"The Professional Teacher: Strategies for New(ish) Teachers" is a comprehensive and engaging 3-credit course designed to equip new and transitioning educators with the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to excel in their teaching careers. The course covers key areas of teaching, offering practical tips and proven techniques to enhance instructional effectiveness and create an optimal learning environment.
Modules covered in the course include:
By the end of the course, learners will have gained valuable insights, practical strategies, and a strong foundation to create a positive and impactful learning environment for their students.
Madonna University EDU 5830.59 • Notre Dame College ED 602P • The College of Saint Rose EDU 659 • Carlow University ED 6031
The required text for this course is Smart from the Start, Stonge, J. H., Straessle, J. M., & Xu, X. (2023).
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module 1 Effective Lesson Planning
Module 2 Engaging Students and Promoting Active Learning
Module 3 Best Practice for Effective Classroom Management
Module 4 Differentiated Instruction: Examples & Classroom Strategies
Module 5 Teaching with a Growth Mindset
Module 6 Partnering with Parents
Module 7 Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Tech
Module 8 Self Care is Not Selfish
Module 9 Google Slide Showcase, Show What You Know!
Demonstrate mastery of course objectives.
Create a Google Slide presentation suitable for a staff development seminar that covers major course concepts.
Module 10 Letter to Your Future Self
Synthesize course content through personal reflection and create a plan for continuous professional improvement.
Write a letter to your future self, reflecting on your experiences, growth, and aspirations as a teacher. Outline clear intentions for professional growth.
synthesize course content through personal reflection and create a plan for continuous professional improvement.
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.