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BTP Courses

A 40-42 credit TSPC-approved program (24 credits coursework; 16-18 credits field experience)

** We strongly recommend Psy 311 (for all students), and Math 211, 212, 213 (for elementary level students) be completed prior to beginning fall BTP coursework.

CI 437/537 Professional Portfolio Development (2)

This course is designed to assist students in the development of a professional portfolio, become familiar with national, state, and district teaching standards for teachers and K-12 students and become knowledgeable on educational law. You will develop an initial teaching philosophy paper that will reflect your personal expression of values and goals as they relate to your practice. This paper will be refined throughout your program. Additionally, students will begin observation of and data gathering in their district’s learning community.  

CI 412/512 Teaching and Learning in Diverse Settings (3)

Principles of human learning and related practices for classroom teaching. The psychology of learning in a school setting includes both individual and group generalizations. The roles and functions of a classroom teacher as a facilitator of learning and a decision maker concerning pupil needs and achievement.

CI 438/538 Language and Literacy Development of Diverse Learners (3)

Course designed for preservice student to help them guide elementary, mid-level, and secondary students in acquiring skills needed for reading/thinking, writing and study in the content areas. Emphasis on the functional teaching of reading and writing – the design and preparation of materials to use with textbooks in all school subjects.

CI 419/519 SSM (Special Secondary Methods) (3)

Problems and methods in selecting and organizing materials for instruction: comparison and evaluation of methods, laboratory techniques, supplies, equipment, or economy of time and materials. Prerequisite: admission to the Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program.

CI 435/535 Planning, Assessment, and Curriculum (3)

This course explores the theoretical frameworks and practical strategies for multiple approaches to assessment that aligns with unit goals. “Beginning with the end in mind” students will learn how to use assessment data to plan effective classroom instruction across subject areas for all groups of students based on their individual needs. Students will learn the components of lesson and unit planning, assessing and teaching diverse populations, as well as begin the framework for their first Work Sample. Finally, students will continue their professional evolution as they refine their teaching philosophy statement.

CI 411/511 Classroom Management (3)

Classroom organization and strategies for establishing a climate for learning, as well as cooperation among students in the elementary classroom. Examines factors that can affect pupil behavior and participation. Students learn about community and school resources and how to access these.

CI 417/517 Integrated Methods II: Health, Science, Social Studies (5)

Students explore trends, practices, materials, and resources for teaching health, science, and social science in the elementary classroom. Includes content-specific methods and materials as well as those appropriate to an integrated elementary curriculum. Field experience required.

CI 418/518 Integrated Methods III: Art, Music, Math, Physical Education (5)

Students explore trends, practices, materials, and resources for teaching art, music, mathematics, and physical education in the elementary classroom. Includes content-specific methods and materials as well as those appropriate to an integrated elementary curriculum. Field experience required.

CI 413/513 Instruction and Technology (3)

Principles and skills for organization and presentation of K-12 classroom instruction. Topics included are: student needs analysis, planning, direct and indirect instructional techniques, use of aides, assessment of pupil achievement, and evaluation of teaching. Includes mediated instruction and preparation and use of instructional materials.

CI 415/515 The Reflective Practitioner (4)

Perspectives and techniques for formal and informal analysis, information gathering, decision making, value judgments about educational practice.

CI 448/548 Advanced Secondary Methods (3)

Concentrated study of recent trends in the curriculum and methodology of the subject area. Investigates the problems and methods in selecting and organizing materials for instruction, including integration of media, computers, and technology. Separate courses in art, business education, English, health, mathematics, modern foreign languages, music, physical education, reading and composition, science, social science, speech, theater arts.

CI 450/550; 452/552; 454/554; 456/556 Student Teaching I (4)

Observation and some teaching under direction of supervising classroom teacher and University supervisor in conjunction with assignments related to methods and coursework diagnosis of individual needs.

CI 451/551; 453/553; 455/555; 457/557 Student Teaching II (9)

Observation and teaching under direction of classroom teacher and University supervisor. Direct responsibility for learning activities, developing skills in techniques of teaching and classroom management; related professional activities. Weekly seminar.

CI 410/510 Internship (9)

Students fulfill the requirements as set forth by Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, CHAPTER 584, DIVISION 005 (62): “Intern”: A student of an approved institution who serves as a teacher under the supervision of the institution and of the school district in order to acquire practical experience in lieu of student teaching. 

Interns have full classroom responsibility to be completed over the school year. They will participate in all teacher activities and attend a weekly Reflective Practitioner Class at PSU. The calendar year for interns will correspond with that of all other classroom teachers in their assigned district. 

 

See Student Teaching Handbook section for complete description of the following:

  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching I: ECE (4 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching I: Elem (4 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching I: ML (4 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching I: HS (4 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching II: ECE (9 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching II: Elem (9 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching II: ML (9 credits)
  • CI 425/525 Student Teaching II: HS (9 credits)
  • CI 410/510 Internship: ECE (9 credits)
  • CI 410/510 Internship: Elem (9 credits)
  • CI 410/510 Internship: MS (9 credits)
  • CI 410/510 Internship: HS (9 credits)

Students fulfill the requirements as set forth by Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Chapter 584, Division 005 (62): “Intern:" A student of an approved institution who serves as a teacher under the supervision of the institution and of the school district in order to acquire practical experience in lieu of student teaching. Interns have full classroom responsibility to be completed over the school year. They will participate in all teacher activities and attend a weekly Reflective Practitioner Class at PSU. The calendar year for interns will correspond with that of all other classroom teachers in their assigned district.