Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDE6946
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2028 2003-10-17 Department College Budget Account Number Childhood Education ED 1721-000-00 Contact Person Phone Roger Brindley (813) 9747143 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title EDE 6946 Practicum in the Elementary School 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 4 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Practicum in Ele School Course Online? Percentage Online -
RED 6510, FLE 5315, and 9 additional credits in program courses
CO: EDE 6410–I
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.
A. 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
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 is part of the required sequence for the MAT degree in Elementary Education
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. 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
- Other Course Information
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 student’s 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 student’s 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.
B. 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
C. Major Topics
Lesson planning / Instructional Strategies
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
Sample Texts and Readings
1. Borich,G.D. (2000) Effective Teaching Methods . Prentice –Hall 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
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
- Course Concurrence Information