Field-Based Courses

Baylor's teacher-education students begin significant faculty-guided field experience during the very first semester, when they learn and implement teaching strategies by working directly with elementary or middle-school students at a local school. While other programs rely on K-12 classroom observation experiences, Baylor's future teachers are making a difference by actually teaching students throughout their undergraduate experience, beginning in the first year.

Below is a list of course descriptions of the field-based courses required for the undergraduate teacher preparation programs. All of our programs have a professional development model in which students will interact with local elementary, middle or secondary students for six semesters.

TED 1112 Instructional Technology Lab I
Co-requisite(s): TED 1312.
The TED technology lab prepares teacher candidates for effective personal and classroom use of technology resources. Students will meet and exceed Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requirements.

TED 2112 Instructional Technology Lab II
Prerequisite(s): TED 1112.
The TED 2112 technology lab extends and builds on TED 1112 in preparing teacher candidates for effective personal and professional use of technology resources. At the conclusion of the Baylor teacher education program, candidates will meet and exceed Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requirements as outlined in the Technology Applications Standards for All Beginning Teachers.

TED 1312 Introduction to Teaching I
Co-requisite(s): TED 1112.
This course provides preparation in the role of a teacher. Students will learn teaching strategies that are then applied in a tutoring experience.

TED 2320 Teaching in the Elementary School
Co-requisite(s): TED 2112.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of TED 1312 or concurrent enrollment. An introduction to the role of the teacher in the elementary school. A field experience is included.

TED 2330 Teaching in the Middle Grades
Co-requisite(s): TED 2112.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of TED 1312 or concurrent enrollment. An introduction to the role of the teacher in the middle school. A field experience is included.

TED 2340 Teaching in Secondary Schools
Co-requisite(s): TED 2112.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of TED 1312 or concurrent enrollment. An introduction to the role of the teacher in the secondary school. A field experience is included.

EDP 2350 Teaching Gifted/Talented Children
Prerequisite(s): Completion of TED 1312 or concurrent enrollment.
This course provides information about characteristics of gifted and talented learners and their needs. Students will learn the role of a teacher and instructional strategies related to guided research that are then applied in one-to-one teaching experiences.

EDP/TED 2360 Teaching Special Education
Prerequisite(s): TED 1312.
This course provides initial preparation in the role of a special education teacher. Students will earn teaching strategies for students with disabilities that are then applied in a one-to-one teaching experience.

TED 3340 Teaching Associate Secondary Part I
Prerequisite(s): TED 2340 or concurrent enrollment.
Practicum of one hundred hours in a local secondary classroom matching the selected content certification area. Course includes weekly seminars.

TED 3341 Teaching Associate Secondary Part II
Prerequisite(s): TED 2340.
Continuation of Teaching Associate Secondary Part I. Practicum of one hundred hours in a local secondary classroom matching the selected content certification area. Course includes weekly seminars.

TED 3620 Teaching Associate Elementary School Part I
Co-requisite(s): TED 3325, 4302 and 4308.
Prerequisite(s): TED 2320 or EDP 2350 or concurrent enrollment.
Practicum of one hundred hours in a local elementary classroom. Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups in instruction in reading and social studies. Course includes weekly seminars.

TED 3621 Teaching Associate Elementary School Part II
Co-requisite(s): TED 4307 and 4326.
Prerequisite(s): TED 2320 or EDP 2350 or concurrent enrollment.
Practicum of one hundred hours in a local elementary classroom. Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups in instruction in mathematics and science. Course includes weekly seminars.

TED 3630 Teaching Associate Middle Grades Part I
Prerequisite(s): TED 2330 or 2340.
Practicum of one hundred hours in a local middle grade classroom matching the selected content certification area. Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups of students. Course includes weekly seminars.

TED 3631 Teaching Associate Middle Grades Part II
Prerequisite(s): TED 2330 or 2340.
Practicum of one hundred hours in a local middle grade classroom matching the selected content certification area. Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups of students. Course includes weekly seminars.

EDP 3650 Teaching Associate Gifted Education Part I
Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in EDP 2350; and EDP 3324, and EDP 3326.
In this course, teacher candidates teach small groups of gifted and talented and general education students within a specific disciplinary area that matches their certificate areas. The practicum consists of 97.5 hours in a professional development or partner school (7.5 hours per week). Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups of students. Course includes a weekly seminar.

TED 3651 Teaching Associate Gifted Education Part II
Prerequisite(s): EDP 2350 and 3650; and EDP 3324 and 3326.
In this course, teacher candidates teach small groups of gifted and talented and general education students within a specific disciplinary area that matches their certificate areas. The practicum consists of 97.5 hours in a professional development or partner school (7.5 hours per week). Teacher candidates will work with small and large groups of students. Course includes a weekly seminar.

EDP 3368 Assessment of Students with mild Disabilities
Co-requisite(s): EDP 3470
Prerequisites(s): EDP 2360
A course focusing on formal and informal assessment currently used in special education for students with mild disabilities. The completion of a case study requiring the administration, scoring, and interpretation of individual assessments is included.

