School For Education Mission StatementThe School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.
School For Education Vision StatementThe School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.
Park University School for Education Conceptual Framework
EDC 410 Early Child Dir Tchng w/Seminar
FA 2009 HO
Wednesday, 9-10, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.. 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Aug. 17-Dec. 3, 2009
9A.M. – 12:00 during Aug. 17-21 in Meeting House; and 4:30 – 5:50 P.M. starting Sept. 3rd in Copley.----R--
4:30 - 5:50 PM
EDE 378, EDE 385, EDE 380, admission to School of Education, and cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Textbook: Suggested Reading
Jones & Jones, Comprehensive Classroom Management, Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
All Park University teacher candidates seeking certification and licensure must purchase Foliotek, the School for Education’s electronic portfolio system. As purchasing and accessing Foliotek is a multi-step process, please follow these instructions:
1. Decide the Contract Period and fee for which you will be paying. Minimally, you must purchase a contract which extends to the year you expect to graduate, however some students purchase a contract extending one year beyond graduation.
Per Student (Prepaid)
Per Student, Per Year
2. Send an email to Carol Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
1. Your Name
2. The Contract Period you wish to purchase
3. Your student identification number
3. Within a few days, you will receive from Foliotek an email with online purchasing information. Upon receipt of this email, purchase your Foliotek contract.
4. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive your login information. You must then send a final email to Carol Williams (email@example.com), requesting she provide your current education professors and a academic advisor (list them) access to view your portfolio. It is imperative you complete this final step!!
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
This course can not be repeated. The successful completion of the portfolio must be achieved before a grade is posted for the directed teaching experience.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor’s educational philosophy for this course is one of integration of education theory with the pre-service teacher’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.
The Seminar Format: The seminar is interactive and based utilizing instructor and expert guest lecturers, direct instruction, small group discussions, student-led presentations, and independent work. This format will facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, understandings, and implementation of seminar content.
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.
7. To access the Discussion Board for Student/Beginning Teachers follow these steps.
(There are two web access points: http://www.park.edu/ or PirateNet - https://piratenet.park.edu/ics/.
User name: Your Park ID number
Password: Your PirateNet (OPEN) password
Click on the Offices Tab.
Select the School for Education link on the right hand side of page.
If the School for Education is not available in your Pirate Net offices please contact email@example.com or call (816) 584-6335 so permission can be set up for you.
On the left side of the page is an option titled Message Board for Student/Beginning Teachers (select it and you are ready to begin the discussions).
Please know that after four consecutive unsuccessful login attempts your account gets locked. If your account does get locked, follow the below guidelines:
Please do not try to log into any of Park University's systems for the next 30 minutes so that your account gets unlocked automatically.
Contact the Help Desk: Phone: 1-800-927-3024 or (816) 584-6768 Email: HelpDesk@park.edu Fax: (816) 505-5439 Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 6:00pm CST Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm CST
8. Other requirements:
Directed Teaching Experience
Interim Evaluation by University Supervisor 5% 50 pts.
` Interim Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 2% 20 pts.
Final Evaluation by University Supervisor 20% 200 pts.
` Final Evaluation by Cooperating Teacher 10% 100 pts.
Composite Evaluation by
Director of Field Experiences (ten hours) 43% 430 pt.
Attendance 3% 30 pts.
5 Lesson Plans 2% 20 pts.
Reflections/Journal 5% 50 pts.
Teacher Work Sample & presentation 10% 100pts.
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 EDC 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 by 25% each week late. 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.
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
Assign: Employer Portfolio
Guest: Jody and Mark
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
The Job Market
Preparing for the interview
Guest Speaker on Interviewing
Guest: Eileen West, Registrar-graduation and certification paper work
Portfolio collected for final readings—Elementary, Secondary, Middle School
Teaching resources, ex. Missouri Department of Conservation
Portfolio collected for final readings—Early Childhood, Art, Spanish
Teacher Work Samples
Video Taping Reflection
Final Paper work signed
Teacher Work Sample Presentation
All work must turned in
Incompletes must be signed
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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
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 .
Last Updated:8/6/2009 2:03:24 PM