ERIC Number: ED204260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Integrating Methods and Educational Psychology in Teacher Preparation.
Duell, Orpha K.; Yeotis, Catherine
The Integrated Secondary Teacher Education Preparation Program (ISTEP) at Wichita State University is designed so that faculty members in different disciplines consistently work with one another in the preparation of teachers. ISTEP is a two-semester sequence. The learning and evaluation aspects of educational psychology and secondary methods are taught as an integrated course, and the methods course includes students from various subject areas. At present, the fields participating include art, drama, English, math, science, speech, and social studies. The first semester consists of an integrated six-semester-hour methods and educational psychology course, accompanied by five hours per week in a secondary school. The second semester consists of an advanced methods course of one semester hour and a student teaching experience of seven semester hours. The mechanics of the program, its schedule and topics covered in the program, the course objectives, the grading approach, and the organizational structure of the program are described. The advantages and disadvantages of ISTEP are pointed out. A list of program objectives is appended. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Dallas, TX, February 16, 1981).