Science Lab Practicum in Schools – EDSC 488

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 08/26/2021

Course Description

Candidates will participate in a supervised 30-hour field practicum with a designated placement including lab hours in grades 6-12 designed to link theory with practice. This practicum may only be repeated one time with prior approval from the program chair.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Candidates are required to engage in developmental and sequential field experiences throughout their program. Candidates will complete practicum experiences that correspond to the co-requisite course identified in the candidate’s degree completion plan. Candidates will assist in the classroom as well as teach one or more formal lessons.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Observe, collaborate, and assist in a K-12 diverse classroom under the supervision of a qualified host teacher.
  2. Teach one or more formal lessons.
  3. Reflect on professional growth throughout the practicum.
  4. Accept and implement feedback from the host teacher.
  5. Provide service to the host teacher or the host school.
  6. Complete 30 hours of practicum experience in the host school.
  7. Demonstrate the SOE SCRIP dispositions throughout the practicum.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: Acknowledgement

After reviewing the information related to this practicum and the candidate’s co-requisite course, the candidate will complete a one-question acknowledgement quiz found in Module1: Week 1.

Quiz: Practicum Request

After submitting the practicum placement request, the candidate will complete the practicum request quiz.

After reviewing the mapping out your field experiences videos, the candidate will complete a quiz.

Quiz: Practicum Expectations

After reviewing the field experience handbook and advising guide, the candidate will complete the practicum expectations quiz.

After reviewing the Livetext Instructional document, the candidate will complete this quiz.

The candidate will complete this quiz to track their progress in the practicum preparation.

Planning Your Field Experience

The candidate will use the provided template to document the projected practicum placement schedule.

Self-Monitoring Quizzes

The candidate will complete quizzes to track their progress in the practicum.

Pre-SCRIP Dispositions Assessment Assignment

The candidate will reflect on the SOE SCRIP dispositions and rate his/her performance on the SCRIP dispositions during the practicum. The candidate will write a justification with specific examples to support the self-rating given for each disposition. (MLO: C, G) 

Quiz: Field Experience Summary

After reviewing the information related to the field experience summary, the candidate will complete a field experience summary quiz. (MLO: A, F)

Pre-CPAST Self-Reflection Assignment

The candidate will complete the self-reflection based on a lesson that has been taught during the practicum experience. (MLO: B, C)

Pre-CPAST Host Teacher Evaluation Assignment

The host teacher will evaluate the candidate’s performance during the practicum using the Pre-CPAST assessment. (MLO: A, C, D, E)

Field Experience Report Assignment

The candidate will log all completed practicum hours in FEM in Livetext. The candidate’s host teacher will verify and approve the hours logged in Livetext. (MLO: A, F)

Field Experience Conclusion Assignment

The candidate will write a thank-you note to the Host Teacher showing gratitude for the privilege of completing the practicum in his/her classroom. The candidate will take a picture of the note and submit it to Canvas. (MLO: C, E)