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don't think that Illinois College really prepares its students, at
least not in the area of teacher education, to do
well in the field. There are so many things
that I was not taught, especially when it comes to
really useful information instead of just theory and conjecture.
We didn't get any really high quality instruction on teaching
methods in specific disciplines and it seemed that all we
did was learn this or that person's theory on how
kids learn and how to write up a lesson plan.
I would have liked to have had more instruction
on how to deal with certain behaviors, both from students
and parents, and specific strategies on how to teach specific
skills. I just took the Praxis test for teachers
to get my Missouri license and there was so much
on it that I had not been taught about in
college so I don't even know if I passed it.
I could go on and on but overall, I
find that as far as preparing teachers to teach, Illinois
College does a dismal job.