TPP 301

Seminar on Student Learning and Methods for Teaching

Professor/Instructor

Todd Whitman Kent, Kathleen M. Nolan

A study of essential dimensions of learning and teaching, including learner characteristics and needs, organization and structure of educational institutions, development of curriculum and instructional goals, preparation of evaluation and assessment, and design of subject/level specific methodologies and classroom management techniques. Required course work includes 18 hours of site-based field experience and evening laboratory sessions.

TPP 401

Seminar on Education-Theory and Practice

Professor/Instructor

Anne N. Catena

The Seminar on Education-Theory and Practice is designed to intersect with and compliment Practice Teaching (TPP 402). Students will read and reflect on multiple sources of educational research and reflect on how to best integrate theory and practice in the reality of their school setting. Students investigate the processes of curriculum development and implementation, develop learning goals and lesson plans, and learn strategies for measuring student learning by applying both formative and summative assessments. Prerequisite: permission from the Director of Teacher Certification. Students enroll in the seminar concurrently with TPP 402.

TPP 402

Practice Teaching

Professor/Instructor

Anne N. Catena, Torey Wilson, Todd Whitman Kent

Supervised practice teaching (a minimum of 12 weeks) in a middle or secondary school. Teaching is done under the supervision of an accomplished teacher and a program staff member who regularly observes and discusses the student's practice teaching. Students gain firsthand experience in developing teaching strategies, planning and differentiating instruction, assessing student learning, and classroom management. Must be taken concurrently with 401.