Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

COURSE: 05-480 Elementary Student Teaching (9)
This course is designed for candidates planning to be certified elementary teachers in Illinois. This course provides daily experience over a full semester in an elementary or middle school setting. Progress in developing teaching skills is carefully observed and supervised by the cooperating classroom teacher and the University supervisor and is evaluated through various performance assessments. The experience and related seminars focus on communication and collaboration, developing a quality learning environment, developing effective instruction and assessments and professional reflection and development. This course fulfills part of the Advanced Writing requirement. Attendance at student teaching seminars is required.  Evidence of successful completion of the appropriate State of Illinois test in the content area must be received in the College of Education at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the student teaching semester in order to be allowed to student teach. Prerequisite: 2.75 GPA; Admission to student teaching; all required methods and field experience course work completed and a negative TB test on file. Offered: Every semester.