2010-11 Catalog

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Program Description

Master in Teaching Year 2

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Michael Vavrus education, history, political economy, Chris Ramsey-Sharp (S) , Gery Gerst (F,S) , Jana Dean mathematics instruction, storytelling, child development, Sonja Wiedenhaupt social and personality psychology

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10290 (16 GR)  Conditions Must be formally accepted into the Master in Teaching Program  

Winter: Enrollment Closed  CRN (Credit) Level 20183 (16 GR)  

Spring: Enrollment Closed  CRN (Credit) Level 30191 (16 GR)  

Credits: 16(F); 16(W); 16(S)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Day


Teacher candidates in the Master in Teaching program benefit from two full-time, 10-week, student teaching experiences. Consistent with our goals for graduate-level teacher preparation, the winter quarter is provided between the two student teaching assignments for personal reflection, continued growth in classroom teaching knowledge and skills, attention to professional activities and development of a professional growth plan.

The two student teaching internship placements are at different grade levels and in different schools, providing a well-rounded exposure to teaching in subject endorsement area/s with a variety of public school students. Candidates will be placed in classrooms where cooperating teachers have been identified by school districts as appropriate mentors for our teacher candidates. One student teaching placement is in a diverse, urban setting.

The first student-teaching experience begins in late August or early September in accordance with the public school calendar. This model is based on research indicating that having a student teaching experience in the opening weeks of the school year contributes positively to the success of a first-year teacher.

The second student-teaching assignment generally begins in early spring and continues toward the end of the academic year. With this second student-teaching opportunity, candidates will be able to (a) build upon previous teaching experiences, (b) gain an understanding of how teachers organize the curriculum in the closing months of the school year and (c) make comparisons between different school settings and grade levels.

The narrative evaluation of student-teaching performance is based on the Evergreen faculty supervisor’s observations in combination with the assessment of the cooperating classroom teacher. We use a nationally recognized assessment methodology that we have adapted for pre-service teacher education as well as the required Washington Evidence-Based Pedagogy Assessment Instrument. As required by the state of Washington, candidates must demonstrate a positive impact on their students’ learning.

Maximum Enrollment: 45

Advertised Schedule: Fall and Spring:Variable per school day Mon-Fri, 4-6p Tue  Winter: 11a-2p; 3-5p, Tue              9a-1p, Wed.              1-5p, Thurs              10a-12p; 1-4p Fri 

Required Fees: Fall $5 for magazine subscription. Winter $80 for placement file and master's papers book Spring $35 for residency teacher certification

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Teaching and further graduate work

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com