This course involves the study and integration of theory and methods with observation and practice in the classroom through the facilitation of student-led, student-centered activities.
Under the guidance of education support team members, the course offers multiple methods for implementing curriculum with diverse students. Required for certification. This course includes a minimum of 5 hours of observation in a local secondary school. Additional assignments are required beyond those for EDUC 460. Credit cannot be earned for EDUC 560 and EDUC 460.
Sheila Whitford is a retired educator from Furr High School in Houston ISD where she served as a literacy coach, School Improvement Facilitator and English teacher. She holds a B.A. in English and history from Texas Women’s University and her MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Sheila provides support to the Teacher Education program and works with team members on compliance, academic program changes, admissions, program evaluation, the development of innovative new courses and strategic planning.