Undergraduate Course Catalog 2005-2006

COURSE: 05-480 Elementary Student Teaching (9)
This course is designed for students planning to be certified elementary teachers in Illinois. This course provides daily experience over a 15-week period 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 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 and the Assessment of Professional Teaching 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. Offered: Every semester.