EDUC 4140 Practicum


This field-based semester-long course is designed to give the teacher candidate field experiences in the appropriate P-12 (PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) or Secondary (6-8 and 9-12) classroom settings where they will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate competence in the professional roles and dispositions required of lead teachers.  Candidates will study and apply pedagogical content knowledge grounded in research-based best practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of instruction specific to their area of concentration to meet the diverse needs of all learners. The most critical component of this placement is the hands-on learning opportunity that occurs over the course of the semester in which the teacher candidate will be engaged in: curriculum design; determining and adapting appropriate methods to classroom instruction; fostering critical thinking skills; meeting district and state standards; the use of technology in enhancing student learning. Candidates will also attend seminars on related topics throughout the semester and attain instruction with the infusion of diversity, equity, and inclusive principles. This course is aligned with state and national standards. The use of technology is required.


3 credits

Lecture Hours

3 hours


Formal acceptance into the certification track and pass program checkpoints