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Legendary Teacher Traits
EEND and MSED-725

  • Template 2019
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 02/06/2019 to 07/29/2100
  • Modified 07/29/2019

Mission Statement

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. 


Legendary teaching is a life long journey that requires an understanding of oneself, a constant refining of instructional skills and practices, and an ongoing quest for information to enhance knowledge. Candidates will learn how to implement effective instructional strategies intended to enrich the classroom environment and promote positive social emotional growth among students. Research-based instructional practices and professional educational philosophies will be explored.


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 high expectations for student achievement.


Candidates will become advocates for the development of strong school, community, and family partnerships.


Candidates will strive for excellence in teaching, leadership, and service.


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:

  1. Demonstrate research-based instructional strategies that legendary teachers use to inspire student learning. (InTASC 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
  2. Utilize legendary classroom management strategies. (InTASC 2, 3, 8)
  3. Demonstrate communication techniques that legendary teachers use to communicate with the educational community. (InTASC 9, 10)
  4. Demonstrate reflective professional behaviors. (InTASC 9, 10)
  5. Identify the characteristics of legendary teachers. (InTASC 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
  6. Describe how legendary teachers have overcome negativity. (InTASC 9, 10)


Reflection Discussions

Candidates will participate in discussion topics related to characteristics of legendary teachers and the impact they can have upon student achievement.

  • Course Outcomes:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Standards: InTASC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Lesson Plan and Reflection Assignments

Candidates will create content lesson plans implementing new instructional strategies and reflect upon how the lesson design enhances student achievement and addresses social – emotional learning.

  • Course Outcomes: 1, 2, 4
  • Standards:  InTASC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

News Article

Candidates will utilize assessment data and effective communication skills to share student achievement and strategies to increase student learning with educational stakeholders.

  • Course Outcomes: 3
  • Standards: InTASC 9, 10

Final Reflection

Candidates will reflect on their professional growth and understanding of exemplary teaching.  Candidates will identify at least two new skills and/or insights gained and the impact they will have upon student achievement.

  • Course Outcomes: 4
  • Standards: InTASC 9, 10