Shawnee State University recognizes the critical role that authentic experience plays in the development of future educators. To that end, we integrate opportunities to observe and practice in the classroom throughout our program. Our students explore a variety of learning environments, engage learners in content knowledge and deliver assessments while simultaneously developing the necessary skills and professional dispositions that will successfully propel them into the classroom.
Clinical practice results from a deep collaboration between Shawnee State University and our partner schools. Students work with teachers in the field, as well as university faculty and supervisors, throughout their final year in the program. Typically, a student will complete their methods courses in the same classroom, with the same teacher where s/he will student teach the following semester. This allows our students to gain a deeper understanding of the P-12 students, curriculum and the school context.