Jan 27, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
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SCI 4880 - Practicum I in General Science (5-8)


4.5 cr. 13.5 hr. Offered every semester.

Practicum I is an 8-week student teaching experience in the role of teaching in the middle school setting. Teacher candidates complete the practicum under the direction of a supervising practitioner who is certified in the area of licensure sought by the candidate and under the guidance of the university supervisor. The purpose of the practicum is to ensure candidates are ready to teach in their content area and make an impact with students from the beginning of their experience. Targeted and specific feedback on observations of candidates, measurement of candidate impact on student learning, student feedback on candidates, and candidate artifacts will be used to improve candidate practice on key indicators of all the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs) and assess candidate practice on the Candidate Performance of Assessment (CAP) rubric. This process will culminate in the development of Professional Practice Goals for the candidate’s next steps.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of Minor in Secondary and Middle Level Education and Stage II review. Corequisites: SCI 4890 , SCI 4012  



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