Field Experiences

Junior II Field Experiences

Junior-level preservice students observe and assist mentors as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms. As deemed appropriate by the mentor, they will take an active role in the classroom. Here are some suggested ways they might assist mentor teachers:

  • Tutor/assist individual students
  • Assist with whole class activities
  • Assist with STAAR preparation
  • Teach one or more mini-lessons
  • Prepare instructional materials
  • Assist students in the library
  • Assist students in the computer lab
  • Evaluate student work

Senior Methods

Senior-level students enroll in Senior Methods the semester prior to their student teaching experience. Aggie pre-service teachers in Methods experience the continuity of learning through their expanded classroom responsibilities. Senior Methods students will add value to classrooms by actively assisting in these suggested ways, but they are not limited to these activities:

  • Tutor/assist individual students
  • Work with small groups
  • Assist/monitor whole-class setting
  • Co-teach with the mentor
  • Teach part of a lesson
  • Teach a full lesson/day
  • Prepare instructional materials
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Grade student work
  • Assist students in the library
  • Assist students in the computer lab
  • Assist with bus duty, hall duty
  • Attend parent conferences, faculty meetings, grade level/team meeting

Senior Methods Seminar

Secondary Field Experiences

Pre-service students observe and assist mentors as part of their first experiences in actual classrooms.  As deemed appropriate by the mentor, they will take an active role in the classroom.  Here are some suggested ways they might assist mentor teachers:

  • Tutor/assist individual students
  • Assist with whole class activities
  • Assist with STARR preparation
  • Teach one or more mini-lessons
  • Prepare instructional materials
  • Assist students in the library
  • Assist students in the computer lab
  • Evaluate student work

All senior methods students and student teachers are required to have liability insurance.