ERIC Number: ED406360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Resource-Level Expertise and Competencies in Fields of Academic Endorsement.
Joyce, Mark L.
This prospectus defines a senior project to be completed over three years in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor of arts degree in elementary education at Concordia College (Michigan). This senior project requires students to document achievement of four goals of a professional development plan: (1) a desire and capacity for self-directed learning; (2) resource-level expertise in two academic fields selected from elementary school curriculums; (3) desire and capacity for ongoing professional growth and development; (4) and leadership in peer inservice or mentoring settings. The prospectus sets objectives to be achieved: In the sophomore year the student must demonstrate ability to develop, initiate, continue, and expand professional conversations, including membership in professional organizations, participation in computer-mediated communication, and initiation of a pedagogical review of the literature in both selected academic fields. The junior year expands on these objectives and additionally requires participation in staff development seminars. The senior year objectives add design, delivery, and evaluation of a needs-based, peer-led inservice or mentoring program in each academic field. To assist the student in meeting these objectives, the prospectus lists questions and situations to be addressed in designing the development plan and also includes a list of assessment measures and indicators for each goal. (CH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Concordia Coll., Ann Arbor, MI.