Secondary 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 270: Reading in the Content Area (20 hour practicum experience)
This course examines the current research, curricular goals, and methods of teaching reading in the high school content areas. Students apply strategies for teaching reading within their specific disciplines. Content literacy in a standards-based curriculum and research-based best practices for teaching all secondary readers - struggling, gifted, English-language learning, and challenged - are studied. The course requires 20 hours of practicum experience. Prerequisites: EDN 100 and PSY 205 or PSY 220.
EDN 302: General/Middle School Methods (50 hour practicum experience)
The course is designed to provide students with an extended field experience in a middle school classroom supervised jointly by an NCC supervisor and the classroom teacher. Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work, applying research-based methods to actual teaching situations in middle school settings. At least twice during the term, an NCC supervisor observes the students as they conduct lessons and conducts a follow up conference in which the student and supervisor evaluate and discuss the lesson. Corequisite: EDN 300 (HPE 300 for P.E. majors). Required: 50 hours field exp - minimum attendance of three times per week, consecutive days preferred. Background check required.
EDN 371: High School Methods (50 hour practicum experience)
The course provides students with an extended field experience in a secondary classroom in the student's major content area (English, foreign language, mathematics, social studies, speech, art, music, or physical education). Students complete 50 hours of supervised field work applying research-based methods and techniques to actual teaching situations under the joint supervision of the cooperating classroom teacher and the NCC supervisor. Corequisite: One of EDN 333, EDN 338, EDN 340, EDN 342, EDN 344, EDN 346, EDN 348, EDN 353. Required: 50 hours field experience - minimum attendance of 3 times per week,
EDN 485: Student Teaching (full time, entire term)
Observe, plan, and teach under guidance of cooperating teacher; emphasis on guided teaching in actual classrooms. Ten full weeks following the public school calendar. Includes on-campus seminar requirement. Background check required. Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program.
Supervisors are assigned through the placement office for experiences over 40 hours.
Current supervisors are:
Bob Close (English and Spanish)
Amy Drendel (HPE)
Jim Effinger (Science)
Brett Goad (Music)
Mary Ann Kastner (Music)
Judy MacLeod (Art)
Mary McMahon (Math)
Diane Minges (History, English, Spanish)
Jackie Schutt (Music)
Stacy Slack (Art)
Bill Wienke (HPE)
Gregory Wolf (German)