The Education Core at Winthrop University aligns with the Unit Standards and provides teacher candidates with a set of foundational experiences and critical content necessary to develop as highly effective educators. Consisting of purposefully sequenced courses, candidates transition from student to professional through over 1,000 hours of field-based learning and expert guidance.
It is important to note that the Education Core focuses on knowledge and skill acquisition, thus content is not presented singularly, but throughout the sequence of courses. This does not mean concepts and ideas are repeated; moreso they are deliberately integrated at multiple points to support candidate development of (1) fluency, (2) maintenance, and finally (3) generalization.
For more information on specific courses and assessments, visit Education Core Courses.
District Calendars (2016-2017)
edTPA/Core Course Alignment
edTPA Video Support (ITC link)
Standards Alignment (ADEPT, EEDA, TITLE II)
Unit Standards Alignment
Looking for information on guidelines for the Early Field Experience? Use the Early Field Handbook to find information on processes and procedures.
What is "Universal Design for Learning"? How do I know the difference between "reflection" and "analysis"? Explore the Education Core Terms and Concepts page for these answers and more!
Visit our Partnership Network sites for information on our field placement settings.