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Cathy Smilan

Professor / MAE Graduate Program Director & Art Education Coordinator

Art Education, Art History & Media Studies

508-910-6594

csmilan@umassd.edu

College of Visual & Performing Arts 352A

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Practicum experience preparation. This non-credit course is designed to assist students in preparation for the student teaching or non-licensure capstone. This course.covers CVPA education programs (in art and music education) requirements for licensure and degree conferral. Preparation of professional materials such as teaching portfolios, website creation and organization, resumes, and cover letters will be included. An overview ofthe CAP will be presented for licensure candidates and all students will complete the self-evaluation and goal.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the elementary level PreK-8. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

In this practicum experience, teaching licensure candidates are assigned to a school where they work with and are supported by a Supervising Practitioner. Under supervision of an assigned university instructor (Program Supervisor), the student conducts art experiences under actual classroom conditions including teaching and classroom management responsibilities. This practicum is a fifteen-week, full-time classroom experience at the secondary level 5-12. A weekly seminar at the University provides opportunity for the student teacher to share insights and concerns. Students seeking careers other than teaching take this course but are placed in a non-school setting and do not qualify for state licensure.

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