Field Experience is a course designed to provide our pre-service teachers with the opportunity to work with children in a secondary environment along with one-on-one exposure to practicing art teachers in the region.
For the past two decades, Kent State University art education students have planned, organized and taught social issues-based lessons to students at area detention centers. Working in teams of two, pre-service teachers create their art lessons specifically geared to the students' needs and interests. In addition, students are paired with an area mentor art teacher. By spending time in a mentor teacher's classroom, the pre-service teacher participates in classroom organization, observes instructional and assessment techniques and is exposed to discipline strategies. As a precursor to the Student Teaching experience, Field Experience equips our students with the tools necessary for success in the classroom.