Course Abstract Details
EDUC-126, Field Experience for Educational Psychology
EDUC-126, Field Experience for Educational Psychology, is required for students preparing to become teachers. Students will engage in guided field observations of the teaching and learning process at the level at which they want to be certified for a total of fifteen clock hours. Students will attend a seminar at the college every other week. These meetings include the Education Academic Community seminars. The Field Experience is an opportunity to apply concepts learned in the EDUC-125 course to processes of teaching and learning at a local school. Students may provide assistance to classroom teachers as requested. Students must be in good academic standing with the College. External classroom observation will occur on students' own time. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDUC-125/PSYC-125. One credit. One billable hour. Offered Spring and Fall terms.
Course Objectives and Grading Information
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to help all students learn. (GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
2. Analyze observations of learners, teachers, instruction, and programs in the area in which he/she wishes to be certified. (GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
3. Recognize the construction of curriculum and instruction as responsive to developmental, cultural, and social needs of children. (GE 2; PG 1, 2, 3)
4. Identify the role of the teacher and developmental/educational needs of students in his/her educational setting: elementary, middle or high school. (GE 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
5. Adhere to a professional code of ethics. Students will recognize the behaviors of professionals (dress, oral language, body language, self-management skills, and student-teacher confidentiality) that enhance learning. (GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
6. Report the application of different developmental and educational learning theories to classroom practice through guided observation and interaction with students and the Cooperating Teacher. (GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
7. Integrate developmental and educational learning theories with observations from the field experience into reflective course assignments as well as teaching and classroom management practices. (GE 1, 2, 7; PG 1, 2, 3)
Successfully Complete the Three Phases of Field Placement: Education field experiences or placements are a three-phase process. Students must successfully complete each phase in order to continue to the next phase and receive one credit for the course.
The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study: