Student Teaching, Supervisor Mentoring

Course Description

Focuses upon the practice and development of teaching skills in the classroom in a full day, eight-week term at a school site. Elementary education candidates meet the requirements of the Teacher Performance Expectations and are mentored by a university supervisor and a master teacher at the school site. Students attend the seminar coincidentally with the student teaching experience. Grading is by S or U only.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe school policy, procedures, and facilities, and master teacher’s expectations by completing Checklist #1: Site Orientation.
  • Describe the role of five school personnel and the school nurse in the successful and smooth operation of the school by completing Checklist #3: Interviews.
  • Describe a variety of lessons and identify State adopted academic content standards, teaching techniques, instructional strategies, assessment techniques, and Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) by completing Checklist #2: On-site Observations.
  • Design lesson plans and present three lessons for observation and critique by the Master Teacher and the University Supervisor.
  • Demonstrate fulfillment of professional responsibilities and maintenance of positive interpersonal relationships.

Why Choose National University?

We’re proud to be a Veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 230,000 alumni worldwide.

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Focus on one subject at a time — one month at a time — and finish your degree faster.

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Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

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Apply or transfer any time. Classes start monthly, and applications are accepted year round.

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Attend class and learn onsite at one of over 20 locations in California.

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As a Yellow Ribbon school, we offer tuition discounts to servicemembers and dependents.