Teacher Education (TCED)

NOTE: For student teaching courses (402-412), students should check their program of study sheet and student teaching application for other student teaching prerequisites specific to their major.

211 Introduction to Teaching (1 - As Needed) A course designed to provide prospective teacher education majors with a comprehensive view of teaching as a profession including an understanding of the historical development, professional requirements, and opportunities in the teaching profession. Includes 10 clock hours of clinical laboratory experiences, directed observations, and limited participation in classroom settings. Coreq: PPST. Prereq: 2.50 GPA in English, communications and mathematics general education requirements.

301 Foundations of Education (2 - Fall & Spring) An introductory course designed to provide prospective teacher education majors with an overview of the history and philosophy of education. This course addresses professionalism, history, philosophy and sociology of education; global understanding; diversity and governance in education. The course includes the initial development of a professional portfolio for each student as part of the requirements for completion of a degree within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

302 Integrated Teaching Strategies (3 - Fall & Spring) Addresses attitudes, knowledge and skills as defined in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Conceptual Framework: teaching and learning styles; strategies for teaching; planning for teaching; models of instruction; classroom management of instruction; and computer literacy. This course will also emphasize oral expression and written communication. Includes 30 clock hours of field experiences, directed observations, and participation in a public school classroom setting. This course serves as a checkpoint for the teacher education portfolio. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education.

303 Diagnosis and Evaluation (3 - Fall & Spring) Designed to develop skills in selecting, constructing, administering, and interpreting instruments appropriate for assessing differing needs and achievement of children and youth. Activities involve classroom testing and development. Includes 30 clock hours of field experiences, directed observations and participation in a public school classroom setting. This course serves as a checkpoint for the teacher education portfolio. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education and TCED 302.

305 Classroom Management (2 - Fall & Spring) A study of skills and techniques facilitative to an effective classroom environment. Emphasis on behavioral management principles, classroom climate analysis, and teacher/pupil rapport building. Includes 20 hours of field experiences, directed observations, and participation in a public school classroom setting. This course serves as a checkpoint for the teacher education portfolio. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education.

340 Applied Mathematics and Science (4 - Fall & Spring) Strategies and materials for teaching mathematics and science in the elementary school. Lesson and unit plans, the Tennessee Instructional Model (TIM), Career Ladder Modules, simulated and direct-teaching experiences. Includes 7 clock hours of clinical laboratory experiences, directed observations and limited participation in classroom settings. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education and TCED 302. Coreq: MATH 192 or instructor’s approval.

350 Applied Social Studies and Language Arts (4 - Fall & Spring) Strategies and materials for teaching social studies and languages arts in the elementary school. Lesson and unit plans, the Tennessee Instructional Model (TIM), Career Ladder Modules, simulated and direct-teaching experiences. Includes 8 clock hours of clinical laboratory experiences, directed observations and limited participation in classroom settings. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education and TCED 302.

401 Seminar in Teaching (1 - Fall & Spring) Structured seminar for advanced discussion of instructional and classroom management, variety in methodology, discipline, school law, professionalism, and related topics. Emphasis will also be placed on oral expression and written communication. Coreq: TCED 402-403 or TCED 404-405 or TCED 404-406 (student teaching courses).

402 Student Teaching Grades 1-4 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades 1-4 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 403. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

403 Student Teaching Grades 5-8 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades 5-8 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 402. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

404 Student Teaching Grades 7-8 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades 7-8 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 405. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

405 Student Teaching Grades 9-12 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades 9-12 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 404 or 406. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

406 Student Teaching Grades K-8 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades K-8 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 405 or 407. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, SPED 300, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

407 Student Teaching in Special Education (K-12) (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in special education K-12 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 406. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED301-302-303, SPED 300, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

408 Student Teaching in Special Education: Non-School Setting (PreK-1) (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in special education non-school setting PreK-1 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 407. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, SPED 300, all specialized teaching strategies courses and Reading requirements. See note above.

409 Student Teaching in Kindergarten (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in kindergarten for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 403 or TCED 412. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 301-302-303, specialized teaching strategies courses, TCED 475, 480, 485 and Reading requirements. See note above.

411 Student Teaching in Pre-K (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in Pre-K for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 412. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 475, 480, 485, and Reading requirements. See note above.

412 Student Teaching Grades 1-3 (6 - Fall & Spring) Supervised student teaching in grades 1-3 for a minimum of 7.5 weeks. Must be taken with TCED 401 and TCED 409 or 411. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education, TCED 475, 480, 485, and Reading requirements. See note above.

450 (650) Designing Curriculum for the Early Adolescent (3 - Fall) Review of the specific characteristics and educational needs of early adolescents (grades 6-9). Describes the current middle school movement, its historical antecedents, and the development of curriculum appropriate for early adolescents, emphasizing curriculum integration, authentic assessment, student involvement in planning, etc. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education and TCED 302, 340, or 350. Graduate level students will complete a research paper based on a critique, analysis, and/or development of a middle school program model.

475 (675) Learning and the Kindergarten Child (4 - Fall & Spring) A four-hour credit course in a state-approved kindergarten placement. A 60-hour pre-student teaching practicum with a certified kindergarten teacher and a university supervisor; and a weekly seminar with the assigned university supervisor. Prereq: TCED 302.

480 (680) Emergent Literacy in the Content Areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, and Health (4 - Spring) A four-hour methods course addressing the curricular areas of language arts, social studies, math, science, and health for the young child with thematic and interdisciplinary teaching strategies appropriate for children in Pre-kindergarten through Grade Three (birth to age eight years). Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education.

485 (685) Creativity and Play (4 - Fall) A four-hour methods course addressing creativity and play in Pre-kindergarten through Grade Three (birth to age eight years). Prereq: CFS 211, Admission to Teacher Education or major in Family and Consumer Sciences with concentration in: Child, Family, and Consumer Sciences and Education.

712 Learning Theory and Cognition Applied to the School Setting (3 - Fall & Spring) The nature of learning processes and conditions for effective learning and implications for teaching exploration of how learning theory can be applied in the school environment to enhance the learning experience; recent directions in cognitive studies and their general implications for functional classroom use. Projects/activities will be individualized according to the licensure area being sought. (Same as EDPG 712)

716 Growth and Development in School Age Students (3 - Fall, Spring, & Summer) The physiological, sociological, and psychological basis of human behavior with emphasis upon research dealing with the normal student in a school environment. Projects/activities will be individualized according to the licensure area being sought. (Same as EDPG 716)

780 Principles and Techniques of Teaching (3 - Fall) The course is designed to provide the candidate pursuing initial licensure the opportunity to engage and be acclimated into the public school environment. Emphasis will be placed on integrating the initial conceptual framework into teaching and learning styles, strategies for teaching, planning for instruction, and assessment of initial outcomes. The class will meet for 90 minutes per week and will require 45 clock hours of field work in a previously approved grade appropriate diverse public school setting.

781 Instructional and Management Strategies (3 - Spring & Summer) The course will continue to integrate the initial conceptual framework into advanced strategies for teaching, planning for assessment and feedback, with special emphasis on managing the educational environment. The student's portfolio will be readied for admission to student teaching at the appropriate level. The class will meet for 90 minutes per week and will require 45 clock hours of field work in a previously approved diverse public school setting. Prereq: Admission to Teacher Education and TCED 780.

 



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