Partnerships with local school districts (Akron, Twinsburg, Streetsboro, Tallmadge, Crestwood and Kent) are a vital way for us to enhance the education of our pre-service teachers.
Middle Childhood Education field experiences begin in the sophomore year with Block I (Field Experience I) in which students are placed in the Akron Public Schools to tutor individuals or small groups of students in settings with a diversity of students (varying by ethnicity, race, religion, ability, socio-economics and special needs). School mentors complete written evaluations used to determine student entrance into advanced study in MCED.
Students complete a semester long field experience in grades 4-5 at either Dodge Intermediate School in Twinsburg or Defer Intermediate in Streetsboro. Mentors observe, team teach with, and evaluate MCED students. Mentors also function as guest speakers on topics such as teaching special needs students, discipline in the classroom, etc.
Students complete a semester long field experience at selected local districts. Teachers act as mentors and also guest speakers in MCED classes.