SPED Residency I
Residency 1 is designed to assist the teacher candidate in recognizing and appreciating the interrelationship between and amongst educational theory and practice by drawing upon prior coursework, field experiences, and other resources to inform and develop professional knowledge and practice. Through the continued scaffolding of university students into teachers, candidates experience a transformative learning experience(Mezirow, 1997). Residency 1, through its substantial commitment to field experiences, will provide the pre-service teacher candidate opportunities to design, teach, assess, and reflect upon the effectiveness of behaviors and decisions made in the classroom as each informs, develops, and expands her/his understanding of the varied roles of teachers. Of significance is the commitment to Ready2Teach, supported by the Tennessee Board of Regents.