TETD 803

TETD 803: Teacher Learning Across the Professional Continuum
3.0 SH


This course examines teacher learning across the professional continuum - from pre-service through the advanced years of teaching. Future teacher educators will develop a framework and tools for thinking about teacher learning over time and different levels of expertise. Attention will be given to what teachers need to know at different stages in their careers and how they can best learn it. Conventional and alternative approaches to teacher preparation, induction, and professional development will be studied. A central premise of the course is that pre-service and practicing teachers need more powerful learning opportunities in order to produce more powerful learing among a diverse student population in elementary and secondary schools.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) program or departmental approval.