CSUteach
Field Experiences




CSUteach students participate in five different field experiences. All CSUteach students are pursuing their licensure in secondary mathematics and science and/or science and will have each of the five field experiences as part for the program.

Courses with Field Experiences

EUT 201- Step 1:Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
This course will provide students with an opportunity to: 1) explore teaching in science or mathematics as a career; 2) experience early field experiences in teaching; and 3) explore the theory and practice that is necessary to design and deliver excellent instruction. Participants will obtain first-hand experience with planning and implementing inquiry-based science or mathematics lessons in elementary and middle school classrooms and observe high school classrooms. NB: Has a grades 3-9 field experience in addition to class meeting times.

EUT 215 - Step 2: Inquiry in Mathematics
This course will provide students with an opportunity to continue to explore mathematics teaching as a career through focused field experiences at the middle and high school levels using inquiry-based instructional techniques. Participants build upon and practice inquiry-based lesson design skills that were introduced in EUT 201 and will also become familiar with exemplary mathematics curricula for the middle and high school settings. NB: Has a grades 6-9 field experience in addition to class meeting times

EUT 217 - Step 2: Inquiry in Science
This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore science teaching as a career through focused field experiences at the middle and high school level using inquiry-based instructional techniques. Participants build upon and practice inquiry-based lesson design skills that were introduced in EUT 201 and will also become familiar with exemplary science curricula for the middle and high school settings. NB: Has a grades 6-9 field experience in addition to class meeting times.

EUT 305 - Classroom Interactions
This course continues the process of preparing future teachers to teach mathematics and science in secondary settings by providing opportunities to see how theories explored in EUT 302 play out in instructional settings. Students will design and implement instructional activities informed by their understanding of what it means to know and learn mathematics and science, and then evaluate the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts (i.e., what students say, do, or create). An important focus of the course is on building awareness and understanding of equity issues and their effects on learning, NB: Has an 40-hour 6-8 grade field experience in addition to weekly class meeting times.

EUT 315 - Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics
Project-based instruction engages learners in exploring authentic, important, and meaningful questions of real concern to students. This course also provides opportunities for candidates to gain experience in assessing, preparing and teaching problem-based lessons through an extensive associated field experience. Physical materials and strategies for teaching mathematics at the intermediate and secondary level are considered, as are student characteristics, teaching and learning styles, issues of equity and diversity, and constructivist theories of learning. NB: Has an 80-hour field experience in addition to weekly class meeting times. Field experience must be applied for at least one semester in advance.

EUT 317 - Project-Based Instruction in Science
Project-based instruction engages learners in exploring authentic, important, and meaningful questions of real concern to students. This course also provides opportunities for candidates to gain experience in assessing, preparing and teaching problem-based lessons through an extensive associated field experience. Physical materials and strategies for teaching mathematics at the intermediate and secondary level are considered, as are student characteristics, teaching and learning styles, issues of equity and diversity, and constructivist theories of learning. NB: Has an 80-hour field experience in addition to weekly class meeting times. Field experience must be applied for at least one semester in advance.


Field Experiences Explained

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Note: Apprentice Teaching 1 and 2 students will be graded using the following criteria:
Student receives a letter grade, given by university supervisor, based on supervisor and mentor observations/evaluations, observation follow up reflections and critical incident reports (AT1 only). Students in AT1 must receive a grade of B or higher to move on to Apprentice Teacher 2 (AT2).

Forms

Attendance Form

Lesson Plan Forms

Observation Follow up Form (AT1 and AT2 students only)- one for science, one for math


Observation Forms:

Step 1

Step 2/305

AT1/AT2


Links

Google Docs
OFS Site


Contact

Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education & Human Services
Department of Teacher Education
2121 Euclid Avenue
Department of Teacher Education
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Julka Hall Room 210
2485 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland , OH 44115
Phone: 216-687-4600
Fax: 216-687-5379


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