Dec 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ECSP 4404 - Early Childhood/Special Education Internship - Performance

Internship for specific teaching fields. The goal of student teaching internship is to learn about the teaching profession while under the careful guidance of a mentor teacher. The majority of the time in the classroom is spent working directly with students in small groups, 1-on-1 instruction, whole class, etc. It is expected that lesson plans and materials are prepared ahead of time, and the intern is ready to teach at their assigned times. Interns are to work with the mentor teacher to learn about the students in the class. They are to use anecdotal, informal, and formal data to analyze the needs of the students when developing lessons. Lessons are carefully planned to include effective instructional strategies, methods for meeting the needs of all students, and a thoughtful analysis of the lesson afterward. Performance in the classroom is evident when the intern is prepared, is knowledgeable of the content and pedagogy, provides feedback and assesses formally and informally throughout the instructional segment.

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program, successful completion of junior and senior level program coursework with a grade of C or higher, and successful completion of field placements preceding the final student teaching internship

Corequisites: ECSP 3540, ECSP 4403, and ECSP 4405