Field experiences are designed to assure that students have a variety of early experiences by focusing primarily on the school environment environment, observation techniques, and finally by reflecting and implementing what have been learned from the university and the public school to facilitate learning.
Field experiences are planned in the introductory and intermediate and advance education courses. Student teaching culminates the experience in the last semester of a student's program.
|Summary of Field Experiences||Contact Hours|
|Pre-program Admission||20 hrs.|
|Post-program Admission||70-90 hrs.|
|Internship/Professional Seminar||385-525 hrs.|
|Course Number and Name||Number of Hours Required||Activities to be completed|
Laboratory Experiences in Area Schools
|20||Observation of teacher/student interactions to develop an appreciation and an understanding of the teaching/learning processes in a school setting; Assisting with routine tasks, working with individual students and students in small groups|
|10||Participation in activities that expand the basic concepts of education from teachers and
administrators and document in a portfolio;
Tutor individual students, conduct skill drills, supervise seatwork, set up learning centers
|10||Participation in activities that build on theories of measurements and evaluation of student achievement; Administer tests, grade papers, prepare charts or visual; provide special instruction periods, computer labs, take role and record attendance|
Human Growth and
|10||Observation and participation in activities that reinforce developmental theories|