Program Framework

Stanford Teacher Education Program Secondary Curriculum Outline

Curriculum Sequence

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Stanford Teacher Education Program
January 2020 | Stanford University
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This resource provides the sequence of courses for secondary teacher candidates in the Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP) for the 2019–20 academic year, which spans four quarters. The STEP curriculum underscores the integration of many areas of knowledge as a path to effective teaching. Teacher candidates are enrolled in a core Secondary Teaching Seminar across all four quarters. Additionally, teacher candidates take coursework in core curriculum and instructions content areas (e.g., English, Mathematics, Science, History, World Languages, etc.), as well as elective topics (e.g., Adolescent Development and Learning, Equity and Schooling, Literacy in Teaching, Supporting Students with Special Needs, etc.). Students are expected to complete a minimum of 45 units to earn the master’s degree and teaching credential. Syllabi for coursework are included on the website, which detail course assignment, course readings, and assessment requirements.