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EDU 656 Elementary ESL Practicum

This practicum is designed to give urban teacher candidates the opportunity to document and reflect upon at least 25 hours practical field experience working with ELL students in an urban K and/or elementary school. Urban ESL teacher candidates will have the opportunity to reflectively apply knowledge, theories and skills in learned in coursework. Successful completion of this practicum is a prerequisite for the ESL license.

Special information

Prerequisites: All ESL Graduate Certificate courses are required, or permission from the course instructor and department chair.
1 Graduate credit

Effective January 9, 2012 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and assess instruction and learning.
  • Design well-developed lesson plans.
  • Positively affect the learning and achievement of urban K and/or elementary ELL students.
  • Document at least 25 hours of active involvement with urban K and/or elementary ELL students.
  • Maintain a reflective journal about all practicum experiences.
  • Develop an electronic portfolio throughout the practicum experience.
  • Demonstrate professional work habits as an ESL teacher.
  • Articulate professional development based on experiences through a final reflection paper.

Spring 2023

Section Title Instructor
01 Elementary ESL Practicum Tanghe, Shannon Books Course details