A course required of students completing initial certification for elementary and middle grades, education or special education. Students will explore issues for the first-year teacher. Students will begin planning for their teaching positions, developing curriculum and making final decisions concerning classroom organization and management. In addition, students will review the topics of parent conferencing, school law, the Nebraska K-12 content standards, crisis intervention, and effective teaching of mainstreamed students. Other current topics in education will be addressed as they relate to the beginning teacher.