1 URIs School of Education Dr. Kern, Advisor Joyce Wolf, Leader Freshman Orientation Summer 2008
2 4 Year View--BIG Picture Year 1--foundations, early field experience, explore majors(s) Summer--take admission test or 1100 SATs Year 2--apply to School of Education, develop content expertise, experience working with adolescents (perhaps study abroad) Year 3--build content and teaching knowledge, more field experiences (perhaps study abroad)--apply to SOE if you did not get in your sophomore year Summer--take teacher licensure tests Year 4--Fall methods and begin work in your student teaching placement; Spring Student Teach full-time and seminar
3 Teach!! Teach?? Why do you want to teach? Why I wanted to become a teacher… Why I have never regretted this path… What knowledge, skills and dispositions do you think youll need to teach adolescents and be happy in this career?
4 Many paths to teaching 1. Undergraduate double major at URI 2. Undergraduate Arts & Sciences major at URI, then either: a. complete teacher certification as part of a Masters degree program (URI offers this) b. earn alternative teacher certification c. teach in a private school for 2 years, fulfill other requirements and become licensed through the RI Department of Education.
5 Path 1… URIs School of Education What faculty (and your future students) value and expect in successful teacher candidates: Knowledge Skills Dispositions
6 Path 1…what URIs School of Education will give YOU Advising Mentoring Leadership Research-based best practices Experiences in diverse and varied public schools Support as you learn to teach State-of-the-art Curriculum Materials Library and technological resources to support your teaching Reciprocity Recognition 2 degrees to provide career options later
7 No need to decide today… The beauty of Gen Eds! Focus: Year 1--foundations, early field experience, explore majors(s), time Summer--complete PPST (Praxis I) OR have SAT combined score of 1100 or higher (on reading and math sections) OR the ACT equivalent score (24 or higher) Year 2--apply to School of Education, develop content expertise, experience working with adolescents (perhaps study abroad)
8 Today…tomorrow Make your Fall 2008 schedule Learning Community--URI 101 EDC 102 Introduction to American Education Advising--University College 1x minimum with both major advisors Mentoring--School of Education events, website, Living Learning Community, Teacher Leader Club, Portfolio Development sessions
9 Open door to the School of Education..even though UC is home! Chafee Hall, 7th floor, 705 main office Meet faculty and staff…Dr. Byrd, Director Office of Teacher Education, 701 Chafee Advisor office hours at UC and Chafee Emergency contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or call email@example.com School of Education Website Emails from Dr. K if your email is correct on eCampus Bulletin Boards to keep you updated
10 5 easy steps to make your first URI schedule of classes! 1. Choose a learning community (be sure to think about any special areas to consider…AP credits, TD courses, sports 2. Grid the times of these classes M-F 3. Pick 2 more classes--grid them and write them on your white sheet 4. Ask Dr. K to check your draft--get pink sheet 5. Copy white draft onto pink sheet carefully. Give pink sheet to Dr. K and head out to home spot on the QUAD CONGRATS! Youve drafted your 1st URI class schedule. See you tomorrow!