STEP Field Experience

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General Program Requirements:

In addition to their coursework, STEP candidates complete two teaching apprenticeships (Block I and II, respectively) in their licensure area prior to their semester of student teaching.  For each apprenticeship, candidates are placed with an experienced teacher to experience the full range of classroom teaching. The apprenticeships are carefully planned and scaffolded to engage candidates in preparing, planning, and instructing lessons and units, assessing students’ learning, and reflecting on their learning to teach. Candidates spend 100 hours in the classroom prior to student teaching (Block III), providing them exceptional opportunity to develop their pedagogy under the guidance of their course instructors and mentor teachers.

Block 1: Semester 1Block 2: Semester 2Block 3: Semester 3
EdSe 4204 – Designing Learning Environments & Lesson Plans (3 credits)EdSe 3206 – Apprenticeship Secondary School (2 credits)EdSe 4600 – Student Teaching (12 credits )
EdSe 4100 – Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 credits)Educ 4381 – Teaching Indigenous Students (2 credits)Educ 4500 – Professional Issues & Ethics (1 credit)
EdSe 4501 – Adolescent Development & Theory (3 credits)EdSe 4525– Assessment for Secondary Educ. majors (3 credits )
SpEd 3415– Special Education in the Secondary School (3 credits)EdSe 4214 – Teaching Content-Area Reading (2 credits )
EdSe 42xx* – Teaching Content Area: Grades 5-12 (3 credits )

Notes:

  • EdSe 42xx: 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.
  • PE, Music, and Communication Arts Majors: see your advisor for your sequence of courses.

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. 
  • 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 Advising and Academic Services office (120 Bohannon Hall).
MajorPre-Block VolunteeringBlock 1 PracticumBlock 2 PracticumBlock 3 PracticumMN State Requirement in statute
Art Education30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Grades 5-8Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Grades 9-12
Student Teaching 8 weeks grades K-6 AND 8 weeks grades 9-12 or grades 5-8

Must have field experience in grades K-6, 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

 

Music Education
Instrumental
Vocal

30 hours experienceMu 3606 ElEd Field Placement 30 hours-Grades K-5 Mu 2605 2 hrs Mu 3607 + Mu 3702 - 8 hrs
Total: 40 hours
Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Grades 5-8  OR Grades 9-12
Student Teaching 8 weeks ElEd 8 weeks 9-12 Grade or 5-8 Grade

Must have field placement in grades K-6, 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Physical Education

30 hours experienceApprenticeship PETE 4100 + PETE 4125 Entire Semester 60+ hours Elementary grades K-6Apprenticeship PETE 4200 + PETE 4225 Entire Semester 60+ hours Middle School grades 5-8Student Teaching 8 weeks grades K-6 AND 8 weeks grades 9-12 or grades 5-8

Must have field placement experience in grades K-6, 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Public Health

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) grades 9-12
Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) grades 5-8
Student Teaching 16 weeks 9-12 Grade or 5-8 Grade

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Public Health/PE Double Major

30 hours experienceApprenticeship PETE 4100 + PETE 4125 Entire Semester 60+ hours Physical Ed and 50 hours Health Education.
Apprenticeship PETE 4200 + PETE 4225 Entire Semester 60+ hours Physical Ed and 50 hours-Health EducationStudent Teaching 12 weeks PE --grades K-6 AND 8 weeks Health Ed  grades 5-12 Grades

PE:  Must have field placement experience in grades K-6, 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Health:  Must have field placement experience in experience in grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Tch Comm Arts & Lit

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Comm Arts Lit grades 9-12 Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Comm Arts Lit grades 5-8 Student Teaching Comm Arts Lit 16 weeks 9-12 Grade or 5-8 Grade

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Tch Earth & Space Science

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Earth & Space Science grades 9-12 Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) General Science grades 5-8 Student Teaching 16 weeks 5-12 Grade Earth & Space Science

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Tch Life Sci

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Life Science grades 9-12 Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) General Science grades 5-8 Student Teaching 16 weeks 5-12 Grade Life Science

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Tch Math

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Math grades 9-12 Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Math grades 5-8 Student Teaching 16 weeks 5-12 Grade Math

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Tch Physical Sci

Chemistry

30 hours experience

Apprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 9-12pprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Physics grades 9-12

Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 5-8pprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 5-8

Student Teaching 16 weeks grades 9-12 Chemistry

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

9-12 Chemistry
(Post Bac Standalone)

30 hours experience

Apprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 9-12

Apprenticeship EDSE 3206 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 9-12

Student Teaching 16 weeks grades 9-12

Must have field placement experience in Grades 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Teaching Physical Sci Physics

30 hours experience

Apprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Chemistry grades 9-12

Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Physics grades 9-12

Student Teaching 16 weeks grades 9-12

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching

9-12 Physics
(Post Bac Standalone)

30 hours experience

Apprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Physics grades 9-12

Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Physics grades 9-12

Student Teaching 16 weeks grades 9-12 Physics

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

Teaching Social Studies

30 hours experience

Apprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) Social Studies grades 9-12

Apprenticeship EDSE 3206 (60 hrs) Social Studies grades 9-12

Social Studies 16 weeks grades 9-12 Social Studies

Must have field placement experience in Grades 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.

World Lang & Culture

Spanish, French, German

30 hours experienceApprenticeship EDSE 4204 (60 hrs) grades 9-12
Apprenticeship Edse 3206 (60 hrs) Grades 5-8 / Grades K-6Student Teaching 16 weeks grades 9-12 or grades 5-8 (if Eled placement done during block practicum) OR 12 weeks grades 9-12 or grades 5-8 AND 4 weeks grades K-6

Must have field experience in experience in grades K-6, 5-8 and 9-12 through the combination of field placements and student teaching.