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SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITYFoundations of Education Spring 2011 Course: EDUC 2113 Section: 6305INSTRUCTOR: Debbie CaseEmail: [email protected] Office: Education Building 118COffice Phone: 774-3197 Cell Phone: 774-5973 Office Hours: Please see schedule on office door or call for appointment.Textbooks: SWOSU Department of Education, Foundations of Education Student NotebookI. Attendance: Punctual and regular attendance is expected. Anyone missing three night classes will be at risk of being dropped from the class. A mandatory meeting with instructor will be required before the student will be allowed to remain in class after three unexcused absences.II. Public School Observations:1. Observe a minimum of 30 hours in public schools. (This is a state requirement.)2. Complete Observation /Reflection Packet and Time Log.3. Evaluation of student observer from the cooperating classroom teacher.4. All observation material will be turned in with the Level I portfolio.III. Student evaluations will be based on:1. Attendance and class participation in discussions.2 unexcused absences = final grade dropped 2. Two exams: 100 points each- Portfolio Test- Reflection/Rationale Test 3. Observation Packet =150 points4. Competency Questions =50 points5. Legal research presentation, paper, and reflective/rationale statement = 100 points 6. Philosophy of Education = 100 points 7. Service Learning: Six hours volunteer service and reflective commentary = 50 points (Special Olympics & WPS Afterschool Program or Eastside Academy) IV. Class Requirements1. Field experiences (30 hours required). An “I” will be given if observations are not complete. The deadline for completing and reporting observations will be 2. Portfolio Requirement: a) Observation Packet Due: 4/18 b) Completed Level I Portfolio Due: 4/25 c) Philosophy of Education Due: 2/143. Competency Questions Due: 4/44. Legal Paper Due: 4/116. Tests: TBA7. Reflection/Rationale Statement over Competency 13: 4/118. Service Learning: Time Sheet and Volunteer Reflective Commentary Paper: 4/259. Grading scale:A = 90% and aboveB = 80 – 89%C = 70 – 79%D = 60 – 69%F = below 60%V. Special Dates:School of Education Interviews 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Friday, April 8, 2011VI. ADA Statement “Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him/her from fully demonstrating his/her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunities.”VII. Expected Outcomes or Priority Academic Student Skills for Foundations of Education.1. The preservice teacher will be able to identify and discuss the reasons people have for choosing to teach.2. The preservice teacher will apply for a cooperating observation site with the Coordinator of Field Experiences with the School of Education.3. The preservice teacher will complete 30 hours of focused observation with assigned documentation duringthe semester. Documentation returned to Foundations lecture instructor.4. The preservice teacher will be able to indicate as a result of observation and research what teaching is like and what the characteristics of successful schools with effective teachers are.5. The preservice teacher will gain an appreciation of teaching as a professional and recognize criteria that constitutes teaching as a profession.6. The preservice teacher will make application for admission into the SWOSU School of Education and complete the admission procedure required for careful selection of candidates to the teacher preparation program. The application will be returned to the assigned person in the Department of Education’s office upon completion.7. The preservice teacher will gain knowledge and an appreciation of the preprofessional and professional organizations available to preservice teachers and teachers.8. The preservice teacher will observe the central concepts and methodology of teaching and the pedagogy that makes the subject matter meaningful for students.9. The preservice teacher will gain understanding of how students learn and develop, and observe how classroom teachers provide opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and physical development in various grade levels.10. The preservice teacher will have knowledge of learning styles and how students vary in their approaches to learning and how teachers meet the needs of the individual differences.11. The preservice teacher understands curriculum integration processes and observes instructional strategiesthat encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, performance skills, and effective use.12. The preservice teacher is aware of those practices related to motivation and behavior and active learning that provide students an opportunity for success.13. The preservice teacher is familiar with curriculum development, students’ abilities, differences, and community participation.14. The preservice teacher has knowledge of the importance of parental involvement, community participation, and continued professional growth.15. The preservice teacher can identify federal constitution provisions affecting education, legal rights, responsibilities of teachers, and the various governments and their support of education.16. The preservice teacher will gain an appreciation of the History of Education in the United States and knowledge of how schools are restructuring their curriculums and assessment for teaching in the 21st Century.17. The preservice teacher will gain insight and direction for teaching effectiveness and education through the study of the major philosophies and the formulation of their personal philosophy.18. The preservice teacher understands the Oklahoma core curriculum, subject requirements for high school graduation, and the instructional strategies/plans based on Priority Academic Student Skills (P.A.S.S.) and relate this curriculum to meet the needs of students in the 21st Century.19. The preservice teacher has an understanding of criteria used to assess student teachers, the state teacher evaluation process, and the residency program.20. The preservice teacher will have knowledge of the supply and demand in the teaching field and current salary for the profession.21. The preservice teacher will complete a reflection over the experiences gained through

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