EDU 344 - Practicum I in Middle/Secondary Schools
Prerequisite(s): EDU 328 - The Adolescent Learner
Corequisite(s): EDU 336 - Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas and EDU 350 - Middle and Secondary School Curriculum and Philosophy
This course introduces students to the world of teaching. Students engage in the seminar discussions based on their observations and experiences in the assigned practicum as well as in the reflective-action process as a basis for professional growth and development. Students will be introduced to the lesson planning process, basic classroom management techniques, professional communication and ethics, and becoming a reflective practitioner. This one-credit seminar will focus on synthesizing the knowledge base gained during coursework with the experiences of student in the assigned placement. The one-credit practicum provides an opportunity for the students to begin teaching lessons in a real-world setting. Practicum is Pass/Fail.