By Dr. David Snyder, Professor, School of Music
Originally published in Progressive Measures, Fall 2014, Volume 10, Issue 1.
The Educational Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) will be required of all student teachers in Illinois starting in the fall of 2015. Several universities have already been piloting this new assessment, yielding some data that can help all of us better prepare our student teachers for when this assessment begins next year. Continue reading
By Dr. Ryan A. Brown, Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Dr. Adrian Lyde, Assistant Professor of Health Education, Department of Health Sciences
Originally published in Progressive Measures, Fall 2012, Volume 8, Issue 1.
Teacher education courses often engage students in field experiences that include observations, instructional assisting, and teaching. This is certainly true here at Illinois State University. In the secondary education program, C&I 216 (Instructional and Assessment Methods in Secondary Education) includes a substantial field experience of 10 weeks that begins with student observations and ends with the students teaching three lessons on consecutive days. The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the field experience that exists in C&I 216 by exploring the potential student growth in professionalism that students attribute to the experience. This study describes pre-service teachers’ perceived growth in selected professional dimensions related to intellectual and ethical commitments of ISU’s conceptual framework. Continue reading