05-480 Elementary Student Teaching

This course is designed for candidates planning to be certified elementary teachers in Illinois. This course provides daily experience over a full semester in an elementary or middle school setting. Progress in developing teaching skills is carefully observed and supervised by the cooperating classroom teacher and the University supervisor and is evaluated through various performance assessments. The experience and related seminars focus on communication and collaboration, developing a quality learning environment, developing effective instruction and assessments and professional reflection and development. This course fulfills part of the Advanced Writing requirement. Attendance at student teaching seminars is required.




2.75 GPA; Admission to student teaching; all required methods and field experience course work completed and a negative TB test on file.


Note: 05-480, 53-481, 54-483 and 05-484 Student Teaching may be repeated only once for credit with the consent of the College of Education and the Teacher Education Committees.