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EL ED 400R

Elementary Student Teaching

Teacher Education David O. McKay School of Education

Course Description

Supervised, full-day experience to develop and demonstrate competence in teaching at the elementary school level. Observations are conducted and feedback provided throughout the experience as the responsibility for teaching increases across the semester.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 11: P, T, E, I (Pass-fail grade rule with a T option)





Other Prerequisites

Prior application; total GPA of 2.70, at least a C grade in all major and minor courses; FBI fingerprint background clearance.


See Education Advisement Center for application dates.


El Ed 400R Course Outcomes

Learning Outcome

Participating in the Public School Setting The student teacher will: observe and reflect with the intent to improve practice. effectively manage children in all facets of a school setting. increase his or her responsibility until they are operating as the regular classroom teacher. apply knowledge from various content courses as they relate to teaching in an elementary classroom. apply knowledge of various pedagogical methods for planning, teaching, and assessing and when they are most appropriate. demonstrate high levels of professionalism during their student teaching. create a Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) that measures their skills in using contextual factors, planning, assessment, lesson design, interpretation of student performance, and reflection.