Experience and participate as you learn about the role and characteristics of an effective educator. Observe and participate with teachers and students in the classroom. Learn about current teaching methods and instructional strategies. Explore assessments and when/how to use them. Discover how students learn and how to differentiate instruction to assist all learners. Recognize ways to effectively use educational technology in the classroom.

Students will learn, observe, and experience how an educator uses instructional strategies to successfully manage a classroom. Learn about the role of an educator and the importance of teaching as a profession. Learn to apply instructional strategies and create learner appropriate activities that inspire each student to enjoy learning.

Students will explore the exciting world of teaching and participate in field observations. Become familiar with the personal and professional expectations and responsibilities of an educator. Create an electronic portfolio that includes classroom management techniques, formative and summative assessments, technology in the classroom, data collection and analysis, and a variety of lesson plans. This course offers Concurrent Enrollment credit through Weber State University.

This course includes a classroom component as well as the opportunity to intern with an Elementary or Secondary educator in their classroom. The course covers: the application process, legal and safety issues, ethics, goal setting, teamwork, conflict resolution, attitude, and incorporates UtahFutures and the Pathways initiatives, etc.