Practicum in Technology Education
Course Outcome - Level 1
Educator Preparation Program Outcomes
This course is part of your preparation for licensure in a major or minor that is part of the BYU Educator Preparation Program (EPP). This course will help you fulfill the EPP Outcomes required for accreditation. Advisors in Education Student Services (350 MCKB / 801-422-3426) can answer questions you have about the licensure requirements (http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html) for your teaching major or minor.
- UETS Standard 1 - Learner and Development:The teacher understands cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas of student development.
- UETS Standard 2 - Learning Differences: The teacher understands individual learner differences and cultural and linguistic diversity.
- UETS Standard 3 - Learning Environments:The teacher works with learners to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, encouraging positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- UETS Standard 4 - Content Knowledge:The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structure of the discipline.
- UETS Standard 5 - Assessment:The teacher uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, monitor learner progress, guide planning and instruction, and determine whether the outcomes described in the content standards have been met.
- UETS Standard 6- Instructional Planning:The teacher plans instruction to support students in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing uopn knowlege of content area, Core Curriculum standards, instructional best practices, and the community context.
- UETS Standard 7- Instructional Strategies:The teacher uses various instructional strategies to ensure that all learners develop a deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and build skills to apply and extend knowledge in meaningful ways.
- UETS Standard 8 - Reflection and Continuous Growth: The teacher is a reflectiv practitioner who uses evidence to continually evaluate and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.
Course Outcomes - Level 2
- Students will identify the basic steps of the Backwards Design approach to curriculum development and use these steps to develop a curricular unit to be taught as part of the practicum experience in a middle school setting.
- As part of their practicum experience, students will successfully develop and teach a curricular unit (including unit plan, lesson plans, assessments, lab experiences, instructional materials) in a middle school technology and engineering classroom. Note: the mentor teacher and the university supervisor will assess this practicum experience using the CPAS assessment.
- During their practicum experience, students will demonstrate effective classroom management strategies.