions among these areas; development of oral competence; coordination with other subjects. Phase IV, Practicum I. Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I, II and III of the secondary program; admission to teacher education; enrollment in language arts-related teaching field.

404. Social Studies in the Middle and Senior High School. (2-6). Credit 3.

Features of social studies instruction in grades 6-12; approaches, methods and instructional materials. Phase IV, Practicum I. Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I, II and III of the secondary program; admission to teacher education; enrollment in history and/or social science teaching field.

406. Science in the Middle and Secondary School. (2-6). Credit 3.

Methods course for the prospective secondary teacher in the physical and biological sciences; implementation of contemporary curricula. Phase IV, Practicum I. Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I, II and III of the secondary program; admission to teacher education; enrollment in science-related teaching field.

407. Mathematics in the Middle and Senior School. (2-6). Credit 3. I, II

Design and teach selected topics from middle and secondary school mathematics. Content, materials and methodology. Phase IV, Practicum I. Prerequisites: Completion of Phases I, II and III secondary program; admission to teacher education; enrollment in mathematics teaching field.

410. Social Studies and the Humanities in the Elementary School. (2-6). Credit 3. I, II

Recent trends, issues and procedures related to curriculum development and instruction in the social studies and humanities; integration of content, planning, design of appropriate teaching/learning experiences and evaluation; preparation of prototype materials. Prerequisites: TEFB 271; admission to teacher education; concurrent enrollment in RDNG 467, TEFB 412 and 413 required.

412. Mathematics in the Elementary School. (2-6). Credit 3. I, II

Introduction to understanding of modern mathematics; integration of content, history and application of discovering techniques using problem solving approach; developing an understanding of four fundamental procedures—structure, measurement, sets, fractions—and communication of important mathematical concepts to elementary children. Prerequisites: TEFB 271; MATH 365 and 366; admission to teacher education; concurrent enrollment in RDNG 467, TEFB 410 and 413 required.

413. Science in the Elementary School. (2-6). Credit 3. I, II

Designed to help elementary teachers understand basic concepts of science and scientific methods; content relates to natural phenomena involving physical, chemical and biological processes; elementary students appreciation and interest in science. Prerequisites: TEFB 271; admission to teacher education; concurrent enrollment in RDNG 467, TEFB 410 and 412 required.

423. Supervised Student Teaching. (0-12). Credit 3. I, II

Observation and participation in an accredited public school classroom; techniques of teaching student’s teaching fields, and appropriate instructional strategies for assigned student population in fulfillment of endorsement requirements. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and to student teaching.

426. Supervised Student Teaching. (0-24). Credit 6. I, II

Observation and participation in an accredited public school classroom; techniques of teaching student’s teaching fields and appropriate instructional strategies for assigned student population. For students pursuing the baccalaureate option of the interdisciplinary studies program. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program and to student teaching.

471. Dynamics and Management in Multicultural/Inclusionary Learning Environments. (2-4). Credit 3.

Field-based course focusing on communication, methodology and management perspectives that lead to democratic classrooms; organizational structures that focus on transformative, inclusionary learning; interventions for students with disabilities; analysis of systemic conditions placing children from diverse backgrounds and representing diverse abilities in positions of “risk” for incomplete success in school. Prerequisites: Senior classification; admission to teacher education; concurrent enrollment in TEFB 410, 412, 413 and RDNG 467.

483. Internship. (0-40). Credit 4.

Directed internship in a public school classroom. Offered for the fall semester only. Prerequisites: TEFB 471; senior classification.

484. Internship. (0-40). Credit 5.

Directed internship in a public school classroom. Prerequisites: Senior classification; TEFB 483.