2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

EDUC 61618 Educational Theory Applied to Practice

This course is designed to assist candidates in developing deeper understanding of learning theories that form the foundation for best practices in teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on applying the theories to the improvement of instruction in the classroom. Candidates will continue to apply the knowledge gained about theories in the evidence of student learning and how it is described, analyzed and reflected upon in Component 3 of the National Boards process. This includes continued work on videotaping and refining the written commentary in Component 3. Increased understanding of learning theories is part of Phase II, Theory and Practice of Accomplished Teaching, providing for deeper examination of the candidate's current practice and how that practice may change through the certification process. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, the Teacher Leader Program is a cohort model. It is expected that the courses will be taken in the required sequence.