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EDU 252-20, SPE-373-20, and EDU 376-01, Clinical Field Experience in the Elementary School, Clinical Field Experience in Special Education, Clinical Field Experience in Secondary Education (WN14)

INSTRUCTOR: Betty H. Kansler

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: Friday, January 3 –Friday, January 24, 2014

CONTENT:

This course provides direct instructional field experience in Baltimore area schools.  This focus is on school organization and curriculum as well as issues in teaching and learning. A key purpose of the course is to assist the teacher candidates in making a career choice by living full time in the school environment during the school days in January, observing and participating in the day-to-day life of the school and assisting with the tasks of the teacher.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-To experience the roles and tasks of the teacher and participate in classroom activities.

-To be able to describe the philosophy, characteristics, organization and management of the school.

-To demonstrate skill in observing and interpreting classroom management.

-To examine curriculum guides and other materials.

METHODS:

Classroom participation and observation

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS:

Daily attendance in an assigned school for three weeks in January; attendance at beginning and ending seminars on campus; completion of all required assignments

REQUIRED TEXT:

None; Materials are distributed at the first meeting on campus.

ASSIGNMENTS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS: 

Required attendance at opening session in Gibbons Hall, Room 325 (Ed. Lab) on January 3, 2014, from 9 am – 1 pm.