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All teacher candidates are required to complete field experiences which provide opportunities to work with children under the supervision of certified and practicing educational personnel. Some practica are required regardless of the Initial Certificate sought. Others are specific to the certificate.

Practica Required for any Certificate offered at Wheaton College (500 levels indicate the M.A.T. equivalent):

  • EDUC 136L/515L Cross-Cultural Tutoring Practicum
  • EDUC 225L/521L Teacher Aiding Practicum
  • EDUC 305L/505L Learning Differences Practicum
  • EDUC 496/596 Student Teaching

Additional Practica Required for Initial Elementary Certificate:

  • EDUC 311L/511L Methods Practicum for Elementary and Middle School

Practica for Middle Grade Endorsement:

  • EDUC 405L/507L Middle Grade Practicum

(Required for endorsement with initial elementary certificate for students who did Teacher Aiding Practicum in grades K-5 or for endorsement with initial secondary certificate if Teacher Aiding Practicum was not completed in a Middle School.)

Additional Practica Required for Initial Secondary or Initial Special Certificate:

  • EDUC 324L/527L Methods Practicum- Middle and High School