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Education

Internship

Secondary Education

Fall Semester, Junior Year

  • Entry to Program
  • Completion of Application File, with recommendation, statement of interest, etc.
  • Passing Praxis I Exam
  • Interview with Education Department Faculty

Spring Semester, Junior Year

  • Field Experience
  • Assignment to PDS schools - Goal: 15-20 days
  • Orientation to school by PDS Site Coordinators and College Liaison
  • Keeping of Reflective Journal
  • Developing Portfolio
  • 4 Evening Seminars - “Connections, Course, Theory and Practice”

Summer

  • Assigned Readings and Projects

Fall Semester, Senior Year

August
  • Participation in school orientation activities at PDS sites
  • Beginning of Education Block Classes at Washington College
September - December
  • Ed Block Classes - held at both College and PDS schools
  • School visits to observe in assigned classrooms
  • Participation in staff development opportunities at schools
  • Full-time Teaching Internship at PDS
  • 2 Inservice Days at Washington College
  • Development of Portfolios—individual conferences with Education Faculty
  • Portfolio presentations at schools

Spring Semester, Senior Year

  • Passing of Praxis II Exam

Elementary Education

Fall or Spring Semester, Freshman Year

  • Complete EDU 211 - Clinical Field Experience - Context Features

Fall or Spring Semester, Sophomore Year

  • Complete EDU 211 - Clinical Field Experience - Student Developmental Needs

Fall Semester, Junior Year

  • Complete EDU 213 - Clinical Field Experience - Learning to Read

Spring Semester, Junior Year

  • Complete EDU 214 - Clinical Field Experience - Reading to Learn
  • Entry to Program
  • Completion of Application File, with recommendation, statement of interest, etc.
  • Passing Praxis I Exam
  • Interview with Education Department Faculty

Fall Semester, Senior Year

  • Complete 40 days at assigned PDS site
  • Spend half-days on campus completing methods coursework

Fall Semester, Senior Year

  • Spend 60 days at assigned PDS site
  • Passing of Praxis II exam