The course sequence at DTR is carefully designed for residents to gain the knowledge and skills appropriate for beginning teachers, while completing the 10 course sequence in a 14-month period.
Course Scope & Sequence (subject to change)
SED 521: Models of Teaching
EDCI 514: Management and Curriculum Development for Diverse Learners
EDCI 595: Classroom Action Research (graduate thesis)
EDCI 523: Internship (clinical apprenticeship)
SED 513: Curriculum (elementary/secondary)
EDCI 517: Reading and Learning in Content Area
EDCI 559: Diversity and Equity in Education Instruction
SED 510: Assessment
EDCI 515: Effective Teaching in Diverse Environments
Classroom management is essential for success in the classroom; having an understanding of management styles and the relation to instruction will assist in a successful beginning of the year. An understanding of the models of teaching and curriculum are crucial for beginning teachers when planning lessons. A focus on action research will insure they are prepared for data-based decision making and conducting inquiry projects during the academic year. Diversity in the classroom is a given; preparing residents for this reality early in their experience will allow them to build on the strengths of all students. After having mastered some basics of content-specific pedagogy, introducing ideas such as content literacy will be less daunting for the residents. Following the year-long residency, Effective Teaching will be capstone courses that allow for in-depth reflection on the year as well as planning for the upcoming school year.