ELED-20000 Field Experience 1: Community and School Immersion

This field experience course is designed to  develop pre-service teachers’ abilities to view the total picture of the teaching profession; to foster effective collaborative relationships within and among families and communities; to reflect on the impact of personal beliefs and actions on teaching and learning in order to build capacity for respectful and ethical conduct toward all learners; to explore the characteristics and assets of the communities in which partner schools are embedded; to consider the role communities play in educating students and finally, to dialogue issues of social justice within the neighborhoods and communities of their partner schools so that pre-service teacher candidates begin to develop their own personal understandings about what it means to carry out the Lewis University Department of Education standards of becoming a knowledgeable critical transformative educator, a multicultural educator and a social justice advocate.