Syllabus EDUC 1301.001 Fall 2012 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 11:00-12:15, TuTh HPR 135 Instructor Information: Dr. Chip Fischer, Professor of Education School of Education The University of Texas at Tyler 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799 Office: BEP 222B Office Hours: Wed., 12:00-4:00; Tues./Thurs., 12:30-2:00 Phone: (903) 566-7448 firstname.lastname@example.org *best way to contact me Secretary: Tammy Noecker, BEP 247, (903) 566-7133 This course introduces you to our entire teacher education program, to the realities of teaching as a career, to the body of knowledge you will need to become an effective teacher, and to the sociocultural factors which are inherent in our P-12 schools. The course provides you with a theoretical and practical basis for subsequent educational decision making. Additionally, you’ll be given the opportunity to do 9 hours field-based observations of teaching and learning at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. By the end of the course, you should be better able to answer these important questions: Do I want to become a teacher? What do I need to do become the best teacher possible? What does a professional in the field of education need to know? Catalog Description: Orientation to the teaching profession. Students participate in field observations at all levels of P-12 schools with varied and diverse student populations. Introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Course includes a 9-hour field component. By the end of the course you should be able to: Develop a rationale for whether or not you wish to pursue teaching as a career (INTASC 9) Develop a rationale for which grade level range and subject matter area(s) you wish to teach (INTASC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9)
Develop a personal philosophy of education (INTASC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,.7, 8, 9) Apply an awareness of legal rights and responsibilities to frequently encountered...