Quality field experiences with thorough feedback best prepare teachers for success in the classroom. The TPP offers ample opportunities for a variety of field experiences (Grade Level and Subject Area) in schools throughout the program.
Junior Year (Coursework taught in Schools)
During junior year, foundational courses are taught in the lab setting within schools/districts in the region (day course sections only). The lab setting allows for students to comprehend pedagogy within the actual classroom. These classes support 30 hours of observation in a variety of setting as required by TEA.
Senior Year (Full Year of Co-Teaching in Schools)
Starting Fall 2014-15 - Students complete a year-long field experience as a Co-teacher in a classroom with a cooperating teacher trained in the Co-Teaching Model. Both teacher candidate and cooperating teacher are identified as Co-Teachers in the classroom. The year-long experience provides the teacher candidate with the most beneficial field experience.
Where will I take my courses?
Course Sites: TPP courses are offered online and at the following campuses.
Lab Schools: Lab Schools are campuses that work closely with the TPP to provide rich, structured, and real-world field experiences for students in conjunction teacher preparation coursework.
Where will I do my Field Experiences?
Sites for Field Experiences: The following districts partner with TPP to train cooperating teachers in the Co-Teaching Model and match with teacher candidates for authentic classroom experiences. A&M-Texarkana is now authorized to provide field experiences in Arkansas.
Students: refer to "TPP Handbook" for application deadlines and requirements.
Questions? Call 903/223-3132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org