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EDUC 401 Phase III Seminar on Becoming a Teacher

Prerequisite: EDUC 445. Open only to students enrolled in Phase III of the secondary teacher certification program. (Second semester/4 credits) 

This course accompanies the Phase III Teaching Internship (EDUC 419), a directed and evaluated teaching experience in a designated secondary Professional Development School (PDS), for a full semester. In this seminar, there is an emphasis on honing the craft of teaching at the secondary level through implementing unit and lesson plans for student learning. Within the framework of the InTASC Standards and content area standards, course participants engage in a forum about professional issues for becoming a teacher, such as planning instruction, interacting with and assessing students, working with staff and parents/caregivers, and engaging the community to facilitate student learning. Guidance about certification and professional job searches are also covered. Candidates develop the Secondary Exit Folio as a final representative product of the successful teaching internship.