The candidate is in a self-contained or CORE classroom for 2 1/2 days a week for approximately 18 weeks. Candidates complete assignments for their curriculum courses and move through a continuum of observation, small group and whole class instruction. The college supervisor observes a minimum of 6 times duirng the placement and the candidate completes 2 full days of planning and instruction in collaboration with the master teacher. The candidate is required to complete the Performance Assessment for California Teachers. This assessment will require the candidate to plan, instruct, assess and reflect on a video sequence of 3-5 math lessons. This is a 3-unit field experience.
The candidate must have completed the following courses with a passing grade:
- MSTE 212 Learning and Development in a Multicultural Society
- MSTE 317 Introduction to Field Experience