Teaching Practicum – EDUC 390

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/31/2022

Course Description

An extended supervised field experience targeted to enhance teaching skills in the classroom.  *Please note, this course is not part of a program leading to eligibility of a Virginia state teaching license (or license in any other state). Individuals seeking to obtain a state teaching license should contact soelicensure@liberty.edu for recommended course options.

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

Rationale

Field experiences in specific areas of academic interests are necessary for professional growth and development. This course is for candidates who are not pursuing licensure.

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: Course Overview

In Module 1: Week 1, the candidate is required to review all documents contained in the Course Syllabus and Assignment Instructions folder. After reviewing the documents, the candidate needs to complete Quiz: Course Overview. (CLO: A)

Quiz: Objective Statement

This quiz covers the article on Bloom's Taxonomy of Critical Thinking and Writing Effective Learning Objectives. It contains 5 Questions, 2 true/false questions, and 3 multiple choice questions. It is limited to 60 minutes, allows 1 attempt, and is worth 20 points.

Discussion: Thread and Replies (1)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the candidate is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each initial thread must be at least 300 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge and include at least one citation in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Field Experience Assignments

Throughout this course, the candidate is required to complete 300 hours in a field placement. All 300 hours must be documented in order to pass the course. Thus, the field experience is a foundational element in the course assignments. Field Experience-related assignments include:

Field Experience: Placement Verification Assignment

In Module 1: Week 1, the candidate will complete the Field Experience: Placement Verification Assignment. This assignment will include information about the school and the host teacher. It will also include a schedule agreement that must be discussed with the host teacher and signed by the host teacher before submitting. (CLO: A, B, E)

Quiz: Professionalism 

In Module 1: Week 1, the candidate will complete the Quiz: Professionalism. This quiz includes 10 questions that ensure the candidate has a clear understanding of what is expected in terms of acting and dressing in a professional manner according to Liberty University standards. (CLO: A, B)

 Quiz: LiveText Hours — Module 5

By Module 5: Week 5, the candidate must ensure that all hours up to this point have been recorded and approved of by the host teacher in LiveText.  The Field Experience Log must be used to track his/her hours throughout the placement. The Field Experience Log is completed by the candidate as he/she visits the approved placement. The log must be completed in LiveText, with all hours approved by the host teacher, by Monday of Module 5: Week 5. The candidate will indicate completion of this task by completing the Quiz: LiveText Hours — Module 5. (CLO: B)

 Quiz: LiveText Hours — Module 11

By Module 11: Week 11, the candidate must ensure that all hours up to this point have been recorded and approved of by the host teacher in LiveText.  The Field Experience Log must be used to track his/her hours throughout the placement. The Field Experience Log is completed by the candidate as he/she visits the approved placement. The log must be completed in LiveText, with all hours approved by the host teacher, by Monday of Module 11: Week 11. The candidate will indicate completion of this task by completing the Quiz: LiveText Hours — Module 11. (CLO: B)

Quiz: Livetext Hours — Module 15

By Module 15: Week 15, the candidate must have entered all direct and indirect teaching hours in LiveText and have them approved of by the host teacher.  The log must be completed in LiveText, with a minimum of 300 hours recorded and approved of by the host teacher, by Monday of Module 15: Week 15. The candidate will indicate completion of this task by competing the Quiz: LiveText Hours — Module 15. (CLO: B)

Field Experience: Learning Summary Assignment

In Module 14: Week 14, the candidate will complete a Field Experience: Learning Summary Assignment based on the questions and prompts provided in the Field Experience: Learning Summary Template and submit the assignment. This assignment must also be added to the candidate’s portfolio in LiveText. (CLO: A, B, C)

Field Experience: Preliminary Performance Assessment Assignment

In Module 8: Week 8, the Field Experience: Preliminary Performance Assignment will be completed by the host teacher to evaluate the candidate’s performance in the placement. This form must be completed by the host teacher in Livetext (FEM). (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Field Experience: Final Performance Assessment Assignment

In Module 15: Week 15, the Field Experience: Final Performance Assignment will be completed by the host teacher to evaluate the candidate’s performance in the placement. This form must be completed by the host teacher in Livetext (FEM). (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Lesson Assignments

The candidate will complete three weekly teaching lesson plans with the template provided. After each full teaching week (Weeks A-C), the candidate will also complete lesson reflections.

Teaching Week: Lesson Plan Assignment

The candidate will create three Teaching Week: Lesson Plan Assignment using the Teaching Week: Lesson Plan Template provided and submit it to his/her host teacher for evaluation before the lessons will be taught. The host teacher can suggest changes and improvements at that time. The candidate will submit each teaching week lesson plan for evaluation. Teaching Week: Lesson Plan Assignments are due in Module: Weeks 4, 7, and 10. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

Teaching Week: Reflection Assignment

After each teaching week, the candidate will complete the Teaching Week: Reflection Assignment on the Teaching Week: Reflection Template and submit it. The Teaching Week: Reflection Assignments are due in Module: Weeks 6, 9, and 12. (CLO: A, B, C, E)

LiveText Assignments

Quiz: LiveText Portfolio: Initial Check-in

In Module 3: Week 3, the candidate will explore the Portfolio template which is located in LiveText. The candidate will answer five questions relating to the Portfolio assignment. The candidate is allowed to refer to notes and the textbook at any time during the assessment. The candidate is allowed 30 minutes to choose the correct answers to 5 true/false questions. A single attempt is allowed for this quiz. The candidate will confirm that these tasks are in progress by taking the Quiz: Portfolio: Initial Check-in Quiz (CLO: C, E)

Quiz: LiveText Portfolio: Final Check-in

In Module 13: Week 13, the candidate will continue uploading and developing previous and current assignments into the LiveText portfolio template. The candidate will answer five questions relating to the LiveText Portfolio assignment. The candidate is allowed to refer to notes and the textbook at any time during the assessment. The candidate is allowed 30 minutes to choose the correct answers to 5 true/false questions. A single attempt is allowed for this quiz. The candidate will confirm that these tasks are in progress by taking the Quiz: Livetext Portfolio: Final Check-in. (CLO: C, E)

LiveText: Portfolio Assignment

In Module 15: Week 15, the candidate will create and submit the LiveText: Portfolio Assignment through LiveText. This portfolio will include eight different required sections, including the Cover, Resume, Degree Completion Plan Audit (DCPA), Field Experience Log, Preliminary Performance Assessment, Field Experience Learning Summary, and the Media Gallery. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E)

LiveText: Dispositions Assignment

The candidate will complete the LiveText: Dispositions Assignment in LiveText. This allows the candidate to identify how he/she has demonstrated or reflected the dispositions of social responsibility, commitment, reflection, integrity, and professionalism. These dispositions are identified as SCRIP. The LiveText: Dispositions Assignment should be submitted by the candidate by Monday of Module 14: Week 14 in LiveText. (CLO: A)

Quiz: LiveText Exit Survey

The LiveText: Exit Survey quiz rates the candidate’s preparation through the overall program experience. This assignment is completed in the Field Experience Module (FEM) of LiveText. This is due by Friday of Module 16: Week 16. (CLO: A)

Quiz: Honor Code

This 2-question quiz evaluates the candidate’s integrity regarding the field experience, mentor document submissions, and course assignments. This is due by Friday of Module 16: Week 16. (CLO: A)