EDUC 453: Student Teaching: K-12
Prerequisites: Meets eligibility for student teaching
Credit Hours: (6-12)
Provides clinical experiences in at least two settings: one in an elementary school and one in a middle school or high school. Begins with observation and limited participation and culminates in assumption of full responsibility in the classroom. Special seminars regularly scheduled to enhance professional development of student.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
A clinical experience on one or more levels in grades K-5; begins with observation and limited participation and culminates in assumption of full responsibility in the classroom. Special seminars are regularly scheduled to enhance the professional development of students enrolled in the student teaching program. Provides a period of experience in professional, clinical practice in grades K- 5 during which the student tests and reconstructs the theory which the student has evolved and during which the student further develops personal teaching style.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Student teacher placements are made in appropriate grade/subject areas. Opportunities are provided to practice under the supervision of approved cooperating teachers and university supervisors. The experience begins with observation and limited participation and culminates in assumption of full responsibility.
Goals and Objectives of the Course
i. To deepen the preservice teacher's understanding and perspective of the educational process through full-time teaching supported by guided supervision from school and University personnel;
ii. To enable preservice teachers to put into practice, in a clinical setting, the code of professional conduct and ethical standards that characterize the teaching profession;
iii. To demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and theoretical knowledge in the design development, and implementation of instruction; and
iv. To facilitate the transition from student to practicing professional.
Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated competency in each of the ten domains of professional responsibility (RU).
Assessment in student teaching is both formative and summative and involves the collective evaluations of classroom teachers, school administrators, and University faculty. Formative evaluation is based upon the competencies articulated in the ten domains (RU) based upon the ten INTASC Standards for Beginning Teachers.
Other Course Information
Detailed specific information and guidance for EDUC 453 is provided in the Student Teaching Handbook, developed by the Field Experience Program, and available in the University Bookstore.