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Education Practicum


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

EDUP 389

Mathematics Practicum

1 credit hour

*Level 3 Professional Education Course: Requires passing ILTS content exam. Each candidate is required to work in a partner school setting with an individual student or a small group of students in grades 1-5. Throughout this 10-week practicum experience each candidate will assess the mathematics strengths and weaknesses of the student(s). The candidate will analyze the assessment data, design and deliver targeted instruction on a weekly basis and finally administer post assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction. Each candidate will deliver interventions for student(s). In addition, each candidate is required to observe and assist a certified teacher in the self-contained elementary mathematics classroom. 30 hour practicum experience in mathematics instruction. Offered fall.

EDUP 395

Literacy Practicum

2 credit hours

*Level 3 Professional Education Course: Requires passing ILTS content exam. For this practicum, each candidate is required to work in a partner school setting with struggling readers. Throughout this 10 week practicum experience each candidate will diagnostically assess the literacy strengths and weaknesses of two or more struggling readers at two or more grade levels; the candidate will analyze the assessment data, design and deliver targeted instruction on a weekly basis and finally administer post assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction. Each candidate will deliver small group interventions for students at the targeted (Tier 2) level as well as one-to-one intensive (Tier 3) level interventions. This is a 60 hour community based learning practicum in diagnostic literacy instruction. Offered fall.

EDUP 396

Social Science Practicum

0.5 credit hours

*Level 3 Professional Education Course: Requires Passing ILTS content exam. For this practicum, each candidate is required to work in a partner school setting with an individual student or a small group of students in grades 5-8. Throughout this practicum experience each candidate will assess the social studies content strengths and weaknesses of the student(s); the candidate will analyze the assessment data, design and deliver targeted instruction on a weekly basis, and finally administer post assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction. Each candidate will deliver interventions for student(s). In addition, each candidate is required to observe and assist a certified teacher in the middle school social studies classroom. 30 hour practicum experience in social studies instruction. Offered fall.

EDUP 397

Mathematics Practicum

0.5 credit hours

*Level 3 Professional Education Course: Requires passing ILTS content exam. Each candidate is required to work in a partner school setting with an individual student or a small group of students in grades 5-8. Throughout this practicum experience each candidate will assess the mathematics strengths and weaknesses of the student(s); the candidate will analyze the assessment data, design and deliver targeted instruction on a weekly basis, and finally administer post assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction. Each candidate will deliver interventions for student(s). In addition, each candidate is required to observe and assist a certified teacher in a Middle School mathematics classroom. 30 hour practicum experience in mathematical instruction. Offered fall.

EDUP 398

Science Practicum

0.5 credit hours

*Level 3 Professional Education Course: Requries passing ILTS content exam. In this practicum, each candidate is required to work in a partner school setting with an individual student or a small group of students in grades 5-8. Throughout this practicum experience each candidate will assess the science content strengths and weaknesses of the student(s); the candidate will analyze the assessment data, design and deliver targeted instruction on a weekly basis, and finally administer post assessments to determine the effectiveness of instruction. Each candidate will deliver interventions for student(s). In addition, each candidate is required to observe and assist a certified teacher in a Middle School science classroom. 30 hours practicum experience in science instruction. Offered fall.