Phase I is the first of two professional education-intensive semesters. It is Decision Point 1 for ESU teacher education. Decision Points are points at which a decision about continuance or non-continuance in the Teacher Education Program is made for each candidate.
Phase I courses include the following: ED 332, Educational Psychology; ED 333, Principles of Secondary Education; and ED 334, Classroom Management. The courses provide an integrated and intensive pre-student teaching experience in teacher education, central to which is an extensive field experience. The field experience is a course requirement for ED 333, Principles of Secondary Education.
Candidates are admitted to secondary teacher education and the Phase I courses when the candidate meets all the criteria listed below prior to the start of the Phase I semester and are in their junior or senior year. Application deadlines are April 15 (for Fall) and November 15 (for Spring).