EDU 420 - Seminar in Professional Studies & Community Education

Course unit(s): 1
Prerequisite(s): Admission to professional semester.
As part of the Professional Semester, this course will provide teacher candidates an overview of the education profession with an emphasis on studies and experiences connected with individual teacher professionalism and ethical practice.  The course will investigate issues confronting the professional educational community, such as standardized testing, school reorganization, and appropriate school/ community/family relationships in the context of the rights and responsibilities of the professional teacher.  Other topics of exploration will include Pennsylvania school law (i.e. Chapter 4: Academic Standards and Assessment; Chapter 11: Student Attendance; and Chapter 12: Students and Student Services) and national professional organizations and standards.

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