The student teaching courses are required for the initial teaching license. Students must have met subject matter competency prior to student teaching. Elementary and Secondary Education teacher candidates meet subject matter competence by passing the appropriate PRAXIS II examinations. Candidates must meet all state requirements for the Elementary Education Teaching License to apply to the Nevada Department of Education for licensure.
An electronic portfolio is required for the assessment of all teacher licensure candidates. The purpose of the portfolio is for candidates to show how their work in teacher education is linked to their own competency in the InTASC Domains of Professional Competence. The portfolio must be reviewed and approved by a National University faculty member prior to exiting the licensure program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences that respect cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical differences.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in establishing and maintaining inclusive learning environments enabling all learners to meet high standards while recognizing individual and cultural differences.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in establishing and maintaining learning environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- Integrate the discipline(s)’ central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures to create learning experiences accessible and meaningful for learners in mastering the content.
- Integrate concepts and differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in designing and using multiple methods of assessment that learners use to monitor their own growth and decision-making as well as guide the teacher in instructional planning.
- Integrate knowledge of learners and the community context in planning instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals of content areas.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in using a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
- Integrate knowledge and abilities in ongoing professional learning by using evidence to evaluate the influences of professional practices, choices, and actions on learners, families, other professionals, and the community.
- Seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities by collaborating with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and advancement in the profession.
- Evaluate the application of educational research, evidence-based practices, and academic writing with a focus on elementary education.
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