ED 472 Student Teaching (Childhood) (5/10)
Supervised observation and student teaching in an approved elementary school under a certified teacher. Eight weeks in grades 13, eight weeks in grades 46. For students seeking dual certification, one of the eight-week experiences is in a special education placement (see SE 472). Gradual movement from observation to total responsibility for planning and implementing instruction; refinement of teaching skills. Written logs, lesson plans, video or audio taping, self reflection, individual conferences. Involvement in all aspects of school life relevant to teaching. No credit will be awarded until the 16-week student teaching experience is completed. Candidates eligible for student teaching must advise the Coordinator of Field Placements by September 20th for the following spring semester placement and by February 1st for the following fall semester placement. Co-requisite: ED 472A.