A Common Syllabi Template is used by the COE faculty to ensure integration and consistency in the evaluation system. Each set of relevant standards is cross-referenced in the syllabi, and program faculty have aligned curriculum to those standards noting that alignment in each syllabus. A matrix details the alignment for candidates so that faculty are informed about the relationship of course activities to the applicable standards. A common syllabi template is used in all courses within the unit, and a common syllabus matrix is used across multiple sections of each course.
This practice assures that all program faculties, including new or adjunct faculty, understand the relationships among course assignments, activities, and the standards. Licensure programs are aligned to state standards, the TExES exam framework, Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) standards, and the Conceptual Framework. Non-licensure programs do not have the guidance of Texas standards or test frameworks, but align the curriculum to the Conceptual Framework and to The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.
A link to the College of Education Common Syllabi template is provided as follows: Common Syllabi.