Methods-centric field experiences pair teacher candidates with outstanding local urban educators in an intensive practicum experience wherein candidates observe, participate in, and develop their own lessons under the guidance of an exemplary master teacher. Candidates complete 20 hours of field experiences each week, and meet one on one with their mentor teachers daily to discuss methodological choices and approaches to instruction. All field experiences for licensure candidates will occur in Shelby County Schools (SCS). Field placements must be approved by the Director of Licensure and Field Placements. A minimum grade of B is required in this course. Candidates who earn lower than a B must repeat the course, thus delaying licensure and the conferring of the degree.