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Reading Teacher Practicum
REND and MSED-651
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 1 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 12/06/2021
As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership.
This course provides multiple opportunities to plan and participate in professional and practical literacy activities in order to promote life-long learning and a professional literacy model to colleagues and students.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will develop a deep understanding of the practices necessary for developing competent readers and writers in the classroom.
Serving the Community
Candidates will have the opportunity to share information about the field of literacy with the general public and with colleagues in the field of education.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will explore and utilize educational resources to stay current with developments in literacy education.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
- Describe how personal cultural experiences affect instruction (ILA 4.1 assessed in Bias Test Analysis)
- Describe ways to include family and community connections to enhance student learning (ILA 4.4 assessed in Literacy Night Plan)
- Design a plan for life-long learning and professional development (ILA 6.1 assessed in Collaborative Study Group Plan)
- Facilitate collaboration with other teachers to enhance ongoing literacy inquiry (ILA 6.3 assessed in Discussions, Reflection Syntheses and Collaborative Study Group Plan))
- Explain the importance of advocating for the profession (ILA 6.4 assessed Teaching Profession Publication)
Bias Test Analysis
- Course Outcomes: 1
- Standards ILA 4.1
Literacy Night Plan
- Course outcomes: 2
- Standards ILA 4.4
Collaborative Study Group Plan
- Course outcomes: 3,4
- Standards ILA 6.1, 6.3
Teaching Profession Publication
- Course outcomes: 5
- Standards ILA 6.4
Literacy Professional Activities
- Course Outcomes: 3,4,5
- Standard ILA 6
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