Biography

Originally from Mattoon, IL, Jay is a two-time graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned a AB in History in 2000 and a M.Ed. in Educational Organization and Leadership in 2003.

For seven years, Jay taught Social Studies and Spanish at Charleston High School in Charleston, IL. He also served as the Director of Student Activities at Charleston from 2003-2007 and advised various clubs and organizations throughout his tenure. From 2007-2009, Jay was an assistant principal at Belvidere North High School in Belvidere, IL. Continuing to work with student activities, he also monitored student attendance and discipline, coordinated the regional vocational grant programs at BNHS, and evaluated faculty and staff.

Jay is currently pursing his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Research & Service

Jay's current research interests include: clinical teacher education, experiential education, social studies education, and service-learning.

Teaching

Jay regularly teaches secondary social studies methods courses (CI 401-404), and, during the fall semester of 2016, he will co-teach CI 485 / EPSY 485, Assessment in Secondary Schools, with Adam Poetzel.

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Courses

Tchg and Assessing Sec Sch Stu Emphasizes the practical application of theory and recommended practices for developing curriculum, teaching, and assessing learning in the middle and senior high school years. Course Information: 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CI 402 or CI 403. Concurrent enrollment in EDPR 442 required.

Undergraduate Open Seminar Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.

Early Field Exp:Infant/Toddler Early field experiences in teacher education, including observation and laboratory experiences in public schools: designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the interrelationship of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.: designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the interrelationship of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process.

School & Community Experiences Early field experiences in teacher education, including observation and laboratory experiences in public schools: designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the interrelationship of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.: designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the interrelationship of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process.

Early Childhd HDCP Course in practice teaching which provides teaching experience with exceptional children. Course Information: 2 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated for 18 hours, 12 of which may be taken in the same term. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Teacher Education Undergraduate or Graduate Common Assessment Plan for Initial Certification (http://www.cote.uiuc.edu).: //www.cote.uiuc.edu).

Ed Prac in EC & EIEd Course in practice teaching to meet licensure requirements for teaching in the elementary school. Course Information: 2 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: CI 420 or CI 406 as required by the student's curriculum; Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Teacher Education Undergraduate or Graduate Common Assessment Plan for Initial Certification (http://cote.illinois.edu/). Class Schedule Information: Enrollment in this course is restricted to students registered in an approved teacher education program.: //cote.illinois.edu/).

Ed Prac in EC & ELED Course in practice teaching to meet licensure requirements for teaching in the elementary school. Course Information: 2 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: CI 420 or CI 406 as required by the student's curriculum; Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Teacher Education Undergraduate or Graduate Common Assessment Plan for Initial Certification (http://cote.illinois.edu/). Class Schedule Information: Enrollment in this course is restricted to students registered in an approved teacher education program.: //cote.illinois.edu/).

Ed Prac in Special Fields Course in student teaching to meet requirements for licensure in special fields. Course Information: 2 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: All professional education coursework, except those requiring concurrent enrollment with student teaching, must be completed prior to student teaching. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Teacher Education Undergraduate or Graduate Common Assessment Plan for Initial Licensure (www.cote.illinois.edu). Class Schedule Information: Enrollment in this course is restricted to students registered in an approved Teacher Education Program.

Ed Prac in Secondary Ed Course in practice teaching to meet licensure requirements for teaching in the secondary schools. Course Information: 2 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: All professional education coursework, except those requiring concurrent enrollment with student teaching, must be completed prior to student teaching. Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the Council on Teacher Education Undergraduate or Graduate Common Assessment Plan for Initial Licensure (www.cote.illinois.edu). Class Schedule Information: Enrollment in this course is restricted to students registered in an approved Teacher Education Program.

School and Community Exp Early field experiences in teacher education, including observation and laboratory experiences in schools: Designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the relationships of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process. Course Information: 0 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to an educator preparation program.: Designed to provide opportunities for career exploration, professional orientation, the development of insight into the relationships of theory and practice, and the place of the student in the educational process.

Assessing Student Performance Designed especially for secondary education majors, this course introduces students to basic concepts and practices of assessment, measurement, and evaluation as they are used in school settings. Also covers current trends and issues in assessment including large scale standardized testing practices and cultural issues in assessment. Students also become familiar with using assessment and evaluation data to inform instructional decisions. Course Information: Same as CI 485. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: EPSY 236; undergraduates should be concurrently enrolled in CI 403. Class Schedule Information: Students will be required to participate in a total of 2 hours of experiments outside of class. Note: Must be in the teacher's education program to register. Students must register for one lab and one lecture section.

Jay Mann

Director of School and Community Experiences, Education Administration

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120 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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