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EDU 496 Student Teaching 4-8 (12 credits)

This experience is designed as the capstone professional course for the 4-8 Certification program; it is to be the final course taken in the educational coursework sequence. The student teaching experience approximates a full-time working experience for the semester (14 weeks). In addition, each week students attend a seminar in which issues related to student teaching are studied. At the conclusion of the student teaching experience, the student will have demonstrated proficiencies in instructional management, student motivation, curriculum planning, learning theory, solving problems in the educational setting, using technology in the classroom, identifying instructional resources, and assessing 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 by the application deadlines available in the Student Teaching Office. These deadlines are more than one semester in advance of Student Teaching. (See Education Department home page at for application and guidelines.)