A significant number of opportunities for field experience are built into the Early Childhood and Childhood Education program. All candidates in this program will complete a MINIMUM of 200 hours of observation in classroom and/or child care-giving settings BEFORE student teaching.
(check catalog for course description)
|Hours of Fieldwork|
|EDU 334||25 hours infant & toddlers|
|EDU 331||60 hours 3-5 year olds|
|EDU 333||10 hours service learning|
|LIT 371||30 hours grades K-2|
|EDU 340||60 hours grades 1-6|
|EDU 481||100 hours PreK-6|
Course instructors coordinate the collection of Student Data Sheets the Field Placement and School Partnership Office uses to secure placements in appropriate classrooms. Under no circumstances is a student to approach a principal of school administrator without prior approval.
Course curricula indicate the assignments students are expected to complete in association with their fieldwork placements. General expectations for teacher candidates are included in the Pre-Student Teaching Handbook.
Students are required to obtain host teacher signatures to document their field experiences using the 100 Hour Log Sheet. Course instructors collect the log sheets from students and document the completion of the required hours and the associated criteria using the 100 Hour Tally Sheet provided to them by the Field Placement and School Partnership Office. Completed log sheets are kept in individual student's folders. It is highly recommended that students retain copies of completed log sheets for their own records.