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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDE6946
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-03-18
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2003-10-17
  2. Department: Childhood Education
  3. College: ED
  4. Budget Account Number: 1721-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Roger Brindley
  6. Phone: (813) 9747143
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EDE
  9. Number: 6946
  10. Full Title: Practicum in the Elementary School
  11. Credit Hours: 4
  12. Section Type: I - Internships (Including Practicum)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Practicum in Ele School
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: S - S/U Only
  22. Prerequisites: RED 6510, FLE 5315, and 9 additional credits in program courses
  23. Corequisites: CO: EDE 6410ĖI
  24. Course Description: This intensive practicum experience is designed to complement foundational MAT course work and is completed during the second block of the MAT program. This is an S/U course.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The preservice teacher needs an early field experience to scaffold their program work and to allow for a transition in theoretical knowledge to the applied context of the school. This is particularly critical for students coming into education from other
  26. 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 is part of the required sequence for the MAT degree in Elementary Education
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctoral Degree in early childhood,elementary or literacy education or related field


    18 hours of advanced graduate course work in early childhood,elementary or literacy education combined with substantial experience as an elementary school teacher or administrator

  29. Objectives: 1. Assist classroom teacher with all aspects of instruction including large and small group work, individual work, grading procedures, monitoring and managing student behavior, clerical and routine tasks.

    2. Research and develop a paper that states the studentís philosophy of teaching with references to support that philosophy.

    3. Develop lesson plans for all teaching assignments that include a variety of teaching strategies, instructional materials, and modifications for ESOL and special needs children.

    4. Refine the classroom management plan designed in EDE 4301 and implement that plan within the classroom setting.

    5. Differentiate between the studentís personal beliefs and the legal responsibilities of a teacher involving child abuse, school law and professional behavior.

    6. Demonstrate competence in all written and oral communication.

    7. Demonstrate knowledge and practical application of teaching Handwriting Skills to primary children

    8. Design and produce a Bulletin Board in the classroom (choice of Decorative, Student Work or Learning Center)

    9. Observe actual teacher/parent conference and write reflections/reactions to that conference in preparation for Task 11B in Internship.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Assist classroom teacher with all aspects of instruction including large and small group work, grading and managing student behavior

    Develop a coherent philosophy of teaching

    Develop lesson plans for all lessons taught

    Refine a classroom management plan

    Understand Legal responsibilities of a teacher

    Demonstrate competence in all written/oral communication.

    Demonstrate practical application of teaching Handwriting Skills to primary children

    Design and produce a Bulletin Board

    Observe and reflect on actual teacher/parent conference

  31. Major Topics: Lesson planning / Instructional Strategies

    Classroom Management

    12 Accomplished Practices

    Child Abuse / School Law / Ethics

    Working with Parents / Conferencing

    Teaching Handwriting to Children

    Designing Bulletin Boards

    Building a Resume

    Philosophy of Teaching

    Questioning Techniques

    Classroom Environment

  32. Textbooks: Sample Texts and Readings

    1. Borich,G.D. (2000) Effective Teaching Methods . Prentice ĖHall Publishers

    2. Charles,C.M. (1999) Building Classroom Discipline. Addison Wesley Longman Publishers

    3. Wong,H.K. & Wong, R.T. (1998) How to be an Effective Teacher: The First Days of School. Mountain View, CA: Wong Publications

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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