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. During the January 2021 session, students will participate in weekly, online class sessions, and shadow a classroom teacher in either an in-person or online learning setting. This course counts as one of a maximum of four internship credits allowed in the degree program. Interim Experience and is a required prerequisite to admissions to the Education major.

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, which will provide information about the course and how to pre-register for the course.

2. Pre-register for the course by November 7, 2022 by completing the pre-registration form.

3. Once you completed the pre-registration form, please watch your email for information from Dan Moos and/or Julie Gronewold.

Note: Filling out one of the Pre-registration forms means that you do not need to register for EDU 268 when the J-term Registration window opens!

Questions? Email Dan Moos

Video: Is EDU 268 for You


Additional Resources:

If you need to live on campus or in St. Peter/Mankato during this January term, then we will find you a placement with a teacher. If you are planning on living outside of the St. Peter/Mankato during this January, then it will be your responsibility to find a teacher who is willing to host you in his/her/their classroom. The following links provide important information on placements.

Do you still have questions after watching the video?