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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 266 - Internship Practicum

2 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 3 lab periods

Overview of the intern experience in a grades K-12 Educator Preparation Program (EPP) internship classroom. Includes classroom management, learning objectives, assessment, lesson planning, differentiation, collaboration, and education laws.

Information: Admission to the Post-Degree Teacher Certification Program and EPP Internship approval are required before enrolling in this course. May be taken two times for a maximum of four credits; if this course is repeated, see a financial aid advisor or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate. This course requires 45 hours of supervised practicum in a K-12 classroom. A grade of B or better in this course is required.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe basic classroom management techniques. (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) 3; Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2)
  2. Develop learning objectives tied to content standards. (InTASC 4; CEC 3)
  3. Use formative and summative assessments. (InTASC 5, 6; CEC 4)
  4. Create lesson plans with varied instructional strategies. (InTASC 7, 8; CEC 5)
  5. Identify differentiation strategies for diverse learners. (InTASC 1, 2; CEC 1)
  6. Collaborate with students, parents, colleagues and mentors. (InTASC 10; CEC 7)
  7. Explain relevant educational laws. (InTASC 9; CEC 6)

  1. Classroom Management
    1. Organizing the physical space
    2. Establishing and reinforcing procedures
    3. Maintaining a positive classroom culture
  2. Learning Objectives
    1. Locating relevant content standards
    2. Using content standards and learner data to write objectives
    3. Determining cognitive complexity using Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
  3. Assessment
    1. Implementing formative assessments
    2. Implementing summative assessments
    3. Using student data to drive instruction
  4. Lesson Plans
    1. Writing lessons using Essential Elements of Instruction (EEI)
    2. Distinguishing between teacher-centered and learner-centered pedagogy
    3. Using varied instructional strategies
    4. Reinforcing learning objectives during instruction
  5. Differentiation
    1. Differentiating the content
    2. Differentiating the process
    3. Differentiating the product
  6. Collaboration
    1. Collaborating with students
    2. Collaborating with parents
    3. Collaborating with colleagues and mentors
  7. Education Laws
    1. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    2. Mandatory reporting
    3. Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), 504 Plans, and Individual Language Learner Plans (ILLPs)