ED 387 Pre-Student Teaching
Undergraduate education students work one day per week in the school that preferably will become their next semester student teaching placement. Students work in their host teacher’s classroom with a main focus on getting to know the students, the teacher, the school, and the larger community. Students complete three curriculum development cycles. An overarching goal for this experience is that Arcadia pre-student teachers become full participants in the life of their placement school and gain valuable experience working in the classroom and school where they will aim to complete their student teaching during the next academic semester.
Each student is supervised by an Arcadia University faculty member. Students meet regularly in small groups on site at their school and as a whole group over the course of the semester. The seminars provide a forum for open discussion and problem solving based on pre-student teaching classroom experience. This course is taken the semester preceding student teaching. Grade of “B” or better must be earned to move into student teaching.
Field experiences (full day) required. See background check requirement policy.
Requirement: A GPA of 3.0
Prerequisite: ED 110 , ED 212 , ED 214 , ED 220 , ED 315 , ED 323 , ED 324 , ED 375 .