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TESL 595 - Practicum: Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages

(3-6 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance and retention in the professional education program, satisfactory completion of program requirements, consent of the Field Experience Office in the College of Education and Health Sciences, and passing scores on the MTEL® English as a Second Language
This practicum is a supervised, full-time clinical experience which spans one semester. Candidates are assigned by the College of Education and Health Studies to an appropriate classroom that serves English learners (ELs) where they will work to develop and refine their teaching skills. Candidates will have opportunities to observe EL students and classrooms, design curriculum, practice effective classroom-management techniques, utilize contemporary teaching strategies and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Candidates will be coached and supervised by a qualified, on-site cooperating practitioner and a faculty member from the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program. Candidates must demonstrate the competencies required for initial teaching licensure via the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) and completion of all program requirements.