In the University of Evansville School of 教育, students gain immersive experience in the classroom early in the program. Over the course of four years, students will gain one thousand hours of observation and student teaching, giving them the confidence to enter the field in their very own classroom.
Teacher education students have many opportunities to work with children and teachers in the local schools; in fact, we in the School of 教育 consider fieldwork integral to success. We believe that your skills will develop rapidly and effectively when you are learning from a professional teacher who is working with a UE professor. The UE School of 教育 provides three types of field placements:
A practicum is a field placement within which a student performs a number of related teaching activities, but does not actually have many teaching responsibilities. In the practicum associated with EDUC-150 or EDUC-200, 例如, undergraduates work with students and teachers in the school setting once or twice a week, usually for about two hours. This 9-12 week practicum is designed to help teacher education students experience life in a real classroom and get an accurate feel for teachers' responsibilities. 除了, the practicum provides an opportunity for students to work with small groups of children in very diverse classroom settings. Because students are working in the public schools, a limited criminal background check is done prior to the field placement.
实习s are much more intense than most other placements; candidates usually have regularly scheduled (4-5 times per week) planning and teaching responsibilities. 在实习期间, candidates work closely with their respective mentor teachers, and although the teaching responsibilities are not full-time, they can be intense and challenging. 因为这个原因, the standards for internships are quite high; after all, candidates must be accountable for not only their own learning, but the children's learning that is taking place when they are teaching.
Student teaching is full-time teaching in a local school for an entire semester. Student eligibility for student teaching requires the following:
- Completion of all education course work with a C or better, while maintaining an overall GPA of a 3.0以上.
- GPA至少3分.0 in the major teaching field
Above and Beyond Activities
UE education majors are involved in the Evansville community, competently making life better for its citizens. Students are encouraged to get involved with one or more of the many student and community organizations connected to UE. Many education majors love to volunteer for events such as Family Literacy Day, 放学后的程序, 最好的伙伴, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and College Mentors for Kids. Giving back and getting connected is easy at UE. Student organizations range from academic or professional groups to service-oriented, 社会, 休闲, 和宗教团体. There is something for everyone! Students even have an opportunity to form their own student organizations through UE's Center for 学生参与. No matter how students get involved, these activities help students prepare to better serve the world as compassionate and conscientious citizens.
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