[EDYS 300] Practicum in Teaching

Students participate in pre-K to high school classrooms as teaching apprentices, in conjunction with an ongoing workshop devoted to learning about planning, instruction, and assessment. One unit requires a minimum of eight hours weekly in a classroom setting—a total of approximately 120 hours—with the goal of high-quality independent teaching, under the supervision of a cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. All practica take place in local schools that feature significant socio-cultural diversity and offer experience working with a wide range of atypical students in mainstream and special settings. Students are placed in classrooms corresponding to eventual teaching interests, leading in most cases to students teaching. Students aspiring to obtain certification should undertake teaching experiences with children/youth at two different levels of schooling, e.g. high school and middle school. The goal of the workshop will be the completion of a short version of the Educational Teacher Performance Assessment [edTPA], the equivalent to a field-based research project, requiring a written report of approximately 25 pages. Students may take this course twice, with different placements.

Course Title

Practicum in Teaching

Course Code

EDYS 300



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: junior status, and Education and Youth Studies 252 and/or 262.


Offered each semester.

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