Field Experiences at Ohio Wesleyan provide teacher candidates with multiple opportunities throughout their program to work with a wide range of students.  These experiences include opportunities to observe, tutor students, assist teachers, participate in education-related community events, and finally to work as teachers with full responsibility for classroom events.  Field experiences begin with the first professional education course and continue with each subsequent course, culminating in Student Teaching.  Following are some sample field experiences you will likely have in your courses:

EDUC 100.8: Introduction to Early Childhood Education Lab:  Opportunities to work with local community agencies that provide educational support for young children.  Some typical experiences include:  the OWU Early Childhood Center, Buckeye Valley Reads, the Columbus Initiative, and the Delaware County Courts.  (Elementary Education and Inclusive Elementary Education)

EDUC 110:  Role of the School:  Opportunities to work with local community agencies that provide educational support.  Some typical experiences include:  the OWU Early Childhood Center, Buckeye Valley Reads, the Columbus Initiative, and the Delaware Count Courts.  (Adolescent to Young Adult, Multi-Age, & Special Education)

EDUC 251:  Educational Psychology:  Weekly tutoring one-on-one or in small groups with students.  Typically field experiences in this course involve work with diverse students.  (ALL) 

EDUC 300.05:  Classroom Management:  Work collaboratively with a general or special education teacher to collect data, design, and implement an intervention to address a challenging student behavior, conduct an ecological assessment that informs Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan development, and design a classroom management plan.  (Elementary, Inclusive Elementary, and Special Education)

EDUC 300.18:  Initial Field Practicum:  The first of two field experiences that emphasize the integration of theory and practice.  Candidates complete 50 hours in a supervised classroom setting.  (Elementary, Inclusive Elementary, and Special Education)

EDUC 300.20:  Advanced Field Practicum:  The second of two field experiences that emphasize the integration of theory and practice.  Candidates complete 50 hours in a supervised classroom setting.  (Elementary, Inclusive Elementary & Special Education)

EDUC 321: Early Literacy:  Design and implement series of literacy lessons for large and small groups of children at both preschool and primary grade levels.  Tutor one child with learning differences and create a case study.  Conduct a research inquiry project.  (Elementary, Inclusive Elementary, and Special Education) 

EDUC 349A and B:  Field Practicum Middle School:  Plan and teach lessons appropriate for young adolescents. (Middle Childhood) 

EDUC 352:  Corrective Reading:  Assess and tutor several children experiencing reading difficulties.  (Elementary, Inclusive Elementary, Middle Childhood, and Special Education) 

EDUC 369:  Secondary Field Practicum:  Plan and teach lessons to adolescent students in grades 7-12.  (Adolescent to Young Adult, Integrated Science for Teachers, and Multiage: Art, Drama/Theater, Foreign Language) 

MUS 373, 374; ART 302:  Methods Courses in Music and Art:  Plan and implement lessons in relevant content field.  (Multi-Age) 

Student Teaching:  Gradual assumption of responsibilities for full schedule of teaching students in selected licensure area.  (ALL) 

 

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