Required Course Textbooks: (all available in APUS online Library)
Dean, C. B., Hubbell, E. R., Pitler, H., & Stone, B. (2012). Classroom instruction that works: Research-
based strategies for increasing student achievement (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2007). Checking for understanding: Formative assessment techniques for
your classroom. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Jacobs, H. H. (2012). Curriculum 2: Essential education for a changing world. Alexandria, VA:
Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2006). Understanding by design. Upper Saddle River: Prentice
Foster, B., Walker, M. and Song, K. (2007). A beginning teaching portfolio handbook:
Documenting and reflecting on your professional growth and abilities. Upper Saddle
River: Prentice Hall.
Required Web Resources
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). (2011). InTASC model core teaching standards:
A resource for state dialogue. Retrieved from
International Society for Technology in Education. (2008). Standards for teachers. Retrieved
NCATE. (2008). Unit standars in effect 2008. Retrieved from
West Virginia Department of Education. (2011). West Virginia professional teaching standards.
K-12 Curriculum Standards:
Common Core State Standards Initiative. (n.d.). The standards. Retrieved
West Virginia Deptartment of Education. (n.d.). Csos - content standards and objectives policies.
Retrieved from http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/csos.html
Recommended Professional Books
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological
Association. (6th ed.). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Brookhart, S. (2010). How to assess higher-order thinking skills in your classroom. Alexandria,
Tomlinson, C.A., & McTighe, J. (2006), Integrating differentiated instruction and understanding
by design: Connecting content and kids. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2011). The Understanding by design guide to creating high-quality
units. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Additional Recommended Web Resources
ISTE National Educational Technology Standards. Available online: www.iste.org/standards
NCSS Ten Thematic Strands in Social Studies. Available online: http://www.ncss.org/standards/
NCTE and IRA Standards for the English Language Arts. Available online: http://www.ncte.org/standards
ACTFL National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Available online: http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3392
NCTM Principles and Standards for Mathematics. Available online:http://www.nctm.org/standards/
NSES National Science Education Standards. Available online:http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=4962&page=R1
U.S. Department of Labor – Roles of Education Administrators - http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos007.htm