TES 276B

Exploration of Teaching B

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Course Description

Field-based initial experience directed at helping prospective teachers understand demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

When Taught






Other Prerequisites

FBI fingerprint and background clearance; concurrent enrollment with TES 276A.



Learning Outcome

Educator Preparation Program Outcomes This course is part of your preparation for licensure in a major or minor that is part of the BYU Educator Preparation Program (EPP).  This course will help you fulfill the EPP Outcomes required for accreditation.  Advisors in Education Student Services (350 MCKB / 801-422-3426) can answer questions you have about the licensure requirements (http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html) for your teaching major or minor. As students progress through the Technology and Engineering teacher education program, they should gain knowledge, dispositions and skills that will enable them to become effective teachers. The standards that encompass the knowledge, dispositions and skills that teachers should have are known as the UETS standards and can be found on the TEE Outcomes webpage. The following UETS standards will be addressed in this class (TEE 276).


Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

Course Outcomes - Level 1 (Listed as STEL and UETS); Course Outcomes - Level 2 (Listed in the table and below as objectives and how assignments meet level 1 criteria). Upon completion of this course students will: Identify and demonstrate characteristics of an effective teacher, including: Positive expectations Classroom management Lesson preparation A knowledge of one's own strengths and weaknesses Participate in clinical field experience to observe and to engage in meaningful education practices. Research and present supplementary educational research materials. Demonstrate an understanding of current issues facing public schools. Reflect in writing, discussion, and assignment the effective teacher model and how it is reinforced through public school observation and experience. Evaluate and assess one's own commitments and practices relative to teaching and learning with frequent reflections on teaching practices. A description of how these will be met are outlined in the table below:    Course Objectives UETS Standard (Utah Effective Teaching Standards) Assignment Assessment Student will become aware of the UETS Standards and will select and reflect about course assignments using these standards.   All School Observations Final Checklist Rubric   Student will become aware of the State Core Requirements in their content area and will connect lessons to the core.   1, 6 School Observations PPAT 2 Inquiry Lesson Plan Checklist Rubric Rubric Student will discuss complex issues that relate to their content area and the public purposes of education including the Moral Dimensions of Education (Goodlad).   1, 4, 9 PPAT 1-4 Final Rubric Rubric Student will experience the cultural of the school he/she visits and will consider his/her personal disposition to teach. 1, 4, 9 School Observation Field Experience Demographics Form Checklist Checklist Student will understand that teachers design instruction for specific learning goals, students' characteristics and needs, and learning contexts.   1, 2, 4, 9 School Observation PPAT 3-4 Inquiry Lesson Plan Checklist Rubric Students will experience teachers using on-going analysis of student learning to make instructional decisions.   6, 7, 8, 9 School Observations   Checklist Students will be able to access professional resources including websites, organizations, conferences, etc., that are available for their professional development.   8, 9 PPAT 4 Rubric Students will articulate their motivation, strengths, and weaknesses for becoming a teacher. 8 Final   Rubric Students will learn and practice the Standards for Technological & Engineering Literacy (8).   All In-class peer teaching Final Exam