Exploration of Teaching

Exploration of Teaching
Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPETE 230 & PETE 274; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
 ProgramsContaining PETE 276R
Course Outcomes

National Standards

Demonstrate an understanding of the National Standards in relationship to junior high school students as evidenced through the TWS assignment.


Demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that exhibit professionalism. Students will demonstrate competence as evidences by their attendance in class, appropriate dress, lesson plan preparation, and the group TWS assignment.

Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate traditional and authentic assessment strategies by applying them to an assigned unit of instruction, creating objectives and designing assessments to meet those objectives in all three learning domains completing two sections of the Teacher Work Sample (TWS).

Lesson Planning

Write developmentally appropriate lesson plans for junior high school students using the known characteristics of junior high students. Students will demonstrate competence as evidenced by completed lesson plans required as a part of the middle school teaching practicum experience.

Trends in Physical Education

Students will demonstrate the ability to identify the current trends in physical education assessment and grading strategies as evidenced through written reaction papers, and quizzes.

Management Skills

Model appropriate instruction and management skills when teaching junior high students. Students will demonstrate competence through completion of the desired competency viewing assignment, and the final desired competency project from their middle school teaching practicum experience.