North Central College - Naperville, IL

Elementary Field Experiences

Coordinator: Kelli Diaz

If you are registering for one of the following courses, please refer to the department calendar for the orientation meetings each term.

All field experience placements are set up by the placement coordinator. Students may not seek their own placement.

EDN 228: Elementary Teaching I (25 hour field experience)

Introduction to teaching methods including instructional and assessment strategies. Emphasis on direct teaching, interactive instructional strategies, and
assessment strategies that develop the skills and processes needed to help elementary students acquire foundational, conceptual, and procedural knowledge. Prerequisites EDN 101, PSY 205, PSY 210, U.S. History, pass TAP 400, concurrent enrollment in EDN 229 and EDN 260 (elementary education students). Recommended GPA of 2.75.

EDN 324: Foundations for Teaching Mathematics in the Elemenatary School (25 hour field experience)  Preservice teacher with students

A foundation for the guiding principles and learning theories of teaching mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels. Emphasis is on the application of reasearch-based instructional strategies which facilitate students' conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and mathematical reasoning skills in the mathematics classroom. Topics particular to mathematics education are addressed, such as use of precise mathematics language and development of effective assessment strategies. Prerequisite: EDN 101; MTH 107; MTH 108; PSY 205 or concurrent enrollment; Pass TAP 400; concurrent enrollment in EDN 325. Recommended GPA of 2.75.

EDN 326: Elementary Teaching II  (50 hour field experience)

Introduction to teaching methods including instructional assessment strategies where K-12 students engage in learning experiences that develop their abilities to apply knowledge that will develop their abilities to analyze, evaluate, and create.  Emphasis on differentiated instruction, indirect teaching methods, and teaching and assessment strategies that facilitate high level learning. Prerequisites One lab science course, EDN 228, admission to the Teachers Education Program, concurrent enrollment in EDN 327 and EDN 362.

Preservice teacher with students

EDN 362: Literacy II

Prepares pre-service teachers to know, understand, and use concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills to students in the primary grade levels. The pre-service teacher will develop techniques to help primary students successfully apply their developing literacy skills to different situations, materials, and ideas. Prerequisite: EDN 260, admission to the Teacher Education Program, concurrent enrollment in EDN 326 and EDN 327.

EDN 460: Literacy III (50 hour field experience)

Prepares students to know, understand, and use concepts from reading, language, and child development to teach reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills to students in the intermediate grade levels. The students will develop techniques to help intermediate students (grades 3-5) successfully apply their developing literacy skills to different situations, materials, and ideas. Prerequisite: EDN 362 and concurrent enrollment in EDN 461.

EDN 485: Residency (Student Teaching) (full time, entire term)

Observe, plan, and teach under the guidance of a cooperating teacher; emphasis on guided teaching in actual classrooms. Ten full weeks following the public school calendar. Includes on-campus seminar requirement. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program, and completion of all professional education courses except EDN 411.

Elementary Clinical Supervisors

Sue Carroll

Kelli Diaz

Dr. Maureen Kincaid

Kathleen King

Don Kuhn

Sue Mack

Jana McNally

Carl Pinnow

Mary-Ann Porter