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Alternate Route Pre-service Workshop at Kean University

Sample Syllabus

An Introduction to the Teaching Profession: A 24 Hour Pre-service Program

Kean University

Syllabus: Fall 2016


Course Requirements:

  • Four-hour Field Observation
  • Class attendance and participation

HIGHLY Recommended Reading:

  • Wong, H. K., & Wong, R. T. (2001) The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher; Harry K. Wong Publications Inc.
  • Levin, F. A., & McCullough, M. (2008).Guide for Alternate Route Teachers: strategies for Literacy Development, Classroom Management, and Teaching and Learning, K-12. Boston: Pearson Education Inc.


Friday Evening:  4:30pm-8:30pm

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Webinar, “Licensing Requirements for Alternate Route Applicants”
  3. History of Education
  4. Professional Standards
  5. Field Observation Sharing

·       Assignment: Philosophy of Education – Due Sunday


Saturday:  9:00am-6:00pm (Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm)

  1. Who is the Learner?  (Multiple Intelligences, Learning Styles, Tracking, Diversity)
  2. How do I reach these Learners? Lesson Planning and its parts:  Bloom’s Taxonomy & embedding literacy instruction throughout.
  3. Differentiated Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Questioning strategies, Assessment, Rubrics)


Sunday: 9:00am-6:00pm (Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm)

  1. Philosophy of Education
  2. Classroom management
  3. Danielson evaluation model for classroom and tenure laws
  4. Home-School Connection
  5. HIB law in schools (Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying)
  6. Create a lesson plan in the computer lab
  7. Technology in the classroom
  8. Contextual Factors/Finding a Teaching Position: Strategies for the present climate
  9. Recap of weekend course/Evaluation of Course                                   

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