Introduction to Teaching
A partnership between the Bush Foundation and the University of South Dakota's School of Education
The University of South Dakota is a member of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) funded by the Bush Foundation to develop strategies for:
Recruiting great students,
preparing them well,
placing them in schools, and
supporting them once they get there
What is Dual Credit?
A dual credit course is a college course taken by a high school
student for which the student earns both college and high school credit
at the same time. By participating in the dual credit program, it
enables students to make substantial progress toward their college
degree before finishing high school.
EDFN 101: Exploring the Teaching Profession
Course Title: EDFN 101: Exploring the Teaching Profession
Course Dates: January 12 - May 8, 2015 (Spring 2015 semester)
Spring 2015 Course: Course Syllabus
Students will explore teaching as a viable profession. The course will include topics about why people choose to teach, what teacher attributes and dispositions are important, and how an education degree is versatile. Students will also participate in district classrooms to gain hands-on experience and valuable insight on the teaching profession.
Students will be able to:
- Identify reasons why people choose to teach and what areas of teaching are in demand.
- Describe teacher attributes and dispositions and reflect on their own strengths.
- Discuss public view of education as seen through contemporary media.
- Compare different schools, schedules of elementary, middle and high school teaching areas.
- Discuss degree options and program requirements at various teacher education programs.
- Recognize own professional goals.
Introduction to Teaching Course Resources:
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