Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Conceptual Framework Overview
The outcomes for graduates of professional programs are based upon knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following elements:
One measure of your success in the course will be determined by your success in demonstrating your knowledge of the skills and tools necessary to be an effective educator.
As you complete the assignments for this class, you will demonstrate skills from the following five categories:
These are specific course requirements which are aligned to the preceding general categories.
Lesson Plan and Reflection
Class projects, assignments, etc.(650 points)
Other including technology
Lesson Plan and Reflection (130 points)
Other including technology(120 points)
Internship (100 points)
Total Points (1000 points)
Most assignments are submitted through a hard copy; however, there are a limited number of assignments turned in through WebCT. These are specifically identified by the professor during class.
Note: A quiz or major test missed will be made up with the points from the next assessment of similar point value. There will be no assessment made up and if it is the last quiz of the semester the option is zero points or a 1 page referenced paper on the topic assessed.
There is a ten percent point reduction in assignment grade for each class period an assignment is 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.
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 Burkburnett Independent 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.
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.