Preparing Competent, Compassionate, Committed Educators.
Pre-Teacher Peparation Status
As an undergraduate you will enjoy pre-Teacher Preparation status until you are formally admitted into the Teacher Preparation program. This typically occurs during the sophomore year. Each student must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Exam and formally apply to the Department of Teaching and Learning.
Student Teaching Semester
During your time at Andrews you will devote a minimum of 15 weeks to student-teaching. This experience includes full-time observation, participation, and teaching under supervision in an elementary or secondary school. The department will assist in finding placement for you in a local school; assignments are available in both public and private educational institutions. This is a time when you solely focus on teaching responsibilities
First Days of School Experience
This program focuses specifically on the weeks surrounding the first days of school. It provides direct answers to every pre-service teacher's question, "What do I actually do during the first days and weeks of school?" The program includes practical application of classroom management theories. Your professors will emphasize the tasks teachers must perform in the weeks before school opens, organizing and conducting the all-important first day, and the tasks teachers encounter during the initial weeks of school.
The skills you will learn include:
• Short and long range planning
• Constructing units of instruction
• Selecting materials and supplies
• Organizing and managing the classroom
• Establishing discipline procedures
• Record keeping
8975 Old U.S. 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49104
Berrien Springs , United States