EDU 321 Field Experience II: Elementary
This is the second 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 courses (EDU 305 Teaching Elementary Science, EDU 325 Teaching Elementary Mathematics, EDU 335 Teaching Elementary Language Arts, EDU 326 Developmental Reading). 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. Pre-service educators will be required to teach a literacy lesson and a math 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.