TETD 806: The Practice of Teacher Education and Teacher Development
This course focuses on the role, structure, and impact of programs of pre-service teacher education, induction, and professional development on the growth and development of culturally responsive teachers. Future teacher educators examine theory, research and practice related to such topics as selecting pre-service candidates; supporting teacher learning in pre-service programs; assessing pre-service teacher candidates; approaches and issues related to the induction of novice teachers; and promoting the formal and informal development and growth of experienced teachers. Participants use various theoretical, empirical, and political lenses to understand the ways in which teacher education and professional development program curriculum and pedagogy collectively shape teachers' learning opportunities in pre-service and in-service contexts. They also consider the traditions through which curriculum planning and practices are organized and evaluated in university and school district context.
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) program or departmental approval.