PSYC 4391. FOUNDATIONS OF UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE. 3 Hours.
Teaching effectively requires mastering the content of your discipline, but also numerous other skills. This course will prepare undergraduate students to be challenging, inspiring, engaging teachers and/or communicators of psychological topics by covering important professional issues, including: planning a syllabus, structuring a lecture, navigating class discussions, communicating effectively with different types of classes, responding to student input, dealing with classroom incivilities, responding to student assignments, using technology, and responding to student work. This course will also assist students through the process of teaching as learning through addressing cognitive theories underlying the learning process. Prerequisite: Students must complete Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1315) before enrolling in this course. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be a psychology major (other majors may be approved with instructor permission). Students must have earned a B or better in the class for which they will serve as a TA and instructor approval is required.