EDU 251 Introduction to Effective Teaching and Learning

Teachers today are expected to not only plan research-based lessons and engage students in instruction using research-based methods, but also to assess instruction while it is happening, and after the instruction has taken place, to inform future instruction. This assessment to instruction cycle is required to ensure students are continually learning and growing. This cycle is complex. The cycle includes discipline-specific research, technical writing, data collection, data analysis, and informed planning. A specific vocabulary, both pedagogical and academic, is also required to be successful with this cycle. The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the requirements of effective student learning, including the vocabulary, research skills, technical writing, data collection and analysis, and informed planning. The School of Education recommends all licensure candidates take this course.




EDU 250 with grade of "C" or better


Fall and Spring