EDU 306 Field Experience I: Elementary
This is the first of two field experience courses that provide pre-service educators with an opportunity to “see into the daily life” of the teacher so they will develop a more complete and accurate picture of the expectations for a teacher. This course is taken in conjunction with the pre-service educators’ methods course (EDU 315 Teaching Elementary Social Studies). 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 they may come in contact within 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 successfully meet the appropriate levels of performance required through the field experience assessment.