Emphasis on introduction to best educational practices related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This course includes lesson planning, lesson presentations, and lesson reflection and analysis. Emphasis on writing, speaking and listening. Students need to earn a B or better in this course to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Field hours or experience required.

Teaching at the secondary level for an entire semester with one quarter in a middle school and the other in a high school. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching.

Teaching at the elementary and middle school levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching.

Teaching at the pre-K-12 levels. Capstone experience typically completed in the final semester. Prerequisites: admission to the teacher education program, admission to student teaching. For initial licensure candidates, passing Praxis II score. May be repeated for credit.

Designed to assist student teachers in integrating theory with practice through discussion and individual conferences. Special emphasis on specific aspects of the teaching profession such as contracts, career, and life planning, professional organizations, resume preparation, interviews, legal rights and licensure. The final portfolio is completed in this course.

The Professional Portfolio is the capstone project of an education student, and is part of the Wisconsin licensure process. This course includes designing a learning segment, teaching and video recording lessons in a K-12 student teaching placement, assessment of student learning, and extensive reflection on the teaching and learning process. Prerequisite: All previous education courses must be completed. This course must be taken during student teaching.

This course provides independent reading and/or research, at the post-baccaulareate or master degree level, under the direction of a faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. May be repeated for credit.

Study the holistic development of the early adolescent; explore structure of middle level learning environments; plan, design, and assess approaches to teaching and learning, including authentic learning, management of behavior and learning environments, awareness of student services. Field experience hours required.

A class designed for the music education major. The study of teaching and directing techniques for the middle/junior high school learner, with emphasis on the physical, psychological, and emotional development of adolescents. Course will include: 1) general music; 2) choral music; 3) curriculum design; 4) the changing voice; 5) selecting and evaluating age-appropriate repertoire; 6) playing fretted instruments, folk instruments, rhythmic instruments, melody instruments, and recorders in order to employ them as teaching tools. Offered every third semester.

A course, on a special topic in the discipline at the post-baccalaureate or master degree level, offered on the basis of need, interest, or time lines. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.