Teaching Chapter 2: Becoming A Teacher

Teaching Chapter 2: Becoming A Teacher

teaching academies
Specialized programs within high schools that help students to explore the teaching profession through classes, observations, and hands-on experiences.
teacher education programs
University or college programs that prepare students to become teachers.
grants
Money that is given for a specific purpose, such as educational expenses, that does not have to be repaid.
job shadowing
A short-term experience that allows the student to follow an experienced worker and see the day-to-day activities of a particular career.
service-learning
A type of volunteer effort that links classroom learning with hands-on experience in order to meet community needs.
prerequisite course
A course that must be completed before entering a program or prior to taking a higher-level course.
proficiency test
A test that measures skill and knowledge in a subject area.
student teaching
A period during which a teacher education student practices and acquires teaching skill under the supervision of an experienced teacher.
cooperating teacher
An experienced teacher who supervises and mentors a student teacher.
certified teacher
A person who has met the state requirements for teacher preparation.
reciprocal agreements
In teaching, agreements between states that allow teachers certified to teach in one state to teach in another state that is part of the agreement.
teaching license
A formal document, issued by a state, verifying that a teacher is qualified to teach at specific grade levels or particular subject areas.
career goal
A concise statement of the specific career toward which a person is working.
personal portfolio
An organized collection of materials and information that shows how personal knowledge, skills, and attitudes have developed over time.
artifacts
Physical items that are part of a portfolio, such as projects, such as projects or papers, examples from a related volunteer activity, and academic and other awards.
philosophy of teaching
A personal statement about your thoughts, views, and values as they relate to teaching.
articulate
To express thoughts into words.