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Practicum

Student teaching allows you to put what you've learned into practice, under the guidance of experienced teachers and mentors.

MTHE 679     Student Teaching Practicum in Middle School Mathematics

Students complete a minimum of 20 days, or 100 hours, teaching students in a middle school (grades 7 through 9) mathematics classroom under the daily supervision and mentorship of an experienced and certified cooperating Mathematics teacher.  During this practicum experience the student teacher progresses from watching and helping the regular classroom teacher to taking on full ownership of the class him- or herself.  This includes, all under the supervision and guidance of the cooperating teacher, the design, development and implementation of daily lesson plans; the creation of quizzes and exams; the design and grading of homework assignments; the implementation of classroom discipline; continuous evaluation of student understanding and using such daily evaluations to modify future teaching practices; carrying out routine practices including the taking of attendance; and assigning student grades.

The cooperating teacher meets with the student teacher on a regular basis to help the student teacher develop his or her skills and practices; helps answer or find answers to questions the student teacher might have; and remains in the classroom to monitor all activities and to provide supervision whenever the student teacher takes over the class.  A full time faculty supervisor from Touro’s Graduate School of Education meets with both the student teacher and the cooperating teacher on a regular basis to observe the student teacher’s performance and to discuss the student teacher’s development with both the student teacher him- or herself and with the cooperating teacher.  

At the conclusion of the semester the cooperating teacher completes and submits to the Touro College faculty supervisor an evaluation form for the student teacher indicating areas of strength and weakness and where the student teacher should concentrate on improving his or her teaching skills.  Using this evaluation and the Touro College faculty supervisor’s own observations, the faculty supervisor then submits a grade for the student teacher’s performance in this course.

Prerequisite:  MTHE 601 (Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics)
This course is to be taken during the final two semesters of the Program.  
3 credits

MTHE 681     Student Teaching Practicum in High School Mathematics

Students complete a minimum of 20 days, or 100 hours, teaching students in a high school (grades 10 through 12) Mathematics classroom under the daily supervision and mentorship of an experienced and certified cooperating Mathematics teacher.  During this practicum experience the student teacher progresses from watching and helping the regular classroom teacher to taking on full ownership of the class him- or herself.  This includes, all under the supervision and guidance of the cooperating teacher, the design, development and implementation of daily lesson plans; the creation of quizzes and exams; the design and grading of homework assignments; the implementation of classroom discipline; continuous evaluation of student understanding and using such daily evaluations to modify future teaching practices; carrying out routine practices including the taking of attendance; and assigning student grades.

The cooperating teacher meets with the student teacher on a regular basis to help the student teacher develop his or her skills and practices; helps answer or find answers to questions the student teacher might have; and remains in the classroom to monitor all activities and to provide supervision whenever the student teacher takes over the class.  A full time faculty supervisor from Touro’s Graduate School of Education School meets with both the student teacher and the cooperating teacher on a regular basis to observe the student teacher’s performance and to discuss the student teacher’s development with both the student teacher him- or herself and with the cooperating teacher.

At the conclusion of the semester the cooperating teacher completes and submits to the Touro College faculty supervisor an evaluation form for the student teacher indicating areas of strength and weakness and where the student teacher should concentrate on improving his or her teaching skills.  Using this evaluation and the Touro College faculty supervisor’s own observations, the faculty supervisor then submits a grade for the student teacher’s performance in this course.

Prerequisite:  MTHE 605 (Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics)
This course is to be taken during the final two semesters of the Program.
3 credits