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EDU 495 PK-4 Student Teaching (f. EDU 2901) (12 credits)

This experience is designed as the capstone professional course for the PreK-4 education 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 (14 weeks). In addition, the student attends a seminar once 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 educational setting, the use of technology, using reading, language, and literacy skills in all classrooms, the identification of instructional resources, and the assessment of student achievement. A maximum of one additional course may be taken during the student teaching semester. Students should apply to the Office of Student Teaching according to the application deadlines established by the Department. These deadlines are more than one semester in advance of student teaching. (See Education Department home page at www.sju.edu/academics/education/ for application and guidelines.)