Education Practicum – EDUC 298

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 08/20/2021

Course Description

Field Experience in a classroom setting.

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

Rationale

Candidates gain field experiences in specific areas of academic interests for professional growth and development.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Quiz: Course Overview

The candidate is required to review the course syllabus and assignment instructions for all course assignments. After reviewing the documents, the candidate will complete the Course Overview Quiz. (CLO: E)

Quiz: FEM/LiveText and Background Check Verification

The candidate is required to purchase the Field Experience Edition of LiveText and have Background Check clearance through CastleBranch. This quiz allows the candidate an opportunity to verify the completion of these requirements. (CLO: D, E)

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be three Discussions throughout this course. The purpose of Discussions is to generate interaction among candidates in regard to relevant current course topics. The candidate is required to post one thread and at least one reply. Threads must have a minimum of 500 words, while replies must have a minimum of 250 words each. (CLO: A, B, C, D)

Field Placement Experience (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)

This course requires the completion of 45 field experience hours. NOTE: Completion of the full 45 hours is required to pass the course. Failure to complete the 45 hours will result in a failing grade.

Quiz:  Field Experience Informational Report

In this quiz you will provide your contact information and your purpose for taking the course. 

Quiz:  FEM Request Form

In this quiz you will provide your host school information and confirm you have submitted the Field Experience Management (FEM) Request Form. Once the FEM is set up, the candidate must record hours throughout the placement, and the Host Teacher will confirm the hours were completed. All field hours must be completed to receive full credit for this assignment.

Quiz:  FEM/Live Text FEA Rubric

In this quiz you will upload a PDF copy of your host teacher's evaluation of you and your time in his or her classroom. The host teacher's evaluation is completed in the FEM.

Quiz:  FEM/Live Text Time Log Approval

In this quiz you will answer questions about your hours recorded in the FEM.

Quizzes:  Time Logs Modules 3-7

In each of the five time log quizzes you will verify the hours accrued in the host classroom that week. Weekly field hours will be recorded by the student and approved by the host teacher in the FEM/Live Text on the Time Log.

Practicum Experience Evaluation Assignment

The candidate will request that his or her host teacher write a letter evaluating his or her performance. The candidate must submit a copy of the host teacher’s letter written on school letterhead with the host teacher’s signature (no electronic signatures will be accepted) in the assignment portal. Specific points to be addressed in the letter can be found in the assignment's instructions.

Summative Reflection Assignment

The Summative Reflection Assignment is completed at the end of the course to describe and reflect in detail the field practicum placement. The questions to be addressed are provided in the assignment's instructions.

Field Experience Summary Assignment

The Field Experience Summary Assignment form will be completed to document all required field hours. The template is provided in the assignment's instructions.

Quiz: Honor Code

This quiz evaluates the candidate's integrity regarding the field experience, mentor document submissions, and course assignments. (CLO: D, E)