2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Toward Becoming a Teacher

REVISED

Winter 2014 quarter

Faculty
Steve Cifka
Fields of Study
education
Description
Many idealistic, well-intentioned new teachers find themselves frustrated by their early experiences in public schools and soon leave public education entirely. This frustration is not inevitable. This course, taught by an Evergreen graduate with more than 30 years’ experience teaching in public schools, will explore the skills needed to become a passionate, powerful teacher in the 21st century. We will investigate some of the inevitable struggles—both political and personal—that teachers encounter in public schools today, and we will hear how passionate teachers overcome those tensions. This course may be of particular interest to upper-division students who are considering careers in education, but will also interest any student who wishes to look closely at issues in public education today. As part of this course, students who plan to apply to the Master in Teaching program can begin the classroom observations required for application.
Advertised Schedule
6-10p Thu
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Evening

Program Revisions

Date Revision
August 26th, 2013 Course added August 26, 2013.