J-Term EDUC 185 & EDUC 215

Exploratory Practicum in Area Schools

This introductory practicum is early in the program so you have the opportunity to “try on teaching.” In this practicum, you work with one teacher during January Term.

The experience focuses on observation and reflection, and offers opportunities for beginning teaching practice. Students journal with their professors regularly during the practicum and meet in seminars on campus to share their experiences.

If you wish to inquire about the availability of Education 185/215 placements in January 2017, please see Jennifer Olufsen in Koren 115 or email [email protected].

What to Expect

There will be a one day orientation on the first Monday in January. That first week you will be in the classroom Tuesday–Thursday. The following weeks, you will be in the classroom Monday–Thursday. You will observe, assist, tutor, teach small groups, and perhaps even teach a few whole group lessons.

On Fridays, the students will be at Luther in a seminar to process their experiences with the guidance of their seminar leader, a faculty member in the education department. 

Students taking this course in January must complete the online application above by October 2, 2016.

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. 

Post-Practicum Forms

J-Term Evaluation of Student (to be completed by cooperating teacher)

EDUC 185/215 Student Feedback for Cooperating Teacher Placement (to be completed by student)