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Undergraduate Secondary Education Program

     


Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Assessment and Data - Earned Score 2 Stars

Using data on student performance has always been central to good instruction. Teachers should know how to prepare and draw information from an array of assessments, and work individually and in teams to adjust and extend their lessons to promote learning.

The program only partly meets the standard. It requires that teacher candidates prepare both formative and summative classroom assessments. However, requirements that candidates, individually and in teams, interpret and apply data from both standardized and classroom assessments are minimal.


Rejoinder to Spring 2013 Program Rating

 

12.1 The instructional role of standardized tests, particularly the program state's standardized tests, is addressed.

  • Link to Value-Added Project with Student Teaching Internship
  • EDU 300 Introduction and Foundations of Education (3 hours) An overview of the teaching profession with emphasis on functions of the school, school policies, school law, and the effects of court decisions on educational practice. Link to Syllabus
  • EDU 450 Tests, Measurements and Evaluation (3 hours) A study of testing, measuring, and evaluating student learning with both criterion referenced and norm referenced assessments. Admission to Teacher Education. Link to Syllabus
  • The following Secondary Education programs are required to complete EDU 450: Art Education, Biology Education, Biology/Chemistry Education, English Education, Music Education, Social Studies Education. Link to Syllabus
  • The Physical Education Licensure K-12 program requires PED 436 to satisfy the assessment component. PED 436 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (3 hours) Techniques of constructing, administering, and analyzing written and skill tests in health and physical education.  Link to Syllabus

12.2 Teacher candidates are required to prepare formative and summative classroom assessments.

  • Biology Education

    • BIO 340 Teaching in the Secondary School (4 hours) A course introducing students to techniques and methods in teaching science at the secondary level. A one semester hour laboratory experience is included.  Link to Syllabus
  • English Education

    • ENG 417 Methods of Teaching English (3 hours) Studies in the theories, strategies, and materials of teaching English on the junior and senior high school levels.  Prerequisites: ENG 211 or ENG 212. Link to Syllabus
  • Social Sciences Education

    • HIS 422 World History for Teachers (3 hours) The scope and sequence of the secondary school world history curriculum is examined.  An emphasis is placed on curriculum content, unit and lesson design, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, materials, media and technology appropriate to teaching world history in the middle and high schools. Link to Syllabus
    • HIS 423 United States History for Teachers (3 hours) The scope and sequence of the secondary school United States curriculum is examined. An emphasis is placed on curriculum content, unit and lesson design, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, materials, media and technology appropriate to teaching United States in the middle and high schools.  Link to Syllabus
  • Mathematics Education

    • MAT
  • Music Education

  • All Secondary Education Programs

    • EDU 484 Student Teaching Internship Link to Syllabus 7-12 Secondary Content Subjects
    • EDU 496 Student Teaching Internship Link to Syllabus K-12 Special Subjects

12.3 Individually and in teams, teacher candidates are taught how to interpret and apply data from both standardized and classroom assessments in order to inform instruction.