EDU 202 - Early Field Experience. 1 Credit.
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., admission to Teacher Education Program in secondary and K-12. Guided introductory field experience for students committed to teaching as a profession. Connects field experience to content of co-requisite theory classes. Seminars include professional development portfolio, developmental level of students, diversity, learning/teaching strategies, motivation, classroom management, and assessment of learning.
Students preparing to teach at the middle or high school levels (license for grades 5-12) will declare a major in the subject area(s) they wish to teach, e.g., English, mathematics, or any other of the state-approved major content endorsement areas listed previously. They are advised within their major department(s) and, upon admission to the Teacher Education Program, they also are advised within the Department of Teaching and Learning regarding the requirements necessary to earn secondary licensure. All secondary licensure students seek admission to the Teacher Education Program, usually at the end of the sophomore year, and complete course work required for licensure in Curriculum and Instruction and in their major content area(s). Applicants for Montana teaching licensure must: satisfy all degree and licensure requirements as outlined below; and be at least 18 years of age. Information about the Teacher Education Program is available in the department office or on our website at: http://www.coehs.umt.edu/