EDUC-1301-01 - Intro Teaching Prof
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
House Bill 2504
Spring 2016 Course Syllabus
EDUC-1301-01 - Intro Teaching Prof
|Instructor||Trevey, Robert Edward|
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|Course Description||An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides active recruitment and institutional support of students interested in a teaching career, especially in high-need fields; provides students with opportunities to participate in early field observations at all levels (P–12) with varied and diverse student populations; and provides students with support from college and school faculty, preferably in small cohort groups, for the purpose of introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Course content is aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards; and must include a minimum of 16 contact hours of field experience in in P–12 classrooms. Students must pass a criminal background check in order to participate in field experience. Students who do not provide this documentation during the first week of class will be dropped.|
Teachers, Schools, and Society (Texas Version)
David Sadker and Karen Zittlema 10th Edition
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown that regular attendance and being in class on time affect both learning and class grade.Extra credit may be considered at the end of the semester for students who attend class regularly and on time.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Tests and Observation Journals will make up 90% of your grade
Daily work will make up 10% of your grade.
|Final Exam Date||May 5, 2016 - 11:00 AM Through May 5, 2016 - 12:15 PM|
—Chpt. 1—“Becoming A Teacher”
—Chpt. 4—Student Life in School and at Home”
—Chpt. 5—“Reforming American Schools”
-Chpt. 9—“Financing and Governing American Schools”
—Chpt. 10—“School Law and Ethics”
—Chpt. 11—“Teacher Effectiveness”
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates|
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
First Classroom Observation is due Thursday, March 10th
Second Classroom Observation is due Thursday, April 28th
10 points off for every class period journals are late
First two current events are due by no later that March 10th.
Not done by due date will result in a zero for a grade
Second two current events are due by not later than April 28th.
If late, the grades will also become zeroes for grades.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills - Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills - Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills - Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
PSLO 7: Teaching Skills - Identifies learning communities in an education setting.
Identifies multiple characteristics of diverse populations within an education setting; multiple characteristics of diverse teaching styles; the presentational style is appropriate for the specific task with exemplary details and the instructions were completely followed.
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|Additional Information||If you need to use your cell phone, please leave the room. Please place you cell phone in airplane mode and put it away. I will ask you to leave class if you are caught texting during class.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to
attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching
and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate
Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.
If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.
What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot
divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|