MAT Elementary Education Field Experiences
Practicum I. Candidates complete a minimum of 35 days in a Professional Development School (PDS)
-For the first 5 days candidates complete an induction prior to students' arrival in the fall. Candidates assist the mentor teacher in preparation and participate in professional development activities.
-For the next 8 weeks candidates complete 3 days per week in the practicum and for the last 5 weeks (minimum) they complete 5 days per week. During the last 5 weeks candidates plan and deliver instruction for a minimum of 10 consectutive days.
Practicum II. Candidates complete a minimum of 65 days in a PDS. During this time candidates plan and implement instruction for a minimum of 15 days.