Mar 17, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

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EDU 490 Practicum in Elementary and Special Education

12 Credits

In this course, students experience actual teaching in elementary and special education settings under the guidance and supervision of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor. Areas of learning include necessary observation, participation, and conferences. Regular seminars on campus help students to analyze teaching situations and plan for effective teaching. Students may apply for their Student Teaching Practicum after all required professional courses have been completed, and with the approval of the Coordinator of Student Teaching.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 461 ; Concurrent with EDU 462 .

NOTE: All students pursuing Early Elementary (PK–4) and Special Education (PK–8) Certification are required to successfully complete ECE 101, Teaching as a Profession: PK–4, before taking any other required course in the major. Students pursuing Secondary Teacher Certification in either Biology/General Science, English, or Social Studies are required to successfully complete EDU 101, Teaching as a Profession, before taking any other required course in the major. Proof of a current FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, and a Pennsylvania Criminal Background Clearance is required and must be submitted to the Dean of Education and Human Service’s office in order to begin any ECE, EDU, or SPEC course. No student may begin these classes without all current clearances.

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