B.A. in English--High School Teaching
The Student Teaching Semester:
Due to the intensity of this semester TED 465 Student Teaching is the only course you may take. It is considered a full load.
You will be admitted to the last phase of the program when you've completed all prerequisites. The semester before you student teach, you will complete a Piedmont Alliance form indicating areas of interest and preferences, and you will then be assigned to an area high school and a cooperating teacher. These assignments are made by the School of Education in cooperation with the administrative staffs of local school systems. After you have been assigned, you will contact your cooperating teacher, and the two of you will make plans for your work in the classroom, including when and how you will assume responsibility. Part of your work in the school involves observing, reflecting, working with individuals and small groups, as well as teaching whole classes. The UNCG Teacher Education Handbook explains in detail how cooperation should work.
Several times during your student teaching period, a supervisor from the English Department or from the School of Education will visit your school. The supervisor can help you with developing ideas, suggesting methods, and answering questions. The supervisor will visit your classroom to get a sense of your development as a teacher. At the end of the semester, you, your cooperating teacher, and the supervisor will meet for final discussion and evaluation of your work. Toward the end of your student teaching, you will meet with the Director of English Education or one of the members of the English Education Committee for your program exit interview.