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COURSE NUMBER: EDUC226
COURSE TITLE:Internship Seminar
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Study of teacher responsibilities, classroom and school procedures, lesson planning, learning styles, educational resources, classroom management, and evaluation procedures. Criminal background check required.

PREREQUISITES:
Placement into ENGL121. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC225.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
To be knowledgeable about the relationships and responsibilities of student teacher, cooperating teachers, and college supervisor
To define the role of personal values in teaching
To describe how values influence what happens in the classroom
To demonstrate as well as identify the desirable personal characteristics and abilities of those teaching children
To identify areas of possible conflict between student teachers, supervisors, and cooperating teachers and their relationship to interpersonal communication
To describe alternatives when faced with school/classroom problems
To be aware of current issues and trends critical to the successful functioning of the schools
To develop the skills necessary to serve as an active member of the teaching team involved in lesson planning, gathering of educational resources, and evaluation of student work
To demonstrate the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies addressing the various learning styles
To define the role of the guidance function in the management of the classroom
To develop the ability to analyze what guidance techniques work best in a given situation and state why
To complete ongoing self-assessments
To be able to approach constructive criticism with an open mind and correct behavior as needed
To develop a sense of the importance of continuous professional growth and development

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
I. The mechanics of student teaching
II. Key participants who play a role in student teacher development
III. Developing personal student teaching goals
IV. Knowing yourself and your values
V. Professional ethics
VI. The problem-solving process
VII. Current issues and trends in education
VIII. Instructional planning as a team
IX. Accessing educational resources
X. Evaluating student work
XI. The guidance function in classroom management
XII. Reflective behaviors in student teachers
XIII. Self-analysis
XIV. Professional behavior and commitment
XV. Professional growth opportunities

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
No special textbook, but selected readings will be assigned where they contribute to the student's growth.

EVALUATION:
Due to the nature of this course, students will be evaluated on active participation in discussions and problem-solving sessions.  Their abilities to directly apply concepts presented during class to actual situations that arise in their internship setting will also be used to determine successful completion of course requirements.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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