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2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

GED 516 - The Decision to Teach

This course reviews the role of teacher in contemporary education and includes at least 20 hours of focused observation.  Students examine the practical and philosophical influences on teachers’ decision making processes in relation to curriculum, motivation, educational history, classroom culture, instructional strategy, and standards.  The emphasis is on critical and creative reflection of readings, observations, and in-class discussions and activities.  Students gain the experience of planning and teaching lessons during the course.  Students emerge from the course with a personal philosophy of education. Required writing assessment for candidacy is included in this course.

Credits: 3 cr.