Course Description

Module 1 – The Instructional Process

This module prepares students to set up a classroom, reflect on classroom safety, establish classroom policies and procedures, create objective-based lesson plans, utilization various presentation methods, teaching strategies, create lesson plans that meet standards and administer various forms of assessments. Further, students will learn how to maintain teacher-parent communication and teacher-student communication. Students will research professional literature for best practices to help drive effective instruction. Finally, students will learn the ethical and legal obligations of the teaching profession.

Segment A: Classroom Management
Segment B: Instructional Strategies
Segment C: Technology
Segment D: The Teaching and Learning Process

Module 2 – Reading Fundamentals

This module provides substantive knowledge of language structure and function, cognition of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Further, it provides knowledge of the integration of reading components. Instruction in this module is grounded in scientifically-based reading research as a mechanism to affect instructional practice.

Segment A: Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading

Module 3 – The Teaching Profession

This module provides the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. The participants will gain an understanding of the organization and administration of the public school, the laws governing teachers, the Code of Ethics, and the purpose of schools. This module develops a professional perspective and creates a sense of grounding in the profession of teaching.

Segment A: Professional Foundations
Segment B: Field Experience –  EPI0095

Students will complete field experience which is designed to allow them to demonstrate all the required competencies in the K-12 setting with a diverse body of K-12 students. Students will have supervision of qualified educators and the classroom teacher, who will also serve as a mentor, during the time field experience is being completed. The EPI Clinical Evaluator will supervise the student’s field experience and provide guidance, observation, and feedback.

Module 4 – Diversity in the Classroom

This module provides you with an understanding of the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a typical classroom. Field experiences give a broader view of the social aspects of diversity and encourage you to reevaluate personal beliefs and prejudices that may adversely affect the learning process.

Segment A: Diversity
Segment B: Field Experience – EPI0095

You will complete a series of experiences designed to give prospective teachers a perspective of varied backgrounds of students in public schools. You will discuss these experiences and relate them to your observations of students as well as student behaviors and interactions in the school setting.