So, What do Teachers Learn in College?
Most teachers who attend a traditional teacher program are indoctrinated with the following concepts: organization, classroom arrangement, classroom management, parent contacts, student/teacher/parent relationships, interventions, special education, individual education plans, curriculum development, state testing, discipline, legal issues, etc.
The most critical aspect of obtaining a traditional teacher license comes at the end. As part of their formal training, teachers are required to student teach under the supervision of a certified teacher in order to obtain a teaching license. Not only is the student/teacher introduced to the classroom environment, but experienced teachers have had the opportunity to observe how student/teachers handle discipline, contend with disruptive behavior, and manage their classrooms. Before this intensive internship, the traditionally certified teacher has already formally observed student behavior and is, therefore, more prepared for carrying out necessary duties.