Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 University Bulletin
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EDU 502 - Introduction to Teaching

3 Credit Hours


This course introduces candidates to the field of teaching through classroom and field experiences. Candidates receive an overview of topics designed to help them examine, test, and clarify their commitment to pursuing teaching as a profession. The course includes the study of current trends and issues in American education, readiness for teaching in a diverse society, and the challenges of teaching students with different abilities and learning styles at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Candidates will gain a basic understanding of lesson planning and instructional strategies to help maximize student learning. Candidates are introduced to the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards and Common Core Standards.

Note: Candidates are required to earn 25 clock hours of field experience to complete this course. This course is a prerequisite for other program courses and must be completed no later than the third course in the program.



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