College of Southern Idaho Education Department
EDUC 202 Field Experience: 1 Credit
Course Syllabus and Outline
Instructor: Debbie Klug Office Hours: By Appointment
Office Phone: 423-5541 Ext. 3144 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
College Mission Statement: The College of Southern Idaho, a comprehensive
community college, provides educational, social, cultural, economic and workforce
development opportunities that meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves. CSI
prepares students to lead enriched, productive and responsible lives in a global society.
Course Description: This course provides students with experience in K-12 classrooms.
Students will have the opportunity to work in personal and helping relationships while
observing and aiding their mentoring teachers.
Required Textbook and Supplies: There are no required texts for this course. The
students will need a binder or notebook to keep their weekly logs.
Course Objectives: By participating in actual school functions, the student will:
- Reevaluate his/her occupational choice
- Recognized some of the many advantages and disadvantages of teaching as a
- Relate own educational background and theory to the practical aspects of
- Better understand career opportunities within the field of education.
- Appreciate the relationships that exist between the teacher and the students,
parents, colleagues, and administration.
- Perform some actual learning experience while under the close supervision of
a professional teacher.
Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments:
Outcome: Upon completion of the course, the student will have completed 45 hours of
supervised K-12 classroom experience.
Assessment: The cooperating teacher will complete an evaluation of the student’s
performance, using a College of Southern Idaho Education Department Evaluation of
Student Performance form (see attached form).
Policies and Procedures:
Behavior: The student’s behavior is to be appropriate to a positive learning environment.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner in this course.
Students should treat the cooperating teacher/supervisor and K-12 students with respect
and should be thoughtful in their contributions to the K-12 setting. Students must follow
policies and procedures set forth by the cooperating school, including dress code, body
art, and jewelry.
Hours of Field Experience: Students are assigned to a cooperating school. Students
must complete a minimum of 45 hours in an organized classroom with a certified teacher
and document the hours in a binder or notebook that will be turned in to the instructor at
the end of the semester. While fulfilling the minimum number of hours, the student may
be engaged in any or all of the following activities:
- Observing classroom instruction
- Individual instruction
- Working with small groups of students
- Organizing class activities
- Performing other duties that are normal in a teacher’s everyday activities
Grading Policy: This is a graded course. Grades of Incomplete (I) are not given. Thus,
students must drop or finish the course. Students who do not complete their field
experience and who do not drop the course will receive a grade of F. Students must
complete the following to earn a grade in the course:
- Student must complete a minimum of 45 hours of field experience in an
organized classroom with a certified teacher
- Complete a weekly log of your hours and activities in the classroom. The log
is due Friday, May 4, 2012
- Students must return the Evaluation of Student Performance form completed
and signed by the cooperating teacher on or before Friday, May 4, 2012
Portfolio Entry Requirement: Students must submit a copy of their Evaluation of
Student Performance form as a requirement for their Education Portfolio.
Disability Statement: Any student with a documented disability may be eligible for
related accommodations. To determine eligibility and secure services, students should
contact the coordinator of Disability Service at their first opportunity after registration for
a class. Student Disability Services is located on the second floor of the Taylor Building
on the Twin Falls campus. You may call for an appointment at 208-732-6260 (voice) or
208-734-9929 (TTY), or email email@example.com
Online course Evaluation Statement: Students are strongly encouraged to complete
evaluations at the end of the course. Evaluations are very important to assist the teaching
staff to continually improve the course. Evaluations are available online at
Http://evaluation.csi.edu . Evaluations open up two weeks prior to the end of the course.
The last day to complete an evaluation is the last day of the course. During the time the
evaluations are open, students can complete the course evaluations at their convenience
from any computer with Internet access, including in the open lab in the library. When
students log in they should see the evaluations for the courses in which they are enrolled.
Evaluations are anonymous. Filling out the evaluation should only take a few minutes.
Your honest feedback is greatly appreciated!
Offical Form of Communication
CSI E-mail Statement:
Since email is the primary source of written communication with students, all registered
CSI students get a college email account. Student e-mail addresses have the following
format: <address>@eaglemail.csi.edu<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> where
<address> is a name selected by the student as a part of activating his/her account.
Students activate their accounts and check their CSI e-mail online at
http://eaglemail.csi.edu. Instructors and various offices send messages to these student
accounts. Students must check their CSI e-mail accounts regularly to avoid missing
important messages and deadlines. At the beginning of each semester free training
sessions are offered to students who need help in using their accounts.