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For candidates in Early Childhood, Childhood, and Childhood with Special Education, early field experiences in Blocks II and III involve class visits to schools, where candidates are engaged in observation and assisting in classroom activities. Later field experiences in Blocks IV and V, called practica, are individually placed and provide candidates with the opportunity to teach lessons to individual students or small groups.
In order to participate in the practicum field experience, candidates in Childhood and Childhood with Special Education must submit a candidate information form and resume at the time they register for Block IV and Block V courses. Candidates in Early Childhood and Childhood must submit a candidate information form and resume at the time they register for Block V courses. Updated candidate information forms are due by the last day of drop/add during the practicum semester.
To be eligible for Block IV and Block V practica, candidates must:
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Additional volunteer experiences in educational settings throughout the year are publicized as they become available.