May 27, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 407 - Education Seminar: Teacher as Reflective Practitioner

(3 credits)
This course is the student teaching seminar that supports pre-service teachers at the conclusion of their professional phase. Student teaching is the culminating experience for the senior student enrolled in the professional phase of the teacher preparation program at Saint Francis University. University faculty and cooperating teachers place emphasis on helping student teachers develop as reflective decision makers while applying educational theory to practice. Student teachers are required to attend weekly class sessions designed to reinforce and enhance the standards and expectations of the program. The seminar is a three-credit course open to only education majors and minors. This course will be accepted as an equivalent for CORE 407 . Any candidates wishing to enhance their professional practice will benefit from participation within the course. Content will include in-depth discussion of complex issues including: instructional best practices, ethical considerations, community collaboration, professional etiquette, school safety, technology and Educator Effectiveness: Danielson Framework for Teaching. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all upper level education courses prior to student teaching. Required clearances will be needed to participate.