The Teacher Education Program provides all pre-service teachers with the following field experiences in PreK-12 classrooms:
EDUC 338: Field-based Internship
You'll intern in a classroom under the direction of a professional clinical faculty member to tutor individual students, provide small group instruction, teach short lessons, and perform all the tasks normally associated with classroom teaching.
EDUC 370: Diagnostic Reading PreK-6 (for elementary licensure only)
Implementing the techniques and strategies gained in your methods courses you'll work one-on-one to improve a student's reading performance.
EDUC 490/491/491, Student Teaching:
Our capstone experience, you'll work in a classroom full-time and, under the mentorship of a professional teacher, carry all the responsibilities for classroom instruction and management.
If you qualify, the internship or student teaching may be completed away from the Roanoke Valley.
Other field experiences include volunteer tutoring and class projects.
Stephanie Doyle ‘99 was named Virginia’s top teacher for her devotion to students that goes far beyond her commitment in the classroom.