Course: EED 578A-D. Student Teaching in the Elementary School (3-6)
Prerequisites: Admission to Multiple Subject Credential program and/or Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Program; Admission to student teaching. EED/SPED 578A-D is a field experience in the Multiple Subject Credential Program and/or Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate Disabilities) Program. The field experience takes place in a participating public elementary school and provides opportunities for the credential candidate to work under the daily direction and guidance of a qualified supervising elementary teacher/special education teacher who exemplifies best practices in teaching all students, including English language learners and students with disabilities. A University faculty member supervises the fieldwork assignment. In each assignment the candidate gradually assumes responsibility. In the final assignment the candidate gradually assumes full responsibility for the complete instructional program. A minimum of 125 hours in the classroom is required in EED/SPED 578A, a minimum of 167 hours in EED/SPED 578B, a minimum of 208 hours in EED/SPED 578C, and a minimum of 250 hours in EED/SPED 578D.