Early Field Experience


This course offers students an informed look at schooling in America and is designed for current teachers, prospective teachers (those considering a Teacher Education major), and for those simply interested in furthering their understanding of classroom interaction and the fundamental principles of teaching and learning. Students will be able to plan lessons and activities that address student's prior experiences, multiple intelligences, strengths, and needs to positively impact learning. This course provides direct and indirect experiences with contemporary K-12 educational practice in schools through 30 clock hours of field observation to be completed during the semester. Students will observe the daily life of teachers and their interactions with children and adolescents, with the dual goal of understanding the professional nature of the setting (i.e. pedagogical decision-making processes, expectations and requirements for teachers, institutional functioning, etc.) and being an active participant in a K12 classroom setting. Assignments will include, but are not limited to, observation notes, discussions with class members, and evaluation and design of instructional strategies and learning activities. Prerequisite: Completion of any 1000, 2000, or 3000-level Education course, graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Enrollment Note: All students are enrolled onto the waitlist. Priority is given to Teacher Education majors, prospective Teacher Education majors, and majors/minors in Educational Studies. Students must complete their 30 clock hours outside of class in school settings assigned by the WUSTL Department of Education Field Placement Specialist. Undergraduate students must enroll in Educ. 4053 and graduate students must enroll in Educ. 6053
Course Attributes: EN S; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

Section 01

Early Field Experience
INSTRUCTOR: Jessica Bockskopf
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