School of Education

National Council on Teacher Quality Report

  1. For the attached list of courses (Appendix A), a syllabus for one section of each course offered during the 2010-2011 school year, not including summer sessions.
  2. For any math courses not included in Appendix A that students in the following programs are required to take, a syllabus for one section of each course offered during the 2010-2011 school year, not including summer sessions. By "required," we mean specifically included in the minimum course of study for those programs. If a course is in a list of options that students may choose from to fulfill a credit category requirement, we do not consider that course required.
    • BS in Elementary Education for UG - Elementary (K-6) Certification
    • BS in Special Education for UG - Exceptional Needs Mild Intervention (K-12) Certification
    • No additional required courses outside of Appendix A
  3. For the included list of early reading courses (Appendix B), a syllabus for every section of each course offered during the 2010-2011 school year, not including summer sessions.
    • BS in Elementary Education for UG - Elementary (K-6) Certification
    • BS in Special Education for UG - Exceptional Needs Mild Intervention (K-12) Certification
  4. For any courses focused on early reading instruction not included in Appendix B that students in the following programs are required to take, a syllabus for every section of each course offered during the 2010-2011 school year, not including summer sessions. By "required," we mean specifically included in the minimum course of study for those programs. If a course is in a list of options that students may choose from to fulfill a credit category requirement, we do not consider that course required. We are not requesting courses in children's literature that focus exclusively on introducing candidates to the genres and history of children's literature.
    • BS in Elementary Education for UG - Elementary (K-6) Certification
    • BS in Special Education for UG - Exceptional Needs Mild Intervention (K-12) Certification
    • No additional required courses outside of Appendix A or B
    1. Student teaching handbooks for the following programs. If any of these programs share student teaching handbooks, only one copy of the handbook is needed.
    2. School of Education handbooks intended to serve as guides to the overall program for students in the following programs, if they are different from the student teaching handbooks requested in #5A.
  5. A blank copy of any letter, or other document, which is sent to principals or districts specifying minimum criteria for cooperating teachers and/or explaining the process by which cooperating teachers are provided.
    1. A blank copy of any forms or applications which principals or districts return to you to provide information about cooperating teachers.
      • N/A
    2. A blank copy of any forms or applications completed by prospective cooperating teachers and returned to you.
  6. Information that shows whether any out-of-state or international student teaching placements are available to students.
  7. Formative and summative student teaching evaluation forms used by cooperating teachers and/or university supervisors to evaluate and provide feedback on student teaching, and the rubrics used for their evaluation.
    Student Teaching Evaluation Forms
    Secondary ED: Elementary ED:
    For Dispositions: For Dispositions:
    SOE-0053 SOE-0058
    SOE-0058
    For Program Standards: For Program Standards:
    SOE-0085 SOE-0081
    SOE-0086
    SOE-0087
    Rubric: Rubric:
    Found in SEC Handbook Found in ELEM Handbook (page 27)
    Special ED:
    Grading Rubric
    1. Handbooks distributed to cooperating teachers, if they are different from the student teaching handbooks requested in #5A.
      • N/A
    2. Handbooks distributed to university student teaching supervisors, if they are different from the student teaching handbooks requested in #5A.
      • N/A
    3. The School of Education handbook of general policies and practices. This may be intended primarily for faculty and is different from the student teaching handbooks and general handbooks for students requested in #5A and #5B.
    1. Lesson and/or unit planning templates that teacher candidates are required to use during student teaching, and the rubrics that are used to grade them.
      • N/A
    2. Descriptions of any culminating assignments for teacher candidates, such as exit portfolios or teacher work samples, and the rubrics that are used to grade them.
  8. Policy guidelines describing the selection of K-12 schools that are used for field placements and/or student teaching.
  9. Policy guidelines describing how teacher candidates are exposed to the teaching of high-poverty students in effective and high-performing K-12 schools.
  10. Contracts or memoranda of understanding between you and school districts in your state that outline the requirements, processes, responsibilities, and/or expected outcomes of student teaching.
  11. A list of K-12 schools that are used for field placements and/or student teaching.
  12. A blank copy of any survey instruments used to poll alumni regarding preparation and job status.
  13. A blank copy of any survey instruments used to poll employers of alumni, such as principals or districts, on the classroom performance, evaluation, and/or retention of alumni.
  14. Degree plans (also known as advising plans or 4-year plans) for students in the following programs.

Appendix A

Provide the syllabus for ONE section of every course.

Course Number Name Course Number Name
EDUC-E 325 Social Studies in the Elementary Schools EEDUC-H 340 Education and American Culture**
EDUC-E 328 Science in the Elementary Schools
EDUC-E 337 Classroom Learning Environments EEDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children
EDUC-E 343 Mathematics in the Elementary School EEDUC-K 345 Academic and Behavioral Assessment of the Mildly Handicapped
EDUC-F 200 Examining Self as Teacher EEDUC-K 352 Education of Children with Learning Problems
EDUC-F 401 Child as Learner Seminar* EEDUC-K 452 Classroom Management (not offered in Fall 2010-Spring 2011)
EDUC-F 401 Pre-student Teaching Seminar* EEDUC-K 453 Management of Academic and Social Behavior
EDUC-F 401 Student Teaching Seminar* EEDUC-K 480 Student Teaching in Special Education***
EEDUC-K 488 Supervised Teaching in Special Education***
EEDUC-K 490 Special Topics: Adolescence and Disability EDUC-M 457 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Mathematics
EEDUC-K 490 Introduction to Assessment (only offered in summer) EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Reading
EDUC-K 490A Partnerships
EDUC-K 490B/C/D Assistive Technology, TBI, Autism, Functional Curriculum EDUC-M 470A/B/C Practicum in Special Education (no syllabus-see handbook attached to 5a)
EDUC-M 201 Laboratory/Field Experiences EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (no syllabus-see handbook attached to 5a)
EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience EDUC-P 250 General Education Psychology
EDUC-M 303 Laboratory/Field Experience: Junior High/Middle School EDUC-P 251 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers
EDUC-M 310 General Methods EDUC-P 312 Learning: Theory into Practice
EDUC-M 311 General Methods for Kindergarten and Elementary Teachers EDUC-P 313 Adolescents in a Learning Community
EDUC-M 314 General Methods for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools (beginning Fall 2013)
EDUC-M 324 Teaching about the Arts (aka M333) EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
EDUC-M 425 Student Teaching in the Elementary School EDUC-W 310 Computer-Based Teaching Methods
EDUC-M 441 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Social Studies HPER-H 205 Introduction to Health Education (beginning Fall 2011)
MATH-T 101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
EDUC-M 446 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Science MATH-T 102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
EDUC-M 452 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School English MATH-T 103 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III

*These courses were not required for 2010-2011; begins Fall 2011
**Same as F200
***There is not syllabus for these courses

Appendix B

Provide the syllabus for EVERY section of every course.

Course Number Name
EDUC-E 339 Methods of Teaching Language Arts
Methods of Teaching Lang Arts
Methods of Teaching Reading I
Methods of Teaching Lang Arts
EDUC-E 340 Methods of Teaching Reading I
EDUC-E 341 Methods of Teaching Reading II
Methods of Teaching Reading II
Methods of Teaching Reading II
Methods of Teaching Reading II
Methods of Teaching Reading II
EDUC-E 449 Trade Books and the Teacher
Trade Books and the Teacher
EDUC-F 401 The Literate Child Seminar*
EDUC-X 461 Explorations in Literature for Young People (course not required for 2010-2011)

*These courses were not required for 2010-2011; begins Fall 2011

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