- Learners and Learning
- Contexts of Schooling
- Knowing, Teaching and Assessing
- Professional Practice
While these themes reverberate throughout all of the courses and fieldwork, there is also a single course or a course combination focused specifically on each of these themes.
- Human Growth and Learning (BEDUC 402) emphasizes constructivism but also provides students with an opportunity to learn about several different theories of learning, multiple intelligences, and developmentally appropriate instruction.
- Contexts of Schooling (BEDUC 405) focuses on the historical, legal, philosophical, political, ethical and social contexts of learning as a way of revealing the complexity of schooling.
- Teaching methods in the program are primarily provided in the courses constituting the "knowing, teaching, and assessing" theme.
- Instructional Design and Assessment (BEDUC 416) serves an integrating role for these methods courses within the curriculum.
- Seminars (example: BEDUC 425) in which students reflect on professional practice are conducted each quarter.
Our Teacher Certification program is a performance-based program designed around a cohort model. Five-quarter option requires one quarter of part-time study followed by a summer and three quarters of full-time study.