General Methods of Teaching
Studying a variety of instructional models and learning theories, candidates plan and implement differentiated instruction and assessment, reflecting both the Core Standards/Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and the Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development anfd Licensure. Candidates analyze multiple classroom settings to design model learning communities focused on student engagement and learning. They design, evaluate, and use technology to enhance learning environments, and they address the teacher as professional by revisiting their initial philosophy of education. To provide an opportunity to apply their learning with regard to instructional design, candidates are assigned a minimum of 20 hours in a field experience in which they work with diverse elementary or middle school learners.