Field Experience is an important part of a professional program. Teacher candidates observe, practice and reflect upon theoretical constructs and pedagogical knowledge discussed within their education courses. At Augsburg, field experience is embedded into candidates’ coursework, which allows them to apply what they are learning into a K-12 classroom and reflect on the successes and challenges they experience.
While learning through the experience in the classroom is a primary objective of field experience, it is also important to consider the needs of the students, the cooperating teacher, and the school in which teacher candidates are working. Academic work will provide candidates with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a teacher; field experience will provide them with an opportunity to practice, learn, and reflect on the real-life experience of teaching.
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For further assistance, please contact Emily Wollak, Field Experience Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org