Teaching Middle School English Practicum

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Course Description:
This course is designed for students who are majoring in English education and who will be obtaining teacher certification in grades 6-12. This practicum accompanies LAE 3323 and provides students with opportunities to present their interactive curriculum projects to middle school students in local area school districts. Students spend a minimum of 30 school-based hours in the middle school classroom. Project presentations will be coordinated with cooperating teachers and their curriculum schedules and needs. This course addresses specific state-adopted standards, subject matter competencies, and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification.


Course Details


Corequisite: LAE 3323



Mackenzie Johnson



Required textbooks/ course materials:

State-Adopted Standards document

Textbook from 5-8 school site


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

E – 1   Designs and plans effective instructional lessons.

E – 2   Maintains a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive and collaborative.

E – 3   Delivers and facilitates effective instruction.

E – 4   Analyzes and applies data from multiple assessments to diagnose learning needs and inform instruction.

E – 5   Designs purposeful professional goals for continuous improvement to strengthen instructional effectiveness and impact student learning.

E – 6   Practices professional responsibility and ethical conduct and fulfills expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Use knowledge of the Professional Competencies/ Educator Accomplished Practices, State-Adopted Standards, and the Florida Code of Ethics for the activities at the 9 – 12 practicum site

Design and teach grade appropriate lessons to students in grades 9 – 12

Implement strategies for effective classroom management

Employ effective feedback strategies to improve student learning in English/Language Arts education

Evaluate student progress in English/Language Arts education by effective use of questioning, observation, and appropriate test construction

Plan, teach, and assess English/Language Arts lessons that accommodate diverse learners

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6

E-1, E-2, E-3



E-1, E-2, E-3

E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4

Task 10.1.1

Task 10.1.1, Task 10.1.2

Task 10.1.2

Task 10.1.1

Task 10.1.1, Task 10.1.2

Task 10.1.1



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and on-line (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Seek opportunities to practice teaching skills through tutoring and substituting in K – 12 schools.
  6. Collaborate with peers and other professionals.


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