Directed Teaching Placement Seminar I   [Archived Catalog]
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ED 393 - Directed Teaching Placement Seminar I

3 Credit(s)
Teacher Candidates 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 16 weeks on a full-time basis. This placement is only to be secured by the Fieldwork Coordinator upon completion of the Student Teaching Orientation. As indicated in the Student Teaching Handbook, the candidate will gradually advance to a four-week complete take-over in which he/she oversees curricular planning, implementation, assessment, and classroom management.

This seminar course supports the directed 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 the CalTPA Cycle I "Learning About Students and Planning Instruction" as a performance-based measure of the knowledge and skills taught in this course.  This is a 3 unit course totaling 45 total hours: if taught on ground, this breaks down to 30 hours of face-to-face instructional time and 15 hours online instruction through Canvas. Please note that for every 1 hour of instructional time there is an expected 2 hours of out of class requirements allocated for readings, journals, assignments, etc.  Interns working on their Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential will be placed in this course to receive support with the CalTPA.