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EDUC 360: Clinical Field Experience


Credits: 1-4

Degree Requirements: F11

Field experiences are designed to give students guided and controlled experiences with professionals in elementary and secondary schools, and in some cases with community partners. They are also designed to expand and challenge personal and professional attitudes while providing personal and professional growth opportunities for prospective teachers and other professionals in education. Observation and first-hand experience within P-12 settings provide candidates with information and tools that complement classroom study and assist in the development of pedagogical skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for effective teaching. Secondary licensure candidates must complete three one-credit field placements; elementary candidates must complete four one-credit placements. Students in the non-licensure tracks will complete three one-credit field placements; at least one of these must be in a school. Students will be required to attend class regularly and complete all course requirements. Students will earn grades in this course. All field placements must be approved by the Director of Licensure and Field Placements and finalized in the semester prior to enrollment.  Application deadlines are posted on the Educational Studies website.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Education Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, Majors and Minors only.