The Teacher Education Honors Program will consist of the following:
A. Participation in an Orientation Seminar/Experience during the first two weeks of the first semester of enrollment with other students enrolled in the Teacher Education Honors Program. A Faculty Mentor will be identified for each student at the time.
B. Participation in three
College of Education Specific Honors Courses:
1. An initial (1) credit course to be taken at the beginning of participation in the Honors Program. This course will focus on service to social/cultural agencies and programs related to education. (Hands-On Museum, Tipton-Haynes Farm, Rocky Mount as examples)
2. A second (1) credit hour course to be taken after 60 hours have been completed. This course will focus on service to health and recreational agencies and programs related to education (clinics, community sports, and other recreational facilities as examples).
3. A final (1) credit hour course in the semester prior to Student Teaching. Activities will include service to teaching-learning experiences beyond regular classroom experience. (Alternative Schools, Remedial Programs, Gifted Programs as examples)
These three (1) credit hour courses will substitute for EDFN 4581
A. Enrollment in
the Honors section of EDFN 2300 (Foundations of Teaching). In this course students will compete specialized community
experiences that are not a part of the regular class activities. The focus of these experiences will be on participating in
service activities to benefit studentsí communities in our region.
In addition to the service-learning experiences, students will extent
their knowledge about the agencies in which they serve and their value to
education. Students will
incorporate experiences of this class into their reflective journals.
B. Enrollment in the Honors section of SPED 2300 (Exceptional Learners). In
this course students will participate in service-learning activities in settings
related to working with individuals with disabilities that are not a part o
regular class. They will gain
additional knowledge about the settings in which they do service learning. All experiences will be added to the reflective journals.
Enrollment in the Honors Section of CUAI 4580, ECED 4580 (Student
Teaching Practicum). This
experience will include placement in a Professional Development School and will
include community service beyond that expected in the regular class as a
component of student teaching. The
student teaching experience will be presented in part or in total in an action
research format with the journal reflecting the effects of the studentís
activities in relationship to agencies and persons involved.
All experiences will be documented in the continuing reflective journal
that will show knowledge acquired and service performed.
Education Designated Honors Courses or Sections:
|HDAL 2008 (Honors Service Learning)||1|
|PEXS 3008 (Honors Service Learning)||1|
|CUAI 4008 (Honors Service Learning)||1|
|EDFN 2300 (Foundations of Teaching)||3|
|SPED 2300 (Exceptional Learners)||3|
|CUAI 4580, ECED-4580 (Student Teaching Practicum)||12|
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