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Degree Requirements

Students entering the program must be able and willing to devote themselves to a program requiring a minimum of 100-110 hours of daytime field experiences in schools. These school-based clinical hours are completed in conjunction with methodology courses that require students to spend daytime hours in schools. In addition, the student must spend a minimum of 10 weeks in full-time student teaching.

The program includes five distinctive features:

  1. Becoming a teacher is viewed as a developmental process continuing at least through the first year of teaching
  2. Multiculturalism is infused throughout the curriculum
  3. Field experiences are an integral part of the curriculum
  4. Students are exposed to a variety of educational theories
  5. The program includes a research component as a basis for further professional development.