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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 4256 - Student Teaching I

Credits: 6

Field experience hours: 300 clock hours in a public or private K-12 school setting. This is an extended field experience practicum and mentorship completed during the final term of the AE program. The student teacher spends eight weeks in an elementary or secondary school setting. The student teacher is observed, guided, and coached by a cooperating teacher in the accredited public or private school and a supervising teacher from the college. The cooperating teacher has a minimum of three years’ experience in teaching art. Responsibility for taking over the teaching by the RMCAD student teacher is gradually increased, allowing growth in a safe, supervised environment. The student teacher keeps a reflective journal and learning portfolio as an assessment instrument and a future resource. Feedback is consistently given and documented.

Prerequisites: AE 3264 - Methods of Art Education, K-12 Part II  

Corequisites: AE 4933 - Student Teaching Seminar Part I  or AE 4934 - Student Teaching Seminar Part II .

Notes: A summative evaluation of the student teacher’s performance establishes proficiencies, which are translated into a Pass/Fail grade. AE 4933 Student Teaching Seminar Part I or AE 4934 Student Teaching Part II is taken concurrently. (Formerly AE 4250, AE4255 Student Teaching: Elementary)

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Students demonstrate confidence in the content they are teaching in their Student Teacher Placement.
  • Students design tools and techniques to establish a safe, inclusive and respectful K-12 learning environment for a diverse population of students.
  • Students design and deliver effective instruction, while supporting an environment that facilitates learning for K-12 students at their Student Teaching Placement.
  • Students model professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership at their Student Teacher Placement.
  • Students examine the dual role of Artist + Educator and how they connect to their own practice.
  • Students create art lessons that guide K-12 students to: (a) find historical meaning in works of art, (b) recognizing personal connections in works of art, and (c) engage in critical thinking in works of art. Students create art lessons that include but are not limited to language used to examine the processes in works of art and problem-solving techniques.
  • Students create art lessons that address the preparation, research, safety, interrelationships, processes and materials applicable to areas of specialization in Visual Arts. Students create lessons that are developmentally age/grade appropriate.
  • Students develop contemporary art lessons that emphasize: (a) the contributions of the arts to the development of civilization and culture. (b) the relationship of the arts to the culture/society in which they originated. (c) the influence of the arts on subsequent and current culture(s). (d) how the arts are an academic discipline that can relate, connect and transfer to a multitude of life experiences, subjects and disciplines such as math, science; reading, writing and communicating; and social studies.
  • Students develop appropriate critique processes to utilize in their Student Teaching Placement.
  • Students follow motivation and encouragement techniques used in K-12 Art education classrooms to pursue appropriate forms of self- expression in visual and other arts.
  • Students develop advanced K -12 instruction where appropriate.
  • Students reflect on assessment and its effectiveness in an art education environment.
  • Students are knowledgeable in, understand, and able to apply the major theories, concepts and research related to culture, diversity and equity in order to support academic access and opportunity for Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse (CLD) student populations.

AE4256 Course Learning Outcome Rubric   

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