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Washington State University
College of Education

Block II – Practicum (TCH_LRN 469)

The Advanced Field Experience (TCH_LRN 469) provides preservice teachers with an opportunity to work in a 6-12 classroom the semester before student teaching. This classroom experience provides preservice teachers with the opportunity to:

  • Assist the teacher in developing curriculum.
  • Assist in organizing the classroom for various activities.
  • Assist students with learning activities.
  • Develop and teach some of their own lessons.
  • Apply and refine the concepts and theories learned in education courses within a 6-12 classroom.
  • Develop a greater sense of how understanding learners, understanding teaching, and understanding learning work together in the classroom .
  • Understand how national and state standards (EALRS) are applied to teaching and learning in the classroom.
  • Apply their content area knowledge through teaching in the classroom.
  • Assess and document their own ability to positively impact student learning and well-being.
  • Further develop a sense of who they are as potential teachers and how they would like to mentor, teach, and manage students.
  • Explore the assessment process that will be used to evaluate their student teaching performance (edTPA)