There’s no substitute for getting in the classroom and observing the techniques of successful teachers and/or practicing what you’ve learned in the classroom. That’s why your program will include extensive practicum experience. All candidates for teacher licensure are required to do a semester-long internship, teaching in the subject area of their endorsement.
You’ll gain invaluable experience as you observe different teaching styles and gain understanding of different learning styles of students. You’ll develop the skills you need to become an effective teacher, including:
Many of our students work part-time at the College’s on-campus Nursery School. Education majors have the opportunity to work in the nursery school and to observe and gain valuable experience facilitating child-centered curriculum teaching models.
In addition, many Randolph College education students participate in summer research projects.