Student works as an observer-aide under a teacher in an area school. Concentrated instruction in preparation for these duties plus seminars which accompany the experience. Students taking this course in January must complete application materials in the Education Department by October 1 of the previous semester. First-year students enroll in EDUC 185 (first-year seminar) offered during January term. All other students enroll in EDUC 215.
There is a $125 course fee assessed to all students registered for EDUC 185 and EDUC 215. This course fee covers transportation, background checks, and other administrative fees associated with this course.
DCI Criminal History Background Check
Iowa schools are requiring all adults who work in their schools, in any capacity, to be able to prove that they have been screened by the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation for any history of criminal behavior. This background check will need to be completed on a yearly basis.
If you will be doing a classroom experience outside of the state of Iowa you will need to contact the school district where you will be in the classroom to complete the required background check for that district. There may be additional personal expense in these cases. Luther College is not responsible for students who are denied access to agencies requiring proof of a background check prior to working with their children.
Link to the 185/215 On-line Application (to be completed by student)
J-Term Evaluation of Cooperating Teacher (to be completed by student)
J-Term Evaluation of Student (to be completed by cooperating teacher)