EDU 490 Dual Major (PK-4 & Special Ed K-8) Student Teaching (f. EDU 2921) (12 credits)
This experience is designed as the capstone professional course for the Dual Major. It is to be the final course taken in the major sequence. The Student Teaching experience approximates a full-time working experience for the semester (fourteen weeks) and includes experiences in both regular and special education classrooms. It includes a seminar class each week in which issues related to student teaching are studied. At the conclusion of the Student Teaching experience, the student shall have demonstrated proficiencies in instructional management, student motivation, curriculum planning, learning theory, solving problems in the education setting, using reading, language and literacy skills in working with exceptional students, identifying instructional resources, using technology, and assessing student achievement. Students may take a maximum of one additional course during the student teaching semester. Students should apply to the Office of Student Teaching prior to the expected semester of Student Teaching according to the application deadlines established by the Department. These deadlines are more than one semester in advance of student teaching. Student teaching applications must be downloaded from the Education Department’s website.