Toward Becoming a Teacher

Fall 2016
Credits per 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 an Evergreen graduate with more than 30 years’ experience teaching in public schools, will explore the skills needed to become a passionate, effective 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: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: education, social work, education policy

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Tuesday, 6-10 pm. First class meeting Tue, Sept 27, 6pm, Seminar 2 C2107.