EDP 3470 Literacy for Students with Special Needs
Co-requisite(s): EDP 3368
Prerequisite(s): EDP 2360
A lab-based course involving application of methods for teaching oral/written language and reading to students with special needs. Includes sixty hours of field experience.

EDP 3660 Teaching Associate Special Education Part I
Prerequisite(s): EDP 2360, EDP 3470, EDP 3368, and EDP 4352.
A practicum of one hundred hours providing experience in adapting instruction for learners with special needs within the general education classroom. Students learn how to manage behavior, adapt lessons, individualize instruction, and correlate multi-level materials in a field-based setting. Course includes a weekly seminar.

EDP 3362 Teaching Associate Special Education Part II
Co-requisite(s): EDP 3379
Prerequisite(s): EDP 2360 or TED 2360
This practicum provides M-R field experience in the instruction and management of students with moderate-severe disabilities.

EDP 3379 Education of Students with Moderate-Severe Disabilities
Co-requisite(s): EDP 3362
Emphasis is on specially designed instruction and assessment of individuals with moderate to severe disabilities from infancy to adulthood including teaching techniques, assistive technology, and transition.

TED 4312 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
Strategies for teaching English to non-English speaking students at the elementary and secondary levels. Emphasis will be placed upon developing specific instructional approaches appropriate for the individual's language background.

TED 4620 Internship Elementary Part I
Co-requisite(s): TED 4621.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3620 and 3621.
Full-time teaching experience in a professional development school. A mentor teacher and resident faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes two eighty-minute seminars per week.

TED 4621 Internship Elementary Part II
Co-requisite(s): TED 4620.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3620 and 3621.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching. Includes completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university instructor, written lesson reflections, observation of lessons taught by master teachers, and preparation of web-based portfolio.

TED 4622 Internship Elementary Part III
Co-requisite(s): TED 4623.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3620 and 3621.
Continuation of TED 4620 and TED 4621.

TED 4623 Internship Elementar Part IV
Co-requisite(s): TED 4622.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3620 and 3621.
Continuation of TED 4620 and TED 4621.

TED 4630 Internship Middle Grades Part I
Co-requisite(s): TED 4631.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3630 and TED 3631.
Full-time teaching experience in a professional development school. A mentor teacher and resident faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes two eighty-minute seminars per week.

TED 4631 Internship Middle Grades Part II
Co-requisite(s): TED 4630.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3630 and 3631.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching. Includes completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university instructor, written lesson reflections, observation of lessons taught by master teachers, and preparation of electronic portfolio.

TED 4632 Internship Middle Grades Part III
Co-requisite(s): TED 4633.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3630 and 3631.
Continuation of TED 4630 and TED 4631.

TED 4633 Internship Middle Grades Part IV
Co-requisite(s): TED 4632.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3630 and 3631.
Continuation of TED 4630 and TED 4631.

TED 4640 Internship Secondary Grades Part I
Co-requisite(s): TED 4641.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3340 and 3341.
Full-time teaching experience in a professional development school. A mentor teacher and resident faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes two eighty-minute seminars per week.

TED 4641 Internship Secondary Grades Part II
Co-requisite(s): TED 4640.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3340 and 3341.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching. Includes completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university instructor, written lesson reflections, observation of lessons taught by master teachers, and preparation of electronic portfolio.

TED 4642 Internship Secondary Grades Part III
Co-requisite(s): TED 4643.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3340 and 3341.
Continuation of TED 4640 and TED 4641.

TED 4643 Internship Secondary Grades Part IV
Co-requisite(s): TED 4642.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in TED 3340 and 3341.
Continuation of TED 4640 and TED 4641.

EDP 4650 Internship Gifted & Talented Part I
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4651.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3650 and EDP 2350.
Full-time teaching experience in a classroom with specific emphasis on gifted and talented students. A mentor teacher and resident faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes two eighty-minute seminars per week.

EDP 4651 Internship Gifted & Talented Part II
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4650.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3650 and TED 3651.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching with specific emphasis on gifted and talented students. Include completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university instructor, written lesson reflections, observation of lessons taught by master teachers, and preparation of web-based portfolio.

EDP 4660 Internship Special Education Part I
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4661.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3660.
Full-time teaching experience in a professional development school with students who have special learning needs. A special education mentor teacher and resident faculty will support teacher candidates as they gradually assume complete responsibilities for teaching. Course includes two eighty-minute seminars per week.

EDP 4661 Internship Special Education Part II
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4660.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3660.
Planning and preparing lessons and materials for full-time teaching of students with special needs. Includes completion of content modules, conferencing with mentor teacher and university instructor, written lesson reflections observation of lessons taught by master teachers, and preparation of web-based portfolio.

EDP 4662 Internship Special Education Part III
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4663.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3660 and EDP 3661.
Continuation of EDP 4660 and EDP 4661.

EDP 4663 Internship Special Education Part IV
Co-requisite(s): EDP 4662.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EDP 3660 and EDP 3661.
Continuation of EDP 4660 and 4661.