Program Framework

University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program - Year 1 Course of Study (The Foundation Year)

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Urban Teacher Education Program
January 2020 | University of Chicago
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This resource provides the sequence of courses for teacher candidates in the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program during Year 1: The Foundation Year. During this year, the coursework establishes fundamental knowledge for effective teaching in an urban school through seminar-based coursework, diverse urban field experiences, and gradually increasing, supported clinical training in the University of Chicago Charter School classrooms. Additionally, the Foundations of Education Seminar is central to the curriculum, which is a daylong seminar course that comprises three strands: Academic Coursework, Guided Fieldwork, and Soul Strand. During the Foundation Year, students also take a number of content and methods Courses in literacy, math, science, and social science to fulfill requirements for both the elementary and middle grades endorsement pathways. An overview of the Foundations of Education Seminar, course descriptions, and other requirements are provided on the website.