T446 and T447 – Internship, Student Teaching, and Tutorial I and II

3 Credit Hours

Teacher candidates spend a total of 550 hours in a preschool,
kindergarten, and/or primary classroom mastering
the practice competencies of professional teaching under
the supervision of a mentoring teacher. Student teaching
includes 10 consecutive weeks of full-time participation in
the responsibilities of teaching in an early childhood classroom.
The tutorial, a biweekly meeting between the teacher
candidate and faculty adviser, is a bridge between academic
courses and student teaching experiences. Goals for the
tutorial include: integration of theory with practice, refining
methods of teaching, deepening one’s understanding of how
to work effectively with children and families from diverse
backgrounds, reflecting on all aspects of professional teaching
practice, and developing further goals for professional
development.

Programs that require this course: