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EDU 1111 Classroom Observation K-12 Field Experience

As a part of the teacher education program students are to spend time observing and engaging in K-12 classroom. The nature of this course requires the student to be in a K-12 school classroom for weeks 1-8. The student will spend a total of 25 hours observing in a K-12 classroom as well as one class period on the first day of the semester and the last week of the semester in class on Sinclair's campus. Students will have required reading, projects and connection engagement log and weekly reflective journal writings.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   Restricted to Majors 


  • Observe and record professionalism of the cooperating teacher and other teachers in areas such as: interactions with students, peers, administration, and parents/guardians. As well as with confidentiality and appropriate use of technology.
  • Interact with students in a small group or whole class setting. Develop a rapport with students.
  • Describe the use of standards, curriculum, and instructional methodologies in the classroom.
  • Identify classroom management strategies used by the cooperating teacher and its impact on student behavior and learning.
  • Understand the diversity in the classroom and assess its impact on teaching and learning.
  • Observe the role of formative and summative assessment in the classroom and how it is used to direct instruction.
  • Observe the similarities and differences in students with special needs among individuals without exceptionalities and the impact on student learning.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1