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Course Information

  • Prefix + Course Number and Section
  • Title and Credits
  • Instructor of Record
      • Note: For new and modified course titles provide an Equate (Banner) title limited to 25 total characters including spaces.
  • Semester of Offering
  • Course Description
      • Note: Catalog course description is limited to 30 words.
  • Co-Requisites/Prerequisites
      • Note: Banner will check for prerequisite or co-requisite courses and students will be blocked from registration unless they have either completed or are enrolled in the required prerequisite(s)/co-requisite(s).
  • Course Goals with Learning Objectives/Outcomes

    Include two to six desired learning objectives/outcomes for each goal;

    • Focus Learning Objectives / Outcomes on what you want students to demonstrate (knowledge, skills).
    • Use verbs indicating measurable student performance (knowledge, skill, or disposition) for Learning Objectives / Outcomes.
    • Contain objectives and assessments that align with the applicable standards for accreditation.
  • Professional Standards
    • Indicate which InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Standards, Colorado Teacher Quality Standards, and program standards as REQUIRED by CAEP the course meets.
    • Align course objectives with InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Standards, Colorado Teacher Quality Standards, and program standards as REQUIRED by CAEP the course meets.
  • Outline of Course Content
    • Include major content topics with main subdivisions.
  • Course Requirements
    • Other examples of course requirements can include: exams, papers, participation, presentations, lab technique, skill performance, and projects.
    • It is advisable to have sample percentages assigned to various requirements on each proposed syllabus.
  • Method of Evaluation
    • Letter graded or S/U graded; S/U graded must be stated in the course description on New Course/Modification form
    • Include a grade level percentage breakdown on the syllabus.
  • Required Texts and/or Required Reading List
    • List required textbooks, technology requirements and other materials (packets, programs, Internet access, etc.) with information about editions, volumes, and other details.

Liabilitiy Statements

Personal Liability

It is each teacher candidate’s choice to determine if s/he wishes to purchase additional liability coverage. Several professional organizations, including but not limited to the Colorado Education Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the National Education Association, offer personal – professional liability insurance that can be purchased by the teacher candidate at her/his expense.

Liability Statement pertaining to field experiences 

(Applicable only to unpaid field related requirement such as practicum, service learning, intern, student teaching.)

UNC purchases insurance that provides liability coverage to teacher candidates (subject coverage limitations and deductibles of the applicable insurance policy) for claims made against the teacher candidate while s/he is acting in the course and scope of her/his responsibilities in field experience. Such coverage is subject to limitations and exclusions for, among other things, alleged intentional acts and other uncovered claims. 

In addition, the teacher candidate, during her/his practice teaching in a school is deemed an employee of the school district for the purposes of workers’ compensation and liability insurance as provided for other school employees.

 UNC University Policies

  • Disability Resource Center

    Any student requesting disability accommodation for this class must inform the instructor giving appropriate notice. Students are encouraged to contact Disability Resource Center at (970) 351-2289 to certify documentation of disability and to ensure appropriate accommodations are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Statement

    The University of Northern Colorado prohibits and will not tolerate sexual misconduct or gender-based discrimination of any kind.  UNC is legally obligated to investigate sexual misconduct (including, but not limited to sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence).  If you disclose an incident of sexual misconduct to a faculty member, they have an obligation to report it to UNC’s Title IX Coordinator.  “Disclosure” may include communication in-person, via email/phone/text message, or through in/out of class assignments.

    If you wish to speak confidentially about an incident of sexual misconduct, please contact the UNC Counseling Center (970-351-2496) or the Assault Survivors Advocacy Program (970-351-4040).

    If you would like to learn more about sexual misconduct or report an incident, please visit www.unco.edu/sexualmisconduct

  • Equity and Inclusion Statement

    The University of Northern Colorado embraces the diversity of students, faculty, and staff, honors the inherent dignity of each individual, and welcomes their unique perspectives, behaviors, and worldviews. In this course, people of all races, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, cognitive, physical, and behavioral abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, regions, immigrant statuses, military or veteran statuses, size and/or shapes are strongly encouraged to share their rich array of perspectives and experiences. Course content and campus discussions will heighten your awareness to each other’s individual and intersecting identities.

    The Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities (located in Decker Hall) serves as resource to anyone seeking support or with questions about equity and inclusion at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). 

  • Academic Integrity Statement

    You are expected to practice academic honesty in every aspect of this course.  Make sure you know and understand the pillars of the UNC Honor Code: Honesty, Trust, Responsibility, Respect, and Fairness. Become familiar the Student Code of Conduct, especially the section on acts of dishonesty.  Students who engage in academic misconduct are subject to grading consequences with regard to this course and/or university disciplinary procedures through the office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

    If faculty would like to provide more information about Academic Integrity, please visit: http://www.unco.edu/dos/assets/pdf/Syllabus_Statements-2015-02.pdf