Preparing to Teach Texas Content Areas: The TExES EC-4 Generalist and the ESL Supplement

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Janice L. Nath, John M. Ramsey
Allyn and Bacon, Sep 1, 2007 - Education - 548 pages
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Opening with a comprehensive tutorial on study skills, this text then guides the student through each of the eight content areas: language arts and reading, mathematics, social studies, science, art, music, health and physical education, and theatre arts. Illuminated through sample lesson plans, lesson plan prompts, classroom observation forms, and practice questions, each content area is concretely applied to classroom practice.  This concise guide also helps students understand many of the basic theories and methodologies behind best practices for each content area. The book concludes with preparatory information on ESL supplemental certification.

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Contents

Understanding How to Prepare
1
Keeping Up Momentum
7
The Night Before the Generalist
14
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Dr. Janice L. Nath serves as a University of Houston--Downtown faculty member in the Department of Urban Education. She served as the Coordinator for Elementary Education, Director of the PUMA TRACS Program for Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification, and Assistant Director of the Internship Program; and headed a Professional Development School (PDS) site for many years at the university. She has been actively involved in field-based teacher education for many years, formerly serving as the chair and program chair of the AERA (American Education Research Association) Professional Development School Research Special Interest Group (PDSR SIG) and as the president of the Teacher Coordinators for Teacher Certification Testing (formerly known as the ExCET Coordinators Association of Texas). In addition to her work on BECOMING A TEACHER IN TEXAS, she co-edited FORGING ALLIANCES IN COMMUNITY AND THOUGHT: RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS.

John Ramsey grew up listening to Hartford radio and has been involved in the industry as a broadcast engineer since 1978. He is currently general manager of WWUH at the University of Hartford, chief engineer of WCCC, and webmaster of www.hartfordradiohistory.com

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