Toward Becoming a Teacher


Winter 2015 quarter

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Many idealistic, well-intentioned new teachers find themselves frustrated by their early experiences in public schools and soon leave public education entirely. This frustration is not inevitable. This course, taught by a professor with more than 30 years’ experience teaching in public schools, will explore the skills needed to become a passionate, powerful teacher in the 21st century. We will investigate some of the inevitable struggles—both political and personal—that teachers encounter in public schools today, and we will hear how passionate teachers overcome those tensions. This course may be of particular interest to upper-division students who are considering careers in education, but will also interest any student who wishes to look closely at issues in public education today. As part of this course, students who plan to apply to the Master in Teaching program can begin the classroom observations required for application.

Fields of Study

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Thu

Final Schedule and Room Assignment

Books

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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Winter)

Class standing: Junior–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24

Winter

Course Reference Number

Jr - Sr (4 credits): 20037

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