Directed Teaching Placement I   [Archived Catalog]
2018-2019 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum

ED 593 - Directed Teaching Placement I

3 Unit(s)
Student teachers work in grades Kindergarten, Primary (1-3), or Upper (4-6) at a public [or nonpublic, when approved] elementary school in a placement for the span of 15 weeks on a full time basis. This placement is only to be secured by the Credential Analyst upon completion of the Student Teaching Orientation. As indicated in the Student Teaching Handbook, the candidate will gradually advance to a two-week complete take-over in which he/she is in charge of curricular planning, implementation, assessment, and classroom management. This seminar course supports the Student Teaching experience through additional classroom inquiry and reflection on appropriate instructional strategies for learners with disabilities, the principles of effective classroom management, teaching methods, differentiation of instruction, lesson planning and delivery, and parent communication. Emphasis is placed on the modification of lessons and instructional support of English learners, diverse learners, and learners with exceptionalities. Candidates continue to explore school and community demographics and consider methods for teaching diverse populations. It is through this course that each candidate completes CalTPA task 3 "Assessing Learning" as a performance- based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.