EDC 410 Early Childhood Directed Teaching with Seminar
SP 2007 HO
Associate Professor/Director of Field Experiences
B.S. in Elementary EducationM.A. in ReadingEd. Sp. in Reading
Copley Room 316
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00-11:00 A.M., 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Jan. 16- May 3
4:30 - 5:50 PM
EDC 359 (with at least a grade of "B", admission to School of Education and overall cumulative GPA of 2.75 and 2.5 in core area.
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The instructor’s educational philosophy for this course is one of integration of education theory with the teacher candidate’s experience in the actual classroom. The design is detailed in the Teacher Candidate’s Handbook and in the Cooperating Teacher’s Handbook. The teacher candidate will begin with observations and concludes with teaching the entire curriculum for an assigned period. Included in this experience are scheduled observations by an assigned University Supervisor. The purpose for this experience is to provide the teacher candidate with an experienced teacher who is currently in the classroom and an environment to practice the teaching strategies and classroom management skills that they have developed.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Format: The class will meet daily for three hours during the first week of the semester. During the remainder of the semester, the class will meet for 1 hour and 20 minutes on alternating Thursdays (see Tentative Schedule). A variety of teaching strategies will be employed, including lectures, discussion groups, guest speakers, student presentations, classroom observations, and reflective writing. The student teacher will be required to observe, participate, and teach for 50 days in an assigned classroom.
Therefore you should dress accordingly. If you have a question about the appropriateness of the
attire, it probably isn’t appropriate. For example, there should never be any bare midriffs, or space
between your top and your slacks/skirt, no see-through tops or bottoms, no inappropriately clinging
or form-fitting outfits, etc. While this does not require expensive clothes, it does require clothes
in good taste.
You are placed in the classroom of a school site. You are required to follow and adhere to
the policies and relations of that site. They have the authority to remove you from their
premise if they feel you are disruptive to the learning environment. Disruption to the learning
environment can include, but no limited to, improper dress, disrespect to school employees or
students, infractions of or failure to follow school rules, and/or insubordination.
Directed Teaching Experience
Interim Evaluation by University Supervisor 10% 100 pts.
` Interim Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 5% 50 pts.
Final Evaluation by University Supervisor 25% 250 pts.
` Final Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 10% 100 pts.
Composite Evaluation by Director of Field Experiences (ten hours)
Attendance 5% 50 pts.
5 Lesson Plans 15% 150 pts.
Reflections/Journal 15% 150 pts.
Teacher Work Sample 15% 150pts.
In addition, any teacher candidate who misses three classes, regardless of whether or not the absence is excused, will be administratively withdrawn.
Each teacher candidate is expected to successfully complete a portfolio that meets the standards of the Portfolio Rubric designed by the Park University School of Education. This portfolio complies with the requirements established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The guidelines and artifact sources will be presented and discussed in the seminar setting. Each portfolio will be scored and approved by two education faculty members. No student will receive a passing grade in EDE 410 until the Portfolio is successfully completed.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Timely completion of assignments is required. Late work will be accepted, but the grade will be reduced. After one week, the instructor has the right to refuse to accept the late work at her discretion. Absolutely no work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final. Any missing work/assignments will be recorded as a “zero”. Incompletes will be given in only extreme circumstances. This course can not be repeated for any reason. See Policy on Withdrawing from Directed Teaching in the Education Handbook.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The policy on appropriate conduct as defined in the student handbook will be enforced. Conflicts will be administered as the procedures outlined in the handbook.
As computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive, students must also recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.)
Directed Teaching Handbook- You need to down load this from the Park.edu/education website.
Portfolio Review: Philosophy & Autobiography (bring your portfolio to class each day)
Assignment: Letter of
The Role of the Student Teacher (Handbook)
Reflective Writing Review
Portfolio 1.1, 1.2.1
Teacher Work Sample
The Art & Science of Teaching
Lesson Design/Learning Experiences
Guest: Jody and Mark
Guest: Sherry Kisker
Portfolio 1.2.6,1.2.7,1.2.8,1.2.9, 1.2.10, 1.2.11
Assignment: Collect Portfolio, for First reading
Lesson Plan/Learning Experience Plan
Teaching to Diversity
Assignment: Journal/Reflective Writing
Guest: Eileen West, Registrar-graduation and certification paper work
The Job Market
Preparing for the interview
Guest Speaker on Interviewing
Portfolio collected for final readings—Elementary, Secondary, Middle School
Portfolio collected for final readings—Early Childhood, Art, Spanish
Teacher Work Samples
Video Taping Reflection
Final Paper work signed
All work must turned in
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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