Program Description

Program Description

PRESERVICE COMPONENT called “Introduction to Teaching”  (50 hours)

  • Introduction to Teaching course (30 hours)
  • Topics include classroom management, lesson planning, diversity
  • Literacy Strategies, Teaching Students with Special Needs, edTPA

SEMESTER ONE: (90 hours)

  • Offered as a hybrid and/or face to face.
  • May be taken for 6 graduate credits or non-credit. Candidates who choose to take the semester for credit or non-credit will do the same work as those who opt for the credit option.
  • Focus on curriculum and methods, reading and the school curriculum, edTPA
  • Candidates will work with a Video Analysis Tool to prepare for certification.
  • Candidates may apply for a Teach Grant to cover costs of tuition.

SEMESTER TWO: (90 hours)

  • Offered as a hybrid and/or face to face.
  • May be taken for 6 graduate credits or non-credit. Candidates who choose to take the semester for credit or non-credit will do the same work as those who opt for the credit option.
  • Focus on assessment, learning, motivation, and edTPA simulations, planning lessons, instruction, and reflection.
  • Candidates may apply for a Teach Grant to cover costs of tuition.           

SEMESTER THREE: (90 hours)

  • Offered as a hybrid and/or face to face.
  • May be taken for 3 graduate credits or non-credit. Candidates who choose to take the semester for credit or non-credit will do the same work as those who opt for the credit option.
  • Focus on integrating curriculum with diverse learners, culturally responsive teaching, planning lessons, instruction, and reflection.
  • edTPA – Students submit their portfolio for edTPA

SEMESTER FOUR: COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE   (80 hours)

  • Offered as a hybrid.
  • Candidates will study best practices, create, present, and critique a webinar, Capstone Assignment, and professional development

After the Candidate completes the 400 hour instructional program while successfully teaching for two years, he/she will be issued a Standard Certificate. 

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