The Monday/Wednesday class meets at Cunningham Elementary from 8:00-2:20.
The Tuesday/Thursday class meets at I.C. Evans Elementary from 8:00-2:20.
As part of your preparation for becoming a teacher, you will be expected to act in a professional manner. This includes:
Internship Experience: Throughout your internship experience ask your mentor teacher to give you some constructive feedback to lessons taught and/or planned. Use this information to make changes in the remaining lessons. Always conduct yourself in a professional manner. Any missed field experience days will be made up on a different day of the week and will be coordinated with the mentor teacher.
Participation: It's not just enough to show up! Be prepared. Participate in class discussions and activities by making meaningful, thoughtful contributions. Be sure you don't monopolize discussions; actively include other class members. You must read all readings when assigned.
Attitude: Demonstrate the following dispositions essential for learning:
Be aware of how your attitude is conveyed to others (body language, conversation, neatness and completeness of work, willingness to assist and contribute, etc.). A sense of humor and ability to be flexible are crucial!
Preparation: Complete all assigned readings before class and be ready to fully participate in class activities. Complete written assignments on time.
Respect: Be considerate of others. Do not talk while others are talking; do not use foul language; behave in an ethical manner. Remember we are guests in the Wichita Falls and Burkburnett Independent School Districts.
Professional Development: Remember that teaching requires a commitment to continual learning. Demonstrate your eagerness to learn outside of the classroom by reading professional journals and attending professional meetings when possible.
Grades will be determined by:
Surveys – 50 points
2 Surveys (pre- and post- 25 points each)
Lesson Plans from Field Experience – 200 points
2 Science Lesson Plans (100 points each)
Feedback/Reflection to 2 Colleagues on Lesson Plans – 100 Points
2 Feedback/Reflection Pieces (50 points each)
Reflections on 2 professional articles – 100 Points
2 Reflections (150 word minimum – 50 points each)
In-class Science Lesson Presentation – 100 points
Group 5E lesson (100 points)
Class Participation, Disposition and Attendance – 100 points
(Present & actively participating displaying a professional disposition)
Technology Integration – 100 points
Quizzes over assigned readings (9 Chapters) – 100 points
Final – 150 points
Total – 1000 points
Final Grade Possibilities
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.
Course grades will be affected by each absence. Daily grades are given for class participation and in-class assignments. Daily work cannot be made up. We will only take responsibility for having handouts and materials at class on the day initially provided. If you have to be absent, be sure you have arranged for a peer to obtain materials for you. Call or email the appropriate professor/mentor teacher if you are going to be late or absent for lecture or internship.
Absences will cost you 20 points per class. Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course or issued a fitness alert. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work.