Practicum in Education II: External – EDUC 688

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

Candidates will participate in a supervised 45-hour practicum designed to link theory with practice. This practicum may 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 corequisite course identified in the candidate’s degree completion plan. Candidates will assist in the classroom as well as teach one or more formal lessons.

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.

Plan for Completion (Calendar)

The candidate will use the provided template to document the projected 45-hour practicum placement schedule.

Pre-CPAST (Host Teacher Evaluation)

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

Midterm Reflection (SCRIP)

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 (3-4 sentences) with specific examples (minimum of 3) to support the self-rating given for each disposition. (CLO: C, G)

Pre-CPAST Self-Reflection

The candidate will complete the self-reflection based on a lesson that has been taught during the practicum experience. The candidate will plan and teach one formal lesson during the practicum. (CLO: B, C)

Attendance Time Log in FEM

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. (CLO: A, F)

Thank you Note for Host Teacher

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 the Blackboard assignment link. (CLO: C, E)

Acknowledgement Quiz

After reviewing the information related to this practicum and the candidate’s co-requisite course (in Livetext), the candidate will complete an acknowledgement quiz found in Module/Week 1.

Practicum Request Quiz

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

Practicum Expectations Quiz

After reviewing the student teacher handbook and advising guide, the candidate will complete the practicum expectations quiz.

Self-Monitoring Quizzes (8)

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