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Judith Class

Secondary Education: Overview

Block I

Required Classes (17 credits)

PE majors: see your advisor for your sequence of courses.

  • EDSE 3204 - Designing Learning Environments and Lessons (3 credits)
  • EDSE 4501 - Adolescent Development and Learning Theory (3 credits)
  • EDSE 4100 - Teaching in a Diverse Society ( 3 credits)
  • SPED 3415 - Special Education in the Secondary School ( 3 credits)
  • At any time, you may take:
    • HLTH 3202 - Drug Education (2 credits)
    • EDUC 3412 - The Computer in Education (4 credits

Professional Day

  • Held on the second Friday of each semester
  • All Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary practicium Block I and Block II candidates are required to attend, unless the time conflicts with a non-education class
  • Professionalism and ethics are discussed
  • School placements are given
  • Contracts are signed
  • Liability insurance is purchased

Field Placement

  • All placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range
  • School diversity will be considered
  • School practicums begin the third Friday of the semester
  • Cooperating teachers will evaluate each candidate
  • For Early Childhood and Elementary candidates, a UMD supervisor will visit each candidate at your school placement

Block II

Required Classes

PE majors: see your academic advisor for your sequence of courses.

  • EDUC 4381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (2 credits)
  • EDSE 3206 - Apprenticeship: Secondary School (2 credits)
  • EDSE 4214 - Teaching Reading in Content Areas (2 credits)
  • EDSE 4525 - Assessment for Secondary Education Majors (3 credits)
  • Special Methods Course:
    • Each content area has a special methods course requirement
    • Some majors may take this course in Block I; see your advisor to find out when the specific methods course is offered for your major
    • EDSE special methods courses are offered as follows: Teaching Mathematics, fall; Teaching Science, fall; Teaching Social Studies, spring

Professional Day

  • Held on the second Friday of each semester
  • All Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary practicium Block I and Block II candidates are required to attend
  • Professionalism and ethics are discussed
  • School placements are given
  • Contracts are signed
  • Liability insurance is purchased

Field Placement

  • All placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range
  • School diversity will be considered
  • School practicums begin the third Friday of the semester
  • Cooperating teachers will evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate at his/her school placement

Ready to Student Teach?

Applications

  • Obtain the Student Teaching Application by the first week of the semester prior to the semester that you plan to student teach.
  • The completed application is due the fourth Friday of the semester (at 4 p.m. in 150 EduE) for the following semester.

Grades, Petitions and Waivers

  • You must have completed all Block I and Block II classes, with no incompletes, and no grades lower than C-.
  • You must retake any course in your major in which you received a grade below a C-, and achieve at least a C- prior to student teaching.
  • A minimum of 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is required for student teaching. (Some majors may require a higher GPA).
  • In instances involving requirements (GPA, grades, required course waivers), you may petition the program for special consideration. The petition or waiver allows you to explain unusual circumstances that may exempt you from a requirement. These forms are available in the CEHSP Student Affairs office (113 Bohannon Hall).
 

Block III - Student Teaching

Required Classes

Art, Foreign Language, Music and PE majors: see Program Planning Worksheets, instead.

  • EDUC 4500 - Professional Issues and Ethics (1 credit)
  • EDSE 4600 - Student Teaching (12 credits)

Placements

Local Placements

  • Placements will be made locally, in northern Wisconsin, or on the Iron Range, within approximately 40 miles of Duluth
  • School diversity will be considered
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate at his/her school placement

Twin Cities Placements

  • All placements will be made in schools with high cultural diversity
  • Cooperating teachers evaluate each candidate
  • UMD supervisor will visit each candidate six times at his/her school placement

Out of Area Placements

  • This excludes the Twin Cities

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