Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Field Experiences

Level 1 and Level 2

UNI's Department of Teaching coordinates field experience placements for hundreds of students every semester. Students in Levels 1 and 2 are matched with exceptional mentor teachers in the Cedar Valley. Students and mentor teachers are supported by a cadre of Field Experience Coordinators who have many years of experience teaching in PK-12 classrooms.

TEACHING 2017. Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching — 1 hr.

This course provides direct and indirect experiences with K-12 students in area schools, allowing students the opportunity to observe child and adolescent development in context and to learn more about how schools function, teachers' roles and responsibilities, the expectations and requirements of the teaching profession, and current issues in the field. It provides for reflection, self-assessment, and informed decision-making regarding entry into the teacher education program and profession of teaching. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): 2.5 cumulative GPA. Corequisite(s): EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

TEACHING 3128. Level 2 Field Experience: Teacher as a Change Agent — 1 hr.

Field experience in which students are actively involved in preparing and teaching lessons in PK-12 school settings under the close supervision of a mentor teacher and field experience coordinator. In preparing, teaching, and reflecting on their lessons and other experiences, teacher candidates are expected to apply and document their understanding of teaching and learning processes, motivation, assessment, and classroom management. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030 (200:030); or equivalents. Requires admission to teacher education and 2.50 cumulative GPA. Corequisite(s): EDPSYCH 3148 (200:148); MEASRES 3150 (250:150). (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Level 3

Time and Course: Varies depending on major and associated methods courses.

Elementary: ELEMECML 3120 Elementary Classroom Management, 40-hour, immersive full-week experience, in addition to field experiences associated with other methods courses (more information). Department of Teaching faculty assist with Level 3 placements in local PDS schools and in student teaching centers.

For information about other majors and programs, see majors links on right side of the Teacher Education Web page.

Information for Mentor Teachers Information for Site Coordinators