Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ED 480 Elementary Practicum Seminar


3 cr.


ED 301, PSY 304, ED 350, ED 375, ED 425, senior standing, completion of all preliminary elementary education coursework, and concurrent involvement in ED 479.

Course Description

This is a weekly seminar for students doing the elementary teaching practicum. As a result of this course, students are able to analyze and refine teaching strategies, curriculum designs, classroom management, and assessment. Professional issues and preparation for job search are explored. Students demonstrate skills as reflective practitioners of the teaching process. Student performance is assessed by weekly classroom participation, a teaching journal that is handed in at the end of the practicum, and completion of a professional portfolio. Is concurrent with 300 hours of full practicum fieldwork (student teaching) at a local elementary school.