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School of Education

Elementary Education

2-6 Certification

Elementary Education Internship I Field Experience 

The Internship I Field Experience for Elementary Education majors is usually completed during the first semester of a student’s senior year. During this semester, commonly referred to as “Block,” student interns enroll in five content area methods courses and spend two full days per week in elementary school classrooms. Student interns are expected to arrive at their field placements at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the school day and to stay at least 15 minutes after students are dismissed. While in the field, student interns assist classroom teachers with routine responsibilities such as taking attendance and lunch counts, tutoring and working with small groups, grading assignments and tests, and escorting students to and from lunch and related arts. In addition, student interns collect school and classroom artifacts representing the ten ADEPT Performance Standards and conduct observations of how the APSs affect classroom teaching and learning. All interns are required to plan and teach a minimum of three formal lessons, one of which must be a problem-based mathematics lesson. Observed by the Cooperating Teacher, University Supervisor, and a peer, student interns receive written feedback through an ADEPT-based evaluation form for each of the three lessons.

Forms for Elementary Education Internship semester   
Elementary Education Lesson Observation Form   
Problem-based lesson reflection guide   
Problem-based lesson Scoring Rubric   

Elementary Education Resources:

Clinical Faculty: Dr. Seal Wilson, email: wwilso3@clemson.edu

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