Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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EDUC 102 - Field Experience in Education

Provides a structured field-based experience for students to observe teachers and students in local public schools. Applying concepts learned in EDUC 101  or PHED 201 , students reflect on the teaching and learning process. Experiences in small group and individual instruction provide a transition from theory to practice. Attendance at on-campus and school site orientations required before beginning observations. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): EDUC 101  or PHED 201 . Five hours lecture and thirty hours practicum each semester.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Describe and implement the components of a positive teacher disposition, including the reliability, communication, initiative, behavior, and responsiveness expected of pre-service and in-service teachers.
  • Observe, reflect on and interpret the educational philosophy, teaching style, and classroom management of the observed teacher(s).
  • Examine and refine personal educational philosophy, teaching style and classroom management techniques for the future classroom.
  • Identify the demands and rewards of teaching.
  • Identify key factors affecting a positive school climate.
  • Observe and record the variety of methods teachers employ to address the individual needs of students in the classroom.
  • Recognize the value of classroom organization and lesson development.
  • Observe and record typical characteristics of students in the observed age range.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse needs of student populations in MCPS.
  • Implement appropriate teaching techniques with small groups or individual students at the request of the mentor teacher.

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