Friday, October 18, 2013

A classroom of their own

Think back to when you were in elementary school. At some point, you had a student teacher. You appreciated her youth and energy and respected her as a teacher-in-training. Perhaps she inspired you to consider a career in education.

Student teaching at Bloomsburg University is the culmination of the undergraduate experience in the College of Education. Student teaching is the equivalent of doing an internship in business or a clinical practice in the medical field. Each year, education majors from Bloomsburg University travel each day to local school districts to obtain a 16-week practical experience in which they ultimately take over a class for a teacher. It is a rigorous experience which students are always excited to complete.

Putting theory they have learned from BU’s dedicated faculty into daily practice with an experienced teacher is a capstone experience. For most education majors in their final semester at BU, it reaffirms their readiness for a classroom of their own.

— Elizabeth K. Mauch, Dean

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