SFL 276R

Exploration of Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences

Family Life College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

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

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Other Prerequisites

Major-area preadmission requirements; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.

Title

Aligning Curriculum and Instructional Goals

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to use the strands and standards developed by the Utah State Board of Education to identify a central conept for planning instruciton appropriate to a particular grade level and topic. 

Title

Analyzing Classroom Instruction

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and describe the family and consumer sciences experiences of adolescents in terms of the tasks, discourse and learning environments they observe in public school classrooms, and can reconcile the theoretical principles of their university experience with the reality of a secondary classroom.

Title

Family and Consumer Sciences Practices

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to understand family and consumer sciences practices and use them to engage in meaningful family and consumer sciences exploration and reflect on their own use of these practices to make inferences about how adolescents might engage in family and consumer sciences tasks.

Title

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Family and Consumer Sciences

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning family and consumer sciences eductaion based on the professional standards for teaching family and consumer sciences, the moral dimensions of teaching, and the INTASC standards.