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West College of Education
Our Conceptual Framework
The outcomes for graduates of professional programs are based upon knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following elements:
Specific Course Objectives
The teacher candidate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence. The knowledge and skills will be developed within the following areas:
(Adopted from the PEDAGOGY AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES STANDARDS; EC-GRADE 12)
Learning Module Activities
Activities contained in the modules, including written assignments, account for this portion of your final grade. You may choose the activity which is of most interest to you. The choice activities include: Behavior Website Reviews and Reflection, IRIS Activity – Behavior Interventions and Reflection, Bullying – Plan and Reflection, Motivation Plan and Reflection
Group Chapter Presentations
Behavior Management Plan
Note: Classroom Management Plan is to be submitted through TK20and evaluated by the rubric.
Contextual Factors Paper
Field Reflection Journal
Shared Personal Practice and Video Reflection
Best/Worst Teacher Reflection
Classroom Management Profile
Semester Goals and Objectives
Learning Module Activities (150 points)
Group Chapter Presentations (200 points)
Behavior Management Plan (200 points)
Contextual Factors (100 points)
Field Reflection Journal (30 points)
Final Assessment (200 points)
Shared Personal Practice and Video Reflection (80 points)
Best/Worst Teacher Reflection (20 points)
Classroom Management Profile (10 points)
Goals (10 points)
Total Points (1000 points)
900 - 1000 points A
800 - 899 points B
700 - 799 points C
600 - 699 points D
599 or less points F
All written work must follow APA guidelines as specified in the 6thedition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(2009). All assignments will be submitted via Blackboard (Web CT)or TK20. Some assignments may also require a hard copy or interaction with a Wiki-space. Each assignment must have a cover sheet.
Ten percent point reduction in assignment grade for each class period late.
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. Three late arrivals to class or internship will constitute one absence. Candidates will receive no reduction for the 1st absence; a reduction of 30 points from the final grade for the 2nd absence; and an additional reduction of 80 points from the final grade for the 3rd absence. Any absences beyond 3 will demonstrate the candidate’s lack of professional responsibility and may result in the candidate being dropped from the course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to make up any missed work. An absence during internship will follow the same criteria and will also be made up on another day that works with your mentor’s schedule.
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. Note: Be sure and keep a back up of all work.
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 Burkburnett school district.
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.
MSU students demand of themselves the highest level of academic honesty as delineated in their honor creed. Academic honesty involves the submission of work that is wholly the student's own work, except in the case of assigned group work. Additionally, academic honesty involves the proper citation of other authors' works.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student's work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.
As the faculty of the West College of Education, we are dedicated to helping meet the needs of our students with disabilities and are eager to provide the accommodations to which such students are entitled. If you have a documented disability and are registered with the Office of Disability, please let your instructor know to expect a letter from that office describing the accommodations to which you are entitled. If you have a documented disability but are not registered with the Office of Disability, please contact that office immediately to register.