Our Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) has been undergoing a major renewal. Based on the latest research on teacher education, and in collaboration with the College of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Public School Partners, we launched an updated Masters in Teaching (MIT) program in March, 2009.
STEP offers an MIT plus Certificate for middle school and high school teaching in:
Here are some of the exciting features of our redesigned program:
You will be eligible for certification after four consecutive quarters in the program, finishing student teaching in late March (March is traditionally the beginning of hiring season; our students often work as long- or short-term substitute teachers in the spring).
Field-based learning has been a hallmark of UW Teacher Education for many years. In the revised program you will have significant work in school settings each quarter:
Spring. You will begin learning subject-specific methods with UW faculty known for their cutting-edge work in curriculum and instruction, in urban classrooms taught by expert teachers.
Summer. You will learn to work with English language learners, help students with reading and writing in your subject, and learn about multicultural education while working with groups of young people in a local high school summer bridge program for entering freshmen.
Autumn. Beginning with the new public school year, you will join the school community of one of our Partner Schools, public schools with high levels of socioeconomic, ethnic and racial diversity. You will spend the first month of the year immersed in your school, then continue to work with one or two classes throughout fall quarter as you take courses at the University.
Winter. During winter quarter you will take on full responsibility for teaching three classes, working with students who need extra support, and completing your course work in time for hiring season in late March.
EDTEP 560 Teaching for Learning I (3cr)
EDTEP 562 Adolescent Development I (2cr)
EDTEP 580/582/584/586/588 Conent-Area Methods I (5cr)
EDTEP 566 Creating Classrooms for All Students (2cr)
EDTEP 564 Working in Schools (2cr) – weekly Reflective Seminar
EDTEP 591 One day a week plus 1-week full time placement (early May) and weekly CBO experience (3cr)
Q1 total credits 17
EDTEP 575 Working with English Language Learners & Literacy Across the Curriculum (4cr)
EDTEP 551 Multicultural Education (3cr)
EDTEP 571 Topics & Tensions in Education (4cr)
EDC&I 494 Issues of Abuse (1cr)
EDC&I 485 Technology Workshop (1cr)
EDTEP 592 Integrated placement @ Garfield HS Summer Bridge and Sammamish HS Starting Strong (3cr)
Q2 Total Credits 16
EDTEP 573 Assessment in Secondary Education (4cr)
EDTEP 566 Creating Classrooms for all Students (2cr)
EDTEP 581/583/585/587/589 Content-Area Methods II (3cr)
EDTEP 564 Working in Schools (2cr) – 5 seminars plus school-site meetings
EDTEP 593 Full time placement late August through September; part time Oct-Dec (5cr)
Total Q3 Credits 16
EDTEP 561 Teaching for Learning II (2cr)
EDTEP 563 Adolescent Development II (2cr)
(courses held one night per week)
EDTEP 564 Working in Schools (1cr)
Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA)
EDTEP 601 Full-time student teaching through late March (10cr); TCs follow teacher contract hours
Total Q4 Credits: 15
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Location: Miller 104 11:00am
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