Departmental Standards for the Teaching Profession
The following seven standards for the teaching profession reflect a connection between the goals of Wooster’s teacher education program and the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Professions. Listed below is a brief explanation of what the Department expects teacher licensure candidates to achieve by the end of the teacher education program:
- Student Learning: Candidates understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of students they will teach.
- Content Knowledge: Candidates know and understand the content area for which they will have instructional responsibility.
- Assessment: Candidates understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate, and ensure student learning.
- Instruction: Candidates plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
- Learning Environment: Candidates create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievements for all students.
- Collaboration and Communication: Candidates collaborate and communicate with students, parents, families, and other educators, administrators, and the community to support student learning.
- Professional Responsibility, Growth, and Reflection: Through reflection, candidates assume responsibility for professional growth, performance, and involvement as individuals and as members of a learning community.
Cross-listed Courses Accepted for Education Credit
AFST 10000. Intro to Africana Studies [AH, C,HSS]
COMD 14500. Language Development in Children [HSS]
COMM 15200. Public Speaking [AH]
HIST 11500. History of Black America [C, HSS]
PHIL 22300. Philosophy, Culture, and Education [AH]
PSYC 11000. Child & Adolescent Development [HSS]
PSYC 32700. Developmental Psyc:Theory & Research [W]
PSYC 32700L. Developmental Psychology Lab
Sociology and Anthropology
SOAN 20100. Education in Sociocultural Context [C, HSS]
SOCI 20900. Inequality in America [HSS]
SOCI 21400. Racial & Ethnic Groups in Amer Society [C, HSS]