Course Code: 210479

Gain insight into the nature of teaching. Examine such topics as self-esteem, personal values, personality, and learning styles. Students must provide their own transportation for extended classroom experiences which include internships in elementary, middle, and high schools.

DE (Dual Enrollment), WBL (Work-based learning), IBC (Industry-based Certification)

Laci Stokes

Master’s of Educational Leadership
Caddo Parish teacher since 2007
Student Teacher Supervision certification

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  • (318) 364-1948
  • ldstokes@caddoschools.org

Teaching Professions is a high school course designed to attract students to working with young people, to give an overview of the educational field, to provide information and field experiences relevant to pursing a collegiate degree, and to prepare them for the rigors of a career working with children so they will remain long-term educators. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to enroll in and take this course.

* Internship/Field Experience: Students are required to have 25 hours of field experiences. They must observe in preschool/elementary, middle school, high school, and/or special education classrooms. Teaching Professions students must create at least one lesson plan, under the close supervision of the cooperating teacher that could be presented to a small group or whole class of students. The Teaching Professions instructor will be responsible for securing, monitoring, and evaluating field placements for participants. Students must have a training agreement on file before being allowed to participate in internships. The training agreement specifies the qualifications for participation in the program.

* Service Projects: Students will keep a log of community, school, or other service projects for which they participate. These may be with their school, church, or other community organization. A total of 15 service hours are required by the end of the year.

* Portfolios: These are a major portion of the coursework and final grade that will be worked on in class and completed in the spring semester. Portfolio contents include (but are not limited to): résumés, letters of recommendation, college acceptance letters, school work samples, certifications, honors/awards, and CCTC and home school involvement.

* Enriched Grading Scale:

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 59 and Below

o Grades are based on the following activities:

* Weekly Bell Ringers

* Service Log

* Essays

* Unit Tests

* Portfolio

* Projects

* Bulletin Boards

* Presentations (group and individual)

* Lesson Plans

* Internship Assignments