You will spend hundreds of hours embedded in a classroom and being part of the life of a school. Our unique co-teaching model allows you take an increasingly responsible role in the classroom until eventually taking over primary teaching responsibilities. You will directly plan curriculum, manage assessments and evaluation, teach in the classroom, and gain hands-on experience in classroom management. In addition, you will gain the benefit of being introduced to school culture and have the opportunity to teach different grade levels (excepting the elementary education license) and find what might be the right fit for you as an educator. You also have the opportunity to start growing a network of potential employers as you become known in your school site.
As you teach, you will have multiple supports in the program--a program coordinator, a clinical supervisor, and a cooperating teacher at the school site. Your triad of support will help you navigate any challenges, solve problems, and be your cheerleaders during your year of intensive engagement. The program is structured for you to succeed in a rigorous environment. You will learn from experienced teachers and experts in pedagogy, curriculum design, and classroom management.