EDU 268: Career Orientation to Teaching

J-Term Course

This course provides an opportunity to assess interest in a teaching career by answering three questions: What is teaching? Who will I be teaching? How shall I prepare to teach? Students will examine personal cultural competence, analyze regional and national demographics, discuss current K-12 programming and trends, and assist/shadow a current classroom teacher. Small group work, journaling, and presentations on campus during the first half of January prepares the student for a focused field experience off campus during the second half of the month. This course counts as one of a maximum of four internship credits allowed in the degree program. Interim Experience.

Thinking about being a teacher?

Check out EDU268 - The Education J-Term Course!

 -Explore what teaching is all about
 -Shadow a teacher of your choice
 -Learn about different types of schools

You don't have to be an education major to take the course! However, the course IS REQUIRED for education majors before you can apply to the program.

Interested? Here's what you need to do:

1. Watch the video below. 

2. If you have an activity that requires you to be on campus for J-term, complete the form titled STAYING ON CAMPUS at the link above. WE WILL FIND YOUR TEACHER. Please do not contact a teacher on your own.

3. If you plan to live at home for the two shadowing weeks, complete the form titled LIVING AWAY FROM CAMPUS at the link above. YOU FIND YOUR TEACHER. When you have a teacher, have him/her complete the COOPERATING TEACHER FORM at the link above.

4. IMPORTANT! E-mail Amy (avizenor) your student ID number. I will then put you on my pre-registration list and you will be registered for the course. This means you don't have to register when the J-term registration window opens.

Questions? E-mail Amy Vizenor (avizenor).

Video: Is EDU 268 for You?

More Information and Forms

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