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EDCI 3301
Theory and Practice for Public School Teaching
Three semester hours.
This is a study of basic theories and principles of pedagogy with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and instructional materials and strategies based on current research and the Learner-Centered Proficiencies. Lesson planning and a variety of authentic assessment techniques in specific content areas as specified by TEKS for children PK-12 will also be emphasized. Technology applications such as Angel, PowerPoint, word processing, scanning, and hyper-linking will be used to help students develop an e-portfolio and complete other assigned tasks. Students will participate in 40 contact hours of field-based activities will enable students to link theory to practices through a variety of projects in age and developmentally appropriate school settings. A grade of "C" or better must be earned to successfully complete the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education, 2.7 overall grade point average, and consent of department chair. Corequisite: EDCI 3302, EDBE 3322 or EDRD 3302.

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