Exploratory Practicum in Area Schools (EDUC 115)

Exploratory Practicum in Area Schools

This introductory practicum is early in the program so you have the opportunity to “try on teaching.” In this practicum, you work with one teacher during January Term.

The experience focuses on observation and reflection, and offers opportunities for beginning teaching practice. Students journal with their professors regularly during the practicum and meet in seminars on campus to share their experiences.

Click here for the online application

Please stop by Jennifer Olufsen's office (Koren 122) or email her at [email protected] if you have questions or a late application.

What to Expect

You will be in the classroom approximately 30 hours during the month of January. You will actively observe and may assist, tutor, teach small groups, and perhaps even teach a few whole group lessons.

You will also be on campus in seminars to process your experiences with the guidance of your seminar leader, a faculty member in the education department. 

Students taking this course in January must complete the online application above by Oct. 2, 2023.

There is a course fee assessed to all students registered for EDUC 115. This course fee covers transportation, background checks, 1-year subscription to Anthology (FR) or a 5-year subscription to Anthology (SO) and other administrative fees associated with this course.

Students will use Luther fleet vehicles to commute to the schools.  For driver's information please click here.

All students will have a Luther background check processed before they will be allowed into the schools.