Metropolitan State University

EDU 470 : Student Teaching in the Urban High School (grades 9-12)

A. Course Description
Credits: 8
Prerequisites: EDU 450 Advanced Urban Teaching Practicum and Seminar  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
Supervised student teaching for 12 weeks, full-time or the equivalent with students in urban grades 9-12 for teacher candidates seeking 5-12 licensure. Weekly reflections, periodic seminars with other student teachers, and the development of a standards-based portfolio are also required.
B. Course Effective Dates: 11/17/2003 - 12/16/2006 12/17/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Articulate professional development based on experiences through a final reflection paper.
  2. Demonstrate professional work habits as an ESL teacher.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to plan, implement and assess instruction and learning.
  4. Design well-developed lesson plans.
  5. Develop an electronic portfolio throughout the practicum experience.
  6. Document at least 25 hours of active involvement with urban high school ELL students.
  7. Maintain a reflective journal about all practicum experiences.
  8. Positively affect the learning and achievement of urban high school ELL students.
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. Placement made by arrangement with UTP Director of Field Experiences in urban classrooms and are typically Monday through Friday for 12 full-time weeks during the school day.