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The Teacher Education Program at UNCP is a cross-disciplinary program, governed by the Teacher Education Committee and administered by the Dean of the School of Education.
The program of study, or curriculum, for teacher education majors is comprised of four components: General Education, Specialty Area (major), Educator Preparation Core Courses, and Content Pedagogy. A fifth component, an academic concentration, is required in some programs of study.
The General Education component includes study of the fine arts, literature, history, philosophy/religion, the social sciences, the natural sciences, mathematics, and physical education. The Specialty Area (major/licensure area) component is designed to provide in-depth understanding, skills, and knowledge specific to the chosen specialty/licensure area. The Educator Preparation Core Courses component includes study of the historical, social, psychological, and philosophical foundations of education; human growth and development; learning theories; curriculum, instruction; exceptional children, communication skills; and the integration of instructional technology. The Content Pedagogy component is designed to help the candidate learn how to teach content to public school students at the targeted age and grade level. The culminating professional development experience for prospective teachers is the senior internship (student teaching) under the direct supervision of a master teacher in a clinical setting.
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Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011
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