Grades K-3 Student Teaching

Grades K-3 Student Teaching
Student teaching experience in the primary grades.
 Hours6.0 - 12.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesPrior application; requires a total GPA of 3.00, at least a C grade in all major and minor courses; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ECE 425
Course Outcomes

Student Teaching in Early Childhood Classrooms

The student teacher will:

  • observe and reflect with the intent to improve practice.
  • use child guidance strategies to effectively support children's learning.
  • assume the role of lead teacher for a portion of the student teaching expereince as they design lessons, provide instruction, and implement appropriate assessments.
  • apply knowledge from various content courses as they relate to teaching in an early childhood classroom.
  • apply knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices to support children's development and learning.
  • provide learning experiences that meet students' diverse cogntive styles, cultural backgrounds, and linguistic diveristy.
  • demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors and dispositions (e.g., dress and grooming, attendance and punctuality, positive interactions with mentors, peers, parents, and children, and commitment to the profession).
  • create a Teacher Work Sample that measures their skills in using contextual factors, planning, assessment, lesson design, interpretation of student performance, and reflection.