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EDU 307 Field Experience I: Secondary

Credits: 3
Prerequisites:
  • Admittance to the Teacher Education Program; Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDU 428.
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This is the first of two field experience courses that provide preservice educators with an
opportunity to “see into the daily life” of the teacher so they will develop a more accurate and
complete picture of the expectations for a teacher. Students will begin to develop learning
outcomes and objectives, plan for assessment, and design instruction using the UIU lesson plan
template. This course is taken in conjunction with the pre-service educators’ methods
courses (EDU 428 Middle School Curriculum, Design, and Strategies).
Through this Field Experience course, pre-service educators will develop deeper understandings
of the teacher as a professional who uses his/her knowledge and skills to make and carry out
decisions to foster students’ educational development and school achievement. Pre-service
educators will complete various activities on site for a minimum of 40 hours and they will
complete various assignments to help them understand more deeply the Iowa Teaching Standards
and Criteria. During seminar classes pre-service educators will receive training concerning
chemical hazards with which they may come in contact in a school setting. They will also
discuss the standards of professional conduct and ethics associated with the teaching
profession. Pre-service educators will be required to teach a lesson. At the end of this forty (40)
hour placement, pre-service educators will be assessed on their knowledge of the Iowa Teaching
Standards and Criteria. In order to be admitted to Student Teaching, pre-service educators must
successfully meet the appropriate levels of performance required through the field experience
assessment.