Foundations Bloc

Foundations Bloc Information

Two courses are part of the Foundations Bloc (formerly called Sophomore Bloc):

  • EDFN 211: Foundations of Modern Education
  • EDFN 241: Psychological Foundations of Teaching

Students must register for both classes in the same section in the Foundations block. Classes are held two days per week during a 2 ½ hour block.

Important Note: Students in morning Foundations Bloc classes should not schedule any other classes between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM on the Foundations Block days.

During the field experience portion of the classes, students will meet in an urban school from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon in lieu of these on-campus classes.

Important Note: Students in afternoon Foundations bloc classes should not schedule any other classes between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on the Foundations bloc days.

During the field experience portion of the classes, students will meet in an urban school from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in lieu of these on-campus classes.
Please make sure you are registering for a Secondary Block, and not an Elementary one.

Professional Bloc

Professional bloc classes (formerly called Junior Block) should be taken one or two semesters before student teaching. The following coureses are part of professional bloc. Professional bloc includes approximately 75 hours of field placement for Art, Music, and Technology Education majors. Bloc includes approximately 150 hours of field placement for English, Foreign Language, Math, Social Studies, Science majors.

  • EDSE 321: Issues in Teaching Secondary Education (English, Foreign Language, Math, Social Studies, Science majors)
  • EDFN 330: Instructional Technology, Design & Assessment (English, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Science majors)
  • EDSE 340: Content Area Literacy in Diverse Classrooms (All secondary + Tech Ed, Art, Music majors)
  • Sped 346: Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms (All secondary + Tech Ed, Art, Music majors)

Plus one of the following methods classes:

English Majors ENGL 485 Teaching of Secondary English
Foreign Language Majors FORL 480 Teaching of Foreign Languages
Math Majors MATH 405 Teaching of Mathematics
Science Majors EDSE 435 Teaching of Science (offered in Fall only)
Social Studies Majors EDSE 433 Teaching of Social Studies
Technology Ed Majors EDTE 391 Curriculum and Instruction in EDTE
Art Ed Majors Art 325 Method and Pedagogy for Art
Music Ed Majors Contact Music department chair

Student Teaching

Student teaching is made up of a 9 credit student teaching assignment + a 3 credit blended seminar EDSE 471 Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

After successfully completing the above requirements and the related field experiences, students are assigned to full-time cooperating teachers and to university supervisors in area school districts for a full semester of student teaching. Students must sign up for student teaching ONE YEAR in advance outside the Field Services Office in Stayer Hall 124. Student teaching is a full-time experience, and students are advised to avoid taking other classes or having other commitments during that semester, for additional information call (717) 871-5561.