IESE Blocks

IESE Block 1 Field Experience

In Block 1 of the IESE program, teacher candidates are in a K-6 general education classroom every Wednesday. They begin their classroom placements after attending UMD Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate signs a Field Experience contract for their classroom placement and is responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Honorarium forms will be sent to cooperating teachers electronically by the Accreditation, Licensing and Field Experience Office. Return these forms via email to the ALFE Office.

Teacher candidates have a 5 week full-time field experience in the same classroom. IESE faculty let teacher candidates know about the dates for the semester and visit candidates at their field experience site. In addition to monitoring the candidate’s progress during the field experience, cooperating teachers verify the candidate's time log and provide a final evaluation of the candidate in Tk20.

All details about field experience are found in the IESE Field Experience Handbook & IESE Lesson Plan Format

IESE teacher candidates complete coursework related to their Block 1 courses in the school classroom. IESE faculty provide information about these assignments.

IESE BLOCK I COURSES

  • SPED 4435 Parent/Prof Communication and Collaboration (4 credits)
  • SPED 4310 Response to Intervention in the General Education Classroom (3 credits)
  • SPED 4381 Classroom and Behavior Management (4 credits)
  • IESE 3325 Foundations of Literacy and Language (3 credits)
  • IESE 4366 Teaching Elementary Social Studies I (3 credits)
  • Field Experience (5 weeks)

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 1 coursework and receive an acceptable field experience evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to Block 2.

IESE Block 2 Field Experience

In Block 2 of the IESE program, teacher candidates are in a K-6 general education classroom every Wednesday. They begin their classroom placements after attending UMD Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate signs a Field Experience contract for their classroom placement and is responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Honorarium forms will be sent to cooperating teachers electronically by the Accreditation, Licensing and Field Experience Office. Return these forms via email to the ALFE Office.

Teacher candidates have a 5 week full-time field experience in the same classroom. IESE faculty let teacher candidates know about the dates for the semester and visit candidates at their field experience site. In addition to monitoring the candidate’s progress during the field experience, cooperating teachers verify the candidate's time log and provide a final evaluation of the candidate in Tk20.

All details about field experience are found in the IESE Field Experience Handbook & IESE Lesson Plan Format

IESE teacher candidates complete coursework related to their Block 2 courses in the school classroom. IESE faculty provide information about these assignments.

IESE BLOCK 2 COURSES

  • SPED 4204 Assessment in General and Special Education Classroom (4 credits)
  • SPED 4452 Academic Interventions for Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • IESE 3355 Critical Thinking Elementary Mathematics Methods I (2 credits)
  • IESE 4344 Teaching Science and Environmental Education I (3 credits)
  • IESE 4347 – Second Language Acquisition and ELL (2 credits)
  • IESE 4367 Teaching Elementary Social Studies II (2 credits)
  • Field Experience (5 weeks)

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 2 coursework and receive an acceptable field experience evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to Block 3.

IESE Block 3 Field Experience

In Block 3 of the IESE program, teacher candidates are in a K-6 general education classroom every Wednesday. They begin their classroom placements after attending UMD Professional Day.

Each teacher candidate signs a Field Experience contract for their classroom placement and is responsible for contacting their cooperating teacher immediately after Professional Day. Honorarium forms will be sent to cooperating teachers electronically by the Accreditation, Licensing and Field Experience Office. Return these forms via email to the ALFE Office.

Teacher candidates have a 5 week full-time field experience in the same classroom. IESE faculty let teacher candidates know about the dates for the semester and visit candidates at their field experience site. In addition to monitoring the candidate’s progress during the field experience, cooperating teachers verify the candidate's time log and provide a final evaluation of the candidate in Tk20.

All details about field experience are found in the IESE Field Experience Handbook & IESE Lesson Plan Format

IESE teacher candidates complete coursework related to their Block 3 courses in the school classroom. IESE faculty provide information about these assignments.

IESE BLOCK 3 COURSES

  • SPED 4585 Individual Education Plans: Development and Implementation (3 credits)
  • IESE 3326 Advanced Language and Literacy (3 credits)
  • IESE 3356 Elementary Mathematics Methods II (3 credits)
  • IESE 4346 Teaching Science and Environmental Education II (2 credits)
  • EDUC 4381 Teaching Indigenous Students ( 3 credits) 
  • Field Experience (5 weeks)

Teacher candidates must successfully complete all Block 3 coursework and get an acceptable field experience evaluation from their cooperating teacher to move on to student teaching.

Teacher candidates apply for student teaching during Block 3. IESE faculty review their applications and make decisions concerning their placement.

 IESE Field Experience Handbook