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.

Click here for the online application.  Please stop by Jennifer Olufsen's office (Koren 122) or email her at [email protected] if you have questions.

What to Expect

There will be a one day orientation on Monday, January 3, 2022. That first week you will be in the classroom Tuesday, Wednesday & 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, you will be at Luther in a seminar to process your experiences with the guidance of your seminar leader, a faculty member in the education department. 

Students taking this course in January must complete the online application above by Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

There is a $125 course fee assessed to all students registered for EDUC 185 and EDUC 215. This course fee covers transportation, background checks, 1-year subscription to Anthology and other administrative fees associated with this course.

Students will use Luther fleet vehicles to commute to the schools.  For driver's information please click here.