About Our Placements
Teacher Candidates (TCs) are placed in semester-long classroom teaching situations under the guidance of expert cooperating teachers in local elementary schools. Over the course of the year, each candidate will have an upper grade and lower grade placement. Together with the cooperating teacher, the university supervisor provides direct and invaluable support for STEP candidates during their teaching experience
Fieldwork sites for BCLAD candidates are carefully selected to insure that all candidates complete, at a minimum, one quarter of student teaching in an officially-designated bilingual classroom with a bilingual certified teacher. In that setting, both English and Spanish are used as media for instruction as a way to develop students' academic skills in both their native and second languages.