General Course Information for TED470: Student Teach/E-Portfolio

Course: TED470 - Student Teach/E-Portfolio
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Course Description:

The Student Teaching Seminar is designed to assess teacher candidates' development as professional educators. Teacher candidates will be guided through their student teaching seminar to demonstrate their professional education competency by successfully completing a Professional Electronic Portfolio. The ePortfolio is aligned with the six Teaching Performance Expectation Domains cited in the Student Teaching Handbook. The Student Teaching Seminar Syllabus is designed for either an online or face-to-face (on-site) delivery mode. The online Threaded Discussion Topics and Assignments can be adapted for small or large group discussions within a face-to-face (on-site) classroom setting. When the delivery mode for this course is online, students must upload their artifacts/reflections in two places: 1) the Seminar Course electronic drop-box and 2) the ePortfolio (foliotex). Grading is by S or U only.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate how effective teachers make subject matter comprehensible for all students by demonstrating knowledge of the content and by using active student learning strategies.
  • Demonstrate how effective teachers assess and interpret student learning by using appropriate assessment strategies.
  • Describe how effective teachers engage and support all students in learning by focusing on the learner, adapting to learner diversity, and fostering effective communication in the learning environment.
  • Demonstrate how effective teachers plan instruction by designing and providing meaningful learning experiences for all students.
  • Describe how effective teachers create and maintain a positive and safe learning environment.
  • Describe professional educators' legal and ethical obligations that include how to foster positive parent and school community relationships.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:


Contact the Library:

  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures