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2019-2020 APU Catalog 
2019-2020 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ED 68600 - Internship in Student Teaching

(9) A 15-week internship designed to progress through the full range of teaching responsibilities in a school environment. Daily evaluation by the supervising teacher and periodic observations by a university clinical supervisor assess student teaching progress. A weekly seminar conducted by university faculty addresses meeting the challenges of the teaching profession.

CO-OP students who hold a State of Alaska Tier I teaching certificate and are teaching full time in a K-8 program will be allowed to fulfill student teaching requirements in their own classroom. Supervision for student teaching will be provided by the APU clinical supervisor with school district coordination. Prerequisite: All CO-OP coursework including  HI 62700 and ED 65300. Approval of the Teacher Education Committee and completion of Praxis II Elementary Education Test: Content Knowledge must meet State score requirements to become “highly qualified” as defined by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If student teaching in middle school, student must also meet Alaska required scores on at least one Middle School Praxis II content area test no later than the semester before student teaching.

*Effective 7/1/2014, any student who has not been enrolled in education courses for two or more semesters prior to student teaching (fall and spring) is required to enroll in a 3 credit practicum that includes content, methodology, and practicum time as a prerequisite to enrollment in student teaching. Offered Fall/Spring. Professional Competencies: PA; DS; DCN; CKS; AGI; PLE; PRC; PEG.

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