100 hours prior to student teaching:
The MST program
requires that students complete at least 100 hours of field experience
prior to student teaching. The field experiences are focused on art
education classrooms in a variety of settings.
Most of the field experiences occur in the greater Rochester area.
A focus on a range of grade levels and schools is required. An emphasis
is place upon field experiences in high-need schools. Students observe,
participate and conduct research during these experiences.
Student Teaching Experiences:
The MST program requires two supervised student
teaching experiences out of the following:
- one at the high school
- one at the middle school level (6-8)
- one at the elementary school
The first student teaching
placement is 6-7 weeks and the second is 6-7 weeks. Each student
is assigned a college supervisor and a cooperating teacher for
each setting. College Supervisory visits take place on site, 4
to 6 times over the total student teaching experience, with a minimum
of two visits per setting. Weekly contact and meetings with the
supervisor take place and communication between the cooperating
teacher and supervisor takes place on a regular basis. Students
use reflective practice to record and analyze their teaching experiences.
Use of the State and National
are required and fostered. Feedback is given to the student throughout.
Evaluations are conducted throughout the two experiences.