Clinical & Research Courses

Clinical & Research Coursework

Pre-service teachers at College of the Ozarks complete a well-balanced program of general education, specialized education, and professional education courses to become reflective decision-makers who are effective teachers. As a part of this program, many courses include research and clinical components to enhance the learning experience. Following is a listing of the primary field and research experiences a College of the Ozarks’ student will encounter during their program.

Course #

Course Name

Clinical

Research

EDU201

Classroom Observation

x

 

EDU203

Child Growth and Development

x

x

EDU211

Classroom Participation

x

 

EDU213

Orientation to Teaching

 

x

EDU222

Math for Early Childhood

x

 

EDU223

Language Arts Methods for Elem/Middle School

 

x

EDU243

Educational Media and Technology

 

x

EDU303

The Exceptional Learner

x

x

EDU313

Mathematics Methods for Elem/Middle School

x

x

EDU323

Reading Methods I

x

x

EDU332

Identifying and Prescribing Instruction in EC

x

 

EDU333

Foundations of American Education

 

x

EDU342

Reading Methods II

x

x

EDU354

Middle School Philosophy and Curriculum

x

x

EDU363

Elem/MS Tech. of Teaching Rdg. in Content Fields

x

x

EDU372

Science Methods for Elem/Middle School

x

x

EDU383

Social Studies Methods for Elem/Middle School

 

x

EDU393

Reading in Secondary Schools

x

x

EDU403

Early Childhood Program Management

x

x

EDU423

Educational Assessment

 

x

EDU433

Early Childhood Curriculum

x

x

EDU441

Teacher Assistant (1)

x

 

EDU45V

Student Teaching (10-11)

x

 

AED353

Art Education Methods I

 

x

AED453

Art Education Methods II

x

x

AGE443

Methods of Teaching Agriculture Education

x

 

DRM 403

Speech/Drama Methods

x

 

EED323

Multicultural and Adolescent Literature

 

x

ENG213

Writing Center Theory and Methodology

x

x

EED433

Methods of Teaching English

x

x

FLN463

Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language

x

x

HST403

Methods of Teaching Social Studies

x

x

MAT423

Methods of Teaching Math in the Secondary School

x

x

MUS252

Elem. Music Methods

x

x

MUS333

Elem. Vocal and Instrumental Methods

x

x

MUS443

Sec. Vocal and Instrumental Methods

x

x

PED383

Methods of Teaching PE in PK-8

x

x

PED393

Methods of Teaching PE in Secondary School

x

x

PSY213

Adolescent/Middle Level Psychology

x

x

SCE423

Methods of Teaching Science

x

 

 

Clinical Experience Information

All candidates at College of the Ozarks complete clinical experiences under the supervision of a qualified cooperating teacher and a qualified faculty member from College of the Ozarks. Student teacher placement is limited to the boundaries as approved on a map on file in the Education Office. There will be no exceptions to the approved distance in placement. Student teaching experiences are 14 weeks in duration.

The following exception should be noted. A candidate who has been employed in public or accredited nonpublic schools for at least two years as a teacher assistant will be given credit in lieu of conventional student teaching if the following conditions are met:

  1. The experience is concurrent with the candidate’s participation in the College of the Ozarks Teacher Education program and in the same content area and grade range for which the student is seeking certification;
  2. The experience includes teaching activities comparable to those required for other teacher candidates at College of the Ozarks;
  3. The teacher with whom the teacher assistant serves meets the qualifications for a cooperating teacher; 
  4. The teacher with whom the candidate serves is provided training for observing and evaluating the candidate’s teaching practice by College of the Ozarks; and
  5. The candidate is working with permission and under the authority of the principal of the school or a designee. 

Any questions regarding student teaching should be directed to the College's Education Office.


 


 


 



 



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