Field Experience Practicum – EDUC 598

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course will be used to provide field experiences for students desiring licensure in conjunction with certificate programs.

Prerequisites

Background Check Clearance with a score of 5 or Background Clear International with a score of 5 or Background Clear Out of State with a score of 5 or Background Clear Virginia with a score of 5

Rationale

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

Measurable Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss how the three components in the Conceptual Framework integrate into the context of teaching situations.
  2. Discuss how the five components in the SCRIP Framework integrate into the context of teaching situations.
  3. Develop a reflection related to the field of education which demonstrates the professional development of a Christian world view pertinent to Christian, public, and private schools.
  4. Discuss with other educational professionals elements pertaining to continual professional growth.
  5. Observe a teacher in the field for 45 hours to view varying instructional strategies.
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Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Course Overview Quiz

The candidate is required to review all documents contained in the Course Guides and Assignment Instructions folder. After reviewing the documents, the candidate needs to complete the Course Overview Quiz.

FEM/LiveText and Background Check Verification Quiz

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.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 3 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The purpose of Discussion Board Forums is to generate interaction among candidates in regard to relevant current course topics. The candidate is required to post 1 thread and 2 replies. Threads must have a minimum of 500 words, while replies must have a minimum of 250 words each.

Field Practicum Experience

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 full 45 hours will result in a failing grade.

Field Experience: Informational Report

This report will describe one’s selected practicum. There is a template provided in Blackboard.

Field Placement Contact Information and FEM Request Form

There will be a Contact Information & FEM Request Form to provide practicum information and confirm the candidate has submitted the FEM Request Form. The template is provided in Blackboard. 

Field Experience Management (FEM)/LiveText

The Field Experience Management (FEM) request form must be completed and submitted. Once the FEM is set up, the candidate must record hours throughout the placement. The host teacher will confirm the hours were completed at the end of the practicum. The final FEM entry must be made documenting the completion and confirmation of all required hours. All field hours must be completed to receive full credit for this assignment.   

Practicum Experience Evaluation

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.

Summative Reflective Assignment

The Summative Reflection Assignment is completed at the end of the course to describe and reflect in detail the field practicum placement.  There is a template provided in Blackboard.  

Field Experience Summary

The Field Experience Summary form will be completed documenting all required field hours.

Honor Code Quiz

This quiz evaluates the candidate’s integrity regarding the field experience, mentor document submissions, and course assignments.