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  1. “The Survival Guide to an Education Degree” By: Chelsea Walters Rhonda Vela Kim Rogers Carmen Ybarra

  2. Degree plan/format of classes • Evaluate your work, home and activities schedules. • DO NOT overlap your schedule • Do not take more than 5-6 classes a semester if you don’t have too. • Your will get overwhelmed and burned out. • Can affect your grade • Plan your schedule accordingly • Some courses may not be available so have a backup plan • We don’t recommend taking 2-3 LITY classes together in a semester • Schedule observation hours in schools ASAP.

  3. Degree plan/format of classes Cont.. • DO NOT leave it to the end of the semester. • Make sure you are taking the correct courses. • Schedule your classes with a friend • Study buddy • Carpool • Take advantage of Mini courses in May or December • In between all this study for your PPR and Generalist • Start taking the practice exam ASAP. • Don’t wait till the end of your last semester • Try not to take a class while student teaching

  4. Sample Schedule • SUMMER 2012 6/4 – 8/7/12 • ANTH 3311 FF • SPED 3321 FF • FALL 2012 8/27 – 12/12 • CUIN 3323 • INDS 3323 • LITY 3352 • ENGL 3430 FF Sugar Land • SPRING 2013 1/14 – 5/10/13 • MATH I 3318 Online Delosantos • LITY 3320 FF Dr. Barnhill • CUIN 4316 Online Klages • CUIN 3324 Online Riedesel (A) • SCIE 3320 FF Dr. Foley • Take PPR Test • MINI SUMMER COURSE IN MAY 5/13 – 5/31/13 • LITY 4365-18715 FF Dr. Barnhill

  5. Sample Schedule Cont.. • SUMMER 2013 6/3 – 8/7/13 • ESED 4312-18659 Online Dr. Lin • LITY 4362-18666 Online Dr. Trowbridge • FALL 2013 8/26 – 12/13/13 • *CUIN 4322-23230 FF Dr. Lasage • *CUIN 4324-23249 FF Dr. Patton • MATH II 3320-23291 Online Delosantos FEDU 4310-23281 Online Dr. Young • Apply for Student Teaching Aug. 2013 and Take Generalist Test • SPRING 2014 Student Teaching • ESED 4303 Field Class first 30 days student teaching • ESED 4304 Field Class last 30 days student teaching • ESED 4307 Professional Seminar FF Class once a month • Education Sec: Ana Pineda / pinedaa@uhv.edu • Advisor: Dr. Lin Analyst: Natalie O’Dea 832-842-2853 odean@uhv.edu • PPR/Gen Scheduling Ms. Dee DeeCanioncaniond@uhv.edu

  6. Importance to stay in touch with advisor • Contact your advisor as soon as possible • Set up an appointment • Bring your degree plan • List your goals to present to advisor • List your concerns • Try to meet at least once a semester or more if needed

  7. ESL • Many school districts are requiring new teachers to have ESL certification in their hiring process. • Many school districts are seeing their schools more diversified. • ESL teaching techniques can benefit not just the ESL students but can also help all students with their learning

  8. Importance of a Study Buddy • Preventing Procrastination – Forming study groups helps prevent people from procrastinating because when they are in a study group it helps them stay on task. • Building Comprehension - When collaborating with other peers helps you comprehend what is being studied. Many times you are also able to learn the material faster. Sometimes when you are able to sit and ask questions you are able to make more sense of the material. • Different viewpoints – When you participate in a study group you are able to see different viewpoints, which can help provide more information to build on to your prior knowledge.

  9. Importance of a Study Buddy Cont.. • New study skills – A study group can help offer you different study techniques and help you make good study habits for the future. • Good company – By talking and engaging in the content you are able to enjoy what you are studying. Many times the material being studied becomes more interesting. • Minimize Anxiety – When in a group setting it could help you feel more confident in your studying. • Build Professional Skills – When becoming an educator you are required to collaborate with your team and co-workers. By getting in a study group you are developing those skills needed for the work place.

  10. Registration Deadlines • Fall Student Teaching application deadline is March 1st • After April 1stlate applications for student teaching will not be accepted. • Spring Student Teaching application deadline is September 15th • After October 15thlate applications for student teaching will not be accepted. • $100.00 late fee for student teaching applications submitted within 30 days after the student teaching application deadline.

  11. Registration Deadlines Cont. • General Registration Information - Online registration is required for every term of attendance at UH-Victoria. • Cancellation of Registration - A student may cancel registration after payment without financial penalty if the student does so before the official first day of class. The student is entitled to a full refund and is regarded as never having registered. • Class Schedule - A class schedule of course offerings for the term, may be viewed in advance of the beginning of the term online at www.uhv.edu . The “Important Dates & Deadlines” calendar includes online registration dates and procedures. Course offerings are generally available for web viewing on the following dates: • Fall – June 1 Spring – November 1 Summer – April 1

  12. Fears and Anxiety • Definition - an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it

  13. How to Recognize Anxiety Symptoms • Recognizing an anxiety symptoms in an older adult can be challenging. Aging brings a higher prevalence of medical conditions, concern about physical problems, and a greater use of prescription medications. Some symptoms of anxiety may include headaches, back pain, or a rapid heartbeat. As a result, separating a medical condition from symptoms of an anxiety disorder is more complicated.

  14. Physical Symptoms • Change in body temperature, Burning skin, itchy, “crawly,” prickly or other skin sensations, skin sensitivity, numbness on the skin, Burning skin sensation on the face, neck, ears, scalp, or shoulders, Chest pain, chest tightness, Cold chills, feeling cold, Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, Electric shock feeling, body zaps, Excess of energy, you feel you can’t relax, Feel like you are going to pass out or faint, Hyperactivity, excess energy, nervous energy, Muscle twitching, Nausea, Neck, back, shoulder pain, tightness/stiffness, Persistent muscle tension, stiffness, Pounding heart, heart feels like it is beating too hard, Sweating, uncontrollable profuse, sweating, Warm spells, Weak - feel weak, weakness, low energy, light, soft, like you may faint, Weak legs, arms, or muscles, Weight loss, weight gain • See web site for more http://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms.

  15. Ways to Cope With Anxiety • Repeat your worry • Set aside worry time. • Take your hand off the horn. • Breathe it out. • Make peace with time. • Recognize false alarms • Disconnecting yourself from it. • Don’t let your worries stop you from living your life.

  16. THANKS  • We hope you know more about: • Classes • Degree Plan • ESL • Study groups • Registration Deadlines • Fears and Anxieties Chelsea Walters Rhonda Vela Kim Rogers Carmen Ybarra