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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ESE7216

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-14
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1697 2007-02-07
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 0-1724-000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Jane Applegate 9740383

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ESE 7216 Curriculum Frameworks in Teacher Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Curr Frwks Tchr Edu
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Doctoral standing or permission of the instructor


    Course Description

    This course introduces and informs advanced graduate students about the conceptions of curriculum development related to teacher preparation, exploring topics related to the comprehensive process of certification, standards, goverance, and accrediation.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is designed for advanced graduate students who are interested in careers in teacher education or expect to influence the policies and practices of teacher education. Many of our doctoral students aspire to positions in colleges of education. T

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course will be the primary course in a new cognate in Teacher Education. Students who are in docotoral programs in Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education could include this course or the cognate in their programs.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    yes - 4 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The instructor should have a doctorate in teacher education.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The primary goal of the course is to provide background knowledge and experiences that will

    Enable them to:

    1. Gain understandings of topics in teacher education including general education,content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, field experience, teaching strategies,learned societies, performance assessment and professional development

    2. Develop in-depth knowledge of the literature in teacher education on specific selected topics

    3. Apply knowledge from the literature to construction of new, innovative approaches to the education classroom

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will have three writing tasks related to the purposes of the course:

    Teacher biography incorporating Lortie’s approach to investigating teacher development

    Review of literature on an aspect of the curriculum

    Comparative analysis of teacher preparation programs

    Students will also keep a reflective journal

    C. Major Topics

    • A brief history of the development of teacher education

    • Sociology of the teaching profession (Lortie)

    • Forces and factors that effect curriculum and instruction in teacher education

    • Conceptual Frameworks in teacher education

    • General Education and Liberal Studies in the teacher education curriculum

    • Content knowledge and “Learned Society Guidelines”

    • Pedagogical Knowledge

    • Field Experiences and Student Teaching

    • Continuing Professional Development for teachers

    • NCATE

    • Alternative routes to teaching

    • Performance Assessment

    • Comparing teacher education programs across contexts

    D. Textbooks

    Cochran-Smith,M. and K. Zeichner. (2005) Studying Teacher Education. Washington D.C.: American Educational Research Association.

    Lortie,D.C. (1975). Schoolteacher: A Sociological Study. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    Cruickshank,D.R. et al (1996) Preparing America’s Teachers. Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation

    Howey,K.R. and Zimpher,N.L. (1989) Profiles of Preservice Teacher Education. State University of New York Press.

    Tom,A.R. (1997) Redesigning Teacher Education. State University of New York Press.

    Goodlad,J.I (1990). Teachers for Our N

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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