This on-line course focuses on the general process of teaching within the school environment, using a series of 5 distinct modules for instruction. Students learn about the entire system of teaching, the connection between schools and learners, and the required curriculum. The teacher's responsibilities for delivering the curriculum, as well as the need for teachers to create and maintain efficient classrooms are discussed.
The course is designed only for lateral entry teachers and may not be counted in place of other undergraduate or graduate teacher education requirements.
How Does It Work?
When students are registered for the class, they will immediately receive a CD with instructions on how to begin the course. They will complete a brief tutorial about using Blackboard and will then begin their work on individual modules, completing them sequentially.
Each module will require both an application assignment (design of a lesson plan, submission of a response to a set of questions, etc.) as well as a test.
Test questions for each module will be presented to the student with answers scored by the computer; application assignments will be scored by course instructors. A student will be able to track his/her work through a grade book available on-line.
Once a student has completed the entire course and received a passing grade, a verification form will be sent to the student (in e-mail format if requested), demonstrating to the school system that the student has completed the work required before employment as a lateral entry teacher.
The course has five modules
1. How does the education system work?
2. Who are the students?
3. What do we teach?
4. How do I manage a classroom? " What do I do on my first day?
5. What should I expect next?
For information contact
Division of Continuing Studies
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858