Becoming an EC-4 Teacher in Texas / Edition 1

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This is the only introduction to teaching text that is specifically built around the new Texas standards for teacher certification. Although there are many excellent introductory teaching texts, none of these are matched precisely to the Texas teacher certification standard. There are several practice TExES books, but they are short on theory. Nath and Cohen combine both, so not only will students pass the Texas certification text, they will also learn a great deal about good teaching practice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534603007
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/25/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Myrna D. Cohen is a faculty member in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston?-Downtown and serves as Director of the Center for Professional Development and Technology. She is currently chair-elect of the Consortium of State Organizations of Texas Teacher Educators (CSOTTE). She is past president of Texas Directors of Field Experience and has served as an officer and board member of CSOTTE. She also served for several years as co-editor of the Texas Teacher Education Forum and as a board member of Texas Teacher Educators (TTE). Dr. Cohen was Director of Field Experiences and Coordinator of Secondary Education in her previous position at the University of Houston?-Main Campus. Her areas of interest include teacher education, second language education, and student-centered strategies such as cooperative learning. She is co-author of the assessment monograph for the Reconstructing Texas Teacher Education Series published for the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. In addition to undergraduate and graduate university-level teaching, Dr. Cohen has had fifteen years of classroom teaching experience encompassing grades 2-12.

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Table of Contents

COMPETENCY 1. 1. Understanding Human Development. Stephanie L. Knight, Robin A. Rackley, Texas A and M University, College Station. COMPETENCY 2. 2. Appreciating Human Diversity. Eileen R. Westerman, University of Houston; Janice L. Nath, University of Houston-Downtown; Myrna D. Cohen, University of Houston-Downtown; Emilliano Gonzalez, University of St. Thomas; Gena Jerkins University of Houston. COMPETENCY 3. Part 1. 3. Selection of Instructional Goals and Objectives. Janice L. Nath, University of Houston-Downtown. Part 2. 4. Selection of Instructional Goals and Objectives. Janice L. Nath, University of Houston-Downtown. COMPETENCY 4. Part 1. 5. Learning Theories and Processes. Sandy Cmajdalka, University of Houston-Downtown. Part 2. 6. Learning Theories and Processes. Sandy Cmajdalka, University of Houston-Downtown. COMPETENCY 5. Part 1. 7. The Case for Teacher Enthusiasm and High Expectations. Myrna D. Cohen, University of Houston-Downtown. Part 2. 8. Maintaining a Physical and Emotional Environment that is Safe and Productive. Angela Spaulding, West Texas A and M University. COMPETENCY 6. Part 1. 9. Managing Classroom Routines. Diane Mullins Clay, University of St. Thomas-Houston. Part 2. 10. Managing Student Behavior. Terry Brandt, University of St. Thomas-Houston. COMPETENCY 7. 11. Communicating Effectively. Myrna D. Cohen, University of Houston-Downtown. COMPETENCY 8. Part 1. 12. Designing Coherent Instruction. Janice L. Nath, University of Houston-Downtown. Part 2. 13. Motivation. Sandy Cmajdalka, University of Houston-Downtown. COMPETENCY 9. 14. Technology: K-4. Mary E. Parker, West Texas A and M University. COMPETENCY 10. Part 1. 15. Using a Variety of Appropriate Assessment Techniques to Provide Feedback and Monitor Student Progress. Pam Lindsey, Tarleton State University. Part 2. 16. Flexibility, Responsiveness, and Effective Feedback. Veronica Lopez Estrada, Isela Almaguer, University of Texas- Pan American. COMPETENCY 11. 17. Interacting and Communicating with Families. Jennifer L. Martin, JoAnn Engelbrecht, Lillian Chenoweth, Texas Woman''s University. COMPETENCY 12. 18. Interacting and Communicating with Other Educators and Contributing to the School and District. Donna Cunningham, Lin Moore, Texas Woman''s University. COMPETENCY 13. 19. Legal and Ethical Requirements and the Structure of Education. Gary R. Clay, Houston Baptist University. 20. Study and Test-Taking Skills: Preparing for and Taking the Test. Janice L. Nath, University of Houston-Downtown; Cynthia G. Henry, formerly of University of Houston.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2006

    A Must Have!

    This book along with the book regarding Content (see notes) is all you need to pass the TEXES! It not only covers what you need to know, gives you test taking strategies, sample questions, but also covers things you may have forgotton such as Texas History (meaning the Content book).

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