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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ALP 4493 - Educational Theory and Methods

Credits: 10

Prerequisite(s): Course participants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and have been hired by a Metro-area school or school district to teach in an area for which the candidate can meet grade level and content licensure requirements under the Alternative Licensure legislation, SB 09-160.

Corequisite(s): ALP 4494

Description: Alternative Licensure Program candidates learn appropriate educational practices in management of the learning environment, short/long range planning, assessment and pedagogy to meet the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards and licensure requirements. Candidates will apply content knowledge and pedagogical strategies with appropriate discipline and management practices in assigned classrooms to facilitate learning and improve student achievement in the advanced field experience ALP 4494. ALP candidates will address the needs of diverse learners (gender, ethnicity, English language learners, exceptional learners, socioeconomic differences, etc.) in different contexts as reflected in daily decision-making and documented by direct observation and selected artifacts. Instruction includes required readings, articles, field-based examples, student-centered instructional tasks, classroom interaction and analysis to meet proficient level of performance in the Colorado Teacher Quality Standards. Candidates will learn about and practice selected theories and programs in discipline, management, and pedagogy. Coaching and feedback as strategies are used to support the development of ALP candidates in the classroom.

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