Metropolitan State University

EDU 485 : Student Teaching in the Urban PreK-Kindergarten Classroom

A. Course Description
Credits:
Prerequisites: EDU 323 Urban Pre-K and Kindergarten Curriculum and Practicum and completion of at least 60 credits required for the degree/licensure program, and admission to student teaching.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
Supervised student teaching with children ages 3-5 within an urban preschool and kindergarten classrooms required for teacher candidates seeking early childhood licensure (Birth-Grade 3). Placement is for a minimum of three full-time weeks (2 credits) in combination with other student teaching placements to a maximum of fifteen full-time weeks (9 credits) in a single placement depending on the teacher candidate's Individualized Student Teaching Plan that is developed with and approved by the teacher candidate's advisor and the Field Experience Coordinator. Weekly reflections, periodic seminars with other student teachers, and the development of a standards-based portfolio are also required.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/09/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Student Teaching is required by Minnesota Board of Teaching.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement
Fee: $275 for required edTPA submission. Note: Application and approval are required to student teach. Placements are made by arrangement with UTP Field Experience Coordinator in urban classrooms and are typically Monday through Friday during the school day. A total of 15 weeks (9 credits) is required for completion of the ECE licensure programs.