Core Competency 1
This competency ensures that PFF Program participants develop a firm grounding in the pedagogical practices unique to their discipline.
PFF participants will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogical practices unique to their discipline.
- Understand the principles of good syllabus and lesson plan design.
Core Competency 1 can be fulfilled by completing the following department-level programming:
- Biology: Working one year as a Junior TA.
- Classics: Teaching one course as sole instructor
- Economics: Passing ECON7995: Teaching Introductory Economics
- English: Passing ENGL5999: Pedagogy Theory and Practicum I and ENGL6004: Pedagogy Theory and Practicum II
- History: Completing a Faculty Shadowing Experience
- Philosophy: Passing PHIL8001: Seminar in Philosophical Education
- Psychology: Passing PSGA7990: Teaching for Psychology
- Theology: Passing THEO5015: Teaching Theology
Core Competency 1 can also be fulfilled by attending a teaching conference in the student’s discipline, as approved by individual departments. Students who fulfill Core Competency 1 by attending a teaching conference must have their DGS sign off on the pedagogy education that was attended in their discipline.