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EDE 360B Practicum
Maus, William A.


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The School for Education at Park University, an institution committed to diversity and best practice, prepares educators to be effective school professionals, reflective change agents, and advocates for equity and excellence for all learners.



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School For Education Vision Statement
The School for Education at Park University is to be known as a leader in the preparation of educators who will address the needs, challenges, and possibilities of the 21st century.

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Course

EDM 360B Practicum

Semester

SP 2008 HO

Faculty

Maus, William A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Ed. Spec., Admin.
M.S. Ed., Secondary
B.A., Mathematics

Office Location

Copley, Room 211

Office Hours

Mon, 7:30-8:00 am & 10:00-10:30 am, Tues. & Thurs. 9:00-10:00 am & 11:30-noon

E-Mail

wmaus@park.edu

Semester Dates

Aug. 20 - Dec. 15

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

2


Textbook:
Practicum Handbook (on Education Website).

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Course Description:
This field experience in a classroom supports the integration of teacher knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the observation and application of classroom management, professional practices, and instructional techniques. The student is required to be in the regular classroom a full day or 2 half days during the semester. Student must earn a "B" grade or higher before continuing in the practicum sequence; may be repeated. Prerequisite: Admission to the School for Education. A - Concurrent enrollment in EDM 359 and EDM 380 required unless previously completed. 0:2:2.

Educational Philosophy:

 
This course presents the basics of teaching in middle and secondary schools, and provides pre-service teachers with opportunities to apply those basics. Teaching is an active profession. This course offers an opportunity to be the active practitioner of effective teaching and a professional aide to the classroom teacher.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. demonstrate skills in communicating and interacting effectively with elementary students, as well as with peers, cooperating teachers, administrators, parents, and others in an actual school setting.
  2. reflect through journal writing about thought processes as to planning and implementing elementary school instruction, and using metacognitive processes to evaluate instructional practices.
  3. demonstrate developmental teaching performance skills.


Core Assessment:

Reflective Journal

Class Assessment:

 

A 14-week field experience provides supervised fieldwork in the middle level classroom. The students are required to spend one full day a week or 2 half days a week (minimum) at the designated field site. The details of specific assignments for the block practicum are outlined in related courses and the Practicum Handbook. The requirements of this experience must be successfully completed before enrolling in additional Practicum courses. Evaluation forms will completed by the supervising teacher and cooperating teacher that assess the student's skills in the classroom.  

Attendance: Consistent and Prompt attendance at the school site is very important! Credit is earned for each day of attendance. An attendance log must be kept and signed by cooperating teacher. Attendance is to include approximately 80 hours (MoSTEP 1.2.9) with performance leading to evaluation for each middle/secondary practicum experience. (See evaluation form.)

Evaluation forms are to be completed by the cooperating and supervising teacher. Performance of essential Teacher Dispositions (see evaluation form) Evaluation forms are to be completed by the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor.
 
Teaching activities and performance indicators: The Park student will provide the Park University Supervisor with requested documentation of the aligned assignments for related courses and the Practicum Handbook. The cooperating teacher will provide a signed document attesting to the completion of these activities and performance indicators, i.e. time sheet.
 
Shadow Study will be completed in the Practicum, and explained in the Strategies course. Due dates will occur in Strategies course syllabus.
 

Journals will be kept in relation to the Practicum, and explained in Strategies course. Due dates will occur in Strategies course syllabus.

Grading:

For the 2 hour Practicum, you will receive a separate grade from Strategies.

Attendance at the site:   300 points               Journals:  100 points                    Shadow Study:    100 points

In addition, any student who misses three classes, regardless of whether or not the absence is excused, will be administratively withdrawn.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Timely completion of assignments is required. Late submissions of drafts, lesson plans, and all other site assignments will result in grade reduction of 20%. Absolutely no work will be accepted after the assigned time of the final.  Any missing work/assignments will recorded as a “zero".
 

A 14-week field experience providing supervised fieldwork in the classroom. The students are required to spend one full day a week or 2 half days a week (minimum) at the designated field site. The details of specific assignments for the block practicum are outlined in related courses and the Practicum Handbook.  The requirements of this experience must be successfully completed before enrolling in additional Practicum courses.  Evaluation forms will completed by the supervising teacher and cooperating teacher that assess the Park University student's skills in the classroom.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The policy on appropriate conduct as defined in the student handbook will be enforced.  Conflicts will be administered in the procedures outlined in the handbook.  The school site officials and Park University Supervisors have the right to remove/end the Practicum student's placement in a school setting at any time.


Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Weeks 1-3 Aug. 21-Sept. 5 Park Supervisor makes student assignments

Weeks 4-5 Sept. 5-12 Student contacts assigned teacher and schedules practicum Complete practicum hours, 20 journals, shadow study. Park Instructor visits school field site.
Weeks 15-16 Nov. 28-Dec. 5 Final evaluations due days
Weeks 6-14 Sept. 19-Nov. 21

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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Last Updated:2/4/2008 1:13:20 PM