Applied Learning

PURPOSE OF THE APPLIED LEARNING EXPERIENCE (FIELD WORK)

Applied Learning Handbook 2013-2014  (Revised 8/07/2013)

The Applied Learning Experience was created to meet several specific requirements for candidates prior to placement in student teaching and ultimately earning a teaching certificate. These requirements emanate from Kentucky’s Educational Professional Standards Board, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP – formerly NCATE) and state regulations. Through applied learning field work candidates are challenged to implement their ideas about teaching under the careful direction of a school-based “Teacher Supervisor” (a master teacher identified by school administrators in a Kentucky school district) and an EKU Faculty Coordinator (a master teacher now working for the university). Both of these individuals will guide the candidates’ work in cooperation with the EKU faculty.

Candidates are required to maintain a log of their applied learning field experiences. In applied learning courses, you will be given opportunities in a variety of Primary-12 schools settings to participate in the following:

A. Engagement with diverse populations of students which include (1) Students from  a minimum of two different ethnic or cultural groups of which the candidate would not  be considered a member; (2) students from different socioeconomic groups; (3) English language learners; (4) Students with disabilities; and (5) Students from across elementary, middle school, and secondary grade levels

B. Observation in schools and related agencies, including but not limited to: Family Resource Centers or Youth Service Centers

C. Student Tutoring

D. Interaction with families of students

E. Attendance at school board and school-based council meetings

F. Participation in a school-based professional learning community

G. Opportunities to assist teachers or other school professionals

-----------------------------------

TEACHER SUPERVISOR ROLE

TEACHER CANDIDATE ROLE

FACULTY COORDINATOR ROLE

APPLIED LEARNING DAILY TIME SHEET ( click here for sample )

APPLIED LEARNING EXIT TIME SHEETS

EDF 103
EDF 203 - EDF 349Q
EDF 319 - EDF 349R
EDF 413 - EMS 349Q
ELE 490, EMG 430, or ESE 490 - EMS 349R
ELE 446, 491, 492, 493 - ELE 349
EMG 447 - EMG 349
ESE 540, 543, 549, 552, 553, 561, 573, 579, 587, or ESE 550, or MAE 550 - ESE 349

CDF 399 - CDF 349R (CFS-IECE) 
CDF 310 - CDF 349Q (CFS-IECE)
CDF 327 - CDF 349T (CFS-IECE)
CDF 405, 406 - CDF 349

SED 375 (DHH) - SED 349Q
SED 375 (LBD) - SED 349Q
SED 352 (IECE) - SED 349Q
SED 436 (IECE) - SED 349R
SED 375 (IECE) - SED 349T