Education-Secondary

Note: Student teaching courses (EDSC 412, 414, 415, 417, 419, 420, 421, 428, 429, 435) may not be repeated without the permission of the director of the Office of Field Experiences, as well as the chairs of the student's major department and of Teacher Education.

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400s

EDSC 412 Student Teaching, TESOL, All Levels 12
Prereq.: ENG 496; admission to the Professional Program and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Full semester of student teaching in TESOL, K-12. One half of the semester is spent at the elementary school level, and one half at the secondary school level. On demand.

EDSC 414 Preliminary Student Teaching (Technology Education) 6
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. In accordance with the public school schedule, Technology Education students spend approximately an eight-week period in the first semester of the senior year in a public middle school. The Technology Education major demonstrates his or her ability to organize and conduct school learning activities and to work effectively with adolescent youth in a program of technology education. Emphasis on Connecticut teaching competencies in both classroom and laboratory situations. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 415 Student Teaching (Technology Education) 6
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. In accordance with the public school schedule, Technology Education students spend approximately an eight-week period in the first semester of the senior year in a public senior high school. The Technology Education major demonstrates his or her ability to organize and conduct school learning activities and to work effectively with adolescent youth in a program of technology education. Emphasis on Connecticut teaching competencies in both classroom and laboratory situations. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 417 Student Teaching (Elementary P.E.) 6
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. An eight-week period of the senior year is spent in a physical education department of a public elementary school where the student demonstrates the ability to conduct activity classes and to work effectively with children. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 419 Student Teaching (Secondary School P.E.) 6
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. An eight-week period of the senior year is spent in a physical education department of a public secondary school where the student demonstrates his or her ability to conduct activity classes and to work effectively with youth. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 420 Student Teaching - Elementary Music Education 4.5
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program for Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Eight-week period in the last semester spent in a music education department of a public elementary school where the student demonstrates the ability to conduct learning activities in music and to work effectively with children. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 421 Student Teaching - Secondary Music Education 4.5
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program for Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Eight-week period in the last semester spent in a music education department of a public secondary school where the student demonstrates the ability to conduct learning activities in music and to work effectively with youth. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
Prereq.: EDTE 314, or EDTE 316 or EDTE 317; admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education. General methods of instruction including curriculum planning, assessment, clasroom management and the responsibilities of the teacher with a focus on the 7-12 classroom. Thirty hours of content area major field experience is required for teacher candidates. Sciences, English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, and Business Education. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 428 Student Teaching - Elementary Art 5
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program of Teacher Education and permission of Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Eight-week student teaching where student demonstrates ability to conduct learning activities and to work effectively with pupils and teachers in an elementary program of art education. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 429 Student Teaching - Secondary Art 5
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program of Teacher Education and permission of Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Eight-week student teaching where student demonstrates ability to conduct learning activities and to work effectively with pupils and teachers in a secondary program of art education. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 3 TO 9
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Teacher Education and permission of the Director of the Office of Field Experiences. Experiences in classrooms of public secondary schools where the student demonstrates the ability to conduct secondary school learning activities and to work effectively with adolescent youth. CT law requires findgerprinting and a criminal background check for the filed experiences in this class. Fingerprinting must be completed prior to the beginning of class.

500s

EDSC 505 Innovations in Secondary Education 3
Examination of current areas of research in secondary education, including restructuring of high schools, alternatives to tracking, innovations in various subject areas and interdisciplinary studies, team teaching, and grouping practices. Fall. (E)

EDSC 556 Instructional Theory and Practice 3
Prereq.: Admission to an M.S. program. Advanced study of the theoretical bases of instruction, focusing on the analysis of instructional models and their use in the secondary school classroom. Spring. (O)

EDSC 582 Supervision of Secondary School Teaching 3
Prereq.: Permission of content area department chair and assistant dean of Education and Professional Studies. Supervised teaching experience for graduate students who possess a Durational Shortage Area Permit from the State of Connecticut, signed by the EPS assistant dean. Not to be credited towards master's degree. To meet teacher certification program requirements, student must enroll in two sequential semesters and earn at least a C in each semester.

EDSC 586 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
Examination of issues relevant to the teacher in the middle or high school. Investigation of a specific curricular issue through qualitative methods of inquiry. Spring. (E)

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