Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

EDS 609 Teaching Practicum I in Secondary Education

2 hours; 2 credits. Graded Pass/Fail. Students complete 30 days in a mentored teaching experience in a secondary school setting in grades 7-9 or 10-12. Students currently employed as teachers work with a faculty member, a cooperating teacher, and the school principal or designee to enhance learning for individual and groups of children of varying abilities. Students meet once a week for two hours in a seminar to reflect upon the educational philosophies they have studied and the methodologies they are currently implementing in their own classrooms as they develop their own approaches to teaching and learning. The teacher's role in developing environments that are safe and supportive as well as intellectually stimulating and challenging for all students is examined. Prerequisites: EDD 602, EDD 610, and EDS 601, EDS 602, EDS 603, or EDS 604.