EDUC 6900 Student Teaching Semester in Early Childhood (PK-3)

The purpose of this clinical course is the development of competence in the art and science of teaching young children. Intensive clinical experience (with a minimum of 300 clock hours of classroom teaching) provides opportunities for continued professional growth through the practice of professional ethics, reflective teaching, instructional design, effective classroom management and authentic assessment. Students will attend a series of seminars and conduct an action research project directly related to their teaching assignment. A university supervisor works with a cooperating PK-3 teacher toward the mutual goal of the student's development.