The teacher candidate will possess the knowledge and skills required to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The teacher candidate will have the knowledge and skills outlined in Standard II of the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS (EC-GRADE 12) required of beginning teachers in Texas. (Appendix B)
Standard II: The teacher creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence.
2.13k theories and techniques relating to managing and monitoring student
2.14k appropriate behavior standards and expectations for students at various
2.15k the significance of district policies and procedures for managing student
behavior and ensuring ethical behavior in the classroom;
2.16k the importance of establishing classroom standards of student conduct and
clear consequences for inappropriate behavior;
2.19k features and characteristics of physical spaces that are safe and productive for
2.20k the benefits and limitations of various arrangements of furniture in the
2.21k procedures for ensuring safety in the classroom;
2.22k physical accessibility as a potential issue in student learning;
2.18s organize the physical environment to facilitate learning;
Midterm 100 points
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = 0 - 59%
Absence Policy - Professional teachers are dependable, reliable, and responsible. Therefore, candidates are expected to be on time and in attendance at every class, and to stay for the entire class. Tardiness, leaving early, and absences are considered evidence of lack of dependability, and are taken seriously. Candidates will receive a grade of F on the third absence from both block courses. After the second absence from the course it is mandatory that a student schedule an appointment with the course instructor to discuss attendance. Failure to schedule and attend a conference will result in the grade for the course being lowered by one letter. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work. It is also expected that you will complete all course field experience hours in a professional manner. Professional conduct is expected when observing or participating in school settings (e.g., dressing appropriately, arriving on time, remaining for the entire pre-arranged time, not canceling, and demonstrating respect in all interactions with young people, parents, teachers, and staff). If you must miss your field experience for any reason, you are expected to call the school and the teacher you are working with before school begins for the day. You must also contact the course instructor by e-mail or phone to let me know you will not be present and arrange a time with me when we can discuss the most appropriate way to make up that absence. Excessive tardiness (determined by the professor) can be defined as an absence and subject to the absentee policy. Three instances of tardy arrival will be counted as one absence.
In the event that a class member is absent, for whatever reason, that individual assumes responsibility for contacting the instructor to account for missed work and to turn in work. It is impossible to provide a summary of all that takes place during any given class via email. If a student is going to be absent, they have the responsibility to contact the instructor to turn in assignments and obtain copies of any handouts from the missed class. Tentative assignment due dates are listed on the course schedule. While the actual due dates may vary due to the flow of the class, all assignment due dates will be finalized and announced in class well in advance of the specific date. Unless there has been advance approval from the instructor, it is assumed that all assignments will be submitted on the date they are due. Late work, unless arrangements are made by the student and approved in advance by the instructor, will not be accepted.
Other Class Policies
Submitted Work Correct spelling and use of appropriate grammatical skills are expected on each written assignment or project. All projects are to be typed and utilize an appropriate style. Assignments are to be accomplished with the quality expected of an upper division university student. Unacceptable work will be returned, un-graded, to the class member. Students should always retain a copy of any work turned in for a grade.