Jul 14, 2020  
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Shepherd University Catalog
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EDUC 590 - Student Teaching Seminar

(1-3cr) This course is intended as a supportive resource for teacher candidate completion of the teacher performance assessment (TPA). The TPA is a performance-based assessment of readiness to teach which focuses on student learning. As a performance-based assessment, the TPA is designed to engage teacher candidates in demonstrating their understanding of teaching and student learning. Candidates complete tasks and commentaries relevant to specialization programs. The completion and passing of the TPA is the responsiblity of the student teacher. This course is intended to provide support to teacher candidates; the university and course instructors cannot guarantee a student’s outcome on it. The responsiblity for performance on the TPA is solely that of each individual student. For students enrolled in the 3 credit option, the course also focuses on critical reflection regarding effects of teacher actions on others, developing skills as a reflective practitioner, presents research-based rationales for instructional decision-making, and helps prepare student teachers for their first teaching position.



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