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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Curriculum and Instruction (C I)

C I 495B Clinical Application of Instruction--Middle Level Education (3) Practicum situation for demonstration of selected instructional strategies and management skills acquired in professional training. To be offered only for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading.

C I 495B Clinical Application of Instruction--Elementary and Kindergarten Education (3)

C I 495B for Middle Level Education is a full-time teaching practicum. It provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to integrate concepts, theories, and ideas from their coursework. Specifically, C I 495B engages candidates in examining 1) what it means to be a professional and establish professional relationships with colleagues, students, and families, 2) how to use various tools (e.g., observation, writing, reflection, teaching, case studies, etc.) that are available to them in learning to be a teacher, 3) how to make connections across the various courses and experiences they are taking during the semester, and 4) how effectively they are developing their knowledge and skills as a beginning teacher and what sources of evidence they should use in judging their effectiveness.

Teacher candidates in C I 495B are expected to achieve desired outcomes in four domains: 1) planning and preparing for student learning, 2) teacher, 3) inquiry and analysis of teaching and learning, and 4) fulfilling professional responsibilities.

C I 495B is a part of a block of courses in a PSU teacher education program that is unified by a basic set of principles and a field experience component.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: C I 295, EDPSY 014, EDTHP 115 . Offical clearances required. See: http://www.ed.psu.edu/preservice/clearance.htm
Concurrent: MTHED 420 SCIED 458 SS ED 430W

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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