Welcome to the Frameworks of Education Online
course at Colorado State University-Pueblo
Congratulations! If you are taking this course, it means you have
been accepted into the Teacher Education Program at Colorado State
University - Pueblo, OR you are a Teacher-in-Residence with your
first position, and looking for ways to meet certification
requirements. Either way, this is the course that will give you the
framework to build your career in education. In this course we cover
some of the nitty gritty, how-to's of teaching.
Either way, you've entered a wonderful field that is very
challenging while extremely rewarding. This course is one of your
first steps into a world where you touch the future through the
children you teach.
This course will be conducted totally online. Students will be
expected to have the proper connection and technological equipment
and skills to participate in the course. This equipment consists of:
An internet connection of at least 56K baud is recommended.
An updated browser (Netscape 4.0+ or Internet Explorer 5.0 +)
You may be instructed to download software as needed to view
different files as the course progresses.
***An online course takes as much commitment as a face to face
course. So plan on putting just as many work hours into the course
as you would in a regular course. You will be reading what you
normally hear in a classroom, as well as corresponding with your
teammates on a regular basis. So please put time aside to take care
of your commitment to this course. It can be any time of the day
that you would like, but be sure to plan time at least several times
a week to check into the course website.***
For every credit received, students should plan on spending at
least 3 hours to review the online materials, as well as 3 - 6 hours
to complete the assignments each lesson.
Field Experiences - 30 hours
Undergraduate students are required to do 30 hours in field
experiences which contributes to the total time they need for
certification. Students should be observing or working in a local
school on a regular basis, and documenting their hours, as well as
getting the appropriate signatures. Documents needed for the Field
Experience can be found on the Course site, under Course Documents/
For more details on Field Experiences, please contact the
instructor or the Education Office at 719-549-2681.
Overview of Modules -
The course will consist of several different modules. The modules
involve some reading from the textbook, may include taking the online
practice quiz provided by the publisher of the textbook or the
instructor, and participating in interactive activities.
Each module will be taught using a different pedagogy as an
example. This is done to give participants ideas they will be able
to use in their classrooms.
Introduction to Online Learning - (No credit, needs to be taken one
time before any of the following modules)
This is the beginning module required to be taken at the start of
all modules. You will be developing your online personality, meeting
your classmates, and testing your own learning style. You'll also
learn about online etiquette, and how to get around in our online
classroom. As part of the requirements of this module, you'll create
your own mini web page about yourself.
Module 1 - Classroom Management Module - 1 credit hour
You will learn by working with the whole class utilizing several
active learning strategies to build your background knowledge of
classroom management, motivational strategies, and behavior
Module 2 - Using Assessment to Guide Instruction
You will use a Direct Instruction method to explore the kinds of
assessment used to measure classroom performance.
Module 3 - Teaching Strategies
You will use several alternative teaching strategies to explore
the different instructional models.
You will need the login and password you were given when you
registered for this course. Point your Browser to http://blackboard.colostate-pueblo.edu/.
Fill in your login and password when prompted to do so. If you do
not have a USC login and password, you will need to contact the
Education Office at 719-549-2681.
If you have been enrolled in the class by our office, the course
site will show up in your window. Simply click on those words, and
you should be in the class site.
If you have trouble, contact our office at 719-549-2169. While
you are waiting for assistance, you can browse the following
beginning activities for the course:
The Syllabus and Course Outline can be found on the
Course site, under Course Documents.
Have fun, and welcome aboard!