EDUC 121 - Field Experience for Introduction to Education
Number of Credits: 1
Field Experience for Introduction to Education is required for students preparing to become teachers. Students will engage in a guided observation in a school at the level at which they want to be certified. Students will attend seminars at the college. The Field Experience is an opportunity to observe local teachers and become familiar with how teachers at different levels address educational issues. Students may provide assistance to classroom teachers as requested. Students (including Transfer students) must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA). External classroom observation will occur on the students’ own time. Successfully Complete the Three Phases of Field Placement: Education field experiences or placements are a three-phase process. Students must successfully complete each phase in order to continue to the next phase and receive one credit for the course. (Fall & Spring Only) One Credit. One billable hour.
Pre-/Co-requisite(s): EDUC 120 and good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher).
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn. (GE 1, 2, 6, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Reflect on the different approaches to learning teaching. (GE 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Analyze observations of learners, teachers, instruction, and programs in an elementary, middle, and or high school. (GE 1, 2, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Begin to recognize the construction of curriculum as responsive to developmental, cultural, and social needs of children. (GE 2 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the elementary, middle, and or high school teacher. (GE 1, 2, 7 PG 2, 3)
- Adhere to a professional code of ethics. Students will recognize the behaviors of professionals (dress, oral language, body language, self-management skills, student-teacher confidentiality) that enhance learning and impede learning. (GE 1, 2, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Identify contemporary educational issues and how they affect the field experience classroom school. (GE 1, 2, 6, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
- Consider observations from the field experience and integrate into reflective course assignments as well as teaching and classroom management practices.(GE 1, 2, 6, 7 PG 1, 2, 3)
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