Principles of Teaching

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3 sem. hrs.
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Fall and Spring

The course is designed to help students gain an overview of the effective principles of good teaching as seen through the academic literature and practices of teachers. Candidates will consider the strategies that are available to students to help create a motivated, positive climate for learning. There is a strong emphasis on active, authentic and constructivist planning and learning. There is a fee for Task Stream. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA, C- or higher in PSY 101, EDU 200 and accompanying seminar if required (201 for ERL, 207 for Middle, or 208 for AYA. No seminar required for Multi-Age). Corequisite: 225 (Early), EDU 227 (Middle), 228 (AYA) or 229 (Multi-Age).