Teacher Education

Syllabi Requirements for Teacher Education Accreditation

Note: the information below is in addition to other requirements for your syllabi, directed by your department, college, or the university.

For all Professional Education Faculty members who teach methods or professional education sequence courses:

All methods syllabi and professional education sequence syllabi:

  • Mission Statement (“Educating for Reflective Practice”)
  • Inclusion of all 11 Standards (INTASC + Technology) (see below)
  • Appropriate Standards mapped to your course objectives

Secondary: Inclusion of objectives and activities which teach:

  • Strategies for reading in the content area
  • Classroom management strategies (students want to also experience discipline strategies for most disruptive students)
  • Collaborative teaching model with special education teachers (soon to include ELL, Gifted, and At Risk)
    • Syllabus objective: develop in students a predisposition for collaboration
  • Computer technology related to instruction for all areas waived from 240:020 (Business, Industrial Tech, and Science)

Art, Music, P.E.

Art majors - Inclusion of objectives and activities which teach:

  • Computer technology related to instruction in art

Music majors - Inclusion of objectives and activities which teach:

  • Computer technology related to instruction in music
  • Assessment strategies

P.E. majors - Inclusion of objectives and activities which teach:

  • Strategies to teach diverse learners

INTASC [Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium] + Technology Standards are principles for preparing beginning teachers. They reflect knowledge, performance, and dispositions needed to successfully teach today’s P - 12 students. Included are:

  1. Knowledge of subject matter and how to make it accessible to students;
  2. Understanding of how to foster learning and development;
  3. Ability to create learning experiences adapted to the needs of diverse learners;
  4. Use of teaching strategies that foster critical thinking, problem solving, and high levels of performance;
  5. Ability to create a positive, purposeful learning environment;
  6. Knowledge of how to foster effective communication and collaboration in the classroom;
  7. Ability to plan instruction based on subject matter, students, curriculum goals, and the community context;
  8. Understanding and skilled use of a wide array of assessment strategies;
  9. Ability to reflect on, evaluate, and improve teaching and learning;
  10. Ability to collaborate with colleagues and parents to support student learning;
  11. Integrates the computer and other high and low technology into teacher preparation, classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation